Tuesday, 14 January 2014

 Hello! I'm back to where i left off series of unfortunate event part 3!
^ The picture above was taken immediately when i first landed in Melbourne.
Sent this to my mom as it was my first time flying alone and I didn't want my mom to be worried.
If you realise... my sister is wearing a furry coat. The weather was really, beyond cold for spring. 
I wore jeans and a simple black top along with a cardigan and.... i froze to death. 
It was fine... until we got outdoor. Who would have thought? It wasn't just chilly, it was windy and rainy. 
Even with the rain you'd think its cold but whenever the wind blew, it was really bad. 
I felt like my knees were gone, internal organs were shivering (no, im not kidding but it was probably my muscles hahahaha) all i wanted to do was to wear something thicker. 
Since the airport was nearer to the city, we decided to head right to the city and  not go home since it'd be a waste of fuel and time. I wanted to make full use of my 10days there since 1 of which would be wasted 
as my sister would be going for some church event and I didn't like the idea of her friends bringing me around instead. I can be really shy with strangers and I didn't want to have an awkward situation as well. 

As you can see the weather was rather gloomy and it was drizzling too. This is taken from my sister's car .
They have electrical cables all around, something that we don't have in Singapore. 
Some people would say it's a beautiful sight while others would say it's not.
Something special was that the trams "share" the road with the other vehicles. 
Here comes the unfortunate part.... 
As my sister hardly travels to the city, since she was there to study...
we were having a good conversation and there was a police car behind us. The police car was behind us all along, and there was a tram in front and it stopped but there was no one boarding or alighting so 
my sister drove passed and we didn't realise that there was a sign that says STOP popping out of the door of the tram, but we genuinely had no idea we had to stop. SO.....
with the police behind... he didn't use the siren but he flashed the lights of the strobe. 
My sister said that that's how they stop you. After that... we were really quite angry/sad.
Well it wasn't intentional but yeah. Honestly, the fine was hefty. I would say its really expensive for a fine.
It was close to $400AUD. :C it totally killed my mood for the day but instead of being upset and worried
why not just enjoy the day and we'll see how things go when we receive the fine.
So we went for brunch and had a rather bad brunch :c i ordered the wrong thing 
it was totally not to my liking so... i ate a little of my sister's food and that all. 
Everything was super pricey. It was pretty shocking when mineral water costed more than carbonated/flavoured drinks. On average a bottle of water cost $3 AUD thats about $4SGD
when you purchase them from vending machines and shops unless you go to supermarket and get a carton of bottled water (which we did at last) to leave it in the car so that if we forget to fill our water bottles, we'll just grab it from the car boot and save some money. 

This is coles, the supermarket that we visited very frequently ( because of my aunty nature :P)
I love grocery shopping a lot, for snacks, sweets and chocolates 
(that explains why i'm fat..right?) 
In the picture above, it's quite misty and cold, the weather will drop to a single digit at night at maybe 8 Degrees or something so it was cooooooooold 

I was craving for Churros, and so my sister drove me to melbourne central to get me churros.
We didn't manage to finish the churros because it was too oily after awhile. 
I wanted just plain old churros coated with cinnamon sugar but when my sister popped back to the car with icing sugar coated churros and chocolate dip, i got a shock! 
Everything I can remember of is that everything is expensive in Melbourne! 
Except for Pizza and maybe electronics and home appliances. 
We had Dominos and it was really cheap compared to singapore. 
We shared a pizza, and drinks it only cost us $15AUD? whereas in singapore 
it could have easily be around $30SGD. 

Super adorable kids at the melbourne SEA aquarium i believe they are called Riley and Mia
I remember them because Riley accidentally hugged the wrong person, he thought that i was his dad/mom so when he looked up his expression was priceless. 
It was my first time to an aquarium 
I got to touch the star fish too! 

This is taken in Melbourne city, as you can see in the picture, the trams! 
I wonder if anyone has gotten into an accident with the trams since the trams get to go around the city and its literally inbetween shops!

There is this alley in melbourne city, with pretty graffiti all over. 
It was a mandatory touristy shot! 

This is Flinders station, its really pretty isn't it? 
It looks like the "european" style station, which we can hardly find in singapore
Our MRT station looks really modern and simple. 

Ending off with a candid picture of me taken by my sister when i was literally RUNNING
to seek shelter in the shop where we were going to dine at. 
Seeking shelter not because of the rain or anything it was because of the cold. 
It was TOO DARN COLD to walk, the breeze is really C O L D. 


Again... another plot twist in my life. 
I thought i would have done better, too disappointed, too upset. 
I was just hoping to just do well enough to get me into my ideal course,
mass communications/ mass media. I really want to get in and do what i like.
Fingers crossed, I hope that I'll be short listed for interview and secure a spot in mass media.
After crying and questioning why  the little improvement I believe god has plans for me. 
Even though I might not be academically inclined, I might have another skill or talent that I have yet to discover. Maybe my laziness has diminished it but I hope and I will choose to be positive
about things in life. What is meant to be is meant to be. 

The head of a company survived 9/11 because

His son started kindergarten.
Another fellow was alive because it was
His turn to bring donuts.
One woman was late because her
Alarm clock didn’t go off in time.
One was late because of being stuck on the NJ Turnpike
Because of an auto accident.
One of them
Missed his bus.
One spilled food on her clothes and had to take
Time to change.
Car wouldn’t start.
One couldn’t
Get a taxi.
The one that struck me was the man
Who put on a new pair of shoes that morning,
Took the various means to get to work but before.
He got there, he developed a blister on his foot.
He stopped at a drugstore to buy a Band-Aid.
That is why he is alive today..
Now when I am
Stuck in traffic,
Miss an elevator,
Turn back to answer a ringing telephone…
All the little things that annoy me,
I think to myself,
This is exactly where
I’m meant to be
At this very moment "

- Adapted from theoutsiders

To anyone who is feeling down and pessimistic just like how i was...
I hope this helps you. This is exactly where I'm meant to be at this very moment. 
All I can do is to pray and wait for the results of the postings.