10 September 2016
It has come to our last full day of the trip! Lots of packing to be done, because we bought too much Smiths chips and Tim Tams 😂 Look at just our Smiths craze alone!!!
You can imagine how much worse the Tim Tam craze was because we keep seeing new flavours at different supermarket! And also different offers 😣 Like “OMG I bought $X yesterday! So cheap here! Maybe I should buy more to balance out the losses.” HAHAHAHA.
Forgot where was this breakfast from, but I think the early birds went out to get for us 😅 Smoked salmon omelette? I don’t even remember what is it!
Off for our long road trip to visit Mommeyyyyyyyy and Wayne!!! She’s the main reason for this trip, so I was definitely looking forward to this day! Missed her sooooo much ever since she moved to Aussie! 😔
Stopped by a few places on the way to het house, starting with my world – Honey World! 😅
Live bee show! I’m that huge bee! 😝
Honey-tasting and shopping!!!
Bee items everywhere 😍
Even the toilet sign! 😂
Busy testing the different honey~ 🍯
Got this honey drink! 😋
No money, no honey, literally 😂
Oh the shop has this annoying parrot that keeps repeating, “Hello! What’s your name?” 😄
The queen bee is with honey-shopping!
Off to our next destination – Byron Bay! It’s a beach highly-recommended by Mommeyyyyy, but too bad we didn’t go to the lighthouse part, which is like the highlight of this beach 😅
Perfect weather for the beach! Glad to have the sun after a whole rainy day~
娘娘驾到～ 😆 Karen, the mum-to-be, received lots of TLC (tender loving care) from everyone!
Le husband also 服务周到，helped her change to her beach shoes 😊
Super in love with the blue sky!
Spotted a funny dog digging shellscrape!
The sand is so damn fine and soft that maybe the dog really didn’t mind sleeping inside 😅
Me, myself & I~
Great weather for suntanning!
And there were some girls doing topless tanning… Literally an eyeopener O.O
Love the rocks! They look so natural and pretty!
Top of the world!
Found some beautiful sea shells!
And then we spent a whole lot of time rewriting and rewriting these names… Because they kept getting washed off by the sea water! 😆
Stressful to finish writing all 9 names before the water comes…hahaha!
Messy but still readable~
Miss Perfectionist was not satisfied, so she rewrote again 😱 And some names got cut short this time! LOL.
Right before it got washed away again~
The girls were shagged after writing the names for so many times, while the dog was shagged after all the sand-digging 😅
Back shots! Got 《那些年》 feel? 😛
Artistic captures by Eric 😅
Leaving my footprints behind! Goodbye Byron Bay, for now!
Karen is not the only lucky one. Leng Leng got personal assistant to WASH LEG for her some more! 😂
Did I mention that there are so many dogs at Byron Bay??? Kept having to siam the dogs because most of them are big ones 😐
Finally, off to the Mcinnes Farm~!!! 😀 My very first visit and I fell in love with it!
Not only do I finally get to see my siao char boh Mommeyyyyyy, we also had fun playing with the chickens!
Looks scary when all of them start attacking you for the food! 😅
I only dared to look at them from the other side of the fence…HAHAHA.
Leng Leng trying to catch the chicken~
Lyn caught one! Look how happy she is 😂😂😂
I also finally pluck up the courage to carry one, for the sake of a photo…hahaha!
I tried feeding the chicken too! But just one because I am scared of too many pecking at the same time…hahaha! Quite scary and a little painful the way they peck on your hand, but quite therapeutic 😆
Mommeyyyyy and Wayne left the eggs there for me to collect!!! 😍😍😍
So cool! Fresh eggs from the nest!
Masie giving the puppy look~
She’s pretty cute but I’m still a bit scared because she’s pretty active 😐 I’m even more scared of Moe though; big black dog = 😖😖😖
Apart from the animals, the farm also has home-grown fruits and vegetables! Blooming the tree right here is the lemon bush!
Fresh from the tree too! 😀
Another pet at home – Lucky, who has moved to heaven by now…
Finally preparing for our BBQ dinner! 😀
Look who’s the real alcoholic! 😱
To feed all the carnivores 😆
The Aussie chef at work~
It’s clear who’s doing the work and who are just watching 😝 I never liked being in front of the pit! Maybe because I am too used to the guys in Clique cooking for us and we only have to help to eat…HAHAHA.
