Sunday, March 27, 2005


Went for a nice drive from Santa Monica north up the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH), past Malibu and up to Ventura county. It is a truly beautiful drive and upon passing Oxnard I followed the road inland for about 20 miles. Realising that amongst the orange groves and strawberry fields I was getting further and further away from home, I turned around and brought some very nice strawberries from a road side stand. With all the rain that California has been having lately the PCH has a few areas where there had been some land slides. It closed part of the PCH south of Malibu, so I decided to drive on the historic Highway 101 back via the 405 to my place. It was trouble free, except for nearly running out of gas. I noticed a gentleman driving a Harley wearing a top hat for a helmet. I thought that that cant be legal so I pulled alongside this eccentric fellow only to see a cute Alaskian Malamute alive and well and stradling the fueltank happily riding along at 70mph. It was a unique sight and I guess it is something you'd only see in America.......

3 years today

3/27/05 It has been 3 years today since I moved to the USA. All is going well and I am glad to have made the move. Happy Easter.

Sunday, March 20, 2005


It is a beautiful day here in Los Angeles. The sky is blue, there is a gentle breeze and the sun is shining. The temp is about 23 degrees C which isn't bad for the tail end of winter.

F1 Results Malaysia

Great race in Malaysia. I watched it live and was very impressed to see the Toyota of Jarno Trulli stick to the pace and complete the race in second place....the best result ever for Toyota. Disappointed with Jacques performance, I am wondering how long Sauber will retain his services. Fernando Alonso took the checkered flag, followed by Jarno, then a brilliant follow up for third spot by Nick Heidfeld form Williams BMW. A truly excellent race.

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Malaysian Grand Prix

The 2005 Formula 1 season has already been more interesting this year than it was for most of the last 4 years. The qualifying has been split up into two days with the cumulative time calculated and the lowest time of the two days being the best time and pole position. The engine has to last for two races and only 1 tyre can be changed in a race without penalty unless it rains and rain tyres are allowed.
After the first of the two qualifying times were recorded yesterday, you can clearly see that the world champion Michael Schumacher is having a bit of a struggle to keep on top. He has qualified 12th so far and didn't even finish in Australia. He was forced to apologise to Nick Heidfeld of BMW Williams for a collision which took both of them out of the race without points. So far the srtongest team seems to be Ranault. The most disappointing performance so far for me is the lack of pace out of Jacques Villenueve in the Sauber. He is a favorite of mine, but seems to either have a bad car...( 4 years in a row ? ) or just not be focusing.... Hopefully he will pull one out today when the race is on. Below is the current qualifying times. The #1 time is currently about half a second quicker than last years pole of Michael Schumacher. Wow

1 Fernando Alonso Renault 1:32.582

2 Jarno Trulli Toyota 1:32.672

3 Giancarlo Fisichella Renault 1:32.765

12 Michael Schumacher 1:34.072

Thursday, March 17, 2005


I have now left my position of employment as of last week. I am studying for the California Real Estate exam which I expect to sit sometime in April. I am having a bit of a time getting into the study mode, but all is well and I will be a professional student in a very short period of time.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

F1 Results

The first F1 Grand Prix race of the year in Melbourne Australia would have to be one of the best F1 races that I have seen in years. It was all very exciting and I was particularly pleased to see Red Bull racing keep up with the big boys. It would have been nice for Juan Pablo Montoya and McLaren to do better in the race, but I can tell that this year in F1 is going to be great. Cant wait for the next race in 2 weeks.