the cool sea breeze brought an unforgettable feeling of eclecticism (and a bit of theleretism) under the scorching afternoon sun with the wide muddy beach facing the strait of malacca in kelanang beach, near banting. august 2007.
while looking for any living insects or reptiles near my parents’ home in ketereh, i found a creeping vine plant that was quite familiar. the stinky but edible ripe fruit of a passion flower, protected by its bract gave a creepy sight that seemed to be somehow the lovechild of the antagonist from the day of the triffids and a suicide bomber. december 2007.
after walking more than 5 km encircling the heart of melbourne cbd, we finally met the first landmark of the city, st. paul’s cathedral. built in 1885 and inspired by gothic revival architecture, the cathedral brought back our hearts and minds to the previous cathedral that we discovered a few days earlier back in christchurch and acted as a swan song for our whole journey. pic of the north face and spire was taken from swanston street in june 2010.
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day 15 was the day that we didn’t do anything. that morning, together with diman, i sent companion #4 back to avis, it was a pleasure being intimate with her even it was only for a day. initially, the plan was to rent the car for 3 days, visiting mt. taranaki and spending the night at new plymouth, some 250 km southwest of hamilton but i had to cancel it as the itineraries were too jam packed and decided to occupy the last remaining days in new zealand only at hamilton. it also saved us a few dollars.
when i got back to carrington ave. with diman around 9:00 am, most of them were still deep in their sleep and i just resorted to watch some tv programmes with some channels in maori, updates on the current world cup results and watching music videos. i had my breakfast, couldn’t remember what i ate, except that it was delicious. although it was not a memorable day per se, but one thing that struck me was that i was introduced by diman to a pretty interesting music video by an australian band, the temper trap, which i continued to appreciate their music even to this day. here’s the video:
other than that, i slept again during noon and only woke when lunch was ready. i only went out of the house once more in the evening, with elias and alif, walking about 50m south to the nearest grocery store at masters ave., to buy some chocolate bars, dr. pepper and a gummy ball for alif and luckily got a plastic diecast doc hudson of pixar’s cars fame inside it. i also went to the backyard quite a lot, befriending the neighbour’s cat, smoking and getting impressed with kak maz’s self nurtured broccolis and strawberries. that night after dinner, most of us were quite sad as that night was our last night in new zealand. we cherished the night by sitting on the sofa and the floor, remisniscing about our short time when we were there. all of us went to bed early as we would be having a long and tiring day on the following day.
▼ somewhat blurry image of a new feline friend
▼ the backyard
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a semi submerged frame of a fishing boat, left abandoned to ruin near pantai leka, parit jawa. pic was taken in november 2009.