Aussie Day 6 & 7 – Outlet Shopping & Hello GC!

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 ☺
#lookinglikeshit

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 (:

Kelly spotted!

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!

So oriental!

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! 😀

Sydney’s collection!
(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!

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Aussie Day 5 – Blue Mountain Tour!

Was procrastinating with this post partly because I have 200 over photos for this day! So much sorting to do… But yea, finally continuing with the Aussie posts after 11 months *gasp*

5 September 2016

Chose to go on a tour for Blue Mountain because it’s kinda inaccessible without a car, and le colleague happened to recommend me a tour that she had went on before. It’s a one-day tour and we visited quite a number of places, kinda worth it!

Woke up super duper early to prepare before heading to the nearest pick-up location. Shagged max but still gotta prepare the sandwiches for our lunch and make sure everything got sorted out properly 😴 Rush rush rush~

First stop was Featherdale Wildlife Park and I love it! It makes our zoo in Singapore so damn boring because everything is caged up, whereas a wildlife park means you see animals running wild 😍 The real kind of animal encounter!

Lots of joeys hopping around! Super cute one!!! I had a hard time parting with them when everyone else had moved to the next part of the park already 😐 This is why I don’t usually like tours – I can’t have all the time I want! Meh.

The joey stood up and held the food on its own! So cute leh!!!

So many of them everywhere!!! I really like to see animals running around freely instead of being caged up! 😊





This is 😍

I don’t know why some are being caged up though, maybe they are more violent or something? But they look sad~~~~

Trying to selfie with my friend 😛

And then watch what’s coming from below…

Target locked!

Target siam ahhhhh~!!!!!!
吓死老娘了!😂😂😂

Off to visit other animals! This Cassowary reminds me of the one at happy farm~

I think the tour guide was rushing us to queue up for a picture with the koala before it gets crowded~ So we skipped some attractions to visit the koalas first! Aiyoh 做莫你酱 cute 的!!!😍

It’s my first koala experience hence I was really excited to visit this wildlife park! But because I was the last few in the queue for my solo shot, the koala got grumpy by then and didn’t wanna hue me 😔

Took a few shots and even tried stroking its leg to get its attention (it’s damn fluffy by the way! 😍) but bo hue means bo hue

The staff explained that sometimes the koalas throw tantrums too after “working too much“, which means too many photos, so they gotta change shift and let another koala take over~ Wish I can have a koala hug too!!!

Going on strike!

I think the staff changed a koala for our group photo but also busy eating leh

Eat and eat and eat!

Really damn cute leh! I wanna bring one homeeeeee~

Observation: The koalas are always either eating or sleeping, very good life like pandas!

Sleep also sleep till so cute!!! 😍


So fluffy I’m gonna dieeeeeee~!!!!!

Why you so cuteeeeeee! ❤

Emo Koala~ Now you know why are there 200+ photos, cause I can’t get enough of them!!!






Queued for a second round of photo because everyone got nice solo shots except me and I was just extra saddddddd 😢 In the end my hair looks like shit…Zzzzzz. At least the koala looks better here…

Off to the other attractions!


Another cutie – penguins!!!!! 😍


I think this is a wombat? So fat!!! *pinch*

We got a koala each at the end of the tour! Told you I’m bringing them home, didn’t I? 😝

Next stop – Lincoln’s Rock!


一望无际 view!



Really not a natural when it comes to posing for photos 😐  

There was an accident of a Singaporean girl falling from a cliff in Aussie just months before we were here, so I was extra cautious not to step too close to the edge 😖 This is not about YOLO anymore but how you are responsible for your own life!

Love rocks like this! So natural 😊 I wonder why I didn’t appreciate them as much when in Rome..haha!


到此一游痕迹 probably by people all around the world!

Hope all these people are still together now and living happily ever after 😊

It’s a heart-shaped hole!!! ❤

Group pics by the tour guide! 😁 So 那些年 feel~

More cliffs but I can’t recall now if it’s still the same place 😐 It’s been 1 year!
 

9 people which means 9 cameras. So we will always suddenly hear one saying, “Look here look here!” 😅 Which kinda explains the not-so-ready group pic below I guess…haha!

Moving on to the next place!

Okay, I swear that I don’t remember where is this now. Too many places in a day and it’s been too long to recall!
 

