I bought a boomerang today. Esther and I were trying it out in the park but despite following all the instructions, it didn’t work! According to the instruction, we are supposed to throw it 45 degrees against the direction of the wind (???). We gave up after numerous tries.
After that, Esther brought me around the park. It has a huge beautiful man-made lake (most of the lakes in Canberra are man-made). Anyone who loves jogging would love to jog around that area. There are also loads of ducks around hence duck feeding is a common sight. We then went for a short bush walking to search for some kangaroos. All we saw was just endless brown grassland. We extended our search to a small forest next to Esther’s hall of residence. It was also fruitless.
After dinner, Esther, Candy and I went for another kangaroo hunting session. After 2 hours of searching, all we got was just couple of rabbits.
We even extended our search to Mount Ainslie. Richie (Esther’s bf) drove us all the way up there. There’s a huge beacon on top of Mt. Ainslie and also few couples making out in their cars. The scenery from Mt. Ainslie is absolutely beautiful. I took couple of pictures of the scenery. We headed to Telstra tower next. While on the way up there, Candy started to tell us a ghost story. According to her, one day, 4 of her friends were driving up to Telstra tower (it’s located up another mountain) to witness a sunrise. Suddenly, the driver saw a middle-aged man jogging and few minutes later, he saw the man again, jogging. The same thing happened over and over again until they reached the top. After getting out from his car, the driver saw someone sitting inside the car when everybody was out from the car. Furthermore, the passengers sitting on the different side from the driver’s seat saw the same thing but the jogging figure was a women. They kept quiet throughout the journey until they reached the top. After listening to the story, all of us refused to get out from the car. We decided to speed back home.
– 11:45PMI’m leaving Canberra for Melbourne tomorrow.
– 8:20PMMark told me that he wouldnt want to return to Taiwan because of the military service. According to him, the service will take 2 years and by the time he is out from the military, everything that he have learned in university are outdated.
History of Taiwan – http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/in_depth/asia_pacific/2000/taiwan_elections2000/default.stm
– 6:05PMClubbing was absolutely tiring. We started with couple of beers and vodkas we bought from Wollies (departmental store). I had a 2 bottle of beers, a bottle of Rusky and a pint of Vodka with redbull. I felt like puking throughout the night. shesh. Esther introduced another bunch of friends to me. Mark is from Taiwan, Lawrence is Aussie Chinese, and Alex is Ritchie’s best friend and also Aussie Chinese. Lawrence downed more than 6 bottles of beer, probably to drown his sorrows. We went to this club called Babylon. It has 2 floors, the first floor, filled with absolutely gorgeous girls, plays r&b (which I totally hate). The second floor plays break beats, progressive house and also trance. However, the second floor was almost empty. I guess most of the clubbers went to the rave in ANU (Australian National University). Candy and Alex were in the r&b room all the time while the rest hanged out in the second floor. Mark dances pretty well. He could do the Sydney style dance. The Sydney dance style is pretty much similar to the Brisbane style, even Esther, who has absolutely no idea about any dances said that our dance looks the same. I spend most of my time talking to Mark. Alex was too drunk to talk and Esther was busy dancing. Mark used to study in Sydney and now he’s studying in University of Canberra. He’s in his final years for his course, Multimedia. He seems pretty soft. I even suspected that he was gay. However, Esther said that he has a girlfriend. Oh well, maybe he’s bisexual? hehe. By 3am, we headed home, our legs were as if going to fall off!
Check out the Melbourne Shuffle Video!! Absolutely brilliant!