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Monthly Archives: September 2009


The usual and rather repetitive words have been coming out of my  mouth for the past 3 days – “I. AM. SO FULL.”… and full I am!

On Friday, there was a company hotpot lunch on Glebe Point Road… and boy, was it good! I ate so much (much to the objection of my stomach) that I had to skip dinner that night. I was THAT full… >.<

Saturday, fortunately proved to be more of an active day where I managed to walk over 11,500 steps–that’s gotta count for the other days where I only get to manage 2,000 more or less. We started off at the digital camera warehouse where I scored myself a brand spankin’ new tripod! *drools* Next stop: Balmain markets which actually turned into a major dud – a handful of stalls set up and nothing to buy. Fortunately, I spotted Adraina Zumbo’s small patteserie! A pit stop was a must! Scored us some macarons – blueberry lavender and mocha flavour – nhom nhom.

$2.00 per macaron

My brand spankin’ new tripod… like!

Seeing that it was still rather early, we tried our luck at the Surry Hills market, which again, resulted in another failed attempt as the markets weren’t on. Last attempt: Newtown markets – third time lucky! The Newtown markets were on, but it was just as bad as the Balmain markets – the only plus side, at least we had the shops down Newtown to peruse through. Nomz managed to pick up a book for Hung and a hot studded bag at Dangerfield.

A group of friends enjoying themselves on the top of shop verandas in Newtown.

It didn’t take long before our stomachs were crying out to be fed and seeing that we were already close to the city, we opted for Korean at Milliore in Capitol Square (cause they make a mean bibimbap). Bibimbap in a hot stone bowl and kim chi soup with tofu ox intestines were ordered… (yes, I like to be adventurous with my food). Two thumbs up as per usual. We grab some desserts at Chat Thai before heading home before the sunsets with the plan to head out at night for a coffee and to use my new tripod but we both grandma-ed the night away once we hit the sofa.

Bibimbap in claypot, $13.00

Kim chi soup with tofu ox intestines, $12.00

Desserts from Chat Thai, $5.00

We ventured out to Cabramatta today, or Vietnam, whichever way you want to put it. Main objective : Bar Luck for some Singaporean chilli mud crab! OH. EM. GEE. This stuff is gold, absolute pure gold. We caned it all, along with the 3 Vietnamese rolls (cruncy and toasty on the outside, soft and fluffy (think clouds or fairy floss) on the inside) and a bucket of rice… The sauce, there’s something about it, it’s thick but runny, full of flavour and just so damn good. They should bottle it up and sell it cause I’ll buy it by the dozen – literally. After literally cleaning our plates, we head downstairs and attempt to tackle the crowd and the festivities that surrounded us, but failed miserably. We quickly got our groceries done and headed home. What’s the plan for tonight? Possibly a super duperly early night without dinner cause I’m still so full.

Singaporean chilli mud crab, market price $48.00



Red dust

A red blanket of dust/dirt (from NT and SA) greeted Sydney siders this morning… oh what a sight!

Car washers will surely be racking it in today.. LOL!

red dust in sydney


Pho noodle eating competition? Check.

Moon cake eating competition? Check.

Prawn peeling competition?! Check.

Where you ask? This Sunday in Cabramatta – Moon Festival

To go or not to go?? Thinking about the food makes me oh so hungry.. Bar Luck, Dong Ba, Banh Mi Thit… omgahhhhhhhhhhh =)~~~ which reminds me, it’s lunch time!



Gone are the days of red and blue cellophane 3d glasses, we now have holographic looking, somewhat slightly tinted 3d specs!


Saturday’s dinner – eggplant and pork rice dish at Kura. Was pretty tasty but nothing worth raving about.

Massive serving of coffee and vanilla gelato with coffee liqueur. Meh… straight to the thighs!

It’s only Tuesday… 3 more days to go… !



Oh boy, Monday again!

Quick recap before I get my head dug into work…

Friday – went to watch Up in 3D and it was aweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesome! Can’t wait for it to come out on dvd so I can peruse through the entire thing, behind the scenes, the making, the characters, storyboard phase, planning, etc etc. Russell is sooooo freaking cute, I just wanna pinch those big fat cheeks of his!! Pixar has yet to put a foot wrong in their movies, and it makes me want their movie box set even more! It’s almost Christmas, anyone? =P


Sometimes, it’s the boring stuff I remember most“. – Russell

Saturday entailed a whole lotta nothing. Just had dinner at Kura? – the tiny Japanese place on the corner across the road from Market City. Decent pricing and the food was extremely speedy. Almost felt like I was in Cab; you get seated, you order and bang bang, the food comes out in a jiffy! Finished the night off with some dessert at French Riviera. Crap me, who would’ve thought that dessert was THAT HUMUNGO! (Pics to follow tonight)

Finally, Sunday = grocery shopping and walkies; manage to walk 11,000 steps yesterday (score!);  well that’s what my pedometer stated so hopefully that worked off some of the crap we ate over the weekend, most notably Friday night at the movies! Pods, All Natural Snakes, Starbursts gummi fruits and maybe a chip or two. Oh, and before I finish off, anyone catch Rove last night? Yeah yeah, you either hate him or you don’t, but the 10 year special was hilarioussssssss! Watching some of the old skits sure brought back memories – good times, good times.

FINALLY, any suggestions on things to do and places to go in Sydney? I have a list of things to do whilst I’m here and am need of more suggestions! Fire away!