Should make it a good habit to take photos of ALL the signage next time so I can remember where is where 😛           


Awwww~ My idea but so 💓💓💓! 几浪漫一下~

Reverse Titanic! 😆


          

And then it’s lunch time~!!! Since lunch was not covered, we had some free and easy time to settle our own meals and walk around a bit (:

Our lunch!
Smith chips + strawberries…

Plus sandwiches prepared by yours truly & Tiff! 😁

Eating together by the roadside! Hehe!
Quite a memorable lunch together for me~

Short stroll after lunch!


Loots for the bus tour 😄

Continuing the tour with one of the highlights at Blue Mountain – Three Sisters! Not these rocks of course; I just took them because of the words~

These 3 unusual rock formations are the real Three Sisters!

According to Wikipedia, they are called the Three Sisters because of an old legend~

“The commonly told legend of the Three Sisters is that three sisters, Meehni, Wimlah and Gunnedoo, lived in the Jamison Valley as members of the Katoomba tribe. They fell in love with three men from the neighbouring Nepean tribe, but marriage was forbidden by tribal law. The brothers were not happy to accept this law and so decided to use force to capture the three sisters. A major tribal battle ensued, and the sisters were turned to stone by an elder to protect them, but he was killed in the fighting and no one else could turn them back.”



Hello Mickey! Photobomb again ah?

6 sisters! 😂

So I bought a pair of these Koala baby shoes for 二筒 and Lyn also got a pair … for her Mickey 😑


  

Off for some rides! 😀


This is the train that’s gonna bring us down down down down so that we can take the cable car up up up up again!
 

It was a pretty steep slope and I remember Karen being very scared…hahaha! But we were also worried for her because little Roderick was already inside her by then! 😱

I think this was how steep the ride was~

Rainbow on my face while queuing for cable car! 😆

And then some photosssss while walking back to meet the tour guide~ I think R&K had walked far far away while we were immersed in our wefies session 😅
      

Our trip ended around evening with a cruise ride around the Sydney Harbour area! Bidding farewell to our tour guide whom I didn’t quite wanna tip if not because of the majority~ Felt he was a bit racist with his sarcasm.

Got our boarding pass!

Wefie again before boarding!

Managed to catch the pretty sunset while on board!!!

Reminds me of Keppel Bay 😅

The only ugly night shot I managed to get because I was trapped by a sleepyhead and couldn’t get out to take photos 😭 Missed all the perfect views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House! Super sad!

Thai food for dinner~!!! Our first proper meal of the day 😀

Guess who is who!

😏

Sneaked out for some dessert because there’s this famous gelato place – Messina near to our apartment and there’s no way I’m gonna miss it!!! It’s apparently the BEST gelato in Aussie, and it’s so famous that some Tim Tam flavours now are their ice-cream flavours!

Passionfruit on top and probably rum & raisin (or something close) below? Whichever. It was good enough to make me crave for it again the next day 😋

Last Week of Break!

Did not wanna waste a single day of my last week of break, so I decided to head out for some Me Time~! Finally caught 《一念无明》!!! I was so sad when I missed it during the Chinese Fim Festival screening period; definitely didn’t wanna miss it this time! 😊

Despite it being a weekday afternoon, I was still sandwiched between 2 men in the cinema. Ahhhh~ I was still hoping that the seat beside me will not be taken. Man on my left kept sighing, made me wanna pinch him 😒

Maybe he was sighing because the movie was a bit draggy, but I like the overall story line and how they realistically portrayed the society these days. How people with depression or psychological problem are being ostracised by the society and even people around them, and ostracism is never a cure, but a poison that worsens their conditions.

It’s a sad story, but it’s very true. Something worth watching for everyone, I feel, especially those who lack compassion. But people who lack compassion usually won’t realise or admit that they lack compassion 🤔

Chanced upon Doodles! I almost forgot the existence of it and that it’s the packet noodle that I had wanted to try! Hong Kong’s still nicer! Singapore’s is wayyyyy overpriced~

Anyhow, time for some sweet treats at Boufe! Look at these pretty cakes!!! 😍 So Instagrammable…hahaha!

Finally got to try the Unicorn cake because it’s always sold out~ I think it has some coconut flavour thing inside and I didn’t quite like. Love the Milky Way and Daisy more! 😋

Gotta take picture at this swing every time I am here. Love it so much and I really wish to have one in my house next time!!! 😐

Off for night practice at the platform~! Spending the beautiful sunset moment swaying away 💃

Jaybeeeee on a weekday again! 😀 Finally got to try Vburg Cafe! This is their signature otah croissant as recommended by the waitresss! YUM YUM~! They make such crispy and nice croissants!!!

