Mandurah 3 days 2 nights


Ops...We should have post this right after the 'Swan Valley' post but we were too lazy as you guys know...We have damn a lot of photos that we wanted to show you guys..LOL

Okay..should stop giving those lame excuses :)

Few weeks ago during my study break, both of us went Mandurah with the neighbours.
Let me briefly talk about this beautiful place before I start posting up all my crazy photosss.

On the way...

MANDURAH is derived from the Aboriginal word, meaning the "meeting place". It is the 6th most unaffordable place to live in. About an hour drive from the place we are staying or maybe an hour and a half from Perth city.

Anyway, we rented this very beautiful house with all facilities :) included a pool table! It was quite a good deal. 60 bucks per person for 2 nights.

The dining area. Cantik kan??

Toilet with jacuzzi :)
Percy and me used this together to fully utilize our 60 bucks..hehe

One of the rooms with huge toilet

Went to the beach nearby before dinner. Strong wind and we were freaking cold at that moment. The beach was empty. Only crazy people like us will go to the beach during winter. Haha......Felt so relief the wind was brushing against the skin. As if the strong wind had actually blew off the problems that I had.

It is nice to have smiles on everyone's face :)

Day 2

Went on a cruise to see dolphins.

Mandurah has a very beautiful harbour. The place is just very scenic. Quiet, windy and bright sunlight. It was so comfortable although it was still winter.

So peaceful :)

Can you spot the dolphin?

Saw a few dolphins along the way. There were also a few new and expensive apartments by the sea. Approximately 6.8 million per unit. Told ya, Mandurah is the 6th most unaffordable place to live in. LOL.

Those were the very expensive apartments.
Dear, earn hard. Get me live in one of this,ok?

Other than that, the cruise also passed by a man-made canal where there were multi millions houses on both side. Unique designs with their private harbours.

Nice houses right??? Lets work and earn hard :) Maybe we have the chance to stay in one of those houses :) *still dreaming*......

Took a few pictures after we were back at the harbour.

I love this set of pictures very much :) with the pretty blue sky as background and everyone was smiling so gorgeously......

After lunch then we went to this Miniature Village.

It was actually a place with over 35 individual buildings from all over the UK. There were different architectural styles from 12th century onwards.

According to the worker there, the figures were all hand made and painted, are requiring repainting every 6 to 12 months. It was so amazing right? :)

Went to the beach again to see sunset. It was so beautiful.

It was really windy at that moment. Worthwhile because we get to see the sunset. This was what we cant get to experience staying in the city.

Woke up the 2nd day and felt so reluctant to go home :( We packed up and checked out in the morning. Headed to MacDonald for breakfast. Everyone looked so tired.

Back to reality :)
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Our 2nd Anniversary


"Love is what makes two people sit in the middle of a bench when there is plenty of room at both ends"

21st September 2009 marked the two years that we have been together.

It has been a truly memorable two years, starting from the moment we embarked on a journey that we have no idea where will it head to. It surely wasn't a breeze in the ocean, because we had experienced both ups and downs in this sometimes stormy, unpredictable relationship.

Gladly, common sense and tolerance often prevailed over jealousy and hatred and thus, we were able to weather the storm.

The most wonderful things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a growing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increased. The inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing; it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of divine accident, and the most wonderful of all thing in life.

On that wonderful day, she presented me with a leather watch - something which I've wanted for so long, yet have to put it at the back of my mind for the time being because I'm learning to be thrifty.

And a handwritten card.

Words failed me in expressing my mixed emotions at that moment. I mean, I loved the watch but it's the little note in the card that reminded me about the joy and sadness that we've gone through together in these truly memorable two years.

It certainly feel like we've come full circle now, but I know that the best has yet to come. The best for us is still waiting in the distance future, something that we both will have to hang on to and believe to make it happen.

The best gift is neither the watch nor the card......



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Day 3 & 4 - V.I.Ps from Klang


Here is the continuation of pics taken during Day 3 and 4 of Vian's friends' visit to Perth recently.

We visited Kings Park - which is a popular tourist destination in Perth.
By standing atop the hill, we're able to have an eagle's eye view on the breathtaking scenery of the city of Perth.

Surrounded by lush of greens and century-old trees, it is an ideal place to visit for the view or to unwind and relax after a hectic day at work.

This was taken at the memorial square to commemorate the Aussie soldiers who fought in various wars around the world.

The grass-carpeted pathway.

On the 4th day, we went to the Bell Tower.
It's located in the middle of the city and has been a major landmark for Perth city since I don't know when. =P

The unmistakable ferris wheel on the background is called The Wheel of Perth.
Similar to our very own Eye on Malaysia - only 3 times more expensive (RM 15.00 vs AUD 15.00).

September on the outlook seems to be a busy month for the two of us.
Apart from the 4 VIPs from Klang, both our mums will be arriving this Friday for a 3 days trip.

This is on top of the Mandurah trip which we've yet to update on this blog. It was a thoroughly enjoyable escapade from the usual city life in Perth. We also got to witness the lifestyle of the 'rich and famous' who built their multi-million floating holiday homes in Mandurah. Mind you, it's the 6th Most Unaffordable Place to Live in The World. So, we'll be updating about that trip in the next entry.

At the moment, we'll just take a short break before being tour guides for our mums this weekend. Checking out~!

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