What a spread!!! 😍
Thank you Mommeyyyyy & Wayne for hosting us! 💖💖💖
Wanted to chill the Moscato faster but didn’t expect the freezer to be so cold here 😱 So fast become ice liao~
Enjoying cookies made by Wayne! Being typical Singaporean, we even dabao some for the flight the next day 😂 Actually it’s because we were all super full from the sumptuous meal…haha!
And then another round of dessert treat! 😱 Really pampered us like crazy~
Presented our card and gifts to the husband-and-wife-to-be, because we couldn’t be there for their big day, which is 1 week later~ We kinda fixed our trip date before they fixed their wedding date.
Reading our blessings with the lighting man’s help 😂
Initially Mommeyyyyy was a bit sad and upset that we couldn’t make it for her wedding, because I know she really hope we can be there. But I wrote a long letter (which I included in the card) to explain that even though we can’t be there, it’s still because of her that we chose Aussie to visit instead of anywhere else. We all hope to be there too and our hearts will be there for her. We will be equally happy for her no matter what.
She was moved to tears by the letter and I believe she can feel our blessing for her when we were there. She was really happy to see us and I can understand why. I can’t imagine having to reside so far away from my family and friends. But of course, all these are gonna be worthwhile. She has found her soulmate and we are all happy for her! (((((((:
Especially me and all those who know what she had went through… It’s like this strong woman finally found someone whom she can lean on for the rest of her life. She has finally found the happiness that is rightfully hers! So so so happy for her even though my late night hangout cum drinking partner is gonna be so far away now. I will always remember the things she has done for me and how she has always been there for me when I needed a companion the most 💖
Yum Seng in advance to the couple!
So many funny expressions from the photos 😆
Some photos before we make our 2-hour drive back~ So gonna miss her!!! Both of us teared when we were hugging each other goodbye… There’s just a special bond between us and we both know we gonna miss the time together ❤
The long drive back was super dark because there don’t seem to be many street lamp in Aussie somehow. Quite scary especially when you don’t know when a kangaroo is gonna hop out.
Finished our last bottle on our last night! Gonna miss all my $5 Moscato!!!!!!!!!
11 September 2016
Woke up super early in the morning because our flight is like 9am and we still gotta return our car and etc. Ate this at the airport but I can’t remember what is it now 😅
Going back home! Goodbye Aussie and I will be back soon! I actually quite like the place because everyone is just so friendly there!
And after 8 hours plus flight, we are back home from our 2 weeks trip!
Famished us having our late lunch at Soup Spoon! Miss the olive fried rice 😍
RKT have retreated back home 😅
The reason for our overweight luggages!!! HAHAHA. All the Tim Tams and Smiths chips! And waves chips! 😋
This trip has been a good bonding session for NDPeeps but at the same time, it has been a pretty tiring trip I would say. The itinerary doesn’t tire me that much, since I am used to such itinerary and I am the one who planned most of it, but it’s the unexpected things like weather, different interest, different stamina and etc that made it challenging 😅 I would think the best travel companion is either one who is willing to plan everything, or one who is willing to just follow.
It’s never easy to travel in such a big group, but I do like our nightly sessions by the TV, drinking and chatting. Also making breakfast for each other and etc. We definitely had lots of fun and laughter this trip, but if I were to plan another trip for such a big group, I might think twice. Not everyone knows the challenges behind planning a trip, let alone it’s for 9 pax. Really takes everyone’s effort to compromise to one another; lots of give and take.
Prior the trip I was really worried that some of us will not even be friends anymore after this trip, because it happens all the time. 相见容易相处难－living together under one roof will definitely have some form of disagreement or displeasure. Everyone has their own way of doing things or even the way they sit on a sofa (I like to sit with my legs up). Yea…but I think we had managed to survive through all these and be accommodating towards one another. They aren’t that bad travel companions actually, just that I was shagged after planning this one…haha! Maybe a short one next time because I would still love to travel with them again! 😀