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  • Jaleey 8:12 am on September 26, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    away i go! 

    GOODBYEE WORLD!!! (for 1 week only!)-

    it’s midsemester break & im leaving tomorrow morning for our roadtrip to cairns! its supposedly ~18 hrs+ we’ll be stopping by along all the little coastal cities & islands so the drive will be even longer. we rented a car that has a bed in it, its a campervan so it also has a tiny sink & fridge & you can basically live in the car if u wanted, so we’re probably camping for a few days & watching dvds in the car :) i want to camp on the beach!! itd probably be soo cold in the morning but the sunrise would be worth it right? :O)

    haha well, heres hoping we have a safe trip & dont run into any wild kangaroos on the freeway! i hear they’re everywhere, especially at early morning. and supposedly they’re really stupid so they dont avoid the cars at all :(

    map of australia

    map of australia

    so as u can see on map, brisbane is pretty much halfway between sydney & cairns. luckily we’re not driving from sydney otherwise thatd take 40+ hrs! can you imagine?!!! and i thought LA to san jose was bad…

    we’re going to the Daintree rainforest one day, hanging around in Cairns/maybe go to the Whitsundays (if we dont go then ill hopefully be going in october) & then to the Great Barrier Reef for a full day tour of diving/glass bottom boats/snorkeling! i hear the towns along the way up are really cute, so im excited! but otherwise between towns is supposedly nothing. we must be smart about fuel otherwise we might be trapped in the middle of nowhere :( pretty freaky thought. and since we all drive on the opposite side of the road where we live, this will be interesting :D as long as i dont need to drive in mountainous/cliff areas i think i will hopefully be fine…and just follow the car in front of me hahahahhaaa

    here are some pictures. hopefully itll be this beautiful!!!

    cairns at night

    cairns at night

    daintree rainforest

    daintree rainforest

    whitsundays

    whitsundays, about 6 hrs south of Cairns

    wild kangaroos on the beach

    wild kangaroos on the beach! :O)

    mackay, one of the larger towns on the way up! it's the sugar capital of australia

    mackay, one of the larger towns on the way up! it's the sugar capital of australia

    if i have internet ill be sure to try to post, most likely ill be tweetinggg on twitter. :) but then again, internet on my phone outside of the cities suck, so i have no idea what to expect. seriously, australia needs to improve on its 3g network & internet in general!

    ok ill see you all in a week! take care~

    for all deltas, have fun at informals! im thinking of you all & take lots of pictures so i can see ok! MISS U LOTS <3

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    • marissa 7:31 am on October 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      such beautiful places!
      my dad wants me to get the driving license here.I think I might have to practice driving on the right side first..hehehe

  • Jaleey 12:08 pm on September 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    brisbane’s riverfire 

    fireworks

    fireworks were amazing

    disappearing...

    last week was crazy. pretty much midterms happened, and then thursday i got sick the morning of my last midterm so in the testing room i was the annoying person sneezing 5x in a row, sniffling, blowing my nose, and trying to fumble into my bag to get more tissue to control my watering eyes & waterfall nose, and repeated this during the whole time. hehe yes, it was as gross as it sounded. i felt very extremely bad for the people sitting next to me :( after that mess was over, i hibernated under my blankets for two days and then woke up to realize!! my internet didnt work! the power went out friday all the way until today (monday) morning. but i am happy bc it prevented me from using up more quota. i am running out! what am i to dooo~ my apartmentmate in the first room (there are 4 total) got sick on the same day as me too, and so we attribute it to dirty, bacteria/virus infested brains at our midterm on tues!

    anyway saturday was the brisbane riverfire. it was AMAZING. i have never seen that many people in my life, except inside the stadium at usc’s football game, but that doesnt count!! the riverfire is brisbane’s annual celebration, where all transportation on the river stops for the fireworks. no ferries, but instead the river is lined with tiny boats in the middle, every 100 feet or so, ready to set off fireworks. & since the brisbane river is extremely long, and there are at least 5 bridges, your view depends entirely on where you are on the river. i was on one of the main bridges in the city, that connects southbank (where they have a manmade beach) & the city itself. here is the view:

    ferris wheel at southbank

    ferris wheel at southbank

    it was breathtaking, bc the buildings on the left set off fireworks too. & the southbank side was packed. i have videos, but wordpress unfortunately doesn’t allow me to post it up due to space limitations. :O( i recorded three videos during the whole 30 minute show, and they’re each 5 minutes long and they’re spectacular, so ill find a way to upload it :)

    so the show started with two fighter jets flying reallyyyy low & they set off the first fireworks. throughout the show, they poured fireworks down from the bridges & so it was a waterfall of fireworks..really pretty!! & they spelled out 150 (since it’s queensland’s 150th anniversary) w/fireworks & even had hearts & happy faces!! it was way better than any 4th of july celebration & they even had it all go with music! the whole show is 30 minutes, but people go to watch concerts & hang out at bars & lounges & cafes & parks after. after we finally got off the bridge, (which took 30 minutes!!), we decided to eat & hang out, but everywhere was packed..it was really ridiculous! the wait was an hour plus so we just headed home & cooked & watched a movie on tv :)

    all those blobs are people!

