Wednesday, December 10, 2008

One day at the beach :) Location: Jervis Bay

--Honeymoon Bay--

Kangaroos and beach at the same time you find only in Australia ;)

--Silica Cove--

--Target Beach--

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Wildlife around the Kangaroo Valley

a Wallaby eating a bananapeel in front of the house
some Kangaroo out of my window in the morning

a little joey in the mother's poutch. So cute!

A wombat, a quite strange creature, half deaf and blind. It digs big holes in the ground which can be more than 30 meters!

A Lizard on the veranda; about 70 cm long!

an Ikidna, a very shy animal

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Health Retreat

The Health Center is surrounded by beautiful Rain Forest and wildlife.
Cedarvale has a strong focus on health recovery and health education which promotes a higher quality of life. Our aim is that people find healing not only for their body but also for their soul.
If you are interested to learn mor about Cedarvale, just follow this link:

Here you are looking in the steam room where some of the treatments are taking place like the steam bath, the clay wrap and the cold sheet wrap. All of the three just mentioned treatments work for the detoxifying of the body.

This is one of the massage rooms. I give two types of massages. Remedial and Swedish style massage. While the Swedish Massage is more gentle and is aimed to relax the body, the Remedial Massage concentrates on working deep tissue and muscle layers to relieve tension, which can be more painful but is for sure more effective ;)

Be still, and know that I am God...

All who are under the training of God need the quiet hour for communion with their own hearts, with nature, and with God. . . . We must individually hear Him speaking to the heart.

Many, even in their seasons of devotion, fail of receiving the blessing of real communion with God. They are in too great haste. With hurried steps they press through the circle of Christ's loving presence, pausing perhaps a moment within the sacred precincts, but not waiting for counsel. They have no time to remain with the divine Teacher. With their burdens they return to their work.

These workers can never attain the highest success until they learn the secret of strength. They must give themselves time to think, to pray, to wait upon God for a renewal of physical, mental, and spiritual power. They need the uplifting influence of His Spirit. Receiving this, they will be quickened by fresh life

Nothing is more needed in our work than the practical results of communion with God. We should show by our daily lives that we have peace and rest in the Saviour. His peace in the heart will shine forth in the countenance. . . . Communion with God will ennoble the character and the life. Men will take knowledge of us, as of the first disciples, that we have been with Jesus. This will impart to the worker a power that nothing else can give. Of this power he must not allow himself to be deprived. We must live a twofold life--a life of thought and action, of silent prayer and earnest work.

Ellen G.White, Maranatha p. 125

Sunday, November 30, 2008

My new home

I arrived here at the Kangaroo Valley one month ago. It is located about 2 hours south from Sydney and is really a beautiful spot. Surrounded by temperate rainforest and beautiful nature it suits perfect for a health center. The name of the health center is Cedarvale Health & Lifestyle Retreat. I am working there as the male therapist giving massages and different hydrotherapy treatments and as well some maintenance jobs.

the house I live in

Kangaroos just in front of the house

a philipino dish

lunch with Rodel, my housemate and cook, and Renee therapist and N.D.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

My travel to Australia

I finally got the chance to have access to faster internet to show you what I am experiencing here in Australia ;)


just before the security check, the last moments with some of my family

Bejing International Airport

"almost" there ;)

beautiful sunrise over Australia!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Good bye Germany ...

In a few hours I will take off, to fly to Australia!
I can not really believe it yet but the time has come to say good bye.
What is laying ahead of me now is a very long flight!
I want to claim God's promise my time there:
I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which
thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
Psalms 32:8