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Monthly Archives: July 2009

Escape

Quick blog update! And boo to no image editing software on this laptop…

The states of our fridge before we left…


Gosh… we sure know how to look after our diets… lol. Those korean ice coffees are the shiznitsssssssss! ❤


Straight to the airport after work on Wednesday night… where we were greeted by both our daddios and dung who also got back from his country run. Arrived at nomis with a bowl of:


bun nuoc leo/bun mam courtesy of nomz mumma! NHOM NHOMMMMMMMMMM~

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A wet start to the morning (yesterday)… I do not miss Adelaide weather… it’s so miserable and cold and wet and freezing and cold… Did I not mention COLD?

Didn’t get up to much yesterday, got most of my chores done and went over to Hung’s house and hung out with him for a bit… told him about my mismatched shoes ordeal… HAHAH, he had to walk away cause his laughing fit hurt that much… hahaha and to ensure that it doesn’t happen again, I threw out my round toe flats… just in case! Ended the night off with some hot milk tea, a hot wheat bag (my alternative to a hot water bottle), tv (hello amazing race!) and a few hours spent in front of the lappy… my guilty pleasure!

Today proves to be much more eventful. Went to grab some lunch with Krystle, and with a Sydney mentality, I got into the city half an hour early! (I love you Adelaide traffic… wait, what traffic? 10minutes to the city, groundbreaking!) Parking is awesome as always:


Ahhhh.. hello ticket meter! Free parking after 6pm, free parking on public holidays, 20c for 3 hours parking on the weekendNO you did not read wrong!! And parking fines are only $30… Yessiree! Unlike the $80 parking fine Nomz and I copped a few months back on George St… >=(, $30 is chump change.

Had a quick lunch in Chinatown at Noodle Dumplings: Stir fry rice noodles and pork dumplings.

Krystle enjoyed her noodles whilst I had the dumplings. They were ok, Sydney def makes it better (Shanghai Nights). The skin was on the thick side and they weren’t as crispy as they looked but heck, $8.00 for 15 dumplings, I can’t expect too much.

Went through the markets and got ourselves a tasty treat at Providore; 2 peppermint fudge sticks! Nhom nhom~

Lunch was short and sweet, it was good seeing you again Krystle. See you next timeeeeeee =D


Central Markets: the sun decided to say hello today =D


Something new! A massive screen in front of City Cross… spiffy


The Advertiser building that I never knew existed! SPIFFY! (Adelaide’s answer to the Herald Sun)

Was on my way home when I spotted a Civic in the far distance. Had a sneaking suspicion that it was Hung’s car so I sped up and tailgated them all the way back to their house…. HAHAHA! Here’s their poser: Blossom, snapped just as she was licking her nose…

Dinner plans: Hog’s Breath Cafe

-d

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GREAT NEWS  boys and girls!

So great that I don’t even have time to prettify this post up (since awesome posts should be prettified by default I say!)…

JabbaWockeeZ will be on show 29th August at the Forum, for more details >>

Just got my ticks, see you all there! Should be a smashingggggggggggg night!

-d

Most likely


Green food tour guides.


Traditional french crepes


Takoyaki balls… they don’t look so good.. LOL.

