Weekend brunches and the zoo

Yesterday an old friend told me that he reads my blog and thinks that I have an interesting life. While most of the time life feels pretty mundane and all about work and sleep, I have to admit, some weekends have been pretty great.

Like last weekend when we celebrated MingSian (also known as Ah Kiam)’s birthday. One of Richard’s best friend, Ah Kiam is a really lovely guy, if only he weren’t such a social butterfly, I wish we could meet up more often and have more weekend gatherings together.

His cake was very pretty, it was a pistachio and chocolate mousse cake cake from Francois. I really like how they decorated the cake with a chocolate maccaroon.

So last weekend was pretty great but this weekend was even better. It started with catching up with Jo and HC for yumcha and shopping. Feels like ages since they have both graced this blog. HC couldn’t smile with his teeth because the poor guy is suffering from tooth ache.

Weekends are always good when they start with yummy eggtarts. Later we visited the newly opened Apple store in the city, where Calv refused to leave and couldn’t get past the ipad zone. Seriously, Apple geeks are scary. And no sign of economic recession at all because Apple products were flying out the store.

For those that complain that I never put up photos of Perth scenery, here’s the new building smack right in the city and above the underground train station, apparently my organisation is going to move there  in 2011, but I won’t be there!!  Argh.

Sunday was even better because I received the nicest present, the entire set of James Herriot books!! I love James Herriot so much, he is the epitome of the nicest vet in the world. I’ve re-read his book so many times (and still love them) that my old third hand books are falling into pieces so I was getting very sad and repatching them with scotch tape. Now I have this new set which I’m going to wrap with pretty paper and treasure forever. James Herriot and Chibi Marukochan, two things that make me very very very happy (^____^).

Sunday brunch at Millpoint Bookshop Cafe with the cute couple Jason and Wendy. Err in case you didn’t notice, that’s not Jason and Wendy, that’s Jason and Richard, haha.

Jason’s Big Breakfast, I like this cafe because it’s surrounded with books and best of all, they serve nice coffee. And they’re in the Entertainment book, so we get 25% discount (Jo and HC you guys should go, it’s so near your place).

But the nice brunch was only a prelude to the main event, we were going to the zoo! Jason’s company’s social club gives free tickets to the zoo for it’s members, so the couple very nicely invited us to come along (^___^). Ok, that’s Jason and Wendy…

Even though we’ve all been to the zoo at least a couple of times (except for the rabbit, it was his first time which also explains why he was snap happy and we have millions of animal photos) it was still really fun trying to spot the animals. One of our favourites was the meerkat, look at his michievous grin!

We wanted to hug a koala since Wendy told us about her experience of hugging a koala in Adelaide. But this koala refused to stop eating and get off the tree…

but Richard managed to hug one in the end. Very soft and cuddly right?

It was a lovely day out and something special to end the last weekend of June. Thanks a lot for inviting us Jason and Wendy!

It was back home with our new housemate Gerry, lots of bowls of bak kut teh (yums) and pork belly with pickles. Porky night as you can see. I’m thinking of really setting (and not talking about it as I have been for the past few years) a stall during the annual uni food fairs in September, any extra money earned will go into my holiday fund for Christmas. So far I’m tossing between selling laksa, chicken curry with rice and bak kut teh. To family and friends that have eaten my cooking or at least seen it on this blog, any ideas on what I should sell or what will be popular (and guarantee lots of $$$)?

Ok, it’s time to sleep and the end of the weekend for me (T___T). I won’t be able to watch the England vs Germany match tonight (the rest of the boys are at Burswood, so unfair) but this is what I’m wearing to sleep tonight, so my heart and spirit is with England all the way (sigh, to be frank, I’m very worried), so please get through England!!!!

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4 Responses to “Weekend brunches and the zoo”


  1. 1 wendy June 27, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Great weekend!
    I support Laksa!!!

  2. 3 Silent Fan June 29, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    not sure if made satay before, but that would be ã good fair food, along with ketupat. ãnd good profit too


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