Just when I thought…

by Adam

Just when I thought I had reached a “Gangnam Style”-free place, it was playing on the radio in the bus on the way home this evening.  It was a nice change from the usual syncopated local music.  Fortunately, nobody in the bus started dancing!

There are four different restaurants to eat at camp: Western, Chinese, Indian, Korean.  Apparently, Korean has the best food and was too popular that they had to restrict access to Koreans.  I can only access the Western, Chinese, and Indian restaurants (Chinese and Indian later, after peak hour).  한국 음식 먹어 싶어요!

Lunch: Rice, cauliflower, deer!

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There are pigs and deers on site!  Sometimes you can see them on the way to work (between camp and the site!).  I hope lunch isn’t the same deer and pig!

There are two dogs at the site.  They spend their time lying around most of the day.  This evening, I saw them scavenging the bin and eating baguette.

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My office is located right next to the site, this lets me conveniently access the site.  I work in the building on the left, and the site in the background.

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It’s beautiful here, even the carpark looks nice (with the hills in the background).

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This is the bus stop for us at the camp.  The buses either take us to the site (Alliance), main gate (Juat), port, or a few other places.

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The buses are frequent enough in the morning to get to work, and lunch time, and home-time, unless you finish late, then there might be a lot of waiting.

I took this after getting off the bus, waiting to cross the road to go to my room.

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This is the walk to my room, past many container doors, sunset and site in the background.

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Here’s a zoomed in view of the sunset and site from near my room.

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As usual, it was another busy day.  After lots of running around, I’m relieved that the work permit I was working on was finally approved.  Just need to focus on the P&ID conformity checks now.  It’s a public holiday here tomorrow (All Saints Day), but we’ll keep working.

I still like it here, and think that it’s a nice place.  I hope I can keep a positive attitude.

I had pork, carrots, and rice for dinner.  The pork was more like ham, with a mustard sauce.  The place was decorated for Halloween tonight –  orange and black streamers, pumpkins, and even a hanging head!

Eating chocolate in my room now.  Coles had Dark Lindt on special before I left Perth, so I brought three with me!

 

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