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Sunday, July 23, 2006

Sydney 5 July till 12 July, Period where i got to noe my friends better

First i would like to thank my friends yes all 4 of you, who went to Sydney together. Got to know all of you better. Especially Jasmine and Ming Jian, both of which i got to know much better in the holidays. Worked, Cooked, opened up to each other: almost peering into each other's inards. Ethan and XY: thanx for being there and making it a nice trip.

Snuffles though inanimate (Refer to Xin Yi's Blog for a pic of Snuffles), made alive by the imaginaions of Xin Yi who's obsessed that she's Snuffle's mum, brought us much pleasure. Nope it was not a sex toy, it was just a faithful companion for us to share the nice sunsets, sunrises, sun over heads(especially since all of us couldn't share it with our lovers or rather some didn't have lovers to begin with) sigh...

Well well. Now that the characters are introduced, here's the story:
MJ, XY and Ethan went to Sydney first on Monday, 3 July for Hillsong Conference. For those who do not know, it's a christian conference. Jasmine and I then arrived subsequently on 5 July. Apparently our accomodation in a backpacker's hotel is actually located in the middle of King's Cross, something like our Geylang, just that they have more peep show shops, and there is no you tiao or nice food there other than my favourite kebab.

So Jas and I went to the Hillsong Night Rally on Wed. Which was a bad idea. No! not a bad idea to go there, just the wrong day to go. We should have went for the last night on Friday instead. Now, note that Jas and I aren't particularly christians but we just go lookie, and for me, well i'm still not a christian. It was my first experience of Charismatic worship. Extremely exciting! Amazing how the voice of 1 person can move the thousands of people. I literally felt the highs and lows, the energy level was obvious to me, since i am quite sensitive to energies. When the energy level hit its highest, i was having shots of shocks up my spine to my feeling body, can feel the amount of energy exuding due to the willingness for all the people to open up and give. It's fantastic. How amazing how a few people can lift the spirits of so many.

So then i spent the next few days with Jasmine around Sydney, from Thursday to Friday to be precise. We went Many places together, and we shot at the world like we never saw the world b4. Almost leaving every stone turned just by taking pictures. But well we're rewarded with fantastic pictures. Go to Jasmine's blog to see her pics. I bought a Mambo lime green polo tee and Jasmine in the end bought a piece from Mambo too. We also spent almost one whole day finding a pair of shades for Jasmine. Who call her to grow up with a small face, so difficult to find, have to satisfy so many criteria, like look for boyfriend like that. But in the end, she got it. We probably had the best time at the Botanical gardens. Attempting to capture the smile evoking surroundings. So beautiful. Then as according to plan, we managed to see the sunset behind the Opera house and Sydney harbour bridge, so beautiful but got no lover to share with again. sigh.. Darling Harbour had a nice sunset too. But the sunrise from our hotel was only okay, colours were there, but couldn't see the sun, and clouds were hiding it.

As usual Ker Fern's memory fails and bits and pieces comes from all places.

So the 5 of us, at last united, went for tour together. Bondi Beach was fun, at last could smell the sea, and see waves big enough for a surf. Beautiful water, so blue, so white the froth. Then Watson's Bay. Watson's bay was probably the most beautiful place. We walked around 6 km from Bondi to Watson's bay, long but not long enough to tire, had so much on-road entertainment, and tiredness was diverted away by our sheer amazement as we see the sun gradually setting through peeps of it on open streets. Then we arrived at the park. Dunno wat park, but there i saw a rebroadcast station for a live feed for footy, talked to those chaps for a while. The highlight was the sunset and the swing! At last i got to sit on the swing, yes i had a deprived childhood. We got pictures of each other on the swing with the sun setting behind the opera house and bridge under us while swinging. Look at the pictures and you'll see what i mean.

Watson's bay beauty by day, by night, it still mesmerises. We were all late, for dinner, and were hurrying down this road with us still taking pictures of stars, and remenants of the setting sun. Then came the lighthouse. The one that stirred the spontaneity in both Xin Yi and I to go explore this vast lush green land (which by now is pitch dark) by the lighthouse. Oh my, the expanse was huge, so huge i wished i was there just an hour earlier.
And the stars! So bright in the sky, it would be a photographer's paradise; to sit there and capture the stars as they fly by through the night. And wake up in the morning to get the sun rise against this lush greenery, with the lighthouse on the edge, the sea i view. At least i got my friends to share this moment with me.

Both Xin Yi and I took too long to admire, it probably caused irritation to the hungry souls waiting for us, good thing Ethan was there to remind us to go back. Mesmerising, one of the finest moments in life it was. Amazing how the different scenes of the place just flashed by me. If only i could stay there for the night, too bad stars can't fill my tummy. I will come back to that exact spot when i get my dSLR, if i get it, probably bring a tent along.

Had dinner at Doyle's. As fine as seafood can ever be served. Met a bunch of kids at a playground in ROBERTSON park, the horny kids bubbling with raging hormones were spouting out sexual connotations and teaching us the 'popcorn trick'. And they are about 14 years old.

For those who do not know the popcorn trick here is an attempt to recreate the explanation brought forth to us by these kids in the most decent of ways (not recommended for people who are not so openminded): the setting is a couple at the movies, and the move is initiated by the male counterpart by firstly buying a tub of popcorn, he has to cut a hole at the bottom of the tub, so he has to bring a pair of scissors or blade along. In the midst of the movie, he extend his organ of copulation through the hole into the tub, effectively defiling the popcorn. This is when he initiates a converstaion with his partner whether male or female, where he instigates the partner to reach for more popcorn, and reach deep. The curious partner will then reach in and discover an anomaly in the tub. To which further reaction is subject to the partner's openess of mind and lust. i.e. the guy may get slapped by the partner.

So now back to the story at hand. Some time later, we went to Darling Harbour again, hope it was not too sian for Jasmine, the sun was not right but caught reflection of the purple clouds against the window of a restaurant. Went to Hay Street, Chinatown, where MJ and Ethan lost to little kids at Time Crisis 4, can't blame them, they're seasoned players. And i agree with Xin Yi, She said there got more Hot guys. I had my eyes on a many hot girls too. lol. Then at night we had 'Korean' BBQ according to Jasmine's Roy, but it was actually Japanese. Sumptuous food, beef galore. Green tea ice cream, a new obsession.

We watched World Cup Finals in a bar just beside our Hotel. Apparently we got free VIP status and got free drinks ranging from wine to water, of which they all took soft drinks while i got a beer and also free pizza. Zidane... France... Sigh...

We went for Blue Mountains. Still pissed at the bus driver for not letting us bring our Mac breakfast up the bus though we secretly did in the end. Opened the windows and took shifts to eat, so we can observe whether the bus driver was looking at us, and prevent the smell from infiltrating the rest of the bus. Wel it was fun, took many pictures, 3 sisters + the 2 hot babes = 5 sisters. The wild forest reminded me of army and jungle topo. The Candy Shop, too funky for the faint-hearted, a must stop if you go blue mountains, Pictures available.

The next thing i remembered was the Krispy Kreme's at Sydney airport. Bought a box for Karmun, Who's flying off tmr actually. Sad... Krispy Kremes, a fad, a taste of it's own kind, was a fantasy, still craving for it, unhealthy, wish some people in Singapore could get to taste it.

Not much of a story. Think my brain's a swiss cheese, too many holey parts, lack of memory, just plain lazy brain. Thanks to all the Chio Bus and Yan Daos who posed for my photos and endured my commands to stay in a certain beautiful position to capture. Rambles period.

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