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Sunday, July 31 2005[ Link to this entry ]
A few days ago, I lent my hair-dryer to Yuko. Mysteriously, when I got it back, it was not working properly. Since then, its performance has declined rapidly, to the point where I decided to pull the plug! So today we travelled to Chatswood to replace it. We inspected the merchandise in these two shops...
In Kmart, I decided that this sleek silver machine was the apex of functionality, beauty and economy.
|The apex of functionality, beauty and economy.|
|Sleek, Silent, 2200 Watts of raw hair-drying power|
When we got home, We both tested it and decided that it is powerful enough to meet our hair-drying needs...
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Saturday, July 30 2005[ Link to this entry ]
The streets are blacker than a coal-mine at midnight. A streetlight hovers over an icy pool of white. Your every footstep echos like a gunshot through the darkness. You feel nothing but the invisible eyes at every window, piercing your flesh like knives. The cop on the corner is your worst enemy, and everyone else wants you dead. The stench of death follows you like a hungry wolf. Your only friend is the piece in your pocket. You feel as confident as a palsy victim doing brain surgery with a pipe wrench. If you ever leave Sin City, it will be in a box, or the trunk of some pimp's car - if you're lucky.
After Sin City we wanted to have dinner at Pontocho. However we were unable to reach them on the phone to make a booking. We just got a message saying the number was disconnected!
So we went there and saw that the place was in darkness! It appears they have closed or moved yet again. So instead, we went to Taiki, which was a bit embarrassing because we just went there yesterday.
|Mother at Taiki|
When we returned to the car, we saw a man performing a lewd act with a van.
|Man performs lewd act with van|
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Friday, July 29 2005[ Link to this entry ]
At Cochlear, I saw a man performing a lewd act in a door...
|Man performs lewd act in door|
I later showed the picture to the OH&S officer and asked if it complied with OH&S requirements. She just laughed.
In the evening, we went to Taiki. Heaters were lit...
And prawns were eaten...
Thursday, July 28 2005[ Link to this entry ]
Is this the world's second most famous Beetle?
|Belinda, John Paul, George and Ringo|
A training session in a nearby room resulted in free food being available for scavenging.
That's chicken on the left. I had a conversation with the employee pictured below, who derided the chicken saying that he refuses to eat chicken because of the substances fed to the birds. I told him that chickens are pumped full of hormones and that eating chicken these days is likely to turn you into a woman! But I still ate it.
|An anonymous employee derides chicken while scavenging food|
Today was the monthly big meeting with free food and beer etc.
It was held in an atypical location, near the production area, which gave me an opportunity to take a look at Cochlear's other table-tennis table. This is the one used by production people. It looks a bit older and more worn than the one I normally play on.
|Production TT table|
The other problem is that the room is a bit small. I think there would be a lot of crashing into walls, particularly when playing doubles.
|Production TT table|
Wednesday, July 27 2005[ Link to this entry ]
I parked in the park today, and walking up the bush track found my way blocked by a fallen tree. I had to duck to get past it, which was pretty arduous.
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When I arrived home, the house was dark, the security light did not activate and the front door was open. I assumed there was a robber in the house, and took a picture of the open door...
However, it turned out that there was a mundane explanation. Yuko had been our walking. When she got home, she opened the door but rather than going inside, she went around to the back yard to do some spontaneous gardening.
Tuesday, July 26 2005[ Link to this entry ]
Deep in the bowels of Cochlear, the Lizard Hunter gathers school kids into a tiny room and has them work for no pay, to manufacture items for sale at exorbitant prices to passing suckers or tourists.
Today, I was targeted by their marketing arm. I was offered this shopping bag for $6.00. Rather than the Cool Cat design, the school kids can place any words of my choice on the side. I have not yet committed to a purchase.
Because it was Tuesday, we went to Bardeli's with Mother.
|Mother at Bardeli's|
Yuko ordered mussels, but there were too many for her to eat and she had to ask for a doggy bag.
|Yuko arrives home with her doggy bag|
The Japanese guy, and and the Australian guy have finally started their little trip. I stayed up to see if they would get blown up, but they didn't.
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Monday, July 25 2005[ Link to this entry ]
Today I went back to work. When I saw my boss I told him "It's great to be back", which was not entirely true.
Nothing happened at work.
This rotting corpse is now at least a month old and it doesn't smell too good. There's never a vulture around when you need one!
