Baby is out
1st August 2013

A full two weeks ahead of schedule, our son Arrun attempted to make an escape from his place of residence for the past 38 weeks. We were partly unprepared for his arrival, but made it to the Mater Mothers’ Hospital in time to have our Obs catch him upon his exit.

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2013 Dino Day
1st June 2013

After a year off, Dino Day was on again and the VW Drivers Club rocked up in force to see how much power their cars had at the wheels.

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Yucel and Noel's Joint Birthday
17th May 2013

It was bound to happen. With Noel and Yucel having birthdays 2 days apart, we had to start consolidating the celebrations. We rounded up the gang for a night of Turkish food and drink at Mado.

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2013 MDC
12th May 2013

After having missed last year’s MDC due to the Mr. and Mrs. Danger wedding, I was signed up to run the race once again... I just ran out of time to train for it in the weeks leading up.

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Jwoyee's Yum Cha
23rd March 2013

After his initial Chinese New Year plans didn’t pan out, Jwoyee had us hooked with Plan B- yum cha!

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Mazdaratti Cruise
24th February 2013

After many attempts, we finally got the Mazdaratti and Friends Cruise rolling.

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Part 2: LiquiMoly 12 hour
10th February 2013

Orright, now that we’ve dealt with the social programme, it was time to get on with the racing.

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Part 1: LiquiMoly 12 hour
8th February 2013

It all happened pretty quickly. The call came in from Hughie that he had a spot on his team for the 2013 LiquiMoly Bathurst 12 Hour sports car race. All I can say is that that was about all the arm twisting I could resist...

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Dial M for Mexican
1st February 2013

Danger had crept up to the final year of his fourth decade of existence and we thought that it was only prudent that the occasion was marked with the consumption of some comfort food.

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Michael & Camae's Wedding
27th January 2013

Michael and Camae’s wedding was a study in improvisation as the weather on the Australia Day long weekend blew carefully laid plans about. We managed to gather ourselves to the shelter of the Twin Waters Resort to see the two say, “I do”.

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NYE Eve Pizza Party
30th December 2012

With everyone already having grand plans for New Year’s Eve, we had to get in a day early to see off 2012.

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Dom's Top 40
29th December 2012

Dom had been very sneakily hoarding up years... So successful was the scam, that he’s how racked up 40 of them!

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Skyfall
28th November 2012

Jackie and I could hardly believe that it had been 4 years since the last time we scraped together a crew to pull off a private Bond show. With a Quantum of Solace being a long distant memory, we decided to celebrate a bit of the best of the British with the 50th anniversary 007 movie.

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Cortina Clean Up
4th November 20120

Danger acquired his 1964 Cortina after a long period of hunting and the time had come to give it a proper clean.

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Karen's Birthday
29th October 2012

It was the end of October and it was time for Noel to get his plan together to throw a party for the missus. We all got a trip to Kingsley’s on the river to celebrate Karen’s birthday.

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A & A Wedding
6th October 2012

Andy and Ashley were all set to tie the knot and we had a drive down to Ballina on Bathurst weekend to check it all out.

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PCQ Concourse
23rf September 2012

Ormiston House was once again open to an automotive concourse. This time around, it was the turn of the Porsche Club of Queensland to put on a show.

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PCQ Hill Climb
22nd September 2012

It was the post-40th birthday bash like no other. The cake and candles were missing, but the presence of a bunch of serious Porsches more than made up for it at the Porsche Club of Queensland’s motorsport meet at Mt Cotton.

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Spring Cruise
16th September 2012

Spring was a very busy period for automotive activities and the Spring Cruise ensured that we kicked off the season with a large carbon footprint.

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VWDCQ Action Day
9th September 2012

Having been a VW driver for over 2 years, I finally got around to checking out the Volkswagen Drivers Club of Queensland’s Action Day at Manly.

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Melbourne Birthday
12th August 2012

Having celebrated my last two birthdays in Brisbane, it was time again to do an interstater!

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VWDE Evolutions
11th August 2012

Having done the Progressions Volkswagen Driving Experience day last year, I jumped at the chance to do the Evolutions day this year. One of my disappointments last year was that the event was held at a very small track. Not this year! I was set to roll in a pair of R-badged Golf derivatives on Phillip Island!

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Airport Link Walk
15th July 2012

It’s amazing how quickly the last 3 years have gone by. It felt like yesterday when the left over crew from the North South Bypass Tunnel moved over to Airport Link but the tunnel was finally open for its first public display and we were there!

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2012 Winter Cruise
24th June 2012

The 2012 Winter Cruise saw a modified re-run of the first cruise. 4 cars fronted up to maximise the cold start.

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Renu's Birthday
22nd June 2012

We managed to get around a few of Brisbane Gang to force Renu into a surprise birthday party at the Chinese joint at the end of our street.

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Yucel's Birthday
17th May 2012

It came as a bit of a shock that a year had passed since the last time we celebrated Yucel’s birthday. As always Oz has chosen an interesting spot to ponder the pervious 12 months.

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Midginbil Hill Recce
6th May 2012

After a quick sweep of the office, we managed to get four cars to tag along on the recce of the roads leading up to Midginbil Hill- the scene for the upcoming Danger Wedding.

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Abu's 1st
25th April 2012

Can y’all believe it, Abu had been in the country long enough to have a birthday! We had the gang over to bring to a close the festivities which had started much earlier!

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Williams x 2 x 30
14th April 2012

Three weeks late we were in getting the celebration under way, but so big was the number that a bit of rounding error was more than tolerable. The Williams boys had hit 30!

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F1 Sunday
18th March 2012

F1 Sunday had a weird feel to it- the twilight race somehow didn’t feel right but we were there anyway to see the fugly new 2012 cars.

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F1 Saturday
17th March 2012

Not even a week had gone by since I had driven my first V8 that the opportunity came up to give Yogen’s worked R8 a bash. It was an F1 weekend, and I was up early on Saturday morning in Melbourne about to dump the clutch on the HSV.

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FBT 500
4th March 2012

It’s March and time once again to rack up FBT kilometres. Mr T and I were under-kayed this year and had to start putting in some hours behind the wheel to get to the end of the month without being taxed.

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Step 1- Sally and Ramesh
6th February 2012

2012 is the year that Sally and Ramesh have decided to become man and wife and we were on hand to kick off the year-long series of events with the civil registration in Hong Kong.

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Hong Kong Trip
3rd February 2012

It’s been almost exactly 6 years since my last trip to Hong Kong and I was looking forward to a less touristy experience.

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VW Happy Laps
22nd January 2012

I’ve never driven on Lakeside, but when a bunch of VW guys organised a Happy Laps session at the track, I jumped at the chance to see how the Golf would go in its natural habitat.

