Flat viewing

I have just been to view a flat just north of the Harbour Bridge with amazing views of the harbour. This isn’t the view, I thought it would be rude to take selfies on a first viewing. This is the view as I wait for the train to take me to work.

Weather update: Still wet.

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A fabricated perspective?

Do you sometimes feel that the world comes to you instead of you walking towards it? Like a video game, the character is constantly occupying the centre of the screen and it is the environment that slowly moves closer. The player movements create an illusion that the opposite is happening. I got that feeling on this very walk.

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This was taken around the circular walk that is Narrabeen Lagoon. I was introduced to this lovely walk by my family when I first arrived in Sydney. It is a little further north near the Northern Beaches and is great for everyone. Runners, cyclists, walkers, joggers, families, dog owners… you name it, they love this flat circular walk around the 8.4km circuit track.

As I was sitting in one of the few cafes on route, I stopped and thought of my constantly changing perspective. I though of the world as a whole, and how no matter where we are standing on Earth, we always appear to be the ones on top looking upwards to the skies. The lake is big, but small enough to locate where I was standing thirty minutes ago across the water. It was fascinating to see the trees that towered over me as tiny dots on the horizon, what was full scale now barely visible. What I could barely see directly over the water was the place I was now sitting with people previously too small to pick out.

Do you sometimes feel that the world comes to you, instead of you walking towards it? I guess that it a part of the simulation theory, that everything is being simulated on a supercomputer and we are the players unaware.

If we are, thank you Player One for making my simulation bearable. Don’t pull the plug just yet, I am having fun.

I’ve never seen one this big before…

Goddamn I love Cadbury. As a child this bar was one of my favourites. As I have grown, it appears that the chocolate bar has, too.

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It seems to be a popular belief that over time some of our favourite chocolates are shrinking and the prices are growing, such as the glorious Creme Egg and the classic Mars Bar. Whether this is down to our tiny child hands growing into fully grown adult ones or companies trying to save money, I am not too sure. Freddo however has turned this assumption on its head. I felt the packet, it does indeed feel like one whole bar! I am used to bars 1/20th of this size and looking at the top right of the packaging, believed it was a multi pack.

The nostalgia is flooding through my veins and heading straight for my sweet tooth. How long will I be able to resist buying one?

 

Açaí you there!

I was instantly reminded of my amazing month in Brazil as I walked by this stand. I haven’t had Açaí since then (August 2016), in fact I don’t think I have seen anywhere to buy it until now.

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I guess a city with a population of over four million is bound to offer a great variety of food and drink, cuisines inspired by the countless nationalities that have settled here. This isn’t always the case in the smaller cities, Newcastle for example, the city I lived in before moving here. It just cannot compete in terms of diversity.

Have you tried it? With Summer around the corner there is no doubt I will tuck into this little tub of heaven again, and I look forward to doing so.

Obrigado in advance!

BBQ sauce on a brekkie roll?!

One thing I have noticed down under is that BBQ sauce is used as a substitute for brown sauce. I found out this morning tucking into my bacon and egg roll as I wait to get my phone checked out. 

I like it, however it does seem a little strange to me, like it’s unnatural. You know when you secretly tried dipping a couple of fries into chocolate sauce to see how it tasted? Yeah like that. And don’t deny it, I know you tried.. 

I’ve never had BBQ sauce before 11am, but here I am, living life on the edge.

‘I ate the roll and I liked it, I hope brown sauce don’t mind it…’

I’m waiting for my turn in the Apple Store, they will give me a text in hopefully 30 or so minutes time. Due to water damage, my phone has started to really slow down its charging speed, I had it charging for 7 hours overnight and it reached just over 40% from 10% it was at when I went to sleep. 

It’s time for a new phone, I just need to know how long this one will hold on for. And being in a country (especially now with it coming into summer) that is so populated around the coast, is it time for a waterproof one?

Impact

There are probably 25+ people climbing the bridge in this shot at varying levels of ascent. Can you see them?


The more frequently we develop buildings and machines much bigger than ourselves, the more we realise how small we are. This doesn’t mean we have to think less of ourselves, nor does it mean we should boast about being better than we are.
It’s all about the balance, realising we are a tiny fraction of the world but a fraction that can drastically change the world.

Ideally, for the better.