Never too much mushrooms 😋

Portobello mushroom burger croissant

Shopping time~! Saw this shirt and thought of Mommeyyyyy right away because she said I like to say, “And then…” 😐 I didn’t even realise that!

Reflection (:

Visited Legend Cafe for the very first time because Ben Hum is singing there! 😝 Don’t get to go Timbre very often to 捧 his 场 but luckily I can now enjoy his singing at a less crowded place now! Hehe~ He really has a nice voice!!! 10年前果然没看走眼! Hahaha!

Solo exploration

Had been wanting to go back to NP for a visit again but I totally forgot I can do so during this break! Until I received a message from my junior for some help~ They needed to conduct an interview on someone who is working in this industry and I can’t possibly reject my own mentee right? Especially when I know how hard it is to find people for all the projects back then!

So back to school and back on this slope that we all hated~ Imagine when you are alreasy rushing for your next class and still gotta conquer this slope first! @#$&%£#@#!!! Still hating it as I climbed, but later I learned from my junior that they don’t climb the slope anymore, they have a shortcut now 😑😑😑

I think the previous time when I came, the building was still under renovation. But now it’s all done up! Not longer that lok kok familiar building anymore~ In fact the whole NP doesn’t feel as familiar anymore and I kept telling my junior I feel like I will get lost in the school anytime 😐

Proud to be an alumni of FMS! Do you know how hard it was for us to get in? Even with a 7-point, you still gotta go through an interview which consisted of a few “stages” in order to get in. Machiam like interviewing to be air stewardess. That’s why I despise those who end up dropping out; waste other people’s chances only 😒

Anyway, the interview session with le junior was short and pretty much everything that I had shared with her before during our mentorship meet-up! Hahaha! Funny how I gotta say everything to the camera now instead 😫

Got the juniors to take me on a tour at the newly-revamped FMS block because I couldn’t access them anymore~ It’s an entirely different place now, like OMGWTFBBQ! No more lok-kok editing suites where I spent most of my Year 3 at! The suites are so damn pretty now!

Even the computers inside upgraded of course 😐 No more laggy old Windows computer!

Took a tour at the level 9 studios and at least this place still looks almost the same…awwww~ So nostalgic! Even the colour of the doors and etc are the same 😅 A pity there was no class going on so I couldn’t get in to see the interior.

Exploring level 8, where all the audio stuff are located~ More or less the same too!

The same paintings after all these years 😅

Every corner definitely brought back different memories! So glad that I had the opportunity to look around! All thanks to the juniors and really hope they survive the remaining 1.5 year 😆

Done exploring and time for the next mission – eat the food that I miss! I think most of the alumni remember NP for the FOODDDDD because there are so many cheap and good food here!!! Really spoilt for choices that I had a hard time deciding what’s for lunch 😅

Finally decided on the Kaki Fuyong that ALL NP-ians will definitely know! It was the most popular stall/dish back in canteen 1 and even though I hardly had proper meals in school, I have still tried it before and remember how nice it is! So happy to have it again!!! Still so nice 😍😍😍

Purposely only ate half a bowl of rice because what I miss most is still this sandwich!!! Like I said, I hardly had proper meals back then, so this sandwich is what I used to eat the most. Small but filling and yummy 😋 Once in a while I will even crave for it but it’s only available in the Four Leaves in NP~

Dessert after Saturdate brunch! Pretty and nice ambience upstairs, especially for brunch 😊

Seasalt Caramel & Lychee Rose! ❤

Random stroll~

Off to project at MINDS because it was a rare Saturday without NDP, due to SAF Day 😁 Everyone was surprised by my rare appearance, as usual~ Tsk.

Taught the residents how to make these straw hearts for an upcoming outreach programme, but it turned out that all the volunteers at my table don’t know how to make these hearts, so I had to teach them before they could guide the residents 😱

Thank goodness I used to play with these straw hearts when slacking in Mac, and I still vaguely remember how to make. But it’s a tedious process to teach because those who know how to make are so used to it and we usually don’t look also can do 😐 So when I suddenly gotta go through step by step, I kept getting stuck! Hahaha!

Challenging!!! But our residents did it! YAYYY~!

The next art work was this magic painting paper; just paint on it and the words will come out automatically! So amazing 😊 And this was my art piece!!! Not bad right~

Found another nice piece!

Back to Wheeler’s Estate once again because I really wanna enjoy the ambience and the live band!!! A pity the Friday’s vocalist was much better… Die die must come on a Friday some day!

