Fremantle, baby!!!

A gorgeous start to one of my favourite days out of all the time I spent in Western Australia!!

That’s the view from our hotel room’s balcony in Metro Hotel on Canning Highway

Quite a modern contemporary hotel with relatively big rooms but I had a weird feeling about that place!!! The moment I stepped into the room, I felt creeped out.. Lol I guess I’ll keep that drama to myself.

We woke up, got ourselves some Mac’s for a hearty breakfast, drove down to Gwen’s place to pick her up then we’re off to Fremantle (30 mins drive from Perth City) where a super long day awaits us!!!

Come to think of it, this is probably one of the most spontaneous holidays I’ve ever had…

I didn’t even pack till a few hours before my flight, and I only booked my flight about 2 days before departure, and we never knew what we were actually gonna do wherever we were going only until the day itself!

Sometimes it’s really annoying, because I prefer having things meticulously planned but I guess being surprised is always fun.

Feeling so hippie in my beanie and aviators LOL.

I ♥ beanies,
an instant fix if you’re too lazy to style your hair or if you’re having a bad hair day! Any other head wear looks like crap on me (coz my head is hugeeee)

You can tell by the picture above that there’s smudges on my camera lens!! Or rather, its lens filter. I got really bummed out because a lot of pictures taken with it turned out all smudgey and yucky and desaturated..

DSLRs are so high maintenance!! D:

Was dying to go a camera shop to buy some cleaning agent.


Haiiiiii Gwennypoo!!!

Hehehe I can’t wait to go back to WA in a couple of months again ♥

Then we’ll go to Ningaloo Reef and Monkey Mia, OK OK OK?!?

Had lunch at this little cafe by the road… Fremantle has an abundance of quaint little places to eat!!

I wish I’d taken more pictures of the shops they had and actually browsed around more.

Figuring out what to have for lunch!!!

I am incredibly picky sometimes lol. And I ALWAYS end up having Sam’s meal….

How come there’s something about other peoples food that’s just so bloody tempting?

Oh oh these pictures were taken after my camera got cleaned!!! YAY!

I was worried that my lenses got scratched by sea salt and the rough winds when we went whale watching, but turns out only the lens filter was very dirty, a little bit of cleaning and it was good as new!

♥ our matching bright happy beanies!!!

Gwen’s like, “Omg! Your contact lenses are so nice in this pic!!”

So we did a close up of my eyes!!!!

As you can tell I have NO eyebrows... Not because I shaved it all off, but because I have very ugly and sparse eyebrows by nature anyway!

You have no idea how hard it is to draw them to look real sometimes.

Boo!!!!

Our lunch orders were taking amazingly long (really busy day as you can see!!) so we took lotsa shots while waiting for food!

Food comes REALLY SLOW in Australia..


….YES more pics!!!!

…Enough of pretty pics. Hungry people ain’t a pretty sight.

NEED FOOD NAOZ!!!!!!!!!!! Been like 40 minutes, bitch!

LOL inspired by Ariel at dinner!!

WHO’S a fan of The Little Mermaid and many other classic Disney films? *raises hand*

I didn’t like Sleeping Beauty though, really boring and Snow White was worse!! The seven dwarves were annoying and Snow White is so ugly. (and creepy)

Started to take close up shots of peoples faces to cure my boredom… Sam is not amused

These people are like, “wtf can’t you leave hungry people alone while they wait for their food, bitch?!?”

Nah just kidding, she loves me. ^___^

DON’T YOU?! *takes out fork*

He looks like a little boy who got his candy stolen. Don’t worry baby, food will be here soon….

I start to tickle him and he starts to grin. Heeheheee


GAWD.. finally our food is heeeere!!!

Mushroom risotto is mine. How come so many places can’t do it right? It’s always too sour or cheesy or the shrooms taste weird.. meh.

I’m gonna try cook it myself some day!

Sam’s massive meal of EVERYTHING. Pork, beef, chicken, spinach, etc…

Yum, I love spinach!! Maybe it’s because Popeye always made it look so healthy and yummy lol

Gwen’s equally massive bowl of Minestrone soup with pasta!! Yummm so good :)

I’m not a fan of soup but minestrone has to be one of my favs!! Light, healthy (ermm relatively?!?) and such a refreshing change from all the heavy stuff I usually take…

After lunch, where are the gluttons off to?…

To have dessert, of course!!!

I don’t know about you, but I always feel like my meal is incomplete without something sweet at the end! Be it a slice of chocolate cake, some pudding or ice cream and even a soft drink…

I’d feel really uncomfortable and unsatisfied without satisfying my sweet tooth.

