07 December 2013

Finders Keepers!

Markets @ the Australian Technology Park, Redfern.
We saw some really beautiful items- jewellery, clothes, antiques, stationery etc!
Definitely eye candy but a a little too gourmet for my wallet :-(

02 November 2013

Spice I am

@ Spice I am- 90 Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Restaurant size: small
Pricing: $$ mains $15 - $27
Deliciousness: Very! 

Thai milk tea- a little too sweet.

Chicken Pad See Ew
So tasty! 

Beef Green Curry
This was excellent. So full of flavour and quite chilli. One of the best thai green curries I've had, ever! 

Decent portion I guess. 

If you haven't been, I definitely recommend! :-) 

05 October 2013


I loveeee watching movies and I love going to the cinemas to watch newly released movies. 
The only problems with cinemas these days is; 
  1. Expensive expensive expensive!  Ridiculously expensive ticket prices & food. The last time I checked it was $18.50 for an adult $21.50 if it's in 3D or in VMAX and $26 if it's in 3D& VMAX at Event cinemas.You could buy a decent meal with that money. 
  2. Dirty cinemas. 
  3. Annoying people. 
So anyway, I watched 'GRAVITY' last night (run time 91 minutes). 
Here are some questions I made up and answered myself (hehe). 

What was the movie about?
Gravity is a 2013 3D space drama film co-written, co-produced, co-edited and directed by Alfonso Cuarón. The film stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as surviving astronauts from a damaged Space Shuttle. The film is pretty much about the 2 astronauts who fight to survive after debris from a satellite destroys several space stations and threatens to leave them stranded in space. 

Did the movie meet your expectations?
My expectations were high. I had been looking forward to this movie since the first time I saw the trailer on TV. I had heard a lot of positive comments beforehand and was expecting a lot.

The movie didn't meet my expectations. But then again, maybe they were too high. The movie started off strong, it was captivating and thrilling and exciting- I was so excited, I mean who isn't excited by space?! There were some beautiful shots of our dear planet Earth. (and of Mr. Clooney's face). 

What was the cinematography, music, acting like? 
I watched this film in 3D and I thought the images were great. Some of the shots of Earth were really beautiful, though they were brief shots. Music was good- I mean I really don't know how to describe music in words. Tense? Suspenseful? Loud?

If you are claustrophobic and get car sick easily, this won't be a comfortable movie for you. About 30 minutes in the spinning starts- and doesn't really stop till the end. Sandra Bullock was great in it I thought, she played her character quite well but got a little whiny and annoying in the middle. George Clooney was wonderful *Swoons*. This film had a very small cast- I only remember 2 characters. 

I think the main problem I had with this movie was that it felt a little stale, that the storyline could've been padded more.  

Would you recommend this film to others? 

Yes, I recommend watching this movie in the cinemas- if not for Clooney then for the beautiful shots of Earth & space. Would you pay extra for the 3D experience? Yes- normally I'm not a fan of 3D movies because they're only 3D for about 5 of the 90 minutes and it drives my brain nuts. However, because it does in this case add to your overall experience I would say yes to spending the extra 3 dollars. Be warned though- you might still be seeing stars after the film finishes. (haha pun) 


01 October 2013

Watts on Crown!

What a nice way to start the week! Tonight, I tried out a new restaurant tonight with Miss Amy- (www.milkteaxx.blogspot.com )
[WATTS ON CROWN] 368 Crown St Surry Hills. It's a cute little restaurant in Surry Hills with a bright red door. The ambience is lovely- a tiny candle in the middle of the table and clean white tablecloths. A decently priced restaurant for a nice, sort-of fancy meal. Mains start from $23-$30. 

images courtesy of wattsoncrown.com.au
 Sorry about the poor quality of the photos- You all know what it's like in restaurants nowadays, they dim all the lights right down so everything (and everyone) looks better.

Grilled quail with eggplant ragout, chorizo and crisp basil 16.00
Salad of gorgonzola, pear, Israeli cous cous, cavolo nero
 and lavosh with white balsamic dressing  14.00

This dish was a little strange for me- but I've never been a fan of blue cheese so maybe that's why. 

Char grilled rump steak with Café de Paris butter, 
chips and a watercress, caper and lemon salad 29.00

Grilled Albcone Tuna with Puy lentils, brussel sprouts, oregano,
lemon and almond dressing 28.00

The tuna was well cooked but it lacked a little zest-
some more lemon juice would've been my preference. 

Chocolate Fondant with icecream

My favourite dish of the night. Delicious! I was a little disappointed with the lack of ooze in the cake though... 
Cream Brulee with lemon myrtle, ginger and biscotti.

The cream brulee had a very pastey texture, it didn't taste quite right. The biscotti was too thick and unpleasant to eat. 

 Overall, it was a fun experience, the food filled me up and I had good company. Would I recommend this place? Sure, why not! The flavours were different- nice in a strange way, though they definitely could've been stronger.

If you want to try something different, some quirky flavours and ingredients then head over to Crown St and try it out. It's not toooo too expensive and it's close to Gelato Messina! Though after that choc fondant I don't see the need for any other dessert.

21 September 2013

Spring, again.

Mandarin tree

Not sure what this is. It's not lime, or lemon.




My little plants

Hola! After watching Jamie Oliver's adventures,

I have decided to grow my own herb and whatever-is-edible garden. Bought the seedlings from flower power and re-potted them into bigger pots. It costed me around $80 including a bag of fertilised soil- I've reassured myself it's an investment so it's okay...

I have to tell you something though,

 I am a terrible, terrible plant keeper-aliverer. BUT, I am more determined than ever to keep these little seedlings growing! I dunno- maybe it's the weather, maybe it's the expensive herb prices or maybe I'm just bored, but I am soo excited to start gardening!

I will keep you posted on how they're doing, fingers toes and eyes crossed that they'll survive. :)