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Karen and Noel Christmas
24th December 2011

Christmas Eve at Karen and Noel’s is becoming a bit of a tradition and this year, we got a whole lot more of it with an early afternoon start!

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Gabor's Farewell
15th December 2011

After kicking about in Brisbane for more than 2 years, Gabor lined himself up a new gig in Adelaide and bid us farewell…

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Jazz Sushi
20th November 2011

Salmon, salmon, everywhere! Jazz got us all around her place to show off her new Japanese cooking skills and help us while away a Sunday afternoon.

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No More Kicking Back & Relaxing
23rd September 2011

He had been threatening this since the day he re-joined, but it actually happened- the Duchess was leaving KBR.

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Santos LASER Show
22nd September 2011

I had managed to hijack Noel and Karen’s plans of checking out the Santos LASER Show, but they were a no show! So this is what you lot missed out on…

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Moogerah Cruise
18th September 2011

Spring was in full bloom and we formed a cruise-line to the west!

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Bridge to Brisbane
11th September 2011

There might have been a grand total of about 6km run by me since the month of August, but a lack of fitness wasn’t about to stop me from giving the Bridge to Brisbane another crack.

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Dingo's 1st Birthday With Us
10th September 2011

Dingo’s turned 25… This was rather suspicious as we’ve never been to one of his parties before, so we got a hold of his driver’s license just be sure before joining in on his South Bank dinner.

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Suddenly 30!
14th August 2011

‘Ninja’bread men, Ferraris, Williamses and an awesome song… That’s how trying to catch up to your age should be done!

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Working the Balcony
7th August 2011

The weather was just about perfect to once again commission up and get our balcony running again. The Anthony’s were on hand to give us a hand in the process.

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Tamster's 30th
30th July 2011

Sparklers in the air, sprinkles on the cake, colour coding of the guests… I can only mean one thing- Tammy’s having a birthday party.

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Winter Solstice BBQ
25th June 2011

The 21st of June is a day that I look forward to every year as it signals the start to longer days and this year was no different. The occasion was marked with a BBQ at the Bellbird Grove Park.

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VW Driving Experience
21st June 2011

I heard about VW’s track days a few years ago whilst shopping for a VW, but this was the first time I was able to get a spot at a session. VW brought out 10 instructors and go-fast Golfs to the High Performance Driving Centre at Norwell on Tuesday for us to cut laps with.

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Dangers' Dinner
19th June 2011

It was the Darwin round of the V8s and we decided to combine the best bits of motorsport and Masterchef for a very (very) late lunch that day.

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Springbrook Cruise
12th June 2011

A rainy day can sometimes be the best sort of day to hit the road as it tends to keep the tourists off the road.

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Kaya's Qld Birthday Bash
3rd June 2011

His parents may be Mexicans, but he knew that he’d have to be back north of the border to celebrate his first birthday!

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Davo Mate's 40th
28th May 2011

Davo was gonna blow out some candles, but the recount is still going on. Anyway, here’s what we did whilst waiting to figure out how old he was…

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Yucel's Birthday
24th May 2011

It was Yucel’s first birthday as a mum and Oz had us for a very special dinner at Gianni’s.

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911 Rescue
14th May 2011

I headed down to Derek's place before sunrise to start my biggest paint renovation project to date. His 42-year old 911 was about to be blinged up into 2011!

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Easter BBQ
22nd April 2011

Easter was about the time to catch up with a few lost folk from different towns (like Sydney, Daisy Hill and the Western Suburbs). We had planned a fantastic looking day to eat out on the balcony, but the dinner was full of action as everyone had to relocate indoors when the storm hit.

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Test Drive #16 - VW Golf MkVI GTI
15th April 2011

Well, now that the Golf has turned one, I thought it was time I got around to putting up some photos. And seeing that Jackie’s got one too, we decided to do a double header.

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B2's 1
10th April 2011

For their second boy’s first birthday, Kylie and Perci decided to take over a park way down south on the Qld-NSW border on a lovely Sunday afternoon. We headed down to chow down on the BBQ and the cake.

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Weber's First!
13th March 2011

Derek and Sunel had helped us get our first BBQ and we decided to give it some gas. On hand were other Weber Baby Q experts, Karen and Noel.

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Danger's Off!
4th March 2011

After 6 long years of slogging away as a diligent CRC-er, geo-political forces had conspired to force Danger out into the big wide world out of the Farm. We all thought that the new beginning was best marked with some drinks at non-wet bits of the Regatta.

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Last of the F-111s
12th February 2011

The RAAF has now pensioned off its collection of F-111s after 37 years of service so Danger and I decided to visit the ‘Swich to check out the jet’s farewell exhibition.

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Brisbane Floods
12th January 2011

The Brisbane River was on the way up and was heading towards the famed 1974 high water mark and we ventured out to have a peep at the river at its most swollen in my 20 years of being in Brisbane.

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Jo & Caz Got Hitched
8th January 2011

Jo and Caz had chosen a beautiful place in the Mornington Peninsular and we were on hand to help them celebrate.

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Wivenhoe Open
31st December 2010

It was new year’s eve and what better way to spend the day than to cruise out west to watch water at its furious best?

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Christmas @ Karen and Noel's
25th December 2010

Christmas 2010 might have been wet, but we had the driest patio to spend it in…

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Jackie's BBQ
18th December 2010

It was all Jackie's idea but we eventually caught up over a BBQ at Scott's and Alicia's...

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GnR Boy's 2nd Nalangu
17th November 2010

The eve of the wedding saw the second nalangu ceremony take place. This one counted that little bit more and we made sure that the night was sent off in the best possible way.

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GnR Boy's 1st Nalangu
13th November 2010

We rolled right into the first nalangu ceremony once breakfast was over and everyone had a chance to catch their breath after the panthal kaal was planted.

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GnR Boy's Panthal Kaal
13th November 2010

On the Saturday after Dad’s arrival, we kicked off the next two ceremonies. This one covers the planting of the panthal kaal.

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GnR Gold Melting Ceremony
11th November 2010

The next ceremony that had to occur was the melting of the gold to be used to make Renu's thali. We did this in the wee hours of the 11th at Uncle Lings' house.

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GnR Civil Registration
8th November 2010

Having set the date with the Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara waaay back in August, we were on course for a mid-morning civil registration. It was the first ceremony in the fortnight that it was going take Renukha and I to get married.

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GnR Boy's Day Out
23rd October 2010

Project manager extraordinaire Fergy-Ferg was put in charge of organising 24 hours of non-stop action to send me on my way to Malaysia… It eventually wind up taking up the better part of 48 hours and perhaps a little over budget, but this is how it all started off…

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Hayley & Allan's Wedding
16th October 2010

Hayley and Allan were finally getting married after doing the whole "engaged" thing for a while and we were all gathered about Victoria Park to see them get hitched.