Woooooo look at their GINORMOUS cakes!!! So yummy :)

Expensive chocolate.. AUD 2.50 for a piece wtf! We stupidly bought 2 because we wanted to see what the big deal was about.

They’re alright, nothing fantastic though.. Not such a big choc fan!!

THIS!!! Is to die for!!!

Deep fried (I think) churros and you get awesome chocs to dip with! It’s a lot crispier and less cinnamon-y than your average churros..

Mmmm I still remember the first time I ever had churros was with my dad in Cali’s Disneyland!

Nom nom nomzz!!!

After an extremely satisfying dessert *burps* we went walking around their shops, bought some snacks from a Japanese supermart (they have super yummeh snacks!) and off we go for a lazy stroll in the parks!

HAHAHA me and Gwen saw some kids playing on this netted thingy in the playground and I’m like, “Hey that looks fun.. I feel like going on it” and Gwen’s like, “OK LET’S GO!!” lolol

It IS really fun, manipulating your way around small openings and climbing around thin ropes!!!! Felt like such a kid again.

Screw being mature! I love playgrounds and Disney films.

Wow we look really weird here

Hehehehe we kept jumping up and down and I think it scared some kids away because it was swinging so vigorously!!!

We decided to race each other to the top… but I gave up halfway cuz there was just too many kids and it was actually quite difficult! LOL the kids are like, “WTF is this king kong doing here?”

“Ain’t about how fast I get there, ain’t about how many kids I have to push kids off my sideeeeee… it’s the climb!!!!”


LOL congratulations Sam…
do you want a medal for that? :P

HAHAHA OMG everybody please stare at Sam’s TOP MODEL POSE!!!

I roflmao-ed when I first saw this picture.

You get ‘em, gurl!!!! WORK IT!!!!! ;)


Got off the bouncy net thingy to give Gwenny a hug. ♥

Gwen is such a ball of energy!! She never seems to get tired, and even when she is, she’s still singing and bouncing around

It’s blurry because we’re bouncing!!!

The look of concentration on her face…. Climbing ropes is tough work!

The best thing about Fremantle is how peaceful and beautiful it is…. the perfect place for a quiet, peaceful weekend. A gorgeous beach, gorgeous parks, gorgeous cafes… Gorgeous everything!!!

Not that much further down is Cottesloe and a couple of other amazing beaches.. Sigh so lucky!

It was a great day to just sit on the grass and have idle chatter while soaking in the sunshine and great weather…

(even though I’m not exactly a “sit on the grass” kinda person. I must have mat, cuz I’m terrified and paranoid about insects!)

Freo was very nice though.. really clean, and no animal poop in the parks!

Awww I love the overwhelming barrage of happy photos taken in Freo!!! ♥

Gwen is exactly that sort of amazing friend that you don’t have to talk to often but every time you do, it feels like nothing has changed since the last time you did.. even though I haven’t seen her for a whole YEAR before this!!!

MISS YA GIRLIE!!!!!

Hahaha yea she likes hugging me B)

Oh I KINDA miss my long hair!!!

We look so lesbian here… *shy*

I can’t believe how well she got along with my mum, too!!!

I left her and Gwen in the car for one hour once, when me and Sam decided to go look at some kangaroos and they didn’t wanna come..

I thought it would be awkward and boring for them, but when I came back, they were laughing and seemed to be having a great time!! WTF!

They were like cracking jokes and sharing personal details and whatever, and when I asked them what’s so interesting / funny, they winked to each other and my mum said, “It’s our little secret.”

Even I don’t get along that well with my own mother, LOL, FML x 999.

Me putting on a different pair of sunnies (I usually carry around 2-3 in my bag lol! I love my sunnies) and lending Sam my aviators!!!

It was wayyy too bright to not wear any

Hahahahaha I love these shots, we’re just sitting under the same TREE and snapping away

♥ I wanna print these out and stick em all over my room!!!

You can only take such shots in places like Australia….

Who would even dream of going to the park in SG? Death by heat stroke!!

This time without the bag!!

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Gwen bought some ice cream.. obviously very pleased with herself


And she shares it with me!!! Awwww… ♥

But this is her expression when Sam asks for some. LOL

I bought a milkshake from the same store, which happened to be the worst milkshake I’ve ever had in my life… Tasted like milk with caramel syrup only!!!

I LOVE this pic of Gwen!!!

It is soooo adorable but she thinks it’s ugly, I’ve no idea why… Look at the twinkle in her eyes when she nomz on ice cream!

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After ice cream and milkshakes, we head over to the beach (everything is like a few metres within each other) and I was so tempted to take a dip, although it wasn’t ideal cuz it was winter and beaches are kinda yucky then… with washed up sea weed and whatnots

Nonetheless it’s a great place to take piccys still!!!

