Escaping the rain~ Another day in Adelaide

15th March 2017

Dear Chibi,

Another day in Adelaide

There’s been so much rain in Sydney lately~ I’ve been getting good use out of my gumboots. Today I flew to Adelaide again for another business trip. Day trips feel pretty exhausting when you have to get up at 4.30am. I wonder if I’ll ever get used to this..?

It was pouring again as per usual, so I was slightly relieved to escape the dull weather in Sydney and into the sunny warm Adelaide. My favourite part of the day is breakfast because that’s when I start to feel alive XD The business trip went well and I’m so glad to be home :D Okay, back to bed.. ZZZzzz…

A day in Adelaide

18th January 2017

hehe, that sort of rhymes..

Dear Chibi,

Today I’m spending the day in Adelaide, my first time on a business trip~ yay :D I’m on the plane at the moment typing away on my laptop, while my 2 colleagues are taking a nap next to me. Maybe I should be catching up on some sleep too ^^” Waking up early is always the tricky part, but I don’t do this often, so I’m not gonna complain :) I woke up at 4.30am and had 1 good hour before my cab arrives. The funny thing about early mornings is seeing my cat half asleep and confused on the stairway. He’s also torn between his desire for food and the need to snooze. Alas, he end up following me to the kitchen, even though I didn’t have food for him. AHAHA. Aww poor cat. Sorry Champy :’D

The ride to the airport was pretty smooth. I arrived at 6am and had 30 mins for breakfast. Toasted ham cheese croissant and vanilla chai latte it was! At this point, I am feeling great! Will this energy and excitment carry me through the day? I sure hope so because it’s gonna be a long one. I will be flying back later tonight; no luxury for an overnight stay ;D. Unfortunately, I will also be missing out on my Grandma’s birthday dinner.

Hopefully I’ll be able to take a few snaps during the day. Guess we’ll see ;D (Didn’t get the window seat)

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Gold Coast Trip Part 3: Wet’n’Wild & Paradise Farm

12th December 2016

Gold Coast Trip Part 1: Movie World & Cat Cafe
Gold Coast Trip Part 2: Surfers Paradise & Sea World

Dear Chibi,

Wet’n’Wild

The highlight of the trip was here. This is the first time I’ve ever been to Wet’n’Wild or to any water park really. I’ve never been a huge fan of being under the sun all day and my fear of heights didn’t help either. But ever since 2009 when I overcame my fear of roller coasters, I knew it was a matter of time I’d take on this challenge. Huge water slides look daunting to me, but my mindset has completely changed.

When Hubby and I arrived at Wet’n’Wild, I thought to myself “Wow, that’s really high!” and not “I’m not going on that”. With Hubby by my side, I honestly feel like I can do anything. He makes me a better person, and I’m more brave and confident because of him :)

All these photos were taken at the end of the day when it was closing, which explains why it looks gloomy and empty XD We didn’t want to waste any time and went straight for the queues. We even skipped lunch!

Firstly, we floated around in these soft tubes as a warm up for the big rides. This was pretty relaxing, though it’s very shallow so you have to be careful not to scrape yourself.

It was another hot summer day, and the ground was burning!! We went in between rides on bare foot, so we totally felt the pain :’D Although we came on a Monday, it was still heaps busy with many school kids on excursions. The waits were around 30-45 minutes each so it wasn’t too bad…

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Gold Coast Trip Part 2: Surfers Paradise & Sea World

11th December 2016

Gold Coast Trip Part 1: Movie World & Cat Cafe

Dear Chibi,

Surfers Paradise

We went to Surfers Paradise Beach several times during our trip since it’s so close. What a beautiful endless beach!!

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Gold Coast Trip Part 1: Movie World & Cat Cafe

10th December 2016

Dear Chibi,
During the first week of December, Hubby and I were up at the Gold Coast to celebrate our 2 year wedding anniversary. I’ve been to the Gold Coast with Hubby and his family back in 2009, and I know we’ve grown so much since then. It’s an amazing feeling being able to look back and know how far we’ve come… I am one lucky woman :3

We got up at 3am that day to catch our morning flight, and with the timezone difference, it made our arrival pretty early too (back an hour). Upon our arrival, we found this pretty neat cafe called “Lot 1” and ordered breakfast :)

The food and chai latte were delicious. I still prefer Hubby’s onsen egg though (my favourite thing ever :3)

Check-in time!

