It was a good thing I had done online check-in and was there by 7.30am as I didn't realise I need a visa to Australia until the check-in counter staff asked me to go to the nearby customer service counter to get it done. I paid $70 for the visa. During the flight to Perth, I watched  Days of Summer. An interesting, quirky movie, not the usual love story. At Perth Airport, the customs officer also asked if I carried any mushroom, noodles, etc. (My friend and I think I must fit the profile of a Chinese single girl bringing such stuff into Perth. Hee.)
I reached Perth in the afternoon and my friend, Joan and her dad were very nice to pick me up at the airport. After resting @ their place for a while, we drove down to the beach with the 2 dogs. Despite the bright sunlight and some clingy flies, I enjoyed the cool breeze, lovely view.
We went back to their place and we had some cheese and nibbles while Joan's sis made us dinner.
The 2 dogs, Harry and Rosie, were at the patio with us too.
The steak, mashed pumpkin and potato, mushroom sauce and corn were so delicious.
I had red wine and vanilla rooibos tea. Joan had also earlier made a cherry chocolate cheesecake which was yummy too and we had the desert wine she got from Margaret River.
A moth joined us towards the end of our dinner.
This was my comfy bed in the study room.