YO YO YO WAZ HAPNIN, dis b ma first post for 2014! So I figured that nothing really happens every week in my life, so I figured that this year, I might just blog monthly and let you guys know all the craaazy shit that went down. Before I selfishly begin to rant about my life, I hope that you had a great start to the year, and that you are all safe and well!
So, to begin, new years eve comprised of a quiet night at home TRYING REALLY HARD not to fall asleep before midnight. Mum and I cooked up a bonanza, where she went all Asian chef style, wokking around the kitchen (HAHAHA SEE WHAT I DID THERE?! SEE?!?!??!?!), as I grilled, mashed potatoes and ate half the brownie batter before it went into the oven (because that's how we all bake brownies, right?!). I barely managed to keep awake to join along with the countdown, and not long after the fireworks started, I conked out. I am such a weak, pathetic individual.
On New Years Day, the family headed out to Nan Tien Temple where we lolled around, had lunch, took photos, and Tim and I entered a Stage 5 coma when we shared a large bag of spring rolls. 13 hours into the day and I already break my 'remember to eat food, not FEELINGS' resolution. We only spent an hour or two there before heading to the nearby beach, where we all bought Golden Gaytimes - it's sort of a tradition for us to do this, which I like :)
So now the big main course of January was GOING TO EUROPE FROM THE 3RD TO THE 17TH!! I could write pages and pages about my trip, but I'm just going to tell you about my favourite moments hehehe. So I went with my high school, Hurlstone Ag HS, and we jet off to Italy, Belgium and France. The trip consisted of eating, shopping, giggling with West/Sproule/Keegan/Purves/Wenban/Brock about anything and everything, taking pictures/selfies, and touring around. It was such an amazing holiday where I got to catch up and hang with the teachers, as well as make some new friends hehehe.
Be prepared, I am sorry, I tried to pick out only a few photos BUT IT TURNED INTO 17 PHOTOS, so if you're really bothered, you can read about each photo and then receive a trophy for your tremendous effort hehe.
So what is this amazing view? Well, dear reader, this was the freakin' view from the first hotel I stayed at - Hotel Mary, in Vico Equense, in Naples. It was a pretty aight sight to wake up to each morning ;)
These little vehicles, which are a ute and tricycle combined, are everywhere on the streets of Naples - they are so cute and make this 'TOOKTOOKTOOKTOOK' sound. Apparently its convenient for locals who run grocers, restaurants or any small business as they can transport all their big cargo and such onto this little thing.
OH GOSH I LAUGHED AT THIS FOR ABOUT 657877688988887 MINUTES. So we visited Pompeii , and apparently this engraving of the male phallic organ POINTS to the location of the brothel in Pompeii. See, even 2000 years ago we weren't any less subtle ;)
I don't know why, but the inner hipster within me just had to whip out my phone and take a picture of this graffiti. Please do not judge me.
Aye aye Mt Vesuvius, ya lookin pree swaggy. So when we went to Herculaneum, we managed to view the volcano at this amazing sight.
THE BEST PIZZA I HAD IN ITALY. It was around the size of the Pizza Hut pizza Mias you get, and it was just 4 Euro! It was so light, and it wasn't all greasy and oily, and it was so simple.
HEY SO THERE'S ME, but more importantly, behind me is Positano, a small town in Naples that has an incredible view.
LOOK AT THIS GIANT LEMON. THEY ARE OBSESSED WITH LEMONS IN SOUTH ITALY I TELL YA.
Okay, so you can't exactly tell, but apart 20m from the right of where this picture was taken was the Pantheon in Rome. Rome at night is pretty beautiful to say the very least.
IT'S THE TREVI FOUNTAIN! I flipped 3 coins with my right hand over my right shoulder - one to come back, two to get married, and three to live there (as in live in Rome, not in the fountain itself LOL)
The view from the Capitoline museum! and me hehehe.
Me n ma main gurl Yelena chillin at the Colosseuum.
I forgot to take a picture before we dug into our cappuccino and waffles in Belgium lol oops. But lemme tell you somethin, Belgian waffles are pretty much everything you expect them to be and so SO SO MUCH MORE. Still warm and crispy on the outside, yet soft on the outside, doused in hot melted chocolate and dipped in home made vanilla ice cream = the second coming of Christ in all that is glorious. The cappuccino they served us was also pretty on point - a large cup topped with whipped cream, and served with two sugar cubes, one chocolate, one muffin and one small glass of some sort of cream liqueur.
The Menin Gate. Such a grand monument makes you fully realise and appreciate the extent and scale of WWI.
If you click on the pic and zoom in, look for the name 'Meggy' - this top bloke was a Hurlstonian who served in WWI.
Beautiful patisserie in Paris, pretty sure I left some of my drool on their window.
Dis guy was lookin pretty good hurhurhur.
Okay so I won't ramble anymore. I have returned and gotten back into work and the normal lifestyle, howeverrrr I did get two of my wisdom teeth out on Friday (the 24th!). It was nearly not as bad as I expected it to be, with little pain, yet I am still a little swollen, but it has given me free reign to lie in bed and do nothing HEEHEE.
That idleness translated to me watching Season 1 of Sherlock in one day (yes I know I am VERY VERY VERY late to the party), and might I say: W O W. It is such a clever, CLEVER, CLEVER show, yet I expect nothing less of Moffat. I certainly see the hype with Benedict Cumberbatch now, as I have never before thought of psychopath consulting detectives to be so ravishing ;)
Today, my brother, mother and I went off to do some back to school shopping, which was completed within one hour from leaving home to arriving back home. Might I say, the Wangs have the ability to shop like absolute demons - none of that wishy washy window shopping.
So that is all for January, I hope to see you in February! ^_^