Friday, December 31

My End of 2010 Post

Where I am, it will be a new year, a new decade in 8 hours and 56 minutes.

I sort of like scaring my self by saying that 2010 will never come again. It's over. 2010 is done. I'm a freak when it comes to stuff like that.

This year I also...
  • Started Year 7 and completed primary school
  • Discovered Starkid.
  • Got into the Academic Extension classes at the highshool I'm going to.
  • Became closer to my best friend
  • Maybe made another really really good friend
  • discovered that you don't have to follow the latest fashion or listen to the latest music to be accepted by the "cool people" (though it does help)
 For me, 2010 has been a really good year. But I also have a good feeling about 2011

Seeing as it's new year, I thought I'd make some resolutions/dreams/hopes.
  • Stop chewing my nails
  • Make some new friends who will be friends for life when I go to highschool.
  • Tavel back to Sydney, somehow.
  • Be a nicer person
  • Be healthier and not skip so much basketball training
  • Stop reblogging so much on Tumblr.
  • See a Starkid show (not gonna happen, but it's okay to dream, right?)
I don't normally make resolutions. This is the  first time I have decided I'm going to stick by them aswell.

What are your resolutions?

Thursday, December 30

Billie Jean

First off, I got this tag from the lovely Cassidy.

The rules say that you have to put your entire mp3 player/ipod on shuffle and answer the questions. no skipping a song either.

Are you Male or Female?
Cooler Than Me                (Mike Posner)

What do people feel when they're around you?

And I was a Boy From School             (British India)

Describe your current relationship?

 Dreamer                    (Hilary Duff)

Where would you like to be right now?

 Rock Star                      (Hannah Montana)

How do you feel about love?

 Pirouette                     (Lisa Michell) (Love is like a Pirouette, I guess)

What's your life like?

 Life's What You Make It             (Hannah Montana)

What would you wish for if you only had one wish?

 Kiss and Tell                           (Selena Gomez)

Say something wise:

 Teenage Dream                    (Glee Cast Version)

How would you describe yourself?

 No More                           (Cassie Davis)(Yep, I don't want no more)

What is your life's purpose?

Les Champs Elysee                        (Joe Dassin)(Does this mean I'm goning to live in France one day?)

What is your motto?

 Just the Way You Are                        (Bruno Mars)(Be true to yourself, I guess)

What do your friends think of you?

 If It's Love                         (Train)

What do you think of your parents?

 Hermione Can't Draw                             (AVPS Soundtrack)(That would be pretty epic if Hermione was my Mum)

Who do you think of very often?

 Eleanor Rigby                        (The Beatles)(Eleanor, my one true love. No, jk :P)

What is 2+2?

 3                     (Britney Spears)(It's creepy that this song has come up on this question)

What do you think of your best friend?

 Harry Freakin' Potter                                    (AVPS Soundtrack)(That means I'm Ron...)

What is your life story?

 Different as Can Be                                    (AVPM Soundtrack)(Well, I am sorta different...)

What do you want to be when you grow up?

 Mean                                (Taylor Swift)(*sigh*)

What will you dance to at your wedding?

 This is Who I Am                                 (Vanessa Amorossi)

What will they play at your funeral?

 Crazier                                    (Taylor Swift)(I guess I keep people sane)

What is your hobby/interest?

 Ice Ice Baby                                   (Vanilla Ice)

What is your biggest fear?

 Viva La Vida                             (Coldplay)

What is your biggest secret?

 Dream                                        (Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana)

What do you think of your friends?

 Sweet Disposition                          (Temper Trap)

What will you repost this as?

Billie Jean                                    (Michael Jackson)

Now, I tag Blaize, Rose, and... CRAZY PICK!... Kiki (my 15th follower. Starting my second half of followers :D)


Okay. Now about my Christmas.

It was pretty good!

And because Adam asked, I'm going to tell you what I got, whether you care or not. I got a Toblerone (chocolate bar), beanbag (which i had been wanting for a while's pretty and white :D) and this Glee unofficial guide book. I also got an iTunes voucher.

