10 June 2006

This place is crazy

Picture this - Chapel Street meets Lygon Street, minus the wogs, add the Maoris...now put them all in the heart of Croydon (okay, so I'll leave Ringwood out of it!). You have Queen Street, Auckland on a Saturday night. In the few hours I was out in that madness, I saw two hummers (one was a limo), over a hundred done-up, loud-exhaust cars including a super-charged Kingswood and Supra, both driving with no bonnet to show off their chrome-laden goods. Add to that way too many mini-skirts and shorts for 4 degree weather, a fair share of bad dress sense and a general lack of 'decorum'. Or perhaps I'm just getting old.

The pearler was watching a van of cops pull up a car full of young kids. The kids were removing cartons of beer from their car and the cops looked on as they were made to empty each and every bottle in the gutter...!! M later said I should have put my hand up and volunteered my 'services' as I am of legal drinking age....hehehehe...

I made a new friend today at the East Day Spa where I had a 1 hour Vedic massage and manicure (I'm sporting sparkly pink nails!) My new friend's name is Ketut and she is from Bali. Ketut had a chance to practise her English, while I had a good chance to practise my Indonesian!!

I started the day off with a ferry trip and tour of Rangitoto Island - a relatively young volcano (600 years old) with it's unique plantlife and terrain. Then moved onto the DFS Galleria where I did some duty free shopping for a few hours, including an Anna Sui/Christian Dior makeup consultation :)

I wish mum were here to join me, but I know she is sharing in all the fun anyhow....

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