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Bon Appetit

Sleep deprived… oh so sleep deprived!

After a life changing.. (ok, I may be over exaggerating a bit) but still, after a HUGE decision on what to do and where to go from here, it’s decided. This chapter will be closed and a new chapter to start within the coming months. Excitinggggggg! This relevation resulted in a massive lack of sleep… 4 hours more or less to be exact!

Surprisingly, Friday seemed to cruise by (from memory) and it wasn’t long til the weekend started… oh yeahhhhh~

We had dinner at home that night but headed out to Hungs’ rented apartment in World Square to hang and play poker with friends and acquaintances before Hungs’ big day. What a view the apartment had — 74th floor and I regretfully did NOT. BRING. MY. CAMERA. *DIESSSSSSSSSSSSSS* Just like the previous night, we didn’t get any shut eye til the wee hours of the morning.. and I mean wee!

Super woman! Hahahha!

Our roomie for the last couple of days; Kiki! She’s so cute!

Saturday was going to be a corker of a day! Nomz and Hien (friend bunking with us this weekend) plus two others got ready and proceeded to the wedding ceremony whilst I venture on my solo adventure to the harbour bridge. I was ready to tackle that baby down, and I sure did a good job out of it me thinks! Managed to clock up 16km, 25,000 steps and burnt off over 700 calories for the day (I’m not sure if burning off 700 calories is possible but that’s what my handy trusty pedometer said). Got dropped off at The Rocks, tackled the markets, searched for the bridge walk stairs (was walking circles.. gah!!), climbed the stairs, walked across the bridge, walked back across the bridge, climbed the Pylon, took a kazillion photos that they ended up looking the same after 100+ shots, crawled back down the stairs, legged and dodged patrons at The Rocks Markets (again!), speed walked on George St, detoured to Myer, bypassed everyone on the escalators all the way to level 5, bypassed everyone on the escalators all the way down to Ground level, FOUND *hallelujah!* T2, bought a few things and whilst waited for them to giftwrap say gift, mini pit stop at The Cupcake Bakery, devoured oneself in a red velvet cupcake, returned to T2, picked up gift and scooted back out onto George St, (running late now as I was to meet up with friend at Broadway in 20!), gunned down free bus (SCORE!), hopped off at Capitol Square, speed walked to Broadway… wait, mini pit stop at Bread Top cause I got hungry, continued speed walking to Broadway, ignored the travellator and flew up the stairs to level 2 and finally… FINALLY, collapsed huffed and puffed out in front of Karen.

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Wedding photoshoot taking place down by The Rocks whilst I play stalkerazzi.

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Underneath the Harbour Bridge

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View from the Bridge Stairs

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The start of the bridge walk… gahhhhhhh~ SOOC shot!

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This panoramic is so skewed but I can’t be bothered fixing it.. blah!


I finally got to watch Julie and Julia and boy, was I not satisfied! I don’t know if I have much to say about the movie, there were no high points, or low points… it pretty plateaued from the get go… Like I said, disappointing, and the food porn… OMG, fail! But at least, we both got free tickets, so all good in the hood!

After the movie and the well deserved rest, we legged it to Darling Harbour to just chat and mingle and people watch… cause you all know that people watching is fun and a great past time to have… it could almost be eye opening! Ha ha! It didn’t take long before we decided to grab some dinner as I figured that there’d be a long ass line at Din Tai Fung anyways, so best we line up and get hungry in the process and hopefully our number will be called. Dinner was sufficient and enjoyable but it’s definitely not a place I’d go to again. Especially knowing that I could get the same thing for a fraction of the price.. like another of my friend said, it’s an upmarket version of a Chinese restaurant in a food court with a more efficient and speedy service. Review or rant, go here > (link to come).

After satisfying our hunger pangs, we went walkies around Chinatown, either in search of a bar to have a cocktail or dessert to feed Karen’s durian ice cream crave. Unfortunately, for me that is, the sky decided to open up and start raining (GAH!! I was in a tshirt). We ran around china town in search of some ice cream (ice cream trumped cocktails for the night) and ended up at Passionflower Capitol Square. Yay and nay.. I have a love hate relationship at this parlour.

Before you know it, it’s almost midnight and I gotsa bus it home in the rain… gahhhhh. Managed to get home a-ok, just a little worse for wear in terms of being semi drenched and completely sore all over. Got myself cleaned up, a hot cuppa and time for bed.

Oh yeah, what happened to Nomz and Hien you might ask? They went to the wedding ceremony, headed to the shops cause Hien needed a new dress, went back home, got ready and headed to the reception where they had a great time! Pics to come!

And to wrap up the weekend, the whole house didn’t get up til 2PM in the arvo, we (Nomz, Hien, Hong and myself) headed to Chinatown, grabbed a bite to eat at Kura which equalled as my breakfast, lunch and dinner, dropped by Hungs’ house, chilled for a bit and headed home again. Sunday was a short day, which unfortunately meant that Monday was inching closer and closer, and what do you know.. it’s Monday today.

Just half an hour to go and I’m a day closer to the weekend!


**Apologies for any spelling or grammar errors.. haven’t gotten a chance to reread this but will do so tonight, or tomorrow, or the day after! Or neverrrrrr!

Pics TBC.


4 responses to “Bon Appetit

  1. Maggie October 19, 2009 at 18:22

    This post feels so freakishly-deprived of photos ;P

    BUT YAY TO YOU CLIMBING THE BRIDGE!!! Pleased that you didn’t blow away.. that soreness is totes worth it yo. Dude are you sure it was 7000 calories?? Whatever that means.. anyhoo.

    Mmm T2 makes me dizzy. I can’t choose every time I go in there!! Mmm… so much tea, so little time.

    • debbii October 20, 2009 at 11:03

      And deprived of photos no more!

      Walking the bridge, I can finally tick that off my to do list! Phew, and no it wasn’t 7000 calories… that would’ve been insane! It was 700 calories… so that’s like burning off a packet of Shin Ramen and a half, and then some.

      T2 is awesome.. their teas smell oh so goooooood~ Taste testing free tea is fun too, but I find that the “fun flavours” (eg. Creme Brulee) may smell good, but have no taste at all. It’s like I’ve been cheated into the tea, the aroma is oh so sweet but once I chug down the tea, I’m all but disappointed with an aftertaste of nothing. Boo!


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  3. Maggie October 26, 2009 at 11:28

    Omgosh panoramic of schmexiness ❤

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