Then we went to my Grandma on my Dad's side. The females on that side of the family seem to have a lots of crafty artistic talent. Why did I not inherit that talent? But from them, I got a satin dressing gown that Grandma made, a homemade bracelet from my Aunt, and a homemade bag from my other Aunty.

"Santa" also bought us this massive kayak. My grandparent live near the beach, so we took that down to the beach and kayaked around. Our cousins also bought their sit on surf skis.

We had dinner/late lunch. it was meant to be a late lunch but it turned into a 7.00 dinner :P

Then on Boxing Day, we visited my Mum's side of the family. We apparently "christened" our Uncle's pool. The pool was pretty cool.

I got some money from my Nana and Pop, I got some money.From my aunt, I got this really awesome little digital camera that takes the worst photos ever, but I still love it. And from my uncle, I got a tin water bottle because Mum has been wanting us to have one for a while and a Dymocks voucher.


A couple of hours ago, we got home from the shops, where I spent the money from my Nana, as well as some birthday money. Late Christmas presents that you choose yourself <3.

With the dymocks voucher, I bought two books: Jessica Watson's book and Elixir, Hilary Duff's book. I also bought this floral patterned singlet from Myer. And that's all I bought. My sister however, is the reason we were at the shops for close on 4 hours. She looked in Diva, City Beach, And all over Myer, just not in one department. Following after her is tiring!

Oh yeah, and I can't forget this Deathly Hallows symbol I ordered off Etsy. It should arrive with in a week.

Then come new year, with the last remains of my money, I'm going to hopefully buy these sunglasses. Or maybe these ones.

Bye for now though!

P.S. Please excuse my lack of posts lately; I discovered Tumblr :P

Friday, December 24

I Should Do a Christmas Post...

...Except I have no idea what to say. I'm sure I'll start to get more excited tonight, when it gets dark and my brother insists on using a Santa tracker (according to the NORAD tracker, he's still at the North Pole, in the middle of the ocean) and we go out and look at Christmas lights.

Merry Christmas!

And I just want to say thanks for making me smile whenever you comment, and following and just making me incredibly happy.

I hope you all have a great day tomorrow, doing whatever you do on Christmas :) Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 22

Weird Dreams

What's the weirdest dream you've ever had?

The other night I had a really weird dream.

So all the girls in my year 7 class (including me) had to go to this basketball tournament in the country with our sports teacher as our coach.. The town we played in strangely resembled my school oval... hmmm. Anyway I missed the beginning of one game, but that's not important. I just remember it. I can't remember if we won or loss though, but the next part is the weird part.

I thought the town we were in was a WA country town, but it was apparently a NSW country town because we caught a plane from Sydney.

It was a glass-walled A380 plane. So we took off from Sydney Airport and landed at Adelaide Airport. It was really weird because you could see the Sydney skyline behind the Adelaide skyline (what Adelaide skyline? no jk, jk :)). Then we taxied down the runway after landing. At first we taxied down the Adelaide runway but then we also taxied the 1750 km to my city (which you all have probably worked out by now). We taxied into my city's airport then down the train tracks in the middle of the freeway and we stopped right at the local train station. It was quite convenient really. And the taxiing only took a few second! Actually, I think we might have bypassed the roads between Adelaide and my city as well as my city's airport and just gone straight from Adelaide to the freeway railway.


Tuesday, December 21

Today We Put Our Christmas Tree Up.

We finally put our tree up, with 3 days to go til Christmas. It's quite pretty but it still doesn't put me in the Christmas mood.

It doesn't feel like Christmas though, despite the fact that I'm typing this on a laptop in the living room and I can see the Christmas tree right now, straight infront of me. Normally at Christmas time, it's stinkin' hot and we spend the day in one of our relatives pools.

But today it was freezing cold and it rained! In Summer! Apparently it snowed in the Australian Alps today.

It just feels like any other winter day.

I think that the reason that it doesn't feel like Christmas is because of the weather. And it can be sunny all year around so I don't just associate the weather with Christmas, like all you Americans associate now with Christmas. Besides, you get snow just at Christmas time, not all year round.

I'm pretty sure that some plague or something has hit Australia. None of the other Australian blogs I follow really feel like it's Christmas either. I call it the it-doesn't-feel-like-Christmas-plague.