Singapore Sling~

Uncle Felix and his tower!

CHEERS~!!!

Surrounded by all these positive energy! 💪

After all the drinks, I don’t know why and who suggested this team-building challenge of squeezing everyone up this tree trunk 😓

Maximum of 8 if we stand~

Managed to squeeze Law up if we sit!

But long before he was being pulled down by Uncle Felix when the latter was trying to get up 😂 So final number of pax is still 9!

First NE show! Which means first show with audience too! Forgot when was this taken…hmmmm.

Had some VIP visiting and I was supposed to be the representive for my ugly costume, so gotta dress up earlier than the rest 😣 Sibei hot please!!!

The tall Malay boy beside me has some spasm problem or something, as in he will jerk all of a sudden and it gets worse when he’s nervous. Didn’t help that he was so tensed up as the VIP was approaching, so poor thing! He said in primary school when he had to be the class representative to shake hand with principal or some VIP, he got so nervous that he started crying, so his friend took over him 😐

I kept trying to calm him down and he held my hand out of a sudden as the VIP walks towards us, that’s when I realised he was really very very nervous cause his hand was so cold! Don’t know who sabo him for this 😓 He’s really quite poor thing, those who used to “hang out” with him are laughing at his condition behind his back. So annoying! Curse your kids!!!

He kept saying I am his friend after that because I understand his condition and helped to explain to the aunties who were a bit scared off by his sudden spasm. Reminds me of the movie 《一念无明》again~ Ostracism will never be something positive or helpful to anyone’s condition. So if you can’t them, at least understand that they don’t wanna be this way too. 

Uncle Mak said, “Ling loi, take a photo with me” 😂

With May auntie!

Spent the remaining time napping and kanna caught by Ronald’s spy cam @.@ Shagged! Don’t know ask us to report so early for what 😒

Tiff in adventurous hands 😂

After seeing her result, I refused to let Kelly tie for me because she was turning Tiff into some Minnie Mouse with a bow on her head! I would rather tie my own messy bun which everyone disapproves of~

Still hate tying bun in the first place! Firstly, only old grannies tie bun 😒 Secondly, I can never tie a proper bun! Thirdly, I look ugly with bun. Last but not least, bun curls up my hair!!! Apart from the bun, they also expect all female participants who are dressed as males to comb up our fringe. So lame. You think comb up then look like male liao meh? Might as well ask us to bind our boobs and grow a dick next time right?

Sunset welcoming us as we head to the platform!

Multi-nation!

With the pretty sky~ Again, don’t know ask us come down so early for what 😑

Done with NE1~! No mistake for myself even though the auntie in front of me danced wrongly 😱 Thank goodness I was dancing to the music and not following her!

Spot Leng Leng’s moustache! Her group damn enthu, all the females acting as males put on the ugly moustache. I die die also won’t put 😒 Reminds me of the ugly wig that year that uglified all of us!

The mandatory full costume shot every year! 😀

Looking super sweattyyyyyy~ But yes, not giving a flying fuck about the fringe 😏

P.S. Considering this to be my last regular post so as to focus on my long overdue travelogs instead. Since I have been really busy to blog and if I go on trying to catch up with these backlogs, I figured that I will never be able to finish my trip posts. Anyway ever since the Photobucket thing, I have been feeling quite demoralised to blog too. It really feels like my blog ain’t the same anymore and all my memories have been taken away. Like there is just no point continuing anymore when a huge part of it is gone…

Mamemo’s 60th!

Spent the remaining long weekend at the Changi Treehouse Villa for Mamemo’s 60th birthday celebration 😊 Finally the day for this major event in June – one that we had been planning since the start of the year!

Greeted by Mr Moo

Thanks to our cousin, we managed to get this place because only SAF people can book~ It was not bad, but I think it looked better in the pictures we saw initially. Maybe because it was still new then. Not much facilities though – no pool and not even mahjong tiles for loan anymore, cause they converted the storeroom into office instead…hmmmm. But at least it was pretty spacious!

Level 1 living room

Level 1 kitchen + dining area

Spiral stairs to level 2!

Level 2 bedroom #1 – supposedly for Mamemo and I

Level 2 bedroom #2 – Sis, Vic & Isaac

Went down early to get the decos up! Used up all my breaths blowing these 2 balloons up 😧

Cousins, aunties and uncles started arriving! It’s been really long since we last gathered. Even for CNY, we might not see everyone because I hardly go for visiting now, and even if I do, everyone comes at different timing~

Buffet is here too! All set to go! 😀

Everything was good with the food, because we decided to splurge on Neo Garden to please the fussy elderly’s taste buds. Just that Mamemo kept fussing that there’s gonna be not enough food when there are plenty left!!! In the end we know what she meant – not enough for them to tabao…Zzzzz. Didn’t know we are responsible for their next few days’ meals 🙄

赌博不分男女老少 😝

Eldest cousin being the 庄

Time for cake-cutting~!

