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Last Tuesday, 15th July 2014 I woke up with a dash of disappointment as I felt no warmth from the sun and instead came face to face with London's wet polka dot ground. The latest FaceBook messenger app (obtained by total defeat of the unwanted Install button) was called for at this moment. Immediately, my high school friends began discussing the awful weather and decided we would withstand such predicament and allow our tight high-school friendship bond reunite again after months of university engagements.
Meeting up at Sunnybank's Maccas, hugs, laughter and cheek-bone-hurting smiles were a must. Kicking off with three of us who were brave enough to travel under Vivienne's blossoming long-distance skills was an act on its own. (Thanks Viv for keeping us safe!) Once we arrived in Dreamworld's spacious parking slot, we were surrounded by sky-high, dangerous mechanical rollercoasters. My initial thought: why am I here again. Hmmm. Nevertheless we payed our ticket and walked inside with full excitement under the candy-pop colour stalls at the entrance. With Clare, Viv and Steph being the pioneers at this point, Anita and I were carried unknowingly to my first ride so far - The Claw. Unfortunately, the inertia was a little too terrifying for me and I had my eyes closed the whole time trying to breathe in the slightly more settling points of the ride. Not my favourite so far. The second one, Shockwave, was a star that got me catching it twice. Other activities at Dreamworld involved paying $5 to dry off after getting soaked by Thunder River Rapids Ride and Rocky Hollow Log Ride; feeling terribly lucky to have still been alive after experiencing Tower of Terror II falling too quickly at 100m in the sky and ending up further down the tunnel than expected; plus screaming with passion on Escape from Madagascar. In the end I've once again proved to myself that I'm a family and kids rides person. No thrill rides for me thank you.
After trying almost all the rides and having waited in line til patience's end, all five of us decided to go to Surfer's Paradise and have a nice, chill(ed indeed) walk. The day ended back at Sunnybank with Korean dinner. First time having spicy sauce chicken wings and now I understand why chicken takeaway is so popular in Korea. The taste and texture is definitely a good enough reason for the unhealthy indulgence.