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Trip To Perth; The Beach

Hi, sadly, this is my last post of my Perth series. Overall, Perth has given me the relaxing time I needed before going back to the harsh reality! I really appreciate having been able to see and visit extraordinary places that have changed my view of nature and famine to a better one. In my last post, I will be talking about my experience in . We’ve seen the land, so let’s not forget the sea!

Since it was our last day in Perth, we had no other choice but to go on this very day and have a picnic on the beach. Unfortunately, it wasn’t a nice weather that day as it was extremely cold and windy. The waves were loudly and scarily crashing against the rocks and it didn’t seem pleasant, but the sea was still as breathtaking as possible.

What I found most outstanding and unique were the different gradients of the sea. As you can see in the picture, there were hints of dark blue against the light blue. I don’t know science, and what causes that, but I couldn’t get my eyes off it! Since the weather was undesirable, the beach was completely empty (as seen on the picture) and we had the whole place for ourselves!

When we opened the picnic mat, seagulls were already anticipating food so they were staring at us on every corner waiting for us to open our picnic basket. The strong wind was also continuously flipping our mat upside down, so we had to sit at each corner. Feeling uncomfortable by the stalker birds and the powerful wind, I couldn’t enjoy my food by the beach as much I would like to.

Thank you, Perth and your people for being kind and caring to me during my time here, I will definitely visit you again and hopefully have a better experience when eating food by the beach!

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Travel Playlist #4

Today is roadtrip day, the 2nd part of my roadtrip playlist! So get your earphones or headphones ready for another list of songs you can listen to on a road trip to places that we’ve never been.

  1. Alexa – Brighter as One

After I heard this song in my Last.fm recommendations, I instantly felt the need to get out of my house, hug everyone and run around the beach like a kid. This self-empowering song talks about achieving goals and happiness in life together with everyone else, and there’s nothing that can stop us from doing so. Songs like these give me hope for the future of the music industry. Let’s hope there’s more motivational songs than discouraging ones with many curse words.

‘Hold my hand, we’re gonna reach the impossible’ – Alexa

2. Smile – Mikky Ekko

You’re probably wandering if I’m such in a good mood to recommend two cheery songs in a row. That’s right! So here’s another song to make you think ‘I can do anything!’. It tells us that we can smile and look past any obstacle that comes our way, because there will be a light at the end of the tunnel and it will always work out at the end.

‘Smile, the worst is yet to come.’ – Mikky Ekko

4. James Arthur – Is This Love?

Another James Arthur song? Yes! I love how his songs can give me all kinds of vibes. Some of them give off airplane calm vibes which you can find here and some give off road trip bright vibes. In my point of view, it talks about going through a depressing stage of life after a breakup and suddenly seeing light as he falls in love. Although, he still has trust issues and doesn’t trust whether it’s really love or a feeling that will bite him in the back one day.

‘Is this love? Really love? I need to know, need to know.’ – James Arthur

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Trip to Perth; The Park

Hi, welcome to my second part of my Perth series. Today, I’ll be reviewing the famous King’s Park.

Yup, you guessed it! My icon on all my social network sites were taken in this very bridge. Although I caused a traffic of people behind me to ensure that no one was walking on the path, it was definitely worth the embarrassment and wait. I’m a ridiculous perfectionist, deep apologies to everyone who I took precious time from.

Ok, I’ll be honest, I have a not so tiny phobia of heights. This bridge made me nervous because the wind (And my annoying brother) would shake it vigorously. I crossed it eventually and the view I got was definitely worth overcoming my fear.

Nope, I didn’t use a drone. I used my own legs to cross over the shaky bridge and quickly snapped the picture, not looking forward to another second spent there. However, it still turned out stunning.

This fountain basically comes up every ‘I was too lazy to count’ seconds. But it stays up for a brief time so everyone has their cameras up ready to snap it quickly. King’s park is a decent place to chill and relax after a long day of work, as it has a number of therapeutic fountains and their location overlooks Perth’s city view.