The longevity bun basket was done by le pig brother by the way! Cause Sis wanted to buy one but being thrifty as ever, le pig brother said he can make one with the empty hamper basket at home, and get his own buns and decos 😱

Wanted to wait for le pig brother to arrive first, but Mamemo was so in a hurry to cut the cake and we have no idea why! Everyone was still so full from the buffet and I had even checked with my aunts and uncles, none of them are in a rush, but Mamemo kept making up stories that who and who is leaving and who and who wanna eat cake!

Whatever lah. Birthday woman biggest. At least she seemed very pleased with the cake from Prima Deli~ It’s huge and prettyyyyyyy! Taste good too!

Trying to take some shots of the cake and… As usual, spot the fat hand!!! Not difficult to guess whose hand is that 😓😓😓

Spot the ‘dent‘ in the cake after the fatboy tried to steal some cream again! 😭

Happy 60th Birthday, Mamemo!

With the 4/5 brothers!
The eldest had passed away…

With the 4/5 sisters!
The youngest could not come.

The cousin that watched us grow up! Sis said she has not seen the cousin’s husband before and I was like, “Weren’t you one of the sisters for their wedding?!” Hahahaha! Can’t believe she forgot!!!

So funny because the eldest cousin’s daughter, who is also my little niece started crying because she wasn’t in the group photo above 😂 Her haircut makes her look like 村姑 but she’s funny when she talks! Like a 小大人~

Me: 你昨晚在这里睡啊?(My cousin and family stayed 2 nights before we took over.)

Niece: *nod head*

Me: 你喜欢吗?有没有去骑脚车啊?

Niece: 我不会。我要那个 *does a kicking action*

Me: Huh??? 什么?踢球啊?

Niece: *continue doing the action* Sooter…

Me: Soccer??

Niece: Sooter!

Me: Ooohhh! Scooter 啊?

Niece: *nod head* 我要可是 Papa 不要买给我。

Me: 等你长大一点像你 Kor Kor 才买啊。

Niece: *exclaimed* 我已经很大了!!!

😂😂😂

The little one and the not-so-little one 😆

Forcing out a smile after crying…hahaha!

The eldest cousin that watched us grow up and brought us to pasar malam to buy many things…hehe!

四舅 & family

小姨 & family

And le pig brother arrived just in time for this! 💖

Big big group photo! (((:

Lighting the candles up!

I think Mamemo was really happy to have so many people celebrating for her for the first time~ Though initially she kept telling us to cancel when we had already planned and even booked the place 😓

Cake-cutting with the precious gem! 😀

Finally finally finally 忙完 as people started leaving after the cakes and etc~ Time to take a stroll around the villa to explore! But actually there’s nothing much there, really 😐 They should improve on their facilities.

Played the kids’ Monopoly and Bingo with Isaac and he lost interest because he wasn’t winning 😑 On the other hand, I think Mamemo enjoyed the Bingo game that she kept asking Isaac to bring the game over to our house next time…hahaha!

Anyway, the birthday woman decided not to stay in the end after changing her mind for like 2327498273 times. Want, don’t want, want, don’t want…Zzzzz. But yay! I had the whole King size bed to myself and no snoring sound except my own! HAHAHA. Watched TV till I fell asleep 👍

Checked out and went airport for lunch~ I was thinking just nice, can catch the final Sanrio Characters’ Meet-and-Greet session, but still missed it by 10 minutes in the end 😔 Cause the Facebook timing stated 1pm but actually it was only starting at 2pm…

Managed to take photos of/with the exhibited characters though! Did not get to the previous time~

Pompompurin so cute!

My Melody!

Selfie with Melody!

Gudetama!
He’s the main reason I wanted to catch the Meet & Greet~

Yes, yes! My tee!

Cinnamoroll!

Little Twin Star!

Pororo Park with Isaac!

