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To Goldcoast and back..



Back at last...

I guess its safe to say that Aidan enjoyed himself tremendously..He loved the animals at the farm visits and he couldn't get enough of the rides at theme parks..We had to literally pry him away from each ride till he realised that there are actually 'more stuff' for him to do...Aidan is a fantastic traveller! The eight hours flight to and fro each way was such a breeze. Each time, he would sleep tru out the journey after he had his meal and even when the ear pressure was getting to him, all he did was to use his fingers to jab his ears..not a single whimper. The bus rides weren't a problem either..I guess for our next holiday, we can consider going further distances like Canada :)

We had really bad weather for the first 3 days of holiday..it poured heaps and we read that in other parts of Brisbane, it even hailed and many homes and shops were destroyed by the flooding. We were at Tangalooma Resort then and boy, was it cold and wet. We didn't even wanna feed the dolphin coz it meant we would get even more wet (and Aidan's nose was starting to run then too)..

Also, we were quite irked by the staff at the resort. They had a children's play area and the kids were all playing with hula hoops and having a good time. Unfortunately, they only had 4 hoops so the kids had to take turns. The lady in-charge only went to the whites and asked whether their kids wanted to join in the fun and she snubbed us (and another Singaporean family with 2 kids) totally.. When one of the white kid gave up his hoop and moved on to something else, Aidan who was dying to get into the action quickly took over the hoop and started playing wit it. And well, kids as u know tend to get quite rough and so Aidan was accidentally hit by another kid's hoop and the side of his face (near the eyes) actually had a small welt..and he started crying coz of the pain. The lady i/c didn't even bother to check if he was fine and continued to ignore us and keeping an eye only on the white kids..Even the parent of that child whose hoop had hit Aidan was mortified by her behavior. Mom-in-law was so mad that she wanted to lodge a complaint but we persuaded her not to in the end. And there were also other occasions where we felt that we were overlooked (service and treatment wise) merely because we weren't white..Bleah. Sorta my first time experiencing such blatant racism..

The rest of the holiday was okay though it was somewhat marred by the sub-standard service we received.I honestly don't think I'm being fussy coz most of u should know that I don't really have high expectations on service and food..but oh man, if u think Singapore is bad, Goldcoast is much worse! Our drinks took ages to come even though we'd requested so many times. When we called for a waitress, she looked at us and merely pointed to the another waitress (who was quite a distance away) who was in charge of our station and walked away. I mean..the least she could do was to at least tell that waitress (who wasn't busy by the way) that we needed her. We didn't experience such horrible service when we were at Melbourne & Perth last year though..

Didn't shop much either coz the stuff weren't that cheap too (even at the factory outlets)..Ended up buying more stuff for the li' one..was only pleased with this one buy - a bomber jacket for Aidan (which he's wearing at the last pic) which was only abt 30 bucks after discount :)

Am sorta glad to be back..Without being asked, Nenita set up & decorated the X'mas tree while we were away and it was a pleasant surprise to come home to a 'colorful' living room. Had a few missed calls and they were apparently from employment agencies trying to arrange for interviews. Had a missed call from SPH Magazines too. Wondering whether it's for an interview also..Keeping my fingers crossed. Will see on Tuesday :)

@At Tangalooma Beach Resort

the pelicans@the beach

just woke up..

looking blur and groggy~

Enjoying the swing :)

Look at his wide smile..

With daddy now..

Clowning ard with daddy during lunch

Wet wet day..

Looking at the dolphins being fed..
@the Farm Visit...

The cowboy :)

Don't they look alike..right down to the color of their tops :)

Aidan squealed with joy whenever he had the
opportunity to go near an animal..

The bugger trying to pat the kangaroo..

Getting to wear a real cowboy hat :)

meh-ing at the sheeps..

Kena arrowed to shear the sheep's wool..
(and no, i wasn't trying to feel his ass)

Aidan enjoying the soft feel of the wool..

He found a li' girl to play with there too :)

@the Hotel

A family pic :)

:D
@Seaworld & Movieworld

Dolphins at Seaworld...

Posing with cartoon network characters..
(I have no idea who they are!)

On one of the many rides..

Getting impatient coz he badly wanted to get on the carousel..

Aidan was tickled watching people splash into water in one of the rides..

:D
On the plane

Finding ways to amuse himself on the plane..

Looking so serious...



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ex_cutedwogy821
Nov. 12th, 2004 07:09 pm (UTC)
http://www.songsforteaching.com/singdancelaugh/thezoo.htm

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dat's Dexter from Dexter's Laboratory + DeeDee , his sister
angeliatay
Nov. 12th, 2004 07:31 pm (UTC)
ah..Dexter's Lab sounds familiar :) heh...thanks..
franniebinn
Nov. 12th, 2004 07:10 pm (UTC)
oh wow. fun! and Aidan's growing up to be a pretty boy.
plus the groggy look has sexy-potential. :)
angeliatay
Nov. 12th, 2004 07:21 pm (UTC)
he's always scowling when the cams on him but he is more cheery and smiley off camera..bleah :P

sexy potential? *pengz*
swimzguy
Nov. 12th, 2004 07:11 pm (UTC)
WELCOME BACK! should stay longer.. some said the list won't be out till end of the year.. some said even after election... haha,..