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Drive to Sydney
2nd October 2010

Phil was moving to Sydney and I thought I would jump in on the chance to check out the drive down the Pacific Highway.

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Koshi & Raj's Wedding
22nd August 2010

Koshi and Raj had planned their wedding for the end of August and due to good timing, we managed to be there...

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GnR Engagement
20th August 2010

The day of the engagement saw us whip out all the bits and bobs that we had been acquiring over the week leading up. All these shots are from my camera in a sneak peek before the official shots.

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Lena's Coming of Age Ceremony
15th of August 2010

Lena had come of age and all her aunts got around to celebrate.

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Lakeside Speedfest
8th August 2010

It was Nigel Mansell’s birthday and Derek and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate it than to spend a day at the track checking out old cars.

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B2's Christening
1st August 2010

It might have felt like it was just a month or two ago that B1 was being Christened, but in the two years since, Kylie and Jimmy had B2 popped out, plumped up and ready for his christening dip at the Southport School.

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NV 2010, Part 4
4th July 2010

Less than 24 hours on from the Hindu wedding ceremony, an intimate crowd had reconvened for the final leg of NV 2010, the Reception Dinner.

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NV 2010, Part 3
3rd July 2010

After the Sangeeth was the big event, the Hindu wedding ceremony.

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NV 2010, Part 2
1st July 2010

The second part of Shifty and Vibs’ wedding was the sangeeth.

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NV 2010, Part 1
26th June 2010

It was a beautifully clear Saturday afternoon and the first wedding of Shifty and Vibs was all set to go at the Albert Street Uniting Church.

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Noel's Japanese Birthday
15th May 2010

It was a day shy of Noel's big birthday, so Karen rounded up enough of his mates with good hand-eye coordination for a night out around a tepanyaki hot plate. Kabuki was the set...

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2010 Mothers' Day Classic
9th May 2010

2010 has been a year of generally bad fitness, but I wasn't going to miss out on my 5th straight year of running the Mothers' Day Classic.

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H&S Reception
26th April 2010

We've had the wedding, now onwards and upwards for the reception!

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Hema & Subha's Wedding
25th April 2010

It was back to the equator again for Renu and I as we had been invited to attend the wedding of Hema and Subha.

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Pete'n'Jo's Wedding
17th April 2010

It was 5 years in the making, ummm, or was that 6, but Pete'n'Jo were ready to get hitched.

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Test Drive #15 - VW Golf MkVI 118TSI
4th April 2010

Having hit the car yards looking for a decent small car, I stumbled upon this offering from Volkswagen- the MkVI 118TSI.

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F1 - Sunday
28th March 2010

Sunday was what we were all waiting for...

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F1 - Saturday
27th March 2010

If Friday was a short day at the track, Saturday more than made up for it...

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F1 - Friday
26th March 2010

After an absence of four years, I was back to check out the Australian GP. This time, I had company too!

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Rolling Pin Warrior
24th March 2010

Dazza and Luke recently bought Mel a rolling pin for her birthday and she figured that the best way to break it in was by throwing a pizza party.

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Clem7 Tunnel Run

The tunnels under Brisbane are complete and to celebrate, BCC held a 10km run for a lucky 5000 Brisbanites to get the first thorough look in.

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Kylie's Birthday
6th February 2010

Jimmy's party in the park for his missus' birthday.

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The 73rd
29th January 2010

It was a combined effort for Scotty and Danger this year. We were all invited to The Fox to see them hit, collectively, 73!

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Ang Mo Kio Christmas
25th December 2009

I thought I'd give Jo-Jo and Keish a surprise Christmas visit this year... How was I to know that there was going to be massive all in bash.

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Eat Some More
19th December 2009

After an 18-month absence, I was back up at the equator. It was two weeks of flat out eating...

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Summer Solstice Party
28th November 2009

It was the start of Summer and Karen decided it deserved a bash...

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Test Drive #14 - Ford XR4
22nd November 2009

When Fergy got his set of wheels last Friday, I knew I was going to be up until the wee hours of the morning taking it for a fang. It gave me an opportunity to do something I had never done before- a night time photo shoot.

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Thosai, Trick or Treat
31st October 2009

Doosh and Shilps had been in their townhouse for a while now so I figured that it was about time that we threw them a house warming party. As with the party two years ago, we again went for a Halloween house warming. This one had an Indian bent- thosai, trick or treat!

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Karen's Birthday Bash
29th October 2009

It was a school night, but nevertheless, a sizeable crowd gathered to wish Miss Lee a very happy birthday in Springwood.

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2009 SuperGP
25th October 2009

For my 29th, Fergy and Miss Karen got me a Sunday ticket to the SuperGP. For the first time in the event’s 19-year history, I was going to the Indy. This was also going to be the first time the race was to be run for A1-GP cars, but they were confirmed to be a no-show at the last minute.

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Tamiya Ferrari F40
4th October 2009

I first built the F40 back in 1993. I picked up the kit again just over ten years ago and I’ve finally gotten around to finishing it.

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Jimmy Jnr's First
27th September 2009

It was a full on Filipino do at Jimmy’s cousin’s joint down the Gold Coast. It had been a year since Jimmy Jnr’s arrival and the crowds rolled in to mark the anniversary with a feast.

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Great Ocean Walk
22nd September 2009

It was amazing, something I had tentatively agreed to waaay back at the start of the year was actually happening. I was going camping for first time in fourteen years!

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My First Bridge to Brisbane
30th August 2009

Wow, is it August already? I had big plans to spend winter training for the 2009 Bridge to Brisbane 10km race, but all that was pushed aside due to my Sydney gig. But as poorly prepared as I was, it was time to tackle my first race.

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V8SC, Qld Raceway, Sunday
23rd August 2009

Race day always produces more pics, so here are the lot left over from the Queensland Raceway round of the V8Supercars.

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V8SC, Qld Raceway, Saturday
22nd August 2009

I made the trip again this year to Queensland Raceway for our round of the V8 Supercar championship. It was the first time I got to see the FG-shelled Falcons and it would also be the last year I could cheer on a Triple Eight win.

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Last of the Twenties
15th August 2009

It was time to tick off another year. It was a significant number this time around. It was the beginning of the end of my twenties and I was going to give it the send off that it deserved.

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Final Sydney Stint
13th August 2009

Well, seeing that it’s been nearly a month since my Sydney gig ended it’s about time that I got some of the photos up. The second stint had longer hours and went on for about two weeks longer that I wanted. As you will note from some of the photos, I got to get to know Sydney Airport pretty well...

