MCCC Ball

Thursday night was when MCCC Ball happened. I went as E’s plus one, so naturally, I ended up going with his friends and stayed at one of his friend’s apartment. Anyway, I got to K’s apartment in Docklands at about 4-ish and then ended up sleeping until 5 because I was that tired lol.

Anyway, when I woke up I decided to get ready since the other two girls were getting ready. I already had half my make up done and my hair done so I finished off my make up, fixed up my curls and had to iron my dress since it was really creased at the sheer part haha. Also, when I was getting ready, E had to go out and meet a friend to pick up a corsage since I asked for one the night before, and didn’t realise that I actually wanted one ages ago since he didn’t think I was serious. Going back to the dress, K actually ended up ironing my dress for me since I didn’t know how to use her iron lololol. After she ironed like half of my dress, I decided to take over and ironed the rest myself.

After that, we took some pictures in the apartment, and the lights had come on in the city so it looked amazing from K’s apartment. I even took a photo lol. After that, we all took shots of whisky lol.

Once we were all finally ready, we walked down to Crown Palladium and we were all ready to have fun and get our $140 worth haha. Here are some pictures from the night, and I must say, I pride myself on being able to down 5 champagne sunrises for the whole entire night. I was pretty drunk by the end of it, let’s say, head spinning and everything haha.

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Melbourne, you’re a babe

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Anyway, when we got back to the apartment, we decided to play Kings. Actually not all of us, only E and J did, while D poured the shots and kept feeding people red bull. Haha, anyway, it was time to go the after party so after changing and putting on a pair of flats, we headed back down to crown.

The after party was held at Fusion which was so much fun yet so tiring and too much dancing. We got there at 12, I got really tired at like 1.45 ish. Hahaha. Oh yeah and when I was getting my ID checked before I went into the club, the bouncer was like “How much have you had to drink?” and I told him “Not much. I slept before I came here” LOLOLOL. What lies. He let me through so that was pretty good haha. Here’s come photos from the night. Didn’t take that many actually.

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After that we walked back home and picked up some food on the way back to K’s and then slept to end our fun and memorable night.

Weekend Getaway – Day 3

Day three of the Canberra trip started off with going to the Sunday market. I’m not too sure if it was called the Victorian market or something, totally forgot actually, but yeah we entered the place which had everything (it felt like it). They had food stalls and stuff you can buy toys/plants etc from and everything.

We were there to eat since it was roughly noon and we were getting hungry. B suggested to get a table first since the place apparently got really busy and was popular so after we found a table all of us could fit on we decided to go order some food. I ended up ordering a crepe which was actually really massive and filling by the time I was almost finished eating it, swear I had a food baby after. We also got these orange juice drinks which were amazingly really sweet and honestly the best orange juice I’ve ever tasted.

The man that sold the orange juice owned this amazing orange crusher death machine to make the orange juice. I swear I spent like a while staring at it haha. After we wondered around the place we then walked to this glass museum and watched how they made glass and whatnot.

Once we were bored of the glass making we made our way back to the car and B drove us to War Memorial. I swear going into that place is absolutely depressing. I mean people sacrifice their life for your freedom and here I am typing up a blogpost. It felt like it had a sad atmosphere I reckon, and we were there for about 2-3 hours since the place was massive to wonder around.

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Interior of War Memorial

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Cool floor from the Planes and Ships/Submarines floor

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War Memorial

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View of Parliament House from War Memorial

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The Honor Roll

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Windows from War Memorial, so pretty

After a few hours of walking around the War Memorial, B started complaining she was tired and wanted to go back home so we started making our way out of the building and made our way home.

When we got home I think we played a few X-Box games and started also watched some Australian Open. Then it was about 6:30 and B started making dinner for us which was very tasty. Then later at about 9-ish we went on a tour of ANU cause S wanted to, so here’s a picture of the pretty park at night, lol.

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ANU

Anyway, we then made our way back to the room and ended up finishing the rest of the cider we bought the day before and watched a Breaking Dawn and Mean Girls before heading off to sleep to leave Canberra the next morning.

Weekend Getaway – Day 2

Day two of the Canberra trip started off with Brodburger. We met up with B and S at Karmel Lodge at about 12PM beforehand, and because B’s friend was nice enough to lend his car to her for the summer while she was studying at ANU, she drove us to Brodburger. I totally forgot to take snazzy photo’s of the place to show you what it’s like on the inside, but it has a pretty laid-back environment. The place was also very busy when we arrived there, so I was expecting pretty good things from this place.

