Aussie Day 2 – Queen Victoria Building!

Rise and shine after a good sleep! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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The early birds were already having breakfast! I am considered quite an early bird too since I know I need time to prepare, so I will try to wake up earlier~ But Tiff is still the earliest bird every day, because she needs at least 2 hours to prepare ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Whereas the cute couple is very fast in their preparation, so they are usually very on time too!
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Love how we get to sit together and have breakfast together like a family…hehe! But due to the differences in waking up time and preparation time, we can hardly have everyone eating together at the same time ๐Ÿ˜ Usually the early birds would have been done by the time the late birds come down~

My sumptuous breakfast – strawberries, cake from clubhouse last night, bread from Singapore and fruit juice!
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It’s a gluten-free cake and Tiff and I figured that it’s not our kind of cake ๐Ÿ˜ Gluten-free is not our thing. But it’s chocolatey and nice luh~ Just not a fan of the kueh texture.
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Set off to our first destination – Town Hall station! A little change of plan because it was a rainy day, so we decided to visit somewhere indoor instead~ So first stop – Queen Victoria Building, which was supposed to be day 1’s plan! ๐Ÿ˜€
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A group picture before Mr Chan left to meet his old friend for coffee! Oh Mommeyyyy did not join us because of her leg problem and also because she had visited most of the places that we wanna go. She really flew here mainly to SEE us! (((:
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I only know the building is well-known for its pretty interior and exterior. They are a lot of shops inside too, but mostly designer brands or not things that we would buy back~ So we had a photography session inside instead!
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We stayed at this Great Australian Clock spot for a long time because it’s quite a nice spot for pictures! ๐Ÿ˜€ Took the chance to brush up my photography skill too with my Canon camera! I think it takes really nice pictures and I am so glad that it came right in time for this trip! Hehe!
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Practise and being practised on~

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A selfie with the clock!

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Photo-inception! xD

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With the pretty clock!

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With Ah Tiff!

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A group pic minus 1! Haha!

And more clock shots! Oops~ Too pretty, can’t help it ๐Ÿ˜…
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The EOS M10 camera comes with 2 zoom lens but I only brought 1 because it’s heavy. Still, it’s good enough and despite zooming so much into the clock’s figurines, the details remain quite clear! I’m impressed!
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And the clock has this cute ship that moves around it like the clock’s hand but it’s a ship instead of a stick ๐Ÿ˜€
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A last glimpse of the top storey before we move downwards (:
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And it’s the Great Australian Clock once again but from a different level’s point of view! ๐Ÿ˜†
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So pretty, isn’t it? ๐Ÿ˜
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Okay, enough of the Great Australian Clock. Now, presenting you the Royal Clock! ๐Ÿ˜‚
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I actually like this clock a lot too even though it looks simpler than the Great Australian Clock~ It has Tiffany & Co‘s feel because of the colour combination! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
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A glimpse of all the shops that we can’t afford ๐Ÿ˜
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Bee boots spotted!!! ^^

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I quite like this shot ((:

Moving on to practise photography on the stained glass windows! Definitely reminds me of the churches in Europe~
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And the pretty ceilings as well! Of course the pretty is not the Europe-painted-ceiling kind of pretty but it has its own beauty (:
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My neck almost break trying to get a nice symmetrical shots of this ceiling and I concluded that photography can be damn tiring!!! Hahaha!
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Under the pretty ceiling!

