Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sweet Dreams

Hello! So, it was my birthday on Saturday and I had an awesome day out!

Woke up early in the morning to catch a train up the mountain to Woodford, for Thanjon to get me. Sid would meet me on the train, taking another weekend off just to come down for me :D Fletcher was at work, so that was lame. That guy is always at work on Saturdays. Found out Jimmy would catch up with us later too, which was cool! Haven't seen him in a while.

Drove to Big John's first, and Thanjon revealed his gift, a nice little 'voucher' he printed off for Big Johns, a.k.a he will buy me anything there as a present, haha. Norry was working and we chat for a while, and sid was looking for new climbing shoes to buy. Nearly bought one Petzl Spirit quickdraw, but Norry advised to get 3 Mad Rocks quickdraws instead, it'll help build a rack better. We went to Shipley and Centennial Glen to climb. We met up with Jimmy and Hannan and had a good day of climbing! I nearly got a 23 and a 24, and will head back to get those this weekend. Very keen!

Afterwards, we headed back to Katoomba, where Sid had booked a remedial massage for himself and I. Weird birthday present. $95 for an hour long session. I was pretty weirded out, the place was super posh, run by hippy-ish type people, the whole place smelled amazing and the music was super calming. I felt like jelly, and super calm afterwards. Me, Thanjon, Sid and Jimmy went to the Katoomba RSL for an all you can eat buffet, awesome food. I was super full! Sid paid for that also, he is too rich. Jimmy drove us back down to Penrith and we all headed home!

On Sunday, I went to Cabramatta with the parents and we had Yum Cha at Vinh Phat, mmm, delicious. At night time, I went on Campsaver to look at some gear, and found out that there was so much on sale. I now have bought my own climbing sports rack. 60m BlueWater rope, 7 quickdraws and a rope bag! All that for less than $250, wooh! The 3 draws that Thanjon got me makes it ten, awesome. Combined the order with Sid and Thanjon to make the total over $400 (easily) so we could get free shipping. :)

Yesterday, Benn dropped by my place in the morning with Sam, and we drove to Leura to do the multi-pitch called 'Sweet Dreams'. Me and Benn started off doing two single pitches first, then we started Sweet Dreams for Sam, who isn't much of a climber, but it is a relatively easy multipitch, when seconding in the middle. It has great views and I will be posting photos we took during the day! It was such an awesome day out with my Kathmandu crew, haha. :)

Choc Chip Chai
Chalk flying errywhere. Theory of Negativity.
Benn on The Cramps
Halfway up Sweet Dreams
Our View
Benn van Balen, Samantha Sutton and I


Non-climbing shtuff!
I'm just going to make all of you hungry. :D
Went to Barluck (in Cabramatta) not so long ago with all the cousins for dinner.
Exam week! But not so important as I will be changing courses anyway.
Kept organising my room, removed all the childhood stickers from my door. Hard work!

Climbing and similar stuff post later tonight! :)

Bun Nuoc Leo
Mi Quang

BBQ Pork, Roast Duck in Noodle Soup.
The same, with rice!

Saturday, November 10, 2012


Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me!

Brother's gift
Real post soon.