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Mercedes Benz Concourse
9th August 2009

Ormiston House was again the backdrop for the annual Mercedes Benz Club of Queensland’s concourse. Shifty, Mudge and I headed to the bay early on in Sunday morning to check out some old Benzes.

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More Cousins
26th July 2009

It was a mini reunion at our place on Sunday as cousins from the other side of the world dropped by to find out that they are already uncles and aunts...

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Renu's Birthday
20th June 2009

After much debate, Renu finally decided upon throwing a party to mark her birthday and newly acquired status as a mortgagee.

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Aborted Cruise
7th of June 2009

The 2009 cruise didn't quite go to plan. Rain washed away the morning and a disappearing road meant that we had to look for an alternative path...

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Pete & Jo's Engagement
23rd May 2009

Check out some of the photos from Pete and Jo's housewarming slash engagement party.

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Melbourne Trip
23rd May 2009

The day after my RDO, I was back at the airport. We were on our way down to Melbourne and we were about to go to Avalon for the first time.

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First Stint in Sydney
21st May 2009

I guess it’s probably time for an update from my time in Sydney. I was originally due back in Brisbane at the end of May, but I will be here for all of June and a bit of July too. Here are some shots from the first month.

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We're 3!!!
12th May 2009

We're 3!!! Gunny Central has been around for more than a thousand days!

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2009 Mothers' Day Classic
10th May 2009

It was Mothers’ Day and we got out of bed in the week hours of Sunday to be amongst the 10,000 other folk taking part in the 12th annual Mothers’ Day Classic fun run.

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The Chad's Birthday
9th May 2009

Chaddy had clocked up another year on the 6th of May and his entourage decided that Saturday was the perfect time to mark the occasion.

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Tamiya 1:24 Ferrai F50
12th April 2009

I got bored on the 12th of March and when window shopping at Hobbyone down the road from the house, I managed to return with a 1:24 plastic kit of a Ferrari F50 made by Tamiya. I had not built a kit since 1995 and I was determined to ensure that #14 was going to be the best one yet!

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Vibs Said Yes
11th April 2009

13 days earlier Vibs had succumbed to Shifty’s wily ways and agreed to his proposal. The pair threw a little party for the two families that were to be brought together. And it was all very purple.

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JP & M's House Warming
9th April 2009

The prayer had already started in the wee hours of Thursday morning. I managed to get myself to the ’Swich suburb of Springfield time, but the windy roads had me going in circles.

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Twilight Running Festival
5th of April 2009

My first 10km for the year! Damn the legs are tight...

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Karen's Steamboat
4th April 2009

The stars finally aligned and the long talked about steamboat session became a reality thanks to the efforts of a certain Ms Lee!

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Lara Turns 1
22nd March 2009

Even though she’d been around for nearly a year and I had a vague idea that she was born around this time, I didn’t actually think that Nick’s housewarming will also be his daughter’s birthday…

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Sabrina's Reception
14th March 2009

After having caught up on Facebook, then bumping into each other out of the blue at Garden City, Renu and I got an invite to Sabrina’s wedding reception.

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Fergy's 29th
21st February 2009

Evenyone’s always on time for Indian! Fergy’s 29th birthday bash got off to a punctual start- that was my bit done… And this is what happened.

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Shifty's 29th
30th January 2009

Well, it nearly didn’t happen, but the stars aligned for Shifty to be properly farewelled from the realm of those in their twenties at a little do at the Chalk.

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Cobb & Co. Trip
2nd January 2009

It was all planned in a flash, but I figured that a trip out west was a good way to catch up with two mates who’d slipped under the radar over the Christmas period.

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Hello 2009!
1st January 2009

Happy 2009, Y'all!

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Noosa Christmas
25th December 2008

Christmas Eve, the plan was coming alive. What had been a pipe dream the week before was finally a reality as Soo, Karen, Martin and I hit the road for our Christmas by the beach holiday.

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Daktarr Saar Proposes
21st December 2008

The signs were ominous, just the day before, Daktarr Saar munched into a fortune cookie and the papery taste told him he had to go for it… Daktarr Saar knew he had to secure the girl before the year was out and he didn’t have much time left given his travel schedule…

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Baby Brandon's Christening
21st December 2008

It was a bright and beautiful Sunday morning. I had a blast down the M1 to get to the Southport School down in the Gold Coast. Perci had teed up a christening for his 3-month old boy.

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World, Meet Baby Marley
20th December 2008

Can y’all believe it, I’m an uncle for the 12th time?! Whilst I was away in Sydney two weekends ago, little Marley Quin-Geoffrey Colnan popped into the world four days ahead of schedule.

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Oran Park Farewell - Sunday
7th December 2008

Orright, now where did we leave off? Oh!, that’s right, it was Sunday and it was time to hit the track again.

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Oran Park Farewell - Saturday
6th December 2008

It was the start to a bittersweet day. I was on a 0500 flight to Sydney to see the final round of the 2008 V8 Supercar Championship. This was going to be the round that would decide the year’s champions in the Formula Ford, V8 Brutes, Fujitsu Series as well as the V8 Supercars. It was also going to be the final time Oran Park was going to host a round of the V8 Supercars/Australian Touring Car series after 38 consecutive years.

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Impact Sailing Day
30th November 2008

The annual Impact sailing day saw nearly 40 members of staff (and a few ring-ins) rock up early on the morning of the 30th of November to mess about on four yachts in Moreton Bay

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CRC Mining Christmas Bowls
28th November 2008

After a massive Christmas party effort from 2007 with the gokarts and all, the 2008 party was always going to be a much lower key affair. The gang from the west again congregated in the now familiar hunting ground of New Farm for a round bowls to bring to a close yet another year.

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2008 Surebridge Corporate Regatta
23rd November 2008

The 2008 Surebridge Corporate Regatta was held on the morning of the 23rd of November 2008 at the Toowong Rowing Club. A month-and-a-half of training at the crack of dawn was about to be tested in competition.

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Vinny's 21st
3rd October 2008

Can you believe it, little Vinny is now 21?! To mark the event, we all submitted ourselves to the realm of the fictional…

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AT'n'DK's Engagement Party
21st September 2008

On Sunday, AT and DK finally got around to celebrating their engagement. We were instructed to get into our “cocktail” outfits in the evening and party on into the night at the Stamford Plaza.

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The Last Day
19th September 2008

Friday was my last day at CRC Mining. After designing odds and sods for the past 6 years, I finally threw in my CAD-monkey towel. As per tradition, I rounded up as many as possible to celebrate my future ventures with drinks at the Regatta.

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Border Ranges Cruise
13th September 2008

It had been a while since we all did some four-wheeled exploration, so the start of spring was perfect reason to go on a cruise.

