Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Welcome MMXIV!

 
It’s nearly midday already on the first day of 2014 and I’m yet to have my shower. 🙂 I only slept at 3am last night so I thought I’d give …


Sunday, June 23rd, 2013

Walk Together 2013

 
I don’t consider myself as a social activist but when I heard last week that Walk Together would be held again this year – on 22 June 2013, I decided …


Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

It’s never easy to say goodbye

 
It’s a bit odd coming back to a quiet house after I enjoyed three weeks of pleasant chaos. Mum, my sister Erly and Irene, my niece flew out of Adelaide …


Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

‘Twas the night before Mum’s visit …

It’s another hot night in Adelaide – hopefully tonight is the last one of the season before we have a slow descent towards Autumn and Winter.  It’s still around 28C …


Friday, September 7th, 2012

Adelaide vs. Melbourne: Nightshirt vs. Linen shirt

Melbourne Convention Centre – with the Yarra River
 
It’s been tiring but very productive two days  – I’m in Melbourne on my own, attending AMSRS National Conference (I will write more …


Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

The news finally came …

 
I was chatting to a Research Assistant within my team when one of my supervisors came into my office and asked whether I had read the email. She said that …


Monday, January 9th, 2012

Today, twenty years ago.

 
It was on 9 January 1992 that I stepped on Australian soil – my first ever trip abroad and what has proven to be the start of my relationship with …


Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Back on Terra Firma

 
I returned to Adelaide’s sunny but cool winter’s day after the flight from Jakarta, via Sydney. I sat next to a tall man in my flight from Jakarta to Sydney …


Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Adelaide: The Introverted Foodie Heaven

French Cherry Gateau – Muratti Cakes & Gateaux
 
Melburnians love to boast about the swish and hip cafés tucked away in various laneways and corners of the city.  For the slightly-introverted …


Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Liberté | Libertà | Libertad | Freeeeedooooom!

 
At long last, twenty years late, I have my Provisional Driver Licence! 😎
With my pastor’s help as well as with the kind assistance given by my friends from church, I …