ROAD TRIP TO ALBANY!!!! Part 1

Dawn in the little suburb of Canning Vale.

I love waking up in the morning whenever I’m on holiday, because I know with each brand new day, brings about a new adventure.

One that I can look back on fondly for many years and of course.. share the experience with my readers on my blog :)

I also love little towns and suburbs away from the city, they’re always more beautiful ♥

Coming from someone who has grown up in Singapore, I could never understand all the hype of living near the city.

Who cares about the city lights when only in the country side, you can look up into the vast night sky and see hundreds and thousands of stars twinkling in the distance?

Our trusty little rented car.

Sam shoving all our luggages into the car boot..

My mum and Sam always nag at me for not packing light. How do I pack light when I’m staying for a month in Australia during WINTER?

Speaking of winter, today is an extra cold day… Melbourne is WAY colder than Perth!!!

But it’s ok, I’m gonna whip up a hearty meal of braised lamb and sweet potato mash with a pavlova for dessert later so hopefully that will warm us up.

Gwen and Blake!!!!

Blake is Gwen’s boyfriend just in case you were wondering

Me posing like a goon at 7am in the morning

Oooh doesn’t he look excited :P

Haven’t seen him for a MONTH before this… we were both so happy to be around each other again

And we’re off!!!!

See ya later Perth ;)

Passengers in the back seat!!!!

Road trips with 4 people are the best, any more than that can be a little too big a crowd and any lesser won’t be as fun!

Sam trying to figure out where we’re going with the GPS..

I swear GPS are lifesavers!!! I’m bad at reading maps and trying to do it in a moving vehicle will make me puke for sure. I get motion sickness from just sitting still in a car.

I hate Garmin GPS though… The one my mum has always does stupid things like “keep right, then exit left” or “turn right” when there IS NO RIGHT TURN and when you betray your own intelligence to listen to the dumbshit device, it spontaneously self-destructs and tells you “re-calculating”.. WTF.

Nerd in the morning.. It’s too early for make up and fake lashes

I really really really like driving in the country side!!!

It’s fun spotting colorful birds that fly along beside us and keeping a look out for kangaroos (that I was petrified of hitting with the car) and it always makes me smile when we pass by masses and masses of horses / sheep / cows…

City girls get fascinated by farms ;)


Much love ♥

After driving for about an hour, we made our first stopover at this little cafe cuz we needed to gas up as well

Lovely place to have breakfast in the morning.. Me heart quiet quaint cafes ^___^

Nothing ruins a dining experience more than a noisy crowd.. I like my privacy!

Me warming up my hands with the heater... sooo cooollldddddddddddddddd

Sam trying to act cool… again.

Why do guys always do that in pics!!!

G and B

Our hot chocolate and sandwiches which tasted much better than they look!!! Yummmm

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Me and Gwen decided to look for their restroom in the back and we came across bird cages and roses instead!!!


Pretty birds!!!!
I think birds are one of the few wild animals I’m not afraid of.

But Gwen told me this horror story about this boy at her school having his eyes POKED OUT by an angry magpie. As in that little boy is now blind because of that bird.

WTF!!!!! And she got attacked by the same stupid bird herself when walking through that area after school one day…

Got really angry hearing that story because apparently the same stupid bird has attacked many kids and even permanently blinded one but nothing is being done about it except to warn people not to walk through the area during that particular season..

FFS that bird is a huge hazard why don’t you guys shoot it down already.. Who cares about one god damn bird??

If this happened in SG, the dumb bird would be long dead.

And this is one of the rare occassions I love being a Singaporean and living in SG… no crazy wildlife out to poke your eyes out or attack you wtf!

Blake feeding Gwen.. something? o.O

Awww I love how gardens are EVERYWHERE in Australia!!!

Almost everyone has pretty flowers grown in front of their houses :)

And I don’t even have to worry about getting close to them because it’s winter and the butterflies are DEAD!!! *throws confetti*

I can’t wait to have my own house and my own garden.. I love flowers and I’ll be growing my own veg and fruits and herbs and flowers!!! So much fun!

San’s dad is a huge plant person and they have this massive backyard FILLED with all sorts of plants… like the area is almost as a big as their house itself!

They have their own lemon tree (it’s funny watching Sam jumping and trying to get the ripest ones at the top) and they grow their own cucumbers, etc etc.. Imagine that!!!

Having your own lemon tree. *sings* “I wonder how, I wonder… Yesterday you told me bout the blue blue sky… But all that I can see, is just another lemon tree!”

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After breakfast, we’re off on our merry way again… making our way to Albany which is a FIVE HOUR drive away.

Thankfully most of the drive was super fun and not boring, because these two provided us with endless entertainment

From their silly little antics to blasting music from their iPod dock and singing along with it!!!

I love long and scenic car rides and I love music… Combine these two and you get the awesomest karaoke session!

I really miss singing along to Blink 182 and other fun songs in the car!! WAhhhhh.

It’s cool how we all listen to pretty much the same type of music ♥ It’s like no matter how different you are, you can still relate to each other in one way or another.