Friday, December 17

I'm a Dork

On my iPod, I have a couple of playlists. I have a "faves' playlist with all the song I like and then I have a "Songs for the Car" so I can listen to my iPod on the speakers in the car with songs Mum and Dad can stand, then I have a "Sleep" playlist with gentle, quiet-ish songs that are mostly Darren Criss and Starkid. then I have a "Top 15" playlist with just my favourite 15 songs.

Yesterday, in the Top 15 playlist, I only had songs by 3 different artists; Katy Perry, Starkid/Darren Criss, and Glee Covers. But then last night, I went and bought a couple more Stakid songs, Darren songs and Glee songs.

I got bored of the charts and what was popular when I discovered AVPM. I really don't care about some 10 year old girl who writes a "popular" song and whips her hair back and forth either. The last "popular song" that I downloaded was Grenade by Bruno Mars because it's an okay-ish song. And I sorta felt like I had to have one "new, popular" song on my ipod after my friend was looking through my songs and complaining I had no good songs the other day.

The only mainstream artist that I really like is Katy Perry. And sometimes Taylor Swift. That's it.

I just got rid of the Bruno Mars song I put in the top 15 playlist last night so I could stay dorky. I also got rid of the Taylor Swift song I really liked that I put in yesterday and replaced them with my new Glee Covers. I guess I like being dorky and having dorky songs on my iPod that no one else has heard.

So now I'm back to the original 3 dorky artists :)

And as if I wasn't dorky enough already, I'm wearing a white t-shirt from Paddy's Markets that says "I ♥ Sydney", like the ones that say I ♥ NY.

That's me. I'm a dork!

So what sort of songs do you have on your iPod?

Wednesday, December 15

Today was Orientation Day + Another Award

{When I started this post, it was Monday and I had just got home from Orientation... Now it's Wednesday :| }

Next year I'm off to high school.And I'm scared. But today was the orientation day.

We got to the school and went into the auditorium where we were told some pretty much useless stuff, before being sorted into groups to go around the school in.

{I'll now pick up where I left off after Monday}.

I met these girls which I sorta made friends with. There was this girl who I think I could relate quite a bit too, a girl from a country town about 2.5 hours away who is in on the swim program, and these two girls who seemed really friendly but I didn't really get to know.

My group got all the boring classes. We did science {which was very scary; we blew stuff up like balloons filled with hydrogen and magnesium in some sort of acid}, computers {we just learnt how to navigate the school website which I already new *ugh*}, English {we cut out pictures, glues them to a piece of paper and had to write a story using the pictures. The English teacher made me laugh so hard. She reminded me of a call center person - can I help you?}, maths {I learned that my year 5 teacher taught me about "BIMDAS" wrong} and art {where we drew pictures and watched the art teacher get angry because some people didn't put enough detail in}. My friend's groups all got classes like cooking, photography and PE {better than English anyday}.

That's basically all I remember for now though, so on to the next part of this post.

The lovely Blaize (Random Rawr has awarded me again, but with a different award. Thanks so much Blaize! x

I now pass it on to {hmmm...} Cassidy and also Rose,{even if she already has it} because I well, love your blogs!

When Blaize said my name, she called me "Frangipani the Fish", which brings me to my next topic.

Olivia once said...
"So now whenever I publish a post and see 'by Olive Tree' at the bottom, I cringe. I feel that I am hiding behind a screen name instead of really being myself. I also feel that this name, while interesting, no longer describes me"
I think that what Oliva said sums up how I feel perfectly. So I'm changing my name back to Lily. I think Frangipani the Fish felt sort of babyish I guess.

I'll change my signature next time I'm on the "gimp computer", if I remember how to use gimp :P

Bye for now, Lily xo

P.S. I'm thinking of changing the design of this blog soon. It just doesn't feel like "me".

Thursday, December 2

A New Era of My Life + An Award.

Yesterday marked a new era in my life. I'm 13. I'm a teenager. It's great, because I don't feel as young in the blogosphere anymore :P

Anyway, because it's my last year in primary school I just had to have a party. And not to brag or anything, but my party organising skills are quite good! (have I ever mentioned my Harry Potter party when I turned 11? But that's another story...) After school, I went down to the park and started setting up for my party, because our house is a bit of a mess at the moment. It was really windy.

