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  1. Hellooooo!

    Why don't Australia have as much public holidays as Malaysia ah? :( 

    I miss being back home for holidays lorrrrrr!! Everyday can just go do whatever I want and go wherever I want... And now, I know for a fact that holidays like that will be harder to come by already.. :'(

    Anyways, this is a super throwback post :D Happened almost five months ago? But anyways the idea of it is what I am missing right now so a post on it shall do the job of reminiscing :)

    One night when me and the boyfriend was in Malaysia for our year end summer holidays, we went out randomly with JW and headed to The Roof. Not sure what triggered it or if we actually planned it because I can't remember the details already hahaha! But in short, we ended up there for drinks. Just the three of us.


    Ordered their famous Watermelon Slushie cocktail to share with the boyfriend <3

    This was JW's which I can't remember what it was called :D But it was nicer than our Watermelon Slushie lor... Maybe because I love that it was sourish :)))

    Also ordered a large plate of quite yummy nachos!

    And also a bucket of buffalo wings :)

    The food and drinks was pretty good! As far as I remembered, the food wasn't that expensive. But maybe the cocktails were around the RM30-45 mark? If my memory didn't fail me, I think all of that was about RM110 in total plus tax?

    The ambience at the bar was pretty nice also. There was a live band but it was still comfortable enough to have conversations with one and another.

    We also happened to witness a marriage proposal that night but IMHO, I thought that it was a rather fail proposal. Who the hell proposes at a considerably noisy bar????? All we saw was the guy whispered something in the girl's ears whilst holding a bouquet of flowers and the next thing was the girl just gave him a nod and they did the mandatory kiss in front of their friends. It was generally quite a weird scene to witness. Nothing romantic about it at all.... -.-

    After that we decided to head up to the rooftop because I was mentioning to the boys that there is an outdoor drinking lounge pad area called Stratosphere. And so, we went up to check it out and had another round of alcohol. The boys ordered beer and I think I ordered a glass of mojito?

    Stratosphere. Basically as mentioned, its an open air lounge pad on literally the roof of 1 First Avenue.

    We were then joined by a couple more of the boyfriend's friends towards the end. Because the three of us was prolly there for about two hours already before the rest came and joined?

    The last leg of angled bridge that leads up to Stratosphere. Took it on my way back from the toilet which was downstairs haha :)

    Lights always look prettier and brighter in bokehs :DDD

    The view on one side of the building. I was too lazy to go around the whole area just to snap different angles. At where we were, which was Bandar Utama, I think every angle of the building would have looked the same at night? Maybe except the side that faces the KL city view. Which I totally forgot to snap a picture of HEHE :P

    Overall, I must say, it was quite an awesome night :) It's quite fun hanging out with the boyfriend and JW. I may not have known JW that long, but I find that he is such a nice person to hang with and to talk to :)

    That pretty much concluded the night that happened five months ago!

    I know, this was such a "random and short and out of the blue" post. I still can't commit myself into jumping back to long posts....

    I'll be back whenever I can and it would prolly be as random as it'll get!

    Ciaoz!

    Love,
    sher xoxo.

  2. Life in books.

    Friday, April 03, 2015

    Recently I have picked up reading again.

    Mainly because I am nearing my data cap limit of 1GB on my phone. So instead of surfing through Instagram and Facebook during my free time out of WiFi coverage ie. on the train journey to work or uni, I am now hooked to books because it occupies my time and my mind floats into this world where everything has a happy ending. Well at least the books I have been reading has happy endings.

    I only read romance books. Yes, I am still a sucker for it.

    It still melts my heart and make me go all googly eyes whenever I read them :)

    Why does relationship of couples in books seem so perfect? The guys are always described to be the perfectest in every possible way. Don't get me wrong, I have no issues with my relationship at all. In fact it's still as great <3 But I just can't help to envy relationship in books. I guess, romance in books are fiction after all and authors tend to swerve into penning out their ideal and perfect relationship in their minds.

    But seriously tho, can't blame a girl like me for fantasizing and dreaming about these perfect relationship and perfect people. I am already turning 24 this year and I still sound like a teenager when it comes to this :P

    One thing that has hit me recently with all the reading is how much I want an adventure out in the world. I want to go and see the world. Experience the different people and culture.

    Other people may experience this when they are in uni and eventho I am in a foreign land these past few years, I feel like I haven't got the adventure and the experience that I should. Don't get me wrong, I am totally and VERY grateful to be under aunty D's roof and have her take me in without any repayment and just out of kindness and love.

    But at the back of my mind, I can't help but to think, I didn't really get to experience the life of a proper international student. I didn't go through the process of finding a place on my own or even have a roommate or housemate. I don't mix with anyone from uni because I don't live nearby and I don't stick around long enough for events.

    Yes, I know I should have make more initiatives but at the start I felt as tho I didn't need to mix around with people in uni because outside of uni I have these amazing friends that came with me from home. And so I took it for granted and grew lazy to socialize with people outside of my little bubble of friendship that I have already had. Now, everyone has pretty much left Melbourne which means, my friends are gone within reach. Then at times like this, I ask myself, why didn't I mix around more at the start? It's too late to regret it. Altho, now, I still feel like I don't need to venture out there yet because I have the boyfriend. And for most times, I feel like he is enough. But sometimes......., I feel like I need more.

