Saturday, December 12, 2009

Near Death Experience in Perth

G'day. I'm here to tell you I've far, but the day is young. It's 11am Sunday and I went out for breakfast a couple hours ago. It was starting to get warm so I closed down the apartment to give the air conditioner a chance to keep things cool. After brekky, I walked around the shopping district, exploring hallways and alleys that I haven't seen before. As mentioned earlier, this is a 3 block by 4 block area, riddled with throughways, multi-levels and is sometimes a maze to get lost in, a shopper's paradise. I'm not a shopper. Some of the alleyways have names such as the Trinity Arcade which is so named as the shopping district swallowed up this old church and has added associated things as the Abbey Deli and a store that sells all kinds of religious stuff, mostly Catholic.

But what does this have to do with near death? It was the walk home. I took a longer way trying to find an Army Surplus Store (yes, they have them in Oz, too) that I'd passed by earlier and noticed some camo on display. Naturally I thought of cousin Steve Mak and wondered if he has the compleat collection of Aussie camo. I didn't find the store again, and in spite of drinking plenty of water this morning, began to feel...blonde. No, not feel a blonde, feel like one as in a little light in the head. I gave up my search for camo and headed back to the apt. when (funnily enough) a blonde followed me right up to the door of the apt complex. She had a clip board, looked official and said in a nice Scottish brogue "It sure is hot this morning, it's already 39C!" I don't know what 39C means but when I checked on line just now, that means somewhere between 97F and 102F! The weather centre say 97F and you know me, I don't like to embellish things...too much. Suffice it to say, it IS hot! It's only 11AM! I only have 1 beer in the fridge...THIS IS HELL! THIS REQUIRES SURVIVAL TACTICS (and hopefully, combat pay).

I'll venture out for supplies after I rehydrate, drink my lonely beer at noon...I have principals. Well, maybe sooner as actually it's already 2:30 in the Gong, so it should be all right.

More later providing my survival plan works.

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