Saturday, March 11, 2017

A Waterfall of Lullabies

Shocking enough to believe that this is actually my first blog post in 2017. I thought I would be able to blog more often in December but I was lucky enough to get a Christmas Casual job in Melbourne, so it was a restless month for me. 

Even so, summer was great! In the beginning of the year, I went on a road trip with my mates to The Grampians. After building our tent at the campsite, we headed to Mackenzie Falls. It was a long walk down to the waterfall and of course a long walk up back to our car. Though we weren't allowed to swim there, chilling by the shores was a good idea too. It was therapeutic, surrounding yourself with Mother Nature and your ride or die mates. 

Photos by Zhi Hao Wong, editing by me.

Thong Jean Lim 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Tulip Festival

Growing up in a tropical country like Malaysia, and being someone who only goes on an overseas vacation during the end of the year when most of the countries on Northern hemisphere are experiencing autumn/winter, it was my first time actually experiencing spring. It is such a wondrous season of the year where plants regain their colours and flowers start blooming. 

My friends and I decided to check out the Tesselaar Tulip Festival even though we were in the midst of preparing for final exams. We jumped on a train from the city to Lilydale station and then took a shuttle bus to our destination. We reached there more or less two hours before it closed. 

We could look at this as either a good thing or a bad thing. A good thing because people were leaving and it was our chance to avoid any random passerbys being in our shots. A bad thing because we paid for the entry fees but did not have ample time to roam around the entire farm. 

Nevertheless, it was a pleasure to take time off from books and surround ourselves with nature in the realm of colours. Since tulip is the national flower of the Netherlands, the souvenir shop and the dress-code of the staff there were all Dutch-themed. It was pretty impressive to have a sense of being in Holland while you are actually in Australia. 

I have finished my finals and completed my first year at university for about 3 weeks already. Hence, I can finally blog about my visit to this festival! Barely anyone knew about my visit to this festival 'cause I haven't posted anything regarding tulips on my social media. I wanted to edit the photos nicely before I published it! And finally, here it is! I sincerely hope you guys love this post. It is one of my favourites! 

'Til next time!

photos by Patricia Lee and I, editing by me. 

Thong Jean Lim