Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Byron Bay: The Cape Byron Lighthouse (Part Two)


Byron Bay: The Cape Byron Lighthouse

In this post of today, I'm gonna get you really up close to the Cape Byron Lighthouse I mentioned earlier on, as well as the mesmerizing sunset which is now resting right in the palm of my hands.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Byron Bay: The Cape Byron Lighthouse (Part One)


Byron Bay: The Cape Byron Lighthouse

On the second week of our two weeks mid-semester break (3 days after my graduation ceremony), me, my boi and another four friends of us went on a 3D2N road trip to Byron Bay, Hervey Bay, and Fraser Island. Our first stop of the trip was to yumcha at the Landmark Chinese Restaurant in Sunnybank, then check-in to Mantra On Salt Beach (our first night accommodation in Kingcliff). After brunch, we drove approximately 60 km or more from Kingscliff to the Cape Byron Lighthouse at Byron Bay, a well-known lighthouse situated on the most easterly point of the mainland of Australia.

Monday, September 27, 2010

A Night Out at the Coffee Club


The Coffee Club: Just Me

There was a mini fireworks display at the lower part of Queens Park this evening at 6.30 pm. The reason I called it "mini" is because the fireworks only lasted for 10 minutes or so, but it was great still (despite the wet and muddy field). We didn't stay much longer after the event and headed straight off to the Coffee Club to have our dinner.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mid Autumn Candlelight Dinner with My Boi


Mid Autumn Dinner at Blue Mountain Hotel: Myself 1

On the night of fullmoon (which is the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calender), my boi has arranged a special candlelight dinner for just the two of us at the Christopher's Restaurant. We arrived there before 7.30 pm and waited more than an hour for the meals to get on our table *frustrated* I can't believe they actually starved their customers for that long *disappointed* And right now, I'm still thinking that whether or not we should come here again in the future.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Our Little Mid Autumn Celebration 2010


Mid-Autumn Festival 2010: Lantern and I 2

Dear all, how was your Mid-Autumn celebration yesterday? Well, let me share you the little celebration we had last night at my friend's place. Each of us prepared a type of light / finger food and gathered under the moonlight. We talked, ate, and laughed our way through the evening. Simple, yet something that you can't afford to miss out.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fitzy's On Church at Fitzys Fibber Magee Irish Pub


Fitzys On Church (Fitzys Fibber Magee): Menu

For the second time we were here at the Fitzy's On Church to have dinner. The medium sized restaurant is physically attached to Fitzy's Fibber Magee Irish Pub and it offers a variety of modern as well as traditional Australian cuisine. Our initial plan of tonight was to have our meals at the Christopher's Restaurant at the Blue Mountain Hotel, but surprisingly the kitchen was already closed (at freaking 8.15 pm on a Tuesday night?!) by the time we got there.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Newtown Park State Rose Garden (Queens Park)


Newtown Park State Rose Garden (Queens Park)

I used to mistaken Newton Park as part of Queens Park, but that's not the case really. The historical park is situated right next to Queens Park and it's bounded by Holberton, Taylor, Tor and Pottinger Streets. When my close friend's boyfriend was still in Toowoomba, we paid a little visit there in the afternoon and were completely dazzled by those spring blooming flowers in front of our eyes.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

RiverFire Trip: Landmark Chinese Restaurant


RiverFire Trip: Landmark Chinese Restaurant
Dear all, I'm back from our 3D2N trip to Byron Bay, Hervey Bay, and Fraser Island. Finally, a fun yet tiring trip has come to an end! I apologize if I had kept you waiting for so many days (4 days isn't really that long anyway, hehe). There are heaps and heaps of photos pending for me to deal with, I wish I could just share them all with you, like now? But, for the moment, let's just stick to our RiverFire Trip k? On the last night of our stay in Brisbane, we had a glorious seafood dinner at the Landmark Chinese Restaurant in Sunnybank. The meals were superb and the female staff who served us was very friendly (overly friendly I'd say).  

