Thursday, April 15, 2010

Easter Show 2010

I wanted to post this before the easter show actually ended, because it doesn't seem so relevant now that it's ended.....if you get what I mean. But I blog and edit photos really slowly which is why I only finished editing the photos today. Editing photos is the most boring part of blogging, if you ask me. Anyways.....



It's been 5 years since I last went to the easter show, so it was about time I went again. I'd wanted to go since a while ago, after reading various blogs about it. You see, when I last went, I was too young to care about all the events and food- I went for the rides and the showbags (and I guess, to a certain extent, the animals). I tried convincing my parents to take me, but they'd rather spend a couple of hundred dollars elsewhere (we used to go a lot when I was in primary school). Luckily, there's always my friends and so I found myself with a group of friends at Olympic Park Station bright and early at 11 am one morning (fine, 11 might not be early for most people, but that's my waking up time in the holidays =] )


It was a slightly gloomy day. The dark clouds loomed over us, threatening to rain. But it had already rained in the morning so we were prepared, with an umbrella each and determined not to let a bit of water ruin our day. Luckily, it didn't end up raining and the weather was pretty good- not to hot and not too cold! Although the darkness wasn't too great for photo taking.......

We stopped by the Coca Cola Carnival first, possibly the main reason some of us were here. Being so early, there weren't too many people and the wait for most of the rides was relatively short. However, at around $7 a ride, it wasn't cheap so deciding which rides to go on took longer than actually going on the ride, since there were so many of them- most so huge we struggled to understand how they got tranported here.Unfortunately for me, I couldn't go on almost all the rides because of my huge weakness of getting dizzy extremely easily (I can't even sit backwards on a bus)- almost every ride goes round in circles. I'd probably have better luck on the kid's rides.


I got on this one ride though, as it didn't look too dizzying. From the moment I jumped on (or rather, struggled to jump on as it was too high....), with my feet dangling from the ground, I regretted it. The ride itself is not scary, and infact probably quite fun except that two seconds onto the ride, I got an awful dizzy feeling. *sigh* I closed my eyes for the rest of the ride, swearing I won't go anything else that spins- even slightly.


My friends however, continue to try the scary rides, most of which which I wouldn't go on even if I didn't get dizzy. It's fun watching them though.

At 12 o'clock, we head over to the main arena to watch the Robosaurus, only to find out that I remembered the time wrong, and the Robosaurus actually started at 12:20. With half and hour or so to spare, we sit down to relax (yes, we're getting tired already) until we heard the sound of motor cars and decide to get a seat in the stadium. Being a weekday, the stadium isn't as full as it would have been during the easter weekend. It's only about half full, but it's still capable of making quite a loud noise, cheering for each stunt done by the motorcyclists.


The Robosaurus arrives about 10 minutes late, whilst the motorcyclists do more stunts, probably to fill in time....hehe. Robosaurus doesn't dissappoint though, and the audience are delighted to see the huge robot as it circles the stadium, breathing fire and eating (or burning) cars.....


We then visited the showbag hall, where we don't really make many purchases apart from a Diva showbag for my sister. Gosh, that was embarassing- lining up with a bunch of 10 year olds (and I thought Diva was a teenager thing?) and then lining up again after discovering that the showbag was missing a set of earrings. I guess it was worth it though, as my sister was extremely happy when I gave it to her(and has been wearing the accessories out ever since).

The cakes are situated just next door to the showbag hall so we head over there- the cakes seem to be really popular. There were a lot of people are pointing their cameras at the cakes, making me wonder if any of them were food bloggers.....tehehe. The cakes are very creative-


But I think everybody's favourite this year was this facebook cake- which, as my friend said, is representative of our generation =P


Although the cakes seem to be the centre of attention, we also look around at the other crafts. In the knitting section, we spot this really cute Sackboy! Which makes me wish I could knit like that......and reminds me of a half knitted bear I have somewhere (which looks nothing like a bear, which is why I gave up anyways.....). Actually, I think I'll stick to baking.


Lunch at the Easter show isn't cheap so we spent a long time walking around something to eat- or rather, I dragged my friend around to look at all the food......tehehe. I wanted to find something unsual, or something I've never had before so I ended up choosing a ravioli dish. Yup- I've never had ravioli before. It was delicious, if a little smaller than I had expected but was filling enough to last me a little longer. I forgot to bring a bottle of water, but the price of water ($3.50) meant I really didn't want to waste such money so I end up drinking the can of coca cola and sparkling apple juice from my Good Taste show bag (which was also extremely heavy......).


My friend had a steak burger and I manage to snap of photo of it before my camera battery dies (whoops, forgot to charge it!) so I have not more photos of the rest of the day, which mostly included (smelly) animals. And very sore feet. But you probably didn't want to know about that anyway =]

9 comments:

Simon Food Favourites said...

i'm always amazed at those motorcycle stunt riders. it's incredible what they can do. :-) i still haven't been to the easter show out at homebush. the price to get in seems so expensive but it does look like a great day out so perhaps it's worth it?

JT @ areyouhungary said...

Good on you for trying new foods! I hope you liked ravioli, you'll have to try to make it at home or go and get it from a proper Italian restaurant, I'm sure you'll fall more and more in love with it!

SteelCityFlan said...

Those cakes are amazing! The Facebook one is really adorable...and true, hah. But $7 a ride? That's pretty out there, even if it does sound like you had a good time :)

In response to your question about the frostings, I think my favorite so far is the "Crazy Good Buttercream" that uses cream in it. Though I did really like the Swiss Meringue Buttercream, and I want to play around with it some more to get it just right =D

tangerine eats said...

sackboy!! aww i love little big planet, i even have a sackboy toy on desk :)
glad you had fun at the easter show. it's so much more fun when you're a bit older, hey?

Betty said...

hey i love your ferris wheel shot :)

and that facebook cake is surely making its way arnd the interwebs!

OohLookBel said...

You've summed up the Easter Show perfectly - rides for big kids, showbags for little kids and... sore feet. That said, I wouldn't miss it for the world!

Xiao Yen Recipes said...

I'm too afraid of heights to ride on any of the thrill rides. I rode a few rides more than 10 years ago... that fear has not left me so yeah, no thrill rides for me.

The cakes sure don't look like cakes. If you didn't mention about it, I really thought they were just some display props.

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