Southern HiBearnation has just ended in Melbourne – the big bear event. It runs for two weeks and they have a number of bear themed events, including Bearaoke (Karaoke for bears and their admirers) and Bear Soup (the bear swim party at Wet – the Melbourne gay sauna with a 25m pool). I missed it all as I was in Asia. The young puppy I’m traveling with in Asia loves bears and was really sorry to miss the events.  If he had attended Bear Soup, he would have been one of only a tiny number of waif thin white boys there. It would have been awesome to see this adorable boy in a pool crammed with big hairy guys.  I think that he would have been best described as “the crouton” at Bear Soup….well I found the concept funny.  🙂