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The year that was… 2010

Goodbye 2010! Hello 2011!

2010 started off with me back at home in Adelaide after spending an amazing 14 months in Sydney were I landed my first job, became an adult, learned how to cook, became responsible (HA!) and discovered the 3 F’s: food, (new) friends and freedom baby!

This year kicked off a new job, a sudden increase in savings (yay to no rent and fewer bill payments) and a lot more free time. Lunch and dinner dates aplenty, shopping sprees more frequent – although not the greatest thing as I’ve now resorted to dumping things off at the salvos or selling them on ebay to claim back some much needed closet space!

I’ve gotta say, 2010 literally flew by… I can’t believe it’s been a year already!

  • The fringe came and I went all out, attended as many shows as I could and was a regular at the garden of unearthly delights,
  • A long time friend from HK visited for the first time in 5 years so was super great to see her,
  • C and I picked up hiking and I managed to keep at it for a solid 8 months but haven’t returned since November! Oh noes >.<
  • Rekindled my love/hate for kdramas resulting in sleep deprivation and giddiness over hot unrealistic male leads, pssshhh. Woongah~
  • Celebrated noms 25th and Ly came down for the party from Sydney
  • Discovered that friends and I can down 30 plates of sushi if you make us wait for 2hours!
  • Said goodbye to my best friend – Diesel who I still miss dearly with each corner of our house reminding me of the little mutt
  • Really discovered who my friends were through a difficult time and for that, I thank you!
  • Completed the 12km City to Bay fun run and didn’t come last! Woot woot
  • Went indoor rock climbing and almost shit my pants
  • Met the boys from poreotics and played it off cool – got fangirlish syndrome after the meet and greet, in my books, a good thing! Hahah
  • Attended a Master Chef Master Class and had an absolute ball
  • Attended one of my closest friends engagement party πŸ™‚
  • Had many feasts with my dear C on the lead up to her birthday
  • And counted down to the end of this year for my long awaited holidays filled with friends, family, laughter, joy, fun… and of course, FOOD!

So I guess that’s kinda 2010 in dot point, I’m a year older… maybe a bit more mature (yeah right!), a little more plumper and quite possibly a bit wiser (or not). 2010, you were one heck of a roller coaster ride, thank you to everyone who stuck by me this year, to drop a note just to say ‘hello, how are you?’… thank YOU. Hope to see you all in 2011, bring it on!

Thank you’s in alphabetical order:

CYou’re my person. (Ha! Grey’s Anatomy reference) My unfailing and dependent rock. QUEST CREW FTW! ❀

Jenn – What a year you’ve had, another great one ahead. Thanks for being truly awesome, thanks for the pep talks, your advice and outlook on things, our feasts and good times. Am truly blessed to know you! Aja Aja Fighting!

Karen – Darls, miss you lots! Thanks for another great year, the emails, text spammage and kdramas! Hopefully I’ll get to see you in 2011 for DIY wagyu beef! *the secret*

Krystle – The awesome one. You’re spending NYE in Europe – jealous! Am awaiting your return with photos and stories. Thanks for being – you got it – awesome! More food and photography adventures when you return!

Maggie – One of the very few kpop fangirl junkies that I can relate to (no one gets it, haha). Didn’t get to hang out with you this year but still managed to catch up with you every now and then through the beloved interwebs. We both know how awesome social networking and tumblr is! The year started off with DBSK in Aus (or was it end of 2009) and now 2011 is gonna kick off with your toy boys Shinee in Syd! I know you’ll be somewhere in the front row with heart eyes for them? Thanks for the chats and emails, (oh and the evil/awesome zipia batches), thanks for everything! See you in January to perve on hot half naked men… Nadal is yours! Awesomesauce.

Nomi – Thanks for everything Chi Ngoc! You are the besterest. We still need to have our Soju Bar date! Mwahah

Phuong – Phuongie, how long have I know you? I just have enough fingers or toes to count that one! Only just! You’ve had an amazing year jet setting around the world. Thanks for always being there, your constant laughter and positive outlook on life. Here’s to 2011 Miss ‘I’m making it rain!’

Thai – Oh, the only bloke amongst the girls. Haha, thanks for everything mister, didn’t see much of you this year, so we shall change that in 2011! Penis!

Happy New Year!!