I invited 1 friend from out of school, 6 girls from my class and 4 boys. I don't really feel like typing right now, so this is gonna be short. Anyway,my sister and my dad headed down about 10 minutes before us to hide everything for the treasure hunt, and by the time Mum and I got there, my best friend was there already :P

We were gonna have a water fight, but it got too cold. We played tug-a-war and pass the parcel. Pass the parcel was by far the best game of the night. It was a bit sad though, because I couldn't play my favourite Starkid songs because they are considered, well, not cool, and no one likes them (those friends that don't have no taste... :P). It was wrapped in newspaper, but with the occasional coloured layer which you could throw instead of pass. One of the boys got all of the Smiggle pig rubbers I put in though. It was funny.

I know most of you don't want to here about what I got, but some of you might, so I got an iTunes voucher, some money, some more Smiggle stuff (including a pig rubber...!) some notebooks and pens, a lava lamp, this really pretty black and white polka dot top, Dymocks vouchers, some Diva bangles and earrings (which just gives me an excuse to get my ears pierced) and this really pretty rose ring.

I really enjoyed my party. Thanks Mum! (I might add pictures soon)

I got back from the party, checked my email, and found a new comment from the lovely Rose @ people tell me saying that she's awarded me on her blog :D Thanks Rose!

She says that she thinks that themain idea of the award is to pass it onto other bloggers, so I pass it onto
Random Rawr (even if she already has it)
Jessica Nicole
beacuse you all have a lovely blog, and your comments are what keep me going. But that doesn't mean that just these guysare the only ones who deserve it. If you follow, you deserve it too, so I award you too! So I'm basically rewarding all of my followers!

P.S. Just thought I'd mention that my profile pic is at Bondi Beach; not just any old beach!

Tuesday, November 23

In the News.

North Korea has just attacked South Korea.

I'm sick of war. Can't everyone just get along?

I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.

~Abraham Lincoln

Not my image; source.

Thursday, November 18

My New Favourite Movie

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Reveiw: Will Contain Spoilers

Okay, so we arrive at the cinema and go up the elevators to get our tickets and I hear some girls saying  that they've just re-watched AVPM. I thuoght only cyber dorks who blog watch AVPM!

I really loved this movie. Really liked. It made me cry and it made me laugh.

Anyway, I liked how they added humerous bits in quite frequently, which made me laugh, and make the movie not so dark. And the fact that it's Harry Potter definatly changed my opinion a bit. I liked how it wasnt too rushed, and it stayed pretty true to the book.

I'm also sorta glad that it wasn't in 3D, because near the beginning when Nagini jumped out at you, it was scary enough.

I really liked how they added thing in aswell, like at the beginning, they showed Hermione wiping her parents memories.But thy also left out some of my favourite bits. Small buts, but still my favourite. Like instead of Harry using Polyjuice Potion at the wedding, he went as himself.

It was really sad when Dobby died, but I think it was really well done. My favourite scenes were the 7 Potters scene and the bit where Bellatrix was torturing Hermione. I liked the 7 Potters scene because it was quite funny, and well, beacause I just did. I liked the torture scene because its torture, and I think Emma Watson's acting was really good.

My favourite character was Hermione. I would kill to have a wardrobe like Hermione's.

And you should never end a movie with that much suspense. Even if it is only part 1.

Overall, I think I'd give it 4.5 out of 5 :)

P.S. I never did end up finishing the book...

Monday, November 15

When You Have a Song Stuck in Your Head...

What song is stuck in your head right now?

In my head is Back To Hogwarts. Ha! Never heard of it have you? Well, we're gonna have to fix that!

I've been humming it all day, and trying to talk my friends into listening to it, but I dont think they will.

It's from A Very Potter Musical and its "Totally Awesome!" I totally watching the whole musical. Click Here. You won't regret it...

In other news, did anyone see Glee the other night? The one where Darren Criss (Harry Potter) sung Teenage Dream?

P.S. You never tell a girl you like her. It makes you look like an idiot.

