Monday, July 23, 2007

Wiitastic!


I know the image looks cheesy,
but there wasn't much to choose from.
Finally it looks like there are going to be some more 'physically interactive' games for the Wii that help you break a sweat with what appears to something that resembles a set of bathroom scales.

The Wii Fit looks like it's going to propel the Wii into a fitness tool as well as a games machine!

I know the image looks cheesy, but there wasn't much to choose from.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Romantic?

Today the power went out.

When you gotta go, you just gotta go!

I found out how romantic it was to visit the loo just by candle light...

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Asian Cup - Socceroos vs Japan

Oh my! Did you see it? Did you watch it?

Soccer is not for the faint hearted!

On Saturday night were over at Will's place watching the AFC Asia Cup Quarter Finals Australia vs Japan. They were playing in Hanoi with 30 degree heat and heaps of humidity.

Foodwise: I made Tong (Ching Poh Leung Soup added Figs, Dried Scallops, Snow Fungus and Shitake) and Soy Chicken Wings (I have just realized i have never posted about Loh Sui! Will have to remedy that soon!)

But back to the Soccer - They did us proud, worked hard and kept the ball away from our net. Then at half time it all changed - There were scores, then Harry was yellowed for diving and then the referee gave Grella a weird red card! It was mad, the elbow wasn't even acute (this should be an indication of intention) and note: the Jap also had his arms up! does that give him a red card too? Sheesh!

Over all the game was a heart stopper! Diving was minimal, it seemed like we were doing more of it than the Japs (tho Iraq were pitiful with their diving - all they needed was a whisper of a breeze and they were falling over in pain)

The following day we went to the Rocks for the Coffee Festival, and in a tight crowd, I felt my handbag starting to slip off my shoulder, so I raised my elbow to catch the fall and hit a kid in the head. I apologised then mentioned to Steph "Hey I would have gotten a red card for that!"

Thank god that ref wasn't around.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Nachos Recipe

Tell me i wasn't dreaming...

I swear I made nachos for people to eat, and i followed a recipe. But after looking through most of our cook books (I skipped pass the Chinese and Korean cookbooks) I can't find the recipe. Now I'm wondering if it was in one of my weird dreams!

I still cant believe i don't have a nachos recipe. Ill go and have another look...

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Painting

Tuesday TV time is boring. So a couple of tubes of paint, some old canvases and I made meself some art work.

Meet Eclyse - the amazing zebra crossing | the Daily Mail

For your animal fix meet Eclyse a zebra-horse cross


Shes so cute!
And there are people who would kill to have hair like that! That girl is a trend setter!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Flickr

After getting my photo on shmaps, I've now gone and gone Flickr Pro and started uploading a select bunch of our Photos. So if your checking things out, check out Hong Kong at the present, and could be finnished any day soon!

When I get the chance, I'll put more up, now that I can upload an unlimited amount of photos with no monthly limits! *Evil Laugh*

Schmaps

A couple of weeks ago I got an email advising that one of my photos on Flickr had been shortlisted to be included in Schmaps....

Great I thought, then I saw the photo, and it's not exactly the best of the best I've ever taken. So, for a bit of fun, I authorised the inclusion of the photo thinking it would NEVER make the grade.

This morning however, I get an email from Schmap.com advising that my shot hat been included!

In all fairness, it's not the best photo I've ever taken, but I'm chuffed that it got selected.

When I went looking for the photo on flickr, I can't find the damn thing! Never mind

The photo was taken the only Christmas we spent in Sydney in 2004 since my moving here...

Friday, July 06, 2007

The Goodies

Steph was having afterwork drinks with work colleagues... Argh! Theres a big box of goodies in the living room and and I cant wait!

Here are some of the goodies:

Cheung Chau Souvenirs. - I went nuts when we went to Cheung Chau Island for the Bun Festival. I figured i wasnt going to go again, so i better grab proof of it. and ended up with 2 big bun cushions (see me taking a bite out of one of them) bun fans, bun phone dangles, and a bun coin purse. There are also Bun T-shirts which were given to rellies as souvies.

Fish bag with built in coin purse - I also bought this in Cheung Chau Island, being fish mad, i fell in love with it, the big fish with the little red coin purse fish on the end is too cute! its too small as a handbag i would use but ill find some use for it!


Fortune Duck - We found a FD outlet in Shenzhen and went a bit crazy in there. Steph bought a lovely chocolate satchel, i bought a few handbags and we have matching wallets. But the highlight of the trip was buying this bag. Yeah i know, bloody tourist...


Macau Souvies - We didnt buy much in Macau, but we walked into their largest shopping centre and i found these really cute magnets! Theres a Household set, a Sushi Set and a ocean set.


Bejewelled Sparrows - I found these at the end of Hollywood Road, in a little shop. We were with my Aunt (Sai Yee aka "Little Aunt") her husband and my mischievous cousin, Angelica. We had heaps of fun. We "shook the chopsticks" in the Man Mo temple for a wish*, we window shopping along Hollywood Road. I told Angelica when Ed and I first met her dad (at his wedding) we called him Uncle Pig, because his name was Chu which to us kids, meant "Pig", but one sound can mean many things in the Chinese language and the real meaning behind his name was Pearl - but Uncle Pig stuck and Angelica of course found this vastly amusing.
* I have always wanted to do this, after watching Chinese historical soapies growing up, we called it "Chok Fai Gee" aka Shake the Chopsticks but its really called "Cau Cheem" aka "Pray for a sign"

We discussed horror movies - our conclusion; Chinese Horror is scarier than English Horror but the Vampires in English horror are much cuter. We pretended we were old opera dancers when we heard some "dook dook chang" and fell about giggling afterwards. We discussed the merits of learning English with Chocolate as a reward, but the negotiations weren't successful as Angelica wanted 10 chocolates for learning 1 word.

Theres more, I bought lunch boxes, small plastic containers, makeup containers, a spindle of novelty DVD media, metal bowls, some aquarium rocks for the tank (make over time!) handbags, and other stuff.

Its here!

Hooray! The box has arrived from HK!

On the last day of our HK trip, we packed a box to send over. Why? Well... we were way over our baggage limit and we simply didnt have the space to bring it back. (I remember one time coming back from Hong Kong with about 6 pieces of hand luggage hanging off me. Alas youre only allowed 2 now)


But the added bonus is that when it arrives its like your holidays all over again. And you get to extend that holiday just that little bit more.

Ill post some more photos of the goodies later...

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Ooh Scary Butt!

The oldest US Navy Aircraft carrier named Kitty Hawk has docked in Woolloomooloo today.

Not as impressive as the QM2 that sailed in back in February, but this time the Council have reacted... And i have to say they have over reacted. The locals are in an uproar.

They have closed all street parking for residents living in East Sydney and Woolloomooloo.

Clients have always found parking has always been hard to find. Now it will be impossible!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

oops!

I've gone and joined Facebook...

The beginning of the end?