Friday, October 02, 2009

Relationship update and trip to Melbourne Musuem: Pompeii Exhibition and Royal Melbourne Show

My relationship status on face book recently changed from "In a relationship" to "It's complicated" and close friends know why that happened. Let's just say I believe that in every relationship, things need to keep moving forward and on to the next step as years go by and maybe I'm a bit impatient for that to happen. But hey, 5 years isn't a short time and I guess there's quite a bit of the peer pressure in it as well.

Apart from that, our relationship has been going on pretty well. I doubt I can find anyone else who can put up with my "shit" :p and also share so many same interests as me at the same time. It just that sometimes, waiting for something to happen can really strain the mood. Not only that, we haven't really got pass the controlling parents. But I guess if two people really love each other, they've got to try and make it work somehow.

Anyway, on to some happier stuff...

Tubbs and I went to Melbourne Museum for the Pompeii Exhibition. And with that we also got free entry into the other Museum Exhibits:
The Pompeii Exhibition was very informational and we really learn the in-depth story of how people lived and entertained themselves at that time, the cooking utensils, houses, jewellery, Gods that they worshipped, Gladiator fights and stuff, up until the time when Mt. Vesuvius erupted and cover the whole town and also current excavation updates.

The only down side was that day was extremely crowded and we kinda chose the late session (by mistake) which pretty much left us with hardly any other time to finish viewing the other exhibits. There was "A walk with Dinosaurs", "Marine Life", "Mind and Body" and "The Melbourne Story". The next time we go for another event, I certainly want to make it a whole day thing and not go at 2'o clock in the afternoon. :p

Here's the full photo album: A Day in Pompeii & Other Exhibits

Just over the weekend, we went to the Royal Melbourne Show with my cousins Kayla and Yu Ping and her friends. My emergency memberlink card got me some discount on tickets, so it kinda compensate a little for the huge amount spent there. :S
The forecast for the day was really terrible weather with showers and hail. We had to duck in and out of shelter every now and then but we tried not to let that spoil out moods. Entry was about $21 for Adult and $14 for Concession. Games and rides were extra and the games especially were pretty expensive, kinda like $5 and $10 each! The cousins and friends weren't interested in any rides, so we just sat the Ferris Wheel to get a nice view of the whole show.

I think we spent the most on games because those huge soft toys were all so tempting and seemed to be "calling" out to you! Arggh! :p. We played the usual lie ball toss, the shooting water at target game, some silly pull the string game and a make 21 game. The lucky Yu Ping won a big white bear while we got Kayla Scooby-Doo and Tigger. Haha, and Tubby bought Stewie and Baby Tazzy Devil for me from one of the stalls. Nothing much interesting about the showbags as they were mostly for kids and either that or it was chocolates and sweets.

Here's the full photo album: Royal Melbourne Show 2009


aims said...

Pompeii was great! Didn't know you both would be interested in it, otherwise would have asked you. Next time then. Btw, that reminds me, we haven't caught up in ages! Must catch up soon one of these days.

Juz MeL said...

Hey Aims! Ya of course, we are "cultured" pple remember? We also watched the WICKED Musical and liked it what. :p Next time we'll go for another exhibition and yes we need to meet for a meal soon!

aims said...

Cultured people, kinda like the sound of that, hehe. Speaking of musicals, I've just watched Chicago recently, gosh it was awesome! You should catch it too before it leaves Melbourne. :)

Juz MeL said...

Haha thanks Aims, not really interested in Chicago for some reason. We thought about it and yes of course we are cultured pple. Muahahaha.. let's go watch Mary Poppins which opens nexy July 2010. :)