Friday, November 12


Right now, I'm watching A Very Potter Musical, trying to get myself even more excited for Deathly Hallows. Tickets have been booked. YAY! It probably didn't help that Darren Criss was on Glee last night, with him being in AVPM.(Ahh. Last nights episode was the best.)

"I gotta get back to Hogwarts,
I gotta get back to school.
Gotta get myself to Hogwarts,
Where everybody knows I'm cool."

Then tomorrow I think I'll watch all the movies in order.

I'm also re-reading the 7th book for about the millionth time.I have a week to finish it, and I'm only up the the 7 Potters part.

What are you doing to prepare for the new movie? Are you as excited as I am?


Tuesday, November 9

In Which My Semi-Dreams Get Semi-Crushed

That meaning, I'm not doing something small that I wanted to do.

I'm sure most of you have heard about the Qantas Airbus A380 engine failure a couple of days ago. At least those of you in Aus.

I've always been a bit scared of planes, you see, but I think I may have overcome that when I flew to Sydney.

Now I'm too scared to fly, at least for a while. And I've always wanted to fly in an A380. Especially first class. Check it out for yourself.

Oh well... :)

I now leave you with one of my favourite pictures ever. Cartoon or not.
A380 Landing at Sydney


Tuesday, November 2

The Power of Nail Polish

Have you ever had a moment wherer you're sitting at the computer typing something, and then you look down at your fingers and see these black or pink or white or purple or blue or whatever coloured nails flying across the keyboard? in fact, right now I'm having one of those moments.

I think that nail polish can do a lot to your self-confidence; making you feel good. Well, at least for me it does.

Not my image; image source

I think that anything can give you a boost of confidence. That new hat, that new pair of shoes, or even a new haircut.

Sunday, October 31

Highlights of Camp

I'm back from camp! (I wonder how many posts have started off with that sentance similar to that?) It went sooo quick. 5 days with just friends!
I'm not going to go into great detail, but here are the highlights.

Highlight #1: Prusiking
Have you ever been prusiking? Wait, you probably don't even know what it is. Prusiking is a way of climbing ropes where you sit in a harness, loosen the knot of a loop and push it up, then put your foot in it and hoist yourself up. Then you loosen the knot holding the harness on and push that up, sit down and do it again. It's a bit hard to explain.

I like to think I owned, but I was 5th fastest in the class, so I infact did not own.But I loved it, even when I did get 5 blisters after climbing the rope 4 times. YEAH!

Theres a photo on my friends camera that I'll add later when I get the photos :)

Highlight #2: Archery
I love archery, and I know want to take it up as a sport, like you do with netball and basketball. The lady said I had a good posture, so I guess that's a start...

Highlight #3: Being with my Friends
Who doesn't like spending time with friends? No further information needed.

We also went to this little island, to a Naval Base island, to the beach a lot and make rafts (am I seriously the only one who know what a reef knot is and how to do it?). The camp was right on the beach.

Now this is off the topic of friends, but, I can't stand reading anything in a sort of bad condition. In this case, I don't think I'll ever share my things again. Ya see, I let my friends borrow my new Dolly magazine, that I hadn't read my self yet, but then I came back and the cover had come off. I had to get a whole new magazine.

Same thing happened to my Heist Society book. I bought it in Febuary, put it in my school bag to take to school then to have my drink bottle leak over everything. The pages on the in one corner are all puffy and annoying.

So yeah, pictures later.

Saturday, October 23

Meet Fashion Dog and Einstein Dog

My pet pups. Well, technically, they're not puppies anymore.
This is Dobby. He is about 2 1/2 years old and is a blue healer x jack Russel. He definitely isn't the smartest dog, but he is *really* cute. He used to live with this old man who abused him. The man eventually got rescued when he chewed up the man's azaleas. Did I mention he got a fish hook up his nose while we we're in Sydney? That's Dobby for you!

He has a crooked eye, which we think is from when the old man kicked him.

Dobby always likes to wear the latest fashion, and doesn't care what it is. A bandanna or a hat.

Here he is sporting the latest shades...

He's name is Dobby beacuse when we first got him, he resembled Dobby off Harry Potter; his floppy ears, the scared look in his eyes and the shape of his face.