Yes! Australia.. i oso want to go one day.. =D

angeliatay
Nov. 12th, 2004 07:13 pm (UTC)
WALIAO!! END OF THE YEAR!!!??? Are they sadist or what? Torturing us like that!!!!! Can die man..*%&*)%^(&)&*

I think u'll probably enjoy Melborne or Sydney more :)
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amesames
Nov. 12th, 2004 07:15 pm (UTC)
yes yes! come to canada next time!
angeliatay
Nov. 12th, 2004 07:19 pm (UTC)
Actually, we were planning to go Vancouver this time round but we were worried that Aidan wouldn't be able to take the cold weather...But it is most likely that Canada will be our next long-di holiday destination :) We can meet then !!
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longlongbus
Nov. 12th, 2004 07:38 pm (UTC)
Hi! you are back! cld tell fr the photos that all of you had great fun! love all the photos, esp the one aidan is playing with a lit girl!
angeliatay
Nov. 12th, 2004 09:50 pm (UTC)
Aidan had the most fun..he was enjoying every activity and that made it worth it :)
rollybolly
Nov. 12th, 2004 07:58 pm (UTC)
Looking really good hot mummy ;)
angeliatay
Nov. 12th, 2004 09:49 pm (UTC)
hiaks thanks..:P
i look good in pics lah !
dotteddreams
Nov. 12th, 2004 08:37 pm (UTC)
i love aidan's out of bed look! so sexy haha!

and you are such a hot momma! can i add ya?
angeliatay
Nov. 12th, 2004 09:48 pm (UTC)
heh..sexy meh? u guys ah *grin*

yeah..add ahead. Im not really tt 'hot' hor :P..middle age woman liao ~
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bbhome
Nov. 12th, 2004 09:37 pm (UTC)
hi back so soon ? welcome home. Everything looks so fun. Kekeke you had to let Aidan wear the "Old Mcdonald had a farm" bib.

Too many tourist in Goldcoast so their service is no longer up to par.
angeliatay
Nov. 12th, 2004 09:47 pm (UTC)
heh..u noticed the bib :P

I think next time round i will bring him to a farmstay..saw ur pics and i thought it experience looked great and it was obvious Ryan enjoyed himself. Aidan loved the animals too and was trying to pat everyone of them..even the pelicans!

agree abt goldcoast man..also somehow, i think they arent as metropolitan as Melbourne n Sydney so the treatment of asians werent tt good..or maybe we were just unlucky.
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ameliatan
Nov. 12th, 2004 09:59 pm (UTC)
hehe so cute and happy!I esp like the pic of him hugging the wool:)

Yeah racism..i experience quite a bit when i travel to ulu counties of every state.
angeliatay
Nov. 13th, 2004 02:51 am (UTC)
heh there were more pics of him burying his head into the fur and he had this look of pure happiness..v cute lah :)

i've heard of others encountering racism but never really experienced it till now. Even when I was studying in Canada or in my trips to the States, it never happened..so I was quite taken aback this time round. Must be tougher for u especially since u've encountered it so often..makes u miss home more eh..
lavivaloca
Nov. 12th, 2004 10:37 pm (UTC)
I remb someone calling me 'yellow banana' in goldcoast....
All the photos are so beautiful. Did you try out lethal weapon @ moive world ?!

Aidan's 'out of bed look' is so much better than my stylist did on me. lol.
angeliatay
Nov. 13th, 2004 02:47 am (UTC)
nah..im not really the type that goes for rides..i think lethal weapon would have killed me. I was already so rattled by the scooby-doo ride :P
mathtoyz
Nov. 13th, 2004 12:37 am (UTC)
you look very radiant...esp the first pic. Oh yes, and very much slimmer now.
angeliatay
Nov. 13th, 2004 02:48 am (UTC)
heh thanks. I like the first pic coz it was self-taken..didn't expect it to turn out nice :)

Heh..u'd seen me at the halloween party..i think i seem to look slimmer in pics somehow..
saliha
Nov. 13th, 2004 03:17 am (UTC)
Yah..the weather was pretty bad the week that you were here. i think it's the change of the the season. It's really hot now. Today's temperature was close to 37!!! glad that you guys enjoyed yourself!!!
angeliatay
Nov. 13th, 2004 05:12 am (UTC)
yeah..it was really shitty weather..! We all got sick too..sniffles n cough..thankfully the weather cleared up by the 3rd day or else the holiday would have been a disaster :P

heh..my shoulders got burnt at Movieworld..didn't expect it to be that hot!
am_klutz
Nov. 13th, 2004 03:37 am (UTC)
Hi! I surfed on it from ickleoriental
ur cute son's photo caught my eye! he's sooo cute!!
OMG!
angeliatay
Nov. 13th, 2004 05:15 am (UTC)
heh thanks thanks :)

Ur maltese is so cute too. That pic of him in that dino outfit is so cute! Did u make it urself? I've been thinking of getting a dog for Aidan actually..
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ickleoriental
Nov. 13th, 2004 03:57 am (UTC)
what lovely cute pictures :)
angeliatay
Nov. 13th, 2004 05:15 am (UTC)
heh thanks..he would be cuter if he will smile at the cam more :P..
matisha
Nov. 13th, 2004 04:02 am (UTC)
Aidan looks sooo different!! :D And you one hot sexy mama.. I bet you've lost a lots of weight!?
angeliatay
Nov. 13th, 2004 05:17 am (UTC)
yeah..his looks has changed a li'..i think his eyes are smaller now :P

actually, i didn't lose much weight. I still weight abt the same..And i think i put on a li' more in Australia coz i ate so much carbo!
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