23 July 2007

What is your definition of fun?

I've never really travelled up north or down south when i was studying in Perth.. something i knew i should have but never got the chance to. So this time, with the family going over, i thought here is my chance. Before i came over to Perth, i googled for "Perth Attractions" and got a whole list of things to see, places to visit. When i arrived at Perth Airport, i grabbed brochures of must-see and do in Perth.

There's the Pinnacles and Monkey Mia, which is about 3-5 hours drive away from Perth. "No, i dont wanna sit in the car for 3 hours!". So that's out.
The Aquarium of WA where you can snorkel and dive with sharks. Cool, no?? "We've already been to an aquarium!". out.
What about the Yanchep National Park? Limestone caves and you get to see kangaroos and koalas! "Boring". out.
Oh, Scitech is cool, what about the treetop walk in Kings Park? All out the window.

Instead, on a Sunday afternoon when most shops are closed in the suburbs, when drizzles of rain and chilly winds took control, suddenly... the house is free of manic laughter, skippy toes running around, taunting chants, cries, and fights. Where are the boys?

Cousin and I decided to look for them, took to the streets until we came to this house and saw familiar shoes parked under a tree...
and a backyard door left open. We made our way in and found the 3 boys had made friends with the neighbours and got themselves invited into the house. surprised

It all started when they were roaming down the street and found this absolutely cool tree

.Dexter getting his daily exercise.

and met Tyler (L) and Raden (R).

Brian, the youngest and most agile of them all, hollered: "e-e (auntie, sobs, that's me) look at me, i can climb really high"... *climb, climb, up, up* "you want me to climb higher??" At this point, my knees gave in... i felt soooooooooo weak. "NO! that's really really really very very very high. Come down now."
And oooh, the street sign looks tempting. Brian had trouble getting up so Tyler, whom i think is one "chili-padi".. the loud, bossy and absolutely charming young lady, showed him the ropes! She's a friggin monkey!

And ofcourse, no boy will ever wanna lose to a girl. So he rounded up the troops to give him a few big hands. Hahaha.

The challenge was cut short when rain started pouring again. Weee, run people, run...

When we got home, the boys all agreed they had bucket loads of fun.

Early this morning, we tried our luck again. "Hey boys, wanna go see koalas?"
"NO! we wanna play RISK"
Am i the only one who thinks you havent really seen Australia if you havent seen them koalas?

Funny thing is we try so hard to entertain them when all they wanted is just to play ball and skateboard in the park or to play boardgames tucked in a room warmed by firewood. Children are innocent and simple like that. NOT when they are fighting.
I attempted to make blue cheese pasta last night, and i seriously didnt think it was that great. But Dexter, being ever so kind and polite, said "mMmm, it's delicious".
I'm so touched!


Pole Dancer on July 24, 2007 at 3:07 PM said...

Hey, are you back in Brunei yet? Added your blog to mine. I just started to blog, hope i will not give up blogging that soon :)

blackdiamonds on July 24, 2007 at 3:40 PM said...

You didn't drive down South for the Margaret River wine tours?? Then there's the cheese factory and fudge factory near Bunbury or was it Bussleton.

Wa on July 24, 2007 at 8:22 PM said...

hai.its my first time reading ur blog.i use to study in Perth.looking thru ur pics makes me miss perth evenmore.wish i had da chance of going back..where do u live now in perth?miss da fish n chips in freo.

Lee on July 24, 2007 at 9:57 PM said...

Pole Dancer, I'm back in Brunei already.. so missing perth right now :( are u Kim? or Iris?

Lee on July 24, 2007 at 9:57 PM said...

Tina, I didnt.. cousins and kids are not fans of wine nor long rides. Haha..

Lee on July 24, 2007 at 9:59 PM said...

Wa, I actually went to Perth for a holiday. Stayed at attadale, south perth while i was there. Just got back to bsb today. I miss Kailis! I miss Garden city and i miss the aussie twisties!

Lee on July 25, 2007 at 3:38 PM said...

Pole Dancer, what's your blog add??

Blacksnail on July 26, 2007 at 11:14 PM said...

hehe... pole dancer = blacksnail. sorry for using that funny nick! haha

Lee on July 27, 2007 at 11:41 AM said...

ohh hahaha... Your japan trip blog is so good.. keep going!

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