FOOD, Friends, Uncategorized SUNDAY WITH A GIRL FRIEND 27 May 2007

The massage on Saturday was looovely! I discovered that the gym (well, Health Club, as it’s referred more eloquently as) that I’m in love with is so $$ because it’s Westin’s Hotel gym, right in the GPO on Martin Place. I love love love it but it’s $120/month with a $200 joining fee, and I just can’t part with that kind of money. So I’m going for the other gym near work that’s $60/month.. will sign up later this week. But back to the massage: what I liked about the massage therapists there is that they’re all medically certificated therapists, and have all their certifications hung up. Degrees in Physiotherapy, Sports Science, etc, etc. I get a bit wary of massages when it’s just from a random non-credited therapist, so my mind was at ease for this one. She was brilliant, very firm yet not too painful/ticklish and I woke up this morning with my muscles feeling like I’d exercised them yesterday – that kind of worked-out gooey muscle feeling. Ahhhh… Will definitely be back!

Today, went out with a girl friend for a lazy Sunday lunch and wandering around.. because the weather was so divine. We hit Zia Pina Pizzeria which was quite random – based on the fact that we were looking for something where we were, and cheap. It looked really Italian from the outside and was bustling inside, all cozy and wood-y. Very nice 🙂 We got kinda iffy with the waiter though… he was perky and made a lot of jokes, but after awhile it got kind of old and erm, quite annoying. Ridiculous things like when I was applying my lipgloss he’ll say in a shrill voice “Oh you’re applying lipgloss? Can I apply some too?” and when my friend was checking her mobile, he started pretending to SMS on this wooden block he was holding and said “Look I’m sending a text too!” in an annoying voice. Ahhh it’s hard to describe and I know it just makes us sound like grumpy old ladies, but it was just an annoying/uncomfortable situation. It’s not being friendly anymore. But I guess on the bright side, it’s better than having a rude/grumpy waiter 😛

The Ham & Pineapple Pizza was a total stunner. The base was crisp and just the right in-between of doughy and crispness. Very very tasty and soo divine, despite having such few/boring ingredients. I’ll definitely go back there for lunch for a pizza!!!! It was fantastic. Anyone want to join me? 🙂 Also shared a Tortellini Bolognese – this dish was pretty disappointing. You know that microwave smell? The bolognese was very obviously already pre-cooked and re-heated with the pasta in a microwave. The pasta was quite overcooked and squishy and the meat was a bit salty. Not inedible, but not great either.. and for $13 for the Entree size, it was so incredibly small we kinda stared at it in shock when it arrived, and I quipped “Is this for a 5 year old child?”. Very odd. I’d go back there, but only for the pizza!

After that, I was craving dessert and managed to resist both Beard Papa cream puffs and Baskin Robbins ice cream (the strawberry cheesecake flavour’s divine!), and was feeling ever so saintly.. but finally caved and got some Emperor Custard Puffs – this little “hole in the wall” shop in the middle of Chinatown. It’s basically a tiny room with a tiny window where you make your purchase, and the machine takes up the entire room.. making a never-ending line of custard puffs. It’s all fresh off the machine too, because there’s always a line at the window with hungry Chinese folk (I say this because I’ve never seen an Aussie there before, weirdly!) eyeing the puffs eagerly. They’re super cheap, I got 2 for 50c! The puff itself is soft and sweet/buttery, and the custard is milky smooth and mildly sweet. Beautiful.


Emperor Custard Puffs

Mmm.. enticing

Gooey insides

Walking around shopping worked up quite an appetite, so we stopped by at Mother Chu’s Taiwanese Gourmet for a snack. I had a Iced Soya Bean Milk.. a drink where seemingly only Asian people like. I’ve someone managed to cajole almost every Aussie I know to try it, and they’ve all unanimously gone “YUCK!!!” once they’ve had a sip. I love it though, one of my fave drinks 🙂 Also had a Glutinous Rice with Yiu Tiao and Pork Floss – very nice and made the perfect afternoon-tea snack!


Glutinous Rice with Yiu Tiao and Pork Floss

Got home in the evening with bags of groceries from Chinatown – isn’t it satisfying when you do a big grocery shop and your fridge is all stacked and full? Makes me feel so domesticated 😛 But in my halo of domestic goddess-ness, I wasn’t looking where I was going and stubbed my toe on the little 1-inch step into my kitchen. It hurt, but I didn’t think much of it and just unpacked the groceries. When I went into the bedroom to get changed, I saw drops of red paint on the carpet and got a bit confused – did I sit/step on some paint on the way home?!?! Then realised it was my stupid toe – BLEEDING! Washed it off and it still kept going and going, like a toe possessed. So in the end I just had to raise my foot high and grip my toe really hard with my hand to stop it bleeding. An hour later when it dried up, etc, I saw that the flesh had been cut in an “L-shape”, so the flap of flesh could lift off.. EWWWWW!!! No wonder it took so long to stop bleeding.


