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09 April, 2014

Springbrook National Park



For some reasons I think blog speak out my photos better than Facebook.
Love travel and therefore love to do photography. 
That's the only way to keep beautiful things alive forever.
But to keep them alive need a good platform to let them shine and I hope people can see through the photo and feel the beautiful I see.

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Went to Springbrook that located in Gold Coast hinterlands.
We visited Purling Falls, Best Of All Lookout and Natural Bridge for glow worms.



Springbrook National Park, bibo falls
Purling Falls





On the way to Best Of All Lookout it is a chilly mossy bushy walking track.
The low afternoon lights created the perfect lighting on trees and leaves.
But I think I need more practise on catching the right angle and natural lights. 






Springbrook National Park, Best of all lookout, Sunlit Golden hours







The lookout.



The most exciting part of the day: Glow worms.

Photo credit to Yunghowe. He has better skill than me :p



26 March, 2014

New things to try!


Towards the end of the summer but we're still getting pouring rain.
Actually I dun really mind raining cos it is always the weather make me calm and relax.
Still remember back in high school time I used to leave the window slightly open to let the cool breeze come into my room
And sitting on the edge of my bed next to the window and stared in the rain.
Sometimes a moment like this will make me miss home.

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The passed few weekends were quite fulfilling.
We went shopping, outing, road trip, getting furniture, tidy up house...
We both have quite some stresses on shoulders atm but still try hard to make sure our weekends well spent :)

One thing I love about Aussie land is that there's always SALE on
Basically every 3 months things are on bargain and you have no excuse not to just "have a look"
And now my sister is also in Brisbane so more shopping power LOL
Plus I think I have quite a good sense for our coming wedding
the clear direction and theme give me more reasons to shop around

When two girls down to shopping... there is always more to buy...

We pretty much forgot the lunch at DFO and soon after we coming out we realise YES we are hungry!

SanChurros yummmmm

We actually start collecting our couple photo shoot props and wedding deco pieces

Wooden letters from Typo - 3 for $10!

Vintage picnic box with cutlery from Kmart - $12


Wooden photo frames from Target - $31 for two
Whatever we buy we make sure it has more than one use.
And because we still have plenty of time til the wedding I make sure we can max every dollar we spent
In this way I can have more things I want within our budget
Well now I mention about the budget...
We have not draw up the budget yet!  *Top listed*

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I'm very weak in alcohol so YH is helping me to build up my strength by increasing my drinks quantity
We started with wines and beers and now we have some Vodka at home
Can't forget that have to seriously watch out the calories but I think I'm managing well
teehee**

 Lime n Bitters with vodka (used soda water) It actually tastes great!

After quite some time we visited Ikea again *yay*
It is one of my favourite place to spend the whole day with 
(even not buying anything but looking ideas for future home)
Can't deny we are 'home couple'
Have been renting for several years now and we always live with restrictions eg money/space
Now I'm just thinking we actually deserve something better in house
Cos who knows when we will move into our own house and we are wasting our life just for WAITING
Life shouldn't be wasted on 'wait'
If we can, then have the life we want!

We finally put our falling apart sofa bed on Gumtree and sold for $20
Haha! not too bad cos we bought for $50 second hand
So now our living room is ready to welcome a new sofa!
Getting it soon!

A must have meatballs treat at IKEA :)

We really think IKEA has improved in products quality. Everything look gorgeous and delicate with great price!
ohhhh can't wait for our own space!

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Went to Maru Korean Restaurant in city last week and were quite surprised with the food
They have new set of menu and food taste yummylicious! 
Should go more often now

Cajun chicken salad with majo and masted

Raw beef bibimbab*YUMMMM*

Soft tofu spicy soup with pork and egg

Well need to thank to Sandra and Amanda put up a great weekend dinner plan!
Eat Street Market at Hamilton
It was so crowded when we were there but with the million food choice you will forget all the push
It is a place to my liking bcos of the country setting and lighting
and easy parking and live band in open space
Will definitely go again and again!




First try on Cronuts - Croissant donuts. Interesting combination from US.

We sat there for awhile after they head off. With no reason, I just love the grass carpet sooosoooo much.

A Sunday morning that have no milk and bread at home
So I brought yh out to mall for a long lost breakie at Jamaica Blue
I kinda have a 'country fever' I think.
Am so in love with all vintage country places and things.
Maybe it's bcos I always keep them in myself and now I can actually have these things in my wedding so put all the desire top on the demand 

Yes, I'm a vintage girl :)



Nice cafe but he's not satisfy with their coffee.


My Turkish chicken sandwich

His egg benedict with bacon
Lastly here is what I cooked for him few days ago
butter chicken with potato and greek yogurt on top
served with his version of baked garlic tortilla




25 March, 2014

分享


一直以来都把自己归类在无神族群里,并非不信,而是相信那个神就住在自己心中。
人生道理并不是谁写的,那是前人的分享与检讨。
无助迷惘的时候我也会默念,希望神可以给我多一点力量继续坚持。
有时力量来了,其实也只是自己给自己额外的信心相信自己可以到达终点。

佛以慈悲为怀。可我不是虔诚的佛教徒。
神能带领人们通往更美好的世界。可我不信主。
我倒相信不论佛或神都告诫世人最好的道理,祂们都指引大家往更好的方向前进。

分享:
“无论你遇见谁,他都是在你生命中该出现的人。没有人是因为偶然才进入我们的生命。每个在我们周围和我们有互动的人,都代表一些事。也许要教会我们什么,也许要协助我们改善眼前的一个情况。

