Before 2014 comes to an end, I'm determined to cover all of the unpublished posts that I once promised to complete. First up, my Gold Coast, Australia trip which was in April. I know it's a long overdue post but better late than never, right? It's been quite a while since I last updated my blog. I know I've made a promise that the next post would be up real soon but I have my reasons. Here's why: I recently lost most of my pictures due to my recklessness. I reformatted my external hard drive by accident, which sounds really stupid because no one actually reformats their external hard drive. Hence, the pictures I had accumulated for years all vanished in a blink of an eye. I couldn't recall what was in my external hard drive. I've been trying to retrieve some of the albums from my SD card and from my friends. Thankfully, I was still able to get back the most recent pictures like those from the Gold Coast trip and the Hong Kong trip. Farewell to those unrecovered pictures, those sweet memories long live in my heart.
Report completed and now let's get back to the topic. It was my first time to a country where the first language is English, and to a continent that is not Asia (finally!!). I joined in Hui Yee's family trip last minute and am so grateful to have them include me in their trip. The trip was short but sweet. I was also overwhelmed by the amiability of the locals. My luggage was the only one that did not arrive along with the other luggages and I'm much obliged to the airport staff for settling my problem and even refunding 150 Australian Dollars to me. Not only that, throughout the trip, the people I encountered were all friendly and helpful. At the Gold Coast beach, there was a lady offered to help us take a group picture without us even asking.
During our trip, we visited a lot of theme parks and farms. Sat on the best extreme rides in my life ever, said hello to koala beers and kangaroos, and they are so cute! (didn't get to hug them though.) Indulged ourselves in some serious shopping at Harbour Town, went out of my comfort zone and wore a bikini for the very first time, took plenty of photos along the beach and also on our hotel room's balcony. I had a great time with Hui Yee and her family in Gold Coast, Australia. Blogging this post made me miss Gold Coast so much! Till next time!