A Week of My Life: Day 5 It’s finally Friday

Even though it’s Friday, it was a very gloomy and rainy Friday. When I wake up on Friday mornings, despite any exciting or fun events that I’ve planned for the night, I always think to myself ‘No, I’m going to cancel, I don’t want to go, I just want to go home after work and sleep’.

My bus crosses the bridge to get into the CBD (that’s Burswood casino in the horizon), for once, I was not caught in the rain.

It was a really really gloomy day. Such wrong weather for a Friday.

Farewell lunch for a colleague was held inside His Majesty’s Theatre’s cafe. The poor woman cried when she read our card, sigh, she’s very nice. I tried looking for a healthier option on the menu, but the only salad available was caesar salad, everything else was things like steak sandwich and beef casseroles. And we all know caesar salad is not healthy at all. Still, I enjoyed it, I love anchovies on caesar salads, and the croutons were very nice and crispy.

I was planning to leave work early but one thing after another caught up, by the time it was 5pm, I felt just like the crystal elephant on my table, faint and exhausted. I gave up and told my manager ‘ I don’t care anymore, I’m going to try and purge work from my brain all weekend’. She thought it was a good idea.

Caught up with Adrian, Bryan, Calvin (hey, ABC!) and Gerry for dinner at Joy Cafe, a Hongkong style cafe. They had the 4 dishes plus soup, rice and drinks for $62 deal.

I didn’t eat with them but had a bowl of soup, I think it was peanut chicken soup, simple but satisfying, I love Hongkong style tongs, but the best soups I’ve ever had were the ones cooked by H’s grandfather. So good.

The peking style spareribs drizzled with mayonnaise looked yummy.

My companions for the evening.

Gerry has just returned from Sydney. This guy just jets of to the Eastern states without telling anyone, we usually have phonecalls along the lines of ‘Hey, where are you now?’ ‘Melbourne’ ‘What? Melbourne hotel is it? (there’s a hotel/bar here called Melbourne hotel)’ ‘ No Melbourne the city’. (0_____o)” He bought me a cookbook, do you recognise who’s on the cover?  Sandy Lam the Hongkong singer! I was so surprised ‘she cooks meh?’ It wasn’t really her recipes, more like Shanghainese recipes from other famous chefs, but she introduces them in the book. Thanks Gerry!

Afterwards we headed to Exomod Cafe in Mt Lawley for coffee. The cafe is very popular, I quite like the cakes there but the service tonight was terrible. They not only forgot our orders, but gave us wrong coffees at the end. I would probably return just because it’s 24 hours thing is very convenient, but I hope this bad service was a once off.

Funny picture of Calv and Adrian. And that ends my Friday! Already I’m sad that Friday night is over, but at least there’s still the weekend to go, hooray!

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7 Responses to “A Week of My Life: Day 5 It’s finally Friday”


  1. 1 slappedbygunk June 20, 2009 at 2:17 am

    I think next time you can have a steak sandwich. Eat less of the bread and more of the steak, bit of protein is good for you, don’t always have to eat vegetables. But if you still want to have Ceasar’s salad then ask for dressing on the side and don’t eat the croutons.

    Your dinner looks yum.

    Oh so nice your friend got you a cookbook. You must share if any of the recipes are good!

    • 2 daitaoha June 20, 2009 at 2:26 am

      Hmm are you online Jan? Because I swear there were no comments when I checked earlier. I just commented on your blog as well.

      But the best bits of Caesar’s are the crotons! My friend had the steak sandwich and it was massive, but looked nice. I had to resist from going around the table and taking photos.

      They’re all Shanghainese recipes, looks interesting but I don’t think I will be making xiao long bao.

      • 3 slappedbygunk June 20, 2009 at 9:32 am

        Oh I was probably online quickly leaving you all messages. Went to bed straight after though. Just got up now.

        I don’t like croutons leh. In fact I’m not keen on Ceasar’s salad so I never order it. I like salads with balsamic vinaigrette dressing and with sundried tomatoes or avocados etc. Maybe next time you can share the steak sandwich with someone if it’s that big?

        Make lah, so interesting!

  2. 4 sakuratrees June 20, 2009 at 2:24 am

    The dinner looks good. Is Joy Cafe still good? I used to love their Cola Chicken Wings, remember? Do they stil have that? And their free soups are always so nice. Did you all get free soup?

    Sandy is from Shanghai meh? She really has tiny eyes. So cute! Hehehe!

    • 5 daitaoha June 20, 2009 at 2:27 am

      I don’t know whether the food was good coz I didn’t eat with them and only had the soup. But coca cola wings are still on the menu. Next time you go with Gill, I think they have some kind of deal for 2 people as well. Yup, our soup was free.

      Ya, I think Sandy is from Shanghai. I think she’s pretty in all the photos.

  3. 7 Her June 20, 2009 at 6:26 am

    Your caesar salad look so yummy…Yah I agree the best part is the crouton..how to resist not eating them 🙂

    So nice of ur friend to get you a cookbook:)I didn’t know Sandy Lam is from Shanghai too 🙂


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