Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Internet Explorer Issue

Apparently there is an issue with internet explorer being able to view the blog. I believe the cause is the playlist on the blog. I have removed it for now and will see if that clears it up.

Otherwise, just get mozilla firefox people. It is much more secure/faster and when you install ad blocker plus add-on, you never have to see another internet ad again. Oh glorious day.


Saturday, December 27, 2008

My Boxing Day Haul

Wow, I actually went shopping for clothes yesterday for 5 hours!. My wardrobe needed a bit of an update and it got it. Check out my haul.

Note how I can easily go from looking sexy to looking retarded in the pictures.

Me showing off 2 new ties and white work shirt, looking retarded.
Me looking sexy showing off my new Billabong shirt.
This dress shirt is by a brand called David and Goliath. Never heard of it before but it is vintage inspired and I look sexulant in it.

RIP CURL!!!! I bought this kickass black dress shirt and sweet shorts from Australia's surfing brand Rip Curl. I'm jealous that all the ladies get to look at me in this get-up.

Do I look sexy or retarded?

Anyways, I think my roommates and I are headed out tonight. Ill try some new clothes and let you know how impressed everyone at the club is.


Australia's Next Top Sexy Guy Model That's Straight

Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Day

Here are some pictures from my Christmas. Hope you enjoy.

Thursday, December 25, 2008


Just a quick post to wish you all the Merriest of Christmases. Except it cannot possibly be the merriest simply because I am not there for it heheheh. But yes, I hope all goes well. I will be celebrating tonight with some friends we have met down here with a Christmas dinner. It shall be quite fun.

So have a good one. Will Skype soon. And yes, I am dreaming of a white Christmas.


Santa Andrew

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Day 26 - Time off from work...

Ahh. I woke up this morning at 10:30 and it felt good. Finally a chance to sleep in; a morning where I was not in a rush to get my suit on, have breakfast, and rush to work. To be honest to you, it was starting to feel like I was back home in the sense that I'd get up and go to work everyday. But hey, it is needed, and so it is done. Thankfully, I do not have to work for any of the holidays. I have the 23rd to 26th off and the 30th to the 2nd off. That is AWESOME.

During this time, I am going to work on my blog, travel some places I have yet to be, relax and enjoy the holidays. It is going to be strange celebrating Christmas with the family confined to the little viewing area of a laptop or tv screen, but at least this technology is available, which is better than the alternative.

There are Christmas trees all throughout Sydney. A notable one is located in Darling Harbour, which is composed of hundreds of strings of lights and has a Kangaroo which hops all the way up to the top.

A way cool sight. Still the lack of snow is quite strange I'd say.

Onward. I am currently trying to upload some videos to my new youtube account. It is taking forever, I am not sure whether it is not working or that it is just a slow process. I will give it more time and see. But nonetheless, some videos of sharks and the aquarium are on the way, so heads up.

Mike, Henrik and I went to Pizza Hut again today. We have lots of food now. On the way we came across this awesome bull statue.

The statue is anatomically correct.

And I tamed this mighty beast FYI.

So hopefully you will have some new videos soon. But for now I need to get some groceries. I'll keep in touch, but from outside your touchable distance.

Anne Drew

*Success. Check out these videos from the aquarium.


And this one of my favourite animal so far.


Saturday, December 20, 2008


Finally. After 3 weeks of frustration, anxiety, failure, and small successes. I now have internet that is uninhibited by a slow speed. All the ideas of stuff that I want to put up on the blog can now happen.

So sit back, click, and enjoy, because from now on it gets better. :)


leet h4x0r

Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday Dec. 19th - Uhh about those daily posts...

Yeah.... sorry. Wed all I did was work and then work on cracking WEP. Really not much to report about.

Thursdays I have to work late because it is the shopping night in Sydney. All shops are open late thursdays so I worked 10 to 8. Immediately after that, IEP was hosting its Chrissy(aus for chirstmas) party, so I went to that. It was fun. Mike and I met some new people. Guess where they were all from. Yup, Canada. But it was still a fun night. I tried this drink called Snakebite, it is basically beer with grinadine in it. I couldn't decide if I like it or not to be honest, at times it was a little too fruity and then at others it was ok.

And today. I worked!!!!111!1oneoneone Earning the moula. Uhh. As I was walking to work I saw what I thought was a crazy old lady, holding an apple poked on the end of a stick up to a tree. Only then did I realize that she was not crazy, but was feeding a possum family up in the tree. Check her out.
I honestly thought she was bat crazy. Old people eh?

She was just feeding this little mummy. :-)

For dinner I have a coupon to the japanese place across the street. I get a free upgrade to a large beef bowl. Mmmm.

So, peace for now, I'll make sure I do something a little more interesting for the next post. Probably toss em up with the hobo that plays the recorder down the street. We'll see.

That guy.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Dec. 16th 2008 - Another day at the beach

I have just returned home from doing groceries and figured I should do a quick blog post about my day.

I went to the beach. It was nice and sunny, and I am finally starting to get a tan now. Mike and I went to Bondi again. Umm we kinda never took any pictures today seeing as I was surfing the entire time and Mike was body boarding. Oh well. But seriously though, that beach is awesome. There are always thousands of people there on a nice sunny day. As for surfing...

I got my ass kicked lol. The waves were about 1.5 meters, which is about 5 to 6 feet, and way to big for a beginner surfer. But that didn't stop me from trying. I got up on some whitewash from the waves a few times and I had a kickass ride lying down on my board where I actually cut across the wave. I really need to strengthen my swimming skills though, my arms got so tired by the end that I couldn't even lift my body up off the board to stand up. Also, at one point too I must of got caught in a riptide when not paying attention because I ended up way out past all the surfers. It was alright though, even though I was tired, I just slowly caught the waves back to shore.