无论发生什么事,那都是唯一会发生的事。我们所经历的事,不可能以其它的方式发生,即便是最不重要的细节也不会。无论发生什么事,那都是唯一会发生的,而且 一定要那样发生,而不是"如果那样,就不会这样了"。生命中,我们经历的每一种情境都是绝对完美的,即便它不符我们的理解与自尊。

不管事情开始于哪个时刻,都是对的时刻。每一件事都正好是在对的时刻开始的,不早也不晚。当我们准备好,准备经历生命中的新奇时刻,它就在那里,随时准备开始。

已经结束的,就已经结束了。这是如此简单。当生命中有些事情结束,它会帮助我们进化。要完整享受已然发生的事,最好是放下并持续前进。你坐在这里,读着这些 文字,我相信绝非巧合。 如果这些文字触动你的心弦,那是因为你的因缘成熟。你明白,没有任何一片雪花会因为意外落在错的地方。”

02 March, 2014

Stepping Into March

一晃  就到三月了
一直在逼自己接受下个月底考试的事实
除了每天上班应付精彩万分的八卦还有开始增加的工作量
就是和那本我一点兴趣也没有的课本搞邦交
好嘛  我就是不甘愿读书然后用碎碎念来发泄
最后还是和该死的现实屈服
就这两个月  很快就过的! =)

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虽然距离计划办婚礼的日子还有一段时间
可是啊我怎么可能让自己不去想婚礼的一切
过度兴奋也好等不及也罢
就是一定要有一点作为才爽 =P
也因为太多的点子出现觉得需要一本planner才行
所以买了这本scretch book想用我自己的方式计划我们的婚礼
用我们的方式进行

开始和爸爸妈妈阿嬷沟通后才发现更多礼俗要知道
虽然一直梦想有一场西式浪漫的婚礼
可是我们的礼俗也其实蛮有趣的
希望那一天会是让大家感动的开心的一天
当然我也需要开心 😄

等不及要定下日子和流程大纲啦!

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虽然妈咪说聘金照猪肉市价算
可是我还是真的要开始我的瘦身计划才行
该死的是我有压力暴食症
现在天天都想用食物让自己开心一点
tsk...........

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上个星期突然来的风就买了一套窗帘回来装
不用被亮醒真好 

生活不就是这样嘛 常常被晒得跺脚大跳
可是只要哪天心突然放宽了会宁可打开那道窗帘  欣赏起外头的蓝天白云
我需要一颗宽心  
希望很快就能结束我不爱的一切 让自己能够拥有每一天



一个星期又要结束 又要赶下一个进度了
坚持!!!!!
熬过了就是好汉一条!




13 February, 2014

Start the preps



It is so exciting just to google those beautiful wedding ideas.
That's something I have dreamed long enough and finally I'm engaged and can dip myself all into this excitement/romance/nervous/happiness.
And I just realized YES, its not easy to plan for own wedding.
So much expectations and so much desire towards that.
I think its just because, like other girls, I have a big dream on my wedding and I treasure the once in life time experience.
Wish the best for it and hope to have no regrets even its not perfect...
And I know I know... no prefect wedding and cant have all I want on that day...
So I hope for some supports from you guys, 
help me and lead me to the right direction... 
and maybe try the best with me to make them come true?

This year I said to myself to start fight for my dreams.
I want myself to have more love and care to my own dreams.
Now I'm standing on one of my big dream and I feel the pressure to step out again.
I still scare to get the judgement look from others...
I still care how people judge me...
Can I really make mine a bit different to others?
Is this really risky to try something that haven't done by others before?
Will it be a disaster on that day?
Are you really happy with my idea after all...?


And...
Is my dream too big to fit into the reality? 


Well, keep moving and give myself no regrets I guess?
It's probably right to enjoy the engaged status rather than rushing towards the wedding.
but still... cant wait for every single plan to come to real :)




I bet it's better to hear "can't do" after working hard tgh than a big BUT just after the idea is brought up.

If only i can have my "mate of honor" close to me and a bunch of bridesmaids...

11 February, 2014

Currumbin Valley

It was awhile ago we made a trip down to Currumbin Valley.
Didn't know what to expect from there but falls (which I know from The Bachalor lol).
Typed in on google map and head  down south with sunny skies.
Perfect :)

The map brought us to a down stream rock pool,
which  is the Currumbin Rock pool we found on net.
But... nothing look like what I saw on The Bachelor huh....
Anyway, did some shooting n head off to inner part of the valley.

currumbin rock pool fangying



Lots of families there and kids are having so much fun there.
Next time should have prepared some clothing so can jump straight into water! 

It is around 2km drive from the pool to the Springbrook Reserves.
Again, we didn't know that until we saw the sign. 
A very relaxing drive with the country style houses along the road.
Those are really humongous houses with huge yards and there are two parks beside the road as well.








Walking into the reserves I think I finally found the falls I saw on TV.
Huhhhhh and I think they also make illegal climb to swim there. *sneaky
Well... have to say it is a nice falls and quite fun by looking people doing the water slide.




The weather turned cloudy when we're at the falls.
Heading to coastline to visit the famous Elephant Rock at Currumbin Beach.
We stopped on the way out from the valley and accidentally drove into the multi million estate.
It could be one of my dream just to have a single night stay in those gorgeous houses. 
There is a pond near the entrance and see who we met?




So adorable and beautiful gooses.


I think they knew we have nothing to feed so they started ignoring us and run away.

One by one, they jump into the pond and swam away.
Some struggled with the height? heehee


I'm sure there is a leader among them.
Cuteeeee.....




So our next destination was Currumbin Beach where further down from Gold Coast.
Standing on the Elephant Rock lookout overlook the Gold Coast skyline.
The view is awesome!












I enjoyed so much in the short trip down.
Wasn't plan so kinda get the most out from the surprise.
And feel so proud and fulfilling when finishing my photo edits =)