On her Spare Time

It's been a year now that my sister is living with us here in Adelaide.  She is an international student taking post graduate in Bachelor of Nursing. During her spare time or off from school, she catch up with her friends or classmates. They just hang out at home and have karaoke session.  One friend always bring her guitar to play while they sing along to the beat.   One day, as they're rushing and excited to get inside the house the friend just put away her guitar.  Unfortunately it was not on even surface or wasn't put aside properly that the guitar fell on the ground. And the handle was broken, they try to fix the string but I wasn't sure if they  end up fixing them when they got home.
I could have suggest to her to look up the guitar center where she might get interested seeing the different kind of guitars they sell online.
Anyway, as the friends keep visiting every now and then at home, I haven't seen the other friend carrying her guitar again but still the fun continues when they're all gathering together.

Parade and Tradition

The Australian Day is coming soon, I can't wait mum to experience the said occasion.  Australian tradition during this day, like Bbq's, drinks and beach party was the most in the list.
I told her we will go to the city to witness the parade of all migrants from different countries who will wear their national costumes. I like also listening to the drum beats like sort of chad smith drums will sound beautiful, the exhibition of vintage cars, and some unique cycles on the street.  After that we will go to elder park to watch some events where the parade mostly ends, there you can see all the members of the parade on their actual attires.  I remember years ago I also join the parade with other co-Filipino migrants as our representative for our country Philippines.
These random photos was taken a couple years ago when I went to the city to watch the Australian day Parade. This is the same parade I want mum to experience too.


Laugh trip

I had this circle of friend, I've been catching up most of my spare time.  One friend is just a 5 minutes drive so it's a bit convenient especially she is just home all the time.  Her house was the hang out place of all friends to get together, so there we've seen each other more often.  We like to play card games to entertain us while chitchatting of anything and mostly exchanging jokes is the most funny part we like most.  Sometime we just play the music and listen to it at the same time we sing it together loudly and create our own versions (lol) that will make us laugh together.  I like it when the best acoustic guitar songs played, especially love songs that I can emotionally relate to the music. One thing we love to do is eating,(lol) that's the best part, my belly is getting bigger because of the yummy food we eat all the time. They're very kind and true friends I can say.
I'm just thankful and happy to have them as my friend.  I'll try and make sure I can be as good friend as them to treasure forever.

My Saturday

Yesterday morning I woke up early, my friends and I went for a walk in the beach.  It was fun and feels great to relax our body and get fit.  After that we just went home straight coz my friends has still work in the afternoon and so I have a bit of chores and do some preparation because in the evening same friends are coming for bbq dinner at home.

I came home and don't know where to start with my house chores.  I started to vacuum the floor and the carpet in the lounge.  I'd noticed the carpet design is slowly fading due to wear and tear. I like it's design the shade of green that I like to see in our house. I was thinking if it's really getting old soon and doesn't look nice for the lounge to display I'll replace it with the new design I'd like, the  safavieh rugs as you can see in the photo below: I like this kind of design.
After vacuuming the house, did some laundry, change the beddings and clean up the mess around to make it look neat and clean every corner of the house.  It was great feeling and  a productive day to end and accomplish the house chores.
A couple hours after hubby and I were just waiting for the friends to come over and cook some bbq for dinner.  It was a good night to catch up with friends especially to share some ideas in our random conversation.  It's never ending chitchat with more laughs and giggles until we didn't realize it's already 1:00am, so we start to end our conversation and say goodnight or mornight to each other. It was really a very enjoyable and fun night for all of us.

Shopping month

It's been a while since I went shopping, but this month I'm doing it like a marathon.(lol)  That's why sometimes I don't start doing it because it can be addictive (lol) I guess most girls can relate to me too.  Aside from shopping on the mall, I'm not contented but do it more online, what a shopaholic person I can be, last night I spent two hours or more just browsing for clothing, accessories, some other stuff and even bump into apogee quartet  on a special site online, Now, I had some selected stuff and ready for check out in my cart.
I had realized that I'm splurging around, going out with friends most of my free time, never ending shopping as if the shopping center will shutdown anytime soon.(lol)  But I guess because it's my birthday month that's why I'm just spoiling myself and trying to enjoy life to the fullest.  But no worries it will stop soon when I'm over bored with it. I have self control so I will not get broke, beside I don't by expensive ones, it's just stress free for me and I'm enjoying every moments of it.


Last Friday, my friends took me to Costco, a wholesale store of all sorts.  I had never been to that store yet as you need to join a membership which I'm not coz it's a bit of a drive. I was thinking why save a few dollars to buy something but then spend petrol on driving the distance when I can just buy some stuff in the nearby store.
Since my friend is a member and me being curious of what they're selling and people who talks about it, I was eager to go with them.  It was fun and memorable experience, they sell most bulk product and it's very inexpensive. If you have a big family, it was really a good store to purchase all your needs.  Some brands were imported like American and other Asian products  but of course with local products too.  It's very interesting, while wandering around lots of nice goods that if you can't control yourself you will lose your budget, from different kinds of chocolates, clothing brands, appliances, even patch cable, household products and all sorts of stuff everyone is looking for is just fantastic buy.
It's really a fun experience we had that day.  I've bought a few things which I really need in our house and it was surely a good buy.  I must come back again one day together with my friends again.

New Contract

Last Friday, I went to my mobile network shop to renew my contract. Normally the network company  allows  and waive at least 3 months before the contract ends, so I grab the opportunity to use the benefits. Usually I do upgrade my phone when there is new release in the market but this time I didn't.  I had made up my mind and I've decided to lower my plan to save money.  With my current plan before I can't consume half of the value every month and it's waste only so I've picked the low monthly plan.  I'm just after for another new phone and happy to get the  lower plan that I think it's enough for me to use in a month to month basis.  I got the Samsung 4 mobile for the plan that I can only choose, 20 dollars difference it's not bad at all. Aside that it includes battery, it has also free  Beginner Headphones, now I had 2 headphones from previous S3 phone.  It would be handy in case I want to listen radio when I'm bored and in a quite place would be perfect to listen to it.
Now, I had S3 as my spare phone, it's actually almost 2 months old only, I'm still under warranty when it became faulty, so it was replaced a new one.  I plan to give this to my mum or brother when I go for holiday or send it to some friend who will visit sooner in the Philippines.