The menu reminded me of Grill’d quite a lot, not what was on the menu but the way it was designed (eg. font, spacing etc.). Anyway, I ended up ordering the chicken burger which was pretty tasty and chips for the side which were those string chips. It felt very American because when I received my order, my burger and fries were served in a red tray.

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Chicken burger and fries

The meal turned out to be pretty filling, and it was very delicious. To be honest, I actually want to go back to Canberra for the burger! It was at an alright price, I think I paid under $20 but it was definitely more than $15, but I guess it was worth it because the burger was actually really filling, and while I was eating it, juices from the meat and sauce kept on falling it out since I wasn’t eating it quick enough.

After we finished our burgers, we went to a pastry/pie place which was about a five minute drive away. We decided to all chip in for a chocolate and banana pie ($8 each), which turned out to be really nice and very sweet when S and I tried it later that night.

B drove us back to the lodge where we ended up playing Fifa for a couple hours. We played a few rounds where I was teamed up with B and then teamed up with H. Apparently, I had awesome dribbling skills. After a few rounds we were pretty tired and resided to watching the Australian Open. Not long after, H and I decided to play some pool.

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H letting out his inner pool demon

As much as I hate to admit, the round of pool was very short since I completely suck at playing pool, but I admit I have come pretty far when I first started playing pool. Anyway, we came back to the room, watched the AO a little more before deciding to head to dinner at 6:30.

B drove us to this place in a suburb called Civic, where we dined at his American BBQ place called Smoque. The place was designed pretty awesome, so I was pretty amazed. When we asked for a table for 5 the lady told us we had to be out by 8 since the table was already booked. With this impression, I was expecting some quality food. We decided to order a big platter that would feed all of us with fries and mac and cheese as the sides, and it did fill us up pretty nicely, or at least it did for me because I was actually really full afterwards.

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“If you can’t stay, take me away”

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Antler wall

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Smoque – Hi 5 Platter

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Bib buddies

Once dinner was sorted we decided to buy a slab of ciders for tonight and walked down to the supermarket. We settled with an apple flavoured Sombersby which I think was the same cider I had at my work Christmas party 2.0.

B then drove to Parliament House which was absolutely gorgeous at night.

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Holding up the flag on top of Parliament House

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Parliament House from afar

We then climbed to the top of Parliament House on the hill at the side. The grass was so nice and green and the view of Canberra was so pretty as well. The photo below doesn’t do the view any justice since the photos turned out really grainy on my phone, but oh man, the view was so pretty, and it was even prettier because there was lighting being struck through the clouds, and I totally tried to catch the lightning but damn, the strike was way too fast for my super slow reaction 😦

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Canberra night lights

B then decided to drive us down to Old Parliament House and to be honest, it is certainly not as pretty as Parliament House at night. After that, B drove us back to the lodge. B left us in our room while she went to the share with her friends, and when she left, we thought building a fort. In the end we were successful.

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Fort ft. S

Soon after we decided on opening a cider each between the three of us and watch Pitch Perfect on S’s laptop. We played a drinking game to have some more fun, and the rules were: 1) When someone sings, take a sip / 2) When a group sings take a longer sip. In the end we each ended up going through two cans of cider.

H is the most hilarious when he’s tipsy. We went through two cans of cider (that lightweight!) and started feeling my bag and says, “Your bag feels so nice”, then touches my hair and goes, “You have really nice, soft hair” then says, “I miss my girlfriend, I miss cuddling her”, and then S goes and asks H, “What do you think of cells, are they alive or dead?” Then they had this whole discussion where they disagreed on cells being alive or not. S thought they were alive since she said inside of cells are more cells.

After that we watched the rest of Pitch Perfect and decided to call it a night.

The Double Date Thief

On Wednesday I met up with G and booked tickets to see The Book Thief. I’d heard positive things about this movie from another friend so I was actually expecting quite a lot from this movie, with the only knowledge that the movie was based off a book about a girl who steals books (as suggested by the title). Bottom line, I had no idea what I was getting myself into when I stepped into the cinemas.

About 10/15 minutes into the movie, the projector actually screwed up and cut off, causing the big viewing screen to go black, but a couple minutes later an usher came into the cinema and told us there was something wrong with the projector and it’ll take a couple minutes to fix it, and that’s when I spotted little petite J with P. They ended up moving over next to where we were sitting, and they told us they’d literally arrived, just before the movie cut off.

J was kind enough to offer us staff discounted food from the Candy Bar, but before we could decide on what to eat, the movie was up and running again. When the movie was playing, I actually quite enjoyed how the movie kept on going and never slowed down. Event after event, I never thought one of the scenes were dull, and were in fact heart-warming or depressing. Towards the end of the movie I almost shed a tear, but I forced myself not to haha but it is sad and emotional but it is a pretty good movie. However, one character that annoyed me most was Rudy. I certainly did not like how he was so nosy and always clinging onto Leisel and just always there, omg. As quoted from Leisel, “he’s a pain in the neck”.

