Welcome to PlaaPlaaPlaa!

So you may be wondering why PlaaPlaaPlaa? What are those strange fish symbols above? What is ปลา and what does it mean? In short, this is a blog site, so surely there's going to be plenty of rambling. Unfortunately BlahBlahBlah was already taken, so I had to settle for the 'Plaa'. But there's actually more to it then just ramblings. The first fish symbol is actually a Christian symbol meaning ICTHUS - a greek acronymn which means "Jesus Christ is God's Son, the Saviour". The other strange letters you see in the last fish is actually the thai word for fish which funnily enough is pronounced "Plaa". So when you put it all together, this site is going to be my ramblings in telling people about how Jesus Christ is God's Son, the Saviour in Thailand (with plenty of good stories about food in between). Happy reading.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Travels across the Tasman

It's been an awesome past week in NZ, spending time with family, enjoying my cousins wedding and post wedding celebrations, walks to the city, helping babysit my cousins kids, helping to prime another cousins house, sailing out on Auckland harbour, eating, eating, eating....and more eating. As i came to posting up photos, i realised that i hardly had any photos of the wedding, in particular, the bride and groom as i was concentrating so much on doing the video for them. But i did manage to get in a few other shots with other cousins. While my time in NZ was at times full on (at one stage there were 8 of us staying together at my aunty's place), it was generally a really relaxing time and a real blessing to be able to get away and spend with family.

When we got back to the Gold Coast, we were pleasantly surprised by a new 'pet' turtle that we found in our backyard. We're still trying to work out how it got there. We did release it back into the canals, hopefully it'll come back again.

For those who pray:
- praise God for the opportunity go spend time with family
- praise God for safe travels
- pray for my final month in Sydney, to spend the time well and be able to catch up with everyone.

Here are a few photos from the past week:

One of my few shots of the bride and groom

With most of the cousins

Trying to be creative with a rose and chocs given out at the wedding

As I was taking photos of the wedding flowers, this bee just happened to land in the middle of the shot

with mum sailing out on Auckland Harbour

dad with our surprise turtle

Mackay and Louie playing on the beach

the suckling pig at the post wedding celebrations

the fruit platter we made

trying to do a Donna Hay eskish photo of Iona's cupcakes

another attempt with the Nutella cupcakes

attempting some actions shots with the kids

Plus some other random experimental shots around Auckland