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.

Saturday, 15 December 2007

BABS christmas dinner

Christmas is approaching!! and this year's Christmas mood isn't as strong/festive as the previous years. I miss Christmass in Singapore - having all the Christmas lightings in Orchard, in the shopping mall, and with the 'jungle bells' belling away from the overhead sound systems. Christmas trees, though artificial will be everywhere, with 'Christmas' tagged to almost everywhere e.g. Christmas special in the Swensons etc. And oh, how can I forget breadtalk where they always have special breads for festive seasons! On top of all these, there will be movies related to christmas etc etc... argh... I miss Christmas in Singapore, and I don't like Christmas in Australia.

Our school (BABS) had a christmas dinner yesterday evening, in the Randwick Bowling Club, which Cat and I went, though Weisheng and Sherwin came later. Anyway, we thought it was besides Coles in Randwick, as we know that there is a bowling place situated there. But, it turns out that we had assumed too much and that wasn't the place we were looking for. Luckily, Weisheng and Sherwin were still in the lab, and thus Cat called them up to ask for directions. Ended up have to walk like another 10min before we reached that bowling center. It was located directly opposite Randwick fire station, along cowper street if anyone is interested. And gosh, their 'bowling' isn't like the usual bowling we thought it to be! lol... It's more like those types where the aged will play - though I must say it's as difficult if not even more than the normal bowling!

Anyway, I felt pretty awakward while in the club. As the other two guys weren't there yet, it seems as though Cat and I were the only two asians, and students among like over 50 of the rest, which are teaching staffs and proffessors etc! Felt kinda outta place - as I basically don't know anyone at all! Finally managed to wait till dinner time at around 6.30pm, and it was well worth the wait and the $15 that I paid! And oh, luckily we got to share a table with some teaching staffs as well, and they were pretty nice too. Anyway, the food is simply heavenly!! When they brought out the plate full of lobsters and prawns, I was simply astounded! Each of us get to have a portion of half lobsters! And this was the first time I had eaten a lobster that was so fresh, succulent and yummy! Oh my gosh! and the prawns were simply great too!!

Besides the seafood, there were also side dishes such as potato and vegetable salads, ham and chicken slices etc. But seriously, the star of the show would definitely be the treasure of seafood!! Weisheng and Sherwin nearly missed such delicacy as they came to the dinner late - and no more lobster left! But we managed to keep one lobster for the both of them! lol... oh well, who ask them to come in late? In the end, another table had a lobster leftover, and thus was passed on to them as well. So, they should really count themselves lucky!

The dinner ended with some trivial quizzes, where similar to our group name 'The Clueless' suggested, we were pretty clueless about everything! lol. I think our group was the last amoung the rest. No choice - our group is the only group with students while the rest of the groups were comprised of proffessors and lecturers etc! How to fight?! Anyway, doesn't matter lar. As long as its fun!


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