Life as a carbon-based life form; a journey of building on success and learning from mistakes.
Its 5:30PM and everyone is rushing in traffics to get home to their wives. I have no one waiting for me at home so I take a de-tour to mum's for dinner, and pad my 4 legged friend good bye for the weekend. Home cook meal is delicious.
My car need cleaning too, i killed alot of bugs.
Friday. Caught a flight to Perth in the early hours of Friday. It was the longest sunrise I've ever seen, we race against the sun for 2 hours and we lost. Arrived at Perth at 9AM, by mid-day Friday my assignment is finished, next stop is the Rydges Hotel to checkin so I can spent the remainder of the day exploring Perth City and the Supreme Court Garden by the Swan River. My first real meal in Perth is sushi at The Kaiten Sushi train bar.
Before I know it night falls, time flies when you having fun. I saw a poster about a local artist at the WA Art Gallery, artwork by Rose Miller. The artist herself was present at the expo, shes so cool, I like arty chic. I saw this $400 painting I like, almost bought one on my credit card, but changed my mind in the last minute because I remember I have no place to hang it and it conflicts with my existing painting by Mak C, I already had at home.
Saturday Sleeping in, typical me. Heading down to the food court to get an early lunch, Mexican Nachos, it was nice and spicy. There I met the two Japanese schoolgirls, Yumiko and Seiko. They showed me how to get around Perth City and the view from Kings Park. We didnt end up going back to my hotel and make sandwiches..
Sunday. Its been 3 days and I missed Sydney already. A long 5 hours flight back to Sydney.
I think its time I go groceries shopping.
Hiking along the Bouddi Coast at upper North Sydney with friends. Its an hour drive from the city but it was worth it. The views were stunning, laid back, relax, eating porkroll for lunch again, typical Vietnamese hikers style. After lunch we get to play in the water, like a kid all over again. We all got our fair share of sun tan today, with all the walking we did everyone will have sexy legs by tomorow.
Helping friend moving stuffs into her new castle. Thats Lucky the lucky dog, he get to sit on her laps and get cuddles, can I have some of that?
Going to Melbourne again in early October.
Its 10PM and I feel like some late night snack, 5 minutes jog to Cabramatta shop to find food. Got myself some nice buns.
This is the second night I unsuccessfully attempt at completing my tax return lodge form - I'm really pissed off. But I wont giving up that easily, mistakes and challenges are highlights of my day.
The 2004 eTax kit is available here.
We are relocating to our new premises today, the move was a sucess, we got the network and system core running by 2AM. Tomorow coming back to make every piece of tech equipment working and operational.
What I will misses most about the old place are the restaurants and cafe where I go out for lunch each day. Especially HAI YEN NOODLE HOUSE, I eat duck noodle (BBQ duck and egg noodle) there 2-3 times a week. Everytime I stepped in the waitress know exactly what am going to order.
Girl 1 called in the early hour of Saturday morning, she booked me today for some re-arranging furnitures, then sex, then shower together, then lunch.
Going back to the office at noon to get as much work complete before everything go live nationally on Monday.
Three more warehouses are still underconstruction.
Mum having her Laparoscopic Cholcystectomy operation at Bankstown Health Service Hospital. Visiting her after work to say HI :) and see how shes doing. She'll be back home tomorow morning.
Little sister last day at Fairvale Highschool.
Taking my 4 legged friend out for a leak in the park and experimenting with close up with photography.
Little sister is turning 18 soon. She'll start dating boys and having late nights with the girls, so spoiling her with a $50-$100 fortnightly allowance.
Someone told me I spoil all the girls around me; mum, little sister, and Girl 1.. maybe its true.
Moon festival (Tet Trung Thu) is also known as Mid-Autumn Festival or Children's Festival. Here in Australia this tradition continues in many Vietnamese-Australian communities, the largest of Vietnamese community is located in Cabramatta.
Tet Trung Thu activities are often centered around children and education. Parents buy lanterns for their children so that they can participate in a candlelit lantern procession at dawn. Lanterns represent brightness while the procession symbolises success in school.
In a Vietnamese folklore, parents were working so hard to prepare for the harvest that they left the children playing by themselves. To make up for lost time, parents would use Tet Trung Thu as an opportunity to show their love and appreciation for their children.
Like the Chinese, Vietnamese parents tell their children fairy tales and serve mooncakes and other special treats under the silvery moon. A favorite folklore is about a carp that wanted to become a dragon. The carp worked and worked and eventually transformed itself into a dragon. Parents use this story to encourage their children to work hard so that they can become whatever they want to be.
I look forward to Tet Trung Thu every year, I'm just a big kid.
What she meant is come over for dinner.
Stopped by Westfield Parramatta to shop for some semi-formal wear.
Anh Khoa sent me an opening night invitation to his latest project, a play called CABRAMATTA STORY - A girl. A Cook. A gangster. A story of migration, freedom and love. Written by Khoa Do, directed by Katrina Douglas. Performers includes Julian Chung, Charlie Daza, Gareth Mealing, Ayfer Mestanov, Nelio Sam, Leng Sing and Victor Tooma.
I'm going to this play for sure, need to cancel my plans to Melbourne on that same weekend.