A One Way Voyage........

I live life not the way I want it. I live life the way I decided. Decisions never always reflect what you want. Whether it's a mistake or not, it is the way God wanted it to be. Not known for now, but there is a reason, for I have died once, yet lived again. Be it fraught with upsets, at the end of the road, for as long as I can say "I have not harmed a soul", then it withstood the waves and the journey was perfect.-Falcon116

Sunday, April 20

Welcome Dry Season!!!

Dry season is now officially here!!!

Temperature plunging,

Dragonflies flying

My roses blooming

We're now starting to water the garden again at natu-tuyo na.

Water bill obviously rising. But I don't care. I am just so happy we've got the cold weather up again. I was already starting to get sick of the wet wet wet and stinkingly hot weather.

When I first came here, I found it odd that the wet season is actually the hot season. The dry season, cold. But it's the way it is here. When it's winter down south, that's when we have our dry here, and we get much of the cold southern wind kaya malamig dito.

Anyway, I'm just glad na I can go under the quilt again without having the air con on full blast.

..Oh, two more months...actually less...then, Gold Coast and Melbourne, here we come!!!

Ang Cane Toad. Paty ang Cane Toad. See it?

It's the number one enemy of the Australian Wildlife. Dito po sa Northern Australia pinapapatay lahat tong palakang 'to because they are considered to be major menacing pests sa Australian Wildlife. They were first introduced to Australia around the 1930s to combat the cane beetle na nakakasira sa sugar cane crops noon. But they did not anticipate how prolific cane toads are. They have toxins (bufotoxin) in their skin, apparently with effects similar to that of cyanide. So when they get eaten by crocs, snakes, etc...Di patay din yong kumain... When they first sighted (1984) Cane Toads here in the Northern Territory, nag panic sila and they tried to eradicate the pest, but it did not work. They are most rampant when it's the wet season, and that's one of the reasons why I hate rainy days. I am always vigilant everytime Ikki goes out at night. He likes anything that moves...Frog? It'd look to him like a live goody! So now the government is investing a lot to stop them from crossing over to Western Australia. A friend of mine, Maggie, even joins the regular Cane Toad Hunting, where they catch as much cane toads as they can in one night, then all these cane toads are injected with something that kills them 'humanely'...Anyway....Who can treat something this ugly humanely???

This is the biggest Cane Toad they have seen so far...a size of a small dog...YUKKK!!!


shnaggy said...

chada kau inyo house yeng, ato na copyahon mao ato ipa tindog sa pnr. nice d i weather diha ron ba kay bugnaw. diri summer arang jung inita. si kookie mangita jud og bugnaw cemento.

btw, i have here a pure american frog leather coin purse for jash. bought this in zamboanga for scott cuz he has this fear of frogs[ranidaphobia]...sos kay iya man jud e labay. jukir kaayo sha basta mu uli sa pnr then naa baki ga tambay sa gate. layo pa sha iya jud na labayon kay mu agi sha. mag tagoktok jud nang gate kay iya man pa kuratan ang baki aron mu palayu.

falcon116 said...

na di na siya mabuhi dre hastang daghana na kayo cane toads dre hastilang dagko-a pa jud kayo...

**bhEbz** said...

hi yeng...bebot here...so you are goin' to Melbourne?...my mother-n-law is there in geelong...she's so happy kay citizen naman cya...nag apply cya visa for the US...sa june adto cya...hayy..when kaha mi kaanha...para dali nalang mi adto US of A....heheeheheh.....

falcon116 said...

yup adto mi. x-cited na kayo ko. I've been to the Gold Coast but not in Melbourne. Looking forward to the super cold na weather. Oi bot aha na pictures nila lolo ba? ask kay kuya bernie kay naa na siya blog atong una ang pangalan we barok. di na nako matultulan aha to na site.

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