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2008 Gunny Go-Karts
17th August 2008

Ah, 28. A number in no man’s land. No longer in the mid-20s and not as significant as 29. It’s still a reason to round up all my mates and go racing though.

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MV Doulos Visit
13th August 2008

The German charity Gute Bücher für Alle (Good Books for All) brought in their ship, the MV Doulos, into Brisbane in early August. The ship is the oldest ocean-going vessel still in operation and was built 2 years after the Titanic. Engineers Australia had set up a tour of the vessel as well as organised for the chief engineer of the ship to give a brief talk on the technical aspects of keeping the old girl going.

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Baby Jayna Turns 1
10th August 2008

August the 10th- a very significant day in the lives of Jeeps and Mohana. It had been for exactly one year that they have been parents. To mark the occasion, we all went out for Indian food.

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Byron Trip
26th July 2008

Byron Bay in stills...

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It's not a Birthday Party
20th July 2008

Soo rounded up a bunch of us at her place around about lunch time on Sunday. We al had to meet waaaay up in the sky for a birthday party that wasn’t a birthday party.

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Ipswith City 400
19th July 2008

It was a beautiful winter day. I had nothing on. All my mates had deserted me. So I figured the best way to spend the day was to reconnect with my inner bogan. Yeap, I headed west for the Ipswich City 400.

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Shivani's Sangeet Night
26th June 2008

26th June- day two of the Malaysian trip and the day for Shivani’s sangeet night. Her last ever party as single lass...

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Shivanikka's Nalangu Night
25th June 2008

Having run around all morning I got hold of Nige at the Megamall by mid-afternoon. It was time for us to stroll on over across the railway lines and make in time to witness Shivanikka’s nalangu ceremony.

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Malaysia Trip
24th June 2008

The end of June 2008 seemed a little like the end of June 2007. Again, a friend was getting hitched along the equator but a change in personal circumstances meant that I had to give the Jap-chix err, I mean Japan GT a miss this time around. It was more than made up for though by the best send off that I’ve ever had at the Brisbane airport.

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O'Reilly's Cruise
8th June 2008

Another weekend, and the time was right for another cruise. Daktarr Saar was going to be away for the weekend and I could not bear the thought of his baby girl being all alone. So, I volunteered to warm her up a little.

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Reid & Sharm Get Hitched
31st May 2008

The final day of May saw the Colnan and Campbell gang (and associates) get together in the beautiful area south of Byron Bay to witness the union of Reid and Sharmila.

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Gunny Guides in Action
31st May 2008

The last week of May turned out to be quite a busy one. Not only was there Sharmila’s wedding happening over the weekend, but we had two troops representing Malaysia and Singapore arrive just before the weekend.

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Rotary Fun Run, UQ
25th May 2008

Ah, nothing beats the feeling of having the sun on your back. The Rotary of the Planetarium’s 2008 fund raiser for the Kim Walters’ Choices program was set to beautiful weather.

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Mt Lindsay Cruise
24th May 2008

It was a lazy Saturday afternoon. Daktarr Saar and I had overeaten Ma’s lamb curry and we needed to work off the meal. What better way to do that than to go for a blast in the Golf? So off we went on a cross border raid to New South Wales.

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Make Your Own Pizza
17th May 2008

Much sooner than anticipated, we were again over at Daktarr Saar’s house for another cook up. This one was a more hands on affair with a more intimate crowd. We were gonna make our own pizzas!

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Gunny Central's Two!!!
12th May 2008

Happy Birthday Gunny Central. It’s been a busy second year and we’ve celebrated a ton of events. We’re now going out to about 1500 visitors per month all over the globe. Thanks to everyone who uses this site to keep the memories of happy times alive!

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2008 Mothers' Day Classic
11th May 2008

Yeap, it was that time of the year again, when thousands of Brisbanites get together and tear around the streets of South Brisbane in the early hours of a Sunday in the Mothers’ Day Classic Fun Run.

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Kottu Pratha
3rd May 2008

It was the first long weekend of May. Daktaar Saar was not working, the missus was away and that was about all the impetus he needed to have his mates around for some Sub-Con tucker…

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The Terrible Twos
20th April 2008

All was quiet that Sunday afternoon, initially anyway... But eventually, Kash and I got sick of waiting around so we called everyone to hurry up and join us at the Norman Hotel for the grand celebrations marking the occasion where Daktarr Saar got another year older.

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Bowdens Visit
20th April 2008

“Wanna come and see the Bowden collection?” asked Dim late one Thursday arvo in March. And it had been a month-long wait full of anticipation to check out some of the greatest touring cars this country has seen.

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SLAQ New Year Bash
19th of April 2008

Lucky New Year- the ticket that I was randomly assigned to by Shifty turned out to be #88. After nearly having the plans for the night scuttled by a car crash at the end of March, we managed to get our hands on some tickets to the Sri Lankan Association of Queensland’s annual New Year bash.

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Test Drive #13 - W113 280SL
12th April 2008

I saw the W113 series of Mercedes roadsters as a grade six school kid. These things are quite rare now and prices for good ones are nudging six-figures. I got a chance to live out a childhood dream to drive this car and I grabbed it with both hands.

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Montville Cruise
6th of April 2008

After a few weeks of looking at route maps, the autumn cruise was set to be a dash up to Montville up in the Blackall Ranges. From the initial group of 10 cars, 6 made it on the day and we got to put on about 350km on our odometers after a 12-hour day from go to whoa.

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Test Drive #12 Subaru Impreza RS
4th April 2008

From a series of go-fast hot hatches in the last few episodes, we change down a gear and look at hatch with the go-fast looks. Andy’s just landed the MY08 Impreza RS and I got to take it for a bash.

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Test Drive #11 Honda Civic Type R
30th March 2008

I’ve been reading about the Euro Type R Civic for a few months now and curiosity got the better of me. I had to take one for a fang to see if it was really all that it was cracked up to be...

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R35 GT-R in Brisbane
26th March 2008

In an unprecedented move for this site, I am going to begin this picture report with an apology. The R35’s Brisbane debut was originally a very important event for me. Didn’t a day go by, from the time I heard of the launch, that I could put the new baby out of my thoughts. However, from the very brief collection of pictures that I am about to present, you will be probably able to tell that I had a sudden realignment of priorities...

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Uncle Les' 50th
9th March 2008

It was supposed to have been a morning filled with on-road exploration. However, I had overslept and totally missed my drive window. All was not lost; I was up for a big lunch! It was Uncle Les’ 50th and there is no better way to celebrate than with seafood!

