Monday, January 19, 2009

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Day 12

Brisbane, Sunny

I woke up early, brushed up, took my bath and got ready to hit the city. Seeing things in the morning is so much better than last nite when it was already dark.

But was later told that MF they all aren't coming, I changed plan and decided to go to Cleveland instead. It is in the Redland region. 1st thing that greeted me when I reached is this big, tall christmas tree.

I only managed to visit the Redland Museum. It was really awesome as I always love to know how things look like back then, what sorts of things people do and what do they used to have in their daily lives. Just to put up some over here as there are really just  too many to share.

This is how the church looks like in the olden days. Check out the hymn board. I think it has the hymn numbers that they are singing on that Sunday. Nice :) 
A home-made clock radio huh? I only know what is a home-made muffin, no idea why people made a clock radio at home!?

Another machine not to be missed! A washing machine...LOL

I passed by a small park on my way back. Even a small park like this has a name - Norm Dean Park.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Day 11

Brisbane, Sunny

We took a bus to City Central from MK's place. Queen Street Mall is just opposite Myer, where the central bus station is located. We moved on to Fortitude Valley by bus after we had lunch. I had 5 flavours chicken roll, sweet & sour fish and mayo chicken. $3.99 each.

I checked in Brisbane Manor Hostel around 2pm and only to find out that the train station is 15-mins-walk away. I should have booked somewhere nearer.
This is a building / landmark for me to recognise my way back to the hostel.

This is how the corridor of the hostel looked.

Meet up with MK and his friend, Joe for dinner at Sunnybank Market Square. I had Singapore Fried Beehoon. $10.80
We walked around Southbank Riverside and to the Goodwill Bridge.

Goodwill Bridge

I didn't realise that that nite 2 planets will coincide on the same galaxy line and with the moon, they actually formed a smiley face in the sky. I am so fortunate to see it with my own eyes and captured this beautiful sight.

:) a smiley face in the sky (the moon and 2 planets)
  We also met up with an old friend, Albert. We didn't really keep in touch after he moved to Brisbane. Nice chat and his gf, Winnie is very friendly too. Albert sent me back to the hostel after our long catch up session by the Riverside.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Day 10

Gold Coast, Very Sunny (it's Austin's birthday!)

A sunday. I had egg & ham roll for breakfast. Didn't expect it to appear as a burger when my order came :)
Cost me $5.95 and a glass of orange juice $4.

We all (that includes me, MF, MK, Scott and his 2 daughters, Lacey (6) and Summer (9), MH) headed to 'Wet & Wild'. 

There we are, in front of the entrance. It is indeed a cool park, a water world. No chance to bring along my camera to snap photos.

Well, I did manage to snap one from far when we came out of the park. I went on a few scary rides. Just to name two of them- Black Hole, Twister.

I almost regretted when I was in the one shown below. Gosh. I was nearly thrown out of the tube as the speed is faster than I have imagined. Thank God that I survived~! LOL
We were all wet and tired. Grabbed a quick dinner and I even got myself a tatoo at the back for $7. Pretty cool huh? We were on the way back to Brisbane the nite itself after a short stroll. I bought a kangaroo skin coin pouch $2 and a rain coat at Surfer's paradise.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Day 9 (Part A)

Gold Coast, Sunny (Day) + Stormy (Nite)

MK and MF went to fetch MH from the airport and we went for breakfast at Harbour Town. We dropped by Coles to get some sun block and lotion before setting off to Sea World. I bought a Summer Pass, which entitled me entrance to Sea World and Wet 'n' Wild, A$77.

We went on some rides, watched a 3D show on deforestation and global warming, a dolphin and seal show and many others.

Posing for the I-have-been-here photo to bring home with.

For the 1st time..touching a live starfish.

Random shots with my camera.

Another I-have-been-here photo.
This is what I called Fish Directory. *wink
This fella here is real.. the fake comes next. scroll down..

HUH..there it is.. me, taking from the display board.

It's Sesame Street @ Sea World!

The interesting detective seal show was cut short due to the storm that is approaching. Take a look at the sky..wooouu..
It started raining and we have no choice but to get shelter under the big roof. But the rain was so heavy and the wind was so strong that we all still get wet. Nevertheless, I enjoyed myself.
Some more pics taken at Sea World.

Day 9 (Part B)

Gold Coast, Evening (after the rain)

Southport in Gold Coast. Nice scenery. Such a laid-back and relaxed place.