Biennale of Sydney at Cockatoo Island

Once very two years, Biennale of Sydney. Since I might be busy with a new project next week, I decided to head off to Cockatoo Island on Friday. A weekday, a fine day. Shouldn’t be packed! :D

The most interesting thing was probably the little train right in front. And I managed to get tickets for the 1.30pm train. Yay! The ride itself was alright. Just sound based stuff when the train goes into the tunnel and fog everywhere. I think I like the ‘Village’ piece most. That’s the one with the mini-houses (middle photo below). cute.

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Blue Mountains 2014

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And so, another trip to the blue mountains.
Will take the normal route and go to Flat Rock. Actually, the sign was Lincoln’s rock. Anyways, it’s a rock at the end of a cliff that overlooks some blue mountains. Today, it wasn’t that windy, and was relatively safe to go closer to the edge. Makes some nice photos

The plan was to do the Sculptures at the Scenic world. To me, the sculptures were kinda a disappointment. I found it more interesting to just look at the plants, and the trees.

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Pen art

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Drawing using pens only at Pitt St mall. Interesting but time consuming

Bundanoon Camping

Thanks for inviting me to camping. I haven’t tried it before and it is quite fun.

The plan was to go to Gambells Campsite at Bundanoon, have steamboat at night, go see glow worms, and on Sunday, just do whatever. Sight-seeing, or hiking, or see red leaves.

On Saturday morning, the three of us met at Michael’s place, and then headed off to flemington to buy some breakfast (harm shui kok, char siu bao, siu mai). Then off to Bowral for lunch!.

Cafe ParisienneLookoutCamp

After 1.5hrs drive, we arrived at Bowral, and ended up trying Cafe Parisienne. I had the salmon, with spinach and sweet potato fries. At $15, they look quite nice; and tasted nice to me, although I would’ve liked a bigger dish. Next up, Fitzroy falls and a walk around that area.
At close to 4, we headed towards Gambells Rest Campsite, and it also started drizzling. We had to set up our tents while it was drizzling. The inside of the tent got a bit wet and the setup wasn’t exactly too fun. But overall, it was fun getting everything up and ready.

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Steamboat for dinner. Was yummy but abit rushed since we had to go to the Glow Worm track. Haven’t seen glow worms before. Should be fun. The walk was about 20min, not too far, but dark. I would’ve liked to stay longer, but the others were leaving, so, might as well head back. The weather wasn’t as cold as expected, and during the night, when others were sleeping, a few of us did some light painting.

The next day was going to differnet lookouts, taking more photos, and then heading back to Sydney. Good trip, guys! (pics here)

NRL – Fiji vs Samoa

At ony $10 per ticket (03-May-2014), I decided to join others and watch the Fiji vs Samoa game in Penrith.

Penrith sure is far, and I didn’t really expect it to be that far away. Having said that, the stadium and atmosphere during the game is so much better than watching a game at ANZ stadium in the Sydney Olympic Park.

Fiji lost the game, sadly. They were winning in the first half, but just lost it in the 2nd.

Had thought that it would be super cold, but there weren’t much wind at all, so the temperature was alright.

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Tallman 2014 Sydney Trip

Tallman (a.k.a law) called ahead and said he’s coming to sydney for a holiday. a visit with his wife.

It has been a while since i’ve last seen him. about 6-7yrs. And come to think of it, i’ve known him for a long time now. since form 3, when I temporarily sat next to him.

He hasn’t changed much. still look the same and probably act the same. BUT he eats much less now compared to uni days.

Law and Amanda Law and Amanda in this pic. He has a child also! Damn, time sure flies. So, Amanda is “biu mui’s” sister.

 

Group Dinner On the first night they were here, we has a little get together from some yat sen & uni class mates. It was fun catching up and seeing each other for so long. AND it would be nice to have this once in a while.

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Cheap skate coke

Bought one large pizza at Costco. Hmk repeatedly asked if I wanted to get a drink. I repeatedly said no. He got one. The drinks can be refilled. Andy joined us.

We ended up drinking off one cup with many refills. Best $1.29 spent

Meeting new Friends on Chat messengers

I was in this chat group with some people that I knew. And then someone decided to invite more people into the chat group.
That is OK.
But, be careful on what you’ve been chatting about because it can be weird.

C: can I add my friends to this group?
V: sure
..blah blah blah..
.. 2 new members joined group
C: Hi guys, let me introduce 2 pretty girls. Ms X and Ms Y
T: Hello everyone, I’m Tim
V: Hello, I’m V.
      I like sheep ar.
      Like cow & horse

..
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What would you do if you’re a new member to the group?