Friday, May 27, 2005

Australian Internship: Text Mode

Some people are asking me to write as much about my trip as I'd talk in real life, but that's impossible, so I'll just settle in writting a little bit more. ;)

The first three weeks were great, time flies when you're working on something interesting (week days) and when doing fun stuff (week ends).

For lunch during week days, we usually end up walking to a small bakery shop near the house, getting sandwiches and (sometimes) pastries from there. Cam (my boss) makes the shop ladies freak out by ordering the weirdest sandwiches ever (and later tell them that it was good, beyond reason). Things like: Ham, Cheese, Mustard, Beets, Onions, and Pineapple or Ham, Cheese, Egg salad, Pineapple and Avocado. Like I said, the weirdest ever! (FYI, I'm just having normal sandwiches, none of that weird stuff)

The rest of the food is ok, so I'm still alive and well.

Washing day came and passed without much of a hassle (w00t).

Work is great, always working on challenging stuff.

I haven't seen any kangaroos yet. Cumberland river (see last post) was kangaroo land (they have crossing signs for them, about as much as we have moose crossings in the Laurentides) but the only thing we saw of them was poo (I kid you not).

I think that's about it for now, regards,
PS: I can't believe Paul Martin is still in office... BOOOOH!

Australian Photos: Take 2

A little bit late, but here's some pictures (en vrac) from last week end's trip to Cumberland river (we stayed in a cabin there) and from my birthday (21st) the week before.

Grand Ocean Road: Ocean View, Weird Extreme Warning, Some sailboats in the distance

Birds: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Split Point Lighthouse: From Grand Ocean Road, From up close, Close shot on the top, Commemorative Writings

Near the lighthouse: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

The house on a pole (I hear it's pretty famous): 1, 2

In some city (can't remember the name): a clean skatepark (amazing, no grafiti!), The water fountain was overshooting a little, Trampolining 1, Trampolining 2, Trampolining 3, Trampolining 4, Trampolining 5, Some weird trampolining pose, Another one

Near the ocean: 1, Daytime Moon, 3, Alien landscape 1, Alien landscape 2, Alien landscape 3, Alien landscape 4, Skull shaped rock-thingy, the ocean again, 5 and a video of waves rushing to the rocky shore: CLICK ME

Cumberland River: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Bush walking near Cumberland river: 1, 2, Jebb's Pool and an extermely badly filmed video with me wishling on the audio track (shame!): CLICK ME

For my birthday, they organized me a surprise supper at John's (Cam's father) house. I didn't have the slightliest clue, so it was a really good surprise (we had cake and I recieved a really nice card game called Sets, lots of fun). Cam's sister and grand-parents were there too, as were Cam, Cathy and little India, of course.
Those pictures were taken during the supper: 1, 2, 3, 4

As a random bits of humor, here's a video showing that water turn the other way around in Australia. (For some reasons unknown to mandkind, toilets here don't make the water turn like they do back home, so I had to film a sink. It's a bit blurry, but still): CLICK ME


PS: As usual, the videos are encoded with Xvid. See last post for links to the codec.

Saturday, May 14, 2005

Pictures from Australia


Like some of you knows, I'm down there in Australia having fun and working my ass off (cough), so I thought people might enjoy a couple of pictures from there.

Leaving Canada, at the PET airport: 1, 2, 3

During the flight, at dawn.

Pictures from my first day off work, on saturday:

Bushes land, from the car.

Random shots from an australian town: 1, 2


Wyuna Spring, oh yeah...

Cam, Cathy and little India walking to another spring.

Some colorful bird, from a better angle

India playing connect-4 with Cam in the car (video)
At the "spring"
Pumping the mineral water spring (video)
Ducks, Black Swan, another shot of the black swan, Ducks (video), Flying duck, White ducks, THE ugly duck

Bullrush bushes (tree size, I'm not kidding)

Toadstool (Mario was hidding somewhere)

Holy, for no reason in a patch around the lake.

And that's it, hopefully, I'll post more sooner or later.

PS: All videos encoded with Xvid. People that don't have the codec can download it directly here.