    Such complicated thoughts..., I know. A girl's mind as people say, is complicated.

    At this stage of my life, I regret not going to an even more foreign land that I barely know anyone so then it pushes me to put myself out there and maybe then my experience and adventure would have been different. I didn't jump to that option at all when I was younger because it was scary and alone. But now that I am experiencing this, I think going somewhere on my own might have been scary but it might not be alone. At least the chances of it ending up as lonely as it is now may be avoidable.

    I can't help but to think, why do I carry more than a couple of regrets in my life? =/

    I guess, life is all about the commitments and decisions based on current situations and capabilities and not just based on what you want. As much as I wanted it to pan out another way, at that point in time, this was the best decision I could have made for myself. And the best thing I was provided with.

    And so, I vow this to myself, when I have the chance to have an adventure and to fulfil my dreams and wishes, I WILL take it.

    I want to do it for myself before I get too old for it and before commitments of my own come rolling in and overwhelm me until I can never selfishly just only think for myself. Because then, I will have to factor everyone else in the decision making processes.

    I will definitely see the world one day just as I have imagined it to be. One way or another. I won't let myself have it any other way. This, I promise. To me.

    Love,
    shereena.

  3. Hey,

    So, I haven't took any time in the past six months(?) to sit down and properly write about life.

    And after indulging myself into four books in the past four days, I really felt the pang of how much I really do miss having current events documented and so, one day I could relive them like how I relive stories in books...

    Ever since I felt out of this blogging thing, I feel like my life doesn't have as much colours as it used to be. Figuratively not literally. I mean times in Malaysia were as colourful as it gets and some of my day to day life is still very much as amazing and wonderful as it is but because I never document them enough, I feel like there isn't enough evidence of how colourful it is or was.

    I used to be able to remember details of a day so vividly but now it is starting to slip through my fingers. I barely take much time to remember things to the detail because I don't have that thought of blogging about every littlest detail in the back of my mind anymore. So, evidently, I don't need to remember these little details.

    I know how much I have sunk into the world of moving pictures and videos and movies and series. I should start calling it as in addiction. I have literally SUNK in and it's hard for me to even get out of it because to be really honest, I haven't got the need and pull to get out of it just yet.

    And because I have been occupying my time more on those things, I don't blog anymore. I literally don't have the push or spare time to document my life anymore. And I truly am sad about that.

    Because I know if I would have done it consistently and not push it away and procrastinate it, I would have enjoyed and not dread it the way I do now.

    If you guys do get what I mean...

    Anyhoos, nowadays my life has pretty much been monotonous.

    Doing my last unit in university. My close friend count in uni is still zero. Life in Melbourne still alternates between aunty D's place and Clayton. The boyfriend is pretty much the only constant person I see ever so often apart from aunty D. I still go on my shopping days and shopping clicks as I have always had. Am never letting that go. Not yet. I don't go out for brunches anymore and the last one would probably be last year before I went back to Malaysia for holidays. Started a casual waitress/cashier job about a month ago. And lastly, am feeling a little grateful that I have my close friend back, not that I've lost him but we just were in different places and catching up often just didn't happen. And not naming, I shall not make him gloat further.

    The ONLY thing that is super exciting and something that I just seriously can't wait for is, Japan in August with some high school buddies. It's concrete and official because tickets are already a done deal :D UGH I SERIOUSLY CANNOT WAIT!!!!

    That's pretty much life for me right now. Same old same old but still a little different.

    Sometimes I really do think, although I am more or less seeing the light at the end of my tunnel, I still feel like I am still stagnant over the years. Everyone is moving so far ahead and it feels like I've just been left behind.

    OMG I am really not sure where this post is heading at all. I just typed what I felt with literally no order of any kind. Not sure what of a moment is this that I have having or feeling. But typing about it sure makes me feel a little better..

    Probably should be signing off now. Reflection on life sure hits at the oddest time.

    Love,
    Shereena.

  4. HELLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

    I have gone totally MIA for the past 4 months and a bit..... :D Gosh, it doesn't feel that long but it HAS BEEN THAT LONG!!

    In the past 4 months, I survived my second last semester of uni, went back to Malaysia for two months for holidays and have since been back to Melbourne for a month already now.

    Nowadays I am just feeling too lazy to blog... It's not that I didn't have time for the past month since being back in Melbourne because uni only started last week, I just...., kinda lost my touch towards blogging?

    When I do bum around and just do nothing significant, I spend most of my time either on YouTube catching up on my list of YouTubers OR watching series or movies constantly. And blogging just somehow dropped out of the picture...

    I am TRYING this thing where I'll only blog significant and worth remembering over events and food places(of course!) from now on. No promises as to how often I'll update but I would when I want to :D

    And since this is a coming back post after 4 months, it may as well be REALLY significant :P

    ♥︎ The Boyfriend's Birthday! ♥︎ (As the title has already given it away..)

