Something New
Tuesday, October 31, 2006



Different, no? Hehe... Well, I've no regrets about cutting my hair. I actually quite like it.
Although washing my hair has been a different experience! Ahaha! It's like there's nothing to wash! And I only need so little shampoo now. And of course, walking out is a little colder now without my hair to cover my neck. One of the nice things abt short hair is that I don't have to tie my hair up when I eat!

I'm sure you all have your opinions, and I would like to hear them! I know this is quite drastic for me. I've gotten a lot of shocked looks of late. In a good way, though! Hehe.... I think Chiam was more traumatised abt me cutting my hair than I myself was. Haha!

Well, I'm happy with it. I never thought I would see the day when I would prefer short hair! After 17 years of it! Do tell me what you think!

Friday, October 27, 2006

Ok, the long-awaited (ok, maybe not long-awaited, but long overdue) post on one of the most amazing places in Gold Coast..... *drumroll please*....... MOVIEWORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ok, I can't be writing too much stuff if you want loads of pictures, so we'll make it less talk, more pics, ok?

We were so freaked out that the rain would spoil our day, but it turned out alright. Thank goodness. Otherwise that would've been $59 wasted!

The most awesome ride EVER!!!! The Superman Escape! Just to give you an idea of how awesome this ride is....
Did you know that sky surfers travel 0-100kms in 5 seconds? And that snow skiers travel 0-100 kms in 7 seconds? Well, the Superman Escape goes from 0 to 100kms in TWO seconds! Awesome, huh? I think the guy said we'd experience something like 4.2 G-force or something. Not too sure abt the that. 4. something la. But aside from the speed, the amount of effort they put into this ride is crazy. It has this whole story-line thing goin on. You guys should definitely try it if you get the chance. There was an unfinished Batman ride too...more on that ltr.

Main Street

The Shrek store! And what appears to be Chiam's best impersonation of Shrek.

It's Wonka's Chocolate Factory! What's just another candy store. CheH!
But it doesn't really matter when you're with Mr. Wonka himself!

Oops, wrong picture.

Ah, there we go, me and Mr. Willy Wonka! (a.k.a. Johnny Depp impersonator)

The Harry Potter store! Can't forget abt him now, can we?
Quite a lotta fun stuff there. It's like the shop they always buy their stuff from. Can't for the life of me remember what it's called.
Oh, guess who else I saw?

Ta-da! It's the International Man of Mystery: Austin Powers!

Aren't the ninjas cool? I wanted to catch a picture with them, but only Batman and Robin came out. Sigh....too bad. I dont' even think he's a real superhero. A hero, yes. But not a superhero. Sorry, boys. You can't talk me outta this one.

Waiting at the Bugstop in LooneyTunes Village.

The Bugs Bunny wannabes

And the Superman wannabe.

The posers.

What can only logically be Bugs Bunny's residence.

What are they, Justice League or something, right?

Me and my new-old car. =)

The only thing Batman seems to be good for. Cool gadgets. Say hello to the BatBoat.

Wanted to see Gotham City Hall. Unfortunately, it's not ready yet. Better luck next time. (If there ever IS a next time).

Just before the lethal weapon ride. Sorry didn't take pics of that. Looking at the thing was actually more scary than the ride itself.

Not so scary, but amazing fun! the Shrek 4D adventure! Awesome show. Can't give too much away. It'll spoil it for the potential visitors!

Looks cool, ya? Unfortunately, I didn't have enough time to try this ride. Oh well....I figure it's not much better than Sunway Lagoon.

As much as I want to say this ride was sucky, it was in fact, surprsingly AWESOME!!!!! It was really, really cool. Apparently the show was actually shot here.

Check out the gargoyles..... they're a lot scarier in the dark.

My knight in shining armour come to save me from ghosts?
Unfortunately there was no saving, and nothing to be saved from anyway. Oh well.

Now for The Police Academy Stunt Show! These guys are hilarious!

The driving in this show was pretty awesome. All the drifting skills. Chai-Chai, you would've enjoyed this show.

In case you can't tell, there's a man in his boxers in that little box hanging there.

That chopper was in the air for like 5 seconds before getting blown up. hehe...hilarious show. The cops there are real dingbats. They only caught the baddies based on sheer luck! hahaha!


Bang! and....


Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Sigh...I left a happy (and broke) tourist.
(Check out the size of the black bag containing all the wonderful gifts for my friends back home. See? I think abt u all!) If there's ever a chance, I don't mind another trip back here. *Sighs happily*

The 2nd Anniversary
Sunday, October 22, 2006

Well, not everything went according to plan. But it's alright. We didn't do much. Just went to the botanical gardens. Unfortunately that made us too tired to go for dinner, so we ate at home. Don't worry. The real dinner happened the next night, ok?
So to daFunkyMonkey, I can't promise you a rose garden. But I can promise you some pictures of one. Hehe....for the rest of you, be warned. A LOT of pictures with flowers, trees, and grass are in store. So if nature's not your thing, u better scram.

Some statues on the way...

The state library

Some funny stools which have water on them....kinda confused as to what these are actually...

The state museum....some cultural thing going on, i think.

Some brass band...definitely something special goin on...not sure what the hell though.

When passing the Royal Adelaide Hospital

Finally! We arrive at our destination.

Those trees are freaking huge. seriously. check out the diameter of the bottom of the branches. now look at how thin the trunk is. and it only looks thin coz it's taken from so far away. crazy. and yet cool.

Doesn't it just make you feel so at peace? It's like time stops in this woodland. This place is PERFECT for picnics. You can see families pinicking all over the park. Some of them got nothing better to do, start tumbling down slopes.

Spot the tumbling-bumbling bumblers!

I was wondering where in the world the water was la....and then I saw this

It's kinda cool la. But the plants there all so kuchi-fart.

awesome, huh? had a nice time camwhoring here.

I wasn't expecting random pine cones though....

i can just imagine a horse gallping through here...

somewhere a little sunnier...

fuzzy flowers!

ok, this is just taking too long. let's fast-forward to the rose-garden.

these flowers are actually TINY!!!!

one of my favorites...the snow carpet.

isn't it cool that they grow in bouquets?

gorgeous, aren't they?

how abt a blue rose? hehe...not very blue, i know...but still. it's called a 'blue bajou'

garden weddings.... doesn't that come to mind?

I know it's not a clear picture...I just wanted you all to see exactly how HUMONGOUS this rose is! Isn't it huge??!!! It's as big as my hand!

ok, moving on from the rose garden, we found....

The Sunken Garden!!

Isn't it pretty?

It's like something you hear about in stories of Persia, or some exotic country...

So, that ended my "romantic" day out. If only they'd happen more often. Sigh....why can't guys just be more romantic?

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