Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Games we played

Hello, I bet most of you are enjoying the long holidays! =)

Here's the continuation from my Sydney post, I wanna share the games we played during the trip.

This is the beautiful beach at Anna Bay

We came here early morning to try sand boarding!

Hubby and I, with the beautiful scene

This is the 4 wheels drive which takes us to the sand slope, it can carry about 20 people at one go

Us posing with the 4WD

The coach explained to us how to play the sand boarding, and I can't wait to try already~

That's hubby in action, hehe

And that's me! I know the image is too small.. but trust me, it was me :P

Hubby was good at it, he played for like 5 times. As for myself, I failed during the first time, the board slipped off from my buttock, LOL. But during the 2nd and 3rd attempt, I was ok!

Us again, wind was strong at the top, with sand blowing and hitting on our skin! To make thing worse, I forgot to bring my sunglasses this time!! So sands blowing into my eyes, and hit hard on my face! T.T

After an hour game, we took a mini group photo before leaving Anna Bay

With the sand boarding coach. Sand boarding is fun, but climbing up the sand slope while carrying the board is tiring. But whatever it is, I did enjoy myself!! =)

Besides sand boarding, we learnt how to crack a whip and throw a boomerang at Tobruk Sheep Station.

Here's Mr Gordon, the stockman, demonstrating to us how to crack a whip

Then, throwing a boomerang, and watch it comes back (but never try to catch the boomerang with hands cause it's dangerous)

Each of us had the chance to try! (I will blog more about Tobruk Sheep Station next)

Though these games might not sounds unique, they are certainly an eye opener for me! It was a nice and fun experience~

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Final Destination 5 (2011)

Image taken here

Starring: Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell, Miles Fisher

Similar to the previous installments (which I've never missed any), it's about a guy who has premonition to death and trying to escape and survive.
All sickening and scary blood and flesh scenes still maintain, but as for storyline, I'd say it's only so-so. Somehow, part 1 and part 2 are still my favourite! (May be because of the actors and actress)

I did have a hard time watching all the shocking blood scenes in the cinema, LOL. But still I pretty enjoy that moment :P

Personal rating: 3.5/5

Note: Not suitable for children, pregnant women and the faint-hearted

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sydney, when we arrived

Weather was extremely good when we arrived! I was told that it was end of winter but weather was tolerable most of the time! After breakfast, we leave Sydney town for a while and took an 2 hour bus ride to the other side of Sydney, the Hunter Valley Garden.

Sunny day with cold wind!

Hubby and I, lunch was at a cafe called Brokenback bar. I will gather all food pictures in a post next =)

Us at McGuigan Winery, wine tasting. Pale looking face, din't sleep well in the plane =_=

That's Mr Stephen pouring wines for us to taste, as well as explaining the background of this winery. We tasted about 5-6 types of wines (in a small glass), and end up hubby and I din't buy any, LOL, cause we are not a big fan of wine. Price range from $20 - $64.

Outside the winery

Next, we walked to this cheese store situated next to the winery, and tasted some of the specialty hand-made cheeses

I saw this lonely Mr Horse being tied to the tree, so I went talked to him :P

See he was happy that we approached him!! LOL

Next, we came to Hunter Valley Gardens, one of my favourite spot throughout this whole trip!


Yours truly with Humpty Dumpty

Self timer...


Tea session!

Giant poker cards!

This place has 10 different themed gardens!

It is a nice beautiful place, so much to see yet so little time!! We were allocated less than an hour here T.T

Thousands of flowers, trees and shrubs

Definetely a must go if you're visiting Sydney!

That's my day one at Sydney! Hope you guys enjoyed and I'll be back with more sharing of photos and stories! Til then, have a fabulous weekend!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Of the Geographer and Dreamz

Hey guys, thanks for the warm wishes and I am getting better today.
Before I start blogging about my Sydney trip, I wanna share 2 interesting places I went.

Had some western tea session with friends at the Geographer, situated at Puchong Boulevard

That's hubby and his buddies, with their Tiger tower. I had pink guava juice which tasted ok~

This Puchong Boulevard is becoming more and more happening, with lots of cafes, restaurants and pubs. I know where to go already the next time I go KL ^^ Anyone been there?

And on the day I boarded the plane to Sydney, I drove to Dreamz Bakery, situated at Kota Damansara. Read alot about this bakery through the pretty tauke soh, Hwi Yee.

This cosy bakery

A corner for the guests to leave their comments, too bad they run out of clips, so I din't leave mine there T.T

I ordered this green tea layer cake, while enjoying their free wi fi, and waiting for Hwi Yee to come back

Unfortunately, Hwi Yee is too busy til she forgotten our date T.T So I left with these two cakes.....

