So I went back to Gold Coast for my final stop before I flew back to Malaysia. Finally, I was getting restless to be honest, and I couldn't wait for my move to Thailand after my Australia trip.
This time I met up with Jon, a charming 18 year old that looked like a 21 with a quirky childish and funny personality.
We took a drive to the pier to feel the chilly wind and watch the sunset.
Saw some people caught octopus with fishing rod, which was a first, for me and them.
It was pretty cool until they took a knife out and sliced the octopus in half cause it was sticking everywhere.
Gold Coast was a great place to do any sort of water activities, one of the most intriguing (at least to me) water sport was wind surfing,
if not for the weather, I would have been the first in line (and probably the only one) to run down the beach and ask those beach hunks to teach me how to wind surf on the spot!
(I told myself back then: If I ever had the chance in the future, I am so going to pick up wind surfing, after snowboarding)
Anyway, I am going to write about this building that Jon took me, which was supposed to be iconic in Gold Coast. Most people who've been here would know about Q Deck, but I supposed not all has been up there before.
What I liked about this building was that it claimed to be the World's Tallest Residential Building.
The claim, in my opinion, was really priceless. I mean, it's funny how people can find almost any statement just to sell. Like how Malaysia claimed our twin tower to be the World's Tallest Twin Towers, like duh, how many really tall twin towers you can find out there anyway.
You know what? I bet any randomly picked millionaire can build his own World's Tallest Decaplets Residential Pink Towers, nay, make it easier, Pink Polka Dot Houses.
Which could could be what? Made of 2-storeys? Heck I can even create my very own world record which consists of toothpicks and dog's fur.
That day I was at the Perth's airport and I saw the duty free claiming itself to be Perth's Largest Tax Free Shopping Destination at the duty free area. HA HA. Like they have a lot of competitions to start with anyway. -.-
Ciken I can even claim to have the biggest man-made chocolate pool in Melaka, which could be the smallest pool you've ever seen. Just let me find a really big laundry pail.
Ok, enough being mean.
It's still pretty impressive. *though it doesn't look that tall to me* *cough*
But I have to give full credit to its lift, which claimed to be one of the world's fastest lifts, and I was really impressed/shocked by the speed the lift was able to go up.
First we got two tickets.
Then we got in the lift
The speed of the lift was so fast that even the camera couldn't capture the number on the display screen in time.
The number was increasing ever so fiercely speedy it was impossible to catch just one number at a time.
And then we were on the 77th floor in a jiff.
View of Gold Coast atop was beautiful.
Well, surfer's paradise to be exact. (it's the name of a place in gold coast if you think surfer's paradise is a metaphor here)
I like the fact that the city was so close to the sea, side by side, next to each other, civilization versus nature.
But my favourite photo of all is this.
to get wallpaper size, go to this entry.
Sea, city, river.
See how close the river is to the sea. Fresh versus salt water. It's amazing. The landscape despite civilization was simply amazing.
Anyway, sunset at Q Deck was also a spectacular scene.
Jon's emo pose
Good chance to camwhore too.
Walloping the sun
And everyone should have a hand sunset photo like this. I mean everyone, it's a must.
Some random facts from Q Deck.
Do you know Wellington is only 2500 over kms away from the building?
Start driving and swimming now, you might just reach it before the year end.
And also, I am going to show you a photo of me from when I was 17. It's completely hideous and geeky.
So brace yourself.
*bangga* Legitimate student from Unisa ok!
I know I know, I look weird, and innocent, and nerdy. I heard that a million times.
We stayed on Q Deck till it was dark, had some cakes and drinks while at it so we could take night photos of Gold Coast.
There you go.
Beautiful isn't it?
The next day I missed my flight back to Malaysia. T_T
Panicked for a day thinking I was going to end up being an illegal immigrant for good.
Then was relieved when I had friends (including Jon) who helped me out of the country. :D
Good friends are hard to come by. *sniff*
So I paid AUD700+ to get my sorry ass one way out from Gold Coast two days later.
With it I brought back from souvenirs from Australia, mainly from Hunter Valley.
Caramelized balsamic vinegar, everyone just have to try it! *point left*