James has decided to take me on in 'who can get the most tanned' competition- MISTAKE. Obviously i am going to win this, other then the fact that i live in Australia and he is currently in the US (and i believe it is winter or snowing or something there), I plan on going to the beach every weekend till it gets too cold to wear a bikini. Actually i may just wear a bikini at all times, quit my job and take up surfing as an occupation. Game freaking on James.
So that's pretty much all the exciting stuff going on atm. This weekend i am staying in a penthouse apartment at the beach for my friends b'day which will be rad.
I'm still working at queensland fire and rescue, i have 3 more weeks of work left and then i have to get a part time job. Uni starts in March, i've chosen all my subjects and hopfully i will only have to go 1.5days a week. Can't wait to be a uni bum again. arrgh yeh.
well i should do some work seeign as i've spent my morning reading James planet ranger, drinking coffee and planning my uni subjects.
My favourite Irish guy (James) is leaving today for his world trip! He arrives in Australia in April! Which is amazing because i'm def lacking irishness in my life.
I've decided to come back to Europe in 2010! My bank account says otherwise but I've never let that stop me before. So i baiscally have 12months to pay back the parentals and save enough to get me to England. Then the plan is to mooch of my awesome, uber generous friends ( which they will love). so now I have 2 awesome things to look forward to.
So right now i'm at work, eating nutrigrain for breakfast out of those zip lock plastic bags...classy. I'm having serious probolems with my coffee this morning. i can not seem to get it the way that i like it. I've had 3 attemps, but now i've accepted that for today my coffee is just going to taste mediocre.
Well i better go do some work, apparently that's what i woke up at 6am to do.
One of my favourite bands- Stars, is coming Brissy in January! Naturally i have already bought 2 tickets, the only problem is finding someone to come with me because none of my friends know them. I'm not going to ask just anyone because i refuse to go with someone who will not fully appreciate the raddness that is Stars. Not to worry i have several months to screen people.
So all of my Germans (including james) are together in Gottingen at the moment for Kathi's house party last weekend. It sucks so much that i can't be in Germany with them...sigh. I'm hoping that if i can keep my temp office job for a while longer i'll be able to save enough money to go back over in 2010. James will be in Aus next April and Kathi and Fabi may be able to afford to come over next year as well!
Nothing noteworthy is happening here atm. I've got an insane amount of work hours for the next 2 weeks, i have no idea why i have 2 jobs. And on that note i'm going on a lunch break.
I'm at work trying to find various ways to occupy my time. I never seem to have much work to do on a friday, i may have about 2 hours worth, so i basically have 5 hrs to kill. So far this morning i have read a magazine, checked some reports, went to Gj's to get a soy chai tea, sat around drinking my tea while looking busy but in reality i was on the frankie website and now i am writing a much anticipated entry on planetranger.
Things have been uber busy for me latley. I started a new job at Queensland Fire and rescure in the city. It's full time mon-fri, the early mornings are a killer! I started 3 weeks ago and still haven't been paid because of accounting stuff, so i'm living off $15 till next weds which is not fun. First thing i'm going to do when i get paid is get a hair cut- i have the whole birds nest look happening at the moment. The parentals have been in Europe for a month so i've been driving around my little brother to work and school everyday.
I went to the races last weekend for my friends b'day. I bought a really pretty dress for it so i'll put some pictures up tomorrow. Dave got his new tattoo on weds- it's around his upper arm (where his bicep would be if he had them, hehe) of 3 charaters fromt eh cartoon 'Tin Tin'. I put some pictures up of the characters because i have no idea if the Germans would have even heard of Tin Tin, so they're especially for Fabi and Kathi. Oh and i forgot to take pics of me at my touch game on monday so i'll try to remember this week.
So i better get back to giving the illusion that i'm actually doing work. I'm thinking i'll just move stuff around my desk for awhile, and then walk around the office at a fast pace.
So went to Death Cab for Cutie concert on friday night, was pretty great, but naturally i have aspects in which to rant about. For instance i couldn't see the stage for more then 2 secs before some tall guy or uptight chick in heels put their head in my way. If i owned the tivoli i would def have 2 sections- one up the front for chicks in flats and those which are vertically challenged. Then all the tall dudes and annoying chicks that feel the need to wear uber high heels to a freaking death cab gig can sod off down the back.
ohh and i had the unfotunate experience of having to stand next to the most annoying person in the world. First of all she was trying to dance, i can't even begin to fully describe how irritating that is. ok, despite the fact that everyone had about 1mm of space to move making it impossible for you to breath properly let alone any sort of normal movment, you DO NOT dance to Death Cab, frankly it just should not be done. You can nod, or bop, maybe a double bop to mix it up but the feet should remain stationary. What really got me ticked off was that everytime she attempted this lame form of 'dancing' her bag would hit my arm. And this was no normal bag, half of it was metal. You probably think i'm just whinging for the sake of it (and sometimes i do, i find it soothing) but her bag was hitting me continuously for a good 2 hrs, and i couldn't freaking get away. It was like what they do to torture people where they drip water on your forehead every 3secs and after a few hrs it sends the victim crazy. That may be an extreme example but it think it fits.