Now Eddy is a different story. He's a corgi and is really smart. And he speaks! Well, sort of. He howls at us when we get home, and it sounds something like "helloooo!" His ears are as long as his legs, and he always looks like a bobble head in photos taken from above :P

Eddy is also the "boss" dog beacause we've had him longer and he thinks he's important. He's always beating Dobby up.

I love my dogs.

In other news, this will probably be my last post for a while because I'm off to camp for a week! And I'm so excited!

Monday, October 18

Home Again, Home Again

I planned to post ever 2-3 days. I meant to post every 2-3 days. But I didn't. At the end of each day I was tired and lazy, and I had already used up waaay too much of Mum's download limit. So this is gonna be a long post.With lots of pictures, beacuse I can't decide on just 2 or 3. 

Thursday 7th - Day 2
We also bought a ticket to jump on the Sydney Explorer Bus, which takes you around Sydney, whilst giving commentary. It was very good.

Queen Victoria statue outside QVB wearing clothes
First we went to the Queen Victoria Building (thanks Random Rawr :D). The QVB is massive. Like, 5 floors. Then we hopped of the bus at the National Maritime Museum. I've always had an interest in those places...

Later that night, we went out for dinner at Darling Harbour.

Darling Harbour

Friday 8th - Day 3
Me at bondi. Proof.
We hopped on the Bondi Explorer Bus, similar to the bus we went on yesterday. Apparently, this house near Bondi sold for $52 million... whoa.

Because our ticket only lasted until midday, we spent the rest of the day wandering around the city, at Paddy's Market/Market City and on the monorail. I got a pair of pretty purple converse for $50. Cheap, cheap.

We jump of at the Paddy's Market station, and there are the Teen Choice Awards being filmed. Right in front of us.

Saturday 9th - Day 4

PARRAMATTA! We jumped on the ferry and headed out to Parramatta, where Westfield Parramatta, one of the biggest shopping complexes in Australia. And let me tell you. It was massive. I got a pair of jeans and a purple top to match my new shoes, from one of the thousands of floors.

We caught the bus back, because it was quicker. We get to the city and stop at some lights. I look out the window and see an Apple Store, so out comes the camera :P I love Apple Stores.

Apple Store!
Is it weird that I felt really cool (lol)  when I swiped my MyMulti card at the station and on the busses?

Sunday 10th - Day 5 (10/10/10)
The big day. The day we climb the Bridge. Because it wasn't until sunset, we went to Luna Park and wandered around a bit. We didn't go on any rides though.

If you can ignore the un-natural looking circle...
Wharf outside Luna Park
After that, we walked across the bridge, along the side of the road, on the footpath.

At the other end of the bridge was The Rock's Market. much better than Paddy's Markets. Did I mention that on the plane on the way over, my face cleanser leaked over my brushes and combs and my toothbrush and everything else in my toiletries bag, ruining (well not completely) the actual bag. Lucky it was in a plastic bag. Anyway, I got the most awesome make-up bag to use as a toiletries bag. It's made out of old plastic, which had Chinese writing all over it. I love it.

We got lunch at Circular Quay, then walked to the Botanic Gardens. They're pretty awesome. By now, our feet we're *really* sore and achy, so we caught a little train-y-ma-jig around the gardens...

Famous shot
Then wandered back around to where the Bridge Climb was to start and I wandered upon this little tunnel and I just had to take a photo. Also in this area was a ghost tour brochure and I grabbed one, as you do when your hyped-up-because-your-about-to-climb-THE-Harbour-Bridge. We got home and I chucked the brochure on the bed, walked out of the room, the walked back in and was too scared to go anywhere near the brochure because it had a scary-ish picture on the front.Back to the story though.

 I just *had* to take it.
We got to the place where you go when you're about to climb the bridge, checked in, and geared up. Our guide was called Bernie (I think) and he was very funny. The Harbour Bridge was definitely the highlight of the holiday, and I'll probably never forget it. (Before the climb I kept telling Mum and my aunties that I hoped I got the suit that Daniel Radcliffe wore. lol)

Monday 11th - Day 6
 I hadn't really been looking forward to going to the Blue Mountains, mainly because we were catching the train and it was to be a 2 hour train ride. The train turned out to not be that bad, because it was a long distance train. But the scenery was *beautiful*. We hopped on the Blue Mountains Explorer Bus to the Scenic Railways which was equally as beutiful. First we caught the cable car to the otherside of the valley. Then we went on the steep railway, one of the steepest railways in Australia. I loved that bit the most.