LOL this pic is of me and Gwen going like, “Dude it’s been nice taking a stroll down the beach and all… but where the hell do we sit now?!? Seaweed covers every inch of this beach!”

We finally found a nice little dry spot…

Sam really likes taking pics now! So glad I turned him into a shutterbug hehe. He is also a mini Harry Potter fan now!! AWESOME

There’s something about the sound of crashing waves, gentle sea breezes and the smell of sea salt in the air that never fails to make me feel like I’m at peace with the world.

We walk around Freo to explore this really old building thing which apparently has historical value, but for the life of me, I can’t recall what it’s called!

Random pretty flower in the area.. I’m always fascinated by that one strong plant that survives winter conditions when everything else in the garden is dead

Sam and his obsession with canons

We found a cosy little spot near the beach and sat down playing games on the iphone together for about two hours…

GEEKS!!!

The iphone is so much fun though, with games like “Photo Hunt” and anagram solvers!!

My fav kinda iphone apps are the word-related ones… like scrabble games, or 25 000 free jokes etc. Every time you open the app, you get a new experience.

What are some of your favourite iphone apps?

Oh I haven’t had camwhoring shots like these in AGES! Taken with my PnS compact digital camera. Sometimes I wish DSLRs were less bulky and anal to handle :3

Loved my outfit that day!! Everything was bought in Harbour Town – discount factory outlets FTW! Cheap and pretty clothes and a practically empty shopping mall.

The white thing under my butt is a plastic bag that I ripped in half so that I could sit on it LOL to limit the amount of exposed area I have to touch grass with!

Gwen iz iphone addict!!

Awwwww finally a picture of my BABY!!!!

People keep asking me what camera I use, and even though I’ve mentioned it so many times before, I still get the same questions… It’s a canon 550d, people. I use the normal kit lens!

Buying this camera is probably one of my best purchases EVER… capturing beautiful memories in astounding vivid detail!!!!

Photos can tell you so much about things that words just can’t explain ♥

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After some time, we noticed it started getting dark, so we quickly whipped out my camera for to capture the sunset!!

I’m actually shielding my eyes from the bright sun but it looks like I’m saluting instead… Wanna see the view I was looking at?


Behold…..

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Just SO captivating…
what a gorgeous town indeed!!!! :)

Sam being enchanted by the serene views

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We ran down to the beach to take more pictures with the sunset before it was all over…

The best part of the sunset only lasts for like 5 minutes, so you gotta do it at exactly the right timing!

I love the orange painted horizon!!!!!

Perfect backdrop, against turqoise waters and the picturesque dock!


I got the best of both worlds in my arms ;)

Looking at these pics makes my heart flutter~

HAHAHA awwww!!!!!!!

These pics were taken with my digital camera instead! I wanted to see how different the sunset would look



KISS ME DAMN IT! :P

Omg we even got a sea gull in our picture!!! NEAT!!!!

Totally completes the sunset on the beach look :’)

Sam wants to jump into the ocean… or into the sky?

Last picture on the beach before it got too dark to take anymore!!!

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Blake came to meet us for dinner, and I don’t know why we didn’t take any pics at all of the supposedly “best fish and chips” in Western Australia!!

Guess we were all just too tired and hungry…

We did take more pics at the playground though! We were like, “Omg Blake, we had so much fun at the playground today, you have to check it out!” lol

Yeah Blake likes it too!!!

Every time I get onto a kids swing… I’m TERRIFIED that I’d break it and it would crumble on me.

The creaking chains make me really uncomfortable!

Hehehehe I reckon playgrounds are awesome fun in the night because all the kids and parents have gone home, the whole place is yours!!!

You can run around screaming like a goon at the top of your lungs and nobody would care.


Wooooo

Hahaha I still love you!

Blake and Gwen have their go… Aw look at them!!

Me and Sam could never do that… the swing would either crash on us or we wouldn’t even be able to move it back and forth LOL

So cute!!! ♥

And he almost kicked me in the face.

LMAO I dunno why, but Sam suddenly decided to do some model poses on the park bench…

This is the “I got a headache pose”

The “Omg it’s because I’m PREGGERS” pose

And this… LOL I guess it’s the “I just gave birth” pose?!?!?

Blake challenges Sam’s modeling… MEOW!

Oh yeah you want some of that!!!!

I think Sam eventually won the competition though, because he took off his top and started posing topless LOL.. but you don’t really wanna see pics of that though.

…Or do you? ^_~

“Have you been high today? …I see the nuns are gay!!!” – *dances to Benny Lava*

The boys having their manly talk.. probably discussing whose pose was sexier :P

Hahaha wth is wrong with Blakey’s mouth?!?