-d

Window’s Down

Gahhh, this year is just about over! That means that I’ve been home for over a year now.. doesn’t really felt like I left! Shucks.. shouldah stayed in Sydney for another year or two. But no point in ‘what if’s’ aye? To be honest, I’m ready for 2010 to be over… what a year it’s been… bring on 2011 and AO baby! Can’t think of a better way to kick start the year πŸ™‚

Quick recap in dot point form… just cause I can, heh.

  • 15/12 – K leaves on her second European adventure, which means she’ll be spending Christmas, her birthday and NYE in different countries! LUCKY ASS. πŸ™‚
  • 18/12 – Pre-xmas dinner with my lovely ‘C’s’ and respective partners with a little karaoke to end off the night, woot woot!
  • 19/12 – Boom Box tour feat. Kevjumba, Lydia Paek, JRA and others. Heh…. lets just say… ‘so that’s what it feels like to be at a Bieber concert’. UGHboombox tour, kevjumba, timothy delaghettoboombox tour, lydia paek, jra
    J.R. Aquino – By Chance – very impressive!
  • 23/12 – Work lunch then went to watch an ice hockey match
  • 24/12 – Sushi train lunch, xmas eve din dins and opening pressies at midnight
    xmas 2010xmas treatsxmas dinner - chicken with spinach and pine nut stuffing
  • 25/12 – xmas lunch with phuongie and peoples.. food comas to the maximums!xmas 2010xmas lunch, ham, chicken, prawnslulu gifted
    Phuong’s dog Lulu getting gifted… hahaha
  • 26/12 – boxing day bbq at cousins
  • 28/12 – sales and lunch at the botanic gardens restaurant – highlight of the day? MY KICKS! Been eyeing them all year, so caved when they were on sale. Woot woot
  • 30/12 – locking myself indoors to avoid the 39c heat outside… bracing for a killer NYE… 43/27C degrees… oh lordy lord!

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE. SEE YOU IN 2011!!

-d

Round Round

Lacking in bloggisms, brain has resulted in a puddle of slushy mush and chooses to function sporadically. πŸ™‚

The fortnight that was:

  • 23/11 – Massive binge at Wasai – delectable goodness!
  • wasai, deluxe sashimi sushi boat, aburi salmon roll, takoyaki, gyoza

  • 24/11 – Quiet dins at The Goody with dessert at Cocolat
  • cocolat, top deck hot chocolate, chai latte

  • 26/11 – Watched Back to the Future 1, what a classic.
  • 27/11 – Shankers for dins and Eggless for dessert. onnomnomnom
  • 27/11 – Jenga happenings and playing catch ups with friends at T&S’s house
  • 28/11 – Picked up tix for the BoomBox Tour! Booyeah! Kevjumba, I’m looking at you! Haha
  • 03/12 – Sleep over at P’s house where she made French Onion Soup, bruschetta with a secret ingredient and vanilla pana cotta with berry compote! πŸ™‚
  • bruschetta, pana cotta

  • 03/12 – Slow roasted myself in stifling heat at home. If I was a pig that day, man… my meat would’ve been so tender and juicy! LOL.
  • 04/12 – Picked up tix for FM’s tour with Rihanna down under. OMGHELLSYEAHCANTWAIT! I got ticks just for them, even when I had $5 in my wallet. Excited and obsessed I am. GAH.
  • 05/12 – My GHD came in the mail! CRAP, how did I survive without one for so long? That thing is the bomb heating up in 10 seconds and works a charm! OH mwahahah!
  • 05/12 – Made my first pavlova! And quite a success I must say. Was never a huge fan of this but I’ve come around to appreciate it, even if it’s super super sweet. Everything in moderation peoples! πŸ™‚
  • 05/12 – Watched Back to the Future 2 – doesn’t live up to the first… am contemplating whether to finish it off with number 3, set in the wild wild west if my memory serves me correct.
  • 08/12 – Casual eat out at PJ O’Briens with Miss K before she heads off to Europe (AGAIN!!). Am looking forward to the day she gets back, so hurry up and scoot scoot! Lol. Bring me back lots of pretty old funky gear yeah?! πŸ˜‰
  • Looks like it might be a quiet weekend for me, save some monies and some good news may come to light come next week! Fingers crossed yo! πŸ™‚

And on a side note, Quest Crew, please lock down a promoter in Adelaide will ya? πŸ˜€ Oh, bring DTrix with you too!!
random art

-d