Kev (abr. Kevin)
Irish, Gaelic orgin. Caoimhin.
1. adorable. 2. gentle one

Walkabout (walk-a-bout)
1 (in Oz) - a walk in the Outback by Aborigines that lasts for an indefinite amount of time. 2 (chiefly British) - an informal stroll among a crowd conducted by an important visitor e.g. a monarch. 3 a walking trip.

Friday, 30 November 2007

A sad couple of weeks - Part 1

This couple of weeks has been an eventful, but sad kinda week. Due to the fact that various members of the lab will be heading back to their home country, I haven't been doing much work except hanging out with them and our group of frens. We went for another hotpot session at Emily's place (23rd Nov), and it's much more lively and enjoyable than the previous session - simply because there were more people and thus more fun! We played games like 'Mafia' throughout the night and till 7+ in the morning the next day - a testament of how much fun we had! And of cos, also a testament of how sleepy we eventually were! LOL.

A couple of days later on the 25th Nov, we hang out in the city again. Went to the resturant 'Ichiban Boshi' in the Victoria Gallerie that is beside the QVB. Hmm.. had their rice dishes (karrage cheese curry or something like that) - wasn't as impressive and delicious as I thought it to be. The Ichiban Boshi in Singapore is definitely much better - in terms of food, variety, services, value for money etc. But then again, I heard from the Emily that the Ichiban Boshi in Sydney is famous for its ramen dishes... so prolly I ordered the wrong food. But still, I will rather invest my money on Wagamama instead.

Anyway, after the late lunch we went over to QVB to collect our free Krispy Kreme doughnuts using our printed copies of the Krispy Kreme online voucher (that entitle us to 6 doughnuts per printed copy)! But, the shop ran out of the doughnuts and thus provided us with real Krispy Kreme coupons instead - a 'free six original glazed doughnuts', as well as a 'free six original glazed doughnuts with any purchase' per printed copy of the online voucher! Wow.. imagine getting a dozen doughnuts for next to nothing! But sadly, only 3 of us (including me) have the printed copies to exchange for the coupons. And apparently, Malcolm wanted the coupons so much ('cos he intends to buy a whole load of it back to Singapore) that he ran to a nearby internet cafe and print off like 13 copies of the online voucher? LOL... so in the end, each of us (a total of ~7-8 person) has a coupon each! LOL... talk about Kiasu Singaporeans! After feeling satisfied that we got our doughnut coupons we proceeded to the Opera House area, where the gals (Cat, Emily, Zhi Jun, ChuYing, Thiyvaa) and Malcolm went to see the Australian Idol pre-finale concert. Well, since there are not enough tix for both Weisheng and me, we decided to stick around at a nearby Starbucks till the fireworks at around 9pm? The fireworks were great... only complain - duration of the fireworks was too short!! LOL. Thereafter, went to have our dinner/supper in Chinatown...

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3POINT8 said...

Krispy Kreme!!!!
You got free coupons?? wow!!

But yea...A lot of ppl are goin back to their home country around this time....

Tot's Mom said...

I was in Sydney for 3 years from 2001. Now, in Hong Kong. Used to live in Randwick and Kensington.
Krispy Kreme - nice to have once in a while. Not too often though, as I find it a little too sweet to my taste.

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