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Trip to Perth; The Garden

Welcome to the first post of my Perth series, where I bring you to another exciting adventure down here in Western Australia! If you are interested in surfing through my Turkey adventures, you can find it here in the category; Travel Reviews, Turkey.

Since it was Spring, the first place that came to my mind was; Araluen Botanic Garden! My friends have been there and reccommended me to go there in Spring, as the flowers start to bloom astonishingly! And clearly, I wasn’t disappointed after I visited this garden…and here’s why;

There were vibrant colors every corner of this enormous garden. I wasn’t a big fan of flowers, nor was I interested in them. But going to this place was definitely a life changer as I would be left behind, still analyzing flowers, when everyone moved on to the next batch of flowers.

The branches were towering over millions of colorful flowers, and it felt like paradise for a temporary moment.

Since it was scorching hot out there, I was glad there were streams of rivers for me to splash cold water on my face and refresh myself for the rest of the trip.

My cousin spoiled the picture, but I enjoyed the different lighting against the flowers. Some shaded under the tree, and some glowing under the bright sun, almost blinding my eyes.

 

The first thing that came to my mind when I saw this: Won’t this be such a good location for wedding pictures? Look at that arc!

You would never know the struggle of ‘waiting for everyone to pass these stairs’ that we had to go through before snapping this shot. So, this will forever mean a lot to me (Here I am, being dramatic again).

I’m quite proud of myself for the depth-of-field effect some of these pictures have. But what have I done other than clicking the camera button? Thanks, Iphone 5S.

Just some of my favourite flowers I’ve seen there. Camera’s really can’t catch the beauty and realness that were the flowers. No amount of blog posts can show you how gorgeous they were. So I’d honestly recommend you to go there and see for yourselves!

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Travel Playlist #3

Hi, so you know how it goes; it’s my second post of my airplane playlist so here’s some chill music for you!

1. Jacob Whitesides – Rules Of Beautiful

So my Last.fm kindly recommended me this song, and I’m in love with the melody and heart-warming lyrics. This is great for helping me to go to sleep in the plane because I find it difficult to sleep! So if you’re like me, anxious and nervous, in the plane, this song really helps to ease and calm your mind. Jacob Whitesides continuously emphasizes about how a girl doesn’t have to change herself as she is already beautiful, and to be honest, this song has the potential to raise my self esteem from time to time.

‘No need to fix what’s beautiful, you’re beautiful.’ – Jacob Whitesides

2. James Arthur – Say you won’t let go

I don’t know why this song took too long to be promoted on my blog. Yup, this my favorite song on the face of this planet, and to prove you that, it’s my Last.fm’s top track too! Coincidence? I think not. I have memorized every single lyric of this heartening song, and I’m not even embarrassed. James Arthur speaks from his heart when writing this song, which makes the lyrics hit you on the right spots and feel more meaningful. This is such a perfect wedding song, as he talks about how much he loves and cares for a girl, that he undoubtedly wants to spend the rest of his life with.

‘But I wanna stay with you, until we’re grey and old’ – James Arthur

3. James Arthur – Can I be him

As much as ‘Just Say You Won’t Let Go’ by James Arthur is my top song, he is also my top artist. So here’s another song for you, and you’ll realize why I appreciate his soul-stirring  voice! In this song, he is insecure about his abilities to please the girl that he loves, so can he be him? Can he be the person that she will never leave?

‘Could I be the one you talk about in all your stories?’ – James Arthur

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Trip To Turkey; Skiing

Yes, finally! My favorite experience in Turkey; skiing. This is my last post of my Turkey series.

Ok, I can’t lie, I was actually quite nervous about this whole skiing thing. But I knew that if I didn’t try this out for the first time, I would deeply regret my choice. Take the chance when you have it! So I surfed YouTube, not for ‘fun skiing’ but for ‘skiing accidents’. Definitely not a good thing to do if you’re already on the cable on the way to the skiing location. However, I was unexpectedly brave and reckless as soon as I got hold of my skis and poles. It was certainly a fun sport that I loved at first try and I would love to ski again, and perhaps go down a steeper slope this time!

