Friday, October 19, 2012

Quartet

Just letting you know, when you let me go, I'm gone.
*Flicks hair*



28 Days until graduation folks! You would think time would go faster, but I feel like each day is slowly dragging by. I think it might be because we all know the end of high school is so very close now. I even handed in my Learners Logbook on Tuesday, all ready to get my P's except to find that there are no available dates until forever (according to QLD Transport). 

A few weeks ago (weekend before term 4 began) we had a group gathering/picnic at New Farm Park. All I can remember was that there was more than enough food for everyone there, I was sick and couldn't taste anything, my voice resembled to that of Angus Stone and it was a scorching day out in the sun. But it was lovely seeing everyone who went! Felt a bit odd seeing us all invade the park where little kids were happily eating and playing.

With Diem - On the ferry heading to New Farm Park

I think this was half the group, idk what I am doing but thanks Linda for this photo!

Well I attended Addie and Lily's combined 18th last Saturday! The party was spectacularly organised with drinks, food (so many sushi platters and finger food omg), music and the best birthday cake ever, especially the icing. 

The funny thing was though, most of us didn't even see Addie throughout the night, she just disappeared... 


Left: (Half) Asian Polaroid with Zer and Nicc and with Addie the birthday girlllll


Kristie :3

There was this point during the night where we were getting drinks and Kristie was like 'omg I'm going to make you the best drink ever' etcetc and so she went on doing all this sophisticated drink making. After she finished making the drink, she turns around and throws something in the bin and as I went to pick up the drink, she turned around again and bumped into me causing the drink to spill over her white dress. I don't think you understand how bad I felt. We tried washing it off but then it wasn't very noticeable since it was dark and that incident also explains why she stood on the same side for photos for the rest of the night.

SO FOR THE BILLIONTH TIME, I'M SO SO SO SO SO VERY SORRY KRISTIE D;

Now I'm going to move on and tell you my frantic stocking search yesterday afternoon. I had to perform with my flute quartet at an Arts showcase yesterday afternoon at school and so prior to that, I met up with Billy to talk and eat dinner at the city. I thought we didn't have to wear stockings but then a little while before I headed back up to school, I heard that we were required to wear stocking so we frantically rushed through Priceline and Target only to realise they either didn't have the ones I needed or were in a double pack which were at ridiculously expensive prices. In the end I got a pair of knee-highs because there were no stockings at a stupid expensive price. Once I got back to school, Caroline told me that not enough people brought stockings so the teachers decided that everyone didn't need to wear stockings... NOT COOL. That means I wasted unnecessary money on knee-highs I will probably never wear. 

We performed outside which meant wind. Throughout the last piece we played, wind kept blowing my hair into my mouth which made it difficult to play and pissed me off so much because there was no subtle way to move the strand of hair out without stopping. But in a reassuring way, it was good to know I wasn't the only one that had that happen. 

Ahhhh apparently this is the first ever year where the school has had a flute quartet that performed at showcases and competitions. Moving on, all four of us realised this was our last performance as a flute quartet. I love all these girlies so dearly and it really upsets me that I'll be leaving them this year and then some grade tenner will replace me :'(

 OUR FACES LOL, Alice and I could so pull off as being sisters.

To end this post, here's a delicious photo of what Jiwon and I had on our little date teehehehe, I lub her.
 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Quick Summary of Melbourne

Wow, this week went by incredibly fast, a little too fast for my liking. So, I'm not sure if you know, but I flew down to Melbourne to visit mother dearest (and Lisa) for 8 days during these September holidays. Up until the last two days there, the weather was ridiculously cold compared to Brisbane, the maximum temperature for Melbourne was pretty much the minimum temperature for Brisbane lol.

Conveniently, my mum lives in Port Melbourne which is literally a 2 minute walk away from the beach and below the apartments is a long strip of shops and cafes, my personal favourite store would have to be the self-serve frozen yoghurt store.



View from the balcony.


Run Lisa, run

It has come to my attention as I look through the photos I've taken on my phone that most of the photos are complete and utterly uninteresting, ops.

So besides eating, I did manage to squeeze in some time for shopping around... We went around Chadstone, Southland, Chapel Street (there's a Topshop/Topman there), the city (Melbourne Central) and the shops around Port Melbourne. Shopping is amazing at Melbourne. Those are the places I definitely recommend you to go for shopping in Melbourne!

Tbh, all my days are blurred together. Anyway, since my relatives from China also came to visit Melbourne, we took them to visit some iconic places such as the Crown Casino; after dinner of course (these were probably the only food photos that turned out alright).







Since Lisa and I were both underage to enter the actual casino, I took her around to look at displays and I could feel judgemental glances from people thinking I was some teenmom.......

Just us marvelling over some Prada bags tehee 


On one of the days, we all went to Jells' Park for an old school style BBQ with one of those wood/charcoal/fire BBQ things and made made all my clothes smell like smoke after. The park itself was absolutely wonderful and peaceful, omg it was so perfect.







Throughout the eight days, I managed to visit Monash University (Clayton Campus). This campus is the biggest campus out of their six campuses and let me tell you, it is absolutely huge. It took us more than an hour just to visit two square areas of the map out more than fifteen of or so square. But it might just be because we had no idea where we were going and spent most of the time walking around aimlessly until some wonderfully nice and helpful student would assist us :')

On a different day, I also went and visited University of Melbourne (Parkville campus). The different buildings built amazingly well but I personally thought the outside area was a quite busy since it's situated in the city and all.

Okay wow I really should have blogged while I was at Melbourne because this post is going to be so long. So in my attempt to save you time and internet usage, here's a short and sweet summary of my trip:
I had a lovely time down at Melbourne mainly to visit my mum who I already miss