Wednesday, April 25, 2007

arggh.. research proposal presentation..

next friday i'll be given 15 mins for it.. and now i'm still readin the articles to form my literature review.. or the gist of it. need to provide development of topic and cover all key authors in my topic has been researched.. stressed... =( dunch worry i'm working on it.. i always pull through.. i'm a survivor!!! =/

ps: love the belly dancing moves in beautiful liar vid.. i missss dance....

Friday, April 20, 2007


i went fishing for the very first time yesterday!! kenneth brought jessie and me to freo's south mole to fish... i was the onli newbie.. i liked it.. even though, 3 of us in a neat row hardly caught anything, and tat's already an overstatement, we caught nothing! there was this guy whom reeled in a fish everytime he threw the line in... like wat the hell.. hahaa..

i was jealous, but u noe.. being older, u learn propriety and know to keep ur mouth shut. but don't u love the innocence of kids? haha.. they have absolute liberty! there was this little girl, called taylor who was there with her grandpa, she made frenz with jessie and while the 4 of us sat down in utter fishlessness.. she had the audacity or shall we say, childlike exuberance, yelled at the guy to stop catching fish and letting us have some!! i quote "stop taking all the fish! i want to catch fish too!!"

and i was thinking in my mind, aye aye sister! go for it! ahhaa.. anyways.. the guy very nicely helped rig jessie's rod to suit the school of fish he was looting from.. and jessie decided to take mine instead cos the one she was using was the biggest.. (all rods sponsored by kenneth's private collection.. haha) with the "new" rod, voila i was catching fish!! not big.. just small ones, handsized.. boy was it fun!!

sure waitin for fish is boring but when u reel one in, the satisfaction far outweighs the wait.. we've decided to get our own rods and go again!! hehee... fresh fish is absolutely lovely.. take home, scale and gut it, immediately steam. sweet succulent flesh. =)

Thursday, April 19, 2007

fremantle street art festival..

ok this is a belated post.. it happened before the rotto trip.. haha.. it's basically 3 days where street performers from all over the world come to freo and sell their art. not artwork like drawings per se, but street acts.. let the pictures explain..

our foray into the world of streetart..

a statue that moves!! damn funny watchin him disturb passerbys and kids etc..

the english gents.. 2 blokes (whom I believe to be gay since they did not respond to my friend's charms!! and she's like an angmoh magnet!!!!) but one of them is quite cute with rippling muscles to boot..

check this out! no hands juz necks..

naughty naughty!!!

monkeying around..

check out the pose.. he says it's called a pancake.. and guess wat he said while in that position "HELLO BOYS"

ooh he actualli lifted the the guy on top from a lying position on the ground all the way up into a standing position, one hand only! damn! check those muscles out..

lunch time! marinara & 4 cheeses calzone pizza and chilli prawns!! yummmzzz

lorraine my darling with her octopus salad.. she's supposed to be on some diet.. lol

wat other way to complete a meal other than ice cream and the (almost) fat free type.. italian gelato!!

witness the world's strongest woman, mama lou! she can bend nails with fingers and behold! tear a blardy phone book in half!!

australia's own super hero, the super hooper.. that's about 20 hoops on her.. i think she can definitely score a job at hooters..

final show we caught that day was the firenix straight from UK..

something random.. check the dog out.. way too cool..

and the perfect ending.. a rainbow!! =)

Monday, April 16, 2007

rotto! full coverage for the uninitiated...

during the easter break, we hit rottnest island for a 3D2N stint.. it was a fab.. the isle is abt 30 mins away by ferry and all transportation on the isle is either by foot or bicycle.. only the eastern part of the island had streetlamps and 'civilisation' like the holiday cottages, accommodations, stores etc.. from about 1/3 onwards to the western point of the island it's just rugged terrain, beautiful bays, sea views, dried out swamps and land..the isle is a class a reserve!

the first thing we checked out at the island when we arrived was snorkeling equipment! with such gorgeous waters, we had to do it!

when we were booking the accommodation, we were late (easter break is realli peak units were open for balloting last nov!! =( ) so we could only get the dorm style rooms in the old barracks on the island.. we were walkin to the barracks when we overshot and walked.. walked.. walked.. before realizing our mistake and u-turning but of course we had to take pictures..

the long and winding road..

random bus hut.. but no luck.. carry on walking..

"wtf??" who's the tree kow-towing to??

nope, nary a single train did we spy on our 3 days there.. just signs n tracks.. lol

shipwreck spotted! there are about 20 shipwrecks around the island due to the reefs..

it's a bird! it's a plane! it's... a pelican... very big pelican..

as big as the boy!!

group picture!! that's me, les, darren and jessie.

ahhyaaahh!! swwooossh! the wushu master!

finally we arrived at the kingstown barracks..

to find our bags sitting outside unattended!!! incredible! they were still there.. anywhere else and it would have been stolen or rummaged through already.. *impressed*

we stayed in the sergeants' room, thankfully, we had our own ensuite toilet so we didn't have to use the shared facilities.. at least for me and jessie.. haha.. the guys chivalrously showered outside..

first quokka spotted! quokkas belong to the marsupial family, look like a mini wallabies or huge rats... haha..

got our bikes and it's time to tour the island!!

first stop.. but there were no tombstones.. those were the aboriginals sent to the prison there..
let's go to... bathurst lighthouse.. it's not the main lighthouse, just a small one..

the feet that traveth the island..

let us in!!!

c'mon everybody.. on the beat now.. it's the Y-M-C-A!!

end of day 1.. darren cannot live without his porn.. *rolls eyes*

Day 2... we went on a expedition to cover the entire island! the island's about 24 km in circumference, at least the measure of the distance we rode.. i was proud of myself! haha.. haven't gotten on a bicycle for abt 3 yrs for a proper ride, and it seems i was really working the distance.. hahhaa... first stop snorkeling! it was a first for me, shiiok!!

check out our catch! haha..

gorgeous bays!!

for fun times and good friends.. =)

love the sea breeze and gorgeous blue waters.. ahhh..

errr.. okay maybe too much salt in the air!!! makes strange things happen.. hmmmm

finally we reached the western point! worth every effort.. and i may not show u the pictures of the roads we had to travel, but it was not a smooth straight path.. it was rolling hills!!!!! my legs and butt were screaming for mercy when we were climbing the up-slopes.. *fainted*

we did it!

crashing waves and blue blue seas..

that night we went to their island cinema to watch ghostrider.. check out the 'outdated' cinema! lol..

day 3.. before checking out of the barracks, of course had to take pictures with the cannon!!!


last ride to the tallest point of the island.. their main lighthouse, the wadjemup lighthouse.

crawling up the steep steeeep slope...

view from the top.. we stay at the end of what you can see...yes the furthest point.. the lighthouse is in the middle of the island.. yes we cycled.. hahha..

my favourite quokkas caught in the act.. haha.. damn cute..

one last look at my favourite bay..

so that concludes our 3 day stay there.. cheers! =)