Wednesday, 13 August 2008

A holiday too short

Took a break to Brisbane and Gold Coast for 10 days, sort of "spying" on Vivian, and had a "walk-thru" of her uni life there.

We had a very pleasant journey and met very friendly people. Especially those friends of Vivian from the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Brisbane, they absolutely made us felt very comfortable and warm in the cold winter Sabbath sermon. Thank you Percy, Darren, Mel, Sasa, Nick, Elizabeth Baines, Auntie Julie, Gloria and friends for taking care of Vivian all this while. Words simply can't express enough our gratitudes for making her life there easier.

Well Vivian, you certainly made us proud knowing life studying in the University is not a bed of roses! Like you said, it is a full time "Unpaid Job", which mama 100% agrees to it.

The next time we come around will be 2010 on her graduation day. Wish you luck my sweet dear.

Photo of me and hubby with "Praise in harmony" and Vivian's other church mates

Sitting at South Bank with part of Brisbane's skyline at the background

One for the album, missing here is our "hero" Villi, who stayed home to prepare for SPM

Vivian welcoming us at the veranda of her house on our arrival

A mama too excited seeing her "long lost" daughter

Housemate Wei, from China currently pursuing English in UQ

View of Surfers Paradise from our balcony on the 30th floor of The Aegean apartments, next to Q1

Valerie celebrated her 3rd year birthday amidst the Olympic Opening Ceremony

Surfers are everywhere despite the winter chill

Look at their tails... can't give it a miss