The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Thursday, 10 May 2007

A couple of days in Sydney..

We stopped by our fave Aussie city Sydney for a couple of days at the beginning of our trip to visit my two sisters and nephew. First thing we ate was dimsum (yumcha), complete with the oh(not)-so-hospitable service of a Hongki (nickname for Hong Kong people). Indeed, Rob relished each bite. The food was typically sodium-laden and greasy, bringing back the nostalgic memories of the good ol' days when we could just stroll into the city on a weekend for some dimsum lunch.

Got to know Lynn's boyfriend a little better over the roast dinner we cooked for them at Lynn's apartment in Campsie. I was pretty tired from the hours of air travel and did not even make a half-arsed attempt at presenting the food. Found out after that dinner that he'd worked for the world-acclaimed Tetsuya before! Haha, wonder what he thought of the dinner we cooked! We also had some decent (but pricey) Chinese food for dinner on our second and last night in Sydney with my sisters, nephew and Lynn's boyfriend. Enjoyed other yummies we've missed like delicious Gelatissimo gelato.

Food photos! The first few dishes of dimsum; and the dishes we had at the Chinese restaurant:

People photos: with my gorgeous sisters (we look nothing alike, right?); Rob and Seth hanging out together playing Shrek on Xbox at Faye's apartment:


  1. hey jeanie you all have the same smile!wow, seth looks really grown up now. he looks about 5!

  2. We don't have the same smile. We all have big toothy smiles, but that's really where the similarities end.. our eyes, nose, lips, face shapes and hair are all different.
    And yes, Seth keeps growing! I think he looks more like a 7-y/o although he is only 4 1/2 y/o.