Bling Back To Intoxication

So this years Mambo night is themed ‘bling back to retro’.  

I woke up at 5am to find so many intoxicated people in the house. In the living room, in the kitchen….walking as straight as a crab, face as red as a tomato.

And now at 7am when everyone else is asleep i’m up by myself making frequent rounds on the 3 wasted people making sure they dont get alcohol poisoning or die from asphyxiation from their vomit :X

Whoever says that you should make wasted people drink water and swallow an aspirin before they knock out should try it themselves.

Whoever invented alcohol should go die.

p/s Lotsa silly pictures of those passed out people! Tsk tsk tsk

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If I Fall

The Microsoft Word page has been open for ages, its still as clean as a new page, the cursor’s blinking, pulsating…

So many things on my mind.

I don’t have time for this kinda shit now.

Assignments after tests after assignments after tests.

Good Friday Good Fun

Its been a while since i had an absolutely free Friday. No uni, no work, nadda.

To top it all off, it was my colleagues birthday today. Plan was to catch a movie, have dinner then have drinks at home. The whole plan got messed up and we skipped the movie and went straight for dinner at Fremantle. Madmonk was our first choice but the queue was sooooo long and we were starving so we ended up at Outback Jacks Bar & Grill instead. Both fairly new establishments in Freo.

As the name suggests, it was a whole steak shebang thing. Their concept is a little different. You place orders from your waitress, but this limits to only starters and drinks. As for the mains, you go up to the counter, where they display different cuts of meat and you choose from there. You can add sides like bacon, avocado, caramelised onion, etc as well as choose your sauces.


Wagyu rump steak

I had the Wagyu rump steak(AUD28.95) with creamy garlic sauce(AUD2.95). Yes, you pay additional for the sauces. But imho it was worth the 2.95 extra.

The steak came medium rare, just as i requested. I’m actually kinda anal about my steaks. I hate it when it comes well done when you order it medium or whatever. This was perfect. But what ticked me a little was that my steak came with a huge slit in it. The chef obviously sliced the middle to see if it was medium rare or not. This was so wrong!! Rule of thumb: let the steak rest for a few minutes otherwise the juice will all flow out. Left with a slightly dry steak, i was quite disappointed. You should be able to tell if its degree of ‘doneness’ by the feel of it when you press the meat. Like doh.

Also, the wagyu rump didn’t taste wagyu at all. A proper piece of wagyu steak should be really marbled to give it that rich caramel taste which absolutely melts in your mouth. 😦


Medium rare!

It also came with a bowl of salad and fries. I thought the saving grace of the dish was the creamy garlic sauce. It really hits the spot. It was garlicky in the right way and really creamy. But otherwise i thought the whole dining experience was just alright.

After dinner i decided to skip drinks with them and caught a movie with John instead. With time to kill, and that Juon wanted to drink, we went to Madmonk…this time with a little luck and got seats in no time at all. Since it was Good Friday, it was compulsory to order a meal if you wanted alcoholic drinks.

It was retarded, but both of us coaxed the waiter and asked if we could order tapas instead. The lightest thing on the menu! Apparently we had to order a few tapas to be considered as a proper meal. So we decided on a pizza instead. All this because he wanted a beer. Lol!


Epic beer, large (AUD8.50)

It tasted pretty good. I suppose its because its really fresh. Madmonk is a microbrewery itself, very similar to Little Creatures. Thus they don’t really carry other brands of beer and that could be an disadvantage for those who prefer something lighter.

Epic beer, described as: indulge the wanderlust list, the voyeuristic and creative loving side of your human nature. Cosmopolitan, the lilting threads of my character inspire beauty in the heart freedom in the soul… ‘Monkism’.

And because John met a friend whos working there, we got a free cocktail.


Cant-remember-the-name cocktail

If memory serves me correctly, it had Jose Cuervo, Midori, Absinthe, ginger ale, mint, lime and sugar. It was alright except for the fact it had Absinthe in it. Yuck. :X The mint could have been muddled more and i thought it would have been better with a half salted rim.


Say cheeseeeeeeeeee

We couldnt get more adventurous than trying the crocodile pizza. All pizzas comes oven fired with housemade brewers yeast base, promodoro sauce and Rose Valley bocconcini cheese. Ours had crocodile fillet, bush tomato kasundi, straw mushroom and native spinach (AUD22). Unique combination aye. 😀 Lack of toppings aside, it was pretty tasty.

We had a slice and doggy bagged the rest for the movie. Yup, we brought hot food to the movies. 😀 Caught The Eye starring Jessica Alba. There were some pretty shocking moments throughout the film and if you deem is as a thriller instead of a horror i think it would be pretty alright. Pretty similar to the Cantonese version, apparently.

Well, that concludes my Good Friday. Good fun, good food, good day.

How was yours?

Sculpture By The Sea

When you have an art exhibition by the sea to cover for an assignment, you know its gonna be nothing but fun.

Awesome crowd, beautiful breeze with crashing waves…

The sun was glaring though. Even sunnies didn’t help much. It’s a classic point and shoot situation because i couldnt even see what i was shooting -_-”

The 4th Annual Sculpture by the Sea Exhibition at Cottesloe. Its an international event and this is my very first time there. Missed the one last year.


Flight of Ideas ($35,000)
Statement: Not an easy place to inhabit but maybe it will take your thoughts elsewhere.


Curb Appeal ($250 per group of 5)
Statement: Sometimes it’s better just to stay at home. You know what i mean?


Tangle ($12,000)
Statement: Some scissors are their own worst enemy.

There’s 50 art pieces altogether. Some pretty awesome but the others, because they’re art, i just don’t get.  

Not surprisingly, we got a bit carried away after awhile. We intended to just ‘walk on the water’ and not get wet. But…

SPLASH!

And we were all wet and sandy. Not funny at all.

So besides the lack of change of clothes and the very glaring sun, i believe we did have a good afternoon out.

We did eventually wear our clothes dry and the sand did fall off so all was good.

A very Aussie day indeed. What’s missing is the booze 😀

Oh by the way, someone (whos name starts with J) is embarassed to go play in the waters (of a beach!!) but not embarassed to dig in a whole uncut loaf of carrot cake with bare hands in public. -_-“”””

Another Graduation

2007 was a hell of a year. Adapting to the whole uni life, being in a foreign country and all.

But no matter how hellish it was, i knew it would be over in 3 years or so.

Obstacles after obstacles, it was always one step at a time. Baby steps, Sandra. Baby steps.

Learn to crawl before you walk and eventually run or jump.

But 2007 is over and i’m graduating the very next Thursday with a Diploma in Mass Communications. If all goes well, by 2010 i’ll be graduating with a double degree.

I’m thankful for everything thats gone right so far. Thankful because i don’t have to repeat the whole year like some of my peers had to. Thankful because i’ve had great friends by my side here in Perth supporting me, motivating me and keeping me sane.

Thankful because my housemates keep me from being homesick and losing motivation to study. Thankful because God made it all coincidental that one of my housemate also happens to be my classmate in every single unit last year. To urge each other and ending up with top grades in most units.

Most of all, i’m thankful because i have beautiful friends to share my graduation day with me. A special day with special people. Thanks for offering guys, but i can only bring 3 people in. Thank you for being like family here. (=