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

Saturday, July 26


It's very unfortunate that I was, yet again, unable to enjoy another water park. The White Water World.

This time, we opted to go shopping (again) even though we already bought the tickets to get into the White Water World. It's just a neighboring park of Dream World, and our pass allows us to go back and forth from Dream World to White Water World for two days.

Remember, when we went to the Wet N Wild, I did not even as much as dipped my feet ankle-deep? It was too cold for me. Since I did not enjoy the first water park, then I figured I won't enjoy this one either. So I decided to go shopping instead.

Ate Luz, Ate Lydia, Mary, Allan, Mona, Xander and my family went to Australia Fair, back to Harbour Town, etc, while the Catuncans and the Aralars pushed through. Above are some of their photos taken from the said park.

After all the park visits, Ate Luz's mob left for Darwin, the Catuncans stayed at Gloria and Bernie's house in Brisbane...And then there were two families left. Ours and the Aralars.

Surfers BeachSide Apartment's pool and spa

We stayed in the Gold Coast for three more days, but of course we also went to Brisbane for a little bit of shopping, house hunting and sightseeing. We got invited by my son's ninang to have dinner at their place in Brizzy. Mae and Nelson, who is like a brother to my husband have now settled in Brisbane along with Gloria's family. I would
like to thank Gloria who took pains in driving us around Brizzy looking for dream houses, shopping in the Airport DFO, Mount Kuta and everywhere... She really took time off from work to show us their hospitality...Thanks again Glo. Ohhh...dare I not forget...her house??? It's not a house...it's half an inch short to become a mansion!!! Huge! Rose Hancock...eat your heart out!

(above left) Gloria's house (below) her neighborhood

House Hunting in Brisbane. Prospect move out Darwin.

Mount Kuta overlooking the Brisbane Night Line.

We had the pleasure of having been visited by old friends from Darwin who are now residing in Brisbane. Emy Antalan and Ate Tess's family are now happily settled in Bisbane. Our kids, when they were younger (may have been 5 or so years ago since they said their Goodbyes to Darwin) used to play and hang around together. This time around, someone has to crack the whip to make them talk to each other. The distance barrier seemed to have taken it's toll on friendships. The girls, Merryl, Tin Tin, Ailish and Leah seemed to have grown a lot and changed so much. These outback girls from Darwin have now turned into beautiful big city girls, while our kids seemed to have embraced goths, shuffling and I don't know what else....

Awkward at first, but I think, friends will always be friends. All it took was 'TIME
ZONE'. We dropped them there so they can sort of have a 'Night Out' for the underage and get the bonding fired up again....Well it worked because by the time they all got picked up from Time Zone, they were already talking to each other, and seemed to have really enjoyed each other's company. Now we can talk about weddings....WWHHAACCkkkssshhhh!!!!

With Emy and Ate Tess.

Last day in the Gold Coast.

The 10th night, we headed back to Melbourne for another big & cold adventure....

Infinity photo...coming right up( needs scanning).


shnaggy said...

unsa manang hummer diha? lau ra man kaayo na sa hummer diri bacolod. mga six na ka hummer ako na kita diri. daghan jud mangaranon diri ba. kay sa cdo, wa man jud ko kita. ang daghan didto kanang sakyanan na naay agi sa hammer. dinokdokan ba...

falcon116 said...

Hoy dulaan man tawon na. Di man na tinood, wa ka kabantay murag karton?