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Our next stopover was beside this extremely picturesque railway track!

We pulled over for a short rest and to do some stretching, looked to our left and hey waddya know?

A perfect photo opportunity and we got right to taking super awesome shots!!!!

Took some shots for G and B and I love them, sooo happy looking!!! They’re so cute together :)

Hahaha Gwen loves jump shots :)

And I am awesome at taking them hehehe /shameless much/

Emo Blake.

And I don’t understand how his toes didn’t freeze up and fall right off his feet while wearing slippers in this weather!!!!!!

Group photo!!! ♥


Awwww fun times :’))))))

Time for me and Sam’s shots!!! We’re lazier and less active so we just sat down on the tracks instead rofl

We attempt to do a jumping shot and it turns out like… this? LOL

Happy girl!!!!!!!!!!

……..Not so happy girl :3

Hahahaha I love how we’re having fun and taking pictures in the middle of NOWHERE.

We checked the weather forecast several days before and it predicted that it was gonna be stormy and bad... but it couldn’t be anymore beautiful.

It was relatively warm, sunny, and just gorgeous.

Someone up there loves me!!!!!!!!!!! ♥

We continue our long drive…

The time passed pretty quickly with playing “I Spy With My Little Eye” and telling horror stories and riddles…

And we arrive at ALBANY!!!!!!!!!

Albany is a small coastal town that’s endearing and very very photogenic!! You’ll see why later.

Say hi to OCEAN MIST VILLA!

This was our little holiday home that we rented… isn’t it cute?

Ever since I discovered staying in holiday homes, my trips have never been the same again!!!

Don’t get me wrong, I truly love hotels and their poshness and whatever but holiday homes just give your holiday that extra homely and special touch.

I love being able to experience living in proper houses in different parts of the world… fully equipped with kitchens, bedrooms, living rooms, and even SPAS!!!! (jacuzzis but they call em spas here)


They’re cheaper, bigger, and fucking awesome!

I’ll show you what I mean:

The living room with DVD players and free inbuilt DVDS for your enjorment!!!! Hate it when hotels charge like 20 bucks for one DVD wtf.

Sam and I spent like 80 bucks on in-room DVD entertainment during our Orlando stay LOL

The dining table with a fresh vase of lilies that they specially put there to welcome us!!!

Sooo cosy…I think they’re lilies? Whatever flowers they are, they’re absolutely gorgeous!

I ADORE having flowers around the house, even more so if they’re fresh and real!!!!

Instant homely touch ♥


Gorgeous deep pink

Pink and white flowers sure to make a girl’s heart melt… I‘m a fan of roses but these are like a breath of fresh air!!!

The kitchen!!!

Where we cooked up a storm later on that night (read: world famous creamy mushroom pasta hehehe)

Another plus factor for holiday homes instead of hotels is that you get to fit so many people into one house for the same price of a hotel room!!!!

Ocean Mist Villa had three bedrooms, plenty good accommdation for 8 people or perhaps even more! (there’s couches and whatnots)

Tired Sam from driving 5 hours ish…


*huge kisses*

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The first activity we got up to was checking out THE BEACH!!!!!!!

We specifically chose a house that was right next to the beach, that’s why it’s called Ocean Mist Villa!

And I’m so glad we did……… because it was BEYOND STUNNING:

It really is something, isn’t it? :’)

Regardless of which country I travel to, the beach is always a must in my itinerary..

Even when it’s freezing cold in the winter. Because there’s just nothing like standing on sugary white sand and waking up the soothing sounds of the waves and the ocean and of course, feeling the ocean breeze in your face!!!

No matter how many times I’ve seen beautiful beaches, they ALWAYS blow me away and never fail to make me happy ♥

That’s me going “OMG BABY IT’S SO PRETTY OMG I LOVE IT OH WOW OMG” while jumping up and down lol


Happy people hehehe

This picture makes me tear a little.

I want to grow old with someone and take special walks with them along a magnificent coastline in the morning with our trusty little doggie too :’)

Sammy boy :P

Sneaked a pic of them making out… I’m not a stalker, they just make out heaps!!!

I turned around to snap a pic of them and what else are they doing but of course.. exchanging saliva again :P So I took the pic anyway

We went to sit beside them on the sand and they pointed out a dead pufferfish in the corner… Wtf what’s a small pufferfish doing in the middle of the beach?

Aren’t they found in the deep seas??

I leave you guys with yet another breathtaking photo of Albany….

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Gonna go cook for Sam’s family (again lol) now, AHH I LOVE COOKING IT’S SO MUCH FUN!!!!!!

When I was younger I used to think that cooking was a chore and only for housewives who had no choice but to do it and consisted mainly of de-scaling fish and de-gutting chickens HAHAH

But ever since I picked up baking, it opened new doors for me and I discovered a part of me I never knew…. I love food but whoever thought I’d love making food too!

Ok well I really gotta go now cuz Sam’s staring at me intently waiting for me to finish lol I’ll contonie this post in a day or two (again!!)

MUCH LOVEEEEEEEEEE

****TO BE CONTINUED***