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We went to Perth recently for a long weekend at the end of September. It was a short 5 days trip and we experienced freezing cold from the day we arrived to hot and sunny days towards the end. But I still love the cold in Australia. When its not raining and the sun is out, it is a joy to just sit in the sun with our sunnies and sunblock on without breaking a sweat. ūüôā

Our first day, Toyboy and I had work to attend to. So our holiday officially started on the second day. Also, the first night in Perth, we were all konked out by 10pm latest. Toyboy was the first to hit the sack at 8pm. This was all thanks to Air Asia’s flight! flight took off at 11.55pm. You would think with a 5 hours flight, we would all arrive fresh and rested. But NO. Not when its a budget airline and they NEED to conduct their food service followed by the duty free sales service. And they insist on waking you up just to ask if you need a cup of tea / coffee. ūüė¶ So Toyboy and I arrived in Perth terribly exhausted and yet had to attend to work for a whole day. Thank goodness we both managed to last throughout the day. Can you imagine us nodding off during meeting and discussion?? ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†*totally embarrassed*

The second day everyone woke up fresh and ready to see more of Perth! yay! We took the ferry to Fremantle. The #1 thing on our to do list in Perth was to eat OYSTERS! Believe me…we ate oysters every chance we got! ¬†Our host suggested ferry to Fremantle so we get to take in the scenes. I totally fell in love wit the beyooootiful skyline. So blue! and Clean!

I could just lie on the grass and stare up at the sky all day long.

At night we were joined by 2 more friends from Melbourne and we had a typical Aussie style barbecue.

Bar hopping at night.

This is our third day. On the way to Swan Valley for some wine tasting at Sandalford Winery. None of us were too impressed with the wine tasting menu, so didn’t buy anything. Plus, we were all just too hungry for food and a little hungover from the night before…me thinks :p

After the wine tasting, we went to Elmar’s in the Valley. Its a micro-brewery with a huge garden. They are famous for their pork knuckle like all pork and beer place. We sat and ate like proper adults at the tables on the patio but the sun and green grass lured us. Lucky us, the sun came out and we were able to enjoy the sun considering how cold it was the day before. We ordered desert and it was even served to us out on the lawn. I.Love.Picnics. ‚ô•¬†

Did I mention I love picnics? This is on our fourth day. The temperature was near 30C and with nothing planned, we went for a picnic at King’s Park. Oh…how I wish we can do that here in Msia. To be able to picnic without¬†mosquitoes¬†attacking from all corners. To be able to bring our dog for picnics. To be able to enjoy the clear blue sky.

Our last day we went to the Royal Perth Show. hehehe…so lucky that it coincided with our trip. I came back with a Hello Kitty loot bag. I knew I took a picture of it, but can’t find it anywhere. :p

Being the vain-pot that I am, I look at every mirror that I walk past. So its super cool that the apartment we stayed in, had mirrors as doors to the elevator. This is me doing a Karen Cheng pose. :p

Can’t wait to go back to Perth for another short holiday. Its great that its only 5 hours away. Lets hope we can do without the Air Asia flight next time *fingers crossed*

xoxo

ToyGirl

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This is a photo only post. Nothing much to write about. Played around with the effects on Picasa. Decided to make all the pictures have a 60’s feel. Retro. I like!! ūüôā

We were in Hong Kong in August. Weather was perfect. Ate a lot. Had my fill of luncheon meat, egg and rice. Oh and egg tarts too! ¬†yummmm….

Day out on the junk.

Clubbing at Lan Kwai Fong

The boys looking gaya. Again.

xoxo

ToyGirl

Just got back from a long weekend break in Koh Samui, Thailand. We stayed in Villa Suralai that is situated on a hilltop overlooking the sea. So imagine lush greens on all sides plus the deep blue sea…breathtaking.

This is the pool view from the balcony at the living and dining area

We were greeted at the villa upon arrival with a sumptuous spread for tea/ lunch as it was 4pm.

After eating, we went to the pool to have margaritas made by our very hunky and perky bartender flown in specially from Down Under!

Because we were there with some hoteliers, we had an afternoon of villa hopping round the island

This what what we did on our first night, second night etc etc etc…you get the idea.

This trip was fun, relaxing and easy going because all we did was eat, drink, eat drink and sleep!

Looking forward to our next trip. ūüôā

xoxo

ToyGirl

Sawasdee Kaa!!!

We were in Bangkok recently for my 31st birthday. This is a short post of our transportation which I found absolutely amazing!

We started off trying to hail2 tuk-tuks from our hotel, but only managed to come across one. The tuk-tuk driver very generously offered to take ALL 6 OF US into his tiny 3 wheeled vehicle. So since, he seemed so confident, we hopped on. Anything to save that few bahts right? Every 10 baht saved is another 10 baht for shopping I say.

tuk-tuk ride

All 6 of us squeezed into a tuk-tuk for 40 Baht. No mishaps. Everyone survived.

Taxi ride

The tuk-tuk experience made us¬†feel kinda brave. So we did the same stunt with a cab. And again, the driver said ok. So, before he could change his mind, we hopped into the cab. Can’t remember how much we paid for this ride. In case you were counting, Vick was our camera man in the shot sitting in the front seat.

Gotta love Bangkok/Thailand. Amazing!! 

Of course, stay tuned for more posts on the rest of our Bangkok trip.

XOXO

If you¬†are ever going¬†towards Port Dickson using the “Trunk” Road (forgive the pun!), please be aware of Elephants crossing the road¬†along Jalan Besar in Lukut. ¬†LOL! Nah, no elephants actually. I feel so lame now for that pun and for laughing at my own¬†joke. Anyway, there is this Lucky Lukut Seafood Restaurant selling huge a** Curry Chicken Pau which really is fit for an elephant. ¬†

For that Buttery Flavour!

For that Buttery Flavour!

That sheen makes you just want to chomp on it!
RM 18 for One Pau

RM 18 for One Pau

It is so aromatic, you will want to buy up the whole lot.
Ele... Oooops... Elroy Crossing the Road for Pau

Ele... Oooops... Elroy Crossing the Road for Pau

He will forgive me for the slip. I hope.
After the Opening Ceremony

After the Opening Ceremony

The Chicken Curry was inviting us for a DIP!
Look for this SIGN! You can't miss it!

Look for this SIGN! You can't miss it!

So if you are ever in the area, just go check it out. You might see some elephants! I need to stop these lame jokes.
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Lucky Lukut Seafood Restaurant
4366, Taman Aman, Jalan Besar, 71010, Lukut, Port Dickson
Tel: 06-651 2392