Monday, November 9, 2009

Rising...

Glenelg, South Australia


I am thinking that thousands or even millions of souls wandered around the state of South Australia at around 3 in the afternoon last November 2, 2009.

It was very hot (41'C), dry and sunny in Port Wakefield, and the gusty wind was angrily blowing from the north (the Northern Territory and South Australian desert) at around 2 pm. But there was a very sudden 'cool change' at 3 when the wind started blowing from the south (Antarctic); in just a span of thirty minutes I had to rush to the chicken sheds, shut the blinds and turn the cooling facility off to maintain the required 21'C temperature inside.

The relatively cool environmental temperature sustained for another three days, at the maximum of only 22'C. I love it, no more complicated tunnel ventilation setting, no hassles, and no worries.

I think I have to review my Climatology so I can explain these incidents in a more scientific way and stop blaming the non-guilty souls of my departed loved ones for the cool days last week. I was stricken by my conscience for not lighting even a single candle for them that day. Well, I joined the Australians for deliberately ignoring the commercialized and American-influenced Halloween celebration. Certainly, the cemeteries Down Under would have been totally forsaken had the Filipino widows (Australian by residence or citizenship) failed to visit the grave of their deceased husband that day.

Back to my weather report, the forecast for this week is very bad. According to my favourite TV station, the South Australian weather or temperature at this time of the year has never been like this before. I really hate dry, warm, or hot weather (this always reminds me to get closer to our Saviour), that's why I have been upset since Friday after hearing the news about the coming heatwave in S.A.. This means that starting today until Friday, maximum temperatures will be above 35'C.

Yesterday was my day off, and together with my friends, we visited Glenelg. ...never heard? Well, if Queensland has its Gold Coast, and New South Wales boasts for its Bondi beach, South Australia is very proud of its Glenelg.

My apology, I am too lazy to describe and write more things about Glenelg this time. I'll just share some photos I've taken yesterday, instead.




Pines, not palms!



The Glenelg beach-front condominiums.



On the jetty...



McCafe, Glenelg, S.A.



On queue... Mc Donald's, Glenelg, S.A.



"Have it here or take-away?"- in Australia
"Dine-in or take-out?" -in the Philippines



Left to right: Toti, RJ, Jollie, and Fernan.
Literally and figuratively, 'full'!


Uhmn, after all, it seems that summer isn't really that bad.

The mercury has been rising! The hormones are 'rising'... everything is rising!





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25 comments:

A-Z-E-L said...

very hot? 41 celsius? naiinitan ka na non doc? hehehehehe! normal temperature kase sa gitnang silangan yan!

i wonder, ung pix bang "on the jetty" ikaw ba ang kinukunan non o ung sexy girl with alluring body! hehehehe!

kakainggit... pines talaga not palms! hahahahaha!

at nakakainggit lalo dahil liberated ang Australia... dito kase mata lang ang kita! lolz!

pero open city ang dubai, nga lang may restrictions pa rin when it comes to modesty. huhulihin ka ng les-pu pag ganyan! tsk!

Lord CM said...

Hehehe :D May tanong ako, ung last pix..ung kasama mong naka itim, saan nakatingin yun? lolzz

The Pope said...

Now I know kung bakit naloloko ang ang kumpare kong seaman na tumigil sa Australia, he is now in Adelaide. Aside from the beautiful natural resources of its floras and faunas, magaganda rin ang mga magaganda rin ang women of Australia.

41 deg. Celsius is not so hot, try Doha, with 100% humidity at 47 - 49 degrees Celsius between August and September, that's the definition of hot summer in M.E.

RJ said...

AZEL
Yes, mainit na 'yon para sa akin. Alam mo bang last February (peak ng summer dito) ay umabot kami ng 52'C dito sa farm? Huh! Huh talaga.

Sinabay nalang 'yong sexy lady, ayos din ang photographer, ano? Hitting two birds at a time.



LORD CM
Hulaan mo, Pre, kung saan nakatingin 'yon. Hahahah! o",)



THE POPE
Malamang 'yon ang dahilan ng kumpare niyo. Pero hindi naman po lahat dito ay maganda, magpu-post ako next time ng nasa palibot ng workplace ko.

Regarding the temperature, hindi pa nga po 'yon mainit (pero naiinitan na talaga ako). Kasi kapag midsummer po rito ay lumalampas din ng 50'C.

Sardonyx said...

Pa-summer na pala dyan dito naman pa winter na, baliktad pala tayo ng klima doc RJ hehehe, nakakamiss ang beach lalo na nang makita ko ang post mo. Dapat nagshades ka para "kita lahat" hehehe ok yun mga pictures mo, lalo na yun mga "behind" ng mga girls hehehe, ikaw ba lahat kumuha nun?

Sa US naman: "for here or to go" pag sinabi mong take out di nila alam hehehe, sa Japan di ko alam eh kasi di ko sila maintindihan hahaha

Chyng said...

whoa! kahit pala ganyan kainit, panigurado gaganahan kang lumabas! woohoo!

bertN said...

I've been to Bondi beach but not to Gleneig and your pics told me I'm missing something LOL.

Jules said...

talagang with special emphasis sa mga chikas haha!

isladenebz said...

Whoa! Si RJ! Super subliminal!

"The mercury...(our) hormones are 'rising'... everything is rising!'

E dangan naman kasi'y mainit na nga e nagpainit pa kayo!

"This (the hot weather) always reminds me to get closer to our Saviour."

True, RJ, dahil mas mainit nga raw dun sa kabila.

lucas said...

i can't imagine myself buying fries in macdonald's full of people on bathing suits. hehe!

btw, have you finished reading the lost symbol??? i'll publish my revgiew probably next week. I'm loving it!