    all those blobs are people!

    sunday we were all planning on going to gold coast & tan & relax in the sun but we still didnt have internet so we couldnt figure out the train schedule in the morning! so we just went to the city & found a nice little restaurant, ate, and then shopped & spent the rest of the day chilling at an outdoor cafe. the city has a bunch of little outdoor cafes serving desserts & steaks & whatnot & its so awesome to just talk & listen to the the outdoor music!

    okkk i cant recall most of what happened last weekk, but i have some random pictures i took :) enjoy!

    postcard from marissa <3 i got your 2nd one today.. THANKYOUU I LOVE THEM!!

    postcard from marissa <3 i got your 2nd one today.. THANKYOUU I LOVE THEM!!

    making polish pierogi

    making polish pierogi

    daintree!! this is on campus :)

    daintree!! this is on campus :)

    excitement! i installed snow leopard

    excitement! i installed snow leopard

    postcards from brisbane—im mailing these back :O)

    postcards from brisbane—im mailing these back :O)

    i got a package from my mom!! cant believe they opened it for inspection..

    i got a package from my mom!! cant believe they opened it for inspection..

    inside: food!, vitamins, printer ink, my hard drive, clothes, more chinese food. bahahhaha

    inside: food!, vitamins, printer ink, my hard drive, clothes, more chinese food. bahahhaha

    mango creme bar. this thing is amazing!

    mango creme bar. this thing is amazing!

    uq's art museum

    uq's art museum

    mangosteens & green mangos! tropical fruits hurrah!!!!

    mangosteens & green mangos! tropical fruits hurrah!!!!

    MUFFINS! AHHAHAHA reminds me of the youtube video

    MUFFINS! AHHAHAHA reminds me of the youtube video

    hello farmers market!

    hello farmers market!

    passion fruit! ive never seen it in person.. tag: amy cheng, since she loves passion fruit!!

    passion fruit! ive never seen it in person.. tag: amy cheng, since she loves passion fruit!!

    hahahhah getting ready for a random jumping picture.

    hahahhah getting ready for a random jumping picture.

    look at the treasury building in the background! gorgeous!!

    look at the treasury building in the background! gorgeous!!

    hello beautiful car; tag: hye r shin bc she loves audi's :O)

    hello beautiful car; tag: hye r shin bc she loves audi's :O)

    fireworks from the buildings..this picture doesn't do it justiceee

    fireworks from the buildings..this picture doesn't do it justiceee

    bye byeeee

    goodnight :O) 晚安!!

     
    • Helen 9:06 am on October 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      yes i do love the car…i managed to sit in one while I was getting my car detailed…ahhhh my dream car…ohhhh the mango bar looks yummy

  • Jaleey 1:15 am on September 8, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    再來一變 

    我觉得刚才考试整个就是乱来,大家都太无辜了,太紧张了, 让我还没进去就想出来。到底怎么回事?再来一变吧,以后得再加强,好好得用聪明的读书方式读,要不然又吃后悔药了!

    快让今天慢慢得好起来吧!(兮兮,我大陆来的朋友说我打中文的时候用太多叹号了,我看她说得太对了。)

    我好想放假喔~~礼拜四有另个期中考,但我超想不顾一切,把全部都放下,好好得放轻松。不可能的啦,

    又想家了。 我妈寄了一个好可爱得包裹来,花了快要六十块,里面全都是我爱吃的点心什么的。太不好意思了。。

    哎,其实时间真是过得非常快,没想到已经来了两个月了。我在这里的时间已经一半过去了。时间像水一样流得快。没剩多少时间了。李芯,别在做白日梦了啦~

    祝幅大家

    祝幅大家

    希望你们大家都过得还好!听说加州的天气一向都挺不错的,太嫉妒你们了。昨天我去作瑜伽的时候,突然开始闪电打雷,接着就下雨。好奇怪,我平常超怕那么恐怖又巨大的声音,但不知道为什么我感觉很安全,反而看雨渐渐的飘进来,太漂亮了。又配着背景的音乐让我放松,整个就像假的一样。

    再见~~

    哦,我还照了一大堆照片,改天有空的时候我会立刻把它传上来。

    不知道谁到底能看得懂我写的。很少用简体字打中文,可是我电脑打繁体字未免太慢了。受不了~

     
    • mel 2:28 pm on September 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      “我还照了一大堆照片,改天有空的时候我会立刻把它传上来”

      me too =(

    • Helen 9:05 am on October 3, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      hmmm…i totally understand what this meant…very insightful

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