LG... Life's Good
I like to be honest. So I'm going to be honest and admit to my blonde moment. I wrote this post over a week ago and only just realised now, as I came here to make a new post about Seoul, that I had this post left it hidden. Yep.
It's one of Australia's most prized possessions, and I have absolutely no idea what took me so long to visit it Victoria's Great Ocean Road. It's an absolutely stunning journey and it's only 3-5 hours from my doorstep. I can't believe what I've been missing. Thankfully, this is a big bonus of having an "international" boyfriend - it motivates me to do all the touristy things in my own city/country that I never usually do. And on that note, why do we all do that? So many traveling people that I know have not been to major landmarks in their own countries. It's really sad that we just put the touristic stuff on the "to do" list and navigate around the world appreciating what everywhere else has to offer, forgetting the incredible gifts that our own homes have too.
Anyhow, pictures will never compensate for the real beauty you experience in person, but they're still pretty damn good!
My fellow PokerNews gals and I may make our job appear as easy... But with countless late nights remember way too many lines, it ain't!
It's been a busy month! With the Aussie Millions finally over, here's a quick run down on the Life's Goodness that's been going on with some great Aussie adventures ;)
Anyone from Australia will recognise the title of this blog and most likely link it to the great Aussie icon, Russell Coight. I had the pleasure of meeting the man behind the character, Glenn Robbins, during the Joe Hachem & Shane Warne Celebrity Poker Challenge which kicked off the 2012 Aussie Millions. This man is hilarious!!
I was so excited to be hosting the Aussie Millions television production this year, which was an awesome experience and certainly kept me busy! So Miss Nicki Pickering, the fellow Melbournian, took over for most of the PokerNews videos and did a kick ass job.
Crown Casino, the home of the Aussie Millions is by far one of the best casino's in the world. It's as big as what you would find in Las Vegas, if not bigger than most. Three hotels, a poker room with over 70 tables, and some of the world's best restaurants. Here's a quick little tour to see what all the fuss is about and some of the many reasons why you need to come to Melbourne next January!
Our working days during the Aussie Millions are pretty intense, working all day and night, everyday, so I've never had a chance to actually play in an event. Until this year. I was spontaneously given a day off from filming so I jumped at the chance to register into the $550 NLH Terminator. Knockouts are my fav format to play online so I was eager to play this event, having a $100 bounty on everyone's head. Around 240 players registered and unfortunately I bust in 35th place, so close to the money, but I did collect $400 cash in bounties! My boyfriend, Angel, was playing in the Main Event at the time so I took my $400 to a $2/$3 table. Although, that wasn't the best idea, donking it off in under and hour.
Another early night finish ended up with Nicki and I joining Maria Ho and Tiffany Michelle for a spontaneous wind-back to being 16 years old again at the Reece Mastin concert at The Palms at Crown. We were by far the oldest people there, apart from the supervising mothers, and were feeling extremely out of place when the bar shut at 10pm. Although, I have to say he was such an awesome performer, amazing voice and he absolutely owned that stage while driving the squealing 15 year old girls crazy ripping his shirt off. I felt like it was slightly illegal for us to be there when the shirt was off though.
Once the Aussie Millions finally came to a wrap, I was exhausted. After a couple of days of crashing in complete un-showered laziness, the tourism began for Angel's first-ever time to visit Australia! The first destination was of course the Phillip Island Wild Life Park where we could feed the free-roaming kangaroos and wallabies and get up close to the sleepy koala's and wombats. It was such an incredible experience, I can't believe I had never been there before!