B2007: The Other Side Of The World

Right Back At You

After living in Australia for so long, I began to realised two very important things.

  1. I am definitely living on the far side of the world.
  2. It's chilly in July.

That's just as well. Living in the southern hemisphere where we get winter in July and also being on a time zone 13 hours ahead from friends on the other side of the world, it's hard to maintain friends this far off. After all, it's hard to have fun when people are just starting to wind down. Whenever I need to sleep, they are just getting up and vice versa.

Why can't all the fun happen on this end of the hemisphere? I don't know. But if anything, I doubt I won't have any time in the future to find out.

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6 Comments

  • July 29, 2007 - 00:02 | Permalink

    I thought you were originally from Malaysia? 13 hours time difference…are you referring to the States? At least Aus vs Malaysia time difference isn’t that big….compared to the UK vs Malaysia. I can hardly keep in touch with my friends and family members in Malaysia.

  • July 29, 2007 - 00:18 | Permalink

    I am from Malaysia. Doesn’t mean I can’t live in Australia now can’t I. :) But yeah, most of my friends are either in the states or in England. Big time difference from where I am.

  • July 29, 2007 - 00:34 | Permalink

    No no..I wasn’t saying that you can’t be in Australia (I know that, actually). I was just wondering why you use refer to the 13 hours time difference, cos I was expecting most of your friends to be in Malaysia if you were originally from there. Well, it’s no big deal really… =)

  • July 29, 2007 - 00:55 | Permalink

    Haha, nah…like I said most of my friends are in the states and UK. Very few friends in Malaysia which is why I left the country. :)

  • July 29, 2007 - 01:04 | Permalink

    Do you know how long it took me to get that PST thing right :-) Yeah, Australia is different for a lot of reasons. I know a couple of people who spent some time there (i.e. not a week of Sydney) and even they have it hard explaining. And yeah, you’re opposite of were I’m from in all sorts of ways. But not in blogging ;-)

  • July 29, 2007 - 01:18 | Permalink

    Considering we’re in 9rules. Not different at all. :)

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