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Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi Beach

16 Nov

I first heard of this annual event at one of my lectures; the lecturer was explaining how to organize an event, and how a local event become a popular annual event, and he used the Sculpture by the Sea at Bondi as an example. Since then, I have been looking forward to this event.

In fact, I went to Bondi Beach 2 weeks ago, however my friends were not so interested in the sculptures, and so I only got to see around 10 of them. As a result, I decided to come back myself to enjoy all the art work! The weather was so good, enjoying the sea breeze under a hot day. The only thing I didn’t enjoy was getting tanned, I just easily get sunburnt! I didn’t take a lot of photos and I don’t remember what their names are, but please enjoy the photos!

Sea breeze

Love the contrast between red (nail) and blue (sky)!

A red nail on the rock

One of the popular ones there! A skeleton overlooking Bondi Beach!

Skeleton over looking Bondi!

Another very popular one and one of my favourite! Huge water tap on the grass! How cool is that!

Water tap!

Love how this artwork is placed. It looks as if the man is looking at the sea from his window at home, with his pet sitting right next to him.

One of my favourite! At first I didn’t realize it was one of the sculptures, luckily I heard people talking about it. By the way, when you walk down the stairs, there isn’t anything else to see though.

Funny sign!

Old man and woman with toads

For some reasons, I really like the nails lying on the sand.

Nails on sand

I remember this sculpture has a really cute name!

Do you want to watch this old-fashioned TV or the sea view?!

Old style T

Or do you want to play golf?!

Golf course by the sea

I guess this Xmas reindeer is definitely feeling the heat!

Reindeer

I nearly missed out this one, didn’t really notice it. It would be perfect if this was really my home. Best sea view!

Perfect home!

Italian Coca Cola

A submarine or a shark?!

Shark submarine

Huge wine bottle

One of the popular ones. You will see a lot of people trying to imitate them.

Watch out! Lions at Bondi!

Beware! Lions!

I stopped at San Churro’s before I took the bus back to Bondi Junction. The chocolate hazelnut was very delicious and rich, but it was melting and the staff didn’t pour the drink into the cup properly, so I ended up having chocolate on my white T-shirt…

San Churro's Chocolate Hazelnut

Definitely enjoyable to look at those sculptures! However, it is really crowded even though I was there on Tuesday afternoon. Anyway, do check it out, still a few days to go until 20th November 2011.

Official website: http://www.sculpturebythesea.com/exhibitions/bondi.aspx

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Restaurant Review: San Churro, Glebe

16 Oct

San Churro's Churro for Two (with Dark Chocolate and Dulce De Leche)

Churros for Two with dark chocolate and Dulce De Leche (AUD$13.95)

After we had that crazy meal at Nando’s, my friend and I headed to San Churro. I know that sounds crazy, but since we really want to have some churros, we went there as planned. I actually didn’t really like the churros, they were a bit too crunchy for me. I prefer those softer and chewy churros; but these were okay just because you have to dip them in the chocolate or caramel sauce.  The Dulce De Leche is a must try!!! My friend and I “invented” a new way to eat them, dipping into the Dulce De Leche first and then into the dark chocolate sauce, making the churros taste even better! Should come here again to try the other products!

Environment: 8/10 (Pretty crowded at the time when we were there, but not too bad)

Service: 8/10 (Nothing too special; the guy at the cashier was okay)

Food: 9/10 (Love the caramel dip!!!)

Overall: Didn’t really like the texture of their churros, but their dips are like heaven! Definitely want to try out their other products too!

Address: 47 Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW 2037

Official Website: http://www.sanchurro.com/

Restaurant Review: Max Brenner, Paddington,

15 Sep

Been to Max Brenner twice, once in June and once in July. I went there on a Saturday afternoon on both occasions, because I took my friends who were visiting Sydney to the nearby Paddington Market before heading to Max Brenner. So the Paddington store is the only one I have been to in Aussie so far, and I like their cute decoration!

Cute Max Brenner

Inside Max Brenner

DRINK ME! :)

Left: Peanut Butter Iced Chockie (AUD$7.60)

Right: Don’t remember what my friend got, probably it was the hot chocolate with crunchy waffle ball.

I really like the Alice Cup, if my luggage isn’t overweight, I will definitely buy one! The hug mug is cute too! The peanut butter iced chockie was really good, I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate! The perfect drink when it’s hot and sunny outside!

The second time I went there, I tried something else.

Italian Thick Chocolate

Italian Thick Chocolate (AUD$6.0) with the unique bald man napkin.

Tutti-Frutti Waffle

Tutti-Frutti Waffle (AUD$18.5)

This time it was a like-and-dislike experience. I thought I would like the Italian Thick Chocolate, however it was too rich for me and it was not the kind of chocolate taste I like, if that makes sense. However, the tutti-frutti waffle was super good! Crunchy on the outside and chewy inside! And guess what made my friend and I so excited, there were BANANAS! I haven’t bought any bananas since I got here, because they are too expensive! AUD15 per kg, you must be kidding! I can get a whole lot of them back in Hong Kong! My friend and I love bananas, so we got really excited when we saw those banana slices! Of course the waffle was really good with the yummy chocolate sauce, ice-cream and strawberries!

Environment: 8/10 (Can be a bit crowded and hard to get a seat, but generally comfortable and not too noisy)

Service: 8.5/10 (The staff were really nice. They always come and ask customers if they want to have some water or not. I guess it’s because after a rich chocolate drink or dessert, people usually want a cup of water to clear their throats. Even the store is always packed with people, they do not force customers who have finished their drink or dessert to leave, which always happen in Asian countries; you can sit down and relax as long as you want. )

Food: 8.5/10  (Like the waffle a lot, but the hot chocolate drink was a bit too rich for me. Maybe I should try something else next time)

Overall: I love Max Brenner. Their waffle is the best! Didn’t really like the drinks I have ordered so far, but I think I should try others out.

Address: Shop 437, Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021

Official Website: http://www.maxbrenner.com.au/

Restaurant Review: Brunetti, Melbourne

23 Jun

The travel book recommended us to try Brunetti, so my friend and I went to one of their cafes for lunch when we were at Melbourne.

Ham & Artichoke Filone

Ham & Artichoke Filone (AUD$11.50)

Italian Hot Chocolate (With Cream)

Italian Hot Chocolate (AUD$5.0)

The sandwich was really yummy, love the sundried tomatoes; it would be better if the cheese melted a bit more. I especially like the hot chocolate, very rich and creamy.

Finished!

Cakes Display@Brunetti

Should try their cakes next time! They look so delicious!

Environment: 8/10 (Nice place to hang out on a sunny day, but be careful of the birds nearby, they are staring at your food!)
Service: 8/10
Food: 8.5/10 (A little bit pricey when compared to those I saw at Center Place, but very nice food!)

Overall: I really like their sandwiches; but I don’t like the birds flying around and trying to attack my food!

Address: 214 Flinders Lane Melbourne VIC 3000

Official Website: http://www.brunetti.com.au/