Sunday, July 24 2005[ Link to this entry ]
Yuko wanted something to write about in her blog, so we went to Manly by ferry.
|Going to Manly by ferry|
When we disembarked from the ferry at Manly, we saw a strange looking man with Japanese symbols displayed prominently about his person. Yuko had a conversation with him. He said he was German and that his job is to advertise Japan at various locations around Sydney. We decided he was just a loony.
Here's video in which Yuko interviews the Japan Man...
Video (4MB - WMV format)
Video (6.3MB - AVI format)
After buying my ferry ticket at the Quay, I was approached by a beggar who asked me for money. As I had the change from my ticket still in my hand, I gave it to him and decamped lest he bash me to death.
Then at Manly, moments after speaking to the loony, another man accosted me by placing a hand on me. I thought it must be another beggar - more aggressive than the one at the Quay. But lo! It was Vince, the American dude who was in my training class at Cochlear back in February.
I asked him what he was doing in this country, as it is not his place of residence. He told me that he just arrived today on a work-related visit. He was accompanied by two women who were apparently also from Cochlear in the U.S.
Our destination was the 'Toilet Restaurant' - the restaurant built on top of the toilet.
But despite this, it's a nice place to eat.
|A Japanese tourist photographs the Opera House|
On arriving back at the Quay, we decided to have some coffee. Yuko spotted a nearby luxury hotel (The Marriot), so we went in and relaxed in the lounge area.
Saturday, July 23 2005[ Link to this entry ]
We were woken at 7am when the bastards next door activated some kind of power tool and resumed digging their pool.
Later, Yuko peered over the fence in disgust.
|Yuko peers over the fence in disgust.|
In the afternoon we visited Mother for the first time since returning from our trip. We gave her the present we bought yesterday. I forgot to take a picture of it.
|Mother waiting for us|
|It was too sunny for Yuko out on Mother's patio|
Mother asked me to fix her radio. She has had this radio for about 30 years and the only thing wrong with it is a dodgy battery connection. I fixed it by scraping the contacts and stuffing a piece of aluminium foil into it.
|30 year old radio|
|Fixing the radio|
Yuko sent me to the supermarket to buy flour so that she could make bread. I gladly complied.
Friday, July 22 2005[ Link to this entry ]
Here is a video of the events of three days ago, which has now finished post-production.
Plot synopsis: Yuko interviews a fisherman. He then walks into the water and his friend catches a sting-ray. What follows is an epic struggle between man and beast...
It was back to perfect weather again this morning, but it was time to checkout and return to Sydney.
We checked out early and then went to breakfast at Brand New Day.
|Yuko places her electronic room key in the box provided|
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|The road to Sydney|
We arrived home to find our house still standing and our fish still alive. However, when we entered the house, we discovered that some squid had been left out of the fridge. This required the opening of many windows and doors.
We then returned to mundane domestic life...
|Changing a light-bulb|
This lamp shade is one of the items Yuko bought at St. Vincent De Paul at The Entrance. It replaces the broken white one on the right.
|New and old lamp-shades|
Thursday, July 21 2005[ Link to this entry ]
We went back to the Brand New Day cafe for breakfast, and to try out their Internet facilities.
|They've got some nice machines along the wall.|
|But Yuko took her laptop and connected to the wireless network.|
|The prices are a bit high, but it was worthwhile to try it.|
As the weather was not good, we stayed at the cafe until lunchtime. Yuko worked on her blog, and I worked on my secret project.
Walking back from the cafe, Yuko spotted a St. Vincent De Paul shop, so we went inside. Naturally, some items were purchased...
Here's a picture showing the Noswonkys on the balcony...
And here's a picture showing the camera taking the picture showing the Noswonkys on the balcony...
And here's a picture of the camera taking the picture of the camera taking the picture of the Noswonkys on the balcony...
Well... it was raining!
Last night's Chinese meal was good, so we went back to Ho Court tonight.
We had an extended conversation with the woman who owns the restaurant. She asked Yuko what part of China she's from.
The food was excellent again...
And the Moon rose over the ocean...
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Wednesday, July 20 2005[ Link to this entry ]
We found a nice cafe to have breakfast. It's called Brand New Day. Yuko got very excited when she discovered that they also have wireless Internet
|Brand New Day|
|Yuko and an ugly bastard|
In a Real Estate agent's window, we noticed that they are selling apartments in the very building we are staying in. This one seems to be exactly the same as our room...
