Posted by: sammerz | 24 December, 2007

Perth Trip 2007

SGS and a dear friend Adele travelled to Perth for the pre-Christmas weekend.  Steph and I were there to attend Eugene and Leah’s wedding, and Adele was there to accompany us and to visit some of her uni friends.  Being an organisational freak, I also “excelled-up” a timetable here.

On the day we arrived, we went on a cruise along the Swan River.   Our destination was Fremantle, where we visited the markets and had a fresh and scrumptious seafood lunch.  On the cruise back to Perth, we had some wine-tasting.  That evening, we dined at Hanami Japanese Restaurant.  Kings Park was the last stop for the day, and we took in the night lights of Perth CBD.

On Saturday, SGS attended the wedding and Adele spent some time in the city with her friends.  What struck me as a first was that the father of the bride stood there between Eugene and Leah for an extended time – right before the exchanging of vows.  I’m not sure if it’s a common practice, just thought it was rather interesting: “No, Eugene, she’s not yours yet!”  Haha…  In the afternoon, we met up with Adele again and relaxed by the beach at Scarborough.  Then we did the most random things: kicking shoes at each other, doing Toyota jumps and high-fives.  Adele also took a shot of me piggy-backing Steph, and the angle made the 20cm jump appear 2m!  Okky organised a dinner with her friends from Aflame Community Church, and we were taken to Mundaring to enjoy some award-winning pizza.  The winner was the Eskimo Joe dessert pizza.

Before attending the Aflame Sunday morning service, we had breakfast at Tarts Cafe, a quaint and popular spot.  Aflame has about 70 members, most of which are indonesian and aged between 18-30.  It was great to be in a small church for once, and one could really feel the homely, family atmosphere.  The church does a lot for the community, with the Miracle Cafe program on Saturday afternoons to feed the homeless with both spiritual and physical food.  Following the church happenings, we had lunch at Phi Yen, a Vietnamese Restaurant – apparently a frequent place for the “Aflamers”.  In the evening, SGS attended the reception where there was food-a-plenty, in typical Chinese wedding banquet style!  Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Leong!  (No relation, btw!)  Back in the hotel, I spotted an abandoned STOP/SLOW sign opposite the road on the sidewalk, 15 levels down.  I quickly rushed out and retrieved the broken sign.  Too much fun.  Even Adele had fun holding the stop sign – can you guess who holds their bass guitar like that?

Monday – the final day.  We drove to the north shore of the Swan River to take photos.  It was a beautiful day….  unfortunately it wasn’t so for our friends and family back home as Melbourne experienced a horrid spell of storms over the weekend.  Before long we had to return our rental car and we were on our way back to Melbourne, not to mention we also brought along some apple strudel from Corica Pastries.

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Perth Trip 2007

Perth Trip 2007



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