PART II OF MELBOURNE TRIP BELOW!
Fir suggested visiting Melbourne Zoo on Day 7. I was all geared up to check out Aussie wildlife because I especially love kangaroos & koalas. They are just very adorable in my opinion.
Day 7 outfit. Fir tried to scare me by saying, "Animals will attack when they see bright colours."
Melbourne Zoo is located somewhere near the city, so we have to head down to the city to take a tram to the Zoo.
A closer look at Flinders St. Station.
Other mode of transport that is available in the city. I was pretty bummed that Fir & I did not have time to ride that horse carriage despite heading to town almost everyday. Oh wells.
OTW to the Zoo!
Decided to have some hot choc first at the Zoo's cafe because it was drizzling.
I was being all touristy and I snapped pictures of EVERY animal. Here's some pictures that turn out well.
After visiting the Zoo, we headed to Melbourne Central for late lunch at Esteller. Ordered the same thing which I ordered previously, which was the beef bakso noodle.
Walked around Melbourne Central to bask in the night lights (got dark by 5pm or so) and to check out the stores there.
I ended up buying some accessories because they were on sale.
As you can tell, I love gold accessories. Never get sick of it.
The owl necklace that I got has an uncanny resemblance to this F21 piece. It's almost identical. I cannot spot the difference. Even the chain and the irisdescent jewels is the same. Peculiar. Hmm.
The F21 piece is still available here.
Made our way back home and had dinner at Cafe Student.
Day 8. It's Fir's graduation day today. Pictures credits to Zaki's DSLR.
SO DAMN HAPPY THAT FIR HAS FINALLY GRADUATED AND WE SURVIVED LONG DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP. YAY!
After the ceremony, Fir & I headed to town to catch Dracula's; a comedy cabaret in the evening. Grabbed a quick bite at Lord of the Fries before the show.
Snaking Q at the entrance.
Dracula's is definitely a great entertainment (too bad no photography allowed) and 3 course meal was served during the show too. For the price that we paid, it is really pretty affordable. (: Headed home there after as the it ended pretty late for a Melbourne winter's day.
Day 9. It's an early day (woke up at 630am) because we are heading to GREAT OCEAN ROAD! Had barely enough sleep because the night ended rather late yesterday but I was extremely excited for this trip.
Sans makeup because I was planning to sleep on the bus. HAHAHA. Okay I know I look like shit. Oh wells, if Fir doesn't mind, I shouldn't mind.
The view of Melbourne City from my bus seat.
Woke up several hours later to the first pit stop. Was out of Melbourne & we past by Geelong, so it a pretty long drive. I do not know how long was the journey actually because I was asleep, so to be safe it is several hours later. :D
My hair was in a mess because it was so frikking windy!
The coach that we took provided some light snacks too.
Tea, lamingtons, crackers, vegemites and what have you-s.
The view is simply breathtaking to say the least. A summer holiday in one of those beach houses would be lovely.
Pit stop no.2. At Great Ocean Road itself.
More beach views.
Stopped by at Apollo Bay (Pit stop no. 3) for lunch and I did use the time to freshen up.
CHECK OUT WHAT I SAW!
A RAINBOW! :)
Look for the day.
Fir was being VERY generous so we...TOOK OUR 1ST HELICOPTER RIDE!
View of the 12 apostles.
Uber fun experience :)
We then headed to our next stop, the Gibson Steps.
The steps was really steep...
Pictures of us.
View from the Gibson Steps.
Made our way to the next pit stop, the 12 apostles.
One of the most memorable road trips ever. The view is simply breath-taking. The helicopter ride was the icing on the cake. Reached the City at about 8pm where we had our dinner.
I used the hair straightener to create the effect by straightening the hair inwards.
Good hair day today!
Look of the day.
Decided to head down to DFO Moorabbin (Cheltenham) for some shopping.
After hours of shopping I ended up with these.
I don't usually like purple /blue hues, but I like the pink prints on this chiffon dress, so I am giving it a shot.
A grey cardigan. Was attracted to it because it's ends.
From Just Jeans.
Managed to score some really nice apparels.
From Nine West.
After shopping, we headed down to Chadstone for dinner where we met Fir's mates. Impromtu decision to head down to Charlston for karaoke night. Dumped all the shopping bags into 2 big bags. LOL.
Everyone on Facebook commented that Fir looks like Ed Cullen in this particular pic. Perhaps due to the fact that his skin looks ivory white here.
Practically had to climb 4 storeys just to reach the pub. Sucks balls.
Most of the really enthusiastic singers are probably half drunk. LOL.
Fir & I.
Really nice shot of Fir courtesy of Zaki!
Group shot of everyone for the night!
Day 11. Headed to DFO South Wharf for some late minute shopping.
Ended up with a shopping bag inside a shopping bag HAHA. Most of it are gifts for people.
Here's what I ended up with.
Gift from Fir! He knows I love dainty, compact black bags, and so he got this for me.
Been looking for a drapey vested top like this for so long!
From Forever New.
Batwing dress. Don't usually like blue, but the cutting was great when I tried it on at the fitting room, so I bought it.
A simple pair of jewelled thongs.
It's my last night in Melbourne, so after shopping Fir & I head down to St Kilda's Luna Park for some night amusement.
Day 12. The last day in Melbourne. Didn't take any pictures because I was busy packing. I came with one luggage, went back with 4. I bought 2 foldable luggages along with me because I already forsee that it was going to happen. The birth of the luggages. LOL.
Only had a quick lunch with Fir before heading to the airport.
It was a memorable trip nonetheless and Fir & I really got to spend some quality time together. Realized I cannot live without him, clichéd, but very true. I took him for granted and realized things aren't the same when I got back because nobody does the things that he did for me except for him!
I love you so much, can't wait for you to be back for good this Friday. XOXO.