We drove over to the other side of the inlet - a sand-dune covered area which is on the opposite side of the entrance from where we went yesterday. Then we walked out onto the sandy peninsular.
|Obligatory posed scenic photograph|
|The water was rushing out of the lake while we were there.|
I became mesmerised by the erosion of the sand on the little peninsular we were standing on. The edge was being eroded away like a cliff-face as we watched. I shot some video of blocks of sand collapsing into the water. I may post it later as I am now on a narrow-band connection.
|Erosion in action|
For dinner, we tried another Chinese restaurant. It's called Ho Court and it is within walking distance from our hotel.
|Ho Court. They claim to be the oldest Chinese restaurant in The Entrance - 45 years.|
|Noswonky peruses the menu|
|Sweet and Sour Pork|
This restaurant was much, much better than the one we went to on Monday. The staff were actually Chinese, which is always a good sign.
|The Ho Court staff - a Mother and Son team.|
Tuesday, July 19 2005[ Link to this entry ]
We skipped breakfast because we wanted to save our hunger for lunch. Instead we just made coffee in our room and drank it on the sunny balcony.
|Coffee on the balcony|
|Yuko reveals some leg|
In 2002 we stayed at nearby Avoca Beach (Yuko calls it Avocado Beach), and we visited a restaurant high on a hill at Terrigal. We went looking for it yesterday, and today we had lunch there.
|The outside looks primitive...|
|But it's all about the view.|
In the afternoon we walked over to the actual "Entrance" which gives The Entrance its name.
|This narrow gap joins Tuggerah Lake with the ocean. The water flows in and out twice a day as the tide goes up and down.|
The water in the inlet is quite shallow. There were fishermen standing in the water...
|Yuko spoke to this fisherman. He said they were catching "black fish".|
|Obligatory Posed Scenic Picture|
|As the sun sank slowly in the west, the shadows lengthened and the gibbous Moon rose high in the sky.|
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Monday, July 18 2005[ Link to this entry ]
We had breakfast at "99", a cafe just a short distance from our hotel.
|Blogger at breakfast|
After breakfast we went and found the hotel pool.
|The hotel pool. I think it's a bit cold for swimming|
We went to Terrigal and mingled with the perlicans...
|Pelican on a pole|
|Yuko photographs a pelican|
We got back from Terrigal just after 3pm - just in time for the pelican feeding...
|Feeding is at 3.30pm|
On the way back from Terrigal we also kept an eye out for Chinese restaurants. We found one called Lantern Palace. So we made a booking and went back there later for dinner.
|The Lantern Palace|
Yuko had brought her small rice cooker from home. But when she tried to use it, it didn't work and she decided to throw it away. She had noticed a big bin near the Chinese restaurant, so before we went inside, she made a small detour. Rather than putting it in the bin, she put it on the ground "in case someone wants to use it".
|Dumping the rice cooker|
The Chinese place wasn't great. My Mongolian Chicken was OK, but the rice was soggy - and we didn't see a single Chinese person among the customers or the staff.
Yuko ordered a bean curd dish...
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Sunday, July 17 2005[ Link to this entry ]
After taking care of the day's important tasks - like having breakfast at Epitome and writing our respective blogs for yesterday - we jumped in the car and headed out of Sydney for a few days of off-site blogging.
|Belinda was very hungry, so we fed her first|
|On the way we saw Belinda's twin|
|We timed this trip to coincide with the end of the school holidays, so the traffic was light in our direction.|
|Follow the sign...|
We arrived at our destination at about 5pm - The Citigate Sebel Waterfront Resort. It seems that we chose the right time to come here. The room prices are 45% below normal. I guess it's the off-season.
|They don't call it an "Ocean View Suite" for nothing.|
|Our room is very nice, with cooking facilities and other nice stuff|
Being too lazy to go out exploring, we had dinner at the hotel restaurant. We chose the two-course menu for $29.95 per person.
|Of course, Yuko took plenty of photos of the food|
Then she wrote her blog...
Saturday, July 16 2005[ Link to this entry ]
Mother had a piece of her garden hose stolen again...
As it it getting too short now, I took her up to Bunnings at Artarmon to buy a new one.
We will leave the remaining portion of the old hose in a place where hose thieves can find it easily.
In the afternoon we went to see War of the Worlds with Mother.
Yuko took pictures of the screen as usual, but she got in trouble. A staff member came over and told her she was acting illegally. However, she got enough pictures for this summary...
