星期四, 8月 20, 2009

Hit the the Trail and Touch the Rainbow

Arrowtown, a town which is 20km away from the happening Queenstown but apperently, it is so beautiful and peaceful. It is such a lovely place...

I walked up the snowy trail. Whole track was full of snow and some of the snow was as soft as powder until you wouldn't want to walk on it and spoilt the beautiful snow track. This was the second time I was so close to snow, to so much snow.

I walked up the trail beside the river, then the strem, then the ridge. I ran through the same path again and again which I love so much. It is a wonderful breathtaking open space that you truly feel the freedom and ready to take off and soar like a hawk.

I passed the gateway to Paradise and saw the rainbow, it was so amazing and I could feel like touching it. Everything is so wonderful and it touched my heart. I spent most of the time walking with the wonder of nature, I appreciate they are so graceful that made my hard time passed peacefully.


星期二, 8月 11, 2009

Rainbow over the Meadow

It has been not too good till now. This is first time I feel stress of applying a job and being unemployed. I have never face this problem at all in Malaysia, either our economy is still good, or my profession in Malaysia is good. When I came to New Zealand, I have 0% successful rate for job applications from factory worker, cleaner, cafe assistant to carnival crew...

The most popular job for working holiday visa holders is fruit picking. Unfortunately, it is only available during Summer. Don't forget there are two seasons aways from now. The people have been told seasonal work in New Zealand is all year round, but there are hidden clause behind and you have to pay the price.

Even a local is unemployed, what do you expect for a foreigner? I've been stressed out for failing getting a paid job. That might be the person is placed at the wrong place and wrong time, or the piece of gold is hidden behind a rock.

This path is harder than running an ultramarathon.
I was in Queenstown the beautiful lake district, but I did not enjoy much. When I recall the moment in running the ultramarathon, although it was suffering but it was a beautiful journey and I enjoyed so much. So it is about your mind, body and soul, not just the surrounding.

My working mate drove me and few of the backpackers mates to Paradise. Yes, the place is called Paradise at Glenorchy. It is real cool and as beautiful as Paradise. It had been drizzling, but rain and sun did a very good job as they made beautiful rainbow. We saw a few of rainbows over the meadow. Rainbows always show after showering, hopes always there as long as not giving up.

May force be with me.