Had an awesome 2 weeks in Aussie and I wish I have the time to share all the pretty pics! But I think I should finish last year’s Aussie entries and this year’s Japan trip first 😐 I have been making full use of this entire 1-month break that I hardly have time to even blog about the daily happenings~

Anyway, just something to rant. You may have noticed that all the images on my blog have turned into this ugly grey image and this is what that has gotten me so arghhhhhhh today! Apparently, Photobucket, which I have been hosting my images on since 2008 (9 freaking years!) have decided to change its stupid policy for third-party hosting! And you now have to pay $399 (USD by the way) to continue hosting your images and linking them to your blog. What a fu*ker move! And there is no warning, nothing! This is no different from deleting the whole archive from my blog, isn’t it?!

Totally 杀人放火 and ridiculous price/policy! If it has been implemented on new photos, fine, I can accept it. But now you are “deleting” all our past history from our blogs, our precious memories and etc, then telling us you gotta pay to bring back those memories. FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKK. Can totally imagine everyone boycotting Photobucket from now on (who the hell is gonna pay $399?!) but that’s still not gonna solve our problem. Seriously, seriously, ARGH! Yes, yours truly wrote a long email in, even though I don’t think they are gonna give a fuck. Hosting on WordPress for now but I still want all my archives with proper images back 😭😭😭

Enough of ranting; no one will understand how much all these mean to me anyway. Back to life after Aussie trip~ Had our first rehearsal at the platform but as usual, came with a lot of waiting and waiting and waiting…Zzzzzz. Bored max and floor was also dirty max 😒

Supposed to be a replica of a photo from few years ago that we took together with WY, but she has now grown double the size 🙊

I think this is a better replacement! This is Tiff’s cousin, always kanna bullied by me us! 😆 She has this funny Malaysian accent (even though she is true blue Singaporean) that I can’t help but keep mimicking…HAHAHA!

Finally our turn to head down to the big stage to have a feel once again~ Ran through our performance twice and I made a terrible mistake on the first run by running to the wrong marker! 🙊 Actually I knew I was at the wrong position, but I couldn’t find the correct one (because the person leading us turned at wrong turning point) and everyone stopped moving already, so I kanchiong-spider and stopped randomly somewhere…HAHAHAHA.

Lyn kept shouting for me to come over but I didn’t hear and couldn’t find her either! All I heard was Celestine kept saying, “你不是这里的!” And I kept replying, “我知道! 不要 expose 我!” 😂😂😂 I think this is my first time dancing at the wrong position – usually I will still manage to correct myself in time, but this one seriously too kanchiong-spider already! Shall not 靠人 next time…hahaha! Second run was okay, at least! Phew~

Take a break, have a wefie!

Watching the Red Lions perform~ 难得 we get to watch it live!

Finally visited this year’s Geylang Serai! I had many opportunities to go actually, but I still waited till then to go with the rest~

Shiok buy because it’s freaking hot!

我的美人们~

Wanted to try the Thai milk tea ice-cream but it’s super small! LOL at the girl’s reaction 😂

Thought we found a bigger one which makes it more worth the price ($7), but actually only the brown cup was big, the white cup inside that is holding the ice-cream is small 😑 The Nutella ice-cream was nicer! Thai milk tea wayyyyy too sweet~

Found a victim to help us finish up the ice-cream 😝 Cause she is the well-known tam jiak gui (look at her face!!!)! HAHAHAHA. Knew it since day 1 when I met her – she finished up my Japanese cracker!!! LOL. Day 1 and not shy already 😂

Nua-ed till I got bored on the Sunday and decided to head over to Sis’s place~ Finally used up my Starbucks voucher and got myself a huge cup of hot chocolate 😐 Love-hate relationship for hot chocolate because it always save me from cramps (dear future husband, please remember this), but it also gives me sore throat.

Caught Wonderwoman finally! Love it~! Especially when the theme music comes out 😂 Still ringing in my head when I talk about it now…hahaha!

Finally finally finally tried my Sunday Folks too! Finally is becoming my favourite word because I am highly-impatient to wait for such things, especially when so many people have tried/seen/been something/somewhere except me~ Not to mention a lot of places that I wanna visit have closed down eventually and I hate that! That forever-no-chance feeling 😔

Anyhow, I have been not very fated with Sunday Folks because I went there a few times but never get to dine in due to the queue. Glad to have free weekdays that I can skip the queue and try the highly-raved waffle! 😊 So good!!! Just like Creamier‘s but this is soft-serve ice-cream~

Sea salt gula melaka!