After the movie we had dinner at a nearby restaurant - Peppercorn @ Cremorne.
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Friday, July 15 2005[ Link to this entry ]
|Due to excessive work commitments, I was unable to obtain coffee.|
Today was perhaps the busiest day I've had at Cochlear.
In the morning, I attended a training session with my two co-workers and some other people. It was supposed to be three hours, but it ran for almost four.
The training included performing tests on two implant recipients who came in to act as guinea-pigs. We sanded their earlobes with sand-paper and attached electrodes to them with some goooey gel added to improve the electrical contact. I was reminded of the photos of Iraqi prisoners in Abu-Ghraib with electrodes attached to their bodies! However, in today's exercise, we only inflicted minimal pain.
In my job, I normally perform this test using an "artificial head" which is actually just a dish filled with salt water. So having a real person who talks back was a new experience.
Then we had just a short break before our afternoon meeting, which ran for another two hours. At least there was food...
I am now on leave for one week!
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When I got home, Yuko was putting into practice what she learned yesterday at the bread-making class.
|Rolling. Today Yuko tried a healthy gluten-free mixture.|
|Finished product. We ate some of them with dinner and they were very nice.|
Thursday, July 14 2005[ Link to this entry ]
Last night our neighbour (of the water flouting family) knocked on the door. He told us they had started building a pool in their back-yard and he apologised for damaging our fence. He said they would repair it.
Then, this morning the digging machine started up at 7.30am terminating our sleep.
|The pool. But what will they fill it with?|
Meanwhile Yuko and Keiko went to a bread-making lesson at Kensington.
|Yuko and the Bread-Maker|
|Yuko and Keiko making bread|
|The finished product|
Wednesday, July 13 2005[ Link to this entry ]
The mainstream media today published this blatant rip-off of Noswonky's report of last Sunday's Tree Incident.
A Japanese guy, and and Australian guy...
...are going on a little trip together on this primitive flying machine...
I estimate there is a 1% probability they will get blown up, so I have to wake up at 5.30am tomorrow to gawk.
Tuesday, July 12 2005[ Link to this entry ]
After buying coffee, I saw a dead baby in a parked car.
When Yuko looked at the notice-board at Tokyo Mart on Sunday, this advertisement caught her eye...
So tonight, before dinner, we went to the home of a Japanese family at Manly to inspect the goods in question.
It was a bit difficult to find the place, which was in a carefully concealed block of units.
|A street in Many. - Yuko calls the seller on her mobile to get directions.|
We eventually found it.
Our fax machine has a "7" key that doesn't work, so we can only send faxes to numbers that don't contain "7". For this reason, we bought this fax machine for $55...
And we bought this DVD player for $50...
Unfortunately, we can't collect them until August 15th, when the family goes back to Japan. Yuko also bought an electric food mixer and some video tapes, which we were able to take with us.
All the items (except the video tapes) were in near-new condition.
The apartment was primitive, but the block was a tall one and they had an Ocean view. This is not the ocean view, but the view from the other side of the building...
|Not the ocean view|
Because today is Tuesday, after returning from Manly, we went to Epitome. We did not see any European waiters with adorable accents.
|Yuko photographs her food.|
Monday, July 11 2005[ Link to this entry ]
Last night, I legally downloaded music for the first time from Bigpond Music.
Of course, I have downloaded illegal music on many occasions, but until now I had not bothered with any of the legal download services. This was because the files are in WMA format and my iPod can't play them. Further, although iTunes can convert WMA to MP3, the legal files are "protected" with DRM and iTunes refuses to convert them. However, I recently heard about an easy way to get around this problem. The method is simple, but illegal. I purchased four songs to test the scheme...
|Purchasing songs legally|
Then I performed some illegal acts, and soon I was playing the songs in iTunes, unencumbered by that woosy Digital Rights Management thingy.
|Importing songs illegally|
On June 25th, I wrote about this dead bat which was hanging from the power lines near the Noswonky residence...
The bat was still hanging there yesterday, but by this morning it had fallen to the ground...
|Distant view of bat on the ground|
|Closer view of bat on the ground|
|Too close view of bat on the ground|
At Cochlear, some dudes attempted to juggle a big piece of furniture on the stairs. I stood by ready to take pictures if they dropped it, but they didn't.
Sunday, July 10 2005[ Link to this entry ]
A reader known only as Anonymous has express an interest in an anonymous European waiter at Epitome. As he's not in our Epitome photo gallery, he must be one of these two guys. The first is Bart. I don't know the other guy's name.
