It’s norm to aim for success to be happy. I see it the other way around. Aim for happiness to be successful.

Being happy can mean getting kisses from your kids, smelling the flowers, covering your feet with sand and not worrying about the time


Short walks compilation, Christchurch New Zealand

We are lucky to be surrounded by lots of reserves, parks and beaches in our city. These are few of our favourite places for a short walk. It gets dark around 10pm during summer so after work, we usually go for a walk on one of these places.

Taylor’s Mistake New Brighton Beach

Spencer Beach

Styx mill reserve

Hagley Park

Preston’s Park Subdivision

Sign of the kiwi

Mona Vale (20mins from home)

Victoria Park

Rapaki Bay

Bottle Lake Forest

Riccarton Bush

Bush inside the city, it’s probably 3mins walk to the mall. I used to walk here every lunch when my office was beside the mall. It’s impressive on how they preserve this place

Sumner beach

Bishopdale Park

We usually call this place as elephant park because of the elephant slides

Mahy Park

New Brighton @ the pier

New Brighton, surf area

Travis Wetland

Botanical Garden

Redwood Park

Corsair Bay


Bike park

Places to visit in Christchurch

The garden city of New Zealand. For our friends who are visiting this city for a day for few these are the ideas

1. Gondola- If you like to see the top view of the city. Time Needed: 3-4 hours

2. Noah’s Ark, Sumner beach and Taylor’s Mistake- There is a life size Noah’s ark beside the cliff in Sumner. Time Needed: 2-4 hours

3. Air Force Museum- If you like planes, visit this place. No entrance fee and might need 1 hour.

4. CBD Tour: go to Canterbury Museum, Hagley Park, Botanical Garden, find the giant tree behind the rose garden. Go around the CBD then find the green big chair, all the paintings from different buildings, art museum and ride the boat

5. Monavale- If you love a quiet place, visit this place.

6. Riccarton Bush and Riccarton House- You can walk on a bush at the middle of the city. Go to Riccarton Bush inn. Every Saturday morning they have market there. Time Needed-1-2 hours

7. Orana Wildlife- Feed the lion, cow, lamb and giraffe at Orana Park. Time Needed: 4-6hours

8. Willow Bank- Check some kiwi birds and feed the eels. Time Needed- 2-3 hours

9. New Brighton- If you like walking beside the beach and eat ice cream

10. Adrenalin Forest- If you like climbing, then visit this place. Time Needed- 2-4 hours

11. Sign of Kiwi and She Universe- If you love chocolate, drive through the mountains and check She Universe.

12. Taylor’s Mistake: If you like walking with beautiful scenery. Time Needed-2-4 hours

13. Margaret Mahy Park- If you’ve got kids, let them enjoy at the largest Playground in the Southern Hemisphere.

14. Halswell Mini Train – I love riding in these mini trains. Search for this place. You will love it.

15. Halswell Quarry Walk- a good place for picnic and and walk

16. Lylleton and Corsair Bay- Going inside the tunnel, we love eating at the Filipino restaurant, then spend 2-3 hours at Corsair Bay

17. Westburn reserve

Here are some of the snap shots of the city

Spring time at Hagley park



Lights show- Hagley Park