Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Hillsong Church

Last weekend, I got to go to a dedication party for Baby Matthew. We went to Hillsong Church in Windsor hope I got it right :).

The place and the people are so friendly and the way they celebrate is totally fun. The place is so huge like a theater and the people are so nice they are so accommodating.

I wish someday I could bring Cookie and Harvey there. I just got to shot only a few pics here they are.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Darling Harbour - Sydney

Wow finally after a week here in Sydney, I got to visit the city. Thanks to Jon and Janice for the tour. I started my journey from the Hornsby train station to Wollstonecraft Station where Jon picked me up.

After dropping by their house we went to Sydney CBD, and then walked our way around to the Market City, Darling Harbour and our last stop QVB (Queen Victoria Building). Touring the city is quite a walk; after a week stay at home I guess my feet were new again to walking long distances.

I tried walking from Net Square Taguig to our House in Pasay after office; the walk has ok but the pollution no way. That is why it’s just a one time deal.

Anyway, back to the story line. Darling harbour had lots of ships from sails, to sub and even old ships you'll see it in the slide below. They also have a lot of tourists because this is one of the tourist stops.

We ate at Market City; this is like our Tutuban Center or Greenhills. There are lots of cheap souvenir items, winter clothes, shades and so on. I got to comeback here sometime hehehe. I can't wait to bring Cookie and Harvey to this place.

Now, in QVB the architecture design is really old and very well maintained. They have Italian shops inside and if I may say the high end shops you get to see in G5.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

A visit to Crosslands Reserve

Today we went to one of the nearby parks here in Hornsby. I'm not sure what the park is named at but the signage says "Crosslands Reserve". Here in Australia every suburb has their own parks where families get to play around and eat Barbie (Oz slang for BBQ).

You'll need to travel at least 2.5km from the gate to reach this beautiful playground.

Here are some of my shots on the place.

As you can see from the slide, the place is full of trees and fresh air indeed. You also get to grill your Barbie for free with the utilities like benches, electric grill, toilet and water. See for yourself.

All you need to bring now is your food, wow Nat prepared yummy burger patties. We enjoyed it a lot see some of the pics below, I'm pretty sure you would.

Australia really tries to preserve wild life, in the park you get to see these birds and ducks.

I just can't wait for my beloved wife and son to join me here and play on this park.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Nice Bird You Got There

I was trying to get some sun outside the terrace to ease the cold a little bit. Then I saw this bird feeding on the tree leaves. Amazing huh, yep here in Australia the birds are a little different and free compared to us there in the Philippines. In the Philippines we only have the maya bird and pigeon. In Australia they, have different kinds of birds flying around the neighborhood. In the Philippines you could only see this kind of bird in the cage, poor little birdie. Oh, I almost forgot you’re not allowed to feed them here. At night they fly in groups, so watch out for that falling poop hehehe. Here is my take.

Here is another one from the ground, I could'nt get the shot of it facing me too bad.


After a few days here in Australia I was only able to look around the nearby mall Westfield and some streets here in Hornsby. Man the weather is too damn cold I would rather stay inside the house. Anyways, here are some pics which I'm not really that proud off I took them so quickly I was not able to make some adjustments.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mr Tepan in Westfield - Hornsby

Yesterday was my first time to eat out of the house. We went to a nearby mall "Westfield" in Hornsby; it was so close you can walk to the mall from where I'm currently staying here in Australia.

Nat, Maku and I went to the food court and we passed through all the food shops. Being a newbie I decided I'll just follow where ever Nat decides to eat hehehe.

He chose to eat at this new store Mr. Tepan. The food there is just like the Mongolian BBQ back in the Philippines, there is a twist you first choose which combo you would want Chicken, Beef, Pork, and Vegetable and so on; To be safe I chose Vegetable after seeing the brocolli on the picture on the menu. Another thing is you get to choose the sauce there is Cream, Tomato and some others; To be safe again I chose Tomato hehehe.

The meal cost around AUD 6.90 and I ordered a bottle of Mineral water costing AUD 2.90. You might want to recheck the price hehe I don't think I got it right.

After ordering they gave us this black plate, wow high tech if your order is ready this black plate will vibrate and its time for you to pick it up. How ignorant can you be mate hehe.

So here are the pictures of the food, not so good after taking up the photography class. It’s really hard to take a picture of a food you’re already dying to eat so you'll need to take a picture immediately without the proper settings hehehe. Enjoy!!! I'm sure I did yum yum.