    I don't normally do big things for our birthdays. Not for his nor for mine. Every year it has been pretty simple to be honest. A nice meal, pressie, hugs and kisses :P

    Since his birthday falls on a Monday this year, it'll be hard for us to head out for dinner to celebrate soooo I thought we might as well celebrate it on the Saturday before that. *A Melbournian student life crisis when you do not have a car and only with fast food joints or mediocre meals within the 20 minutes walk vicinity, it's hard to do any celebrating over meals of any kind... And on Sundays, you pretty much stay home for dinner because the Sunday public transport schedule ends early... =/ *

    Sooooo let's start with the Saturday prior to his birthday!

    It was a 36 degrees day and so, I insisted on wanting to watch a movie because I do not want to stay indoors with no air conditioning whilst withstanding the heat. And so, we bought our movie tickets online that afternoon itself and looked up on bus timings and we were off to Glen Waverley for lunch and the movie!

    Lunch timeeeee!

    I haven't had Pancake Parlour in agesssss so that's where we went to :P 

    The boyfie had their Chicken Parmigiana pancake. Guys and their meat and protein :D

    I went for the more breakfast like pancake. Cheese Kransky with fried eggs and pancake! Gotta love the sight of this man!! *slurps* :P

    As usual, our meals are on dutch and I kinda forgotten how expensive Pancake Parlour is... My pancake alone was $26.30..... :( Nice but expensive.. Not cool.

    And then we were off for our movie! I was really excited for the movie because the trailer looked good andddddd I've heard a couple of people raved about it. So yeaps!

    It was reallyyyyyyyyyy good!!

    It's been awhile since a movie gave me that awesome feeling when I walked out of the cinema. The movie was funny and comical but serious at the same time! Not spoiling it for those who haven't watch..., but the fireworks part???? At such a serious moment????!! EPIC.

    Colin Firth still has that charm after all these years man! And them british accent in the movie???!! Especially the cute lead actor's accent! HELLOOOO! SO SEXYYYY!

    I am not sure how it was screened in Malaysia because the movie has quite a fair bit of vulgarity and at the ending you kinda get to see a women's ass... So, was Malaysia screened the same? One thing awesome about Australian screened movies, you'll never need to worry much about censorship :D

    After movie, we went on for an early dinner at 6pm @ Koedo. I think it's a new Japanese restaurant in Glen? Passed by it earlier when we were on our way to the cinema and thought, we should come back for dinner cause it's Japanese food... And we LOVE Japanese food! :D

    Ordered some Takoyaki to start off! :)

    A plate of sushi and sashimi platter to share! Look at the glorious sushi and sashimi! YUM YUM! :P

    We didn't really eat much because it was still early and we had our lunch only 3 hours before. But dinner was nice! As usual, Japanese food in Melbourne when it comes to sashimi and sushi, it ain't cheap. So we pulled back a little on the ordering. IF we were in Malaysia, I think we would have eaten our hearts out because the Japanese food prices in Malaysia for the same quality of food, it would be cheaper!

    Took this picture when I was standing outside of Happy Cup :) I was grateful of how nice the day turned out to be!

    And as per my normal usual routine at Glen Waverley, I always end the day with a cup of bubble tea @ Happy Cup! 

    Mango green tea with mango pudding! My favourite! :D

    Up until that point, all I was thinking was "the boyfriend's two days early pre-birthday celebration" is a success! Little did I know, we were heading for second round. The boyfriend already had the thought of heading out after this for some arcading and pooling :P Well...., my bad for not thinking about it earlier because it is probably one of those kinda things to do that he genuinely really likes and enjoy :)

    So, we took a bus back to Clayton and then walked over to the arcade and pool place which is about 10-15 minutes walk from his place.

    Dear and me, both, relived our high school self and played rounds of Daytona! But obviously, we are on different levels because I only enjoy the Beginner level and he enjoys the Advanced level. So yeap, we just sat side by side and played our own thing :P It was really fun tho!

    Playing arcade games together seriously brought me back to my early high school days... I haven't touched anything in an arcade in possibly 7 years? At least. And Daytona was really funnnnn!! I am just one of those people that only play beginner level and with automatic drive and still feel happy and so much fun out it? HAHAHA! :P

    Then, we went for an hour of pool together :)

    I always love the sight of him when he plays pool. It's just something about his holding that cue... Am I weird? :P

    ANDDDD guess what????? After playing 5 rounds of pool with darling, I WON ONE FREAKING ROUND! I WONNNNNN! :DDD Sorry for being overly joyed, but, I am totally no good at pool or probably below okay but still could manage some shots and the boyfriend has been playing since agesss ago and he is good. So, excuse my moment of gloatness because it was a big deal for me :P

    I need to gradually buck up on my pool skill level! Cause I foresee having to play with the boyfriend more in the future :P

    It was a really nice day out together that involved good food, a great movie and an impeccable company! 

    I guess this "two days earlier pre-birthday celebration day out" for the boyfriend was even more of a success!! He was a happy happy boy at the end of it :) Technically we did all the things he likes and love that I could possibly find in Melbourne already. And so, mission accomplished!! :) ♥︎

    Make up of the day! #selfie :P I AM LOVING MY TURQUOISE STREAK! Love the colour so much!!!!

