November 30, 2013 by Pingoo
I’ve been here for 5 days now.
Ann van Dyk cheetah conservation reserve near Bela-Bela, South Africa.
A group of 10 girls volunteering around the camp.
We’ve mostly been cleaning out cages of tree debris so that when it rains the dead leaves don’t mould and grow cryptococcus.
Apparently it causes the cheetahs to get really dilated pupils and potentially become blind.
Every morning and afternoon two of us get to skip work and play with two cheetah cubs that are being tamed up for ambassadorial work.
They are so ridiculously cute.
Pickles and Simba.
There are 57 cheetahs on the reserve and about 42 of those are considered wild, very little human interaction.
Other than the cheetahs there are also vultures (cape, white back, and leopard species), caracal, wild cats, and wild dogs.
Most of the reserve is just wild bush and plains with wildebeest, impala, blessbok, giraffe, zebra, warthog, ostrich, chameleon, a rhinoceros, and a hippopotamus.
Plus loads of different birds and insects.
I’m taking short video clips to create a video of the whole trip, so expect that.
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November 24, 2013 by Pingoo
So I’m going to South Africa.
I’m sitting in the airport lounge right now waiting for boarding.
I’m not entirely sure what the internet situation will be like while I’m over there but I shall attempt to write about the haps.
This is my first time travelling overseas alone and it is terrifying.
Category Animals, My Life | Tags: , adventure, cheetahs, hyenas, south africa, travel, volunteering, vultures, wild dogs | No Comments
November 14, 2013 by Pingoo
Today saw my last exam for the year.
I am free to relax.
Free to not use my brain.
It was nice to be in the exhibition building again.
The interior decoration is nice to look at when you finish early.
There’s always something new to discover.
Today I noticed the chandeliers, which are incredibly ornate.
Once I had finished and exited the building it wasn’t long until I got my usual no-longer-worried-or-stressed-shakes.
One of my friends gets edgy before exams, but becomes relaxed as soon as they’re over.
I seem to be the opposite.
Quite relax beforehand, but physically anxious afterwards.
Alas, it doesn’t last very long.
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November 9, 2013 by Pingoo
I’m really not a fan of breakfast.
I never have been.
There isn’t much variety when it comes to what you can choose.
I much prefer dinner.
Dinner for breakfast is the greatest.
Heat up some leftovers and I’ll be set for the whole day!
Tonight I couldn’t be bothered making anything difficult and since I’m out of bread for toast I decided to make an omelette.
The complete opposite of what I like.
Breakfast for dinner? You’ve got to be kidding.
Well, truth be told it wasn’t that great.
I’m studying too much.
I think writing about breakfast for dinner is interesting.
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November 5, 2013 by Pingoo
“I realised that I was holding on to something that didn’t exist anymore. That the person I missed didn’t exist anymore. People change. The things we like and dislike change. And we can wish they wouldn’t all day long, but that never works.” – Sarah Ockler
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November 2, 2013 by Pingoo
Every time I make and eat a salad it is essential that I take a snap of it with the caption “a big salad“.
This is in homage to Elaine from Seinfeld.
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October 31, 2013 by Pingoo
There exists an app for mobile phones called Snapeee.
It is essentially an asian photobooth app.
You take a photo, add filters, stickers, glitter, and then upload it for others to like and comment on.
If you like someone else’s photo you get points which you can then spend in the marketplace for more sticker packs.
My friends and I have become obsessed.
We realise the idiocy of it but it’s still a lot of fun.
Please enjoy this slideshow of my collection so far.
I’m not even embarrassed by it, they’re gold.
Clicking skips ahead.
Just take them at face value.
Category Art, My Life | Tags: , app, glitter, japan, photo, selfie, snapeee, stickers | No Comments
October 31, 2013 by Pingoo
Let go or be dragged – Zen proverb
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October 30, 2013 by Pingoo
I now have an undergraduate degree.
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October 29, 2013 by Pingoo
During the very first English class of year 11 I started doodling on a page.
I kept that page for two years and continued drawing on it whenever I became bored in class.
By the end of year 12 I finally finished it.
I submitted it to the yearbook and it was published as an interlude to the year 11 and 12 classes.
VCE stands for the Victorian Certificate of Education.
So long was spent on it, with lots of hidden messages and images.
It is one of my proudest achievements.
My only regret is that I used lined paper, damn fool!
Category Art, My Life | Tags: , Art, doodle, drawing, vce | No Comments