8.8.12

The one where I go to beaches, and eat.

(Did I use that Oxford comma correctly? XD)

It seems like the last blog entry I made was almost a month ago. July was rather a boring month for me this year. I’ve finished all my subjects for my Juris Doctor and I just need to do my PLT. Some personal things are in the way currently so I’m looking for work and placement rather slowly. A whole bunch of my friends have or are leaving Sydney for work reasons. A few of my friends are heading off to South Korea to teach English. I’ve been to so many farewells in the past month!

One of my friends had never been to Bondi or Manly and so, before she leaves the country for a year, we went!

I don’t live close at all to Bondi. I’ve been there now 4 times. Maybe. If you’ve never been you can catch the bus all the way to the beach or, like we did, catch the train to Bondi Junction and then catch the bus from there. It’s much quicker than a bus, I feel.

(I need to clean my lens. I can see spots!)

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To get to Manly you catch the ferry from wharf 3 at Circular Quay. You can take a billion photos of the Opera House while you ride the ferry. I know I did.

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It’s about a 30 minute trip one way. I no longer get concession tickets so it was better for me to get a MyMulti day pass for $21.00 than to buy all my tickets separately. Adult return to Manly via Ferry is $14.00. So steep.

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Don’t be like my friend and I, be prepared! We didn’t have thongs or towels or anything. So when we went to splash our feet in the water the bottom of our pants were wet and we were struggling to remove the sand from our feet. Taps, where were you?

We took the 5:15pm ferry back to Circular Quay and got to see the sky change from sunset to night.

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Places that I’ve eaten at recently:


Lemongrass Takrai (86 Union Street, Pyrmont)

Lemongrass Takrai on Urbanspoon

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Reasonably priced, delicious Thai food. Friendly service. They do takeaway. Loved their yellow curry with beef.



Adriano Zumbo at The Star


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First time I went to The Star and first time I’ve had Adriano Zumbo macaroons. I got salted popcorn butter and peach iced tea. I can’t believe that the salted popcorn butter tasted so much like popcorn and went so well with the cream. Was so good.


Red Chilli Sichuan Restaurant (3/51 – 53 Dixon St, Haymarket)

Red Chilli Sichuan Restaurant on Urbanspoon

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Lots of Tsingtao beer was had. My mouth hurt so much when I ate the food from the chilli side. Ate so much. I think my digestive system had some trouble handling all of that food! Going to the toilet was ... yeah XD


Fishouse, Bondi Beach


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Fish and chips and potato scallops and deep-fried Mars bar. They were sold out of Pluto Pups though! I wanted them so badly. XD

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Deep-fried Mars bar. Very very gooey chocolate. Interesting to try. I probably couldn’t eat a whole one. Just too rich! Wonder if a deep-fried Snickers bar would taste better?


That's been my past month and a bit. I've just enrolled on an online course about journalism to keep me occupied and my brain moving while I look for a job/work experience. I've always wanted to do something in that area but it never happened. And I've been watching The Newsroom too much and yeah. I've enrolled in one unit for the forthcoming online semester about writing. So that should be fun. Maybe you'll see some marked improvement in my writing style in this blog!

And you guys, cannot believe it's August already!

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