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
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
Dinner was satisfying! And then, Chee Xun drove us to Kings Park to have a night view of Perth City!
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...
Then around 12pm I got ready to head out cause I was meeting up with Teck Wei for lunch.
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!
After lunch, me and the boyfriend went our separate ways. He went back for his conference and I went exploring around.
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.
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!
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.
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!
After that, I went on my own little touristy adventure since the boyfriend had already left back to the convention centre.
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.
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.
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
Then I hopped on a bus and went over to Kings Park!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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,