Showing posts with label Melbourne 2010. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Melbourne 2010. Show all posts

Monday, February 22, 2010

Good times in Melbourne - some family togetherness

Some evenings, Aunty Irene cooked. On those she didn't cook, we ate out at Glen Waverly where there were many Asian restaurants.

Cousin Kylie was very kind to lend Baby Adam her highchair. She has a girl aged 2yrs, and recently just gave birth to a baby boy 5 weeks ago. We're still deciding on his Chinese name, but his Christian name is Kai (which means Ocean in Hawaii). Wow, didn't know that!

Eating out with Baby Adam is a challenge because he wants to order as well!

That's what living in Australia is mostly about - you can basically live in the suburbs for years without having a need to go to town! That's how self-sufficient people are.

Good times in Melbourne - Crown Casino and the city

On Saturday 20 Feb 2010, Aunty Irene, my uncle and cousin Phil were so kind to babysit Baby Adam so we spent the entire day in town with Jacq.

Jacq signed us in with her VIP membership, but in the end we signed ourselves for the membership too. Spent many hours inside the casino gambling - in the end we won AUD$25, which paid for our free icecream later on at Trampoline. hahaha

Strolling down the city and taking what Melbourne's all about - art & culture.

Flinders train station

Being the only state in Australia to have tram, surely it was worth taking the free City Circle tram around town!

My brother Junwen and cousin Jacq.

Hopped off at Harbourtown and did more walking, back to the city!

By the time we got back to Crown (where we parked for free due to casino membership), it was dark. We collected the car and headed to Lygon st (little Italy) for Papa Gino's italian food.

Ok, that's all folks!

Good times in Melbourne - DFO @ Essendon and St Kilda beachfront

We did the flagship DFO at Bulla Road, but only managed to spend 2hours there including lunch.
Tommy Hilfiger and other brands like Ralph Lauren were going at 40-60% off, but really nothing much to buy.

After that, we went to St Kilda with Philesia.

In Melbourne, you can have 4 seasons in a single day. Sometimes it was chilly at 15deg, but when we were at St Kilda it was just insanely hot. I think if we'd stayed there any longer, we would see sun spots and just black out.

Unable to tolerate the heat anymore, we headed to a nearby cafe and had drinks with freshly shucked oysters. Chill!

Good times in Melbourne - Great Ocean Road

Stop-over for our Fish & Chips lunch

where Baby Adam met a hot Taiwanese chick!

Clearly knocked out by the intensive whole-day tour!

"I'm on top of the world!" (or at the bottom, depending on how you look at it!)