Gator Park

So, you’re heard of swimming with sharks, but how about riding with ‘gators? You can do this at Brazos Bend State Park, Texas! And once our good mate Nina[1. Nina was the first friend we met in Houston, and actually the very first ‘local’ I ever spoke to :)] invited us to go riding in the ‘Gator Park’,...

Austin, TX

A few weeks ago, Kelly and I made our first trip to Austin. My cousin Marty was in the US at the time so he flew across to hang out with us. Is was a pretty chilled visit — testing the waters for our next trip up. We spent the time eating, drinking, and being merry, plus a day in San Antonio to see what the Alamo was all about, a walk in...

Block party

Here are most of the people who attended the block party at the place we’re staying at until Saturday: Yes, I was telling people to keep their hands of our BBQ! ;) We move into our new place this weekend, so I think we were quite lucky to win a BBQ, during the only month of our stay here, and during the only block party held all...

Driving on the ‘other’ side

It’s been almost three weeks since we touched down in the land of the free, and home of the brave (can you believe that?). Among other things, we’ve been forcing ourselves to get out and about on the wrong other side of the road. Here are some observations: It takes a surprisingly short amount of time to get used to driving...

Free BBQ!

This is a picture of me hugging our brand new free BBQ grill. Here’s the recipe of how we got it: Attend our apartment’s block party Eat some free pizza Drink my first Dr. Pepper (also free) Chit chat to some people Accept a free raffle ticket Wait Have our ticket called and win a Starbucks voucher! Wait some more Have our...

Texas

Ok, ok, ok. Here it is. To everyone who’s emailed asking how things are, thanks for your concern curiosity. Instead of emailing everyone[1. Kelly’s still gonna do this I believe, but she at least has an excuse for the delay in correspondence. I also have one, but it ain’t as legit as Kelly’s.] I’ll write a...

Adaptation

In case you hadn’t heard from us, we made it — we’re still alive. We had a full week of jet lag (and a few days driving on the other side of the road) but we’ve survived. === I read Daring Fireball very often. In Australia (and Malaysia), I’d wake up in the morning and was able to read most of the previous...