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Monday, January 28 2008

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Holiday

Today was the Australia Day public holiday. At Epitome, one of the kitchen staff gave us a free dessert - pancakes with bananas.

Yuko talks with the dude who gave us dessert

Corn

Then we went home and ate corn.

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Sunday, January 27 2008

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American Gangster

We went to see the movie American Gangster. As usual, we didn't understand most of the movie, but we got the basic idea. It's the story of an American gangster and an American cop. The gangster does bad stuff, and the cop tries to catch him doing bad stuff.

Mother and Yuko going to the movie theatre

Red Chopstick

After the movie, we had dinner at the Red Chopstick (or Red Chopsticks).

At the Red Chopstick (or Red Chopsticks). Note the red chopsticks.

Noswonky's Most Exciting Moments - No. 5 - Sumo

The final of the 15 day Grand Sumo Tournament was held tonight. In an embarrassing turn of events for the Japanese people, both the finalists were Mongolian! Despite this, it was a very exciting moment indeed...

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Saturday, January 26 2008

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Thursday
Friday
Saturday

Australia Day

Race

We went over to the city to watch the ferry race from the Opera House. The ferry race was difficult to discern amid the chaos of spectator craft, but we were able to discern that there were some ferries going quite fast. Then we went to qb quay bar (near Customs House) for lunch (see beer photo at top). We used to go there occasionally when I worked in the city.

Ferry Race

Yuko outside Customs House

Flag

Cars

Macquarie Street was closed to traffic and there was a display of vintage cars along the road...

Old car

Dancing

Late in the afternoon, we went to Hornsby where the Japanese dancers were performing at an Australia Day event. Yuko was there to take pictures...

Yuko photographs the dancers

The dancers performed for about 10 minutes on a stage in the plaza with a good sized audience. They were certainly the best of the several acts we saw performing while we were there.

Dancers Performing

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Wednesday, January 23 2008

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Black Tuesday

Yesterday the stock market collapsed. The financial crisis was so bad that even the trees needed support...

George must have suffered some serious losses decided to give up the market and just go to the beach...

Local beach
Where George was

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Tuesday, January 22 2008

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Mother's Drinking Binges

We went to Taiki for dinner and drank beer...

In today's video, Yuko drinks large amounts of beer while Mother tells stories of her life as a publican's daughter in Goulburn. In particular, she tells of her series of drinking binges starting at the age of two, when she was found unconscious under the bar...

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Monday, January 21 2008

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Receiving a CD in the Mail

Today we received a CD in the mail...

CD in the mail

It was from Keiko and Edwin and it contained the photos from their camera taken (mostly by Edwin) on our wedding day...

Keiko and Edwin

Keiko shooting us seriously

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Sunday, January 20 2008

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La Zucca

We decided to eschew Epitome today and go to La Zucca for breakfast. But when we got there, we were shocked to learn that La Zucca has forsaken the breakfasters of Lane Cove! So we went to Epitome instead...

La Zucca - No Breakfast!

Touchy

Yuko likes her iPod Touch (which she has named Touchy), except for one thing. Typing on the on-screen keyboard is difficult because of the smallness of the keys compared to the size of her finger. So she would like to be able to operate the touch screen with a stylus, or whatever sharp implement might be available (such as items of cutlery). But it doesn't work. The screen only responds to skin!

Touching "Touchy" with a table knife

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25/01/2008
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I heard you got married. That's very nice. Congratulations

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25/01/2008
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Thank you p.

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Saturday, January 19 2008

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Friday
Saturday

Death in Riverview

Once again, in the aftermath of Christmas, the streets of Riverview are strewn with death. Most people dump the bodies outside their own houses, but some dump them on someone else's private property...

Dead body dumped on the edge of the College grounds

Framing

Meanwhile, due to the large number of certificates and photographs resulting from our recent wedding, today I was forced to do physical work which involved the use of tools and implements...

Modifying a picture frame

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Thursday, January 17 2008

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Wednesday
Thursday

Radish

Tonight we went to Maroo. Whenever we go to Maroo, Yuko also goes shopping at the nearby Korean supermarket. Tonight she bought a radish...

Yuko with the radish
The radish close up

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Tuesday, January 15 2008

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Name Changed

Yuko went to the RTA again. This time she succeeded...

Taiki

We went to Taiki for dinner. They now have Sapporo beer on tap at $11.00 for a 400ml glass. Yuko drank two (2) such glasses!

Ebi Sushi
Beer Drinking

Apostrophe Abuse

After dinner at Taiki, we staggered along to the plaza to have coffee at Aristocrat (see coffee picture at top). We then witnessed perhaps the worst case of apostrophe abuse ever...

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Monday, January 14 2008

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Certificate Arrives

Yuko went to the RTA a couple of days ago to get her name changed on her drivers' licence. However she failed because the marriage certificate she took to show them (the one with our original signatures on it) was not good enough for that purpose.

But today, two more certificates arrived in the mail - the 'official' one and the 'commemorative' one. We now have three certificates, which should be enough anyone.

The 'commemorative' document

Sumo

The Sumo tournament started tonight. We watched the action during dinner and Yuko was very excited...

Sumo

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Sunday, January 13 2008

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Storm

While I was out walking in the College grounds, a storm was brewing. I was able to photograph several lightning bolts on the horizon...

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Saturday, January 12 2008

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Dancing

Yuko has another photography job lined up. She will photograph a Japanese dance group when they perform at Darling Harbour in February. It's the same group that she photographed at the dance festival in Japan last year. Today they were rehearsing on the stage in St. Leonards Park so we went over there so that Yuko could take some preliminary shots.

