Halls Gap, tucked about three hours away from Melbourne City, is a quiet village that houses sandstone mountains, exotic Australian wildlife and lush scenery. It’s the perfect getaway if you’re seeking some peace and quiet among nature… and kangaroos!
Despite its chilly weather, Melbourne gave me a warm welcome.
As I gazed down at the city from 285 meters above the ground, my heart soared within my chest.
Here I was again, back in a city that seemed both familiar and foreign at the same time.
Hello again, Melbourne! I came back after 6 years, and a lot has changed. I didn’t even recognize half the shops on the streets – I guess most of the older ones just got replaced over the years.
Gray skies and cold winter air greeted me when I stepped out of Southern Cross Station. The city still retains its timeless beauty through its juxtaposition of Victorian and modern architecture.
I’m at the end of my four-day weekend. It’s a bittersweet feeling, shrouded with plenty of nostalgia. It’s always hard to bid goodbye to a nice, long weekend, isn’t it? I always wish I had more time to do everything I wanted to do – catch up on creative writing, spend more time with my favorite people, take more afternoon naps, finish a good book, work out, take my dog to the park, and well… the list goes on.
But I gotta say that I’m extremely thankful for my time off over the last couple days. I spent a bulk of my time hanging out with friends, having meaningful conversations and laughing so much over some very interesting card games. All in all, it was a great weekend well-spent with good company!
It’s my birthday in a few hours, and frankly, I have mixed feelings about turning older.
A part of me is excited for the new adventures ahead, while another part of me isn’t ready to say goodbye to my current age and move on to the next. Maybe it’s this cliched fear of growing older, coupled with the slight disappointment of not achieving everything I’d hoped to accomplish.
In my deepest wound, I saw Your glory, and it healed me.
Photographed a birthday party in Klang earlier this month. The birthday boy was an adorable 4-year-old with the cutest smile and the bubbliest personality!