If there were any more of us we might have needed a mini bus. YZ and I arrived just after ML, and VZ, LV and SW came a little later.
1000 steps. The first time I went with VZ, I swear I died 100 times it was so embarrassing. I cam back twice more since then and have been getting much better. Each time though, I was with someone who was there for the first time, and I managed to take rests when they did.
Today, VZ and I powered along at the start so quickly that we were too far ahead to realise that we lost YZ and ML. I really started to feel it in the last 100 metres, and felt like chucking once I reached the top.
Bleurghh. After 10 or so minutes though, I started to feel fine again, and met up with YZ and ML on our way down.
This is the piggery of the Piggery Cafe, which is just 10 minutes away from 1000 steps. Both piggies (Bubbles and Squeak) were right up the end, and I did not want to get any closer because wow, it was stanky.
We all chose to chow down on burgers. ML,SW, LV and I chose the Wagyu Beef (pictured). It tasted so so good, but when you’re hungry, everything tastes good.
I saw a Matilda the musical today. Oh my goodness, the kids were soo cute!
My friend who had seen Matilda earlier in the season mentioned that her Matilda didn’t enunciate everything properly, so at times it was difficult to hear. There are several kids who play each role so we didn’t have any of that with our Matilda.
I went with LV, KY and AH, and we had a bite at Ho Chi Mama beforehand. I got there late and had already eaten so I didn’t partake in the feast.
During the musical, LV and I managed to sit behind these two really tall gentlemen so we struggled to see. After the intermission, the family next to us didn’t come back for some reason, so LV and I took advantage of the view.
After Matilda, we visited Dessert House to try the trendy Japanese style raindrop cake (on the left). Although Dessert House is a franchise from Hong Kong, it seems like Japanese desserts were trending because we also had Kanken, a clear noodle type dessert with fruit and matcha milk. Lastly, on the far right, we have Japanese style brownies wrapped in some kind of rice cake.
Verdict: Not worth the money. The raindrop cake and kanken literally tasted like glutinous water/jelly? The brownies were nice, but keep in mind that every dish was around $10+.
Still it’s one of those things that you want to try just once.
A rushed gym session after work. Well done.
I finally caught up with KTP. She had just returned from a 3 month trip from America and Cambodia and had much to share.
I had been craving laksa the past few days so we ate at Papa Rich in Glen Waverley. One seafood laksa for KTP and one chicken laksa for me.
I took this shot with my new phone. Doesn’t it look great? It took ages for me to publish this draft because the file was so large!
The family and I visited George Calombaris’ Hellenic Republic in Kew.
From top left going clockwise, we have the pita, spanakopita (spinach and fetta pastry pie), loukaniki (pork neck sausage), taramosalata (similar to haloumi, but grilled with figs), oursecond serving if pita and finally broccollini with dashi yoghurt.
No complaints. Honestly, everything was great but in particular, I was lusting after the spanakopita and it really hit the spot. The pita was also on point.
Next, we have the cypriot grain salad and lamb ribs. The lamb ribs were delicious, but there was so much fat that I was scared to eat it. We also got the chicken, but it didn’t look as beautiful plated as the other dishes, so I neglected to take a photo.
I send all my packages to my parent’s home cause I know that they will always get delivered, since someone is always home.
My Xiaomi phone finally came! It’s the redmi pro. I spent the bulk of the night customising it. It’s such a nice change to have memory and a larger screen.
Kill me. I finally finished my multiple choice online test. I don’t know why I do this to myself.
I visited my local hardware and gardening store because it was closing down. They ran out of worms, so I had to visit another store, but that’s okay. It’s worth it for 500 more pets for my composting worm farm. Eat my leftovers, my pretties.
I also bought a lime plant, beetroot seedlings and a strawberry plant. I also managed to get a free seedling tray from the nice lady at the counter. Life is good.
I spent the rest of of my afternoon, making a new planner for next year. I ordered a Raydori (a more cost effective take on the very pricey Midori Traveler’s notebook). The Midori traveler’s notebook is both a concept and product. It’s essentially a system consisting of a sturdy cover, with thin notebooks titled ‘inserts’, that you can remove and attach and customise.The notebooks come in as many styles as you would like, from planners to notebooks and sketchbooks. Lined or gridded or blank, it’s your paradise.
I ordered the Field Notes size Raydori because I have a small collection of field notes notebooks.
I ruled up one of my dot-graph grid notebooks to a format somewhat similar to the Hobonichi monthly pages.
This way, I have a monthly planner that will sit perfectly inside my Raydori for little more than a fw hours of effort.