We couldn’t rent a car because we didn’t have a translated license or international license, so we took the Intercity bus to Rotorua that took us about 4 hours to reach Rotorua. It hurts our wallets so bad too because we had to spend more money on cab fares and bus fares..
On the bright side, our motel (Silveroaks Geyserland) was right next to Te Puia. So it only took us 5 minutes to walk there.
Wood carving boys doing their thing!
Since we had 30 minutes to kill before Pohutu geyser erupts, we took photos and ate salt and vinegar chips.
So… Jumping backwards was harder than I thought.
Nevertheless, THE BACKGROUND LOOKS GOOD. HI, POHUTU GEYSER.
I have a rainbow in my almost rainbow hair.
This is too hilarious not to post up on my blog.
Pohotu Geyser and the Blue Pools.
Well, not so blue here because CAMERA.
Maori cultural show.
There were many tourists that are so horrible at respecting the Maori culture and the other audiences. Worst part is that we share the same ethnicity and many people associate me with people like them. Not cool, bros.
After checking in to our motel and rested for a bit, we headed out just before sunset to town. We walked for 40 minutes to town in the cold. I don’t know what we were thinking… But I was eager to eat at Fat Dog for the carbonara. So, we walked.
It was so packed for dinner!
Jane and I ordered the carbonara while Kei Kiat ordered the fish and chips. They told us that we had to wait about 10-15 minutes but we we waited for an hour. Well, I don’t really blame them, they had so many customers. In return, they gave us free drinks and 2 desserts to go! Well, it’s worth the wait for the yummy milkshakes and 2 slices of cakes.
It was so, so good. I am so contented for the next few months now.
The caramel slice I chose was just as awesome. Apparently one of their best sellers too! Yum yums.
Jane fell asleep at 8.30pm… And we all kinda followed after that and woke up at 9am the next day.
We had CAKE, CAKE, CAKE, CAKE for breakfast.
So I get a Caramel Slice and a Chocolate Cake for breakfast. Yums.
We even got a bonus view of the Pohutu geyser.
I was trying to take a photo of our view when Jane decided to feed me cake. Hahaha, if only I was fast enough to focused it right.
Kei Kiat was actually about to drink the milk bottle.
Then, of course, they released an ‘army’ of lambs onto the stage.
The sheep must be thinking, WELL, PAT ME ALREADY, HUMAN.
I just had to post this up, tsk. SORRY.
No, lamb. my camera’s not your food.
You see, the trick is to blend in. Tsk.
JANE PHOTOBOMBED. ):
Met this cutie on the truck/trailer train thing we were on. She only spoke French, so she had to ask her mum how to tell me that she liked my hair. After a while, she kept turning back to tell me that she’s 6 years old and comes from Tahiti. She’s a beautiful girl!
Picking Kiwi fruits!
Guy in blue shirt: ‘ YOU’VE GOT MEAN HAIR GURRRRL!’
You should see how I smiled from ear to ear. I’ve been getting loads of hair compliments over the past week. Hehehe.
Keeping trees warm during winter.
Sunset view from the inside of the bus.
When we were waiting for our bus at Tourism Rotorua, we thought we were taking the InterCity bus back to Auckland. Then the bus driver of GreatSights yelled out my name. Thank goodness he yelled out my name, otherwise we would have been waiting for a non-existent bus back to Auckland. Forever and ever thankful that he yelled out my name.
It’s time to go for another adventure! See yeah, internet people!
We definitely excelled in sleeping till noon. Jane and Kei Kiat made ‘breakfast’ and we just lazed around till about 3pm before heading out.
Look at the couple rocking my kitchen.
Meanwhile, I get to sit back, relax and watch TV while they cook.
Colourful breakfast. Yums.
WE’RE NOT ACTUALLY SMILING.
Beer or no beer?
We ate fish and chips and fed some chips to the birds. Even a big eagle was circling us. Not too sure if it was eyeing our food or the smaller birds…
The birds didn’t return us the favour of the chips. Instead, it shat on my boot and Kei Kiat’s hoodie. THANKS, BIRDS. APPRECIATE IT.
The view from Devonport is amazing.
I’m not very good at being photographed by people.
