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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Much to say, here is some Penguins.


Wow looks like its been a couple Months since I posted anything. What happened? Well a bunch of stuff, first I started a really boring job to raise some money for a trip and then I went on that trip, fortunately I was able to visit Granite Island in Victor Harbour, South Australia. Which is home to one of every ones favourite animals, Penguins!
Too adorable
Granite Island is really an amazing place, its a tiny island that you can take a horse drawn tram to, and then walk around and look for those adorable little birds. 
Iv been fortunate enough to see these Little Blue Penguins around my town in New Zealand as well as in Australia. But for an unknown reason their numbers are reducing on Granite Island, when I visited as a kid 10 years ago their were over 2000 on the Island, now there is less than 100.

Hopefully when I visit next their numbers will have increased, the thought of their being no Penguins on the Island would make me a very sad man. 

 Naturally I didn't spend two months just looking at Penguins, I have also been visiting family in South Australia. It must have been over 12 years since I last saw them so it was really good to see them all again after so long. Some quality time was much overdue, and we all went to a see some more native Australian wildlife...
 (I did warn him about that Emu, but unfortunately missed the inevitable bitten finger.)

 Although I should have visited sooner, its always hard when you are a poor student, this trip was also extra special because I was attending a wedding.

Also, I heard there was free drinks.
 It was my Fathers wedding, so I now strangely find myself with a couple extra adult siblings and some extended family, but everything went really well and a good time was had by all. I cant imagine the cost of the whole thing though, bringing people over from another country. Fortunately (for the cost) it was held at my new uncles house, which is an amazingly big and breathtaking place.

The biggest piece of news is that after what may be the high score in The Waiting Game I have succeeded in landing a job over in Japan. I had been waiting and hoping I would get this job for months so naturally I am thrilled to be heading over there in less than a weeks time! I will do my best to conduct myself in a professional and dignified manner while experiencing a new side of life.
And drinking all the grog.

                                                                 Have a good one all!

27 comments:

  1. Yay penguins :D I love penguins. Congratulations on getting a job in Japan too. I'm very envious :) Congratulations to your dad too on getting married.

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  2. The penguins are very cute and congrats on the job too, you are going all over.

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  3. Fun penguins.;) And congratulations to your dad - I guess my husbands kids must have felt a bit like you when we got married this spring.;)
    As for the clover, hihi, made this post today and had not taken a picture of my clover yet (notice I do not say it is "my" lucky clover;), so the one featured is borrowed from the net, but claims to be genuine. So, please do return to my blog in a few hours to see the real deal.;) And so funny, I thought no one would ever wonder about that, hehe.;))
    Anyway, thanks for your visit.;)
    xoxo

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    1. Lucky if yours is real, I spent a lot of time as a kid trying to find one but never did.

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  4. Awww, I've never even seen blue penguins before. Congrats on your job! What type of work will you be doing?

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    1. Teaching English, pretty much the only game in town for a recent graduate in Asia is seems.

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  5. such cute penguins! congrats to your father on his marriage. and congrats to YOU on an exciting job opportunity! holy smokes! :)

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  6. Adorable adorable photos :). Kissesssss and congrats.

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  7. This penguin is so sweet! :)

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  8. A beautiful blog, I enjoyed!

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  9. Pingwin jest śliczny i widać jaki jest mały, gdy jest obok mewy. Słodki. Gratuluję otrzymania pracy, na którą czekałeś. Spotkanie z rodziną z pewnością było bardzo miłe. Pozdrawiam.
    Penguin is a cute and you can see what is small when it is next to the seagulls. Sweet. Congratulations on a job, you've been waiting. Meeting with the family certainly was very nice. Yours.

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  10. love the penguins, and you looked dashing in the suit.

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  11. No penguins would make me sad too!!!

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  12. and i thought penguins only live on ice... ~_~ i teach English to a Japanese student too but only online... they are very diligent students

    thanks for the comment on my blog! ^_^

    have a nice day!

    "Diaries of an Indistinctive Writer"

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  13. Congrats on the new job!!!!! I can't wait to hear about your adventures in Japan :)

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  14. I love penguins! :D They're my second favorite animal next to... (can you guess?) hedgehogs~!

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  15. Hey! It's been a while. You finally got the chance to post huh? Nice :-)

    I've never seen peguins for real. Hehe.

    I wanted to go traveling as well but i'm still unemployed.

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  16. They are so adorable. Thanks a lot for the page.

    Sea Temple Port Douglas

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  17. Congrats on your new job! That's actually a lot to say if you ask me!

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  18. Thanks for the comment on my blog!

    The wedding looked like a great time, though the animals all look scary.

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