6 September 2016
Last day in Sydney and it was free & easy day for all!!! Which kind of made it one of my favourite days because I was finally free from all the responsibilities of timekeeping, planning, navigating, meals, mood and etc etc etc!!!!!!!! 🙆
Endless list. It’s really pretty tiring being the organiser of the trip, and it doesn’t help when there are added responsibilities and expectations. So yea, finally a day I didn’t have to please everyone and can just please myself with my favourite activity – SHOPPING~!!! 🛍🛍🛍
Definitely must have another scoop of Messina gelato before leaving for Gold Coast! 😝
Me, myself & gelato ☺
Off I go~!
Green Square for outlet shopping!
Going solo again!
Got lost as usual, but I didn’t mind because I like roaming around freely like that~ Don’t have to care that I’m leading the wrong way because the only person I need to be responsible to is myself! 😀
COTTON ON!!! One of my favourite shops 😛 But in the end I only got a basic for myself and a pullover for Lyn~
Not much loots from the outlet shopping because mostly Aussie brands, so they are all still like AUD50 and above after major discount 😐 Chanced upon a cafe and decided to take a break from all the walking!
Just chill and play with camera (:
Met up with Mr Chan for more outlet shopping in Parramatta! Cause he’s the only one interested in shopping while the rest had went for seafood, sightseeing, clown and etc~ I remember travelling + walking a longgggg distance to get there so all the shops were closing soon by then 😐
But glad that Mr Chan still got his loots! Much more than me lor! Mine stayed at whatever I got from Cotton On~ The jacket in the bag was not a loot but what I brought out, so actually my plastic bag was very empty 😅
Famished after all the shopping without having any proper meal! Stopped by Krispy Kreme for some donuts first!
Spotted while walking the longggg way back to subway station!
I forgot which station we alighted for dinner but it was some Korean town of Sydney; lots of Korean food there! Settled for some Chinese food because we had enough of western!
The soup was super shiok for such cold weather!!!!!!!
Spring rolls 😍
This was damn damn damn shiok that I remember even though I was super full already, I couldn’t resist trying to finish it up!!! 😋
CLEARED! SUPER NICEEEEE PLEASEEEEE~!!!
Back to reunite with the rest and had our last bottle in Sydney! 😀
(I think we threw some though)
7 September 2016
The last morning view of Sydney~!
Went out to get brunch with the rest while waiting for our shuttle service to come! Nice graffiti spotted~
Imperfect hair though x.x
Gonna miss this street!!!
Brunch place that we passed by many times!
Got our brunch (and for the others)! 😁
Back to the apartment to get ready to load up~
Here comes Lyn and Kelly, along with our shuttle service from their hotel! The little container behind for the luggage is so cute 😅
Spotted in the ladies 😆
Goodbye Sydney and hello Gold Coast~!!!
Arrived in Gold Coast after a 1.5 hour flight~ Took the car rental company’s shuttle service to the rental place and got our transport for the next 5 days! 😀 Mr Chan finally got to drive again after 6 days…hahaha!
Did a super thorough check with all 9 of us inspecting 1 van, taking pictures and etc 😂 Because I read online reviews about some rental companies scamming people with little scratches not caused by the driver~ So it’s always better to check and check when renting a vehicle!
Managed to load all 9 luggage up 😱
Took us a while before we finally found our Airbnb apartment!
We were all definitely in awe the moment we stepped in!
Swimming pool at the side the moment we entered the gate, but we did not use it at all because it was too cold 😅 Plus the water didn’t seem very clean~
Look at the spacious living room! And mind you, this is just one of the TWO living rooms in the apartment!!!
There’s even pool table just behind the kitchen! (Realised I missed the kitchen shot 😐)
Off to check out the rooms! There were more than enough bed for everyone and I choped this room because:
1) I was lazy to carry my luggage up to level 2
2) I quite like the bedsheets (there’s yellow! Yes, sometimes I choose rooms by the bedsheets 😅)
3) I didn’t wanna share bedroom so I chose this single bed one while the others went for the big beds!
Mr Chan got himself a room for himself by the pool too~ But the bed sheet is ugly 🙊
Common bathroom at level 1, which I later realised that one can see through from the bird glass! 😡 Feel so insecure after that and I had to cover it up with newspapers!!! What a stupid design!
Think I missed out on R&K’s nest because they were having their private moment and I didn’t wanna disturb them 😅 Off to upstairs to check out more rooms!
Another spacious kitchen! Yes, there are 2 of everything! 1 upstairs, 1 downstairs~
Dining area that fitted 9 of us just nice 😀
The other living room that I mentioned! We spent most nights here because it’s more spacious and comfy 😊
This was Tiff and Leng Leng’s room I think~
Comes with Jacuzzi tub okay!!! 😱
And a separate shower~
Eric got a room for himself too! Male privilege~ My privilege was because I planned the trip 😛
This was Kelly and Lyn’s room! Got the same bed sheet as mine 😆
And their room also came with en suite bathroom and another Jacuzzi tub!!!
With open view some more~ 几爽一下！
Overall view of the 2-storey apartment!
And this was our HOME for the next 5 days! 😀 Definitely the biggestttttt home I ever had…haha! Super love it!!! Even Leng Leng was stunned by how big the house is! HAHAHA!
Off we go for dinner and shopping~!
Reached, parked, but didn’t know how to pay for the parking 😂 Took some time to figure out that we will be needing a lottttt of coins to keep renewing the parking!
Was walking around the Surfers Paradise area looking for dinner venue when we chanced upon this Italian restaurant~ We gave it a try and found out that they only opened like few days ago! Lucky us, one of the first few to try 😁
Having our first proper meal in Gold Coast! 😋
It’s a family restaurant and all their pizza dough, pasta etc are freshly handmade! The boss even gave us free appetizers to try! 😀
Free salad too!!!
So generous! 😊
Yummy mushroom pizza!
This one not free of course 😅
Our damage for the night~ Oh yah…the food in Aussie are all pretty expensive, but the portion is always very big. Not very suitable for people who just like small bites like me 😣
With the friendly restaurant owners! Awesome food~!!! 👍
The night started to get colder as we were near to the sea. But it wasn’t the end of the night yet because we still had the Beachfront Market to visit! 😀
The white stuff are all sea gulls 😱
The market was crowded and it was definitely not easy to keep all 9 people together at the same time~ Different people wanna see different things too, though the stalls sell mostly handmade stuff plus some souvenirs.
Cute bee bag spotted!
Got attracted by some performance…
I remember my hands were starting to ache while taking this video 😐
Off to a mall nearby and we almost bought the whole supermarket! HAHAHA. And this was just batch #1 of our Gold Coast loots 🙊🙊🙊 More to come~!!!
Surrendered to my room after a hectic day! Savouring my few hours of freedom and solitude, like finally~ Oh reason #4, I love the huge mirror!!! Hehe!