My flight to Sydney was at 9 in the morning so that's pretty early but I woke up from sleep pretty easy and with no fuss. It's usually like that when I'm anxious or excited. It happens during major exams (UPSR, PMR, SPM). Got to the airport and met Ayesha ! Also, when I checked in, my bag was 18.5 kg and maximum was 25. ZZZZZZ.
Boarded the flight and sat next to a very very lovely Australian lady decked in an Indian-esque outfit. Before taxiing, I caught her actually crying. And I kinda contemplated on asking whether she's okay or not. But I didn't because what if she was really mean or embarrassed if I did ? Then I'll be stuck with an awkward seat neighbour for the next 8 hours. But we took off and she stopped crying and she turned out to be so lovely !! She was even so nice to show me how the movie on flight all worked since I had no idea (this trip was my first overseas one since 2004). She even said 'If you want to sleep on my shoulder, it is perfectly alright!' lol so nice luv her ! The flight took 8 hours and I had no motion sickness at all which is pretty amazing. Had nasi lemak on the flight and it was horrible ! Ugh. Watched some movies and TV shows to pass time. Finally arrived and it was about 640 by then.
Tak arrive pun and it has been quite a paragraph. This calls for POINT FORM
- Cheng Lye's (Ayesha's brother) friend was at the airport pick up and he so kindly brought us home seeing how cab fare can be quite expensive. We ate at an Indonesian restaurant called IndoRasa which is super good. Ate quite a lot because I didn't much on the flight.
- Ayesha had a few days of holidays due to the Easter break so we went to Westfield Chatswood. My first day of shopping so I went a bit rambang mata. Bought some stuffs. Ok fine, a lot of stuffs.
*I'm not going to remember EVERY thing that happened, I mean, it WAS 2 weeks so I'm just going to highlight some things k
- Myers and David Jones is everywhere.
- Proudest moment was when I actually got on a bus, went all the way to Circular Quay. Walked to where Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge was. Took photos and asked kind strangers to take ones of me (tourist-y of me). And went on to find the sightseeing bus by a bus station. Got myself a ticket and hopped on. Went around the city and saw some cool buildings. Sydney is beautiful !
- Hopped off at the Australian Musuem. After that, I walked across Hyde Park (which is also equally so lovely to walk around) and found myself back smack in the city.
- Walked around but didn't bring much cash so before it got dark, I went to get myself a bus ticket and got on and went home. Like, dude, I don't dare get on a bus here in my very own country.
- Have I told you how gracious the people are there ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! My god, the sales assistants are like crazy nice. I don't want to bash my country but we Malaysians should learn something from them !!!!! Gawd.
- The boys are so handsome but they don't even look at cha. And I'm like, bumping into them and I'll go 'Oh, I'm sorry !' and they're like 'Neah, it's alright' and I'm all like, 'OMG?!?!?!?!?' ...........
- It got cold on some days though when I arrived, it wasn't as cold as I had made it up to be. I don't remember if I've mentioned this before or not...... ignore ! (This whole entire post is a draft from god knows when. Got lazy at times to continue so I'd save this into draft and continue days later so I don't remember what I've written)
- Bought quite a number of things though I did bring back some cash with me so I couldn't have spent THAT much......
Hi Ayesha, if you're reading this, I'd like to say thank you thank you thank you for letting me stay 2 weeks with you !!!! And to your brother as well for bringing us here and there as well as footing the bill on most occasions hehe :)
If you want to have a look at my photos, they're up on my Facebook.