Rain

Driving in rain, I contemplated. It started with a few drops, and it soon felt as though it was raining very hard. I thought I would stop my vehicle on the side of the road and record a video; a video of the blinding rain and its sound. As my vehicle came stationary, I thought... Continue Reading →

Peace precinct

So we visited a garden. It's interesting, people want to discuss dark topics anytime my nationality comes up in a conversation. Japanese whaling in the southern ocean, dolphin slaughter in Taiji, War memorial in Canberra ( which is essentially the record of Australian folks fighting Japanese off the continent), and Japanese garden in Cowra (... Continue Reading →

Bread making.

I remembered that I had some baking flour in store. I also had some Yeast. So I shook a bit of Yeast into water with sugar, eventually added flour, "that much would do,' and I let it prove. I remembered I had some olive in the fridge, and I like olive in bread, so I... Continue Reading →

Winners and losers.

If you worked really hard to win, and you were ahead in a competition, but you realised that your "competitions" had no interest in reaching the destination you aimed for and hence that was the only reason you were still "ahead," would you still be a winner? If you had a clear and measurable goal,... Continue Reading →

Flowers

I watered and fertilised my pot plasnt carefully though the winter, only to see the leaves wilt in the cold. Just before the temperature eased and the Spring came around the corner, I re-potted a few of them, and I knew that some of the pots looked ridiculously large for the plants they held. More... Continue Reading →

Whips and horses

It is not the whip that makes horses go faster. I am not, by any measure, a great rider at all however I rode track work for a couple of years, rode a number of barrier trials, and then a few official trials. I occasionally rode record time (for the particular horse, not the track... Continue Reading →

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