Ummm so other then that i haven't done much. I've got an interview on thursday, applied for 3 more jobs this week which brings the total jobs i've applied for in the last 2.5 weeks up to 16. And I've heard back from 2, gee it's great to be home. In York it took me a month to find a job, but at least everyone would send me an email saying that they recieved my application. I can't even remeber half the places i've applied to. I've decided to re-apply to uni, i just have no idea how to do it. I've been on every web site i can think of, they make it so hard. I have some number to call so i'll do that on monday and i'm also going to a university expo thing on weds so i hope that will help as well.
Yeh i still have my travel page going. Sorry i havn't got around to writing anything new lately- not alot has been happening. But Fabi is tired of seeing the same entry from 5 weeks ago, so i thought i would do something interesting on a mediocure scale.
So yesterday i went to the Brisbane Ekka Races. So for those internationals reading this the Ekka is this crazy festival show brissy puts on every year. Basically is uber Australian- i mean we actually have competitons where guys compete to see who can chop wood the fastest, or make a railway track and pretty sure there's spitting competitons. And we call this entertainment, what can i say we're a simple kind of folk in Aus. Oh and don't ask me why the freak we call it the Ekka, i have no idea, guess it stands for something.
Anyways so the races where really cool. Everyone got really dressed up and wore hats and those other random things girls put int he side of their hair. Had breakfast with some friends before we left (a good excuse to drink champas at half 8 in the morning) and then drank continuously throughout the day. Was ment to meet my boyfriend at the race track, turns out that at 11am he decided he was tired so fell asleep under a parked car....as you do. So the police found him and told him to go home...true story. I have no idea how these things happen to him, he must possess some gift that im obviously lacking. i say that with love webber.
My English lingo is basically gone, it's killing me! I've gone from say 'oi' and 'naturally' in every sentence to saying it only when it is called for in a coversation. It's ruining my freaking life.
Ok we'll i just got a msg from my favourite German boy and i feel the need to share-
Well, I took a stroll on the old long walk
Of a day -I-ay-I-ay
I met a little girl and we stopped to talk
Of a fine soft day -I-ay-I-ay
And I ask you, friend, what's a fella to do
'Cause her hair was black and her eyes were blue
And I knew right then I'd be takin' a whirl
'Round the Salthill Prom with a Galway girl
We were halfway there when the rain came down
Of a day -I-ay-I-ay
And she asked me up to her flat downtown
Of a fine soft day -I-ay-I-ay
And I ask you, friend, what's a fella to do
'Cause her hair was black and her eyes were blue
So I took her hand and I gave her a twirl
And I lost my heart to a Galway girl
When I woke up I was all alone
With a broken heart and a ticket home
And I ask you now, tell me what would you do
If her hair was black and her eyes were blue
I've traveled around I've been all over this world
Boys I ain't never seen nothin' like a Galway girl
Thats right people it is the greatest song about the greatest Irish town that ever existed...Galway Girl. It's nearly been a year since i arrived in Galway and met Kathi for the first time in my hostel room. And then Fabi the next day in the Galway Advertiser line...good times. This time last year i was in Prague with Shan! And this year im watching the olympics in my tv room- which ok, is ALOT lamer then being in Prague but OMGosh its so freaking cool. I was watching the mens diving the other day, pretty sure those guys have more muscles in their stomachs then i do my enitre body! Note to self: get dave to take up diving.
k well the gymnastics is on so naturally i must go.
This is my new Aussie phone number if anyone needs it that dosen't already have it.
So i've been home now for 2 weeks. Its slightly more normal now but none the less boring. seriously my life has gone from freaking awesome to mediocore at best. ohh no. Its my own fault because im not really doing anything right now other then seeing friends -and watching Miami Ink and Gilmore Girls which just makes me want to become a tattoo artist so i could get stars tattooed to my face liek KatVonD and no one could judge me.
So right now im trying to load some photos on face book from Thailand. I'll start doing it on my travel page as well but its taking me forever! I have 4 disc of phots just from Thailand, and thats not including Holly, Wes and Tom's photos which naturally im going to steal from their facebook. Tom and wes got back from Thailand this week and instead of having to go straight back to work like a normal people they're going sailing around Spain or something on Tom's dad's freaking boat. They are ruining my life.
