Day 360 of 365.
I was back to the office yesterday.
Although I can pay my credit card loans online now, but I rather walk to the bank counters myself. Firstly because it’s good to exercise my legs from time to time. Secondly, it will give me more confident that the money will go directly into the account. Cool.
Day 357 of 365.
By the time you read this, I might be already at home. Here is the dinner I had on my previous flight to Melbourne. Cool.
Day 356 of 365.
Today I am going back to Masai. It’s been a month, or exactly thirty one days, in Melbourne.
It’s a job related visit. I will come here again. Maybe not. No one knows, only Allah knows. InsyaAllah.
Thank you all for always keeping me ‘alive’ here alone in Down Under. Cool.
Day 355 of 365. Ten more days to complete this project.
I visited the Fawkner Mosque (above) last Monday night after work. Alone by myself.
Able to perform maghrib prayer in the real mosque (in Melbourne) was a real satisfaction, after a long journey of travelling by tram and train and walking through streets.
As I expected (from Haseeb’s story), it is really a Pakistani community mosque, that they normally have a tabligh gathering after prayers. I didn’t join them.
The moon was quite bright on top of the mosque but the sky was black and dark. After doing a little bit of post-processing HDR, although I didn’t capture the moon but I managed to get the blue sky. Cool
Last Saturday I visited the Great Ocean Road to the popular Twelve Apostles, the Gibson Steps, and Port Campbell. It was a day-tour and I enjoyed the scenic landscapes, and beaches very much.
The title is nothing to do with this entry. Pardon me.
This is my 346 entry out of 365 project. 19 more days left in the project to go. Cool.
As stated in my itinerary yesterday, the bus tour had picked me up at the hotel and brought me down to the Federation Square.
After riding a classic Puffing Billy steam train, we went straight to Churchill Island to explore the heritage farm. Then we stopped at Koala Conservation Centre, before witnessing the penguin parade in Phillip Island.
There are tonnes of pictures I snapped and are waiting to be uploaded very soon. Cool.
On Elizabeth Street at 7.40pm in the evening.
My hand is more steadier now, especially when taking ladies’ pictures. Cool.
Saturday morning I visited Melbourne museum. By the time I arrived at 8.50am, the queue was very long waiting for the museum door to be opened.
However, I visited some other exhibits including local aboriginal culture, and the famous racinghorse Phar Lap. Cool.
[+ please click to see more around the museum in my other fotolumayan ]
Although Abdul Haseeb taught me on how to purchase a tram’s ticket inside a tram, I was still confused at first.
Fortunately, when I asked one of the chinese student (I think I think) passenger, he told me where the ticket’s machine is located. It also accepts coins, and if you put extra money, the machine will throw the balance back to you. Cool.
[+ please click to see more pictures in my other fotolumayan ]
Last night after work, I went to the downtown Melbourne city by myself. I caught a tram number 19 and went straight to the Yarra River. I snapped some photos of the city’s skyline.
Yes, I managed (finally) to play round with the RAW captured films in Photoshop and above is the result. But it’s a very time consuming task. Hopefully you like it too. Cool.
[+ please click to see ordinary Melbourne pictures in my other fotolumayan ]
Now that is spring 2010. But the wheather here is still looks like winter.
Above is a view infront of my current office, and my hotel too. Cool.
Yesterday I arrived here in Melbourne. Ten degrees in the city and very cold.
Started working in the contractor’s office. Met some nice guys, especially Abdul Haseeb from Pakistan (now he is an Australian). Visited community mosque and ate Turkish’s kebab.
The hotel is nice and convenient and just a few steps away to the office.
After visiting the merlion statue in Marina Bay, we went to Sentosa Island. However, all the tickets to enter the Universal Studios were sold-out that day.
Yesterday (Sunday) was the first time she and her big brother using their international passports. And I am glad to see that both of them are happy about it.
Location: Merlion statue, Marina Bay.
Normally when I bought an express bus’s ticket going to my hometown, I would rather choose the front seats or better next seats to the driver. But last weekend, there was only one seat available (due to the long school holiday), and it was at the last row. Making the matter worst, I even got the corner seat. Furthermore, to put salt into wound (literally), it was a double-decker bus in which the seats space and walking alley are small and limited.
While waiting for my new ‘cik siarbi’ being installed with new tinted films on her windows in Taman Johor Jaya last Monday, I managed to call a taxi (extra RM2) and go to Maybank branch in Taman Molek to settle my housing loan. The distance is only 2 kilometers and costed me about seven bucks.
Last Tuesday, during our Merdeka Day, I was travelling to Mersing via Kluang city, but the trip of driving ‘cik siarbi’ was unplanned. The wheather was so good, but unfortunately I couldn’t take many pictures.
I didn’t expect that I would find the same lorry which was burnt on the Plus highway (refer to yesterday entry) last Friday again infront of the Jasin’s Police Traffic Department. I saw it during my brief visit to the town last Sunday.
Last Friday evening, I saw this accident on the way back to the south. It was located near the Ayer Keroh exit from the Plus highway. And the accident had caused a massive jam packed on the other side of the highway.
After sending off my daughter in her hostel in Jasin, I left the small city with heavy rains pouring all along the highway.
Location: heading south near Kulai Plus Highway
The construction of the new highway from Johor Bahru city to Pasir Gudang is underway and will be completed soon.
Somebody was asking me recently the location of the Kampung Baru Masai. It’s located at main road of Jalan Masai Lama (old trunk road), and next to Balai Polis Masai (police station).
I use to see this signboard almost everyday that making it invisible to me. *LOL.
In Jasin district itself there is no historical significant, but due to its proximity to the Ledang Mountain, legends said that Tun Mamat was here on the way up to propose the princess to marry his sultan.
Above is the view from Pusat Rekreasi (Water Theme Park) Asahan, Jasin.
While searching for a supermarket in the unfamiliar Jasin town, I entered the Shell’s petrol station from the wrong side of the road. I hit the bricks unintentionally but fortunately my ‘cikputih’ just got a scratch to her front bumper. After looking at the bricks for a while, I realize that other vehicles may have hit it earlier too.