We had invited Mother for dinner, so we went to Northbridge to buy fish. Yuko also wanted to check the notice board for items for sale.
|Yuko peruses the board at Tokyo Mart|
On the way back, we found Chandos Street at Crows Nest blocked by the police. We parked in a nearby side-street and got out to gawk.
|Road blocked by police and emergency services.|
|The scene was closed off with police tape.|
|A tree had fallen on a car. The uprooted root gives an idea of the size of the tree.|
|There was a small crowd of people gawking at the scene.|
|Yuko took pictures too.|
|There was a TV camera crew who took up a position in the front yard of this house to get a better view.|
|The tree hit the driver's side of this vehicle. We saw it on the TV news later and learned that there was one person killed and another hospitalised in a serious condition.|
|When we arrived home, we found one of our trees was also down.|
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Saturday, July 9 2005[ Link to this entry ]
There was an Aboriginal blues singer in the plaza this morning.
Yuko took a lot of pictures and video of her and then, after the performance, engaged her in conversation.
Her name was Marloo, and she told us she has a radio program on Koori Radio, Sundays 10:00 to 12:00, on 93.7FM.
Here's the Marloo video. It's 2min11s so I used a lower than usual quality setting to keep the file size down.
Someone in Japan told Yuko about a nice cafe she had visited when in Sydney 15 years ago. It was at The Rocks and was (probably) called Mary Reiby's Cafe.
I couldn't find it in the White Pages so I guessed that it no longer existed. But we set out to find it anyway...
Our only clue was that there is a street called Reiby Place in the area of the Quay, so we went there...
But it turned out to be bereft of cafes!
We wandered around The Rocks flashing a $20 note at people and asking if they'd seen this woman, but nobody had...
I had heard on the news that the U.K. flag was flying at half-mast on the Harbour Bridge, because of the bombings in London. However, when I looked, it was not at half-mast...
We gave up looking and rested at a cafe in the market area.
|Yuko photographs the wedges|
As we made our way back to the carpark, we spotted some Bridge-Climbers starting out on their journey along the horizontal spans...
Friday, July 8 2005[ Link to this entry ]
Laughing Mole sent me this image of three blobby planets. I don't think they are too blobby. Can you see three planets?
At lunchtime I caught the free shuttle bus to Lane Cove. It's called The Village Explorer which makes it sound a lot more exotic than it really is.
It's a stumpy little bus and it was almost full. As we waited to depart, the gaggle of Cochleans in the bus were looking out the back window to see if there were any stragglers running for the bus at the last minute. As a straggler approached, the Cochleans goaded the bus driver into starting to drive off, just to force the unfortunate pedestrians to run faster! The driver obliged, but then stopped to let the slow ones on board after all.
I looked at the driver and thought he looked familiar... maybe he was a former polititian... or someone I once worked with... I wasn't sure. The bus made its way to Lane Cove and I debarked and did some shopping etc.
Later, as I embarked again for the journey back to Cochlear, the driver (the same one) recognised me! He said "Hey! You used to play table tennis at North Sydney didn't you! Graham isn't it?"
I admitted that this was partly true. I then remembered him from the Table Tennis Club. I said "Your name is... your name is... the same as that other guy." And I was right.
|Driver who has the same name as that other guy|
I then walked down to Blackman Park to put my shopping in the car. There, another guy approached me and engaged me in conversation. He told me that he used to come to Blackman Park to obtain spare parts for his car!
|Spare parts warehouse?|
This puzzled me, until he explained that many years ago the park was a place where hundreds of scrap cars were dumped and he used to scavenge parts from the wrecks.
He told me he was 88 years old, but I thought he only looked 85.
He began telling me the story of his life, which was, understandably, a long story! So I made an excuse to terminate the conversation and debarked into the bush. As I made my way back up the bush track I took a picture of the ancient scavenger...
|88 year-old car-part scavenger|
Thursday, July 7 2005[ Link to this entry ]
The poisoned chocolates have been removed from the Cochlear machines.
Yuko went to Chatswood and shot some video of a Takoyaki (octopus balls) stall and a guy playing guitar. Then she forced me to make an edited version for her blog.
I've cycled to work the last couple of days. Yesterday when I arrived, my boss saw me and laughed at my attire and my woosy-white legs.
