Weekly food log / update

/ Thursday, 3 August 2017 / No comments:
Buffet no. 1 in Kanzi Lounge OMG the beef slices and beef tartare is to DIE FOR here. Love those Korean fruit/pear marinades.

Buffet No.2
That's right go to Chef's Dynasty for all you can eat chicken feet, tripe, ha gao etc etc. I was stuffed. Think we had 14 dishes between the two of us.
  1. In other news, I am still very much addicted to podcasts and slowly making my way down the list of This American Life (some favourites have included Ask a Grown Up, Human Spectacle 2015, What's Going on in There).
  2. This weekend I'm going to spend some quality time with family. Planning to go to the plant sale in the Botanical gardens with mum on Saturday and brunch nearby. I hope there isn't a horrendous line at the greenhouse but if there is we can just stroll up to Mrs Macquarie's Chair and wander around the remainder of the park. Hot pot dinner with the whole family on Sunday (I'm going to make sure that we stock up on the fishballs with the roe inside)
  3. Jane, my sister and I are really coming along with drafting itineraries for Moscow, St Petersburg, Budapest and Vienna! I should really up my game with Vienna though, so far all I want to do is a tour of Halstatt or Salzburg.Also, there was a small blip when we were trying to book tickets for the Moscow circus, so I hope that works out (I don't think I've expressed how much I love the circus! Imagine if we get tickets for Sunday! We'd be going to the Moscow circus on my birthday!!!!!!!!)
  4. I am re-reading HP and the Half Blood Prince. I forget that the books were so much more detailed than the movies which cut out so many characters (Where was Peeves?And the Gaunt family/ Voldemort's family history??)
  5. Trying my best to not shop. Unsurprisingly though, I end up eating out more instead...it's okay it's still bloody cold in Sydney so I need the insulation HA. 

Weekly mish-mash (photo dump)

/ Monday, 31 July 2017 / No comments:
Fly Fajitas Sisters had a deal on Dimmi! Had delicious chicken fajita and macho nachos.

Weekly update - long walks and podcasts

/ Monday, 24 July 2017 / No comments:

Somewhere near Edgecliff and Rose Bay.
View from Kambala

  1. Had a lot of food this week (nothing new) - Sichuan hot pot with friends on Monday, pizza post city2surf walk on Sunday, and mad buffet lunch (Korean and Japanese food) on Saturday.
  2. It seems safe to say that I am officially a podcast convert. I tend to get fidgety on the train but I can't read for too long before feeling nauseous. Naturally, a podcast is the perfect middle ground.       So far I have finished Shit-town, which I would highly recommend if you're into semi-biographic accounts of peoples lives in small town communities in conservative America. As an overview, it follows the podcast host's interaction/friendship with a cynical but fascinating man John B McLemore. John is a horologist who has lived in the small county for his whole life,  which he unfairly (or fairly in some cases) dubs as "shit-town". I enjoyed the ending despite some people's whining about it being meaningless, an uncomfortable waste of time and futile. I personally found it quite profound and very touching. 
  3.  Now I am onto the podcasts on This American Life. There were some great ones - I quite enjoyed To Be Real and some excerpts of Fermi's paradox. One of my favourites was about a young girl who asked her father about the concept of time- what is it? why? - and the story her father retold her.                                                                                                                                                              "And one of my favorite stories by a guy named William Faulkner. There was a daddy who gives his kid a watch and says, "I give you this watch, not that you might remember a time, but so that you might forget it for a little while." I can only tell you that time is me turning and turning while the world is turning around a star that turns around a center that turns around the whole time. Among all the other things and the little turning animals and all the little turning worlds, there's me trying to turn to you"                                                                                                                                                       Ironically, it is revealed that the reason why the daughter asked such large profound questions was to capture her dad's attention, to take him away from work and his philosophical ponderings, so that they could spend more time together, to talk and be daughter and dad 
  4. Making sure to buy Hermitage tickets and circus tickets for the upcoming trip! Will be sorting out foreign currencies as well. I can't believe mid August is so soon!


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