I got tempted by the chocolate cake (because of the alcohol content!) so I decided to order a smaller waffle 😅 But upon the first bite, I suddenly recalled that I have tried this before during my first visit with Kai Bin & Co! It was too crowded that time so we only bought ice-cream in cone for takeaway plus this cake! Wow~ Didn’t know taste bud can bring back memories instantly; amazing! It was so good too, the cake 😋

The usual Tuesday hangout for cute drummer~ He looks good in his new blonde dye! No pictures because I am already seeing him every now and then on Instagram 😜

Can’t remember the last time I had Tequila Sunrise 😊

I think one of the most fulfilling things I did during this break (apart from the Aussie trip) is bringing le loveboy out on my own! It’s something I have been wanting to do but I thought my kia si Sis might not allow 😂 Now that he has already grown up + it’s school holiday + Sis has given the green light + I got the Pororo Park discount voucher from Army Open House , it’s the perfect time to execute this mission! Hehe!

But of course I had my worries too~ Like what if he starts bawling and I can’t handle, or run too fast that I can’t get catch up and he got lost? What if he wants to shit and I gotta clean his backside for him which I have no experience in? 😖 Or what if he has reached the age of refusing to go to the female toilet with me because he’s a “big boy” now, then I also can’t go into the gent with him?

Yea lots of “what ifs“, but Sis already told him he gotta clean his own backside 😂 I also set some rules and regulations for him which is to hold on to my hand at all times and not run around, plus the golden rule – “Once you cry, we are going home!” I’m not sure if it’s the rules or what, but he turned out really obedient the whole day! Obedience rating: 10/10, comparing to his usual days!

Went to his grandparents’ house to fetch him and once I stepped out of the lift, his head popped out from the door already! Hahaha! Apparently, his grandma said he has been waiting excitedly~ Vic also said he has been in very good mood since morning, like looking forward to the day 😊

But obstacle #1 – I didn’t know the way back to the bus-stop 😂 Wanted to open Google Map but surprisingly, le fat boy said he knows the way and he really brought me to the correct bus-stop! Dropped by to visit 外婆 and get free pancake!

It’s peanut butter which Sis, Bro and I all hate the max but he loves it!!! Look how happy the glutton is 😆 But I only let him have a bit of the pancake because I know this glutton will finish up everything if I don’t stop him. Told him to save it for later and thank goodness I did, cause I knew he’s gonna tell me he’s hungry later on!

Sitting obediently with his penguin bag, which I made him carry himself the whole day too (except at the park) 😊 He was so intrigued by the new digital display in the train that he kept questioning me about it. Yiyi doesn’t like the new display so Yiyi is not as fascinated by it~ Love this pic by the way; looking cute and most importantly, obedient!!!

And ta-duh~! We finally reached City Hall! But I was faced with obstacle #2 – sharing a cubicle 😐 Still not very used to having someone watch me pee, so I made him face the door, which he agrees to…hahaha!

Then came obstacle #3, which was one of my worries – he really wants to shit!!! 😱 Thank god he really cleaned himself up after I instructed him to keep wiping and wiping~ Finally done with all the business and time to continue our journey!

Passed by this Water Cycle at Marina Centre and I thought I should bring him to see, since he lovessss all these water stuff for some reason. He can stand there and watch the water go round and round for a long long time if you don’t ask him to go 😐

Indeed, he was intrigued once again and we even spent some time figuring out together where does the water gets “filled” 😅 He just loves this huge Water Cycle so much! Took a picture for him and he struck this obiang pose for me 😂😂😂

Really like China boy!

After much detour, we finally arrived at the Pororo Park! 😀 Le fatboy got so excited when he saw the park and ran super fast towards it. As expected, “pak!” Ended up flat on the ground! 😂

I think he fell really hard on his knees, cause he ran so fast + the ground so hard + he so fat, so the impact must be big~ He kept rubbing his knee and gave a painful face, but yet didn’t dare to shed a tear because of my golden rule…HAHAHA. I think if Sis was there, he would have started bawling and asked for 抱 or sayang, but not in Yiyi’s parenting rule!

Parenting rule #1 – If you wanna do something you’re told not to, then you gotta suffer the consequences. You wanna run, I let you run, but if you fall, you don’t come and cry to me.

Parenting rule #2 – 自己跌倒自己爬 – something that I was taught since young.

I mean of course I feel xim tia (心疼) to see his pitiful face while he was rubbing his knee and couldn’t get up, but this is literally a painful lesson that he has to learn. If not next time every time he faces an obstacle or setback, just cry for help??? How long can we help them for, right? So I made him sit on the floor until he could get up, then we walked over to the park~

My first visit to this place and I was pretty looking forward too! Cause I wanna take photo with Pororo 😆

Isaac was stuck at this Hinoki pool for a long time because he said it’s new~ It’s a bit like playing at the beach, but the “sand” is all these little Hinoki bricks that is supposed to have “an aromatic and relaxing benefits on the mind the body“.