    #OOTD
    Top: Seed
    Shorts: H&M
    Crystal Necklace & Bag: Sportsgirl

    I of course took a picture of the two of us together but decided to post it up on his actual birthday :D So that explains why there isn't any picture of us! Oh and another thing, he only takes pictures with me for that one moment of time only one..... We are not one of those couple that has a bagillion pictures taken together in that ONE outing. Nuff said.

    On Sunday,

    We went for our routine groceries shopping outing together. I needed to get food mainly to cook for him his birthday dinner :) And this time, we went to somewhere new. We went to Pinewood instead of Clayton town.

    We had lunch at this random Vietnamese place and this place is kinda awesome in a weird way! They have bottles and bottles of soft drink on all the tables and they were there for patrons FOC. How cool? Plus the food was cheap, like $10 cheap. Andddd best part, it was a really hot day as well, and they gave us free icy poles! Who gives out free drinks and icy poles when the food is only $10???! Plus, the lady at the counter saw how Teck Wei enjoyed his icy pole, she even offered him a second one. Such a nice touch and gesture! Altho the shop isn't much, a very basic standard Vietnamese place which tbh, didn't quite appeal to me at the first place but turns out, it really surprised me :)

    After lunch and the groceries shopping, we headed back. I can't remember what we did after that tho.... Not even sure if I cooked or we had takeout? Oh wells.

    On Monday, the boyfriend's actual birthday!!

    My exact birthday wishes on the day itself....., :)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY LOVE!! May you always be blessed with great things because YOU always deserve the best of everything! ☺️ I Love You! I feel so bad that what I bought for you for your birthday won't be in your hands today... It's on it's way! And I know you'll love it :P Hopefully the day will pan out in simplicity but with lots of love! ♥︎❤︎♥︎

    First, I followed him to uni and had lunch @ Saporo with Jia Shen. Considering how hot the weekend was, that Monday itself, it was cold and wet.... Such weird weather...... Melbournians and their weather talks. I know. But it's still such mood swing weather to me, you would think I have already gotten used to it but nope I still have not HAHAHA!

    Dear had their Parma Ciabatta and I had a Schnitzel Wrap :) JS's came much later sooooo I spared him from having to wait for me to snap a picture :P HEHE

    After lunch I went to Clayton to get somemore food and then headed back to his place and chilled and prepared for dinner. As it takes around 2 hours to boil :)

    I make it a point to cook this for him on his birthday because he loves it and I know how to cook it perfectly already :) And this huge pot was our dinner for two nights! It was a lot...!

    And then..... I surprised him with an unlit cake :P A mini(?) fail... YUP, I couldn't find the lighter HEHE *smacks palm on forehead* So I had to ask him where it was and light up the cake for him :D Then sang to him the birthday song ♥︎ Bought this mini hokkaido cheesecake at Clayton town earlier and hid it in the fridge which was totally out of his sight :) Oh and, the cake was really nice!!

    Gave him this card first because his present didn't arrive as planned. So.... a card would just have to do for then.. :D

    I guess the day turned out to be simple and lovely? I hope he felt some kinda love :DD HAHA!

    So....., his birthday pressie, a week after his birthday, it finally arrived!

    I guess the engraving took more time than I anticipated.. But it was worth it! Had it engraved with some lyrics that is from one of his favourite artists and also, the lyric quote was a fitting match to be a engraved on a present from me ♥︎ I love him. And I mean it exactly as the engraving says :)

    I guess that concludes the Birthday Post! :DDDD

    But...., I wanna post about this too! Since I didn't blog about Valentines, I thought maybe I'll just insert the gifts exchange we had :) 

    The gifts I bought for him :) A pair of skull cufflinks that comes with a tie pin as well. I just thought it looks so cool! And if I must say so myself, the boyfriend's style is kinda on the edgier side and this pair of cufflinks would seriously suit him so well! I kinda want to get a pair of silver ones for him as well if I ever come across one! ANDDDD I bought for him some whisky stones. Basically they substitute ice when you have whisky on the rocks. Supposedly, whisky lovers would appreciate it? Well, the boyfriend loves his whisky and cognacs soooo I figured I might as well just get it too? HAHA! ♥︎♥︎

    And my gift! I did the choosing of gift myself but I am rather pleased by it! A dainty infinity bracelet from Pandora! Always wanted a nice infinity bracelet and I finally have it! I LOVE IT!!!! A lot. Thank you so much darlinggggg!! ♥︎

    That's all for now!

    Lots of love,
    shereena.

  5. Perth!

    Thursday, November 06, 2014

    Wassup!

    Am back to blog about my Perth trip! :)

    Caution: a lot of pictures coming your way! Simply cause I am horrible at filtering what's more important because to me everything is :D HEHE

    It was a 4 days 3 nights trip. From the 28th of September until the 1st of October 2014.

    Our first time ever to Perth and I was excited! VERY! Seeing new places and experiencing new things are always always exciting! :)

    Day 1

    Our flight was at 820am so I managed to catch the sunrise at the airport!

