Saturday, November 27, 2010

Posh Time @ GC

This is a continuation of the sojourn in Queensland story. You see, I thought I'd better get it over and done with before I forget details of the fun and adventure I had. And of course I have to reiterate the fact how good a photographer I am at capturing the moment in time. har har har....OK, here's the retch bucket. Catch!

Continuing on M1 after leaving Logan Rd, we took the exit that would take us to Southport, Gold Coast's northernmost tip. This is the area where a large shopping mall, Australia Fair, the theme park SeaWorld and the Griffith University campus are located. Oh, it is also the same suburb where Palazzo Versace and Sheraton Mirage are located. 

Thus, to suit the locality, the plebeians who ate at a stall in Mt Gravatt, have now made a pack to pretend to be patricians in Southport. So we'll now put our noses up in the air, flick our pinkies up and make sure our tails are forever curled when we walked (with a swagger!)

Wow! What a sight awaited us at Southport. Those kids don't seem to be afraid of the slimy giant reptiles and amphibians.  
Seaside wonders. I've always wanted to ride in a boat.
Then we saw this giant swimming duck.
That have tyres instead of flippers.
And can wobble easily on tarmac too. Oh, it costs $39 per person to ride on this thingy. We were just pretending to be rich so nobody gets a ride.
We followed the Aquaduck and ended up at this place called the Marina Mirage where million dollars boats are docked.
The boys (Dad, Pingu, Ginger and Brad) wanted to ride these scooters.
But Mama & I, ever the romantics, decided the gondolas are a much more civilised mode of transport for posh people.
Aren't they quaint, but posh?
Dad saw this and pretended he was a millionaire in the market for some toys. True enough, a salesman approached and promised to email a quotation.

While Mama had her heart set on this antique beauty. Deep in her heart, she said, she's an Orang Ulu, but a posh one.
OK, we heed the No Fishing warning. None of the boys jumped off the pier.
Now, this is more like it.
Pingu had the audacity to ask Mama if we could hold our wedding on this party boat. Mama's answer: If your parents are willing to fork out the funds. har har har....!
Then it rained cats and dogs, so we had to take shelter at the adjacent shopping mall. Gosh! It was indeed posh. Mama and I were delighted that we could do some serious retail therapy here. Marina Mirage is located just next door to Palazzo Versace so you can imagine the kind of shopping we can do here. Hermes, Gucci, Zegna, Dior...they're all spread over two floors. And I'm absolutely thrilled that they don't forget the animals too.
Aaahhh....my kind of place. (Mama's too!) Who can resist shopping here?
What a choice! Chewy Vuitton, Sniffany.....
....Pawda, Barks Fifth Avenue, Chewnel, Koko Chewnel.....
Fancy Vera Wag, Manalo Barknik, Dolce & Grrrbana, or Jimmy Chew heels?
What a top! It says "I believe in Santa Paws"...but I'll pass, I think. No...red is just not my colour.
As usual, a cuppa after all that giddy RT.
We had some time to kill before we head to the airport. So, Mama and Dad decided to continue the RT at Surfers Paradise. It was a Friday so there was a night market at the Esplanade. We've been here many times before but you know me and markets....They're just so irresistible.

More RT at the Surfer's Paradise night market. It's held twice weekly - Wednesdays and Fridays - at the Esplanade.
Ceramic art going dirt cheap. There's one that says: A spoilt cat lives here. Mama didn't buy that as none of us are spoilt. hmmmm.......really?
Fancy collars anyone? OK, not for me too.
We bought some of the fancy bears - there are some birthday parties coming up where they'll come in handy.
Then it was time to leave and return the rental car, checked in ourselves and the luggage, and return home. We'll visit again, Queensland.

Check-in time at Coolangatta Airport.
The adventure ended with farewell from this guy. A froggy welcome and a froggy farewell. Sweet.... 
I caught up with my much-needed nap for two consecutive days. Hmm...I'm wondering if I'm getting old. purrr.....meow!

36 comments:

Wan Sharif said...

Getting wiser.. after long day in cars.. even the cats need some needed rest..

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Ayoh Wang,
You know...a girl always need her beauty nap. purrr....meow!

meowwmania said...

posh pets tu nampak sggh menarik, klau MM boleh lupa diri lah masuk tmpt camtu huhuu

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Meoww,
The ladies in the shop were very friendly and nice too. Not telling what Mama bought for me....har har har ...purrr.....meow!

TK said...

Wah! bestnya kalau dpt naik Aquaduck tu!
Really cute froggy tu!

masterwordsmith said...