-d

Dynamic Mix

Itsa Monday ya’ll! And you know what that  means?
Mondayitis for workers and students back in toe to uni and school – DAMN traffic.
It’s going to be a short week for me cause Imma going home! Yayerssss.. can’t wait to see my fam and friends and dog and
to just chill, schweet!
There was that food tour festival thing on Saturday in Bankstown – Bankstown Bites which was quite fun and full of yummy
goodness.
The four of us; (Nomz, Ly, Helena and myself) started off at Pho An to get some pho before venturing out to our food tours.
It was my first time there and man, are they efficient or what?! Get seated, orders taken and not less than 5 minutes, bam
bam bam, pho is served! LOL. They make some pretty nice pho and the broth was very appetising and hearty, but like a
majority of people would say, nothing beats their own mumma’s pho full of love and soul. Mmmmmmm~ Good substitute when
mum’s pho isn’t at my disposal… pity it’s “expensive” for pho.. haha we asians like our food CHEAP yo!
Nomz and Helena chose to go on the Blue Discovery tour (European Delights consisting of wine and cheese) whilst Ly and I split and went on the Green Discovery tour (Fresh food). The green tour was pretty mediocre methinks. First stop was at a local bakery where we got to taste test their different types of breads and cakes – meh. Next stop, lebanese grocer where we got to try their spices and hommous and pickled veggies.. I didn’t really have much as my tummy was on the verge of explosion plus I wasn’t that enticed but what was on for show. (Sorry!) Our last stop was at the newly opened “Takoush”? for some lebanese food and garlic sauce! GARLIC SAUCE, I demand you to drool… now! Hahaah, we all got a small platter of sausage, chicken, other grilled meats, hommous and a side of garlic sauce.. was pretty gooooood!
The tour didn’t last for long so Ly and I headed back to all the food stalls lined up and ooh-ed and ahh-ed on all the delicacies up for show and for sale of course! If I wasn’t so stuffed, I would’ve been stuffed by the end of the food strip.. golly gosh… I’m drooling thinking about it.. hahaha.
We caught up with Nomz and Helena not long after where they were totally burnt out… I accuse the alcohol! LOL… I kid I kid, Nomz had a nasty week of food poisoning so the day was quite physically demanding for her as she’s still in recovery so they both sat down and enjoyed their sugar cane juice!
The next tour I got us in was the Red Discover Tour – asian tour (and before you go on as to why the hell would we go on an Asian tour considering that we’re asians ourselves… well…. why not I say?! Well cause it was the only one I could get ticks for.. hahah) and it turned out to be the best tour of the day! For us anyway.
Nomz and Helena were going to take a rain check and hopefully just bump into Ly and I whilst we were on our red tour, and let me tell you now, the tour was THAT enticing that they kept coming back.. hahaha!! Our first stop was at the bakery where we got to eat sweet buns, spring rolls and vietnamese meat rolls, and they sure weren’t stingy on their hospitality part – boy was I impressed or what!! I was expecting bite sized pieces of bread rolls, but nopes, a hearty half or third cut of the roll was on offer… big thumbs up! The funny thing is, considering that it was an Asian tour in the Asian area of Banks, other random asians would want to get in for the action and try to scab some food too… BOO – how embarassing really… >.< Next stop, next door – asian grocers! YAYERS for fruit. We got to try tamarind, mangosteen… I repeat, MANGOSTEEN, (I love that stuff!), papaya, durian (stink bomb) and aloe vera juice. The man encompassed so much of our fobby parents in the way he spoke and his hospitality, it was rather cute. And finally, we stopped by at the noodle house where we were given a small platter of fried rice, peking duck and char siu.. If someone was to poke me at this stage, I would’ve blown up… I pretty much felt like Violet from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when she was at her ballooning stage… you could have just rolled me back to the carpark. =P (BTW, the order of the asian tour baffles me.. fruit should have concluded the tour but whatevers) Overall, it was a lovely day, awesome weather filled with tasty delights!
The remaining of the weekend was spent having a “Chuck” marathon, some much needed exercise on Sunday morning (approx 4 km run/walk) and lounging around doing nuddah!
Again, I repeat, I can’t wait to go homeeeeeee… my daddio said he just scored a new laptop.. woot! Finally, considering that our house has been computerless for the last 8 months due to some dick raiding our house *fists in the air*.
NB// I apologise for any incoherent, stumbling sentences and if my random ramblings are all over the place!
-d

Itsa Monday ya’ll! And you know what that  means?

Mondayitis for workers and students back in toe to uni and school – DAMN traffic.

It’s going to be a short week for me cause Imma going home! Yayerssss.. can’t wait to see my fam and friends and dog and to just chill, schweet! (and apparently lots of cleaning said mumma bear who’s not at home.. boo to cleaning!!)

There was that food tour festival thing on Saturday in Bankstown – Bankstown Bites which was quite fun and full of yummy goodness.

