Chung Tian Buddhist Temple, Priestdale QLD Australia

Chung Tian Temple, which means “Middle Heaven”, was constructed in 1992 using traditional Chinese Buddhist architecture – it is situated between Brisbane and Logan, Queensland. Surrounded by nature, the Temple provides a peaceful and culturally beautiful venue for the community to celebrate its multicultural diversity and multi-faith harmony through Humanistic Buddhism. TEMPLE PAGODA SCULPTURE GARDEN…

Best Christmas present ever

  The most amazing present I ever received was my first computer when I was 16. I begged for one all year. One day in December I went into my mum’s room to borrow one of my mum’s jackets up in the top of the wardrobe and saw a present 🎁 I carefully lowered it…

Back to School

I’m officially enrolled in a Masters of Education in 2021!!! I was approved to study at the University of Wollongong in 2021 with a specialisation in Information and Communication Technology. It’s so exciting and yet I’m nervous at the same time. It’s been 17 years since I have studied. I had specialised in Information Technology…

Book Review – The Family Frying Pan by Bryce Courtenay

In 2009 I won a Bryce Courtenay Fan Page Facebook competition, one of eight (8) fans from NSW to be invited to the book launch of the ‘The Story of Danny Dunn’. At the luncheon, Bryce talked emotively about the Family Frying Pan and the story behind the book. The tears in Bryce’s eyes as…

Paris Trip, 2017

In August 2017 my friends, my husband and I visited Paris for a two night, three day visit. Our friends drove us from Folkestone (near Dover) England to Calais, France in the Eurotunnel or Channel Tunnel. It was very close quarters and I found it difficult to relax, knowing that some parts of the journey…

Doctor Who Experience

In August, 2017 we visited Cardiff for the Doctor Who Experience. It was an amazing, live-changing experience. There were props from all the seasons and at one point I was able to pull down one of the instruments of the tardis! I couldn’t believe it! I took so many photos and we took part in…

Stonehenge 2017

Stonehenge August 5th, 2017 Today I visited Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England. It was an amazing experience and a highlight of our trip around England, Scotland, Wales and Paris. It was a surreal feeling being so close to the magnificent stone structure. It was an overcast day and very cold day so I was rugged up.…

Buckingham Palace Royal Mews, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Lion King, 2017

In July and August 2017 I travelled with my husband and friends around England, Scotland, Wales, Paris and back to England. It was an amazing trip of over two weeks. By the end we were weary but boy was it worth it! Below is a journal entry of visits to Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace, Shakespeare’s…

Memoirs of a Geisha Makeover

On April 3rd, 2017 my husband and I were in Japan and I took part in a Geisha and Samurai makeover. I was very excited as I had been looking forward to it since my trip the year before that when I had to cancel my geisha makeover on my birthday. I decided that I…

Occipital Neuralgia

If you know me well you have most probably heard me talk about my sometimes debilitating neck pain and migraines. What you may  not know is that I was in two accidents as a child that damaged my neck. The first was when I fell down stairs and woke up two days later with a…