I went to stay with my older bro up the coast last week which was great. Need to get away from Brissy, it does my head in. Was talking to Shan today and pretty sure we've both agreed to catch a flight to any other country asap. I suggested tomorrow but we'll see how that goes.
Just talked to kathi on skype! wheeyo. I miss my Germans.
Im back in Aus!
It's alrgiht, just getting used to being back and not having Katie, Holly,Wes and Tom around 24/7 to entertain me with their antics. Still can't look at my photos without tearing up, miss them an unhealthy amount at teh moment.
Thailand was flilpping amazing! Im going to go as far to say it's been the best month of my life so far. My flight home was depressing because i had to say bye to the girls, and i wsa alone for over 14hrs and was bored out of my brain. Even called the parentals house at 12pm their time cuz i needed some coversation in my life! haha greatest daughter ever.
Basically today has been a success becuase i bought 2 issues of the best Ausse mag 'Frankie', so that made my life. Hung out with some friends and did some shopping because i realised i didn't have any shoes other then a pair of cons and green flip flops. The coming week will include seeing more ppl (mainly thise who've had to work while ive bee here, unlike myself) chilling a bbq's, visiting the bro up the coast and laying on the beach (whihc is something i've actually perfected wihle in Thailand, i'd call me a profess).
Ok so the one thing i can't get over and was not prepared for when i decided to come back to Aus- there is no flipping Quorn in this country!!! (for those aussies reading this and meateaters not educated in the vegetarian life style, Quorn is the leading brand of mycoprotein food product and is sold as a health food and an alternative to meat). What kind of country am i living in?? I was actually shattered when i went into the supermarket and health food stores which both failed to stock this product which is not only awesome but basically has been sustaining me since i moved to england. What the flip and i ment to eat now. Basically my life is in ruins. Im not sure how long i'll be able to survive in a country which is obviously completely naive when it comes to the dietary needs of vegetarians. It hurts to even talk about, so im going to go.
great to be back! (minus the Quorn issue)
"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page."
-- Saint Augustine
Location: Koh Phi Phi
Went kayaking yesterday afternoon. Unfortunately we overestimated our upper body strength (vital error). We got out to sea ok by getting back to the shore was so hard, and ths time Tom wasn't there to pull us back in.
We walked up to the view point to watch the sunset the last couple of afternoons. Phi PHi has the most amazing sunsets ive ever seen. We moved byungalows yesterday as well. We decided that since it was our last night on the island we would check into somewhere lush. We were a bungalow on the hillside and had a view over 2 bays and the mountians so it was pretty awesome- i have pics to back me up, prepare to be amazed.
Today we're catching a ferry to the mainland and staying the night in Krabi. Its our last day with the boys so it'll be uber lame having to say bye to them.
Catching a flight to Bangkok on Friday, checking into a hotel and going straight to a spa- naturally.
So this might be my last entry before i come home, not sure if i'll be on the internet again before sat. When i get back im hoping to see everyone as soon as i can. I'm not going to have a phone because mines an English mobile and has no credit anyway, and i can't affors to buy anouther till i start working again (which naturally i hope to avoid for as long as possible). So yeh i'll try to see everyone eventually.
Have spent the day traveling. We're on anouther island now but on the other side of Thailand, near Phuket. Its a pretty nice island, i think we'll be here for the next 4 nights and then we have a flight from the mainland back to Bangkok because we refuse to get anouther 12hr bus, once in a lifetime is enough.
We went Jet skiing on Thursday which was amazing. Pretty sure i need to invest in a jet ski-best 60mins of my life. Yesterday was equally as rad- sun bakthing, freesbie icecream and a near death experience involving a rubber dingy, the ocean, me, katie, a Thai guy and the heroic Tom who had to swim in and tow us back to safety. Nice one Tom.
So basically i'll just be on the beach (if the weather permits) for the next 5days, then in Bangkok to catch the flight home. Still planning on spending the last day in Bangkok in a day spa with the girls, can't wait for it! Still having an awesome time here, wish i could stay for anouther month. Katie and Holly are trying to changer their flights so they ca fly out a week later and go to Hong Kong instead.
Just been sitting on the beach listening to Jack Johnson -naturally. We moved bungalows the other day. we're now in these really pretty ones right on the best beach in Thailand- proper white soft sand and clear water.
Just about to go out on some jet skis because we feel like we should actually do something today. i think tomorrow we're planning to hire quad bikes so we can see the island. Def rad.
We're changing island in a few days, going to a smaller island called Koh Tao, its really pretty and great for diving.
ok peace people.
Ps. Happy B'day for yesterday Shan!
Pps. Lainey's getting MARRIED!!!!! nice work BB. xoxox