Archive for February, 2007

Bra Boys

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

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Bra Boys

Martha’s Bogus Journey?

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

How to start again without Sue? I miss you Sue! I miss the stupid musical text messages I’d get before (or after) I’d go to bed! But the sun will keep on rising and setting, whether I’m in Australia or not.

Australia’s pretty good though. The first week I was back here I finished moving in with Ziv - I now live within a stone’s throw of Maroubra Beach! And I live with Ziv, so times are good. I was in a pretty shitty mood for that first week though, so I think Ziv was a bit worried about what it would be like living with me. I put it down to all the blood and stool samples that I had to have tested as fall-out from that whole Malaysian jungle escapade. And not really wanting to leave Canada so soon.

The second week Ziv went to Perth, so I had the flat to myself and got myself back to normal. I’m playing soccer and training for a triathlon and doing yoga, so I’m keeping busy. Ziv came back on the weekend, and we’ve been good ever since.

Today was a good day - went to the beach, played some soccer, went out for dinner and ice cream. Tired-o! It’s the 1 year and 1 day anniversary of my arrival in Sydney. In honour of that, I was stung by a blue bottle jellyfish for the first time ever. It stung, but not as bad as I’d thought it would. I won’t be as scared of them in the future now. I mean, I won’t drown if I get stung by one while out swimming (which is what I’d been doing - triathlon training).

Over and out. H.

South East Asia Stop #5: Singapore Redux

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

I feel I should finish this off. This is the end of Susan and Martha’s Excellent Adventure together. Our last stop. I’m not sure what will happen to the blog after this, but it will still be here. Possibly with a new name. Possibly with a new colour scheme. But you’ll still be able to read about the adventures. It will all still be here.

So our return to Singapore was done by a hiddeous over-night bus once again. It was only 1 bus instead of 3, but this one had a leak and dripped cold water onto Susan’s seat alllll night long. She moved to a conveniently vacant seat at the back, but still didn’t sleep a wink.

We arrived back at our hostel early in the morning, had to wait for the staff to get up before we could get in. Slept. Showered. Went to and All-You-Can-Eat-Chocolate-Buffet!!!

Yes, Singapore did end up making up for it’s past disastrousness in the end. We dressed up, went to a fancy hotel, and enjoyed one of the most ridiculously wonderful self-indulgences ever created. There was live string & piano music. There were 3 tables of chocolate - the choose-your-own-hot-chocolate table, the chocolate fondue table, and the everything else you could possibly imagine table. It contained everything from chocolate cake, chocolate squares, and cookies, to chocolate shots and grape soup. It. Was. Fantastic! Let’s just say our next DBC will have a few more creative ideas in it.

Sue and I flew home the next day. There was a lovely orchid garden in the airport, complete with a pond full of koi. It was probably 30°C.

We arrived in Canada at 7am the next day. There was a mix-up as to what terminal we were landing at, so Sue and I made $4.50 returning baggage carts in the meantime:) It was cold and snowy. I loved it!

Now Susan is in Canada, and I am in Australia again. It was an unforgettable year. I’m going to miss having Susan in roughly the same time zone as me. I think there will be one more “Excellent Adventure” post after all, so stay tuned.