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A week in Tassie Part 3 (Final): Launceston

28th November 2015

A week in Tasmania Part 1: Hobart
A week in Tassie Part 2: Coles Bay & Freycinet

Dear Chibi,

It was time for our final stretch to Launceston (and final blog entry for this trip)!

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The drive was another 2 hours. We made a brief stop at Campbell Town which was in the middle of Launceston & Freycinet (And because Hubby was so obsessed with the name Campbell Town ;D)

Campbell Town

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A week in Tassie Part 2: Coles Bay & Freycinet

26th November 2015

A week in Tasmania Part 1: Hobart

Dear Chibi,

We started the day with some breakfast at Jackman & McRoss before leaving for the east coast.

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Freshly brewed chai milk tea with honey

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Scallop and Seaweed Pie ~ very interesting taste!

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Bacon and scrambled eggs focaccia

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..And with that, it was time to say good bye to Hobart :)

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A week in Tasmania Part 1: Hobart

25th November 2015

Dear Chibi,

For our one year wedding anniversary, Hubby and I flew down to Tasmania where we spent 7 days exploring this beautiful little island, making our way up from Hobart to Launceston!

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Maccas for breakfast @Sydney Airport. I would like 3 sugars with that please!

The flight was quick and painless, in a mere 1.5 hour we had arrived in Hobart (I beat the first level of Super Hexagon, woo~ go me!) We picked up our rental car and got a free upgrade for it ~ yay, lucky us :D

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Unfortunately it was raining on the first day so we didn’t do too much. We explored the CBD and checked-in to our hotel at Bay View Villas, where we stayed for 2 nights.

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Lunch @Sakura Sushi (but I decided to go for good old Chinese Soy Chicken Noodles XP)

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We found the prices of food here to be generally quite expensive. On average a simple meal would cost you $25 a person excluding a drink. But hey, Tassie is kind of a touristy place and we are in Australia so we just came to accept it as the norm 8D

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At around 8pm, the sun was still shining outside. Hubby and I started to look for a place for dinner and were quite surprised a lot of the restaurants were already closing! Dai pinchie XD! 

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Honeymoon Part 2: Chiang Mai & Bangkok

27th December 2014

Honeymoon Part 1: Phuket & Koh Samui

Dear Chibi,
After exploring the Southern part of Thailand with its beautiful Islands, we flew up to the very cultural city Chiang Mai. We stayed at ‘Baan Boo Loo‘, a traditional Thai Guest House 10 minutes drive from the Airport.

Chiang Mai

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Our first tuk tuk ride! Hubby was very excited to try one of these :D Sometimes it can feel a little unsafe since there’s no seat belts, but I guess the speed isn’t crazy fast so it’s semi-okay XD We mostly got around Chiang Mai with tuks tuks.

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Here we are at Baan Boo Loo!! Our house is the one on the left behind the golden statue.

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Our breakfast area next to the outdoor kitchen.

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Simple but yummy breakfast that comes with the accommodation :) I loved the skewers and the fresh passion fruit! The lady who runs this place is super super friendly and really helpful. Great service.

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Honeymoon Part 1: Phuket & Koh Samui

20th December 2014

Dear Chibi,

Last month, 2 days after our wedding, Hubby and I embarked on our 2 week honeymoon in Thailand! It’s now been 3 weeks since our return, so this blog entry is long overdue. It’s a little daunting when you have 2000 photos to go through~ but fear not! I have done the hard work and picked out a few to save you bandwidth :D

It was a very fun & relaxing honeymoon~ possibly the most relaxing trip I’ve had so far. A years worth of wedding planning, anxiety and stress was over… and it was all worth it :)  Just thinking about the wedding day kept me smiling for the entire trip. It was truly an amazing feeling.

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We flew with Jetstar and arrived at Phuket in the late evening. We couldn’t see too much outside since the sunsets pretty early here. It was humid and sticky so we were glad when we arrived at our hotel. Yay for air-con!

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Our massive room. Yes…don’t mind Chibi, she’s just checking Twitter or something ;P

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We woke up the next morning to this awesome view. WOAH :D I had no idea we were surrounded by trees.

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Beautiful swimming pool right below.

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We had our breakfasts at the hotel. The food was simple, but delicious. HOW IS THIS STUFF SO TASTY?! Fruit juice smoothies left and right!

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I could lie here all day… What is this paradise? XD

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