    Touched down in Perth 5 hours after that but the local time was just the same as Malaysia's time. Two hours behind from Melbourne.

    And once we arrived, Kar Kiat came to pick us up from the airport and took us to Fremantle for food! So nice and kind of him to come and pick us up! Totally appreciated it!

    He took us to this place called Bread in Common and this place is famous for their bread! Of course right... it's called "Bread" in Common :D

    White bread with olive oil. And OMG the bread was seriously so good! It's wood fired and totally yummy!




    Lunch was reallyyyyyy good! Such a good start in Perth! :)

    Then we went on for Fish and Chips! The famous thing to do in Fremantle is to having fish and chips! :D Despite that we have just eaten, nothing is going to stop us! :)

    View from where we were seating :)

    The famous Fish and Chips! There were so many different restaurants that sells these on the docks and apparently they all taste about the same. And this was pretty good :)

    Selfied while the boys went to get our food order earlier :P

    Kar Kiat! A friend since we were in Form 3 because of tuition. And a really great friend! Tho I don't see him very often but we somehow manage to keep in touch here and there. I have been empty promising him all these years telling him that I'll come and visit him Perth and now, I finally did! WHEE :D

    And of course a picture with the boyfriend ♥︎ Whom I love very much :)

    After that, Kar Kiat dropped us to our hotel and he was off to do his own stuff. And we did our settling in.

    *Our Room!*
    I LOVED IT! It was such a nice and clean and comfy room! We both loved it a lot! :)

    After fully exploring every nook and cranny of the room, we just chilled the whole time. The boyfriend had to go out around 6pm for his conference registration so I was hiding in the room doing up my assignment. Technically it wasn't a holiday for me because uni was still going on as per normal just that I didn't have classes on the days I was in Perth.

    Then I got ready to go out for dinner because we were meeting up with Chee Xun. Our SAM classmate from back in 2007. S9 FTW! :D

    #OOTN :)

    Chee Xun came to pick us up from the hotel and we went to Little Caesars Pizzeria. I specifically requested this place because I have always heard things about it :D

    It looks like an old school diner :)

    A half and half pizza. I think it was chicken curry and the other I can't remember. It was ok....

    But this was SO GOOD! I apologize for the blur picture because I was in a hurry to snap it so that everyone could start eating :D This was their Jane's Addiction pizza! Garlic prawns, mozzarella, prosciutto and cream sauce. So gooooood!

    And a dessert pizza. This place is famous for their dessert pizzas :D We ordered the Mud Cake! Basically it is chocolate everything! :P

    Dinner was satisfying! And then, Chee Xun drove us to Kings Park to have a night view of Perth City!

    The lights! The colours! I love cities at night! Everything just comes to life! :)

    I present to you, Perth City! Looks so good at night!  

    After all that beautiful night scenery, Chee Xun dropped us back to our hotel and we called it a night. Was really tired from the waking up early and all...

    Day 2

    Started my morning in bed watching YouTube videos and eating the leftover chocolate pizza for breakfast! And on a comfy bed. So awesome! :D The boyfriend had already left for his conference early in the morning so it was just me alone for all of the mornings.

    Then around 12pm I got ready to head out cause I was meeting up with Teck Wei for lunch.

    #OOTD! Love my floral maxi skirt! :D

    It was a Monday but it was public holiday. And I didn't know that public holidays in Perth means that everything or almost every single good food places are closed! Please don't come to to Perth on public holidays! It is literally a dead town....... only shopping places are open. It is my first day out in Perth ok... So I was a little shocked!

    The only thing we had nearby from where we were that was open was Dome. And did you know Dome started in Western Australia? I didn't too.. haha!

    The boyfriend had their big breakfast and I had their beef pot pie. They were not good.... Not good at all.... I think Malaysia's Dome might be better. Expensive and not good... 

    After lunch, me and the boyfriend went our separate ways. He went back for his conference and I went exploring around.

    I like the old buildings in the city. So nice to take pictures of! :D This is the His Majesty's Theatre. 

    And this is Hay Street Mall. Basically like our Bourke street here in Melbourne but this is like the only two shopping street in the city. Like literally the only two.

    And then I stumbled upon London Court! Which was one of my must see places in Perth. Had no intention of visiting that day because I still had no idea where is was but then I just so happened to have found it! Looks so quaint amongst the modern architecture. It totally stood out!

    The inside. Looks a little like Liberty's in London eh? Felt like I wasn't in Australia for a moment.

    Selfie in London Court :)

    The Perth Town Hall.

    Then I decided to go over to Harbourtown to look see and do some window shopping plus Harbourtown is near our hotel. Which my next plan was to head back to the hotel. Cause I still had finish up my assignment.

    Hope on this CAT bus to harbourtown. The CAT buses are totally free! I love this about Perth! These buses literally take you to anywhere and so many stops and 4 different lines. Basically you can get to wherever you want in Perth with these buses for FREE! :D

    Randomly snapped this on the bus stop sign :D

    Walked around the entire harbourtown and I bought NOTHING ok....... That's a very very big accomplishment for me ok... Not even something small and cheap. Basically whatever they had there we also have it in Melbourne and I seriously didn't need anything at all already. So yeaps.

