Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Mt Buller Ski Trip!

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Bus leaves at 6.30am from the city. So i stayed over at cousin's place. She lent me ski gloves, spec case and even got up and made me coffee at 5.45am! So sweet!

But i walked to the station alone. Melbourne city at 6.15am:

Nice trip up there. E and i talked most of the way while the others slept like pigs.

It was wonderful seeing the terrain change. From the usual bare forest floor to catching a glimpse of white specks of snow and then watching the amount of snow increase...

Inset is the view from the bus. And those are snow chains! Cool eh? I assume to allow the vehicle to get a better grip of the road. They only put it on on the day we head home. Wonder how they do it...

All we did the first day was eat and explored the mountain. Just parts of it actually.

And rented tobogans: these little plastic thing for u to sit and slide on!

Fun fun fun! Too bad didn't get a pic of E and i sharing one toboggan. And notice that this photo is edited? Didn't do a very good job =P

Had dinner and called it a day. Went to the lounge by 6pm. Felt like 9pm Malaysian time. Love our hotel lodge. Its homely. And everyone staying at the Duck Inn was hanging out in the lounge. Cosy. Nice.

But we couldn't make much noise as Big Brother, this Aussie reality show was on tv and people were really into it judging by the way they keep increasing the volume...

Day 2
In the shuttle bus to buy our lift pass after 2 hours of boot fitting and ski measurements! Oh and i totally stuffed myself with bacon and tomatoes at the buffet breakfast.

Classes came free with lift passes- but u gotta tell them u want classes before buying the tickets.

With all our gear! Waiting to get to ski school!

Pix of E and i. Anticipating our lessons... might as well camwhore while we waited.

Besides, once classes begun, there was little time left for pictures. Even if there was an opportunity for a picture, i couldn't smile

The class killed me. It was awfully tiring, extremely tough and i was sweating! Sitting on my ass on the snow felt like 5 star hotel luxury. I was THAT exhausted. Was so thirsty i was about to eat snow!

Also, i seriously sucked at skiing. I fell and fell and i was so tired i just wanted to lie there and cry. But i didn't cuz there were people going downhill and i am in their way

I felt so hopeless and handicapped with 5 foot long feet while most of my friends were just natural at it...

But skiing is something i wanna do again. It's another love-hate relationship in my life.

Just like E and i. Love-hate. I let out my anger at him and he just had to tolerate me... Kesihan him. Thanks =)

Anyway. Complimentary drinks at the bar at night!

I watched in amazement as GT expertly drank her shot from the DUCK FART shot glass. With my allergy, i'll never get to experience the whole weird lick-salt-and-suck-on-lemon shit.

By the way, thats me with the champagne glass. Just a sip for a pic (actually many tiny sips cuz i couldn't get a pic i like) and then i gave the glass to someone else. Haha

Wondered why our hotel is called DUCK INN?

Owner must be a DUCK enthusiast. Quaky hour instead of happy hour! Wahaha. Do click on the pic to enlarge it, u'll see the ducks and maybe an obscene sign...

Forced everyone to take a group pic. Made them hurry by just setting the timer and shouting "You've got TEN seconds!"

Really does the trick! Everyone's in position within ten seconds!
Inset: MY and i, close friends since form 5! =)

Day 3

Snowed heavily and the wind had no mercy on the third day. So we stayed in our room indoors behind flowered grills...

And we returned our skis

As well as get a picture with the boss, Brenton.

Just kidding. We did NOT sit indoors. The weather may be unsuitable for skiing but there were lots of other activities! Like...

Girls vs guys... i took a pic of guys aka The Enemy. Look at my armed boyfriend, scary white weapon in his hand. A is hides behind a tobogan fort. His pal, P reloads, u know by making a snowball?

When peace befalls the group (i know i'm talking nonsense), we...

and then we...

Shortly after, it was time to say goodbye to Jack and all the ducks

This trip is exactly one year after my snorkeling trip at Redang


Joey said...

Nice!! Sounds like so much fun! Oh, and good editting btw. :) Gorgeous pics of Melb at night
Awww...go more often, I'm sure u'll improve :)

Valdez Lisa said...

wah, so fun!!! You learnt how to ski finally?O ya, have you recovered from your sick?

sue lin said...

Hey Joey! I really want to but its costly! It just reminds me of the time where i sucked at ice skating... but i went anyway though i thought Sunway was far and RM14 was expensive. Skiing is FAR more expensive than that. I could go but i might be sacrificing a lot of other Aussie sights...

And thanks, it really took ages to edit, towards the end i got lazy and didn't bother editing much. Haha

Vliza, hey! Erm... i dunno i must go again! Hahah. I'm better but not totally well. Thanks for asking! =)

sue lin said...

Since no one comment much, i comment la. I wanna blog anyway but dun wanna cover my hardwork picture post with a stupid useless wordy rant.

So. The Peninsula campus recently added group fitness classes. Buffed Bar is exactly like my beloved BodyPump in Fitness First. Paid $9.00 to join it. Omg!

When i stopped Bodypump before flying off to Aust 6 months ago, i was carrying 7.5kg x 2 when it comes to the squats, 2.5kg x 2 when it came to chest exercises and i didn't ache that much.

After not exercising and putting on 5kg, oh my god. 1.1kg x 2 for chest exercises hurt! And i did less than 4kg x 2 for the leg exercises... was ok IN class...

But the day after class. Haha. Not a funny story ok? Walking downstairs hurts, sitting on the toilet bowl hurts and when i tense my butt... i feel as if there were dimples in my butt and there's a sharp pain in those dimples! Wahaha.

Supposed to go for Tae-Box today but i dont think that is a good idea considering the state i am in today.

sue lin said...

This kinda thing happens to me. When i printed notes for my first class, notes were provided. When i didnt print notes for my second class, no notes were provided! I didnt print notes for my 3rd class too and no notes were provided again !

sue lin said...

Yup, i'm fat. After posting the pix, no one said anything. You're all too nice to tell me i'm fatter. And i don't expect anyone to lie to me.

Sue Lin said...

This post puts a smile on my face =D

So much more fun than reading about my client's palm oil business. Snores!

The trip seems so far away now yet so FRESH in my memory. Thank goodness i put damn a lot of effort into blogging it! Make my trip last forever.

Damn i havent blogged about Sydney. Nor have i blogged about my graduation!