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Over the Mountains and Under the Sea II

Our day trip to the Blue Mountains.

So lucky to get a cloudy day for once!

The city girl who has never stepped into bushland before…


The country-born who’s obviously in her element.



Autumn in the City

A beautiful day of sun and shadows.

It’s strange how a place grows on you. I remember not really liking the low tables at this place before, but find myself going back almost every time I’m around Circular Quay. I guess the unique boxed tables and fact that most of their customers order take-aways, leaving me in peace, does have its advantages after all. I just have to remember to emphasize that I am not ordering takeaway, so that my drink comes in a nicely presented form 🙂



Autumn in Penrith

I was feeling slightly bummed about not having the time and opportunity to go up to the mountains as yet, due to the unfriendly weather and extra placement days this year. Was feeling sorry about missing the autumn colors. What a pleasant to have this beautiful sight greeted me one weekend morning, just along the road nearby!

5 minutes till I needed to run for the bus, and so I started snapping in the early morning light.

Really loving the autumn colors! And also feeling slightly sad that this is possibly my last autumn in Aussieland. All the more reason to cherish and live in the moment 🙂

Autumn in Leura

It’s only mid-April, but some trees already look more than ready for winter. Even though I sometimes feel totally chilled to the bone by the cold air (and I know it’ll only get colder), I love experiencing and living in these different seasons, a testament to nature’s wonderful ways and timing.

(I just hope I still think the same way when it’s in the middle of winter)

Being Around Autumn

So far, I like being around autumn. Autumn is cool and gentle. She does have her moods at times, and can give you the cold shoulder when you least expect it. But if you know her long enough, you’ll know how to anticipate her signs and warnings. You’ll stay out of her way when she isn’t feeling too well, then step out again to embrace her when she’s better. And when she’s in a good mood, she can be beautiful.













It was a cloudy, drizzly day. Classes had not started. After reading for almost the entire afternoon in the quiet of my room, I decided to go out for a walk around the campus grounds.

The moment I walked out, I felt the cold chilly wind hit my face, and my bones went cold.

Coincidentally, I saw a guy skateboarding, yes, SKATEBOARDING -down the slope, in all his singlet glory, against the bristling wind and fine drizzle. In contrast, my arms were wrapped around my pathetically thin cardigan, trying to amass whatever warmth I could.  I could not help but smile in amusement at our contrast.

Today, the weather forecast predicts sunny skies, and I’m planning to do a walk around the city. Wish me luck!