The railway. That's just the bottom of it though. It was much steeper.

We wandered around the rainforest with was beautiful, before hopping on the other cable car back up.

Tuesday 12th - Day 7
We were going to go to Maitland Gaol, near Newcastle, but none of us could be bothered with a 3 1/2 train ride, so instead we went back to the Bondi area. First, we went to Westfield Bondi Junction, another one of the biggest shopping complexes in Australia. It was a lot more up-market than Parramatta. It was funny beacuse there was a Louis Vutton, David Jones and Chanel all next to each other, then you look up a floor and theres Target.

The Gap
Then we went to Bondi Beach, but didn't swim. We saw some life guards telling off people for swimming in the surfing section :P

Wednesday 13th - Day 8
That day, I did wear my bathers. We went to Manly on the ferry, which had free wi-fi! Anyway, the beach was closed because of how how big and dumpy the swell was, but of course, there was a couple of surfers out there. Also, I discovered the frame feature on the camera.

On the ferry
Manly is much nicer than Bondi.

Manly - View from south

We pulled in to Circular Quay, and then out of no where, this massive cruise ship appears!

The Cruise ship - Sun Princess
Thursday 14th - Day 9
The last day :( We caught the taxi to Central Station, where we put our bags in storage. We went back to Paddy's Markets to get some last minute souveneirs, then to Darling Harbour for lunch (I had Subway - how gormet!), then the best bit... TO THE APPLE STORE! As I mentioned before, I love Apple Stores. Their glass walls, modern stairs, and iPad displays.

My aunty had this poncho thingy from Supré that was really pretty, and Mum wanted too see if they stil had some. Before walking in, I declared that I hated Supré (don't ask why), but the I saw this pretty green singlet I love. There goes that frame of mind.

We walked back to Central Station and caught a shuttle bus to the airport, where we got off, sorted out our seats, and went through security. Why does the thing always beep when I go through. Last time I went to Adelaide, they confiscated my favourite scissors. On the way too sydney, they were trying to work out what something in my backpack was. This time it beeped, and I had to take my belt off. I HATE YOU AIPORT SECURITY! No, not really. You keep us safe.

Beautiful sunset :) It was also a long long long sundet. Maybe that had something to do with the fact that I was travelling west...
Have I ever mentioned how much I love aiplane food? Well I do. This time it was dinner they served us. I had Spag Bol while watching Toy Story 3 on the screen. Also, I think I may have got a good profile pic on the plane :) It was a much smoother flight as well, with not as much turbulance, but those clouds... they annoyed me so much.

During my time in Sydney, I did travel on some really nice trains that were newer though. Just thought I'd add that ^.^

What can I say?


P.S. Yes, I took 4 days to make this post.

Wednesday, October 6

First Impressions

First Impressions are everything. Here are my first impressions of Sydney.

We took off...

QANTAS much?

Check out the cloud cover over Adelaide...

There was a LOT of turbulence, which was a bit scary because I've only flown once before, when I was little. I kept thinking we were going to crash :P

Landing at Sydney. Again, QANTAS much?
It was really cloudy, so we flew through the clouds when we were landing!

A couple of hours ago, I hopped of a plane at Sydney Airport, and jumped on a train. My first impression of the trains was "ewww". They have graffiti all over them, are two story, and very plastic seats. I've been spoiled with the trains back home. {I forgot to/can't be bothered watermarking the photos, so please don't copy.

Train at airport station.

I'm a tourist alright...

The Harbor Bridge from outside Circular Quay train station.

About to drive over the bridge in a taxi.

Last but not least, the view from where we're staying.

Isn't it beautiful? I think it's funny how the Harbor Bridge and Opera house don't really stand out like they do in pictures on tourist websites and stuff.

Now I'm sitting here on the balcony waiting for it to get darker so I can see all the buildings lit up.