hrmph. *pouts* i want one !
*browses catalogues for christmas sales* :D
thank gods indriya & her boyfriend are okay, having just flown out from Phuket before the earthquake and tidal wave hit :( the news stories are so sad; all those lives lost, the devastation that has hit those countries (many of which weren't in such great condition aid-wise to begin with either). i am looking at the care australia website now to see if there is anything we can all do to help. apparently there is no fresh water or anything in the countries that were hit (sri lanka, malyasia, thailand, indonesia etc) and with over 12,000 confirmed dead already (not to mention the thousands still missing) and everything left in ruins (buildings, infrastructure, not to mention morale), it seems horrid to sit back and not try to do anything.
on another note, i've been reading through the lonely planet gap year book and it's really fantastic. i feel so excited and inspired and full of possibilities for next year. i burst out and chattered to mum about the possibilities of doing internships or something similar while i was in the uk and all she could think of to say was, "you'll have to be careful. someone got killed in london the other day."
"mum," i said, "a few people got killed in adelaide [ie: where i live] the other day." and it's funny but i know that this is her way of supporting me, no matter how hard she wants not to let go. i'm so excited about the possibility of really going back to england for awhile, and i feel blessed that the people around me support my decision and understand.
i haven't felt this excited about a new year, in a few. bring on the adventures.