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Kilcoy Cruise
2nd March 2008

It was a hurriedly slapped together plan. We were to have met at the Milton BP for a morning of turbo action. However, everyone involved was late for one reason or another and the whole thing didn’t take off until mid-morning…

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Test Drive #10 - Mazda 3 MPS
20th February 2008

Here is a Gunny Central scoop! We’ve got one more turbo car to add to the Sunnybank Gang’s set of wheels. Anan has finally grown out of his CRX and moved into one of the ballsiest cars out on the market at the moment, the Mazda 3 MPS.

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CM's 1st Brizzy Birthday
15th February 2008

It was the day after Valentine’s and four days after her actual birthday, but Friday seemed like the perfect time to round up gang to help celebrate Chui Ming’s first birthday in Brisbane!

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Nige's 28th
2nd February 2008

January is always a lousy time of year to be born cos it would probably mean that I wouldn’t be around to help you celebrate it. So this year, Shifty took that message on board and decided to celebrate his 28th birthday in February instead. Here are some shots of the crew who showed up to Bravo in the valley on Saturday night.

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2008 Brisbane Motor Show
2nd February 2008

I rarely do this... That’s two BIMS in a row now for me. The motivation for each visit is the same- check out expensive cars that I can’t afford, but this year, there were a bunch of sub-80K cars that I could potentially buy (if I wasn’t a cheap bugger, that is…) drawing me in for a look.

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Abhi's a PR
1st February 2008

In the lead up to Australia Day, our party animal mate from West End got the best news- they were gonna let him stay in the country indefinitely! And in true Abhi style, there was a massive party to mark the occasion. And in true Aussie style, it was a week late and the venue got changed in the last minute.

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Nish's Farewell
12th Janurary 2008

A new year and a new hospital to conquer; Nish was all done with her stint at the Royal and she was off to Southport. So the least we could do was put on a farewell bash…

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2008!!!
1st January 2008

It seemed like just yesterday that I was celebrating the birth of 2007 and it’s gone already. The end of ’07 also signalled the end for the Danger Pad. It had been sold and 008 gave us the perfect excuse to give the place a proper send off.

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2007 India Trip
24th December 2007

Tamil Nadu again! Although I was briefly in Chennai last year, this was my first real trip back to Tamil Nadu (and a few of the surrounding Dravidian states) in almost seven years! Uncle Lings had this trip on the backburner for the last six months of 007 and I’m gonna try and do the trip justice with the following pics…

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2007 Christmas Gokarts
7th December 2007

Who said that pester power does not work? The fast food companies have known this for years and I am living proof that it works- even if it took two years to play out. For the first time in its history, CRC Mining finally had a gokart race for its annual Christmas party.

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South Australian Trip
2nd December 2007

It was a typically flat out Sunday. But as always the timing was perfect, I had the bags packed, managed to drive out to collect the keys for the townhouse, take some empty house photos and get back to the folks’ house just as the cab to the airport pulled up. It was time to get to a field trial that has been a while in the making.

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54th Macau Grand Prix
18th November 2007

The legendary Macau GP has always been on my motorsport radar. I’ve read about the Guia circuit that is blindingly fast in places as well as being incredibly tight in others. I’ve seen amazing clips on Youtube featuring the Schnitzer BMWs of my childhood slicing through narrow the city streets. The childhood heroes are now retired or dead, but their spirit was more than alive as I finally felt the ground shake as the present crop of cars thundered by me…

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First OS Deepavali
21st November 2007

Can you believe that it has been 17 years since my last Malaysian Deepavali? Well, it was time to set that record straight this year.

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NSBT Open Day
4th November 2007

For as long as there have been holes, guys have been mesmerized by them. We need to know how big they are, how compliant the boundaries and are and most importantly what we can put in them. Today was no different. When the opportunity came up to see the machine that will eventually form one of the two north-south bypass tunnels under Brisbane, I could not say no

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Test Drive #9 - W204 C200 Kompressor
28th October 2007

The W204 is in many ways the car that Mercedes Benz’s credibility will hinge upon in the coming years. After making rubbish for nearly 15-years, it’s a wonder how they enjoyed such support from their blind, brand-loyal band of customers who should have known better. Let’s see how the new one goes...

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Marky-Mark & Andrea's Wedding
27th October 2007

It has been five years in the making and a tribute to modern relationships. It started on the Internet and at times has spanned distances measured in terms of continents but finally, Marky-Mark and Andrea decided to become one.

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Boot Camp
26th October 2007

Two months ago, Danger came up to me and told me about this great group thing he did at sun up on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Upon my arrival for my first session waaay back in September, I knew I had been brought there under false pretences. I thought I was going to Booty Camp...

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Garba
20th October 2007

Garba- A Gujarati dance that coincides with Navarathiri where folk dance around lamp-lit images of Paarvathi. In the Wikipedia definition listed also were references to rhythmical swaying and clapping... I was going to be in trouble.

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Brazilian BBQ
13th October 2007

This one time at Boot Camp, the new kid, sends out an open invitation for a BBQ party. I was told that there’d be Brazilians about and at the time, that seemed to be reason enough to attend...

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Perth Trip
28th September 2007

It was time to check out Perth properly. My last trip here two years ago was very short and I didn’t get to see much of the city at all. I more than made up for it with the hiking that went on the weekend before the work conference that had me in WA in the first place.

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Test Drive #8 3.0R spec.B Liberty
16th September 2007

This episode of Test Drive is pretty close to my heart as I nearly had significant input into Mick’s choice of new car. Here it is, the MY07 Subaru Liberty 3.0R spec.B.

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Scott & Alicia's Wedding
8th September 2007

Scotty-Scott and Alicia finally tied the knot on the second Saturday of September at the St Lucia Golf Club.

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River Fire
1st September 2007

Saturday night- I had just wrapped up 2nd place at Scotty-Scott’s Buck’s party go-kart race and by the time I had fought traffic and (il)legally parked at Kangaroo Point, the F-111’s rumble was beginning to be audible. Another perfectly timed entrance...

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Scotty's Buck's Party
1st September 2007

Orright, this is the bit of Scotty's buck’s party that I can show. The race at Archerfield Speedkarts...

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Gunny's Birthday Week Celebrations
19th August 2007

Cripes, another year chalked up. After having celebrated the last few birthdays, I figured that this one deserved a whole week of celebration. Gunny’s birthday week celebrations started on the 12th of August. As always, there was food involved...

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Qld MB Club Concourse
5th August 2007

The Mercedes Benz Club of Queensland held its annual concourse at Ormiston House on the same day as the Brigde to Brisbane. Guess which one I went to?

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2007 Sirromet Wine & Food Festival
28th July 2007

It was Jazz’s idea I swear! She managed to get a set of sober folk (me and Kaylene) to drive her alcho mates for a day of lazing around on the hills of the Sirromet winery up at Mt Cotton. It was time for the 2007 Sirromet Wine & Food Festival.

