Kings Park

Today’s the first time we actually got to hang out in Perth itself, after being in Western Australia for a couple of days…

We’d read amazing reviews about this restaurant called Zafferanos online so we headed there for lunch!!!

Sam admiring the awesome view of Swan River right outside the restaurant…

We wanted to go jet skiing down the swan river but it was winter and too cold :(

There’s always next time though!!!

“Outside the restaurant” just happened to be a very photogenic place.

I was telling Sam how he lacks imagination..

Why do people ALWAYS take photos that are full frontal and perfectly aligned straight? Why can’t they experiment with interesting backdrops and angles?

An example of something different would be something like this…

Well obviously it’s not the best pic, but y’know, makes the picture so much more dynamic and fresh!

So… this was what he came up with afterwards.

LOL decent enough I suppose >___> Photo editing saves everything!!!!

While Sam was playing around with my camera, I took some time to just sit on the bench and take in the views….

Lovely weather that day. Didn’t realize he snapped a pic of me zoning out!!!

I do this a lot… I just stare into space and I look like I’m blanking out, but the truth is, my mind is racing with a million and one thoughts going through it :)

Analyzing my environment, thinking about unrelated things that happened recently, wondering what I’m going to do next..

Just thinking about life in general.

Random pic of plants outside the restaurant

Sparkling water!!!! Perfect drink for any meal.

Ever since I got hooked onto sparkling water, I refuse to drink plain water unless I’m really thirsty…

It’s just so mediocre tasting LOL I like my gassy drinks

Wow I look icky here but I’ll post the pic anyway

Complimentary Turkish bread with dips because the waiter said our steak’s gonna take awhile!!! LOVE it. It was $14 on the menu.

Crazy how expensive bread can get..

But totally worth it. The dips were amazing and turkish bread is fluffy on the inside and a little crispy on the outside! What have I been missing out on for all my life?

One of the best steak me and Sam have ever had!!!!

Roasted pumpkin with cherry tomatoes salad!! Yummy!

Smoked salmon anything is always good ♥ Even better when paired with a creamy quiche!!!

Extremely satisfying meal. (Y)

Throughout lunch me and Sam were like, “OMG THIS IS GOOD… Oooohh mmm ahhh” lol foodgasm!!!

We left with big smile on our faces.

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After the extremely tiring Albany road trip, all we wanted to do was laze around, so I suggested going to Kings Park...

A quiet but beautiful park with paranomic views of the city skyline ♥

So relaxing!

Strolling through a serene park on a beautiful day after an amazing meal = ♥!!!!

Wild mushrooms growing on the ground!!!! I wonder if they’ll taste yummy :P

Omg I feel like some creamy mushroom pasta now

For some reason we took heaps of shots like this that day… I guess it’s to match the laid-back mood of the day!

I always tell Sam… DON’T point my camera at direct harsh sunlight!!! T_T

I’m really protective when it comes to my camera… I MUST make sure it’s constantly held by somebody (cannot leave it on the ground or in my bag unless it’s wrapped up)

I remember I accidentally dropped it in the ground once… It made the LOUDEST “thud” and my heart stopped.

Thank god it wasn’t damaged (I think)

And my lens got pretty fucked up because of my whale watching trip… heaps of smudges and salt water on it. Didn’t bring my cleaning agent too. FML x 100

It was winter, so it wasn’t exactly the best time to visit a park / garden… most of the flowers were dead, but here’s a few shots of the survivors!!

I can’t wait to go back during spring and see the wildflowers!

Apparently when in season, these wildflowers grow so vastly, gardens of wild colorful flowers stretch on as far as your eyes can see!!!!! I ♥ flowers

This shade of lilac / lavender is so cute!!!

Dead trees in the winter

Everytime I see a tree with bald branches and a dark silhouette sticking out like this, I think of vultures and south africa in the sunset Don’t you?!

We were just strolling around their gardens when we saw this queer little sign:

Sam insisted we should snap a pic of it, put it on my blog and prove everybody wrong :P

I’m not exactly sure what flower this is, but I think it’s a poppy. A yellow poppy.

Sam was surprised I actually knew what it was (we assumed I’m right) and I’m quite shocked myself because I’ve never actually SEEN a poppy with my own eyes, but I’ve read about them many times in Enid Blyton story books when I was a kid…

She always described them as cute little red flowers - when the children characters rolled around in the gardens and sniffed flowers, they would always come back with black, dusty noses because of the poppy’s black centres!!!

Did you know that cocaine used to be made out of poppy seeds? I used to wonder if the children got high while sniffing them hahaha.. the musings of a 10 year old.

It was a war memorial site for their fallen soldiers…

Even though it wasn’t my own country being involved, I felt pretty emotional when reading the messages left for their war heroes and it’s nice to know people still remember and honour people who died for their country decades ago.

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Ok enough of deep stuff…

Back to narcissistic me!!!

In Sam’s defense, he takes pretty good pictures sometimes :P

I was like, “this is so relaxing!!!” and it made me wanna put my hands behind my head, lie back on a beach chair and sip some coconut juice… then I remembered I was in a park, not a beach. Wtf.

We stop by their Botanical Cafe for some ice cream and hot chocolate!!! That must be the most appetizing hot cocoa ever.

After our tea break, we left the cafe and the moment I stepped outside, I was like

“WOAAAHHHHHHHH!!!”


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IT’S A DOUBLE RAINBOW!!!!!


OH MY GOD!!!

It’s so0o0oo bright and beautiful… and it’s starting to look like a TRIPLE rainbow now.

Oh my god what does this mean?!?!

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HAHAHA ok you HAVE to watch this!!!!

It’s a video of some random guy who had triple orgasms by looking at double (or triple) rainbows. It cracked me up soooo much.

I normally don’t approve of drugs, but I WANT WHATEVER HE’S ON!!!!!!

Love how random stupid but hilarious videos like these go viral on the internet… and everyone laughs at the same damn thing. But this guy is my hero.

DOUBLE RAINBOW FTW!

Seriously though, cameras cannot capture rainbows quite as vivid as they are in real life…

They look so small and faint in these pics but I’ve never seen a more vibrant and bigger rainbow!!!!

It was MASSIVE… usually you only see one part of the rainbow, but I was able to see the whole rainbow stretch across the city skyline and the swan river….

I could almost see the pot of gold at the end ;)

It was the most beautiful rainbow I’d ever seen!!!!!

It was so gorgeous, I got all excited like a little girl seeing a rainbow for the first time…

In Singapore, I see rainbows maybe like once a year or even lesser. I haven’t seen one in AGES and I was just thrilled to see such a big one, paired with the most amazing view of Perth City!

This was actually the first of like 6 I saw in total over the 2 weeks that I was in Perth.


This is what I’m talking about.

I felt like I was at the right place, at the right time… and that Perth was putting on a show for me!

SO beautiful, if only I could’ve captured its full glory on camera.