Monthly Archives: December 2011

Sun + Rain = Radiant Rainbow

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Being in a sub-tropical part of the country, (I live on the Gold Coast in Australia for those that don’t know) we can often have a lovely sunny day end with darkness, clouds and thunder. The juxtaposition of the two is nothing but beautiful. Mother Nature at her best and worst all in the one place, on the one day.

The image below shows this natural contrast. A sight that is not so often seen in many places, but quite readily where I live.

Storm rolling in over the Gold Coast

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Have a Merry Christmas, Indeed!

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With only one sleep to go until the big C day and understandably a lot of pressure is in the air and stress levels are high, I thought I’d share a few festive moments with you to help get you into the spirit giggling.

Saddy Claus

Everyone knows the tradition of the Santa photo. And everyone knows there are many photos taken with crying children. Well how about this picture? Apparently, Santa gets stressed too! I really hope Mum and Dad didn’t have to pay for this – considering Santa is horrified too!

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Just an Ordinary Day

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Is this the world's best bus stop?

As you may remember from a previous post, I usually catch public transport to work. And you may also remember, from that same post, that I don’t mind it so much. Sure, I could complain about the bus that never comes, the man that stands near me at the stop that has a less-than-pleasant odour, or even the annoying walk I have to do when my shoe has broken and my feet hurt.

But really, I just enjoy the lovely sights I have along the way. Starting with this one to the right. Yep, that is the view I usually have whilst I wait for the bus… see my stop is in the bottom corner of the image.

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Funny Fugitives and Crazy Crims

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Zhang Guofeng in him most famous role in a spy drama, Lurk.

Just recently, in China, a fugitive who had been evading police for more than 10 years was finally arrested. The funny part of the story is when you find out where he had been hiding… on prime time television!

Ji Siguang who took on the stage name, Zhang Guofeng, was accused of assaulting a police office and stealing his gun back in 1998. Over the last 13 years he has acted in more than 30 roles on television. Ironically, he was playing a Buddhist monk in the new series Shaolin Tigers when he was arrested.

While I don’t condone any criminal behaviour, I thought it might be amusing to look at other shenanigans from some silly and less than favourable individuals.

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Chatterbox or Chatter-frocks?

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It’s never been a secret that I like to talk. In fact, I openly admit – through conversation, of course – that I’m a chatterbox. (This is perhaps the first time I’ve used a non-verbal communication tool to express it though.)

Do these toilet door symbols say it all?

I suppose as a female I was always destined to have more to say than my male counterparts (although recent studies refute earlier reports that women say an average 20,000 words per day and men only 7,000). As a child my parents always said I could talk under water and once Mum even bought me a giant gobstopper lolly and I’ll still managed to chat whilst eating it. Haha.

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