I TRIED. But awkward hand decides to stick out.
As you can see, Kei Kiat absolutely fails at taking good photos.
We’re off to Rotorua today! So, I’ll only update my blog on Thursday.. Teehee, See yeah!
Congratulations to Germany on winning the World Cup!
Here’s a picture of them where all the girls (and guys, if any) can go crazy for a little while.
We all woke up at 6am to watch the World Cup. First, we thought, maybe we could go down to QF Tavern for some breakfast and to watch the game… We got lazy and watched it from my bed. At the 90th minute, we got so sleepy, we moved to the couch and ate instant noodles so we won’t fall asleep.
It was very foggy outside, the foggiest I’ve seen ever since I came down to Auckland, really. I put them blame on my friends. LOL.
After the game ended, we went out for brunch and some tourist-y adventure at Kelly Tarlton’s Sea Aquarium.
Hotdogs for brunch at Dogmatic.
<< Our Kelly Tarlton adventure begins here >>
It ended with yummy gelato by Giapo. The Kiss Kiss flavour is so yummy. Nutella, chocolate and all..
HELLO. Don’t worry! Jane and Kei Kiat safely reached Auckland (Sunday), they didn’t injure themselves or died on the way back to my apartment. I mean.. HEHE.
See! They’re perfectly healthy and smiley.
They get pretty weird sometimes too. I absolutely love this photo. Hahahaha.
They’re so cheesy, I don’t know what to do.
At Potpourri, fiddling with my Samsung S4. I take more pictures with my phone now ._.
Refolded clothes for charity project we’re doing for a subject in college.. I picked up two tops and donated some money too.
Garena League of Legends Anniversary 2013. Shit man, the line was so long, it went behind FTZ . Ain’t nobody got time for that!
This guy here is playing LoL with a panda hat. I don’t know why but I saw many people in panda hats ._.
John being supportive at these events. He won’t be supportive anymore after he leaves for America to study . I’m really glad that I had a few friends to support me there.. They practically had to drag me out of the toilet after I changed.
Meet Jo, and Nick.
My one and only chance to be kawaii eh? Seize it ! Actually no, not really. This is like a mandatory photograph with John.
Sam and I . Yes, Sam Insanity actually tried to cosplay his version of Ezreal – Ezfail. With a hanger as his weapon. (And I thought my pathetic syringe was lame)
Cutest cosplay ever. He’s a tiny Karthus.
Audrey (Ix3Rukia) as Teemo and me as Nurse Akali.
I don’t cosplay.. It’s a one time thing, and it shall stay as a one time thing.
Ain’t this Queen Ashe cosplay so cool ? I pity her though, Under the blazing heat, she’s in that outfit. :O
We wanted to line up for the skin .. But err. No . Too much effort .
Oh, I gave up on Virtual Villagers 5 . After impregnating 30 over females, I think it’s enough . I don’t care about converting the orange and red masked villagers anymore. Or the achievements ;_; Now I’m just playing Eternal Garden and Rift since it’s F2P now :3
Szen insisted on taking a photograph. Say lah earlierrrrr, then we’d properly dress up to class. See us wearing dresses but in sandals. Then Miss Szen wearing Croc heels. Omg, her Croc heels, really. Weird looking pair of shoes, but I bet they’re so damn comfortable.
I’ve been buying this a few times already (So cheap and addictive)
It’s from Monster Bites, Regular fries with cheese topping! It’s about.. 6 bucks? Worth way more compared to the puny cheesy wedges from KFC that costs about the same price.
It’s so good and addictive, I got my classmates hooked on to it too. LOOK AT THE AMOUNT OF CHEESE. *drools*
That satisfactory face.
They hid behind the door for a long time, waiting to scare the lecturer, and it failed so badly. She just walked right in so quickly, they had no time to respond.
I think this blog post is pretty random. I’m like jumping from 1 thing to another. I went to Kitchen Art Brasserie in Empire Hotel after class for pre ramadan review. Look… That’s only a quarter of the whole buffet spread.
I had a relatively great day. Nailed our presentations today, earned about 60 league points from 2 ranked games today too. 1 more game to my promo!
All photographs taken with Samsung Galaxy S4