    Done in slightly under an hour and headed back to the hotel. Worked on my assignment and finished it up because it was due the next morning. And the boyfriend was still at his convention plus he wasn't gonna be back for dinner. Sooooooo......, what I did was, ordered Room Service!!

    My first time EVER ordering Room Service okayyyyyy!

    And I had a crab and prawns angel hair pasta in cream sauce! :) YUMS! But of course it was expensive and I didn't know where to go for dinner. Cause of it being public holiday and all, I don't know where can I get food nearby on my own. So yeaps!

    Then the boyfriend came back around 845pm and we decided to go out and have drinks with Chee Xun. Which he again very kindly came to pick us up and took us over to Northbridge. Because it is the more happening place in Perth in terms of food and pubs.

    We settled down at the Northbridge Brewing Co. And by the time we sat down it was around 930pm. The bar closes at 10pm..... -.- WHERE GOT BAR CLOSE SO EARLY ONEEEEE ON A SUNDAY!! I wanted to order some food also cannot cause kitchen closes at 930pm.... :(

    I had a bottle of pale ale. And we sat down to chit chat a little while only lor...

    A picture with Chee Xun! Because we forgot the night before :D

    Then he brought us to the casino to have a look. Not that we played or anything. It was literally to just have a look at the place. 

    And then before we left, me and the boyfriend tapaoed Maccas for supper :D Thank you so much to Chee Xun for bringing us everywhere and spending time with us and treating us! Teck Wei hasn't seen him in at least 4 years so it was a good catch up for them. Thanks Chee xun!

    These sweet potato wedges is a limited time only thing at Maccas right now. And it yummy!! Ate this in bed while we watch Runningman together :DDD And then fell asleep... HAHA!

    Day 3

    Got ready and headed out to catch the boyfriend for lunch and also Day 3 is my exploring Perth day! To do all the touristy things!

    Went to this ramen place which we wanted to the day before but it was close. It was recommended by both Kar Kiat and Chee Xun because this place has a franchise in Fremantle and that was the first outlet. And apparently it is really good and popular in Freo at like a 40 minutes wait kind of good. So..., of course we have to try also lah right!!! Thanks to Chee Xun who told us they have an outlet in the CBD :DD

    Such a cute little place! Look at all the manga all over! You can pick it up and read it one ok! So cool!

    The shop is literally like a little manga heaven... The boyfriend found a few of the ones he used to read when he was younger. Hahaha! I have no idea cause I have never even read one :P

    Teck Wei ordered their Fried Chicken Ramen.

    And I ordered the normal and typical Tonkotsu Ramen. And OMG THE NOODLES IS SO GOOD!!!!!! The broth can be little thicker and more flavourful in my opinion lah. But the noodles were good! The meat was alright too. Pretty standard. But I am sure that this is the best bowl of ramen I've had in Australia so far leh!!

    And ordered some fried chicken and takoyaki as sides! I tell you, when it comes to the two of us eating, we never eat little, in fact we always over order and stuff ourselves to the brim :P HEHE

    A nice little lunch together! Feels like I on a lunch break with the boyfriend during his working hours. Because he was in a suit. HEHEHE

    AND OMGGGGGGGG!!! THIS FRIED CHICKEN IS SO SO SO GOOD!!! YOU HAVE TO ORDER IT!!! Prolly the best bite sized fried chicken I have ever had! So well marinated and it was crispy and totally cooked perfectly! It wasn't dry nor uncooked. Just nice! SO YUMYYYYYYY!!

    Lunch was totally awesome! 

    After lunch I went to hunt down the angel wings in Brookfield Place with the bf. I knew they had four wings but I only managed to find two. And the bf had to leave already for his conference. So I decided to just give up on it first...

    The two I managed to take picture of. It is by an artist called Colette Miller :) It was so cool and colourful!

    After that, I went on my own little touristy adventure since the boyfriend had already left back to the convention centre.


    The streets of Perth CBD.

    Thats the Bell Tower in the distance! It pretty much looks like a shard.

    Then I stepped foot into the Supreme Court Gardens.

    The Supreme Court.

    And a selfie with it :P

    To aussies it may look like a very lovely and beautiful day. But to me, it was too damn hot!! I think it was like 31-32 degrees. HOTTT! But on a brighter note, the garden is really quite pretty!

    The flowers were so pretty! This is spring time ladies and gentlemen.... Pretty flowers everywhere! 

    Whilst walking around the garden, I even had a conversation with one of the Perth City's security guard which happens to be asian and I am fairly certain he sounds like a Malaysian. Friendly and helpful because he saw me taking close up shots of the flowers and he was like "Have you been to Kings Park yet? There are more flowers there."

    And I was telling him I am planning to get there later in the day and he was kind enough to point me to the right bus to take to Kings Park using the free CAT bus system. Such kind and lovely people you meet around sometimes!

    Then I walked further along the gardens and towards the Bell Tower. Thought of having a look what the whole thing was.

