Siaw Tze and I checked the time of the buses and trains the night before yesterday to confirm which bus we should take and what time. We even checked the weather forecast (you know, Melbourne weather is really weird). The first bus we should take is the 703 bus to Blackburn, then train from Blackburn to Croydon, and the 688 bus to Olinda (get down at Observatory Road). Us at halls planned to take the 703 bus from the bus stop behind Deakin Hall at around 9.30am (the bus would depart from Monash University bus loop at 9.20am, so should take around 10 minutes to reach halls). While we were walking towards the bus stop, Li Ping called me to say that she took the wrong 703 bus towards Middle Brighton (opposite direction and she's going towards Clayton) =.= so she had to get down and take the 703 bus towards Blackburn, which meant she would be late. I told her to meet us at Blackburn railway station. Just then, Calvin who got up on the bus from bus loop told us that the bus had already gone pass the Deakin Hall bus stop before we could even hail it to stop. We missed the bus! It's not because we were late to arrive at the bus stop, it's because the bus was earlier than the time stated in its timetable. Oh no, I thought. Would we be in time to catch the 688 bus (703 bus and train are frequent, but the 688 bus is not frequent)..?
I saw this red tree with red branches
Looks like a real forest right?
I dunno what was Chean Ying doing
Ryan 'piak' like a lizard on the big tree =P
There was also pictures which we were circling the big tree, but the pictures are not with me now
Siaw Tze 'kicked' the tree!!
While waiting for bus to Belgrave to take the Puffing Billy train, Chean Ying and Ling Sing decided to take such a 'wedding photo'
Nooi Hoay was using Chean Ying's sunglasses as a mirror to tie her hair
The last line appeared on advertisements on TV too (if you drink, then drive, you're a bloody idiot)
Inside the train
Our hair being blown by the wind
Yeah we sat like this...legs outside the train =P
This is how we sat, looking from inside of the train
We reached Emerald (our train destination), the conductor offered to take a picture for us
Winter is here
After the Puffing Billy train ride, we decided to go back home...so we spent the next 2 hours on bus, train, and bus...then we decided to have dinner at Clayton...Korean BBQ!
The wind was really strong at night, it reached 'gale force' as checked out by Ryan earlier. Zepeng told us that it would be 100km/h even! After dinner, we stood in a circle chatting and laughing (to conserve heat) while waiting for the bus to go back to halls....people who passed by us must be looking at us strangely LOL!
Watched 3 episodes of School Rumble anime with Siaw Tze before went to sleep, haha... [edit: and finished one packet of Doritos...]
p/s: Phew, I took 2 hours to write this post...