Trees of comfort…

…good for lazy afternoons they are…

1. Find a nice and shady tree.

Yeap! Looks shady enough.

Yeap! Looks shady enough.

2. Get a nice book / some food or.. some company? or… just plain snooze…

Interesting book that "Utopia".

Interesting book that "Utopia".

3. Fall asleep occasionally… Check out the view too….

Lovely Forgan Smith to look at.

Lovely Forgan Smith to look at.

So that’s basically what I do between classes… sad? nah! At least it’s not raining… oh! U can occasionally gloat to your friends who have strict deadlines that your relaxing under a tree reading a book / whatever you’re doing and he/she’ll be so pissed! LOL no they won’t.. envious maybe? eh?

Or if your eating alone, you could tell a friend about eating alone and he/she’ll feel all sad… 😦 Poor Poor…

Boy! The campus sure is pretty! Maybe I’ll change my seating spot next week… have been seating at roughly the same spot every week… the same sights every week, same tree? I can’t recognize the tree… different people around though.. mostly with laptops… oh there were groups of students with video cams last week, probabaly just after thier class.. pretty cool actually…. Alright.. time to get back to what I was doing just now…

Cheerios! Take some time off and sit under a tree… it’s pretty relaxing with shade blocking the Sun and soft wind blowing and basically no worries in the world… WOW!

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The Great Ocean Road!

Be ready for tonnes of pictures…. I was click happy that day… nyahahahhaha

Bell's Beach

Bell's Beach

Waves weren't that great that day

Waves weren't that great that day

Split Point Lighthouse.

Split Point Lighthouse.

Seagulls hanging around the beach...

Seagulls hanging around the beach...

Koalas in the wild

Koalas in the wild

Cape Patton. Wow.

Cape Patton. Wow.

The beach at Gibson Steps. Man! I love them waves!

The beach at Gibson Steps. Man! I love them waves!

Gibson Steps' steps

Gibson Steps' steps

Cool wall at Gibson Steps

Cool wall at Gibson Steps

The view from Gibson Steps

The view from Gibson Steps

Elephant Rock. Doesn't look like an elephant to me though.

Elephant Rock. Doesn't look like an elephant to me though.

The Razorback.

The Razorback.

The whole razorback (I think)

The whole razorback (I think)

That's Loch Ard Gorge for you.

That's Loch Ard Gorge for you.

I don't wanna guide my ship to this place.

I don't wanna guide my ship to this place.

A closer view of Loch Ard Gorge. Should be really pretty if it's quiet.

A closer view of Loch Ard Gorge. Should be really pretty if it's quiet.

The Beach at Loch Ard Gorge

The Beach at Loch Ard Gorge

Bee-eeww-tee-full!

Bee-eeww-tee-full!

11 Apostles (cause 1 fell, you can still see the fallen one on the floor... :( )

11 Apostles (cause 1 fell, you can still see the fallen one on the floor... 😦 )

A closer view of them Apostles

A closer view of them Apostles

The sun setting on the 12 Apostles...

The sun setting on the 12 Apostles...

Mother Nature has been good to us. Don't U reckon?

Mother Nature has been good to us. Don't U reckon?

Can you count 11? there are 2 behind me.. and I might be standing on one.

Can you count 11? there are 2 behind me.. and I might be standing on one.

A little too exposed but still nice.

A little too exposed but still nice.

And… that wraps up he Great Ocean Road Sunset Tour. Really amazing sights. My limited vocabulary cannot give justice to it’s beauty… It was a really windy day, so it was bloody cold that day. Shudder… felt like winter… colder than winter maybe… Brrr….. Hope U enjoyed the pictures.

Destination #1: Melbourne (Victoria)

It’s finally time to write about my trips, though frankly I’m pretty lazy talking bout it… The memory of it has just began sleeping in my mind and now I’m waking it up. It should be cranky. Without further ado, let the story begin *if it is a story in the first place*

The first thing that greeted us when we took our first step out of the plane at Avalon Airport was the crazy heat burning our skin. It was bloody 47 degrees!!!!!! Honestly, words cannot describe how hot it felt. The Sun was literally burning on your skin, and when the wind blew, it just brought more hot air to our skin making it even hotter. When I was still in the plane I was thinking… hmm I shall take a picture of the airport when I get down. Suffice to say, I didn’t take a picture instead I walked straight to the shade and never turned back.

To emphasis more on the heat. We took a bus transfer to Melbourne and my oh my… the bus probably did not have a functioning aircond because it was blowing out hot air and throughout the entire 40 mins, it felt like a freaking sauna! *With sweat and guys going topless*. Could have fainted…. The bus stop was literally heaven.

