Monday, February 27, 2006


This sunday was a special sunday since it was the last one I will have a for a little while without the guilt of homework in the back of my mind.

Sadly I return back to uni this week.

Which also mean the end of full time for a little while too which translates to less money and less fun time.

I can't say i am looking forward to it at all.

Anyhoo, enough feeling sorry for myself. This sunday i was determined to set out to see and do as much as possible.

So we started off at the tibetan buddist festival (see temple below) which proved to be quite dissapointing. Although in fairness we didn't pay to see any of the talks and are not buddhist so maybe thats it. We went however to check it out because it was supposed to be beautiful and it was ok but in comparison to something like the chi lin nunnery in HK it was pretty bland. I have to admit as well that we were both expecting some good tibetan food (whatever that is) but they were serving western style veggies burgers and veg pies. Stuff you could get anywhere.

From there we went to see the Gossip play at Missing Link for free. First were thunderbirds are now who sounded ok but just seemed to be trying a little to hard. I kind of felt for them though because the audience wasn't exactly giving them much a chance and refused the lead singers attempts to move closer.

No thats not a enthused member of the audience but the keyboard player at the front trying to get everyone to dance or perhaps having some sort of fit

The gossip however were awesome. The lead singers voice was so amazing it sounded so soulful very gospel while the rest of the band were kind of rock-punkish, which might sound like a weird combination but sounded great. By the far the best live show I have ever seen for FREE! I will be getting one of their cds once I have some more money.

We then moved on to Ten Rens Tea Time (on swanston st) where we had a very late lunch consisting of lots of dumplings and BBQ 'pork' buns and a yummy green bean icee and chatted for a while with one Mr T's new co-workers.

I'm going to miss sundays like that.
A vegans guide to flinders lane take away.

1. Glicks. They have a range of different bagels including sun dried tomatoes and chocolate ones. Yes chocolate! They are so yummy that I ate two of them the other day plain. Now though I have tofutti cream cheese in the fridge, so watch out. For about 60c x 2 its a very cheap yummy lunch.

2. Suji Sushi-Okoniyamki You have to ask for it without mayo. I find one filling enough and the whole office seems to be addicted to it at the moment. At $2.50 again another cheap lunch.

3. Satay Bar. Two tofu skewers, satay sauce, rice and salad for about $6.60. They also have vegetable skewers but they aren't quite as satisfing as the tofu ones.

4. The organic food and wine deli. Serves a variety of things: pies, hand rolls, chocolate brownies and more. Yummy but not cheap and they are only open weekdays for lunch.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Templates, templates, templates

Please pay patient while I play around with it.

Btw, anyone know how to insert a pic into the template itself?

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Yummy Xmas Lunch

I am so sick of eating out

The kitchen renovations are taking forever, so far it has been 10 days without a useable kitchen.

Last night we decided after eating at 7 different veg restaurants in the last 10 days that veg out time is probably the healthiest. Last night I had black bean tofu and veg, black eyed pea dhal and brown rice with the best garlic roti ever. Mr T ordered there 'no oil' dish which unlike most of their dishes was made fresh. They brought out a really colourful plate of steamed veggies, tofu and rice noodles with sweet and sour sauce on the side that looked so healthy I almost wanted to cry.

Between eating out every night and way too much going out Mr T and I are both starting to feel the effects.

He is really sick and i just feel really blahhhhhhhhhh plus i have a coldsore :-(

Tonight we got creative, I made black bean (canned) burritos in the sandwhich press which we had with salsa and corn chips. But then of course is the question of how do the dishes without a kitchen sink? I think its going to be in the bath.

Raw foodists, now would be a great time to mention some super easy raw dishes that aren't hard to prepare and not much mess to clean up either.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

What has suprised you about blogging?

For me it been the connections. The sense of community feel to it (yes there goes the comm psy talking).

Sometimes I blog away passionately on a topic feeling as if no one in the world cares about it only to see other comment and occasionally even talk about it too. I'm still blushing from seeing a link from gendergeek Eight carnival of feminists post. Thanks! Although now i feel a ltitle ashamed, i should have posted a longer, better post and included more quotes.

Through blogging i've also 'met' some amazing bloggers. I am so glad to find bloggers such as sour duck, and tekanji at shrub tackling the hard issues, the ones that you never see written about in press particuarly in regard to women. I can't say how thankful I am that your blogs exist and how great it is to be able to discuss issues further on the comments fields at times. You both give me hope and I just wish there were more women out there like the both of you.

Furthermore, as a vegan i'm a huge minority and great to see so many veg*n bloggers out there.

While with Emma, i know we don't email as much as we used to, but I found a friend and friend from the other side of the world who i could convide in during harder times.

Next week, i will actually meet another blogger in RL.

It's really great to start something such as blogger and find perhaps an added bonus such as the connectness that was even better than the original purpose (thought relection and staying in touch with another overseas).

Monday, February 06, 2006

Who says you can't have one post about breakfast, a recent gig, annoying brides to be, day to day comments about female beauty and font size?

Cribs drummer, I want to learn how to play drums like that.

Some good

Wed night we went and saw the cribs and they were surprisingly good. Although i'm not so sure if it was their music as much as their stage presence. The drummer had a few little tricks like above (standing up and playing, standing on the stool and playing as above and i think even sitting on a part of the drums and playing) and the lead singer had so much energy that the audience at northcote social club danced more than i ever seen them dance before. He also ignored the whole no smoking rule at the venue and proceeded to smoke throughout his show and he had a bleeding lip, gum or something that kind of got worse as the show went on but he didn't seem to notice or care about, yes true rock and roll spirit. Seriously though he has a weird type of dodgy charisma that just works really well (can't capture the charisma with a photo but the dodgy see below). I also like the cover band: starsky. Not a bad night for $20 (including bf).

Sat morning Mr T and i went out for breakfast at soul foods (smith st) and it was amazing. We spent an hour just eating, chilling out, and people watching on one of the best streets for doing so. I had the vegan monster breakfast which included scrambled tofu, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, toast, chutney, rice cake (which i would say is more like a rice cone), he had their home made baked beans on toast which were also good. I couldn't finish mine so being the vegan monster that he is he did. We also shared a muffin which we ordered before not realising how much food it was going to be. I highly recommend breakfast out, (and no mcdonalds breakfast is not quite the same) it just puts the whole day to a great start.

We then found the rose st market (off Brunswick st) almost by accident, i highly recommend it as Mr T put it 'it's like the summer night market minus the crappy stalls'.

We also stopped by trampoline for some sorbet, and the girl said the chocolate fountain was dark chocolate and vegan not really sure about that, but their sorbets were great as per normal. I recommend the pear caramel one.

Some bad

I have two pet hates at the moment.

One: future brides. They drive me insane talking about the most mundane factors of their weddings and there almost seems a crazy type competitive side to it all. And paying that much for a dress/ring/one day is crazy. Today i overheard a man tell a future bride how cheap her dress is at $1,500 compared to his wives dress which cost $4000 a decade ago. Are these people completely crazy? I don't get it!

Two: the everyday debates about female beauty. You know the conversations i'm sure you hear them almost daily. Kind of goes like this:

'She's not pretty'
'her ........ is too big small, strange etc"
'she's too thin, fat, ugly'

I don't think it would be so bad if it was just purely a reflection on how superficial our society but unfortunately male beauty is barely commented on well in comparison.

And yes, i'm sure i've done it before, but no more!

Its pointless, and certainly doesn't help women!


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