Posts Tagged ‘Doncaster’

Double Rainbow


Spotted a double rainbow last Thursday evening at around 5.15pm after work in Doncaster. Beautiful hues across a red sky, coupled with a freezing cold snap that’s been gripping Melbourne for the best part of three months now. Guess we can’t have everything.

Bible-toting-Vietnamese-names-waiter-attired-gospel-preaching shit

You must have seen these boys. They’re young White boys, clad in a smart white shirt and black pants. In winter, they’ve got a pair of black jacket. They’re easily recognizable with their Vietnamese and English name tags proudly emblazoned across their shirt/jacket, and they go around preaching the word of the Bible. They’re quite prevalent in some parts of Asia as well, as my brother (who lives in Singapore) can testify to that. They harass you on trains, invade your personal space and try to sell your their brainwashed doctrine.

I like to think that they’re pimping their God to the wrong demographics i.e Asian as they target ONLY Asians to spread the ‘good word’. Are they insinuating that all Asians are non-Christians?

Here’s their standard Operational Procedure: they come up to an Asian, a friendly ‘Hi! How are you?’, and if the Asian was originally from Asia or doesn’t speak fluent English, they’ll add the proverbial ‘Your English is very good.’ comment. Well so is yours too retard!

A couple of them got off the bus at Doncaster Shoppingtown bus depot this evening while I waited for Bus 307 to get me back to the city safe from bible-studying freaks. I’ve had lots of experience with them, mostly because I’m Asian. I’ve always been civil to them, but they don’t seem to get the message. When these two kids (one of them an Asian, which surprised me), came to me and said hi, I eyeballed them and told them I know what they’re up to and to go away.

“Where are you from?”

“Fuck off you Jesus talking people. Why don’t you ask the White boy sitting there?” I pointed to the teenage White kid sitting in the bus stop.

“Have a nice day.”

They walked away, but not before stopping an old Asian lady with her shopping bag. She just shook her head rigorously and walked away.

Who the hell are these kids? Is this how the ‘one great religion as God is the one true God’ shebang has degenerated into? People working the streets, working in tandem and feeding off people’s ethnic appearance or ignorance to other races? I don’t need people to sell their God to me. If I needed a God, I’ll sign up for one on my RSS feeds. I don’t need a Footscray-loving non-Christian basher to tell me why religion IS the reason or why hate and war has always existed or why we are the spitting image of him. If I needed to know that, I’d pick up a book or watch a relevant documentary.

Okay I’m done venting.

Good morning!

Cold and foggy

A 3 degree, foggy morning in Doncaster at 8.45AM last Thursday. It was so cold, even the breath coming out of my nose turned misty.

As it turned out, it was the coldest week of May in 27 years.

And we’re still several weeks away from winter. Eek! A precursor to Winter 2008?

Petrol Watch!


On my way to work in Doncaster yesterday morning, the bus I was in got caught in a traffic stand still. Frustrated (as I was late for work), I wondered what the commotion was. Glancing ahead, I noticed a steady stream of cars filtering into the servo along Doncaster Road. With petrol prices averaging $1.50/L lately, disgruntled drivers are always on the look out for good deals.

Turns out, the servo had an offer going on. Holy shit, but am I right to assume $1.3950/L’s cheap in this dark petrol days? That’s the offer the servo had; the price was in neon colours. Hard to miss really.

What’s the best price you’ve seen while driving lately? I don’t drive (as I don’t own a car), so I won’t be the best judge. But I reckon $1.3950’s pretty darn cheap!

PS: In case you guys haven’t been paying attention to the news lately, the 4 cents you save on petrol when you present your docket from Coles isn’t saving you any money. In fact, you’re still paying more than the industry rates. Read here for more details.

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