Time to skip the heat part and get straight into topic!

MELBOURNE. Hmmm… how should I begin.

Melbourne is without a doubt a city. We were walking around at 11pm and the shops are still open. Wow! Walk around Brisbane City at that time you probabaly see people waiting for taxis and buses only…

Time for some pictures

From L-R: St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne City Tram & Federation Square

From L-R: St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne City Tram & Federation Square

Not a good picture I know. Boy do I like their trams… reminds me of HK, but I think the HK system is better though the Melbourne trams are more modern. Federation Square is… I have no idea what Federation Square it.. LOL My guess it’s some sort of modern meeting place. Oop, the Melbourne Visitor Centre is at Fed Square, it’s actually behind the tram in this picture, it was closed when we got there. Everytime we were near the visitor centre it WAS closed.

Flinders St Station

Flinders St Station

Again another lousy picture… This is Flinders St Station, one of the few train stations in Melbourne which is not underground. It’s quite an importatant stop too. Lots of connections. Oh they have so many different train lines there… pretty interesting if you so happen to be like my dad… LOL pretty interesting how they connect actually…

Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle (Free)

They have this City tourist Shuttle which is absolutely free. Unlike the on in KL where money is king. They don’t even check if you are a tourist or not. Anyway, they bring you to most of the tourist attractions in Melbourne City.

– The Shrine of Remembrance

– Royal Botanical Gardens

– Arts Precint (National Gallery of Victoria, Arts Centre)

– Fed Square

– Sports Precint (Telstra Dome, the tennis court where the Melbourne Open is held)

– Chinatown

– Melbourne Musuem

– Lygon St (Little Italy)

– University of Melbourne

– Queen Victoria Market

The bus comes with commentary too. English of course.

Which market comes with a map? QVM!

Which market comes with a map? QVM!

Imagine how big Queen Victoria Market is… it’s bloody huge!!!! I think it used to be only the small quadrilateral on the top of the map. It’s pretty interesting. The main part is actually shops in a building. A really really clean market. Actually markets here are all clean.

American Doughnuts Kitchen! Yum!

American Doughnuts Kitchen! Yum!

If your in Melbourne, go grab yourselves some American Doughnuts! It’s made fresh on the spot. It’s definitely hot when it reaches you hands…. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and the warm strawberry jam just surprises you. Man, I’m yearning for more.

The place is split into many sections, a general area, a food court like area, the meat area, fish, organic food and delicatessen. At the deli area they let you try free cheese. I couldn’t taste them cause I was busy eating my doughnut… LOL wasted!

University of Melbourne

Time to compare universities… eheheh… Well let’s see… The buildings in the University of Melbourne is pretty in it’s own way. It’s mainly made up of colonial buildings and has a very British/ American University to it *in my opinion*. They have sprawling grounds with no clear definition where it ends, cause there is one main area which is definitely University of Melbourne’s but there are also University of Melbourne bulidings outside that fence… so…. I think it feels more British/American cause of the weather and the leaves of the trees were brown… Unlike in UQ where the trees are perpetually green. Even during winter.. ahhahah maybe Autumn it’s brown…. I still prefer UQ.

Ok.. now for a little side track.. I’ll just probably talk about stuff that are in Melbourne… places like the Great Ocean Road will be discuss later or some other time or maybe never? hahahahha… Let’s proceed.

oh man… this entry is getting tougher and tougher…

Graffiti which are quite common in the alleyways

Graffiti which are quite common in the alleyways

The colourful bath houses at Brighton Beach

The colourful bath houses at Brighton Beach

More bath houses. Pretty ain't they?

More bath houses. Pretty ain't they?

I like the Sky!

I like the Sky!

Can't get enough of them bath houses!

Can't get enough of them bath houses!

And… that’s it! LOL cause I’m skipping the torrent of photos from the day trips… phew…

This was shorter than I thought… I didn’t put in some other pictures… I have no idea why…. I’ll save you the pictures for a next time… that would probably kill me.. and you…. with the amount of pics… gosh….

Cheerios for now!

Chalk Board

Today when I was in my tutorial, I took a glimpse of the green chalkboard on the wall.
There was a chart and drawings of beakers and some chemistry jargon which I couldn’t comprehend.
It suddenly brought back memories of Secondary School.

Darn! I feel so old… anyway… wanted to take a picture of it at the end of the class but the tutor was in the way. Didn’t want him to get the wrong impression. Maybe next time.