Chero Chero!



Helloooo!!!! Greetings From Brisbane, Again! Haha

Hey to the  2 remaining people still reading my blog!

I’m still alive! again…haha. And I’ve finally finally FINALLY got my own internet! Finally! omg you have no idea how difficult it has been without my own internet since I came here. The only internet I had was my student quota of 400MB per month at UQ and what Shen and Koo lent me. Well, what I’m  using now is by no means cheap…in fact, it’s pretty darn expensive! Like the cheapest you can get here is if you get your phone line and then get broadband and share it with a few people. But since both Shen and Koo already have mobile broadbands, I have nobody to share it with. And it’s definitely not worth it if it’s only one person using it. Also, since there’s only like 6 months left (omg!!) until I go back to Malaysia…and next year I’m moving to Gatton..so no point in getting any broadband with all the strings attached like contracts and bonds and what not. So I finally settled for prepaid mobile broadband….which is oh-so-expensive..but at least I am not bonded by any contract lalala. Sigh I really miss unlimited streamyx broadband in Malaysia =(

Alright..enough with the boring stuff. Now I’ll show you…FINALLY..my pictures from over here =) and oh…they are by no means arraged in chronological order.

Pre-departure

The people who went to send me off at Penang International Airport. I remember Ah Ma asking whether I was wearing that T-shirt to go to Australia and I was like “no lar I will change mia..not so selamba haha”..except that I don’t use the term ‘selamba’ with my Ah Ma la lol

Huhu after changing to shirt and blazer…seriously..the blazer was hugeeee..and oh so tutup-aurat-ty. This one’s at KLIA and just moments before I bawled my eyes out for the 8986th time at the prospect of leaving T.T

UQ

Yup yup this is my uni! Well, part of it actually…haha. These old heritage sand-stone buildings are awesome…haha I just love the architecture…all the arches with emblems from different unis and stuff. I remember during Auntie Jen and Uncle Huat’s wedding reception at Penang they showed the slideshow of the wedding photographs and I really liked those that looked like they were taken at a church or something and when I was around UQ’s Great Court when I first came here it felt familiar…and it turns out that the ‘church’ had in fact been UQ! Haha and I remember all of us used to be so in awe with the architecture and we were always taking pictures here…but now that I have class at this building, Forgan Smith almost everyday…it seems so normal to me, and most of the time I am busy rushing to class lol

Semangat taking pictures during the first week at Brisbane. And surprisingly…all of us didn’t really miss home a lot, probably cos we had one another and Brisbane was just such an interesting to be living in ❤

Woo the 3 housemates! this picture taken not during the first 2 weeks at Brisbane but during Easter break when Shen’s sister, Shir Li came over to visit

The lawns at the Great Court..which used to be our favourite place to hang out. We even named a tree there Our Tree haha. But now everyone’s so busy with rushing to lectures, completing assignments, checking out cute guys named Alex etc that we never meet there anymore. Ahh how I miss those lazy hazy days at the Great Court =/

A lot of people hang out there too..be it to catch a nap, eat, hang out, sun bathe, study etc. But this picture was taken during summer…and it’s much colder now so not that many people there liao la haha

Our guys lol

Ang moh always lie on grass and we ‘monkey see monkey do’ too lol. But seriously though…the grass is clean and carpety and comfortable. No worries of dog poo or anything hehe

Shen used to have an obsession with little school kids in uniform lol

My uni has lakes! hehe

And on nice days that are not too hot or rainy many ducks, geese, ibis and other species of burung come out =) and I used to bring my slightly mouldy bread there to feed them

Out and about Brisbane

Regatta Toowong. I used to think that the man on top of the roof was a maskot for Regatta and then I finally out out that he was actually the maskot for XXXX beer…which I have drunk haha..when we played I Never Ever at my old house, 2/162 Highland Tce last time

Shen outside Toowong Village, which is a shopping centre in the suburb of Toowong..hehe the names here oh-so-cute mia. Like for instance I’m currently staying at the suburb Indooroopilly (pronounced ‘Indropilly’) I miss the shopping centres in Malaysia lah…like Queens Bay Mall, Gurney Plaza, 1 Utama, Midvalley Megamall, Sunway Pyramid etc cos seriously, the malls here super small mia…

Ferry terminal at Regatta Toowong. Eh did I tell you my uni has a ferry terminal too? Haha I love UQ…especially St Lucia campus la. And to think I used to be upset that I was going to UQ instead of  UniMelb =D

Nah…awesome right? View from the ferry terminal. across the horizon would be the city

Queen Street Mall at the city…which is an outdoor mall. Apparently all Aussie cities have this kinda place

Hehe LV

Part of the structure at the Anzac Memorial Complex in the city

I don’t know what building this is but I just really like it because of the architecture. Another cool thing about Brisbane is how harmoniously old heritage buildings can coexist with the new, modern buildings.

Treasury Casino in the city..which I still haven’t gone in by now lol

Koorazy and the kangaroo haha

Makan pancake at Pancake Manor with the Brissy Gang ❤

Hehehe I love this picture! Notice what Gabriel is doing? He just plucked like a blade of long leaf and is tickling Haziq’s ear muahaha

View from North Quay ferry terminal at the city. Across the river is South Bank and that’s the Wheel of Brisbane

Koo’s 20th birthday at Korean restaurant Mad Tong San

Whee walking across the bridge after that to go to South Bank. Chong Hao looks so TL haha

The wheel again haha

Nah this is freaky. cos I was looking at these pictures 1 night and I was like ‘HOLY CRAP! WHO THE HELL IS THAT???????’ check out the random girl in the background who joined us in the picture lol

South Bank’s probably my favourite place in Brisbane…just adore the atmosphere there. Haha and they have a very awesome cinema too. The cheapest we can get as students is $5.50…much more expensive if compared to Malaysia’s RM6 but oh-so-cheap compared to Melbourne’s $15. And that’s why I have watched A LOT of movies since I came here. And now that I’ve found my Movie Gang in my Vet batch I’ve been going there like 2 weeks in a row…movie plus Cold Rock’s like our routine already lol

Hahaha Haziq poyo XP

South Bank has a pool and a man-made beach too =D

Yup, we went up the Wheel of Brisbane! I reckon it was $15 well spent hehe

Hello Kitty given to Koo by Haziq and I haha

Makan yummy and affordable Chinese food at West End. And drinking Cascade Light after that haha.

Cheers~

Oh I feel so happy that I can finally post a proper post haha

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