Sunday, July 31, 2011

Number 5, Man Alive!

This weekend my man and I celebrated a late 5 year anniversary, since we were both away for work on the actual date. I was wined and dined at the Boathouse Restaurant in South Perth, went on a bit of a present shopping spree and finished off with the final instalment of Harry Potter. For him, we hit up French Connection and some jewellery stores. For me, JB Hi-Fi for a new camera lens and online for a watch I have been coveting. Since we were both having way too much fun, this snap of the city was pretty much the only photo I got of the whole weekend...

Sigh, back to reality tomorrow morning..

Friday, July 15, 2011

My week according to Instagram.

Feels like I haven't put a post together in forever, but we're getting into "busy season" at work and after a week in Collie it looks like I'll be heading into the office on Sunday :( ho hum.

Anywho here's a quick rundown of my week according to my Instagram posts since I'm not in the mood for setting up my camera for some snaps. I feel like I'm a bit late on the Instagram bandwagon, but I rather quite enjoy it :)

1. The lamp on my bedside table courtesy of IKEA   2. Working back at the motel with the TV for company   3. One of the trains at the Collie Visitor's Centre   4. I get a tad OCD and line up my pens when referencing my workpapers   5. 5 yr anniversary- I was in Collie, my man was 2.5 hours out of Kalgoorlie and he had a single long-stemmed rose delivered to my motel room <3   6. The open road on the drive back home (I was passenger, chillax)   7. Tiny Tower. I've become an addict. That is all.

p.s- If you're on Instagram, hit me up, I'd love some more people to follow. Username: racheena


Sunday, July 3, 2011

Hello Grandpa My Old Friend...

Props to anyone who picked up on the Simpsons reference there ;)

I love me a good argyle. And today was one of those days I felt like I could dust this baby off and choose to feel super snug when I went to the shops as opposed to having to impress anyone.

And the spider? Well, let's just say I walked into that bad boy the other day and freaked the hell out when I realised what it was.

Happy Sunday :)

Conversations with the Dalai Lama

It's been a bleak few weeks for me (a week of graduate training and a week at a new client) so I thought I'd backtrack a few weeks for something to share..

A few weeks ago, the Dalai Lama came to Perth as the last stop on his tour around Australia, so I thought I'd take mum along to his talk at Burswood. I'm not a Bhuddist, but I did go to a Catholic high school and the Dalai Lama was a leader that we learned about in the course of our compulsory religious studies.

The DL is so cute! (Am I allowed to say that?) He wears his little visor on stage and sometimes mumbles to himself in his native language then consults with his right hand man/translator when he gets a bit stuck. He also has the most infectious chuckle :)

He spoke about secularism as not not having belief in any religion, but instead as a an acceptance of all religions and beliefs and a kind of religious harmony. He also spoke of God as a mystery- something that we cannot scientifically prove or disprove because it is beyond our capacity, and also that anger is a sign of weakness and compassion a sign of inner strength among other topics.

Personally, I think it's always good to hear other people's view on the world, whether religious, spiritual or personal, unless they're the kind of people who claim that their view is the only way and that everyone else is wrong. #rantover. Although the DL is definitely not one of those people, and I definitely had an enjoyable time listening to him speak :)

Sorry for pic quality courtesy of iPhone. I'm still trying to suss out the "no professional recording equipment allowed" rules at certain events. Does this include personal DSLR's? Obviously I wouldn't go taking my precioussss into a mosh pit, but for seated concerts/sporting events, what's the go?

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