Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Left Behind

As much as we love travelling abroad together, B’s job does not always permit me to tag along on his many overseas adventures. So far, he has been to a number of places without me. His Sydney, Shanghai, Chiang Mai, Bali, L.A. and Manchester trips saw me being home alone, wracked with envious thoughts of him being in a foreign country and having a grand time without me. Though he tells me all the time that it’s work and not just fun, the mere thought of shortly escaping from life's daily stress is enough to make me feel a little left out whenever I'm left behind.

Apparently, another trip to Japan is in the pipeline for B. Unfortunately, this one is strictly business as well, so my chances of tagging along are somewhat slim. Speaking of Japan, our last Tokyo trip together was simply amazing; both a hectic yet FUN week for us. I felt utterly rejuvenated and inspired that entire month after we got back home. In fact, that was the reason I started blogging! Tokyo was truly fantastic and the vacation made me feel like an entirely new person; one that I simply had to share with my closest friends and eventually the rest of the blogosphere.

Since I have been there and done that at Tokyo, I guess I do not really mind being staying back for this coming trip. Of course, it would be an entirely different story if B were going to New Zealand, a country I have yet to visit and would love to one day! A friend of mine honeymooned in New Zealand and came back with rave reviews of this beautiful country. I hear there is a great wildlife park in Christchurch called Orana Wildlife Park, which is an open range sanctuary for endangered animals, providing them with enclosures that closely resemble their natural habitat. Over 400 animals from 70 different species are displayed. I wonder if it is half as cool as the Melbourne Zoo we went to during our Melbourne Adventure 2002, where we managed to capture some really cool pictures of some of the coolest animals there!

Sleeping Koala

Making Friends

The Red Panda

Perhaps I'll end up in New Zealand one fine day but if you are planning a trip to New Zealand sometime soon, don't forget to send me a postcard from one of the many New Zealand Hotels, Auckland Hotels, Wellington Hotels and Christchurch Hotels where you’ll be staying. I’d love to hear all about your little adventure in New Zealand!

The Heritage Hotel, Christchurch NZ


Bobby Revell January 29, 2008 6:17 AM

You guys will have the chance to take a trip together before long...I'm sure it'll be fun!

That's a beautiful Koala! I'm not feeling well at all but had to come here for a little brightness! Have a good week Marzie:)

Jackie January 29, 2008 6:39 AM

Hola! Ms Genie Princess, I cannot believe that I am actually the first to get to make a comment.

Oh I'm so excited to be the first.

I know all to well about being at home alone. It gets very tiring sometimes and lonely also.

Your hubby's trips sound very exciting. And, my the photos are simply stunning!!

Have a great day Marzie,

Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) January 29, 2008 8:56 AM

I love New Zealand. I'd seriously loved to finally retire there somewhere. Who knows maybe I could one fine day ...

NafaSg January 29, 2008 10:35 AM

We also have never been to New Zealand. It looks like a peaceful and calm place to visit. We want to go there too someday!

And no worries, u will have your chance. When B has his free time, he would surely bring u there! =)

Hazel January 29, 2008 1:54 PM

nice picture here..thanks

Mariuca January 29, 2008 4:51 PM

Hi Bobby, I hope u feel better real soon, maybe this cute koala can cheer u up! Thanks for coming by Bobby! :):):)

kimfei January 29, 2008 4:53 PM

i wondering how many year of work will just take me to there..so marzie must send me the post if you go there..keke

Mariuca January 29, 2008 4:54 PM

Jackie, so nice to see u here today! Lolz...appreciate ur enthusiasm here and oh yeah, being home alone does suck sometimes. Glad u enjoyed the pics. :):):)

Mariuca January 29, 2008 4:55 PM

Wow Nick, u've been to NZ before? How lucky! It's a great plan to retire there he he he...then I can tumpang your house when I visit NZ! ;)

Mariuca January 29, 2008 4:57 PM

Hola NAFA, happy Tuesday to you! OH yay, you too haven't been to NZ huh? How about stewardess NAFA??? Maybe GP and NAFA can go to NZ together one day lolz! :):):)

Mariuca January 29, 2008 4:58 PM

Thanks Hazel, I do love the pics too. :):):)

Mariuca January 29, 2008 5:00 PM

LOL!!! Kim Fei...you're so hardworking maybe ur boss will send u there soon ...then u can make use of your wonderful photography skills to take great pics there and send to me instead he he he...:):):)

LadyJava January 29, 2008 5:14 PM

Me..not been to NZ before.. but would love to there too one day... whoever goes there first, send postcard ya...