And in case you’re wondering where’s Leng Leng, here is she! Still busy with the endless phone calls all day long~ I really pity people who have to bring their work on holiday ๐Ÿ˜ I mean I genuinely feel sad for them. What’s a holiday if you still gotta work…hmmmm.
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Attempting a wefie with the ceiling!
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Done with our photography session inside and off we went to buy the famous atas Haigh’s Chocolates that Karen recommended! ๐Ÿ˜€
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Then it was time to check out the exterior! This beautiful building is the Sydney Town Hall! It’s not in our itinerary so we did not go in to see, only chanced upon it when we were crossing the road to the building beside~
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A pity there is construction work outside the Queen Victoria Building, which really spoiled the beauty of it! The building is actually really beautiful especially at night!
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So the reason why we braved through the rain to the building beside is because I wanna visit the famous Black Star Pastry that my colleague recommended ๐Ÿ˜…
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And this is the popular watermelon cake that she recommended! I actually went there for this but chose another cake in the end…hahaha! This was Tiff’s order and I took a shot of it at the cashier before it got all squishy, flimsy and yucky~
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Reunited with Mr Chan and off we went to our next destination! As you can tell, Leng Leng is still still still being bombarded by work matters ๐Ÿ˜
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Spotted the signature Opera House the moment we got off the train! A pity the sky was really gloomy and not as blue as the previous day~
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And hello Harbour Bridge too! ๐Ÿ˜€
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As you can tell, the Friday Foodie Market only happens on Fridays, like duh~ And we were only left with less than an hour when we arrived! But there wasn’t as much as I had expected, just a few stalls and we finished them in no time. Maybe it’s also because of the bad weather, so only a few stallholders were there ๐Ÿ˜”
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Found this prata-looking bites with spinach and cheese inside! It’s quite yummy ๐Ÿ˜€ I love spinach!!!
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It’s also nice to have something warm under such cold weather (((:
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But the rainy day really caused much inconvenience and delays to our plans ๐Ÿ˜ฃ Not only we gotta put on ugly ponchos, our shoes and socks were all wet from the rain too! Damn disgusting!
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And we had to skip some places for the day due to time constraint, because travelling in a big group really takes more time than I had expected~ Maybe my itinerary is only meant for myself ๐Ÿ˜…

I thought the foodie market would have enough food to feed us, but everyone (except me) were still hungry ๐Ÿ˜ So impromptu decision to check out the famous Pancakes On The Rock!
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It took us a reallyย longgggggย walk to finally find it! Felt so bad for poor Karen and also Ronald, who was freezing from the cold โ˜น Finally having our first proper meal of the day (except breakfast) at odd hour again! Haha!
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Black forest pancake to share as dessert! It looks literally like shit but it’s pretty good!
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I did not order any mains because I was looking forward to finally eat my cake from Black Star! This is the lychee raspberry cake that caught my eye ๐Ÿ˜ It’s super nice!!! Nicer than the watermelon cake in my humble opinion…hehe.
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The lottery-king – Mr Chan spotted the Aussie TOTO and we decided pool money to buy the 21 million lottery! Hahaha! Day-dreaming all the way till Aussie! ๐Ÿ˜
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Moved on to our last destination – Chinatown, which is located at the Central station!
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This is the busiest station in New South Wales but it wasn’t as crowded as I had expected ๐Ÿ˜… Just many more homeless people sleeping at the station~
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The mates were looking forward to visit Chinatown because they were already missing Asian food and hot soup on day 2! Hahaha!
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Clock tower at Central station! Yes, clock again~ ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
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Arrived at the Chinatown! Probably one of the very few places you will see Chinese words in Aussie!
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No proper street shot of the Chinatown because it was still drizzling~ It basically rained the entire day! But at least there were still more stalls than the foodie market, just that all the food were rather overpriced. Saw prata!!! I definitely miss curry and all the spicy food during this trip, but I think this prata was at least 4 bucks and above ๐Ÿ˜‘
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Ended the night after some Chinese food at the food court. The food were quite expensive too but the portion was crazy, especially the mountain of rice! We did not order that but we were quite shocked by all the portions we saw at other tables ๐Ÿ˜…

Headed back to deliver Mommeyyyyy her sandwich and medicine! She was down with cough and was in the apartment the whole day due to the rain~ Luckily she’s a mouse and knows how to steal bread from the dining table…hahaha!

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