30 August 2011

Perth - The City

Perth the capital of Western Australia is the largest city of the state with the fourth most populous city in Australia. It is located at the widest stretch of the Swan River.

It claims to be Australia's sunniest capital city, with 3000 hours of sunshine a year. In Feburary'2011 Perth was voted the eighth most liveable city of the world.

To me Perth has a feel of Sydney in its early days, before it is what it is today. Can't quite explain it; maybe it is the Swan River.

Its CBD consist primarily of two main roads with high rise buildings on either side of the road and outside of these road, most buildings are just two storey high. Moving around within the CBD is easy and it's FREE! Yes, it cost nothing to take the bus around the city.

26 August 2011

Why There's So Much Pain And Suffering In The World

Pete's Como Barber Shop
A man went to a barbershop to have his hair cut and his beard trimmed.

As the barber began to work, they began to have a good conversation. They talked about so many things and various subjects. When they eventually touched on the subject of God, the barber said: "I don't believe that God exists."

"Why do you say that?" asked the customer.

22 August 2011

Light of the World - Hillsong Kids

1 John 1:5 (NLT)
5 This is the message he has given us to announce to you: God is light and there is no darkness in him at all.

John 8:12 (NLT)
12 Jesus said to the people, "I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won't be stumbling through the darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life."

Ephesians 5:9 (NLT)
9 For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true.

Matthew 5:14-16 (NLT)
14 You are the light of the world--like a city on a mountain, glowing in the night for all to see.
15 Don't hide your light under a basket! Instead, put it on a stand and let it shine for all.
16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

Psalm 97:11 (NLT)
11 Light shines on the godly,
and joy on those who do right.

18 August 2011

What Is Life About?

At one, YOU are the top priority
At ten, academic excellence is the top priority
At twenty, getting dates is the top priority
At thirty, a good career is top priority
At forty, keeping your body in shape is top priority
At fifty, beating others at mahjong is top priority
At sixty, keeping IT up is top priority
At seventy, remembering something is top priority
At eighty, moving around is top priority
At ninety, knowing directions is top priority
At 100, having your portrait on the wall is top priority!

Wishing you all happiness!
Be Good!

Contributor - Annonymous

14 August 2011

Mandurah - Tourism Town

On our way back to Perth from Margaret River, we stopped for lunch at Mandurah, the second-largest city in Western Australia, approximately 72kms or 45 minutes south of Perth.

The name Mandurah is derived from the Aboriginal word, ‘mandjar’ meaning ‘meeting place’. Voted twice as WA’s Top Tourism Town, Mandurah has become a popular lifestyle alternative, a mix of inner city and semi-rural living for Perth retirees. As you can see from the photos, it has a relaxed, holiday atmosphere despite the recent rapid growth as a major ‘sea change’ destination in Australia.

Over lunch with sausage rolls and traditional Aussie pies, we sat and watch the world go by at The Miami Bakehouse Cafe overlooking the Mandjar bay and the boardwalk. The warmth of the sun and a gentle breeze blowing inland was relaxing as we watch cruise boats pass us by, taking tourists on a canal and luncheon cruise.

12 August 2011

Cape Leeuwin - Where Two Oceans Meet

When we do travel, there are some places that have a geographical significance for us. Cape Leeuwin is one such place that we, among the many, can say we've been there ....for Cape Leeuwin is the most southern westerly tip of Australia, about 267 km south of Perth.

Guess what we found there that mark this southern westerly tip of Australia, another lighthouse; The Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.

The lighthouse was built between 1895-1896 from local limestone. It was one of the last manually operated lighthouse in the world using a clockwork mechanism and kero burner until 1982 when it was converted to electricity. It was fully automated in September 1992.

08 August 2011

The Old Dented Bucket

Rust Bucket
1 Samuel 16:7 (NLT)
7 But the LORD said to Samuel, "Don't judge by his appearance or height, for I have rejected him. The LORD doesn't make decisions the way you do! People judge by outward appearance, but the LORD looks at a person's thoughts and intentions."
Our house was directly across the street from the clinic entrance of Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. We lived downstairs and rented the upstairs rooms to out-patients at the clinic.

One summer evening as I was fixing supper, there was a knock at the door. I opened it to see a truly awful looking man. "Why, he's hardly taller than my 8-year-old," I thought as I stared at the stooped, shrivelled body. But the appalling thing was his face, lopsided from swelling, red and raw.

Yet his voice was pleasant as he said, "Good evening. I've come to see if you've a room for just one night. I came for a treatment this morning from the eastern shore, and there's no bus 'til morning."

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