Wednesday, August 31, 2011

evatures @ Jones Street UTS - aftermath

ended up helping (standing around) and also taking photos (using the fellow stall holder's 18-200) for eva at her evatures stall during the UTS open day.

sold a fair few items...but a there were more people who were interested and grabbed a business card! 

did you miss out? your last chance to buy one or more of these miniatures in person is TOMORROW on Level 3 of the tower building from 10-4 at UTS.

cute trolley!




adopt a bird

the funny fruit bowl guy

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


when in a call, created a Flickr, and study for viruses tomorrow.


WANT: 18-200mm lens

I now HAVE the 18-200 :) but now seling my D5000 + 18-55 :)

So I have decided to replace my tag team 18-55 & 55-200 with the 18-200 all in one lens..

I got sold on Saturday, when manning the stalls for evatures, when my fellow stall holder had his 18-200 and let me have a play with it.

18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S VR ED DX

This means I am SELLING both the 18-55 and 55-200.

18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AF-S VR DX @ $120
55-200mm f/4-5.6 AF-S VR II ED DX @ $200

Friday, August 26, 2011

evatures @ Jones Street UTS

my lovely friend eva, who runs evatures, is running a stall tomorrow from 9-4 at UTS on Jones street during their markets! I'll be there helping from around 12-3, so if you want to visit me too, then come! I'll be armed with my camera, so please visit, and consider buying some of these minatures! more details here.

can't make tomorrow? late notice much? how about wednesday and thursday on level 3 of the tower building?

evatures hand makes miniature clay models, ranging from food, pianos, doves and animals!
have a look at some samples below :)

gingerbread man (not edible)
would you like fries with that?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

La Mint. #3

last night - went to La Mint again!

for a birthday, at the favourite restaurant :)

upon arrival, we started with a refreshing drink, the Saigon 9 a refreshing mix of bombay sapphire, cherry heering liqueur, pineapple, orange, lime and contreau;

Saigon 9
we then had an incredible FOUR entrees!
Entree #1: the Nem - a different way to present spring rolls!

accompanied by this supposedly amazing wine (didn't try it)

Bin 95, 1997
Entree #2: Vine Beef Rolls - grilled mince beef wrapped in vine leaves..

vine beef rolls

the inside.
Entree #3: Grilled Scallops - baked scallops topped with lemongrass and peanuts

grilled scallops
Entree #4: Escargots - baked snail with mint, chilli, tomato and baguette

Family, and the awesome La Mint owners!

take 2, all eyes open!
and then we finally moved onto the mains! everyone was pretty full already, but there's always space right?
Main #1: Lamb Cutlets -  grilled with mushroom and courgettes

lamb cutlets
Main #2: Chilli Pepper Soft Shell Crab - as the title says..

chilli pepper soft shell crab
Main #3: Shaking Eye Fillet - cubes of eye fillet served with snake beans

shaking eye fillet
Main #4: Pave de Porc - THE BEST dish ever. Caramelised pork belly, slow cooked.

pave de porc
And finally, the birthday cake. From 85 degrees cafe, we got the Italian Mousse.

italian mousse

Easily one of the best nights with the best company and best food.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The Whitehouse

what engineers do in the whitehouse.

surface tension on the caffe latte?

BTW they do good coffee too :)


poker, with connect 4, naturally.

when you lose...

Monday, August 22, 2011

an aerodynamics lecture.

what do you do, when the lecturer changes equations mid lecture due to a mistake?



Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011

an afternoon snack

i had leftover smoked salmon, leftover semi dried tomato and fetta dip, some camembert cheese and some what happened next was all a blur, because i was hungry.

Friday, August 19, 2011

attempting eggs benedict

as a favourite brunch dish, we figured it would be best to have a shot at the food that makes us so fat and happy every brunch at Cafe Jack's: Salmon Benedict.

The basic structure goes (from the bottom):
Toasted Turkish
Smoked Salmon
Buttered Baby Spinach
Poached Eggs
Hollandaise Sauce

For the first attempt, definitely a success. Improvements for next time include:
Stacking it properly..
Working faster
Making even better hollandaise!

prepping all the bowls to make it
the hollandaise sauce was BY FAR the hardest thing to make.
you had to whisk eggs yolks over a warm bowl (not hot or it will cook), then add butter very slowly (cubed, one at a time) and keep whisking to avoid separation and curdling.. this alone took half an hour! Then you added some lemon juice with salt and pepper to taste :)
Prepping the plates :)

what it looks like cut open

finished product! :)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

film roll #2

on my second roll, i can already see some improvement and the better hit rate of in-focus images and correct exposures :)

i love the grain of film :)

once again shot with the Ricoh XR500 with the 50mm f/2 on Lomography ISO400 film.

film is the reason why i've posted a little less recently, as obviously i don't get instant results...

with the dearest, and her Diana F+

Pumpkin soup, before processing

on the library lawn

Wonton Egg Noodle Laksa

Salmon Benedict. 


Raspberry Cheesecake Brownie :)

Sunset picture while driving