Then, when I was leaving, a co-worker saw me cycling out of the carpark. He yelled at me to wait so that he could run me down with his car. I therefore decamped ASAP.
Wednesday, July 6 2005[ Link to this entry ]
Fifi has lost four of her five feet...
|Fifi's Missing Foot|
I decided to perform surgery and restore Fifi to full health.
The operation went well and Fifi is recovering...
|After the Operation|
At 9.45pm in the Noswonky world, there was a blackout...
However, we both continued blogging by the light of our computer screens and a couple of candles. But although we continued blogging, we were unable to publish as our internet connection was unavailable. Hence, this posting is late.
|Yuko and Dixie|
|Me and Fifi|
I also used the darkness to take some pictures of the wonders of the universe and our garden umbrella...
|Universe and Umbrella|
The blackout ended at about 12.30am.
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Tuesday, July 5 2005[ Link to this entry ]
A sign finally appeared on the vending machines. Fortunately, the number of employees hospitalised before the signs went up was negligible.
In the morning, Yuko said "Today is Tuesday!"
So we went to Taiki...
I took along a bottle of Mad Fish and Yuko ordered Grilled Mad Fish Face.
|Really Mad Fish|
Yuko photographed my food which was not chicken or fish....
|Yuko photographs my food|
Monday, July 4 2005[ Link to this entry ]
This is one of the vending machines at Cochlear...
Both the machines I checked were still selling the potentially poisoned products...
I considered placing a sign on the machine to warn other employees that they might die if they eat these chocolate bars. But I didn't.
Meanwhile, one of my co-workers read this blog, and concluded that I'm a bastard. His exact words were "you're a bastard!"
Sunday, July 3 2005[ Link to this entry ]
I watched the Live 8 concerts last night until about 2am.
They were asking people to SMS their names to be displayed on the 'ticker' running across the bottom of the screen...
So the boring list of names was scrolling by, when suddenly I noticed something odd, and I don't mean Bjork...
|Odd message on ticker|
It seems that people were sending SMS messages containing more than just their names, and nobody was checking the text before allowing it to be displayed on the broadcast!
Then I saw something else that probably should not have gone to air. Someone offered their own solution to the problems in Africa...
A little later, the ticker disappeared. When it came back, they had changed the instructions from "SEND YOUR NAME TO..." to "SEND YOUR NAME ONLY TO...".
In the afternoon we went to see the movie Batman Begins with Mother.
It's the story of a guy who seeks revenge for the death of his parents. But when his quest for revenge is thwarted, he decides instead to don fancy dress, buy a lot of gadgets and to drive around in an unregistered air-conditioned beach buggy.
|Ready for the movie|
When we discussed it later, we agreed that we hated most of it and didn't understand the rest.
|Discussing the movie afterwards|
After the movie we went to Crows Nest to have a very late lunch at a noodle restaurant. Unfortunately, the restaurant we had in mind was just closing when we arrived. 4pm is not a good time for finding an open restaurant! Yuko asked her hairdresser (whose shop is nearby), if there were any eating places open. The hairdresser recommended this one...
The meal looks primitive, but it was adequate to satisfy our hunger.
A bird eyed us as we ate his cousins...
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Saturday, July 2 2005[ Link to this entry ]
I haven't eaten a Mars Bar for years, but yesterday at Cochlear, as I gazed into the vending machine, I was tempted to try one. I thought for a few moments and then opted for a Cherry Ripe instead.
It was only later that I heard about the threat to poison Mars and Snickers Bars. I think I made the right choice.
It rained again, but only in the afternoon. The weather in the morning was fine and sunny, so we sat outside in the plaza for breakfast.
The Jazz Buskers were playing again...
Yuko left me there while she went shopping. She bought some more fish...
|Return from shopping|
Friday, July 1 2005[ Link to this entry ]
|I had an important meeting at the uncivilised time of 9am! So I missed the coffee truck and had to drink water instead (from an environmentally unsound cup). The food at the meeting was also primitive, as can be seen from the photograph!|
Yuko went to Chatswood and visited a noodle shop in Lemon Grove.
|The noodle man shows a picture of himself from last week's Weekend Herald|
Yuko also bought some dumplings and brought them home for me. They were good!
|Dumplings (similar to Gyoza)|
Mother, being a good citizen, has made good use of the rain by collecting water in a big bucket (actually a garbage bin) for re-cycling.
|Mother's water storage tank|
Then, in the evening, Yuko suddenly turned green...
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