This was the skiing place, and I honestly enjoyed the view of ski resorts covered in snow as I only saw that in movies (Am I being too dramatic?). I will continuously emphasize how Turkey is a cheap holiday option. The ski equipment for one person (ski pants, ski poles, ski boots, and skis itself) were around 80 Lira (25 Dollars). Can I mention, I was in love with the ski pants. They were extremely soft and warm, I wanted to go home with it. The place was quite packed, and there was loud music playing for everyone to enjoy. There were cafes and seats pretty much everywhere, if you ever feel like you need a break from skiing. You would think that the place was cold, with all that snow, but since we were on top of mountains, closer to the sun, and performing an extremely tiring sport, I didn’t feel cold at all.

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​However, when snow was actually falling from the sky, it was freezing. This video shows how hard the snow was falling, it felt like ice cubes instead of calm snowflakes dropping from the sky like how movies portray snowing. Regardless, it felt like I was in another dimension…I loved it! Besides that, yes, this video shows our first attempt at skiing and our constant failure.


I upnderestimated how tired I could get from this sport. It was tiring only because of the hardship of going up the hills, with our heavy skis and poles, just to ski down. Although, there were to go to the very top of the mountain. But it was our first day attempting to ski so we played safe and didn’t go on it until the next day when we felt more confident. This picture was taken on the next day when we gathered enough courage to go up the scary T-Bar lifts (the yellow poles seen at the very right of the picture), which we, thankfully, went up safely without hurting ourselves like how people did in the ‘T-Bar accidents’ videos we watched the night before. As we ski-ed down, we kept falling because of the lack of control we had on our skis that were going at the speed of light. The professional skiers around us were probably judging us hardly and asking themselves why there are newbies up in this advanced slope. Our response to that is that we only had 5 days in Turkey and we wanted to experience as much as possible, even if it means risking our lives, haha.


On the third day, I went to Narnia. Quite literally, the place felt like Narnia and I thought I was dreaming. We didn’t do much there. Just took pictures, made snow angels, and a failed snowman, because when could we ever do this again?

Thank you for following me in this short but memorable experience that I will never forget!

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Travel Playlist #2

In my first post of my road trip playlist, I’ll be recommending music I listen to for long, boring road trips that need some life!

1. Matthew Koma – Suitcase

I cannot stress how many times I’ve listened to this song as I open the windows and look out to see the never ending stream of mountains and the warm sun setting. With it’s piano-based melody, this song has such a ‘travel feel and vibe’ to it and makes my experience much more unforgettable. Matthew’s deep and emotional lyrics speaks about his personal break up story and how he remembers past relationships as he steps into a new one.

‘I’m packing every memory that we made in a suitcase’ – Matthew Koma

 

2. Rixton – Hotel Ceiling

I’ve loved this song for the longest time, and for some reason, haven’t been sick of it. With it’s stimulating beat, I find this song best listened to especially when you are on the road with big company like your friends or families. Although the meaning of this song is quite depressing and shocking, talking about losing a loved one and not being able to handle it sensibly, by consuming a lot of alcohol and not letting go of sweet memories.

‘So I’ll never let you go, don’t you leave me lonely now’ – Rixton

3. Kodaline – Love Like This

So far, the artist’s way of handling the situation they talk about in this songs, lean towards the pessimistic side. However, what I love about this one in particular is how the artist have changed how we all view the song’s situation by talking about the bright side and giving it a cheery and joyful melody that can instantly brighten up your mood. It talks about loving the present feeling of youthful love, even though they know that it will not last and eventually end eventually in the future. I have recently found out about this song, and it gives me the vibe needed to fully feel like I’m in a holiday and there’s nothing I should worry about in that exact moment.

‘I know that a love like this won’t last forever
But I, I don’t really mind, I don’t really mind at all’ – Kodaline

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