Thursday, July 10, 2014

Take a Moment

As I get older the more I think about the future and less about the past. Moving forward and not looking back. Don't let the past make you bitter, let it make you better.

I said goodbye to someone very important to me on Tuesday. It was hard (I tried very hard not to show it). You never actually understand how much something/someone means to you until it's gone. Not having that option to just pop around whenever you please.

From this I have learnt not to hold back. If someone means something to you, show them. Actions speak far louder than words. Don't beat around the bush UMMing and ARing....Just do what feels right (within reason, for those people with minds in the gutter :P).

Our time is short on this lovely planet. Be the person you would be friends with. Do things YOU want to do. Most importantly, be happy.

I may not be the best son, friend or lover on the planet but I certainly do my best.

Enough waffling, go and enjoy life, do what makes you happy, and love like you have never loved before.

My List

My List.

01. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
02. Swam with dolphins - Monkey Myer
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
05. Been inside the Great Pyramid
06. Held a spider
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said “I love you” and meant it
09. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visit Amsterdam
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and didn’t care who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was drunk
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip - Many <3
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Taken a midnight walk on the beach - Love a late night nudey run!
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Played with a snake
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke - I like big butts and i cannot lie...:P what a night that was.
59. Lounged around in bed all day - Hungover Sundays.
60. Played touch football
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theatre
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business - iPhone screen repairs.
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played COD for more than 6 hours straight
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Been in a car crash - 8 to be precise
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo (considering, but far from agreement with myself)
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on a TV
83. Given flowers to a beautiful young lady for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music (THE music) - <3 Naked Cure
87. Eaten shark
88. Kissed on the first date
89. Gone to Bali
90. Bought a house
91. Been in a combat zone
92. Buried one/both of your parents
93. Been on a cruise ship
94. Spoken more than one language fluently
95. Rode a camel
96. Raised children
97. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
98. Passed out cold
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over - with my mum 7 times.
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking with the windows open
103. Riden a motobike
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Gained weight - never going to happen :P
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Touched a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth - Puppies
112. Won money on a TV game show
113. Broken a bone  - My finger in a game of mercy
114. Gone on an African photo safari (only in Montreal, which doesn’t count)
115. Had a facial part pierced other than your ears - Eyebrow
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ride a horse
119. Had major surgery - Collapsed lung
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
122. Slept for 30 hours in a 48 hour period
123. Visited foreign countries
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper - Year 12 Forest Hill
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Wagged school
132. Touched a cockroach
133. Had my own dog
134. Read a series of books
135. Selected one “important” author who you missed in school, and read
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Jury duty
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care - Love you Granddad
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life
151. Finished a car completely

Friday, August 24, 2012


Work hard, be enthusiastic, help people that show interest or need help and most of all aspire to yourself. Don't look down upon your self when something goes wrong and don't give up.

From the day I turned 16 I have loved cars (VW's to be precise). I worked as a mechanic and it made me hate the bloody things!

I spent a lot of time and effort putting my first car together. Every spare second I had I would work on my car (76 MK1 2 door with a MK2 1.8 k-jet motor). I finally finished it and it was time to get my licence. I was very much like every other inexperienced and overconfident teenager to get their licence. After just 23 days of finished my pride and joy I was showing off in front of some of the opposite sex and wrote off my one true possession, lost my licence for 2 years and learn't a very tough lesson that day.

This didn't stop me continuing to build up another car and tinker with things that made my brain tick. I made a 70cc 2 stoke bicycle to cruise around on to get to work and visit my mates whilst I had no licence.

I keep my eyes on the goal of getting my licence back and being a good boy from then on. I learned a massssssssive lesson during those 2 years of my life. I told others to do the right thing and to learn from my mistakes!

At the end of all this I still love cars day in day out. I modded my cars myself and helped other modify theirs. I became known by name amongst a few people and would head to regular meets and hang with my car buddies!

Here are a few shots of rides I've had...



Ideas flow through my head daily, ones that make me money, things I can do to my car/motorbike and people/places to visit.

I have been thinking a lot lately about moving overseas, travelling or just doing something different in my life. I asked my self the question: "What is keeping me here in Melboune?". Is it my amazing friends? My possessions? or is it just the fact that I feel comfortable in the place I'm in?

You can do anything if you put your mind to it, so why don't I...Just one of many ideas spiraling around inside the whirl wind my head creates.