I’ve always had an interest in space and astronomy, there is something I find quite interesting in seeing and understanding something that is bigger and older than us all. I recently finished a Post Grad certificate in astronomy for the purpose of just extending my own knowledge. Continue reading “90-Mile Stars”
2018 has had a bumper start so far; I’ve managed to get a few achievements before we are even a quarter of the way through the year. I’m still not 100% sure why I’ve managed to achieve them now instead of earlier, but none the less here they are. Continue reading “CrossFit Achievements in 2018 so far”
Recently I went to a goal setting workshop, it was run by Lululemon and centred around goals that reflect my values.
I discovered a few things about myself and others that I choose to surround myself with, (I use the word ‘choose’ purposely).
My first value is simplicity, I like to keep things as simple as possible,
having as few possessions as possible, I don’t need every gadget in the kitchen or millions of pots nor every electronic gadget that measures every facet in my life.
I believe we become so accustomed to accumulating endless things that we lose the vision and purpose of what our original intention was. My purpose is to spend as much quality time with my family, friends and self. Does buying new clothes every weekend fit into that vision?
My second value was about adventure, I feel its in my blood. I have always loved adventure and travel, something I believe came from my mother. I love the thrill of exploring new places off the beaten track or just exploring known places in more depth. Adventure doesn’t always need to be far, foreign or frightful. Adventure can be taking Poppy for a visit to a new dog park or even just trying a new breakfast spot.
Finally, my third value was about friendships. I value my friends a great deal, they have been there for me, inspire me and certainly entertain me! I love having a wide breadth of friends from different places – CrossFit, work, family friends, old friends etc. They certainly keep life interesting and open you up to new things.
When I put them together I get my vision and goals, but they’ll be for another day.
What things do you value?
I just wanted to share something I stumbled across. At school we have an old TV with a custom computer attached that is running some digital signage software. However, this software is terrible, clunky and not user-friendly at all. It creates too much work.
This year I was unsure what to do for Ash’s birthday, I was searching and searching for an experience to do. Finally, I found it! A cooking class, but this was no ordinary cooking class; it was one run by refugees. The company was Free to Feed and is a non-for-profit run here in Melbourne to help set up refugees and asylum seekers with jobs.
There were choices about what type of cuisine you preferred, so as we eat a lot of curries I picked Sri Lankan.
The evening was run by a refugee named Niro who travelled for 3 weeks on a boat, ended up in detention centres on Christmas Island & in Melbourne to finally be here taking this class. His story was incredible but his happiness and positivity was something amazing.
He taught us to cook a few meals from Sri Lanka (his own recipes), the best part was at the end of the night we all sat down and shared the meal.
School holidays have finally come! I feel there are a lot of things on my to do list so it will be nice to spend this break at home.
I have a goal this break, recently I’ve been acquiring a few new accessories for my Nikon V3 camera. I bought a new lens, battery, flash and GPS Adapter for it. Continue reading “School Holidays Time”
It’s funny, I was watching the release of the new fandangled iPhone X and Apple Watch 3 along with everything else. I thought for a minute, well I wouldn’t mind the watch, it has some pretty cool features. In that, it can receive calls without needing to take my phone. I could now leave my phone and wallet at home, welcome to the future! Continue reading “new devices”
Here are a few of my favorite panorama photos that I have taken, along with a few stories about them!
is coming has come! Normally we’ll head to Mt Donna Buang, but this time we want to take Poppy (our Pug). So after a bit of googling, I discovered Mount Maraget (half way between Marysville & Buxton (maps link), this hidden gem is amazing.