Today I went to Luna Park with my family (minus Mum, because she was at work), Kevin and Henry (and their families). It started off with us trying to find Henry and his sister Maggie as they had already bought their passes and were in the rides. It took a while, but eventually we met up in Coney Island with Kevin and his brother Raymond as well, and set off on doing the little slides and mazes and stuff inside. After that, we went to the dodgem cars, where it took us more than half an hour queueing, and I let my sister drive because I haven’t had any good recent experiences with bumper cars D: and she did a good job! So I took over for a couple of laps and I didn’t stuff up ^^
By then we were cracking hungry, and sat down to a very nice picnic that Kevin and Henry’s parents had brought, and Dad strangely bought some muffins and a box of hot chips, which were an instant hit with us kids. It was the first thing to go. I also had iced tea for the first time, I think it was peach flavoured, because it tasted like…peach juice. On the first mouthful. The second one had that not-exactly-bitter tea taste. All the while we were eating, Kevin and Henry’s parents were talking about their kids (in Shanghainese) and I just sat there, bemused and trying to catch on to the gist of the conversation. It wasn’t one of those vitriolic, comparing-type conversations were academics were measured up and the like, but harmless talk about stuff like height and braces and whether we brushed our teeth before or after eating breakfast (after FTW!) and the difference between fat and not skinny. It was nice, they’re nice people 8D
After that, Kevin was being a chicken nugget and so instead of the Tango Train we went on the carousel. I ended up riding backwards on the chariot with my brother, while noticing that Henry had somehow sneaked off without us noticing. Next was the Ferris wheel, after a lot of dawdling around. Kevin somehow managed to psych himself up to go…but five minutes into the queue, he said he needed to go toilet, and when he returned, he decided not to join back into the line ==
So we (my sister, Henry, Raymond and I) went, and all this time Maggie was off with her friends which all appeared at least several years older than her O: By this time all of us couldn’t be stuffed waiting for rides, and spent another half an hour half-heartedly waiting in line in the sun for the Spider (which I had already ridden by myself earlier that day >.>) and afterwards Raymond and I were the only ones who wanted to go on the Ranger. BUT eventually he chickened out/decided not to go, so I didn’t either, because then I would be lonely. Meanwhile, Kevin was just sitting with our parents, playing on his phone.
All of us (except for Maggie, still out at large somewhere with her mature-looking friends) just sat with our parents and mooched the remaining Grain Waves and SUPERSUPERSUPER sweet mini Easter cupcakes that Henry’s mum had brought, and none of us dare touched after eating one, as they were basically ‘sugar with a little bit of cake’. As a side note, the chocolate Easter cupcakes, also from Coles, are quite scrumptious. Well, the top mostly, because the cake part is just your average supermarket chocolate cake. The top a thick crust of chocolate ganache with small flakes of chocolate in it ~__~ But back to today! Sat around doing nothing for an hour, then Kevin’s mum came back with three snow cones. I have never had a snow cone, and never will if it’s a stall-made one. Hygiene reasons, not sure if I’ve mentioned the story on this blog before, but I definitely have to some people. Anyway, wasted another half an hour or so waiting for Maggie, who seemed to get a turn on the Ferris wheel at least two time longer than the one we had >.> and it was getting dark. So when Maggie finally decided to come back -.- we left to take the train to Town Hall, to have dinner.
Which was at a Japanese restaurant called Yutaka. It had very good sushi, but everything else was not so good. The buffet had hot chips! And pasta salad! What the hell?! And another thing I also tried for the first time was miso soup, which is made from…forgot. But it was something, when I heard, thought sounded unpleasant…but miso soup sounds nice >< So I had a bowl, and it was bleh. I somehow managed to crack open my disposable chopsticks neatly yay! The eel was so tasty! Why can’t Chinese restaurants do that, huh? That’s why I have such a bad image of eel, because every time we ordered it at a Chinese restaurant the meant wasn’t particularly soft/enticing and there were SPIKY THIN BONES. Kevin doesn’t like raw fish, but Henry’s mum made him eat one of those slice-of-salmon-with-a-chunk-of-rice-underneath sushi thingos. We binged on the jellies (you know, those ones in the round plastic cups like the ones we get in Jap class, but rounder) and made a tower, which Kevin tipped over. I found a dead fruit fly-ish thing under my tofu pocket sushi :x I’m glad someone got my bad jokes today, thanks Henry. But you’re still lame too.