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Because I’m morbid, I took pics

Blooood! Bloooooood! And a bit of bloody tissue stuck to my toe

1-hour later, the dried up cut. I pushed the
flap of flesh back so it’d look more normal, but
I don’t think I succeeded cos it still looks nasty.

56 Comments

  • kare2711 posted on May 27, 2007 at 11:05 am

    Yeeks!!! The cut looks really deep. You should pre-warn about the pics :p

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2007 at 11:16 am

      Good point, I pushed the pics down. I scared myself too when I looked, HAHA!

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  • starbucksweetie posted on May 27, 2007 at 11:18 am

    I agree with the pre-warning – or an LJ cut. Anyways, I like the look of that cream puff.

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2007 at 9:37 pm

      Yeah I put a warning up ‘cos it freaked me out too

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  • thefragrantelf posted on May 27, 2007 at 11:21 am

    Ouch, poor toe! Hee, I got a bit of a fright when I saw the pics too.

    Sounds like you had a fun day though. Mmmm, lots of yummy foods. I love pork floss!

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2007 at 9:38 pm

      It sucks 🙁 And soo hard to have a shower now!

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      • thefragrantelf posted on May 27, 2007 at 9:43 pm

        Oooh yeah, that’ll hurt. Maybe you could put a wee plastic baggy on it?

        Gahhhh, Monday morning. Don’t wanna go to work! I ended up spending all of yesterday at home sick…poo.

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  • khemany posted on May 27, 2007 at 11:58 am

    i love love emporer puffs little balls or custardy goodness!
    lol it makes me laugh that with that cut with blood pouring out you still thought to take the camera out lol i would have been freaking out

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2007 at 9:38 pm

      Me tooo, I love how they’re so cheap, they make a great snack!
      And yeah, you should’ve seen me, I was like Hop Hop Hop to get my camera ‘cos I wanted to document how gross it was. Hah!

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  • kathsonno posted on May 27, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    Eeeeekk! That is one major stubbed toe! You poor luvvy!

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2007 at 9:39 pm

      Really gross huh :X And now I can’t wear closed-toes shoes for the next few days and it’s cold outside, brr!!

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  • babyflite posted on May 27, 2007 at 12:22 pm

    Eeks! Your toe looks like it got cut pretty bad! Anyway sorry I couldn’t join you today, was too busy trying to squeeze in Bronte and Bondi beach before taking my girlfriend visiting from Singapore to the airport and then I had my first wedding gown fitting at Mosman after.

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2007 at 9:42 pm

      Hehe no worries. Hope your gown fitting went well!!

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  • tiffanyx posted on May 27, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    ouch nasty! didja put on some meds to it??

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2007 at 9:43 pm

      None at all cos I don’t have any :X I really should go out and get some antiseptic cream, I seem to be hurting myself every few weeks!

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      • tiffanyx posted on May 28, 2007 at 1:49 am

        i think ya should do up a first aid kit~ its essential especially that you are living alone.

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  • blueeyezz posted on May 27, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    ew ew ew. but no worries, i’ve seen people post much worse! poor toe. 🙁

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2007 at 9:43 pm

      I don’t dare to look at the pics now, they scare me too much, haha!

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  • kare2711 posted on May 27, 2007 at 11:05 am

    Yeeks!!! The cut looks really deep. You should pre-warn about the pics :p

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2007 at 11:16 am

      Good point, I pushed the pics down. I scared myself too when I looked, HAHA!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on May 27, 2007 at 11:18 am

    I agree with the pre-warning – or an LJ cut. Anyways, I like the look of that cream puff.

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2007 at 9:37 pm

      Yeah I put a warning up ‘cos it freaked me out too

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  • thefragrantelf posted on May 27, 2007 at 11:21 am

    Ouch, poor toe! Hee, I got a bit of a fright when I saw the pics too.

    Sounds like you had a fun day though. Mmmm, lots of yummy foods. I love pork floss!

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2007 at 9:38 pm

      It sucks 🙁 And soo hard to have a shower now!

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      • thefragrantelf posted on May 27, 2007 at 9:43 pm

        Oooh yeah, that’ll hurt. Maybe you could put a wee plastic baggy on it?

        Gahhhh, Monday morning. Don’t wanna go to work! I ended up spending all of yesterday at home sick…poo.

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  • khemany posted on May 27, 2007 at 11:58 am

    i love love emporer puffs little balls or custardy goodness!
    lol it makes me laugh that with that cut with blood pouring out you still thought to take the camera out lol i would have been freaking out

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2007 at 9:38 pm

      Me tooo, I love how they’re so cheap, they make a great snack!
      And yeah, you should’ve seen me, I was like Hop Hop Hop to get my camera ‘cos I wanted to document how gross it was. Hah!

