Janet Ong Re-Visiting Deakin University Hostel Home at 3/17 Chenin Mews located near Deaking University Geelong Campus in Waurn Ponds, Geelong – Victoria Australia
Filed Under (Australia, Australian Cuisines, Geelong, General, Real Estate, Singapore, Travelling, Victoria, Waurn Ponds, World Souvenirs) by Janet on 01-11-2010
Let me show you pics taken along my Walk to Deakin University from my Australian home here at 3/17 Chenin Mews during my 1st Summer in Waurn Ponds, Geelong – Victoria Australia – starting from the upper slope from Deakin University Geelong Campus all the way home – on 13th Feb 1997 :
I love the Australian Summer out here – so bright & gorgeous
See below Chenin Mews used to be so empty around here where I stayed while studying in Deakin University…………………
Back then above I remembered this huge VALLEY ESTATE Sign pretty well – as we had to always walk past it when going to, & back, from Deakin University Geelong Campus here in Waurn Ponds – & here it's placed at pretty much the same old spot - except that it's slightly smaller now :
YESSS here's me again back in Summer 1997 standing infront of 3/17 Chenin Mews - my beloved Deakin University Hostel Home
My Australian Home Sweet Home at 3/17 Chenin Mews - holding a lovely bunch of fresh Australian Sunflowers :
Back then during our initial Uni days – there isn't any wooden fence here!!
Hmmmm still remembering the good old days out here at the back of our house in 1997 – Tweety Bird clad Me playing & having so much fun with my Hong Konger & Singaporean Uni & room mates :
Me standing just outside the back door of 3/17 Chenin Mews after lecture from Deakin University :
Here's another snapshot of Me at the back of 3/17 Chenin Mews - seated on the ground infront of Uni room mate
Welcome in to my Room here at 3/17 Chenin Mews back in 1997-1998 :
Happily seated on my newly purchased (from Geelong City!) Australian-made bright lovely Tulips Quilt Cover set in my bedroom :
Pretty Me in silky bright Red Australian sleeping nightie (still remember it cost me AU$25!) with my Uni & room mate – Did you notice my Australian Tweety Bird tall lamp too?? That's my pricey (at AU$99) Australian Souvenir from Melbourne City
Below Me dressed in my Black Malay Baju Kurung brought all the way here from home Singapore – as I'd always fancied Malay culture & dresses - & being pretty much influenced by my above Malay Uni room mate & ex colleague too hehehehee!!!
Seated at my cosy Study Corner inside my Bedroom :
In my Australian Kitchen here in Chenin Mews :
And I cooked my very 1st Australian meal here in Waurn Ponds Geelong – stir-fry instant noodle with Carrots & meat I think hehehehh – placed next to a pretty vase of wild Australian yellow flowers plucked from along my walk home from Deakin University Geelong Campus :
Standing in the Dining & Living hall of 3/17 Chenin Mews :
And usually all my Uni room mates would gather around here at our Dinning table enjoying very sumptously cooked dinners - prepared by my Hong Konger male mates – who would usually spend up to a few hours preparing our dinner hahahaha!! But hey they cooked real good!! Very good indeed like typical Hong Kong chefs!!! Ohhh how I miss those Hong Kong cuisines!!!! Yummy Yummy – THANK YOU guys!!!
Inside our Laundry Room :
Standing outside 3/17 Chenin Mews :
Hehehehee did you notice & wonder why tthe above Trolley is upside down???!!
Well it was cos my Hong Kong mates the guys pushed this Safeway Supermarket Trolley all the way home from Safeway Waurn Ponds – then had it cut & turned into a most special Australian BBQ Pit!!!!
YESSS there you could see our Australian BBQ chicken wings & meats being barbequed on the real hot charcoaled pit arhhahaha!!! We ladies back then were truely amazed!!! And hey our BBQ meats did taste sosoooo yummy & delicious
Standing by my Australian Letter Box infront of 3/17 Chenin Mews :
Then soon came this brightly fenced up wooden Gate to our house :
Outside 3/17 Chenin Mews :
Me in white dress with my ladies Uni room mates (from Hong Kong, Singapore & Indonesia) getting ready to attend our very 1st Deakin University International Student Night Ball :
Joined in now with us are the guys!! In total 9 of us from our 9-Bedrooms 3/17 Chenin Mews home - Ohhh including our photographer who snapped this below pic of course