currently snacking on banana chips &amp listening to…

currently: snacking on banana chips & listening to Hot Mess—Cobra Starship
recap of my week! i took a lot of photos i love so ill be adding a lot of new ones into the Photos page :) i dont think ive ever put up this many photos in one post.. prepare yourself!!

tuesday: class started at 10 and there was a lab right after. we dissected a human brain & were learning about the various anatomical locations, which i never thought would be so difficult to identify bc there were so many cross sections to analyze. afterwards, i quickly went to grab a bite at a nearby cafeteria with a friend, both of us smelling disgusting, & the food totally reminded me of USC dorm food which just made me think of home :( after taking a nap, eating dinner, we went to go watch The Ugly Truth. took the ferry to South Bank, which is soo beautiful at night, and we got there and realized it was sold out! the other movies we weren’t too keen on seeing, so we decided to go to Indooroopilly. along the way we stopped by 7-11 to buy snacks, thinking it would be cheaper & better than those at the cinema.. who knew, it was so so expensive (is a pack of gum for $5 normal? small bag of m&ms $3.50, small bag of chips $3!!). welll we got to el dorado & it was such a cute little theatre, really cozy & barely anyone there, quite ideal :) the movie was surprisingly good. i didnt expect to really love it bc it looked like another typical chick flick w/a predictable plot but this one’s funnier bc their acting is hilarious :O and i think gerard butler has gorgeous eyes! i love his green eyes! hmm..by the time the movie ended it was already 11 so we decided to just walk back home…which took one hr but i never realized it’s so beautiful at night. we walked across the field, looked up, and saw tons of stars. theres not much light pollution here, but ill bet it still doesn’t compare to the meteor shower that just happened back home, which i missed :(

Brisbane city from the ferry stop at South Bank

Brisbane city from the ferry stop at South Bank

walkway to main st of South Bank

walkway to main st of South Bank

walkway :) can't imagine how gorgeous itll be once all the vines fill in!

walkway :) can't imagine how gorgeous itll be once all the vines fill in!

wednesday: EKKA exhibition!
we were originally gonna leave at 9 or 10am, but decided we should just go later so we didn’t have to leave so early at night. we took the ferry there, and transferred to a train in the city. the train was packed & EKKA was even more crowded! its such a big deal, there are trains and buses from the city to EKKA every 10 min! even though EKKA goes on for ~10 days, wednesday was brisbane’s holiday so everyone got a day off to go. before i got off the train, which led us into the center of the whole exhibition, i saw all the carnival rides & flags & roller coasters and there was soo much going on! it was basically a small theme park/carnival with horse-racing (which people got soo dressed up for! gotta love the huge hats though), wood chopping (went to watch, and it was surprisingly intense. those guys are soo strong!!! & they chop a tree trunk that has a diameter of my body (yes, very big) in about less than 30 seconds! so fun, and everyone left with sawdust sprinkled all over hehe), railroad racing, home & garden & leisure centers (with all sorts of decoration contests), international food pavillion, farm animals/pet competitions, stand up comedy & music (katy perry was there…i missed it though! i cant believe it), and tons of small game/shopping centers. i had no idea there was so much going on & in the end didnt get to see it all :( i had a ticket for a fashion show ft australian designers’ collections but didn’t have time to go! & i didnt get to ride the horses & see a lot of the pavillions. ohh well it was fun anyway :)

halfway through it started sprinkling, then raining (while a double, then triple rainbow appeared!), then it started really pouringggggg. but luckily we went inside a showbag pavillion (where they sell tons of goodies/candies/products) in bag sets for a certain price, and stayed dry there. its funny bc inside is crazy. every kid is wearing some type of rainbow wig/afro/halloween costume ensemble that they just bought, and everyones buying something! they also had a taste testing place where u could try new products/wines/teas/ice creams/foods, so that was really fun! around 8 or so, while everything was beginning to close down, we went to go watch part of the closing ceremony, caught a glimpse of an American cowboy guy doing horse tricks & making his horse go through fire & whatnot (there was lightning at a distance around the stadium the whole time, but no thunder. it was really pretty in a weird way) and some monster car show. we decided to beat the traffic back home, so we missed most of the closing ceremony & the fireworks.. maybe itll be online. hehe such a tiring day, but i see why people make an effort to go each year :) & the pictures below are only about 1/4 of all the photos i took. it’s taking forever to upload, so maybe ill add it into the Photo page another day

i love the teddy bears!!! but later i looked at this photo & realized, the couple in it are so cute!

i love the teddy bears!!! but later i looked at this photo & realized, the couple in it are so cute!

showbag pavillion—tons of peopleee

showbag pavillion—tons of peopleee

self explanatory

a few of the rides

so high up :)

so high up

my favorite photo—i love how the sky & clouds look

my favorite, or should i say "favourite", photo

no cotton candy—it's called fairy floss here!

not cotton candy—it's called fairy floss here!

equestrian—if this were fb, id tag esther here :)

equestrian—if this were fb, id tag esther here :)

the brisbane broncos—rugby team signing

the brisbane broncos—rugby team signing

yes, that's a balloon! that he later went into!

yes, that's a balloon! that he later went into!

double rainbow; after this, there was a 3rd, but it didnt show up on camera

double rainbow; after this, there was a 3rd, but it didnt show up on camera

strawberry sundaes!

strawberry sundaes!

stand with cute pillows & shoes!!

stand with cute pillows & shoes!!

the coolest shirt!! the bars lit up & changed w/the music!

the coolest shirt!! the bars lit up & changed w/the music!

fresh food pavillion-location of all the taste testing :)

fresh food pavillion-location of all the taste testing :)

inside the pavillion

inside the pavillion

australian hibiscus

australian hibiscus in the garden center

in the garden centre—flower arranging contest celebrating Queensland's 150th anniversary

in the garden centre—flower arranging contest celebrating Queensland's 150th anniversary. each of the small pots at the bottom are $5+, the ones at the top & middle are all at least $10!

orchids were everywhere

orchids were everywhere

strawberries & cream stand

strawberries & cream stand

wood chopping contest

wood chopping contest

hello there, ginormous cow on the roof

hello there, ginormous cow on the roof

night show

closing ceremony

leaving EKKA :( bye bye

leaving EKKA :( bye bye

i will post more pictures another timeeee. for now, bye bye :)

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