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Graduation Dinner at Blue Mountain Hotel (Christopher's Restaurant)


Graduation Dinner at Blue Mountain Hotel (Christopher's Restaurant)

On my graduation day, me, my boi and my several other close friends came to have a little celebration dinner at the Blue Mountain Hotel (Christopher's Restaurant is the exact name of the restaurant). The food they served were simply delicious and we got our two main courses for the price of one (if you present them the unexpired dining voucher printed on the back of Coles docket). So how much did it actually cost us? Only $17.70, excluding the dessert of course!!!

Monday, September 13, 2010

My Big Day: USQ Masters Graduation at the Empire Threatre 2010 (Part 2)


My Masters Graduation 2010: On the Stage

Okay first of all, I admit that I might be a little too anxious to show you all of my graduation photos. But do forgive my anxiety, these photos are priceless to me and there would be no part 3 or 4 after today's post, I promise. And by the way, it's my beloved mommy's birthday today! I wanna wish her here, "Happy Birthday Mommy! I love you, miss you, and like you always said, please take a good care of yourself too!".

Sunday, September 12, 2010

My Big Day: USQ Masters Graduation at the Empire Threatre 2010 (Part 1)


My Masters Graduation 2010

Yesterday was the best day in my life! The weather was perfectly fine, with a big yellow sun shining so brightly in the blue blue sky. Dear all, I'm here to announce that I've finally graduated on the 11th of September, 2010! It's my second (masters) graduation in Australia so far, the first one (bachelors) was back in 2008, which took place exactly two years ago. I felt happy, very very happy indeed, although my family did not manage to attend my graduation ceremony this time, but at least I still got my boi and my dear friends to cheer for me, standing right by my side. Thanks guys and girls, you all have made my big day perfect in every way, especially my boi ❤ love ya! *muackz*

Friday, September 10, 2010

RiverFire Trip: Madtongsan Korean Cuisine


Madtongsan Korean Cuisine: Fried Dumplings

On the night of September 4th, where most of the restaurants and cafes in Brisbane city centre were "overloaded" by crowd of people. A big group of us walked, walked and kept walking for don't-know-how-long, until we finally came to the front of this Madtongsan Korean Restaurant at the Elizabeth Arcade. Unexceptionably, the restaurant was also packed with long queue waiting to be seated. But we waited patiently until there was a table available for 6 of us.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Potluck Monday


Potluck Monday

The next day after we returned from our RiverFire Trip, all of us gathered at Cynthia's place to have potluck dinner with the loving couple. Thanks peeps, the dishes and desserts were simply delicious!!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

RiverFire Trip: Novotel Brisbane


Novotel Brisbane: King-Size Bed

After the yumcha session in Gold Coast, we drove 79.4 km back to Brisbane and got ourselves checked in to the Novotel at Creek Street. The one night accommodation was totally FREE  (yes, you heard me right!) including our in-room midnight snack, cheese plate with quince paste and crisp crackers, and American breakfast for two. Hehe, weren't we the lucky ones?

RiverFire Trip: Top One Chinese Seafood Restaurant (第一楼)


Top One Seafood Restaurant: Siu Mai

The last time we had a leisure and relaxing trip was about three months ago, where we spent 2 days 1 night in Brisbane for my IELTS test. And last Saturday, we organized another trip down to Brisbane. I named it the "RiverFire Trip" as our main purpose was to get a view of the fireworks display for the opening of the Brisbane River Festival 2010. We first picked up Cynthia, Vera, and Jefry from Vibe Hotel located on the Gold Coast's Surfers Paradise, then yumcha together at Top One Chinese Seafood Restaurant. Overall, the food was alright, some tasted good while some tasted bad.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Cynthia's Post-Birthday Party


Cynthia's Post-Birthday Party

Do you still recall the pre-birthday party I attended about two weeks ago? Well, the party didn't just end that day, she threw another party again but this time around, with the presence of her beloved boyfriend, Jefry. Thank you so much for having us over for your post-birthday celebration party, really (always) appreciate the good food and hospitality you girls provided ❤ xoxo ❤

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Picnic at the Japanese Garden


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We had a pot-luck picnic at the Japanese Garden yesterday, around 4 pm in the afternoon and the weather was considerably warm with bright and sunny sky. My boi and I had brought some fruits and chocolate fruit cake, while Kitt on the other hand prepared these tart-looking mini pizzas.
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