Return 2 Paradise, Hamilton Island

    If you have been following my instagram then you’d have known that I just spent the last weekend in Hamilton Island. Hamilton Island’s Ultimate Instameet is back for the second year round and I was very lucky to be invited as one of the ambassadors to join a strong contingent of forty plus igers to return two paradise for a weekend of feasting, watersporting, relaxing and most importantly, instagramming. The weekend was truly a memorable one, met so many nice people and made new friends, and strangely it didn’t feel awkward to take photos of anything and everything with your mobile phones as everyone was taking twice as many photos than I did! I had to admire the pro-igers who actually taking instagram to a new level, creating beautiful images in their own styles, and some will even only post images on instagram at certain time so they know when to get more ‘likes’. All in all, it was great to mingle with them and learn a few things by trying out a few different photo apps. We did so much in the short three days, or should I say not doing much but just relaxing on the beach? The Whitehaven Beach was just as pristine and stunning as I remembered, snorkelling and finding nemo was always a highlight, then I even went jetskiing for the first time! It was thrilling but I was a bad driver and got thrown over into water – twice! The feast on the island were simply incredible, a dinner at the luxury Qualia resort, a seafood feast on the Chalkie Beach...

MasterChef's Sun Etheridge's Wedding Day

The Glowing Sún. On MasterChef Australia, we were all competitors, but we were also friends. We definitely cherish the latter more and some of us still keeping in touch with each other quite regularly. On TV, perhaps yes, some contestants were portrayed being more competitive or even more unfortunate, became the villain culprit. No one would believe me how tight knit group we were during our time in the MasterChef house. You have to understand we had very limited contact of the outside world and no one to rely on except for each other in the house. At the end of the day, we all have the same passion and thrive for the same goal, to live the dream and working with food in future, simple as that. Who knows we might need to help each other out in future? Just over a week ago, The Pom and I made a special trip to Brisbane for a very special occasion, it was Sun Etheridge’s wedding day! Sun and I bonded well in the Masterchef house, and not to mention being locked down together in a hotel room in New York! 😀 Nah seriously, she is a witty girl that not many people get to see on TV. I was very much looking forward to see her again, especially on her big day! It was nice to catch up with the MasterChef peeps again at the wedding. The girls are dazzling, and the boys are more handsome than ever, especially Adam Bowen who was training for Triathlon and lost heaps of weight and looking fit. Good on ya big fella!...