Once again I’ve neglected this blog so much I have a month of content to catch up – I had already gone through most of the photos already. You know when you get a text from someone and you don’t reply instantly and you feel too rude to text back because so much time has elapsed (one week is acceptable but 3? I think you need to effectively just ghost them). This is very much the direction of how this blog is going which is very terrible of me I know. Luckily the Christmas holidays and summer break is coming so hopefully I do use this time to revamp my blog as promised and have the capacity to upload more frequently.
So enjoy this special edition of ‘What I Did This Week’ the 4 week remix.
I bought these beautiful flowers for my mum’s birthday. I’m absolutely obsessed with buying fresh flowers at the farmer’s markets. It’s up there as some of my favourite self-care activities.
The client I’ve been working with as an auditor is close to World Square in George St and I have been craving Malaysian food ever since I came back from Singapore earlier this year. I’m still reminiscing eating Malay hawker food at 10pm outside – still hustling and bustling. You could never get this in Sydney. I haven’t tried Mamak in years but I had to get roti. I loved the cury and sambal sauces. $10 for roti is not bad for Sydney but an outright scam in Singapore. This lamb curry lunch special (kari kambing) was really flavourful and tender and not too spicy which was perfect for me.
My family occasionally goes out to get for dinner whether that is for a special occasion or ‘to give Mum a rest for cooking’. I do enjoy some pipis and we always get salt and pepper pork ribs. They are the absolute best.
I’m also really enjoying the later sunsets since it is now summer – there’s something so beautiful about noticing a sunset even if it’s just from your daily commute from work. I am all for finding joy in small moments during the day whether that’s seeing the sunset or exploring a bookstore. I love heading to Dymocks on my way to the train station and seeing the selection of books out there and having an idea of what is on my ‘to-read’ list.
I know this is so outdated when I see photos of F1. The season ending race in Abu Dhabi had me crying ugly tears as it was Sebastian Vettel’s last race. It was the last race of a few drivers, notably Ricciardo, Schumacher and even Latifi (we’ll also remember him as the goat and nutella guy and despite his skills just not being F1 calibre he’s still a top driver in the top 1% of the sport – I think that’s something we always have to remember with athletes.) But Seb is something special – a legend in his own right, a 4 time world champion. He’s also an amazing ambassador for the sport and can’t wait to see more of his conservation and environmental efforts. Seb also drew me to watching the sport so it’s gutting to see him leave the grid and even gutting to not ever seeing him live.
Also as I am writing this, FIFA has come and gone. Overall, it was a fantastic tournament – definitely one of the better world cups. It was full of drama, surprises and memes and congrats on Argentina and Messi for winning. A true fairytale ending! Vamos vamos!
I also went to my first shoegaze concert by seeing Ride at Enmore Theatre. It was definitely an older crowd which I was expecting since the target demographic were 40-50 year olds reminiscing about the early 90s. It was loud (emphasising on the loud) but it was so memorising to watch.
I also saw Rob Beckett courtsey of a sweet 20% Black Friday deal so muchas gracias. I’m so glad I got to see Rob Beckett – he’s such a funny man and a lot of his comedy revolves around class and being the more everyday middle class person which personally allows me to relate to a lot of his comedy. There’s something really authentic about it and he’s also really funny to boot. 10/10
I also went to Gigi Pizzeria in Newtown prior to the Ride concert and oh my god it’s unreal. Don’t be put off because it only serves vegetarian pizzas – I got the special of the day. The atmosphere is fantastic for a casual get together with friends, a romantic date and even those who want to treat themselves for 1.
In late November, my brother had his graduation ceremony. Honestly, I was excited to only work for half a day and it was so beautiful seeing my brother in his graduation gown collecting his degree. Graduations are such a special occasion and honestly everyone should be so proud seeing all their work paying off.
I knew no one in my graduation ceremony back in 2019. I graduated a semester behind schedule because of the logistics of my semester abroad. I also requested to change ceremonies because I didn’t want to be stuck with a 6pm ceremony when it’s about to be dark and not optimal to take photos. Absolutely zero regrets because it was my graduation ceremony and it was special because my family attended and they mean a lot to me.
Moral of the story is always fight for your dreams, it’s okay to be extra when needed and vegetarian pizza isn’t bad.