Chocolate layer cake.... (can't remember the price, but it's between RM8-RM9)

and a piece of vanilla layer cake for hubby. And if you ask me how was the cake? Of course they taste great! I think you can tell by the looks ^^

Dreamz Bakery is situated at
No58-3, The Strand,
Jalan PJU5/20D,
Pusat Perdagangan Kota Damansara,
47810 PJ.
(Opens from 10.30am - 9pm, close on Tuesdays)

You can search Dreamz Bakery on FB.

p/s: Hwi Yee, not sure if you're reading this, anyway, really hope to meeting you during my next visit!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Home sweet home

Good day mate! How's life everyone?

I am back from my 7D5N Sydney trip! Apart from souvernirs and great memories (not forgetting a few kilos =_=), I also brought back fever, sorethroat and flu! T.T
But I am getting better today after taking the medicines, so no worries, I'll just need more rest.

Meanwhile, here's a photo of hubby and I with Opera House. Please give me some times to visit you and I promise to update my blog asap!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Bye for now

I will be away for a short vacation (somewhere 4088 miles away from my place, LOL).

I shall resume all the blogging tasks after a week.

Til then, have a great day and a great week ahead! See you and take care!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Believe it or not?

Few days ago, I read an article published in one of the local newspaper, saying that the Hungry Ghost Festival this year is the strongest of all. Not only in paper, I think I saw friends posted some links in FB too.

Now, tomorrow is the day, 14th July, I know it's best to not go out at night, or at least go home early if you're going out, but so coincidentally it falls on a Saturday, a night when most youngsters people are looking forward to! It'll be bored if just staying at home, right? :P

Anyway, the article I read says that, wearing something RED tomorrow helps to eliminate those spirits/'good buddy'. I'm not really superstitious when comes to this thing, but then again, no harm trying right? 宁可信其有,不可信其无.

Red nails, checked

Red dress, checked. Well, at least these are the things I'm able to do la~

Do you read something similar like I mentioned? Whatever it is, please be extra careful for this whole month (I'm reminding myself too) and meanwhile, have a safe and fun weekend! =)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sakae Sushi Genmaicha Tea

I'm a big fan of green tea and before this I think Sushi King's green tea is the best, but until I tasted rice tea, I changed my mind.

Bought this Genmaicha roasted rice tea from Sakae Sushi, RM19.90 for 20 packets (which is quite expensive I think)

Roasted rice tea is comparable to green tea except that it has a more yellowish color, and there's this roasted nutty flavor in it. It is a great antioxidant and decrease the risks of cancer. It is also rich in Vitamin B, iron and fiber.

Do you like green/rice tea?

Visit this link if you want to know more about Genmaicha.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2011

I'm here for another movie review!

Image taken from here

Starring: James Franco, Freida Pinto, David Oyelowo, John Lithgow

I did not planned to watch this, but after reading a few positive comments from friends, I decided to join the gang in the cinema. Turns out, not bad!

I love how they did the apes thingy! I learn from here that all the apes were created digitally by Weta Digital using motion capture. And the main apes, Caesar, he's really smart and looks like human being in certain ways. Is it true that human evolved from monkey?

Anyway, not much love stuff in this movie but quite alot of actions in the end. Overall, I'd give a personal rating of 4/5.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Genki Up!

I came across this restaurant some times ago, but din't have the chance to taste the food.

It's called Genki Up, 元气. Genki in Japanese means fine/well so you can tell this restaurant serves some nutritious food~

They have snacks

Local specialties

Several types of cakes!

Even man tao and pao

The shop. No air conditioners though

They also have ice cream!

And this is the nutritious drinks, a lot of combinations of fruits which serve different functions like slimming, detox, strengthen the immune system and so on. Price range from RM3.50 to RM5

They display some of the food photos on the wall, as well as the benefits of each fruits. Very informative!

Ordered this Hokkien fried kuey teow. Nice~

Fried glass noodles. Taste nice and the sambal is good! But it's too much as breakfast, may be more suitable for lunch?

Chocolate and peanut waffle. This is the hard type, I prefer the soft type though

Cold bread toast

Toast with hash brown and cheese

Total bill for 4 of us including drinks is RM 26.30, quite reasonable I think. They serve no pork no lard so it's halal. Serving speed is acceptable.

Will surely go there again.

Genki Up
96, Jalan Barrack,
34000 Taiping,
(Same row with Central food court)

Operating hours:
10am - 6pm
8am - 6pm

(Close on Wednesdays)