    As I've said, a full on sunny and no clouds kind of HOT day. But these pretty palm trees reminded me of shots of LA's palm trees! For a moment I was dreaming of LA and quickly snapped out of it cause I wasn't... =/ But Perth is pretty good anyways. Main thing, I was on holiday! :)

    A selfie with the Bell Tower behind of me. As you can already tell, I was alone so I was my own photographer.... These kind of pictures will have to do.

    There was an entrance fee to get up the tower and it was totally not worth it. So I decided to just have a look at the gift shop and said to myself, "yeah I've been there and done that."

    The waterfront around the Bell Tower. And it's the waterfront to the Swan River.

    After all that walking around, I decided to just sit down in front of the river and just enjoy things around me. Anddd also it was getting a little too hot for me so I needed some shaded area to cool off.

    Selfie :D

    These short palm trees were on the whole stretch of this street. That's why this whole street on the waterfront/esplanade reminded me so much of pictures of LA because of the palm trees.

    View from where I was seating :)

    My trusty espadrilles throughout the whole trip! It was comfy and it was cute and it's polka dots!! Plus it was only $10 from Aldo! Love it so so much! :)

    Then I walked back into the city and had a look around the shopping streets. Because I had a $10 Body Shop voucher and the day before I couldn't find something that I wanted. So I went back again cause the voucher was expiring on the very same day.

    And I ended up getting their Raspberry Scrub! Been wanting to try this for ages! And yeah it practically looks like Raspberry jam :D

    I really like this shot! It was just at random. And I love old architecture. It just looks really nice and filled with history!

    Then I decided to head off to Kings Park. But before that, I was passing by Brookfield Place again so I was determined to hunt down the remaining wings and so, I asked the reception.

    Turns out one of the wings was just right behind the first one I took. But with the lighting and all, it is impossible to take pictures with it. So I took a picture of it instead.

    Andddd I found the last one! And it is my favourite one! Just cause I love the colour of it so much! :)

    The story behind getting this picture taken was funny. Because I didn't have the bf to take it for me, I had to rely on a stranger. Plus this wing is located on a super quiet alley way. When I saw this lady I asked her if she could help me to take a picture with it but she was like "No, no taking my picture." I guess she thought I wanted to take her picture instead.... FAIL...

    Then a kind soul showed up and immediately I got my shot! And that was it :D

    A little church out of no where in Brookfield Place.

    A random picture of the leave ring I was wearing. Love this! It's from Lovisa :)

    Then I hopped on a bus and went over to Kings Park!

    This is it! I love the super tall trees along the whole road entering the park! Looks so pretty!

    The view during the day.

    I was snapping away so many little wild flowers just in this short walk. Wild flowers can be really pretty!

    My favourite flower shot of the day! No edits whatsoever! Loveeeee the bokeh in the background!! :) So proud of myself that I managed to even get this shot :D

    The same wild flower but a different colour. Basically these flowers are only between variations of pink or white.

    *More of the Perth CBD Skyline view during the day*
    My one and only souvenir from Perth!(Which I think I have somehow misplaced it already.... =\) Bought this coin for $2 from the Bell Tower's gift shop and it turns out to be a good idea for a shot like this! So nice hor? City scapes are just my kind of thing. Period.

    I love taking pictures of lavenders! But this particular plant was surrounded by millions of bees. I was just praying I captured some good shots and quickly ran out of there..


    After walking around Kings Park for a bit, I spent my remaining time at their gift shop. I love the gift shop at Kings Park! Filled with everything flower related. From books to jewelries to homewares. I was literally looking at every single thing in the shop and held myself back from buying anything because things were really pricey in there. Plus I won't get much use out of them yet anyways. BUT I did purchase a book. Which I really love but I am not sure if I would be using it that much. But I really love it! So yeaps :)

    Then I hopped back on the bus and went to the Exhibition and Convention Centre to meet up with the boyfriend. Which we then headed into the city to have coffee with his lecturer. Weird and awkward much.... But it turned to be okay!

    The city when the sun is setting. Especially love this picture taken from Murray Street Mall.

    Then me and the bf headed for dinner. We went to Tony Roma's just simply cause I wanted to try their ribs and it was on our way back to the hotel.

    My drink. Everywhere I eat in Perth, I have to order a drink because I CAN'T STAND THEIR TAP WATER!!! It tastes funny! And I just couldn't stand it so I have to spend a little more on drinks where I eat unless I have my own bottle of water with me which is filled with mineral water instead. Anyways, this drink was rather tasty!

    The boyfriend's Johnnie Walker Blue Label.

    Our starter. It was really good! A spinach and artichoke dip, buffalo wings and onion loaf. They also gave us some chips thingy to dip with the artichoke dip.

    And our full rack of Baby Back Ribs to share! :)

    The food was alright. I think it is better than Tony Roma's malaysia. But the ribs were just so so.. The starter was good but the ribs....., we've had much better ones.

    After dinner, we went back to the hotel to chill and relax for a bit. Because I was going to meet up with Kar Kiat later in the night.

    The Perth Arena. Just right infront of our hotel.

    Then Kiat brought us to Andaluz Bar for some drinks. Because he has been busy with work I didn't get to catch up with him much except the day we arrived when he picked us up from the airport and brought us to Fremantle.