What a fantastic time!!! Hope to have such an experience and am sure if I did, I would be completely knackered!

Take care and rest well.

Salam

Cat-in-Sydney said...

TK Sensei,
Mama has yet to allow me to ride the Aquaduck. She said cats are not supposed to like water. Really? Which froggy? The first or the last one? purrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Paula,
My Mama said she wished she had done all these 20 years ago....but what to do? har har har....purrr....meow!

mokjadeandell said...

Dell : My sis got me a collar! How come Mok got a costume.Yeay,I got to wear my collar next Thursaday.Tentu Dell nampak handsome kan!

Pat said...

I wanna go on an Aquaduck!!! If you go again, can I come wif you? Purrr-leeeese? I belanja you lah, and we ride together-gether, k!

Mr Puddy said...

Look like you have a great great time : )

Nur Misnan said...

salam CAT prrrrrr...
i love all d ceramic art
and inside posh pats tuh...
semua cantik2 n look cute

nak bag kecik tuh.. =(

kay_leeda said...

Ohh gi jenjalan tak cakap eh!! Kalu tak harus Kak Nissa kirim Pawda tuh *wink*

Now that someone at home has seen the pictures here, she's checking out AA flights to GC. Ayoyo....

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Dell,
I used to wear a collar when I was younger. But it was a flea collar because I used to live in someone's backyard. Now, I won't even be seen dead in any...unless it's diamond and ruby. purrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pat,
Yeah...I'll ride with you since Mama hasn't taken me. May I sit on your lap? purrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Mr Puddy,
I had fun and great adventure. Just like that feline from Puss in Boots. purrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Nur,
I love that Posh Pets place too. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. purrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Oh no! Aunty Kay, cepat sorok your credit card. I think you can also get the Posh Pets' stuffs online. purrr...meow!

Lady of Leisure said...

amazing la the aquaduck hehehe... and pawda? kihkih so cute..

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

I love the frogs! Are the donation boxes for herpetofauna conservation? The Aquaduck is plain fabulous! At first I thought that the tide has got the better of a bus left overnight on a coastal road, ha ha. Your Mama sure did have fun shopping!

Pi Bani said...

Yes Angelina, you are getting old. But then again, you sleep most of the time anyway, don't you? ;)

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Lady of Leisure,
If ever you find yourself in GC, purrrlease ride the Aquaduck. purrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

CO78,
Proceeds from the frog donation box goes to the Griffith University's Endangered Frogs Research Centre. But it's cute, isn't it? I don't like the slimy live ones but this donation box fella is cute. purrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
Not when I'm travelling. Who's going to help my Mama take pictures if I sleep? purrr....meow!

Monyet King said...

Posh Pets ? I wonder if they have some classy swinging ropes ?

I amsterdam said...

I would love to get on the Aquaduck!!! Maybe Santa Paws will make my dream come true..

Ilham

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Your Royal Monyetness,
I saw some rope-y stuffs in that shop but not sure if it's meant for swinging or whipping...har har har *evil laughs*

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Dear Ilham,
You'll need to 'bodek' your mom to allow you to fly to me first. purrr....meow!

Iman's Mummy - Iman is the girl who love Froggy!! said...

I love all those 'designer' names! Very cute indeed! So, did you Mama buy you any of those designer chewies?

Of course I love the Goodbye Froggy too!!

Kak Azi said...

Dear Angelina@ my future sis in law,

Next jalan2 session must inform me tau, I will force my "Ma" to buy AA tickets for me and my Kakak Baby 2 Sydney and joint you..bolehkan?

Lots of love from,
Olsen

Cheqna said...

Cats dear,

Did you get to meet lots of relatives or friends when it rained "cats..."

or were they too busy running from the "...and dogs"?

hehehe..

:-)

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Cat, wow! Love the pics here. Seldom get to see such pics of down under.
I love boats, and love the one your mom loves. I have always loved sailing boats....
But my wife doesn't like sailing, so out of the equation.....

I guess you having Summer now as we into Winter.
Have fun and you are a good photographer.
Have a nice day, Lee.

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Dear Iman's Mummy,
Can't tell you what my Mama bought for me...lest people accuse me of being materialistic. *winks* purrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Dear Olsen,
Hmmm.....so when are you all sending the "rombongan meminang"? purrrr.....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Cheqna,
Oh yes...we met them lots inside the Posh Pets! Can't you guess? purrrr.....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Uncle Lee Darling,
I'll take you sailing with me anytime....but purrrlease leave the Dobermans at home, OK? Deep sea fishing would be swell too....I love tuna. purrr....meow!