Thursday, September 27, 2012

the endless sky

The recent live broadcasting from the International Space Station reminded me about how astonishing to think that just decades ago we, the human kind, had our first steps beyond our home planet. It was as if there were no more problems here on earth. Judging by the way we live generally; racing against time and trying to accomplish something in our lives, there is no question that problems will arise anytime. There are probably many things to feel really good about each day, but who really has the time to admire them? Sometimes spending a few moments looking at the world from above and looking at the sky can improve one’s mood in an instant, and maybe nobody can prove it better than the astronauts in space. With the missions that they carry and very limited entertainment on board the station, they do have something great which is the view of the heavens and earth from up there. A break in one’s life is always necessary, no matter the duration, as long as it makes one to appreciate life better, then it works. I’m grateful that the modern science today allow us to understand much better about our universe and admire them at the same time. Personally, thinking about the vastness of this ever-expanding universe, the world, and everything in it can add a little bit of happiness in the soul.

floating in space by fadil wimala

“Do those who disbelieve ever consider that the heavens and the earth were at first one piece, and then We parted them as separate entities; and that We have made every living thing from water? Will they still not come to believe?” (Quran 21:30)

“And the heavens, We constructed with power and skill and verily We are expanding it." (Quran 51:47)

“O society of jinns and men, cross the bounds of the heavens and the earth if you have the ability, then pass beyond them; but you cannot unless you acquire the law.” (Quran 55:33)

Sunday, August 26, 2012

so long astronaut…

"[He was a] reluctant American hero [and had] served his nation proudly, as a navy fighter pilot, test pilot, and astronaut. While we mourn the loss of a very good man, we also celebrate his remarkable life and hope that it serves as an example to young people around the world to work hard to make their dreams come true, to be willing to explore and push the limits, and to selflessly serve a cause greater than themselves."  - Armstrong's family


Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum | 2001

Thursday, August 9, 2012

With the smell of barbeque in the air, I took the shot.

In attempt not to distract those who are fasting, I exclude the juicy beefs and sausages from this post. Brisbane, a barbeque-friendly city which we really take advantage of. Many free barbeque areas can be spotted at parks across the city, an example would be the Kangaroo point. While eating, you can enjoy the view of Brisbane city skyline, watch the rock climbing guys and girls, or.. just cheer up some random passing joggers. The picture below, wouldn’t be possible without my friend showing up with his Nikon coolpix s6000. Yes, it has much better quality results than my camera; Kodak Easyshare V1003, which is responsible for the 99% of the pictures in this blog (as of this moment). Despite not being the owner of the camera, I still have the privilege to publish this picture, since I took the shot.
kangaroo point by fadil wimala 
Kangaroo Point | 2011

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Look up, it’s the…

London eye?
Nope, it’s the wheel of Brisbane, which is located in the Southbank parklands, near the cultural center. This ferris wheel is approximately half the size of the London eye. I heard that it’s not a permanent attraction and according to Wikipedia the wheel will be removed sometime in 2013.. but who knows.. Although I may not ride it due to the expensive price, I still hope that it stays longer, at least until my graduation. The lighting at night makes it stand out, so It is a bit weird to imagine the area being empty.

the wheel of brisbane the wheel of brisbane 3100_3205

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Queensland’s capital

I owe this blog a few updates and since I can’t really describe how life has been like these past two years, I’ll just throw in several pictures I have on the hard drive. Introducing the early pictures after arrival…..ladies and gentlemen, Brisbane city panoramas.

First picture was taken from the goodwill bridge, which connects Queensland University Of Technology and Southbank parklands. The second picture was from a friend’s apartment in West end and finally the last picture is a view from mount Coot-tha.

goodwill bridge2



This is Scenic Sunday

Monday, June 18, 2012

Update -sort of-

It's been almost 2 years since I've written anything on this blog. The day I made it, I thought I could be consistent on updating its content.. I was wrong. I’ve neglected it long enough, and now, I'm trying to put a few words in it just because it doesn't feel right to leave behind something that I was so passionated about. I came to Australia in 2010, now living and studying in Brisbane; making this my first update since arriving to this neighboring land.