Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Freezing in Sydney - Days 2 & 3

… it was a lovely morning lah… even though it was freezing even with the heater at maximum… I think it was the best sleep I had had in a long time…… Wanted to wait for Fiona to arrive at the hotel then go for breakfast with her but I was way too hungry to wait …Went down to the lobby and found out that the buffet breakfast is 17 aussie … looked at what they had and thought…nope…im venturing out…. Went into a nice cozy diner not too far from the hotel and had a lovely English Breakfast for only 10 aussie… superb breakfast with real bacon…. Luckily I didn’t wait for Fiona because the taxi she took from the airport took her to the wrong Travelodge Hotel…. what a stupid cabby…he even had a map…. Well anyway… once she got to the hotel I gave her the bad news that check-in is only 2pm. Dumped her things in my room and I waited in the lobby as she freshened up. Then I took her out for breakfast.

(the worse panorama pic ever... we'll just call it creative shall we... nyway this is the view from my room)

Fabrice picked us up around 10am. As Fiona chatted with Fabrice, I took in the scenery while we drove to the office. They don’t have as many highways as Klang Valley but their tolls are not cheap (Dollar to dollar) but then again most Malaysians have to pass a few tolls a day which I guess would come up to the same amount. Anyway the jams are just as bad over there.

(My shiny self, Fiona, Jack, Andy and Fabrice)

Lunch was nice but I cant seem to remember what I ate… oh oooh… hope I can remember the rest of my trip… We had lunch at a café at a public golf course not too far from the office. After lunch we had a few more sessions at the office then we took a drive with Valerie and Fabrice to visit ‘HYstandard’, a forklift dealer about an hours drive from the office. When we left HYstandard it was bout 5.45pm and it was starting to get very cold. As usual it was the wind that was the culprit…. Valerie took as back to the hotel because she lived nearer to the city. She took us through the main roads instead of the highway to show us what the suburbs look like in Sydney… she also took us to Balmain, at the edge of a river which had a fantastic view of the city. We also got to cross the ANZAC bridge as we got into the city…
(Fiona takes good pictures of me.... heres me in Balmain with the Harbour Brigde as background)

After getting back to the hotel, Fiona wanted to go to for sushi at a Japanese restaurant recommended by a friend of hers which was along Oxford Street. We walked 3 blocks but didn’t find it… so we decided to back track and have tapaz at on a Spanish restaurant … This would be the first time I am eating Tapas… (yes…am adventures but im not adventures with food)…. I loved it… especially the prawn dish which were delicious and so fresh… After dinner we thought of walking to Chinatown but the wind was starting to pick up… it was getting really really cold… even the locals were saying it was exceptionally cold for winter… the weather is screwed up I tell you!!... We decided to just head back to the hotel and call it a nite… we needed to be in the office early the next day anyway…. And I was also extremely tired too… otherwise I would have ventured out to Darling Habour near Chinatown…

As I lay in bed I looked at my finger nails which looked so blue… pulled up my socks and snuggled into my comforter… … damn ‘Chasing Cars’ is still ringing in my ear…. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Day 3.......…

We decided to save time and take a cab to office so that we could start early…. We had sessions lined up back to back and the day went by really fast… Andy, Jack, Val and Fabrice took us across the street at a University campus… walking there and back I hear strange bird sounds in the trees …. Found colourful parrot looking birds high up in the trees.. (did a google search; they’re called Lorikeets) … nope sorry didn’t have my zoom lens with me…

After lunch it was more sessions… it was tiring… We finished nearly at 6pm. Fabrice then treated us for dinner at the Waterfront Restaurant at the Circular Quay across the Sydney Opera House. Fiona and me were just blown away by the view… it was so lovely lah… Anyway the restaurant had an open air concept but because it was winter, there was a canopy put up with outdoor heater lamps put up everywhere… I tell you … if you every want to woo a girl in Sydney… this would be the most romantic place ever… with its ambience and view of the harbour. The seafood was so so only (Malaysia still better :) but it tasted so fresh lah… especially the prawns…


Walking back to the car after dinner was very difficult because it was so freaking cold!!!!. The drive back to the hotel was interesting because we noticed all the nightclubs where packed and the city looked lively….compared to other nights….. The girls were all in their sexy outfits which puzzled me because I really wondered how they can wear skimpy outfits while waiting in line to get into the club…in the freaking cold!!!!... I really wondered….. but of cos I wasn’t complaining lah….…

went to bed early cos i wanted to take pics of the sunrise ........ which is at 5am!!!!...
to be continued.......
view pics of Day 2 and 3 HERE
or view the slide below;

5 comments:

Gallivanter said...

Dude, excellent man...though I didn't read your post because it's too long...it's good to know that you got your life back on track after the mishap called G-Smart...nice one!

Pixelated Mo said...

rumba dangs....

:)

sabrina said...

Ok first of all i hate u cos you got to go to sydney and take such gorgeous pictures!!!!

Secondly, Dazzie sent me this link which i am sure you would love :

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/08/24/45-beautiful-motion-blur-photos/

Pixelated Mo said...

its nice to be hated sometimes... :P

thanks for the link ...im sure im going to love it...

sabrina said...

Dude what did you think of the pictures???? Awesome right????

I especially loved the one with the dog and the gun