Friday, October 31, 2008


Happy Halloween!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I'm holding back my Queensland post for a while, I need time to sort out the pictures and decide which one to be posted up. =D I feel scared whenever I think of the thousand over pictures we took, maybe I'm not that avid blogger. Hmm...

Anyway, my lappie has been dying on me since I got it, and few days ago I finally took up the time and called to the Dell technical support to seek help. The reason that triggers my action is that I can't download itunes!!! Yes I know how lame it is. But yah, I have bought an apple product which is not for myself but I get to use it till I meet my sister. =D It is an iTouch. I like the sleek design of the gadget. It's like an iPhone but without the phone function and a little bit slimmer. The other plenty more reason why I called the Dell Technical Support is that I can't seem to be able to download Adobe Reader, the touch pad scroller and the bluetooth gone cuckoo, and the worst part is that the Blue Screen Of Death keep popping up!! Which I was told it is kinda serious if that thing pops up. So, I called. I called like twice as I needed to call for the software department 1st but to no avail and they wanted me to ring up the hardware department and so I did. After talking for like almost an hour on the phone, reformatted my lappie, and it is REVIVED! Everything seems to be alright for now and I must say that the Dell Technical Support has done a good job! Hopefully there will be no more problem so I can use it happily ever after.

On another unrelated stuff, this semester is almost coming to an end. Exams are commencing in less than 2 weeks and this is the last week for the lectures to go on. I can't believe that we have made it this far. And I have been living here for almost a year! That also means that I am going home soon in less than a month! =D But before all the excitement, I must fully prepare for the exam this time so I don't let my parents down and I can play all I want when I get home!

That's all for the this time. I'll be blogging again when I have the time.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Queensland the Sunshine State Pt 1 - Brisbane

It is indeed a sunshine state, scorching sun shines upon us everyday and got us tanned! But that's when you know you're in Queensland!
Our 7 days trip in Brisbane and Gold Coast concluded on last Wednesday. We had a lot of fun, good food, good companies, good places which sum it all up to a wonderful trip! Brisbane and Gold Coast is different to Newcastle, so much different that I wish I can stay there forever except the fact that I don't like the water restriction part and the scorching hot sun, but I love the breezy wind and the beaches!
I'm gonna split it into two parts or else my post will be wayyyy too long. We have taken over 1000++ photos all together in our 7days trip or maybe even reach 2000, in fact, I have 800+ over pictures in my camera alone. We spent 2 nights in Brisbane and 4 nights in Gold Coast. To cut the story short, let's proceed into the pictures...

Day 1

-Ticket to Brisbane-

-1st breakfast in Brisbane with my all time favourite hot chocolate!-

-Waiting for the citycat, Brisbane has 3 kinds of transportation running in the city which are ferries/citycat, trains and buses, which I think the transportation there is very efficient.

-In the citycat-

-Our lunch, they sell cheap and nice Japanese food-

-I like this, can you see the round thing in the middle of every circle, it has a potted plant in the round wire mesh, sadly the building is abandoned.

-a glimpse of the city-

-we then went to the casino, nice right the building!-

-dunno what round shape thingy infront of the casino

-On the way to the man made beach-

-the man made beach, the beach in the city-

-We visited QUT, but that's not QUT, it's some goverment building, just right before we enter QUT-

-Street Spray painting art-

After city sight-seeing, we went for dinner in a greek restaurant! Great food!!

-Awesome grilled chicken, pork and lamb. Unexpectedly, the grilled lambs are totally awesome, I don't like lamb normally but this one tasted soo good and tender and most importantly they don't have the lamb smell, and it's grilled to perfection! yummy!! I love the chicken too but not that much on the pork coz it's a tad salty with the heavy pork smell, in fact, I don't like the pork in Australia-

-fried calamari ring and small fish with dips and grilled chicken, lamb and squid and dippings with bread-

-Greek Salad-

-Fried garlic mushroom-

-vegetarian fettuccine-

-the dips, garlic mushroom, fish roe, potato and cheese If I'm not mistaken-

-we left with empty plates and full stomach!! =D-

Day 2
Dim Sum as our breakfast. I heart dim sum!! And it's wayyy cheaper there than in Sydney and the food are equally good!! Another reason why I heart Brisbane. We went to this place called Sunnybank in Brisbane where you can find a lot of chinese.

-some steamed food-

-fried spring roll with spring onions fillings-

-this is special, ew za gui wrapped in chee cheong fun skin. Crispy in the inside, soft at the outside.-

-I super heart this egg tarts, they are awesome!! I love the crispy puff skin texture. I wonder where to find in Penang-

-After the breakfast, we went for some sweet dessert.

-muaci with black sesame and peanuts-

-This is totally awesome!! glutten rice filled with black sesame, the rich taste of black sesame blends in with the rice glutten and it tasted soo soft and smooth!-

-The state library of Queensland-

-insidet the library-

-group photo by the river side-

-Visitted UQ as well, inside the great court of UQ, it's a beautiful uni I would say... wayy nicer compared to my uni, makes me wanna study there d... -

-Group photo-

We also went to the Museum and the contemporary art gallery. I'm not gonna post anymore pictures of it here coz this post is already way too long and let just skip to dinner shall we? We had vietnamese food that night. It was great too!!

-chicken wrapped in rice paper-

-prawns wrapped in rice paper with dipping sauce-

-my pork chop with fried rice-

-fried crispy tofu, I love tofu!-

The one I posted up are only part of the food. After dinner, we wanted to go clubbing but sadly we got rejected to enter coz we weren't wearing heels!!!! We are light travelers how you expect us to bring heels worrr...... so we ended up walking around the city and enjoy the night view of the city. We also went to the night market and rode ferries wheel!!

-the ferries wheel-

-the night view on the citycat-

Two days in Brisbane concluded! Special thanks to Kevin and Ernest for providing us a place to stay and Ken for bringing us around the city and Kevin again for finding all the good food for us!!! You all are the best!!! =D

post note: Is there anyway to upload photos except the way that I have to drag all the photos down???

Stay tuned for more!