Left for a ‘walk’ in Hyde Park, which, now that I think about it, was really just a shortcut to get to the train station so we could go home. Guided by Henry’s dad’s excellent sense of direction, we didn’t get lost while in the city, but after Henry’s family left for the St. James station we needed the maps on Kevin’s iPhone to get us to Wynyard xD We managed to get there, and caught the train home.
I think my lips are sunburnt. What?!
Easter show on Thursday
Went with Sydo to the Easter Show on Thursday, and it took us a while to find each other in the beginning ^^’ We didn’t know what to do first, so we headed to the place all people who go to the Easter Show should go to – the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome! We loved the Woolworths stalls – so many tasty samples! And free apple slinkies! I want one of those machines O_o And the two dip stalls, both of them were so delicious. Aioli dip is soo nice! Babaganoush heehee I love saying that word it’s so funny. And got some discount coupons and a strawberry shortcake recipe, before walking around a bit more for samples, then going into the home and craft section! Anaconda was having a sale, but I didn’t need another metal bottle ($8.95 O____O that’s less than half of what I paid for my bottle which isn’t from Anaconda though) and I spotted the Carlingford Music Centre stall and Syd had a chat with a guy she knew there. We spent more than half an hour browsing the artwork and handicraft competition entries, and a lot of the paintings and drawings were MINDBLOWINGLY intricate and beautiful. There was this immaculate drawing of a nude lady (the artist had done just shading to create depth for her back…it was so light and careful and her hair was so lifelike and thin and the whole picture was so true-to-life) and a colour pencil drawing of a gorilla (which was also impossibly intricate and lifelike) that stood out to me (there are a lot more stored in my temporary memory, just can’t be bothered describing because it’s too bothersome and you’ll get sick of hearing the same words).
Er I can’t remember too well what we did after that, I think we sat in a bench and ate biscuits and Starburst for a bit, then it was…oh yeah we tried to find the flying pigs. But Syd lost my map, but we managed to get one off a nice old lady who didn’t want hers (haha no we didn’t bash up an old lady for a map) and it turns out that there were no flying pigs that day. So we sat in the cattle judging tent and watched a football-for-kids training session. I don’t know why either. Soon we were bored and we went to see Fonzy, Australia’s tallest steer. I wonder if i hadn’t gone to an agricultural school, would I go around calling steers cows? The people behind Sydo and I were…and I managed to catch myself doing it too. It’s also because there’s no common word for an individual for cattle…’a bovine animal’ sounds too scientific…
After that we went to watch the Psycho Sideshow, after I had missed it when going to the Show for two years in a row, and it was late and we were early too and we watched the usual dance troupes perform and they were pretty good. And then came on the acrobatic gymnasts, who were spectacular! They could bend till their heads reached the ground (their body in an arched U-shape, feet facing out) and all these jumps and balancing on each other.. their strength and agility and flexibility amazed me, and made me feel like a fat lump of rock sitting on a seat. There were these very dangerous looking throws that the one guy did with this little girl member.. and they did it to the instrumental? version and the original version of Lady GaGa’s Born this Way xD among other songs. So when the Psycho Sideshow came on, I was not that amazed by the ‘world-famous’ contortionist who looked to be one the same level as the teen/tween group we had just seen before. But the rest of the show was still entertaining and very ‘freakish’, just not particularly creative except for the foot juggling, because that’s cool 8D
Then we went to the Wool Fashion Parade, which was half an hour late and opened to a half-filled audience. Before it started, Sydo and I looked around the stalls inside the pavilion and we saw spinners and knitters of wool, they’re soo cool 8D Watched the fashion show, which got better as it went on (but I feel sorry for the males, not many interesting styles for them ._.). It was getting late, so we headed over to the twisted chips stall to buy our curly fries! Man, we felt so unhealthy after that, especially after seeing those dancers ><‘. We left and went to the train station.
I’ve just had an idea for another post later. Hope at least one of my fellow bloggers blog by then. *pointed glare*