Thursday, November 30, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Mars Bar crackles, toblerone tiramisu, pavalova with pink cream, chocolate fondue, cream royales, black forest cake, cheese platter & nibblies.......I was in heaven.
Monday, November 27, 2006
Me : “Went to a wedding”
Work Friend: “What?? You go to a wedding every weekend!”
Me : “Pretty much”
But you know what? I just love weddings, each one is unique in its own way and the personalities of the couples usually shine through with what they choose to do on the day.
It's tradition at Asian weddings for the bride to change a few times, here were her dresses.
Finally, a Rendition of 'Loving you' by the groom and his groomsmen hand actions and all.
Congratulations Donna & Andrew!
Some more fuzzy photos here
Friday, November 24, 2006
The shop was busy but they assured me that they would have the photos ready in 1 hour. To make a long story short, after a lot of waiting they didn’t have it ready and I ended up going back to work late and empty handed.
So I went again today to pick them up, when I got there the salesperson couldn’t find them. I could tell they had lost them because they kept looking in the same drawer 50,000 times. At one stage they even offered me a pile of someone else’s photos asking if they were mine, the family in the photos were clearly white and I think I look pretty Asian (I did mention to them it was of my cousin’s wedding).
Finally she decides to check a box of receipts that she had on the counter, after some digging around she declares that they were collected yesterday!
Me: “By Who!?!?” I ask “and don’t they need my receipt???”
Girl: “No usually they give us a name and we show the photos to them, when they confirm it’s theirs they will pay for it”.
Me: “So you are telling me that someone has paid for and collected all 172 photos?”
Girl: “errr…yes, are you sure someone didn’t collect it for you?”
Me: “No I’m sure.”
Once it was established that the photos were given to someone else they began to crack jokes about never taking naked photos, I was neither impressed nor amused. Meanwhile the clock was ticking and I was supposed to be back at work 15 minutes ago (it takes another 15 mins to get back to Circular Quay), I just stood there glaring at her.
She ended up apologising and said that she would re-print them moving them to the front of the queue. It would take another hour so I organised for Jacky to pick them up.
I will not be coming back to this place.
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Last night I caught up for dinner with 2 very close friends Ming & Angii. The funny thing about our friendship is that we don’t see each other often, but we always know what is going on in each others lives (thanks to MSN, email and mobiles). With these guys I can totally let down my guard, they don’t judge me and I can tell them anything.
Over dinner we reflected on how much we’ve grown up. We’re no longer the same 16 year old kids with crazy dreams; instead we’ve actually started living them. So thank you both so much for your friendship over the years and Ming I will be sure to send you some burger rings for X’mas.
We took Ming for a belated birthday dinner at The Malaya on King Street wharf. With yesterday’s sweltering hot weather it was really nice to find somewhere with a nice view and air conditioning. We arrived at 6:00pm and within an hour or so, the whole place was packed with people.
I stole this photo from their website because because I forgot to bring my camera again (what's up with that!?!) so you will have to put up with pics from my camera phone.
We went with the $40 set menu and there was plenty of food to go around. Compared to other banquets out there at around the same price this was fairly good value (considering the location). Having said that, you can easily get the same dishes at the same quailty for a lot less at smaller Malaysian eateries.
The $40 (per person) Set Menu
Popiah - Thin pastry skins filled with sliced chicken, king prawns, shallots, vermicelli and beansprouts, served with a sweet soy and chilli sauce and ground fresh peanuts.
Satay Lamb - Singaporean style marinated pieces of lamb fillet skewered, barbequed and served with Malaya Satay sauce made from fresh ground peanuts and chilli.
Salt and Pepper Prawn - King prawns lightly battered, deep fried and tossed in fresh chilli, salt, cracked black pepper and shallots.
Kwai Du - Flat rice noodle stir-fried dry style with chicken, prawns, beansprouts, onion, shallots, chilli and egg.
Chilli Beansprouts and Snow peas - Beansprouts, snow peas and shredded Chinese mushrooms stir-fried with garlic, soy sauce and fresh chilli.
Peppered Chicken - Marinated pieces of chicken thigh fillet stir-fried with fresh chilli and cashew nuts in a sweet pepper sauce.
Korma Lamb - Malay style green curry made with yoghurt served with rice.
If you and your friends love a bit of spice then give this place a go, my favourite for the night was definitely the peppered chicken.
39 Lime Street
King Street Wharf
PH: 02 9279 1170
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Before we headed to Sculpture by the Sea Jacky and I decided to stop somewhere to have breakfast, after checking out a few places we decided to give Doxa a go. The place is very unique; the designers have done a fabulous job with the use of mood lightings throughout the restaurant. The rest of the area is then sectioned off into areas with a different theme, large red day beds, eating booths and a raised platform. The kitchen is wide and open and located at the very front of the shop, it's fun watching the prepare the food.
Because the decor was so exquisite we had high expectations of the breakfast. We ordered our food (1 big breakfast $9.00 and 1 vegetarian breakfast $8.00) and waited and waited and waited. In fact we waited well over 1 hour for scrambled eggs and toast!
Was it worth the 1 hour wait? Absolutely not. My toast was untoasted while Jacky's toast was burnt black all one side (he didn't touch it which is very rare). The slice of tomato was cold (as in just out of the fridge cold) and salt & pepper shakers were no where in sight.
After this experience we don't think we will be returning any time soon, but I guess all places have their off days.
108 Campbell Parade
After Breakfast (although it was now almost lunch time) we began the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk to admire the the sculptures by the sea. We walked past BBQ by the Sea (what a great idea!) and were tempted by the grilled swiss bratwurst with roast onions and european mustard all on a country style roll + drink for $11.00. The smell was incredible but we had just eaten.
There weather was excellent and a lot of people turned up for the 2nd last day of the exhibit.
Friday, November 17, 2006
332 Darling St
Balmain 2041 NSW
Phone: (02) 9818 1521
Sunday, November 12, 2006
I must admit that up until now, I've never been a massive fan of U2 but I knew that I wouldn't forgive myself if I didn't go see one of the (if not THE) biggest band in the world. I am also a big fan of Kanye West and after seeing him live in concert earlier this year I couldn't wait to see him again. At a little over $100 a ticket this concert was a bargain!