Monday, February 22, 2010

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!)

Good times in Melbourne - Home away from home

During our short stint in Melbourne, we stayed with Aunty Irene, Uncle Leong and my cousins Philesia and Jacqueline.
Home away from home was at Scoresby, and we pretty much did what the local folk did - dine at Asian restaurants and had dim sum at Yum Cha, go shop at the local supermarts etc.
The only touristy thing we did was probably joined a local tour to Great Ocean Rd to see the 12 Apostles (or 8, whatever's left of em).

At the airport departure:

My happy family shot

as usual, Gonggong is very proud of his fav Grandson.. because he's the only grandson. Haha!

At first, Baby Adam slept in the bassinet.

But after a grand total of 15min, only Mom's lap will do.

Home after 8 hours!!! What a long tiring plane ride for us, and poor Baby Adam is jetlagged.
Local Aussie time was 7.30AM, but in SGT it was only 4.30am. Can you imagine?!

We stayed at my Uncle & Aunt's huge but cozy home in the suburbs.

Our guest room had a mini bar, toilet, couch with TV, and even a big piece of lawn attached!

As expected, Baby Adam spent most of his mornings in the lawn playing, often on his own.

Showing Mummy a blade of grass he plucked from the ground. Hehe

Getting distracted by magpies on the cherry trees

And he also walked his baby steps too!

"I made it to you Mummy! Ho ho ho"

Went to the local Carribean market which apparently sold everything from food to vehicles.

Baby Adam playing and observing seagulls & ducks in the nearby lake.

Cheeky bubs!

We also brought Baby Adam to the nearby Chesterfield Animal Farm which was only 5 min drive from our home.

He can't feed them yet, but at least he is enjoying himself under the shade of a tree.

In the Nursery Barn with tame baby animals.

more photos to come when I have time :)