The four of us; (Nomz, Ly, Helena and myself) started off at Pho An to get some pho before venturing out to our food tours. It was my first time there and man, are they efficient or what?! Get seated, orders taken and not less than 5 minutes, bam bam bam, pho is served! LOL. They make some pretty nice pho and the broth was very appetising and hearty, but like a majority of people would say, nothing beats their own mumma’s pho full of love and soul. Mmmmmmm~ Good substitute when mum’s pho isn’t at my disposal… pity it’s “expensive” for pho.. haha we asians like our food CHEAP yo! And Nomz, please don’t refer to yourself as a child to the Vietnamese water at Pho An again… just pull out your English next time if you’re fumbled for words. =P

Nomz and Helena chose to go on the Blue Discovery tour (European Delights consisting of wine and cheese) whilst Ly and I split and went on the Green Discovery tour (Fresh food). The green tour was pretty mediocre methinks. First stop was at a local bakery where we got to taste test their different types of breads and cakes – meh. Next stop, lebanese grocer where we got to try their spices and hommous and pickled veggies.. I didn’t really have much as my tummy was on the verge of explosion plus I wasn’t that enticed but what was on for show. (Sorry!) Our last stop was at the newly opened Taouk King for some lebanese food and garlic sauce! GARLIC SAUCE, I demand you to drool… now! Hahaah, we all got a small platter of sausage, chicken, other grilled meats, hommous and a side of garlic sauce.. was pretty gooooood!

The tour didn’t last for long so Ly and I headed back to all the food stalls lined up and ooh-ed and ahh-ed on all the delicacies up for show and for sale of course! If I wasn’t so stuffed, I would’ve been stuffed by the end of the food strip.. golly gosh… I’m drooling thinking about it.. hahaha.

We caught up with Nomz and Helena not long after where they were totally burnt out… I accuse the alcohol! LOL… I kid I kid, Nomz had a nasty week of food poisoning so the day was quite physically demanding for her as she’s still in recovery so they both sat down and enjoyed their sugar cane juice!

The next tour I got us in was the Red Discover Tour – asian tour (and before you go on as to why the hell would we go on an Asian tour considering that we’re asians ourselves… well…. why not I say?! Well cause it was the only one I could get ticks for.. hahah) and it turned out to be the best tour of the day! For us anyway.

Nomz and Helena were going to take a rain check and hopefully just bump into Ly and I whilst we were on our red tour, and let me tell you now, the tour was THAT enticing that they kept coming back.. hahaha!! Our first stop was at the bakery where we got to eat sweet buns, spring rolls and vietnamese meat rolls, and they sure weren’t stingy on their hospitality part – boy was I impressed or what!! I was expecting bite sized pieces of bread rolls, but nopes, a hearty half or third cut of the roll was on offer… big thumbs up! The funny thing is, considering that it was an Asian tour in the Asian area of Banks, other random asians would want to get in for the action and try to scab some food too… BOO – how embarassing really… >.< Next stop, next door – asian grocers! YAYERS for fruit. We got to try tamarind, mangosteen… I repeat, MANGOSTEEN, (I love that stuff!), papaya, durian (stink bomb) and aloe vera juice. The man encompassed so much of our fobby parents in the way he spoke and his hospitality, it was rather cute. And finally, we stopped by at the noodle house where we were given a small platter of fried rice, peking duck and char siu.. If someone was to poke me at this stage, I would’ve blown up… I pretty much felt like Violet from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when she was at her ballooning stage… you could have just rolled me back to the carpark. =P (BTW, the order of the asian tour baffles me.. fruit should have concluded the tour but whatevers) Overall, it was a lovely day, awesome weather filled with tasty delights!

The remaining of the weekend was spent having a “Chuck” marathon, some much needed exercise on Sunday morning (approx 4 km run/walk) and lounging around doing nuddah!

Again, I repeat, I can’t wait to go homeeeeeee… my daddio said he just scored a new laptop.. woot! Finally, considering that our house has been computerless for the last 8 months due to some dick raiding our house *fists in the air*.

NB// I apologise for any incoherent, stumbling sentences and if my random ramblings are all over the place!

Pics to follow suit.

-d

Bankstown Bites

Anyone head down to Bankstown today for the Bankstown Bites food tours?!

Pics to follow after my stomach settles down from the massive amount of food I ate.. nhom nhom~


Mangosteen and Vietnamese meat roll.

-d