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Jorge Becomes a Bachelor
21st July 2007

Well, I guess this photo should be enough of a give away of why we all showed up to Jorge’s house on Saturday. Yeap, Jorge was finally a Bachelor!

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Nick & Ally Get Hitched
14th July 2007

Barely a week back from Singapore, I find out that the next 2001 Mech Boy was getting hitched. Dr. Nick had finally managed to convince Allison that he was the one...

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Aunty Mala's Birthday Dinner
5th July 2007

After a hectic two weeks, my final engagement for the KL-Singapore trip was a birthday dinner for Aunty Mala.

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Pang & Ayumi's Wedding
1st July 2007

Waaaaaay back at the start of the year, Pang told me to keep the middle of the year free. I’ve never known Pang to plan ahead for any more than a month so I knew something serious was up... He’d bought a ring and the missus had agreed to keep it...

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June Singapore Trip
28th June 2007

Singapore by foot. It’s an excellent way to work those sweat pores. Davo Mate and I covered a lot of the island during moments we were not engaged in official wedding duties.

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2007 Sepang Super GT
24th June 2007

When the Pangster chose the 1st of July to get hitched, he gave me the perfect reason to get up to the equator a week early to catch the Super GT race at Sepang...

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Test Drive #7 - R34 GTt
2nd June 2007

Having been a Skyline fan for a long time, I finally got to drive one!

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Rotary Fun Run
27th May 2007

Brrr... After getting to bed at 0300, my body almost did not respond to the alarm clock at 0500. It had rained during the night and I was quite content to just keep on sleeping. However by 0610, I was no longer asleep and I figured the best way to keep warm was to front up to the 5km Rotary run I had signed up for at UQ.

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Gemini Gem's Gala
26th May 2007

Saturday night. The night you go out. The night that sees more celebration than any other. This one was no different. Malathi was having a massive bash to celebrate her birthday! Umm, that was according to the signs plastered all over the Eagle St Pier anyway.

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Test Drive #6 - MY03 WRX
19th May 2007

Of all the owners of cars that have featured on Test Drive, I’ve known Nige the longest. Yet, it wasn’t until the imminent sale of his car that I finally got around to doing a feature on his set of wheels! Well, here she is, the MY03 WRX in metallic mica blue.

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Mothers' Day
13th May 2007

Mothers’ Day; it was time for another Mothers’ Day Classic fun run. Unlike the last minute panic of last year, I had my gear sorted this year. I must have registered early to get the #13 on the 13th! My Nova cushions were deemed to small by the running shoe chick, so I’m now pounding away on a set of R6s. What could possibly go wrong?

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Happy Birthday Gunny Central!!!
11th May 2007

Guess what?! It's been a whole year, and I am still online! Gunny Central celebrates its first birthday...

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Sam & Gav's 27th
5th May 2007

Ol’ Mech mates Sam and Gav turned 27 within a fortnight of each other. Well the story varied a little as neither could remember exactly when they were born but that was not an impediment to them joining forces to slap together a birthday bash!

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Dhoom Birthday
21st April 2007

Got into the car; Raced over to West Lake; Re-booted the internal settings into “Indian” mode. Phil and I were right on schedule to continue our Saturday night of eating too much...

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Silent Jorge's BBQ Birthday
21st April 2007

Jorge rang us up and mentioned something about a BBQ to ease him into his 24th year of existence. I didn’t quite catch what he said because I was looking for the car keys just after he had uttered the “Q” in BBQ.

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Daktarr Saar's 1st Brizzy Birthday
20th April 2007

It was Friday night and Daktarr Saar decided to grace us with his presence at the Bali Grill. It was his birthday after all!

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Class of '97 Tenth Year Reunion
15th April 2007

Wow, had it really been ten years since high school finished?

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Happy New Year
15th April 2007

New year is never a time to be hungry. Not if you are Indian anyway. So after getting our fill of lunch at the temple, the Sunnybank Dining Club met for a full South Indian tali meal for dinner! Happy New Year- burppp....

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Pat's in Town
8th April 2007

It was a night of laughter, pulling pranks and making a general nuisance of ourselves. OK, I tell a lie. It was a night about recollecting how we used to laugh, pull pranks and make a general nuisance of ourselves when we were younger...

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Test Drive #5- E36 328i
2nd April 2007

Wow, this was unexpected. I mean, I’ve always wanted to get behind the wheel of a BMW, but I didn’t think it would be one of my favourite BMWs of all time...

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Phil's 25th
24th March 2007

Umm, if Phil’s 25, and he’s the youngest... Damn, I wonder what that makes the rest of gang? Anyway, we didn’t dwell on the gravity of the situation too much and decided that the show had to go on.

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Nasi Lemak Night
18th March 2007

Nothing brings a tear to one’s eye like tasting well done nasi lemak. However, this was only the second major cook up for the Sunnybank Dining Club, so we couldn’t afford to have muck ups. We decided to recreate the effect with chili instead.

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Test Drive #4- XP Falcon
12th March 2007

Flash back to the 2007 Brisbane Motorshow... I find out that Marky had acquired a Vietnam War era car. A big American-sourced tank of a Ford with column shift, drum brakes and no seatbelts. Yeap, it was time for Test Drive to travel back into time!

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Test Drive #3- MkV Golf GTI
24th February 2007

The day had come. It was time to take the MkV GTI for a bash.

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Satay Spectacular
18th February 2007

Al and I came up with the idea to use Chinese New Year (with a Malaysian bent) as an excuse to test out the system capability of a newly purchased satay pit. Now, if we only had some Chinese people show up...

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kylie's Birthday Bash
4th February 2007

After a quick phone call to ol’ mate Perci, I found myself with a party to attend to after the motor show! It was Missus Perci’s birthday on Friday and there was a do organized for Saturday.

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2007 Brisbane Motor Show
3rd February 2007

Wow, has it been two years since Lightning and I spent a Saturday harassing the konniesegg girls? Well, it was time to do some motor showing again!

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Vorsprung Durch Technik
28th January 2007

What do you do when there is no motorsport on TV to cheer you up? You go for a fang, of course…

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Upeca's Birthday
12th January 2007

Shhh, it’s Pecs’ birthday. It’s supposed to be a surprise party so keep quiet!

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Francis & Caroline in Brisbane
7th January 2007

Matt and Caroline did the balik kampong routine just before Christmas and I figured it was the perfect opportunity to rescue them away from their family for a class of 2001 reunion!

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'06 Year End Malaysia Trip
5th January 2007

I’ve been making this a bad habit of late haven’t I? Yeap, it was December and I had to do something about my leftover leave. I made a few calls to see who was willing to put up with me and I got myself onto a plane ready to struggle with Malay taxi drivers with my pasar BM.