Burying my feet!
Oh check out my cute songs! 😍

Too fat to be buried 😂

Went to the next station – the supermarket and Isaac kinda made friend with an Indian boy, who later tried to follow him everywhere 😂 Then I made them tidy up the place by pretending that they are staff doing stock up before the supermarket opens…HAHAHA. They really had fun sorting out the plastic fruits and vegetables! Don’t think they are even so enthu when cleaning up their own toys at home 🙊 The park should thank me eh!

With his favourite Crong!

With the little fox Eddy!

With the ugly dragon – Tong Tong!

Next stop – the ball pool!

Taking a break in the pool of balls~

Then it was time for the train ride that he was waiting for! His new friend insisted on sitting beside him 😆

Then it was finally the Pororo Sing-along that I was looking forward to! Finally can see the cute Pororo and take picture with him! Hehe!

Pororo is so cuteeeeeeeee~!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Caught peeping at Pororo!

My wish of taking photo with Pororo is granted! 😁

The timid cat did not dare to go into the playground on his own, so he kept asking me to crawl along with him 😑 Imagine me crawling around that playground with minimal space, yet trying to catch up with him! Thank goodness he made some friends at the playground later and even formed a “gang” with boss and assistant boss (Isaac).

They were supposed to protect their “base” in the playground from the enemies – kids that they don’t like…hahahaha! So amusing! The “boss“, who is some older kid was ordering them around. So they just kept running round and round with unlimited supply of energy! Finally I can take a break and just sit down and watch 😝

With his “gang”~

Went for next Pororo Sing-along session because Isaac wanted to go together with his gang. Initially the staff said it’s the same thing, but luckily we went for it again because this time there is Isaac’s favourite Crong! 😁

Supposed to be durian session with Trinity but everywhere we called ran out of stock 😔 Really craved for it so much ever since I was in Aussie! Changed to ice-cream session in the end and nope, I did not choose Mao Shan Wang~ Rum & Raisin is still my #1 favourite for ice-cream, especially Udders’!

Had a debate about the recent Oxley saga. Oh well, at the end of the day, we all know who’s gonna win anyway, so I don’t understand why we bothered to debate so much 🙄
Back to office to brief le new colleague and made salad for myself again! Miss it! And settles my dislike of lunching alone outside~

Finally dragged my ass to renew my yoga package and had my first Hot Vinyasa after 1.5 month. That explains why I am super broke now 😭 Not working + Mum’s birthday + trip + yoga~

Accomplished another on the to-do list on Friday – sing cheap K! Haven’t sung for so long because the promos are always fot weekdays afternoon only~ Finally got the chance for $8 nett K with free-flow ice-cream, tibits and drinks! 😍 Miss the soy bean milk there!

Some make me sad too~ 😔

Sang 2 hours of K followed by another 2 hours! 爽快! 随传随到~ 👍

Funniest Yoda ever! 😂

Durian spotted at Chinatown!!! 😔

TGIF night at Timbre+ again and I got myself a free mug of Jim Beam Highball! It was some dice game and if you get 2 same number (out of 2 dice), you get a free drink 😅 The girl selling the drink was so much more excited for me that she exclaimed so loudly, while I was still kinda in shock and surprise because I usually don’t have much luck in such thing~

Started my Saturday with my last organic passion fruit from Mommeyyyyy’s farm! Miss eating it everyday 😔

Finally tried the cute Minion potatoes from Mac! Everyone has been posting it on social media while I was in Aussie, luckily it’s still available in SG when I’m back 😁

SO CUTE!!!!!!!

Love the banana ice-cream too!!!
Makes me miss my Korean banana milk~

First full-dress rehearsal! Can finally reveal the ugly costumes for this year. But my pants was obviously 1 size bigger and the supplier just refused to change or alter for me 😒 Asked me to fold instead. Wanna do just do a good job lah! Seriously~ That’s why I always rather bring it elsewhere to alter.

Japanese male VS female!

Since we were told 有什么就穿什么, and I always follow the rules (rightttt), I wore only my top then. Kanna called the Japanese porn star as a result 😒 Cause I’m supposed to be Japanese male this year~

The correct VS the incorrect
But everyone said without pants look nicer 😝