The lifeguards at the beach do an awesome job as well. They are everywhere. Even patrolling on seadoo's waiting for a surfer that doesn't come up. On a particularly bad fall of mine where I got nailed by a couple huge waves and the board flew up into the air, the lifeguard on the seadoo came over to where he had seen me fall looking if I needed any help. But I was already back on my board going for some more hehehe. Also, the others surfers around look out for people needing help, so even if you are as inexperienced as I was it is still a pretty safe place to surf.

I want to try one of the surfing schools though because I need to work on the fundamentals of surfing that I lack, like duckdiving underneath the wave, and also picking a good wave to try and ride. All in all though... awesome day.

Now I am going to go and catch some ZzzzZzz's

Goodnight all.


Day 19 - I posted!

My apologies for the lack of posts, I have just been busy lately with work and getting organized I haven't had time to sit down and write.

So what is new. I have a job!!! Nothing too exciting though. I am a door man at Cartier, the jewelery store. The job entails pretty much what you think it would; I stand there and let people into the store, and am polite about it. The first couple days were tiring, having to get used to standing for 8 hours and all, but now that I am used to it, it's not bad. It is a job, and it pays well enough that I can afford to stay down here ($19/h!) hehehe. Right now I am working Wed-Sun usually from 10am to 6pm. Ill get around 38 hours a week which is great, and I won't have to work major holidays!!

What else is new. Mike and I received our single beds last night so we no longer have to share a double. Nice.
I am mere millimeters away from being able to get high speed internet. I imagine sometime today I will get it to work. Actually, I think we are going to the beach, so tomorrow it will be.

PICTURES. I will try and upload all the pictures I have that you have been waiting for.

I will do that now. And from now on - daily posts. No more long gaps between them (sorry mum).

I hope you are all well,



Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Day 13 - I lied about the internet


The move went great.  Mike and I are sharing a queen bed for now till my landlord gets 2 singles later this week.  The internet sucks at the place right now, I don't know if that is because one of our roommates is uploading tons of stuff, or if it is just bad in general.  But I am working on borrowing the neighbours internets which I hear is quite high speed.  I was in the middle of doing that when I accidentally deleted the drivers for my wireless card, but I shall fix that later today and then its Skype calls for everyone.  I also plan on dropping off tons of resume's everywhere today too because I need a job badly.  Anyways, I hope things are going well for everyone and as soon as I get everything figured out I will post tons and tons of pictures.

But now I am off to pizza hut lunch buffet to chow down. Mmmm

Cheers mates,

This guy

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Day 12- My new place

I have moved in. I have proper internet. Oh glorious day :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Day 6,7,8 – The searching, the stress, and the most famous beach in the world

**** Fail again. I went to Mcdonalds to try and upload 4 pictures to the blog and the internet is so slow that my battery has died before it can finish...****

Tomorrow I will spend the day at the beach and relax. The last three days have been filled with too much stress. Finding a place to live has been the leading cause, it is hard but we will find one, of that I am sure. Most of the places we have seen were too sketchy, too small, and too much money.

Throughout the last 3 days I have:

Visited Bondi

Visted Sydney University

Ate at deep fried mars bar.... mmm soo bad but soo good

Ate at an all you can eat Japanese lunch bar.... tried sushi... still not the biggest fan.

Tomorrow I will relax. Spend a day at the beach here in Bondi. Surf. We still have to travel back into Sydney to view a place at 5. Hopefully it is nice. It better be a nice day tomorrow. The last two have been crappy, but we have been too busy to notice to be honest. Mike and I have still managed to walk around Bondi a fair bit. Here are some pics others I will post when I have access to my phone cord:

Anyways, I am going to try and go to bed now. I need rest. I hope everything is well at home for all of you. And that snow. Tee hee hee

** Side note, I am getting ever closer to finding out how to 'borrow' peoples internets. That will be a glorious day when I manage to do that.

Also, it has taken me 20 minutes of just waiting for these pics to upload. And now it has decieded not to work....grrr....

Monday, December 1, 2008

Day 3,4,5 - Damn you internets

Howdy all,

sorry for the delay of posties but I have been quite busy lately just living it up in Sydney. The job and accommodation search has begun. There is a lot of competition here in Sydney and it'll be interesting to see how long it takes for me to find a job.


Also, I will upload all of my pictures as soon as I can find better internet. Without proper internet I feel so cut-off. I tried for a bit today to learn how to hack into the networks near the hostel with no avail. It might have to wait till I get a place because they usually come with free high speed internet.

As for my new friends. I have met Damien from France and today a girl named Jill from Windsor. Yup definitely come to Australia to meet other Canadians lol. Mike has gotten his bag back from the airline so that was a bonus for him. We can now go to the beach sometime soon. I'm thinking Wed or Thurs. We are also going to head to the Sydney aquarium possibly tomorrow.

Anyways, sorry again for the crappy post qualities but that is only until I have the full internet unleashed at my fingertips. Then you will be oh so envious that you are not here.


Thats the website we are looking for a place from. We want a place around Paddington, Darlinghurst, Surry Hills, Taylor Square. Anywhere not directly in the central business disctrict but not too far from the city as well. A 25 min walk max. It will be Mike and I, so either 2 rooms or a double room for around 170-200 a week. If anyone just happens to hop on that site and see anything good do message me.

I'm off to the dunny (toilet), the pics I tried to upload haven't worked so F it. Wait! there they are...

There is no way for you to understand how massive the harbour bridge is unless you see it yourself. But as a reference, the little tiny specs at the top of the bridge are people. Uh huh.

Me in standing on the opera house with the city at my back. And yeah, thats palm trees in the park to the left. Meow

It is awesome here.