Its been so long since we caught up.
i havent written in so so long
missing you dear xanga
woe is me
|commencing panic attack|
YO AISHK CLASS OF 2006 (THATS ALL 40 OF YOU)
CAN YOU PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSEEEEEEEE
SEND ME OLD AND NEW PICTURES OF YOU AT SCHOOL, HANGING OUT, DRUNK IN THE GUTTER
SO THAT I CAN PUT THEM INTO THE YEAR 12 GRADUATION PRESENTATION THANG?
SEND AS MANY AS YOU WANT
AND DO IT ASAP AS THE THING IS THIS FRIDAY AND I DONT HAVE THAT MANY PICTURES
UNLESS U WANT TO WATCH A PRESENTATION THAT DOESNT INCLUDE YOU.
|Be warned reader.|
This is a massive xanga blog as i am procrastinating from study, and its about bloody time i uploaded these pictures.
Last Last Wednesday, i started my journey to Sydney for the SCECGS Redlands formal (my old school in sydney).
The formal was on the thursday night and so i left HK airport around 2pm.
I took thai airways and so first had to go to bangkok. On the way there i sat next to a really nice german guy who was literally the only other westerner on the plane, and for the first time in my life, i chatted to a complete stranger on an aeroplane, for three hours, and had a great time. (And i took a picture of him)
Then i had to stop over in Bangkok for a little while, and there were alot of nervous travellers in the airport leaving because of the military coup. But personally i sat unawares in the airport, trying to do some study (but not really doing any cos i was watching all the people in the airport.)
I arrived in my old home town after four years. Was immediatly hit on my a greasy bag handler at the suitcase pickup roundy-thing (it wasn't very subtle either...god love stupid aussie men) and was only a tad jumpy when three men with beagles sniffed everyones stuff. Airports always make me feel so guilty. Anyway i pushed through the gate excited to be back. And i couldnt find anyone i knew. So, feeling like a fish out of water, i navigated my way through the now foreign currency, found a payphone and managed to find Brendan and El's dad who was picking me up.
It was bloody chilly and too sunny after no sleep on the over night flight.
But i showered and changed, had a little nap, and navigated my way over to where my old school was to have lunch with Miss Jess Ansell.
We had lunch at Chookas chicken (how aussie is that?!?), and we were both very hungry.
Then we went to Redlands to "pick up" my friends who i was staying with and friends who i had not seen in 4 years.
But when i walked into the school a bit early i found this joker:
Mr Miles Stevens ex AISHK-er
Then Omg look at how big Cameron is (left) he was just a little year fiver when i left. And laura (right- his big sis) looking gorgeous as ever.
Two of the people i love most in this world. Ms Katie Wilkinson (left) and Ms Charlotte Krass(right) all grown up, FUCKING HELL!
Katie and Laura (btw this was their last day of school ever, hence they were quite weepy)
Anyway after those big shocks, and seeing guys i'd known in year 8, who were now clearly men who called out and waved "Hey Paris" in broad, manly voices i didnt recognise, and seeing the teachers who really hadn't changed, Elle and Bren and Laura and I piled into Laura's mums car and raced off home to get ready for the formal (prom).
Accept we didnt really race. Elle went off to get her hair done, and Bren and i dropped her off and then went to get Daniel and eat some hamburgers. We eventually got back to the house and while Daniel and Brendan blathered around i got ready. I think Daniel even had a little nap.
Elle got home upset cos she hated her hair, and then we go ready together, putting on our dresses and playing around with hair and makeup, and basically being unable to stop talking to one another as it had been FOUR YEARS since we'd been in the same place and we had so much to catch up on.
Elle's ride to the pre's arrived in the form of Gina North! Another face i hadnt seen in years. She looked GORGEOUS! and i met her boyf, what a cutie.
Daniel in his finery ^
Brendan and i ^
Then Pre's which is basically pre-drinks where you go and get slightly pissed with your friends and parents and friends parents, and everyone takes photos. For me, i got to see MORE people i hadn't seen in years. The Pre's i went to were at Andrew Mastersons house (and weirdly he lives next door to Miles)
The view from Andrews balcony ^ (beautiful sydney at dusk)
Euan and Hoser all grown up! Freaky...
Nick Griffiths! <3 who once made an Austin Powers pisstake where he was Austin and i was the leading lady. I swear to god that camera was trained on my chest the entire time. That movie's going to re-surface one day when i'm famous and i'm going to laugh my ass off.
The Pre's people. I cant name them all because i actually didnt know many of the girls. Only April Kenny (Dan's sister in pink, year 10?) little Sammy Russo (in the purple, year 11) and Katie Masterson (in yellow next to me...year 11?) but through the formal i made friends with that goddess in blue next to daniel. Kate Hollings is a babe. I knew all the guys. They really have NOT changed. Maybe just got taller.
In the limo ^ (Kate Masterson is a cutie)
Then we got to the formal.
Note that red band on charlottes wrist ^ they actually served alcohol at the event. Very trusting of them. Note my wrist does not have one. 24 days until i'm 18. That didn't stop some ppl (ahem katie) from drinking.
Chillin ^ Hoser, Jimbo (Elle's date) and Compton...head boy?!? i'd nver have guessed.
^ The asian that started it all. That's right boys and girls. Even in Australia Paris had yellow fever.
^ My adoptive parents (Charlottes mum and Dad Jeanette and Warren). The parents were invited to the formal which was really cute. But then we kiddies shook off the parentals and headed into the city for some drinking and some dancing.
Outside after party club "Bligh" Laura, Me, Zaz, Charlotte, Zsanette!!!! (havent seen in yonks) and half of mel.
The worst thing (in my opinion) about Aus is how tight they are on ID. Tho this was a fully sponsered after party, if you didnt have ID, you didnt get a a new wrist thingy and you didnt drink. So instead of pulling one of my fakes i just decided to fuckit and go in as the seventeen year old. Lucky for me, i started talking to the only other non SCECGS Redlander or SCECGS Redlander guest who was in the club, who happened to be friends with the owner. He then got me a wrist thing, and bought me and my friends free drinks.
So then this happened
^thats Elle btw
^ Richard Withers from up the road got TALL! he's so cute! awww.
^ Probably should go home at this point - when i've accumulated a whole bunch of stuff that isnt mine.
But no! Onto the beach to watch the sun rise!
By which time i have officially been up for 36 hours and been in Australia approx 24 hours.
I proceeded to sleep that next day away until 5pm when i woke up starving and hungover. Fish and chips helped alot.
And i have a hundred more photos of having dinner with my hk babies that night, going to manly beach the next day, going to a garden party the day after that, having dinner and lunches with various friends. But for now this will do.
I will upload those pictures another time when the need to procrastinate overcomes me.
I will also tell you the amusing story of how i missed my plane...
but another time.
i missed my goddam flight and am now stranded here. Fuckity fuck fuck fuck.
as i type this i am on the phone in a queue to the thai airways people trying to figure how to get out of here.
Fucking Retard....aka Paris Herbert-Taylor