      Reply
  • kathsonno posted on May 27, 2007 at 12:13 pm

    Eeeeekk! That is one major stubbed toe! You poor luvvy!

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2007 at 9:39 pm

      Really gross huh :X And now I can’t wear closed-toes shoes for the next few days and it’s cold outside, brr!!

      Reply
  • babyflite posted on May 27, 2007 at 12:22 pm

    Eeks! Your toe looks like it got cut pretty bad! Anyway sorry I couldn’t join you today, was too busy trying to squeeze in Bronte and Bondi beach before taking my girlfriend visiting from Singapore to the airport and then I had my first wedding gown fitting at Mosman after.

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2007 at 9:42 pm

      Hehe no worries. Hope your gown fitting went well!!

      Reply
  • tiffanyx posted on May 27, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    ouch nasty! didja put on some meds to it??

    Reply
    • beverly posted on May 27, 2007 at 9:43 pm

      None at all cos I don’t have any :X I really should go out and get some antiseptic cream, I seem to be hurting myself every few weeks!

      Reply
      • tiffanyx posted on May 28, 2007 at 1:49 am

        i think ya should do up a first aid kit~ its essential especially that you are living alone.

        Reply
  • blueeyezz posted on May 27, 2007 at 3:22 pm

    ew ew ew. but no worries, i’ve seen people post much worse! poor toe. 🙁

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    • beverly posted on May 27, 2007 at 9:43 pm

      I don’t dare to look at the pics now, they scare me too much, haha!

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  • isla_quack posted on May 28, 2007 at 8:51 am

    eek ur poor toe!!

    thanks for letting me know mother chu sells the sticky rice thing!!
    i loved it when i first tried it in hong kong..
    how much was it ?

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2007 at 9:45 pm

      Oooh I have no idea how much, but def under $5, it was a cheap place! All their food there’s really tasty and traditional 🙂

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  • somnistra posted on May 28, 2007 at 12:03 pm

    Ahh that looks painful! D:

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2007 at 9:46 pm

      It’s really sore even now, ugh! And soo hard to have a shower 🙁

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  • isla_quack posted on May 28, 2007 at 8:51 am

    eek ur poor toe!!

    thanks for letting me know mother chu sells the sticky rice thing!!
    i loved it when i first tried it in hong kong..
    how much was it ?

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2007 at 9:45 pm

      Oooh I have no idea how much, but def under $5, it was a cheap place! All their food there’s really tasty and traditional 🙂

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  • somnistra posted on May 28, 2007 at 12:03 pm

    Ahh that looks painful! D:

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    • beverly posted on May 28, 2007 at 9:46 pm

      It’s really sore even now, ugh! And soo hard to have a shower 🙁

      Reply
  • baby_bugs posted on May 29, 2007 at 4:02 am

    oh dear, that’s a pretty bad cut! ouch..

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    • beverly posted on May 29, 2007 at 10:37 am

      Yeah 🙁 THe swelling’s gone down now though and it’s ok, fortunately!

      Reply
  • baby_bugs posted on May 29, 2007 at 4:02 am

    oh dear, that’s a pretty bad cut! ouch..

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    • beverly posted on May 29, 2007 at 10:37 am

      Yeah 🙁 THe swelling’s gone down now though and it’s ok, fortunately!

      Reply
  • protozone posted on May 30, 2007 at 10:20 am

    Jeez. I’m surprised a small step can cause such a bad cut. I hope it’s healing up okay!

    As for Emperor Puffs, it’s not always just Chinese folk who go there! I’ve had them a few times. 🙂

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    • beverly posted on May 30, 2007 at 12:08 pm

      I’ve walked past so many times and never seen a non-Chinese buying those puffs, so weird! You Aussies must be hiding from me 🙂

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  • protozone posted on May 30, 2007 at 10:20 am

    Jeez. I’m surprised a small step can cause such a bad cut. I hope it’s healing up okay!

    As for Emperor Puffs, it’s not always just Chinese folk who go there! I’ve had them a few times. 🙂

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    • beverly posted on May 30, 2007 at 12:08 pm

      I’ve walked past so many times and never seen a non-Chinese buying those puffs, so weird! You Aussies must be hiding from me 🙂

      Reply
  • dignan posted on June 2, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    POOR TOE!!!!!!!!!

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    • beverly posted on June 2, 2007 at 11:24 pm

      Yeah 🙁 It’s mostly healed now though WHEW!

      Reply
  • dignan posted on June 2, 2007 at 10:06 pm

    POOR TOE!!!!!!!!!

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    • beverly posted on June 2, 2007 at 11:24 pm

      Yeah 🙁 It’s mostly healed now though WHEW!

      Reply

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