My R&R 14-21 December
Saturday 14th December
Got up and had breakfast. Saw Jacu there with his moustache.
Melvin came over and we played DOTA, then I ran to the bus which was departing at 9:15am.
Stopped at the halfway point for some nems
Got to the airport, and went into the lounge with Flore and Cyril.
Goodbye New Caledonia (for one week).
Ate on the plane.
I watched a few documentaries on the plane.
“20 feet from stardom”, “Red Obsession”, and some other one I forgot the title.
Then approached Brisbane.
Got through immigration and customs quickly, then saw Flore and Cyril again before I transferred to the domestic terminal.
When it was time to leave, the announcement was made which went something like “This is the boarding call for all passengers departing for Perth, as this is the final flight tonight, the lounge is now closed, please make your way to the exit”. So I walked to the exit. As I walked towards the exit, all the staff lined up in 2 lines, and applauded as I walked between the two lines. It was funny, but a bit awkward.
Sunday 15th December
Went to church in the morning. Was very glad to be back at church.
After church, went to Cambridge forum for some Malaysian food. Ticked a few foods off my eating-list! Curry laksa, asam laksa, fried kuay teow.
Then I went to Galleria to pick up my new glasses, then had an early Christmas dinner party at home.
Monday 16th December
Went to the Galleria in the morning. Had lunch at Golden King BBQ.
Looked for Christmas presents. Saw these, but didn’t buy!
We went to Mcdonalds for icecream, then to the city.
There were ladies singing Christmas carols.
and a big Christmas tree.
The decorations were out.
Then we went to Grill’d.
We were there to meet up with Steve and Wendi.
Steve came, and we ordered our burgers. Steve’s burger came, but ours didn’t, so we waited (and ate Steve’s chips!)
Then Wendi came, and ordered, I also went inside and told them “It’s been 25 minutes now, where’s my burger?” and the counter-man said “We had a big order come through just before”. When Wendi received her burger, I told the man “it’s been 40 minutes now, where’s my burger?”. Then he realised and apologised. He refunded me and then later our burgers came out! Another food ticked off my eating-list!
Wendi went back to work, then Steve, Julie and I, walked back to the car. On the way back, we saw the Christmas practice.
Tuesday 17th December
On Tuesday, we got up and went to Atrium for breakfast. However, it was busy and was told to wait 30 mins. So we went to Gorgon Street Garage instead.
I had a barbequed salmon and a green coloured smoothie.
Then we went to Harbour town, and then to King’s Park.
After Kings Park, we had lunch at Cori anna. 물냉면 하고 비빔냉면. Nice and cold!
Then waffles at Gelare.
We walked around the city, then went back to Northbridge, and sat at Russell Square.
Then we went to aichun. I bought a pizza (tick!) for dinner
Wednesday 18th December
We had breakfast a Tuck Shop, I had another green smoothie.
Julie had chilli con carne, I had pork belly.
It was a heavy breakfast. I had something to sort out, then we went to South Perth.
We had some nice cakes and drinks at Atomic cafe.
We went to Claremont Quarters, and had a look around. Julie bought a nice dress, and we bought some food.
We went to Broadway Fair to pick up some more food. Everything else was closed, so we bought some noodles from a super rude lady.
Then we went to Somerville theatre at UWA, to watch a movie. My first movie at the theatre since Armageddon.
We had a picnic, with our noodles and snacks before the movie started.
It was a beautiful outdoor area.
We watched a movie called “Mood Indigo” (L’écume des jours), it was a bit strange but a bit funny.
Thursday 19th December
We had lunch with mum at Kungfu Kitchen.
I went to move the car, and needed to go to the toilet. So dropped by Hatch toilets, and saw ex-Koniamboites Liam and Ray. Liam looked whiter than ever.
After, went home, and my sister, nephew and niece came over.
And we had durian!
I wanted to have icecream with the durian, so got into the car, drove to the nearest Coles and bought vanilla icecream. I think it was less than 10 minutes.
Friday 20th December
Went for a haircut in the morning, it was very busy at the haircut place!
It was a good catch-up. Then I stopped by the Perth office, and saw Ray The office man now!
Walked past the Coles and saw that it had become a SUPA IGA.
As it was my birthday, mum bought me a facial at a shop in Northbridge. It was really good. On the way home, saw a funny carplate. It means, FAT KID.
Then went out for dinner, my birthday dinner!
Then we went home and gave Christmas presents to Joshua and Sofia. It was good watching them open the presents with excitement!
Saturday 21st DEcember
Went to the Galleria Shopping Centre on Saturday. It was super busy. Had some food at Dome, bought a couple of things, looked at brown shoes, got my new international driving permit.
Packed my things, then at night went to the airport. Slept well on the flight to Sydney. Lined up the long slow TRS line at Sydney airport, then went to the lounge to have a shower and breakfast.
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