So over the Anzac day Long weekend, my boyfriend and I decided to go on a trip to Melbourne! The last time I went was about 5 years ago so I don’t really remember much of it but was super excited to go again!
What we were both really looking forward to was Ai Wei Wei and Andy Warhol’s exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria! It was going to finish in the 26th if April so we luckily got there in time! We caught a plane from Sydney wednesday night after work, stayed for a couple of days and then flew to Tasmania! (which I’ll write about in a separate post!)
The exhibition was amazzzinngg! I loved it so much! We also checked out another art gallery, ate heaps of food at Heston Blumenthal’s “Dinner” restaurant (so sad we missed the Fat Duck but I’m pretty sure we wouldn’t have even gotten a table there seeing as you had to enter a raffle haha), went shopping and explored Brunswick, visited a few record stores (where I found out Prince passed away!!) and generally just had a really relaxing time! It was a really nice getaway .. it felt like I was overseas even though we weren’t!
Here are a few photos from our trip!
I hope to print out quite a few of them and make a photo album! (I’ve been meaning to make one for aggesssss but just havn’t had the time to/am too lazy to)
Over the weekend a couple of friends and I decided to go to Hunter Valley for my friend Michelle’s birthday! She turned 25 this year so she decided to do something fun and different! I’ve known Michelle now for about five years now and I think we have gotten to know each other pretty well! I think as a group, all the girls in it have been through highs and lows together so it was a great chance to get away from the city and hangout, relax, celebrate and catchup!
We stayed in the Hunter for two nights and went to various wineries and restaurants! I’m pretty sure all of us were looking forward to eating at Muse Restaurant after hearing from our friend Lily what a fantastic experience it was when she went last. The birthday girl lovvedd the food and we took quite a number of photos there before we left!
Most of my family on my mothers side are living and are from Guangzhou, China. For those of you who don’t know where that is it is the third largest city in China and is located in the South. People mainly speak “Guangdong hua” aka Cantonese. I can’t speak it unfortunately haha. My mother and all her family can but I think I was brought up speaking mandarin so that is what I’m most fluent in. Luckily they can speak mandarin too! I can speak a little bit of cantonese and can understand a little but it’s not great and I can hardly make conversation.
Anyway so my mum and I travelled to China on boxing day and I came back on the 10th of January. My mum decided to stay a bit longer to spend more time with her family which was nice. I actually really enjoy going back to China to see family. I don’t really see many people my age travelling there though. not sure why? I always see people going to Hong Kong and other SEA countries. I like going back to China because I actually feel like I’m ‘going home’ even though I never grew up there. I really like exploring the area where my family lives and eating all of the yummy food and shopping! Deep down inside I am still a cheap asian.
The first week or so was spent mainly catching up with family and going out with them.. I hadn’t seen them in about three years so it was wonderful to catch up with them again. Some aunties had moved places, one of my cousin had had a child (HE WAS SO CUTE). I really hope I can go back again soon! Here are some photos I took!