星期五, 10月 23, 2009

What a Laugh

I'm looking for bike, to be more specific, it should be a bicycle but I just tried my luck to search on a website selling used bike (motorbike).

In the search criteria, I selected price Max AUD$500. Guess what I got from the search result?



A Number Plate!

星期四, 10月 15, 2009

1st Week in Australia

You must be expecting me to compare Australia and New Zealand. Well I'd say that's too early, but from the realistic matters, I can eat cheaper in Australia but not accommodation and transport.

When I say eating, means self-catered. Buy food at marker/supermarket and cook at the hostel. I'm not sure how much the meat cost in Australia, so far I've no interest in looking at them but I assume they should be about the same between OZ and NZ. The vegetables and fruits can be far more cheaper and can be far more expensive than NZ. That's depend on what/where you buy the veggie/fruit.

Watermelon - cheapest fruit. Only max $1 per kilo
Banana (one of the names is Lady Finger) - EXPENSIVE. $4.00-$5.00 per kilo. But I saw $1/kilo at the market (pasar)
Apple - more expensive that NZ.
Avocado - MY FAVORITE and it's CHEAP. I had avocado sandwich for lunch for my entire week. It only cost $1 each averagely (depend on size). It is $2.50 in NZ.
Lettuce/tomatoes - quite cheap if you buy at market compare to supermarket.
Paw Paw (it's Papaya) - Very Expensive than Malaysia. It cost $3.50/kilo

So for my lunches for the week, it was about $12 in total.

But two things, that's bored to eat the same meal for a week. I bought avaocado in bulk for better bargain, there are heavy stuff!

Most important, I feel good and satisfy with the simple, fresh, healthy and nutritious meals.

Accommodation is much more expensive than in NZ! I've to pay $21/night in a 30 bunks room, but I can enjoy a bed in 8 beds dorm in NZ for the same price. You can imagine, 30 bunks room is just like refugee camp, everyone from everywhere with their own behaviour will live in the same room. So you must not be fussy to survive in this kind of environment. Sometimes the room stinct, cocroaches wandering on the ground....

And you must not complain for squeezing in for a space for cooking your dinner. If you wait for low-peak hour, that would be supper.

What I do is to adapt and adjust. I can't be the same like I live in NZ, there are lots more tolerant needed here. The simpler your meal is, the less frustrated you have. Pass by the partying bars and let it be, I will find a corner for my reading. (1 thing I won't adapt to is Party. I hate that)

Now.... I'm still stopping at Brisbane, a city just like KL, nothing attracts me here. I just need to look for job opportunities in elsewhere, station for a while will save more. I got to move wisely here because there is no cheap intercity bus in OZ like nakedbus.com in NZ.

If you watch the movie Australia, that's what I'd like to be. But in realistic, I know I can't, not because I can't ride a horse (in fact I can), but I wont want myself to drove the cattles to die.

That's all for my first week...

星期六, 10月 10, 2009

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

Here I am at a place with heaps of sunshine and able to run in singlet and short!

That's Gold Coast. I had been running at 6am the day after I touched down, because I have 3 hours jet-lag, that was 9am in New Zealand. Well, Gold Coast here sunrise at around 5.15am and sunset at around 5.50pm. I expected some 'culture shock' but it was not that much after traveling to Aucland.

Why?
I've never seen a busy city with so many people sine I came to New Zealand. I saw that at Auckland.
I've never seen a sexy woman walking on the street to party since I came to New Zealand. I saw that at Auckland.

And now, I saw all these Gold Coast, Australia.

Truly, I miss New Zealand's peaceful life. Because I'm a peaceful person ;P

I been to surfing today, it is tough. very hard especially walking againts the before surfing the wave. I was exhausted for the 1st few times and getting better. Practice makes perfect, nothing too hard if you willing to learn.

星期一, 10月 05, 2009

另个旅程

好不容易停了下来,又得起步离开了。在Cromwell的日子是一辈子忘不了的,在水果店上班的日子,一星期只休一天,累得时间过得特别快。虽然小木屋里有点冷,但对一个漂泊的人来说,那已经是很好的环境,至少有‘家’的感觉。离开水果店的那一天,老板娘的拥抱和亲吻就像一个母亲对孩子的爱。这段日子,从冬天到春天,看着大地转绿,看着花开花落,看着地上闪闪发烁的霜,看着希望的到来,一切冲满了感恩。

纽西兰,我肯定会到回来,到时候夏天,我就骑着脚踏车,翻山越岭。。。

9/10就飞澳洲了,必须启动快要到截止日期的打工度假签证,错过的话也就一辈子都错过了。