When the movie ended, G, J, P and I all decided to have dinner together, and thought we should dine at Straits of Malacca. G ended up ordering Fried Chicken Drumsticks, P order Chicken Rice, J order the Curry Laksa and I went with the Prawn Noodle Soup.

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Say Hello to our food and a blurry faced J, lol

When everyone finished eating, J was still eating her dinner, and decided she would finish everyone’s left overs. She ended up eating P’s chicken, some of G’s fried chicken and drank the soup of my prawn noodles, while continuing to eat the curry laksa she ordered.

Dinner with my does

Saturday night I went out for an afternoon snack, dinner and dessert. I met up with G in the afternoon where we just sat in a cafe ate and talked about whatever until we decided we’d walk off the cake and macarons. Here’s a picture of the macarons by the way ft. G’s New York Cheesecake. They were pretty nice.

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We decided to walk to a park close to GW and hop onto the swings. I swear we were going to get sunburnt while we were there.

About 5:30 we walked back to GL and sat at the numbers in Village. We were talking for a while until one of our friends (DK) walked passed by. We chatted for a while until he had to go meet his friends, and not long after V turned up and we had dinner at Kimchi Hut. The food there was okay, each time I’ve been there, the experience was alright, nothing special, but I suppose they go there for their hot pot since a lot of customers were eating off the portable stove.

After dinner we walked to GWSC and then to the new car park since V has never been to the top. There were some really pretty views from some of the sides, so it’s pretty nice there.

Not long after we went for some dessert and split the banana split with fudge and oh my god, that plate is a plate of delight it’s soooo good! I swear the three of us nommed it down in like10-15 mins lol.

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Unfudged banana split

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Fudged banana split

After that we spent the night talking until we had to go home. Also, here’s a photo of me at the park!

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Cloudy With a Chance of Beach

Today I went to watch a movie with JT, and as suggested by the title of this post, it was Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2. The movie was actually pretty good for a kid’s movie, but then again  I wasn’t actually expecting a lot from the movie to begin with and there were lots of pun jokes on the food to laugh and sit through.

Before the movie though, we went to the Glen North Pole and took photos with Santa. JT didn’t want any so I went in myself and got the photos taken. I told him my name was Kit, and he was like, “You can call me San” LOL. Anyway, got some selfies with him as well. When the photos were done, we looked at the photos we took and I really liked all of them, cause they were pretty good, haha. I didn’t buy any of the photos cause they were too expensive and I’m a stingey asian, so I just got my phone out and took pictures of the computer screen that had the photos of me in it LOL.

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When the movie finished we played those racing car games and I was totally winning at the beginning but then my car crashed and it all went down hill from there LOL.

Afterwards, we spontaneously went to the beach. We planned to go to Brighton but we ended up Half Moon Bay, which is close enough I guess. Anyway, I haven’t exactly been to Half Moon Bay before so I settled with it, and Half Moon Bay is like the most picturesque beach so I took like tonnes of photos of the beach lol.

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See, such a beautiful beach. Absolutely picturesque. Love it. But also, when JT and I were walking along the beach, we saw like a black bra and white undies lying on the beach, which was like LOOOL, cause we thought someone had sex on the beach and forgot their undergarments haha. But then I guess if you can’t find it in the dark then you can’t… LOL.

 

Beach Day

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Yesterday I met up with K and J at the bus stop to head down to Chelsea Beach and spend the day there. We met at about 12 and got to Chelsea station at about 1. We bought some Sushi at one of the strip shops there and walked down to the beach and eat it there. I ordered teriyaki and crispy chicken but I was a bit disappointed when they didn’t have salt and pepper calamari. That stuff is goooood.

It was pretty relaxing when we set ourselves down onto our “beach” towels, and when we went into the water, it was freezing. Didn’t expect it to that cold and yet I was the one two pretty much begged J and K to go into the water with me LOL, and as soon as my feet touched the water I would squeal because it was too cold haha. I managed to get into the freezing cold water nonetheless, and this happened every time I went into the water haha.

The water was like pretty gross. Apparently according to JT when we bumped into her on the beach, the water was supposed to be a lot more clearer and less murkier. See, the waves didn’t look that great!

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Anyway, pretty good day at the beach and definitely wasn’t ready to leave when we left at at about 6. On the way back home we got some ice cream which was such a good idea since it was sooooo hot!

Need to go to the beach again. Lol.