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Photos with the ‘Aha’ moment

Going through some old holiday photos, I realise we have SO MANY of them. Some sparking some good memories, others we have no recollection of! With digital cameras, snapping a picture has been too easy and we just snap anything and everything – well, at least that’s the case for me. And in dong so, each photo seems to lose some value.

But there are some, that gives you the “Aha” moment. Like this sign post SS captured during our holiday in New Zealand back in 2009.

A sign post at Cape Reinga in North Island, New Zealand.

A sign post at Cape Reinga in Northland (Bay of Island) at the top of the North Island, New Zealand. Did you know there is a city called Bluff? No kidding!

I recall just standing there at the north-most tip of New Zealand, soaking in the absolute vastness of the sea and feeling rather insignificant actually, trying to work out which part of the earth we were – where was Sydney, where was London, there is a city called Bluff??. It was a bit of a lightbulb moment for me honestly, since I was so used to seeing where city is located in perspective of a 2D map, or the old school globe or google maps. Now, I am starting to sound a bit dumb. But honestly, are you able to just stand where you are and confidently point to where you think London is or where Japan is? It took me about 10 minutes to decide and I am still unsure.

Btw, I cannot wait for the holiday season in December. This year has been particularly taxing. I am pretty sure, we won’t be taking an international holiday but a break is still a break, yea? Where are you heading this holiday season?

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    • Ahh.. Australia in the summer. Of course it will be good! We took a road trip along the coastal lines last summer and it was A M A Z I N G. Adelaide and Perth are on my bucket list! Enjoy the holiday 😉

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  1. Can’t believe you didn’t know about Bluff. Sure it’s just up the road from the South Pole 🙂
    Great pic – love the contrast with the yellow and blue.

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    • Hahah.. Of course it is. That’s probably also where Mr & Mrs Claus lived before moving to North Pole 😉
      Thanks for the compliment on the photo!

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    • According to a certain “Xmas Clock”, as of now in the AEST timezone, there is exactly 77 days, 23 hours and 44 minutes to Christmas break!
      And of course, thank you for the compliment on the photo. 😀

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      • Hahaha – not counting the seconds yet then! ;o) Very excited about Christmas, although like you, I am still feeling full from Dashian, as we have lots of Nepali friends here (food heaven!!) :o)

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