Me and Sam attempt to do the same… but we’re too fat and can’t slide down the kids slide LOL #FAIL

I used to love climbing up these things when I was a kid!

I think we should save the beanies for me, sweetie…

Sam has this weird fascination with my accessories.. Be it necklaces, beanies, scarves, and even MAKE UP…

He wants to try them all on and he always says it looks better on him LOL

As in he’d literally strut around posing in front of the mirror!! Woops, your secret is out babe :P

Blake went CRAZY on the suspended rope pyramid thingy…

That’s him jumping freakishly high without holding onto anything with his hands!!!!

Gwen got so worried, and it was sweet how she can be so motherly sometimes and he’s kinda childish in a very compatible way.. she takes good care of him.’

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Our last activity for the day: FISHING!!!

I was actually really excited but I’ve never been fishing… I don’t even want to go prawning, coz it stinks! But it’s not so bad in Aus coz we fished by the dock.

My DSLR died, so I had to use my compact camera. That’s Blake and Gwen figuring out all the fishing equipment..

They all have experience, except me!!

We even had portable chairs and hot chocolate!!!

Armed with those and 2 iphones and an ipod dock, we’re all set for the night…

Gwen says she’s spotted DOLPHINS AND STING RAYS in the waters of this very dock in the past!! Omg mad jealous. I haven’t seen anything in open waters before… why do I have such rotten luck?

I’ve seen the dorsal fin and back and tail fluke of an unknown whale though :S

I’m wrapped up in Sam’s thick jacket coz it was AMAZINGLY cold at night, especially by the sea!!!! Mind numbingly cold… Had to hold the hot chocolate in my hands to prevent my fingers from going numb.

And I’m looking down in horror as Blake cuts up some squid and other yucky bait… Omg I don’t like the idea of handling hooks / bait, no wonder I’ve never gone fishing!

Sam casting his line!!!!!

It’s my turn to cast my line now, and OMFG WILL YOU LOOK AT THAT TERRIFIED FACE!!!

I think that was taken at the very second someone told me, “Hey, be careful… you’re gonna take someones eye out with that / it’s gonna get caught on someones ear!!” and I freaked out.

Hahahaha omg what an unflattering picture!!!

Blake’s a pro at it….

I guess fishing is kinda fun, when you go with the right people and when you have stuff like iphones and ipod docks to keep ya company!

Of course it helped that we had a pretty view of all the night lights and cruise ships going by to keep us entertained :)

With good company, doing ANYTHING is fun! ♥

We got a few bites, but didn’t end up catching any fish at all… What did I tell ya? These wild animals HATE ME!!! I swear they do anything to avoid me at all cost.

I really cannot fucking wait to see something spontaneous in the ocean one day… I want my own boat when I’m older!

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Even though we didn’t catch any fish, other interesting stuff still happened!

Me and Gwen were feeding some fungry sea gulls our left over biscuits and it was really funny seeing them fight over the crumbs…

There was one sea gull who’s particularly PMS-y, it wasn’t very quick so the other birds would always get its food first, then it got really pissed off and started running after the other sea gulls and they’d make hilarious squawking noises!!!

Birds don’t really “run”, but when they do, it’s like ROFL

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When we were done feeding the sea gulls, us girls then realized we desperately needed to pee but there wasn’t any toilets nearby and the only place we could pee was behind some bushes by the road.

FML this always happens to me la!!!!

Anyway Gwen’s like, “Omg Jess I can’t do it, I don’t know how to just go in public like that, you do it first!!!”

And I’m like, “It’s no big deal, you just pull down your pants and go… It’s like 12am and we’re in the middle of nowhere, nobody’s gonna see us!”

So I told Gwen to keep a look out for me, “Let me know if you see any cars coming, ok!!”

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……………I was almost halfway done with whatever I was doing when OUT OF NOWHERE this car drives right past me and I could’ve sworn I saw them staring at me through the window and I started screaming and freaking out

and I was like, “OMG GWEN!!!! WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME!!”

And she’s like “Oh but I didn’t see them!!!” and we both started shrieking hysterically. Soooooooo funny!!!

It’s always the little moments that make trips with friends like that so fun ♥

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LOL I’m ending off this post with a hilarious picture of Sam zonked out on the dock.

He’s crazy, he just put his rod aside and decides to sleep on the super cold concrete!!!


Look at that… What a goner.

LOL

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It took more than 10 hours to edit, upload the pics and to blog this post! OMG… like you wouldn’t believe how much effort goes into these posts.

But totally worth it, since Fremantle was absolutely WONDERFUL. ♥

What a simple yet incredible day!!!!!!

Thanks for all the fun, guys! :’)