Tuesday, August 13, 2002
Australier, den alle lassen daß uns uns freuen, Für wir ist jung und frei;
Wir Haben goldene Erde und Reichtum für Mühe, Unser Heim girt durch See ist;
Unser Land ist reichlich vorhanden in Geschenken Natur der Schönheit reich und selten;
In Seite Geschichte, läßt jede Stufe Fortschritt Australien Messe!
In freudigen Spannungen lassen Sie dann,
daß uns singen, "Fortschritt Australien Messe!"
Translated back into English that would be:
Australier, that everyone lets that us please us, for we is young and free;
we have golden earth and wealth for effort, our home fermented through lake is;
our country is amplly available in gifts nature of the beauty rich and rare;
in page story, lets each step progress Australia fair!
In joyful tensions, you let then that sing us,
"progress Australia fair!"
You gotta love these internet translation services!
Tuesday, July 23, 2002
Saturday, July 20, 2002
Today I saw Space get married. It was his second time. His last wedding was last week in Canada... That's on the other side of the world, but that's where Mrs Space hails from... Anyway, they are not living in Oz OR Canada.... Estonia will be home for the Spaces.. and good on 'em... Nice Day for a White wedding!! Okay, it was a bit damp, but the guys all wore white suits, so the bride wasn't the only one.. hm.. I'm tired. my grammar is suffering I will not inflict any more Honzablog on you tonight! tata!
Sunday, July 07, 2002
Just been checking out http://www.bookcrossing.com Interesting idea. You leave books laying about the place for others to pick up, read, and pass on. The books are registered on-line, and thereby can be tracked on their journey. Might give it a shot. Now, what books do I have to give away...?
Saturday, July 06, 2002
On this day in 1998 I made a fairly epic journey. At 1:30am we got into George's van in Dunlo (Western PA) and drove to Pittsburgh to catch a 6am flight to JFK (New York) in an American Eagles airline SAAB 340 (that's quite a small plane...). From there an American Air 757 to Miami. At Miami airport the flags of many nations were displayed, but no Australian flags... At 4:30pm it was on a 727 to Kingston, Jamaica, where we arrived shortly after sunset. From there it was a 3 hour drive on windy narrow blue mountain roads in a Christian Services International Mazda van to Port Antonio in the north of the country (good thing it was dark and we couldn't see the precipitous drops...). Definitely bed time when we finally arrived...
On this day in 1999 we left Singapore at midnight on a Lufthansa Jumbo to Frankfurt. (on the previous day we went from Geelong to Melbourne in a Salvation Army Mazda van and caught a Singapore Airlines flight to Singapore) About 12 hours later at around 6 in the morning we arrived in Frankfurt, and one hour later we were leaving for Prague in an A320-200 Airbus. Just a one hour flight this time, we were picked up at the airport by an Armada Spasy Mazda van and taken to the top end of the city. By now it was 9am. We had till 5pm to walk through the streets of the most scenic city in Central Europe and find the Praha Hlavny Nadrazy (main Station). We weren't expecting temperatures of over 30 deg in Prague, so we were tired and hot, but excited to be there. The Skoda train took us across the length of the Czech countryside and we got off at last in Ostrava in the eastern edge of the country. We were picked up by the Armada Spasy in their mazda van, a nine seater, it needed two trips. By the time we had much needed showers it was midnight and bed time
On this day in 2000 I was in Sydney for the Hillsong conference and being transported about the place in Ringwood Salvo's Mazda van. We were also being transported through the medium of Praise and Worship music into the very throne room of God.
On this day in 2001 I was preparing to fly to Hillsong in Sydney, took the day off work, can't work on the 6th of July, afterall! I think I went for a bit of a drive to feel in travel mode...
And so July 6th 2002 what shall I do? Too poor to get an international flight, too disorganised to get to Hillsong, too scared of the rain to go for a walk... at least I don't have to scam a day off work, as it's SATURDAY!!! Still, should go do something...
Friday, July 05, 2002
Thursday, July 04, 2002
Monday, July 01, 2002
Friday, June 28, 2002
Bogans Day, even though I never have, or are never likely to be, a bogan. Someone at work however thought I was supporting Red Nose Day (also today), but it's just my cold is at that terribly attractive sniff sniff stage...
Ah, the football, it's nearly time! We will soon find out who the 202, and 203 FIFA ranked teams in the world will be, when Bhutan host their traditional rivals Monserrat. The world holds it's collective breath!
Wednesday, June 26, 2002
My prediction of the final?? AT some stage the score will be 1-nil...
I promise that most of my blogging will not be as sport-centred as these last few have been...
Not only was SBS showing a German movie during the Germany/S.Korea game, but as I was changing channels during the game to check on the movie, I saw footage of the Reichstag in Berlin on Channel 2. Also yesterday, the fall of the Berlin Wall was mentioned on both the 'Today Show' and 'the Simpsons. Everywhere I look it's Germany. Weird
Tuesday, June 25, 2002
I'm supporting Germany.
SBS isn't showing the game tonight, it's one of the games the NINE Network grabbed, instead SBS are showing a movie in German. I don't know why, most of the German population will be watching the game!! I will too, but I might videotape (shh, its for my own personal use) the movie anyway. It may help me in my quest to learn a bit of the German language. So what is this obsession with all things German I am developing? What can it mean? Is God giving me a 'heart' for the country? Am I being called to serve Him there? Or is it because a certain young lady lives there... It's something I need to pray about, certainly.
Sunday, June 23, 2002
Saturday, June 22, 2002
Well, tomorrow is Sunday, something shall occur to me then, I'm sure!
Bits of the world I have seen include the Czech Republic (of course), mainly around the Ostrava region; Germany, especially Guben and Berlin; Jamaica especially around Port Antonio and Fruitful Vale; Western Pennsylvania, Cambria county mainly; New Zealand but that was back in 1987; and most of Australia. I have also seen airports in Tokyo, Singapore, Frankfurt, München, New York, Miami, Prague, Dubai and a few other out of the way places...
If you want to see more of my travels from the viewpoint of my Gorilla travelling partner, feel free to check out
Okay, here goes nuttin'! I am now going to push the 'post' button and see what happens....