    And since it was gonna be our last night in Perth, I had to meet up with him one last time!

    I totally loved the ambience!! So chill and relax and private and dark and gloomy but classy! I didn't take a picture of the place we were seating tho.... This place reminds me like a classy cave. HAHA!

    Had a special made cocktail because I didn't know what I want because I normally go for mojito and the bartender ran out of one of the ingredients. So he was telling me about this drink he just created that night itself and asked me if I like strawberries. And I was like "yeah, I'll try something new!" It was nice but I can feel it being pretty strong hehe

    And had some polenta chips with blue cheese dip. As you can tell, the lighting of the place is not at all the best for pictures. But it was totally chilled out and I loved it!

    Such a nice end to our last night in Perth! Thanks for everything Kiat! For bringing us around and treating us to yummy food! :)

    Bid our goodbyes to Kar Kiat and called it a night. The bf was having a presentation at the conference the next day so he was doing some final preparation and we totally zonked out on the bed.

    Day 4

    Teck Wei left earlier in the morning for his conference. And I requested for a late checkout simply because there wasn't much to do that day and I just didn't want to wake up early.

    And so, I did all the packing for the two of us. Got ready. And did the last minute checks.

    All set to go.... :( Was kinda sad leaving this place cause the hotel was really comfy! I can't recommend this place enough! Clean and spacious and comfortable.

    Left all of our baggages downstairs with the concierge and I left to meet up with the boyfriend to ask him all about how his presentation went :D

    This was where he spent all of his days whilst we were in Perth.

    Then the two of us hopped on the Blue CAT bus and headed over to Northbridge. The bus hub in just below the Convention Centre.

    And we came to the Tuck Shop! It is the first on the best brunch in Perth according to Urbanspoon. So we have to try lah right???? Plus we were genuinely in the Northbridge area for something else so might as well dine at the best brunch place!

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    As I've mentioned. I can't drink the tap water in Perth. So I ordered for myself a glass of juice. Can't really remember exactly what was in it but it was nice! :) 

    The boyfriend's. Cheese kransky with grain mustard potatoes, spinach and a fried egg. It looked so yummy! I remember him saying it was good :)

    MINE! Smoked cod, potato and leek baked with poached egg and a cheddar toastie. SO GOOD! Totally filling and too yums!

    And we both shared a pie. The bf had more of it than me because I was totally stuffed from my own food already...

    Our brunch! It was satisfying!

    Then we walked over to Corica. The main reason why I was Northbridge. Because I wanna tapao the famous apple strudel in Perth for Aunty D.

    A family owned Italian pastry shop. And they only do takeaways. 

    People have been raving about their apple strudel since forever. Whoever that comes or goes to Perth has to buy this back to Melbourne for people. I've only tried it once and I do remember it being quite good. It was $20 for a pretty long log of apple strudel. 

    And it was seriously so good! Had this straight away after I've landed back in Melbourne and it was still so good! I can't imagine having it fresh. I didn't have time to have it fresh when I was there. So yeaps... Oh wells if one day I do crave for it, I guess I could pay $30 for it and buy it from a shop in the Melbourne CBD. This particular shop has it air flown into Melbourne every Thursday. So yeah I still do have a backup plan and don't have to fly all the way back to Perth for it :D


    And I also bought a blueberry cheesecake to have it there and then while we walked back to our hotel.

    *Our journey back to the hotel on foot*
    Spotted our hotel! It was about a 15 minutes walk from Northbridge at a slow pace. The day was super duper hot so I walked particularly slow. Eventho I wanted to reach the hotel faster but I just couldn't with the heat...

    We had a taxi booked to take us from the hotel to the airport at around 3pm. Collected our luggages and just sat and relax at the lobby for awhile first before heading off to the airport.

    At the boarding gate. First time flying with Virgin Airlines and I was excited!

    My second picture together with my love throughout the whole trip. So glad to have went to Perth with him eventho we didn't spend that much time together there but it was still nice accompanying him on trips 

    Bye Perth! :D Till we meet again next time!

    I love the Virgin flight! Everything was purplish blue and it was comfy! Wouldn't mind flying with it more IF I could get a good price for it!

    The sunset... :))))

    Our dinner on board. Beef Stroganoff. It was alright.. Decent airline food.

    Touched down in Melbourne around 1130pm and Aunty D came to pick us up. Got home, ate some apple strudel and just chilled with the boyfie in the room. I think we caught up on some runningman?

    *This is the book I bought from the gift shop @ Kings Park!*
    I love it! The designs inside are so pretty! If I ever have the time to pick up colouring again, I am sure I'll make this book prettier with colours! Saw this in one of Zoella's YouTube video and instantly I was like, "I need it!" andddd I found it!

    That's the end of our Perth trip!

    This post has been in my draft for the past 3 weeks and I never gotten around to completing it. Every couple of days I write more in it but never finished it.

    It's super long post... I know.... but I am super horrible at cutting things short and not including certain pictures because to me everything is relevant! Anyways, I hope you guys enjoyed reading it!

    Prolly won't be back until next weekend because I have exams coming up. Be back when I can!

    Till next time,

    Lots of love,
    Shereena.