Friday, November 27, 2009
aiight well this post is like. wayyy more overdue than charms's 18th and new moon stuff cos it's from all the way in SEPTEMBER?!
well i was too busy at that point to do any blogging :p but i did take photos and HERE THEY BE :D
it was very very last minute, and quite possibly fatal to my uni passing streak :p (but hopefully.. not? ;p) but ze family took a trip to SYDNEY! :D haven't been since 2004 i think, with school for our canberra trip? and haven't been since 2000 with the family; went for the Olympics! :D
we only went for a couple of days/ a week this time.. first and foremostly for my uncle robert's 60th birthday party! which was bollywood themed :D mother had fun buying indian garb for her and jer and dad, but i drew the line and just settled for a long dress.. and shawl to make a faux indian outfit.. hehehe.
you ain't never catching me in a sari!
but i do love bangles :D
but that's another matter, anyway, we headed off to sydney in my one week "tuition free week" break ;p mother and jer met us there from singapore; me and papi took the plane from perth..
awesome sky views.. hehe
arrived nice and early in the morning.. eew. ahaha.. and we got in a taxi and picked mother and jer up from the international airport! the domestic airport is SOOO nice.. lol :d totally beats perth's Dom airport which pretty much sucks.. then headed to our hotel, which was Holiday Inn Darling Harbour! :D
had breakfast at the restaurant while waiting for rooms to be ready..
goddamn hotel brekkie scrambled eggs are beyond awesome. i can never get mine to this quality!
they're so soft and squish and delicious.
room still wasn't ready so we left our luggage with the luggage people (bahaha their name escapes me) and went to PADDY MARKETS
! :D which was literally a stone's throw away from our hotel. which was just freakin' amazing/awesome because it's my fave place in Sydney!!!
its kinda like a slightly more expensive Bugis Street in Singapore, and I can't really compare it to any place in Perth.. lol but i love it :D
anyway, at round 11 our room was ready, so in we went! :D
random city view from the window.. hahaha yes i'm aware it ain't that great!
$5 nerd glasses from Paddy Markets! :D Jerri has some too but she is just wearing my cotton on sunnies here.. hahaha
ooh the view in a nicer colour :p
camwhoring in the loo of the hotel.. 0_O
Jerri enjoying some frozen coke.. ;d
we ran into my cousin and some relatives opposite our hotel, and met her bubby for the first time! :D
je vous presente.. Madeline! :D
she's soooo cuuuuute..
we went to the Queen Victoria Building one day too, and found this freakin' AWESOMESAUCE shop called:
it houses THE MOST BEAUTIFUL cupcakes I've ever seen. and they taste pretty freakin' amazing too! :D
well we weren't sposed to take pics but i'm quite good at taking sneaky photos.. hehe. which makes me think i might make a good paparazzo. if i didn't absolutely hate
them with my whole heart. hahaha
anyway, we also went to watch WICKED
@ the Capitol Theatre, which was pretty damn close to our hotel.. come to think of it our hotel was in a pretty awesome location, and it wasn't such a bad hotel! the rooms were just slightly
kitsch-y, but oh well.. hahhaa
. it's name TOTALLY describes the show itself.
it was such an AMAZING MUSICAL. totally my idea to go see it cos i knew it was doing it's run in Sydney! mother was like.. hmm ulterior motive to go to sydney hey? :p
it had a gorgeous set, beautiful music and the actors were absolutely fabulous and talented!
we all loved it! and HAHA mother really loved it.. i told her it was gonna be awesome! i would totally go back and watch it again! :) i recommend if you ever get the chance to watch it, GO GO GO it will totally be money well spent! :d it's soo entertaining, touching, hilarious and totally awesome. ahh i love it
us before Wicked :D we had outfits reversed in colour -_-
they had these awesome slushie cocktail glasses which lit up at the bottom and made it look like the drink was glowing! :p Jerri got a blue lemonade slushie, and I had a green 'alcoholic' one haha i think it was a Midori slushie. :d YUMCITY
hehe. the lights have to be turned off when the show starts :p
Dad got Jerri and I tshirts too! Here's mine :d jerri's is a different design.. :d
i do love Oz. :d
love the monorail and tram systems in sydney, but they are quite pricey! :(
mandatory visit to the Opera House! :p
it was covered in red dust from the huuuge dust storms which attacked sydney a coupla days before we went.. haha
some awesome water feature at darling harbour.. :p
anyway Uncle Robert's 60th :) it was held in an RSL Club function room which was pretty cool..
it was really random though; despite the bollywood theme, the food was totally Aussie.. hahaha
e.g. lamb/beef/pork roast, and roast potatoes and stuff! hahaha
there was this indian dance troupe which was the entertainment for the evening! they were completely enthusiastic and fun to watch.. they also gave "lessons" to the guests..
Jerri with her putu thing.
sooo many people.. all decked out in indian garb
indian dancey time!
jerri's outfit du soir.. we both got random wavy hair pieces from Paddy Markets at $15 each to complete our "bollywood look" bahaha
i'm purple yayy :d
jerri and I
Jerri... and the nerd glasses.
anyway.. our trip went really really quick :( I hope we can go back again sometime soon! i really do enjoy sydney.. and i enjoyed seeing my cousins again, hadn't seen them for 9 years.. so much has changed.. :) the 2 girls are now married already :D aww.. :)
i miss you Sydney!
oh and before heading back to Perth, we bought a crapload of:
I made lots of people happy :Dbahaha
they're so sinfully delicious.. :d
Labels: Family, Travels
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