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Lightning's SP23
9th December 2006

It was a clear day and I had the keys to a very black car... Zoom! Zoom! Let’s see what this SP23 is like.

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2006 Christmas Bowls
1st December 2006

11:30am, Pinjarra Hills. The whole place was deserted. It was the first day of summer and everyone was on their way to the Methyr Bowls Club for the 2006 Christmas par-tay!

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Sharm's Baby Girl
29th November 2006

I was on the road for three hours headed south on Wednesday afternoon. The traffic out of Brisbane was a joke. It was a predictable pattern of bumper to bumper stop-start traffic at every Goddamn onramp that lead onto the M1. I was tracking 30 minutes behind schedule by the time I had hit the Gold Coast- I had to make up time, but the timid drivers around me were tracking well within the speed limit just because of a few specks of rain on their windscreens. With 30km to go to Ballina and only one hour of visiting time left, I ditched my plans to see Uncle Geoff first and headed straight to the Lismore Base Hospital. I was in by 7:30pm local time and it was time to meet baby Emelia Kalai Campbell

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There Is No One Like You
25th November 2006

The budgeting process for my upcoming trip has well and truly started. This is what the Poosari help me uncover over the weekend after we tired of watching the Poms getting belted by the Aussies in the Ashes.

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Deepamas
13th November 2006

What do you do when you won’t be around for either Deepavali or Christmas? This was the very dilemma that Nazzism found himself in. There was only really one viable solution- having a get together involving vegetarian food and a Christmas tree smack bang in the middle of November. Happy Deepamas peoples!

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Karnan & Mel do Brisbane
12th November 2006

Talk about insane scheduling, Saturday the 11th of November was one of those days that would not have worked had I not been the super flexible person that I am. Not content with the tennis, the V8 Supercars or “Deepamas” scheduled for later in the day, I had to catch up with Karnan and Maleeha who were in Brisbane for only the one night!

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She's Here!
11th November 2006

My first meeting with Natalie-girl.

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2006 Halloween
29th October 2006

It all started with a trip to the greengrocer, knowing someone American, and sowing seeds of possibility in the mind of Danger... and umm, some pagans a while ago.

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Deepavali 2006
21st October 2006

Orright, Deeps this year was a bit haphazard and I didn’t get to catch up with a lot of you, but this is what a few of us that were left back in Brisbane got up to…

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Happy Deepavali
20th October 2006

Happy Deepavali gang!

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2006 AMTC in the HV
28th September 2006

Up, up and away! It was time again to gather ’round and talk about mining technology! What better place to do it than in the Hunter Valley.

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2006 Sydney Trip
19th September 2006

It was supposed to be a quiet get together with some old mates. But since when have my plans ever followed the script?! I think I had about 5 hours of sleep for the first two nights...

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Bathurst Pilgrimage
16th September 2006

16th of September. It was 6am. I was up after only 2 hours of sleep. As expected the anticipation of visiting a patch of road that I had been religiously watching since the age of 11 washed away all signs of fatigue. I was off to our spiritual home of motorsport- Bathurst!

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Lights! Camera! Action!
13th September 2006

What happens when a wee, tiny, little idea gets implanted into the vacuum of my head? BUWAHAHA!!! Just push play...

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2006 River Fire
2nd September 2006

It was the second day of spring and time for the River City's River Festival to be kicked off with River Fire!

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2006 Jilba Cup
27th August 2006

Just as soon as I was done with the Springfield Fun Run, I was on the road to Indooroo! There was a marble race to attend. It wasn’t just horseplay either! We had money to raise for research into cancer…

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2006 Springfield Fun Run
26th August 2006

Sleep in on a Saturday? Not a chance. The skies were forgiving and the legs were willing! I had to run for fun!

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Getting Long in the Tooth
12th August 2006

ROAAAAAAAAAAR!

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Bigpond 400 Race Day
23rd July 2006

Race day Sunday. Having lost Danger after the attrition of Saturday and not being able to give away his Sunday pass to anybody else, I fronted up to the circut on my own. I stuck around for the two reverse grid races, but I did not stay for the final. Garth Tander broke Ford's five year winning streak at this circuit to win the round and maintain his lead in the championship standing.

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Bigpond 400 Qualifying Day
22nd July 2006

After having done the shakedown on Friday, I was much better prepared for what Saturday had in store. The optimal photo taking zones, the hideouts of the drivers the convoluted paths of the promo girls had all been noted from the day before. I had a reluctant Danger with me for day. It was a good thing too as he brought along two of his cameras. I didn't anticipate needing to delve into the spares but my main weapon of choice was out of action for approximately 90 minutes while I waited for its battery to be juiced up again.

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Bigpond 400 Practice Day
21st July 2006

It was a picture perfect day for the start of the Bigpond 400 weekend. The V8 Supercar circus was in town and I was not going to miss it for anything! It was a bitter-sweet return for me. Marcos Ambros has had pole position for all of his career (2001-2005) and not having the Pirtek car around to support like I did in 2003 was difficult. I took along Praz as my camera man and we managed to walk for nearly the whole day without realing the passing of time. Who set the fastest time again?

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Naz's 29th Bash
16th July 2006

It was that time of year again, when many a drop of Bailey's found its way to the floor. The Naz-Pad was filled to capacity on Saturday night to help ol' mate be pulled kicking and screaming into his thirties...

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2006 Mothers' Day Classic
14th May 2006

4000 Brisbanites came out in the wee hours of a cold Mothers' Day morning to collectively think about boobs. Oh, and we raised some money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation too. Find out how I went in the 4km run.

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Phil's 24th
26th March 2006

Wow, it has been exactly one year since we had the massive Patty piss up in ’05. Well, Pat was long gone by the time his 24th rolled on, but fortunately we still had a reason to celebrate- his twin brother Phil’s 24th!

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2006 Batu Caves Half Marathon
10th February 2006

Thaipusam commemorates the day that Murugan was given a fancy spear by his mum. How this got translated into a 20km, barefooted walk from the Sri Maha Mariamman temple in Jalan Bandar, KL to Batu Caves (in the next state???), I don’t know. But I was all awake at 10:00pm last night with nothing to do, so I figured I’d play Aunty Dewi’s bodyguard for the walk.

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2005 YEAQ Gokart Day
1st March 2005

The 2005 Young Engineers Australia (Queensland), or YEAQ, gokart day has been run and won on Saturday the 26th of February. Twelve teams braved the elements to battle it out for the ultimate prize- bragging rights for the next twelve months!

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2003 Fishing Trip
17th June 2003

Naz rounded up a few of the boys for a deep sea fishing expedition- SMACK BANG in the middle of winter. Check out the size of the fish we caught...

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