Adventures in sport and culture, Melbourne – July 10, 2009

Anna and I visited Melbourne as a birthday gift to ourselves. We hit the Old Melbourne Gaol (cool) and saw the musical “Wicked” on Friday, then the Richmond-Carlton AFL game at the MCG with friend Luke on Saturday. On Sunday we took in the Salvador Dali exhibit at the NGV. But perhaps best of all, we sat in little alleyway cafes eating a great breakfast everyday! We like Melbourne 🙂

Check out our photos in the gallery.

HMAS Launceston in Brisbane – March 22, 2009

We had an unusual sighting in the Brisbane CBD late in the week — a Royal Australian Navy ship pulled into port in the city for the first time.

The HMAS Launceston, an Armidale class patrol boat, was on leave from its usual task of protecting Australia’s northeastern borders and fisheries. The Launceston sailed up the Brisbane River from Naval HQ at Bulimba and docked at Riverside in the CBD for 3 days.

I had the chance to snap a few photos on my ferry ride into work.

Law Graduation – February 14, 2009

The final 2008 graduating class from Bond University received its awards on Saturday on the Gold Coast. I enjoyed my 6 semesters of law school, and was proud to stand beside many of my friends & colleagues at graduation. Congratulations to all! To the Canadian students who weren’t able to attend graduation, it wasn’t quite the same Bondie experience without you.


Baby koala becomes an email star – February 4, 2009

Baby koala beating the heat in bucket of water an email star | 4 Feb 2009

Koala in a bucket
Koala in a bucket

Animal control officers have rescued a baby koala who became an Internet star by being the baby in a bucket. The young koala was found shaking underneath a verandah and “looking very sick” after its mother was apparently overcome by heat during last week’s heatwave in Victoria. A viral email showing pictures of the koala taking a refreshing dip circulated on the Internet and generated a lot of media interest.