Ok, so I couldn’t think of another title for this post, still it pretty much describes everything I did when I went to Melbourne. Why I went to Melbourne was to take the IELTS English test for my permanent residency. What really happened is that because the test was split up with a few days apart between tests, I had all the time to sample Melbourne and the rest of Victoria. Armed with my new FinePix F30 (which I bought on an impulse and for a bargain), here is what happened in between.
Formerly known as the Sow and the piglets (I’m not joking) before the influx of tourist, The 12 Apostles stand by the Great Ocean Road for all to see and be awed at. Until you realize that seeing one rock means you’ve seen them all.
I managed to find time to catch fellow blogger and 9ruler Lelia. You have no idea how glad I felt to know that people who blog are actually real people and not just those I see on screen all the time.
This was supposed to be the long awaited parade of penguins on Philip island that I have been dying to see since I got here, but it degraded into a bunch of splotches for two reasons. One is that I still haven’t gotten the hang of night shots without flashes. Two is that it’s illegal to take photos of the penguins and I was doing this in secret from my waist so the camera wasn’t really steady.
More of course can be found at my gallery. Yet with all that, you’d expect that I’ve come to like the city of Melbourne. Then again, I find myself comparing Melbourne to the Mac. Artsy, stylish, user friendly and completely devoid of practicality. Not exactly something I’ve come to like. Still, I’d come back just for the food and friends. That alone is worth it, even if it is for a little while. So to the penguins of Phillip Island, I bid you farewell but not goodbye. I will return one day, but in the mean time keep waddling one step at a time. That of course is our motto and that which we can never ever forget.