The stage in St. Leonards Park

Dancers Rehearsing

While Yuko was taking pictures I walked around the park and came upon a game of cricket...

Cricket

No more Honke for Noswonky

As a result of the events of January 5th, Yuko is no longer a 'Honke'. So she has been preparing to change her name and signature on a variety of official documents. Tonight she was practising potential new signatures...

Practice
New and Old Signatures

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Friday, January 11 2008

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Car Parking Anomaly

The contractor's car-park (which I tried and failed to gain access to) has suddenly become unpopular. Last week there was not a space to be had - even for $2600. But now...

January 4th
Today

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Thursday, January 10 2008

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Painted Bird

We went to Mother's house for dinner and ate a succulent bird. Mother had painted it with Yuko's special teriyaki sauce...

Mother's Painted Bird

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Wednesday, January 9 2008

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Swimming

No swimming in Riverview...

Pool

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Tuesday, January 8 2008

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Monday
Tuesday

Parking Nirvana

Red Chopstick

We went to the Red Chopstick (or Red Chopsticks depending on which sign you look at). As it's BYO, we took the bottle of wine that Epitome gave us on our wedding day.

Epitome's wine

Stuffed Wings
Rice Paper Rolls

It was quite a nice wine. Unfortunately, a fly thought so too and took a swim in it...

Fly swims

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12/01/2008
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But the fly is breast-stroking in a glass of water. Did the red tablecloth confuse the issue? Or is that artistic licence?

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It's wine not water, and I didn't take much notice of which stroke the errant insect was using. The red cloth denotes my political leanings.

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Sunday, January 6 2008

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Epiphany

Happy Epiphany to all blog readers!

Epitome

In the morning at Epitome, I saw a dude who looked familiar.

I think I know who he is, but I might be wrong. I wonder if any blog readers recognise him. Here's a closer look...

Who is this dude?

Cake Complaint

Mother called to complain that we hadn't given her a piece of my birthday cake to take home. So I took her a box this afternoon.

Handing over a box of cake

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Saturday, January 5 2008

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Nowonkys Marry

Today the Noswonkys married in a small private ceremony which was conducted at the Regsitry of BDM. The guest list was limited to Mother, and our friends Keiko and Edwin.

Keiko and Edwin
Signing the documents

After the formalities we emerged onto the balcony and waved to the crowd...

Waving to the crowd

We went to St. Ignatius' College to take pictures and Keiko and Edwin surprised us with sparkling wine and strawberries. They are very nice indeed!

Drinking (photo, wine and strawberries by Keiko and Edwin)

We then proceeded to Epitome where we celebrated in decadence. There were gifts awaiting us when we arrived.

Epitome

Today was also my birthday, so there was a cake too...

Birthday Cake

A very exciting day indeed!

And here's the video...

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7/01/2008
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Congratulations, Noswonkys! And Happy Birthday. Did you ensure that you were married on the same day you were born to ensure no-one forgets your birthday, or your anniversary? You were not kidding when you said there were exciting times ahead.

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Webslave
7/01/2008
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Thank you Dog Woman. The date was chosen because apart from being my birthday, it is an important anniversary for us.

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Mrs Peel
7/01/2008
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Congratulations, Noswonkys! John Steed and I were very suprised to check your blog today and find out about your marriage! We recommend marriage very highly ourselves.

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Webslave
7/01/2008
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Thank you Mrs Peel. I remember you from when you lived next door to us when I was a child. Actually I'm a bit surprised you're still alive.

PS: Watch out for Steed's umbrella.

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7/01/2008
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Congratulations.

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Thank you Mr Mole.

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Congratulations!

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Thank you Green Man.

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Friday, January 4 2008

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Norma

Although it is more than three months since I crashed Belinda, it is only now that I have got around to making an insurance claim. Today I took Belinda to Norma (which is what Yuko calls the N.R.M.A) to have her damage assessed.

But before departing, I prepared the damaged wheel for viewing. This resulted in the blackening of my hand...

I had an 8.30am appointment at Norma. A dude took pictures of the damage and will send them to a repairer for a quote.

Norma

Parking Anarchy

The carpark that I attempted to pay $2600 to use, now appears to be a free-for-all. It seems that the gate attendant is on holidays and people are parking there willy-nilly and for free!

Car-parking anarchy

Sport

Meanwhile, cricket is being played in Sydney, and as the Indian team battled to a respectable position throughout the day, I noticed big gatherings of employees of sub-continental appearance around the TVs at work. They were very excited indeed.

Unbridled excitement

Greetings

Today we got a card in our mailbox...

... and a wonderful work of poetry by email from the blog reader known as Lady Macbeth. It may be published here in due course.

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Thursday, January 3 2008

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Wednesday
Thursday

Back to Work

I went back to work yesterday. It was a bit quite as a lot of people are still on holidays. I would estimate there were no more than 4000 people there.

Spammers Go Home

This blog has been getting a lot of comment spam recently and I finally decided to take decisive action. I've just done a change which means that comments will not be displayed until they have been approved by me. So if you post a comment it will just show as something like "awaiting approval". I have posted a test comment below to show what it looks like.

Catch-up

This is the first time in a long, long time that I've posted a blog entry on the actual day that it relates to. I have finally caught up!

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Tuesday, January 1 2008

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New Year

Whale

It appears that the students of St. Ignatius' College are not only pirates, but also Whale killers...

At least they have a nice gazebo.

The Gazebo

Artist Update

Here's a progress report on Mother's painting...

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