Thursday, November 23, 2006

Someday Someday...

A lovely song that I heard on the Aussie radio. Hope you will enjoy it!

Someday Someday by Thirsty Merc

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Hanging Up His Speedo...

Australia's greatest-ever swimmer Ian Thorpe has quit, announcing in a press conference his intention to withdraw from professional competition. In a prepared statement to the packed conference, Thorpe said his battle with sickness and the revelation that there was more to life that swimming had led to his decision.

"As I got fit, my mind got fit, and I started asking questions," he said. "What's the relevance of swimming to my life, what would my life be like without swimming?"

"I haven't balanced out my life as well as what I should have," he said.

Although the 24-year-old said he felt intense pressure to continue swimming, that pressure was coming from others, not from himself. "It would be dishonest to myself, and to everyone else, if I were to continue on that basis," he said. "I've reached all the dizzy heights of this sport - for all of that I'm extremely appreciative."

Thorpe is regarded as one of the greatest swimmers of all time after winning 11 world titles, five Olympic gold medals and setting 13 individual long-course world records.

When asked whether a comeback was possible, the Olympic champion was dismissive.

"I don't see myself competing again, it won't happen. I won't rule anything out, I never rule anything out, but it just won't happen."

He did not want to reveal his future plans. Of his decision, Thorpe said: "It's emotional because I see my entire swimming career flash before my eyes. "I've had a great career. It isn't the best time to be walking away from the sport but it's my time."

To me, it's sad to see such a successful athelete to quit, but can you blame him? He has given his all to the sport for the past ten years and has achieved just about everything there is to achieve in it. He thoroughly deserves the chance now to be able to 'kick back' and enjoy a more 'normal' lifestyle while he's still young and hot.

Good luck for the future Ian!

Monday, November 20, 2006

True Blue...

From Manly Beach, Sydney =)

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Dancing In The Street With...

Long before I came to Australia, I had been listening to songs by the Human Nature (with two of my favourites Raining In California and When You Say You Love Me). For those who have not heard of them, Human Nature is a successful Australian boyband (or now a manband) and pop vocal group. The group was originally formed as doo-woop band in 1989 while the current members were at school together in Sydney. So far, the band has had 17 Top 40 hits and five Top 10 hits in Australia since 1996 when their first album was released.

Their latest album Dancing in the Street - Songs of Motown II (2006) is the rushed-out sequal of their first Motown album released in 2005. They are great songs, they are great singers and the slick, old-school production is great!

"Calling out around the world, are you ready for a brand new beat..."

"This classic lyric, always synonymous with good times and the incredible soulful, inspiring songs of Motown, couldn’t be a more perfect way to launch the second part of our musical trip to Hitsville," said Human Nature

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Guilty Pleasure...

Out of all the guys in All American Guys, Josh is my favourite. With his good look and fantastic body, he has got to be one of the most breathtakingly beautiful men I have ever seen.

Being a fitness, clothing and runway model, he also played football and was in the Ohio high school wrestling championhips in 2003. That would mean he is now about 21, with just about the most perfect 21-yr-old body I've ever seen!

As you may notice, Josh has got a lot bigger now than in some of his early photos. He's working out with heavier weights putting on mass to play football. Although he is not as cut and defined but I still think he is very very sexy.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

In Love With...

Hello All! It's been a long time since my last update. So far, I had a brilliant time in Australia and just before I thought the French are sexy, the Aussies had completly blown my mind, especially those hot surfers and swimmers at Bondi Beach. And thanks for their sexiness, I am currently taking lessons to learn how to surf so that someday I will be adored by other beach 'cruisers'.