How long is B gonna be gone this time GP?? Lucky got the kids eh!

Nick Phillips (15/03/1967 - 04/11/2022) January 29, 2008 5:39 PM

Urmmm, Marzie, no la, I haven't been to New Zealand before but I wish I did though ... LOL!

I've only seen NZ in pictures and movies and from what I saw, I'm in love with the place ...

Mariuca January 29, 2008 5:47 PM

LJ, if I go to NZ, for sure u'll be getting more than just a postcard from me he he he... Oh yeah, the kids make great companions when I'm home alone, nasib baik ada 3! :):):)

LadyJava January 29, 2008 5:49 PM

Awww that is so sweet of you.. eh kalau kids tu tak cukup.. i can loan you some of mine...lolzzz

Mariuca January 29, 2008 5:50 PM

Nick....ohhhhhh he he he...nevermind....just work really hard with ur paid posts this year and perhaps can go for vakasi there! I wan a fridge magnet if u do get there k! ;)

Mariuca January 29, 2008 5:55 PM

Wah, thanks la LJ! I can also pinjam my fren/neighbour's 3 cats...all living right above me! That makes 6 oredi! Of course must get something special for LJ, my best fren what he he he... ;)

LadyJava January 29, 2008 6:12 PM

Wah 6 cats would definitely keep you busy dearie...thehhehe.... you're my best friend too....muahsss!!

Mariuca January 29, 2008 6:28 PM

LJ, if I had 6 cats, then can really be BFF with u right? Ha ha ha ha....and yay...I am LJ's best fren....GK don be jeles k ha ha ha ha!!!

LadyJava January 29, 2008 6:34 PM

Lolzz GP.. I love both genies..both also my BFF mah.. no need 6 cats or 6 dogs or 6 anything...loollzzz

Here's to both my BFF!!!

Mariuca January 29, 2008 6:38 PM

Ha ha ha...yay! The genies love being LJ's BFF cause LJ is so much fun, kind, funny and simply sensational la! Thanks dearie! Hugs and love for u this gloomy Tuesday evening :):):)

LadyJava January 29, 2008 6:40 PM

LJ loves being loved by the Genies...hehehe... yelah here very wet also lah GP!! Smokey is making noise coz can't play outside at the balcony ...lolz... kelakar dia.. badan jer besau but very small voice he's got...hehe

Mariuca January 29, 2008 7:14 PM

Eh LJ, last weeekend Benji escaped and ran away from home la, made me panic only!! Nasib baik jumpa balik, he was playing outside at the corridor! Naugthy boy la that Baba! ;)

LadyJava January 29, 2008 7:30 PM

ish ish ish Baba! Nasib baik tak hilang.. if lost, surely your master would be very upset lah Baba!!

Mariuca January 29, 2008 9:05 PM

That's right LJ! We didn't realize he was missing until an hour later, last-last B went out to look for him and he was outside, paws all dirty and black lolz!!! So cute, he came running to B the moment B called his name, so clever la Benji! :):):)

LadyJava January 29, 2008 10:12 PM

Wow so smart lah baba.. he must have regretted his unauthorised walk eh.. so did you give him a bath after that??

Mariuca January 29, 2008 11:59 PM

Ha ha ha...LJ, tak larat la to mandikan Baba, he's so heavy! Will send him for grooming.. but I did wash his paws and gave him Fancy Feast special treat so he won run away again! Lolz... ;)

Mariuca January 31, 2008 4:45 PM

Thanks Astro and welcome to Mariuca's blog! :):):)

Anonymous,  February 04, 2008 2:56 PM

That would be Red Panda, as opposed to Red Kangaroo is it not?

Mariuca February 04, 2008 6:14 PM

Oh dear, thanks for noticing anonymous! Lolz... you're right, it is a Red Panda and I've made the correction, thanks! :):):)

LadyJava September 30, 2008 11:57 PM

Ish ish ish.. asyik kena tinggal jer kan GP.. nevermind next trip you ikut ok..;)

Mariuca October 10, 2008 9:43 AM

Mmg comel Emila! Too bad couldn't pat pat the fella lol! :)

LJ, I always try to ikut kalau blh, hopefully the next one is somewhere cool and I can go too! :)

Elara October 16, 2008 8:27 PM

Syoknye can see all those animals! I love it! :):)

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