RJ said...

SARDONYX
Baliktad talaga kami rito, kahit nga po sa switch ng ilaw at ang hinges ng sara ng fridge, baliktad! Hahah! Kaya siguro Down Under kasi baliktad lahat.

Wow! May natutunan ako, ang 'for here or to go' ng US. Thanks for sharing that. U



CHYNG
Medyo. o",)



BERTN
Definitely!



JULES
Napansin mo, Jules, ha.



ISLADENEBZ
Napansin niyo, ang 'something' rising! Talagang hinihimay niyo ang mga words ko, hahah, naku-conscious tuloy ako sa mga 'wrongs' sa mga posts ko.

Ayaw ko talagang mapunta doon sa kabila. Paano ba maiwasang mapunta roon?



LUCAS
...just imagine me amidst those ladies in swimsuit inside McDonald's! Huh!

I haven't started reading The Lost Symbol, yet. Tatapusin ko muna itong 'Brida' at 'The Witch of Portobello'. Hinihintay ko nga ang review mo, Conicks. o",)

=supergulaman= said...

dadaan lang talaga sana ako...at hindi na mag-iiwan ng bakas...pero huwaw! napahanga ako sa mga larawan! sarap tumambay sa MCDo...sna ganyan din sa pinas... ahahaha... :)

David Edward said...

kuya!!! mali ka ng outfit!!! bakit nakaganyan ka.. dapat board short and shirtless.. hehehe.. para pantay pantay.. walang lamangan.. ahahah

RJ said...

SUPERGULAMAN
Hahah! Natawa ako sa'yo Supergulaman. Larawan lang naman pala ng mga naka swim suit ang makapagpaiwan sa 'yo ng iyong mga 'bakas'. o",)

Kapag ganyan ang McDo sa Pilipinas, ano kaya ang mangyayari?



DAVID EDWARD
Ayan, may nakapansin na rin sa wakas! Talagang mahusay ka talaga pagdating sa outfit, bro. Ang totoo niyan, wala sa plano na mamamasyal kami sa beach. U

Mayroon namang mga ibinebentang mga swim wear sa mga shops pero hindi na kami bumili. At whew! Kailangan ko pang mag-work out, baka mauumay sila kapag makita akong naka-half naked. Hahah!

reFRESH said...

Thanks for sharing Australia! Lalong paganda ang mga kuha natin dyan ah. I like the third photo very much, parang postcard. Tapos yung katabi mo. amputi "daw malaki man ko ba". lol

abe mulong caracas said...

kailan kaya mauuso dito sa pinas yung ganyan?

iSHMOi said...

Ha. Ha.

Daya! Bakit kaya puro babae yung mga pinicturean? Sana madami ding shirtless guys. LOL! :))

darkhorse said...

ganda naman ng beach pati ang mga views hahahaha ksama na yun siempre dba?! hahaha tc!

Alkapon said...

wow! wow! at Woooooooooooow ulit.

ANg sarap naman ng ganyan..

kung ako nandyan, kahit gaano kahaba ang pila, mag tyatyga ako..kahit gutomin man ako, busog naman ang mga mata ko.. ha ha ha

RJ said...

REFRESH
Abangan mo, Refresh, marami pang susunod tungkol sa Australia. Sisikapin kong makakuha ng mas magaganda pang mga larawan. U



ABE MULONG CARACAS
Matatagalan pa siguro.



ISHMOI
Tama ka, marami ring mga guys, 'yaan mo next time pipicture ako para sa 'yo. o",)



DARKHORSE
Sigurado mas maganda pa ang mga nasa US, DH.



ALKAPON
Tatlong wow, ah. Hahah!

Naku, maiksi ang pila, at mabilis umusad... Mabilis kasing kumilos ang mga nasa counter ng McDo doon sa Glenelg.

PaJAY said...

pwede bang mag painit jan sandali doc?..nyahahahaha


Mukhang tumataba tayo lalo doc ah share ur secrets para tumaba..hahaha

newei,asteeg mga kuha Doc..improving na talaga ang pag click ng camera..

Reymos said...

It reminded my first trip to Australia when Brisbane got 41 degC the highest recorded temp in Jan 2002. My two years residency in Qld allowed me to explore the world class beaches like Byron Bay, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, including Bondi Beach in Sydney.

isladenebz said...

RJ: D ko alam, RJ, ang sagot. I guess this: Be Christlike.

Kosa said...

naaliw ako sa mga picture doc! ang lufeeeet! hahaha

RJ said...

PAJAY
Prof, pwedeng-pwede, 'lika na! U

Tumataba nga ako, huh! (Pero nagda-diet naman at nag-i-exercise para makabalik sa dati.) Kaya walang K mag swimming trunks sa beach. Mauumay ang makakakita.

Thanks! o",)



REYMOS
Thank you sa pagbalik sa The Chook-minder's Quill! Salamat din sa iyong pagsama ng blog na ito sa personal choice mo para sa PEBA 2009. U

Wow, tumira ka pala sa QLD! 1 year din ako sa state na 'yon, mas nagustuhan ko kaysa rito sa SA. Pero wala akong ibang choice sa ngayon, nandito kasi ang trabaho ko.



ISLADENEBZ
Hirap 'yon. Pero gagawin.



KOSA
Bakit nawala ka ng matagal?! Ah hindi ka lang pala nakabalik dito. Busy? Ano 'yong pinuproblema mo, bro?

Marami pang mga pictures dito, gusto mo send ko sa 'yo? (,"o