Saturday, 23 June 2007

Another weekend...

Our division had our end-of-year function yesterday. We started at 2pm... so basically we only worked (or tried working) for half a day.

First up, bowling at Warwick Super Bowl... my game was... average. 93 in the first game, 78 in the second... yeap, I've played better. Then, it was wine tasting at Lancestor Estates, Swan Valley. The wines are reputed to be really good... but it was in a small shed. The cold and wet weather definitely didn't help. We were so vulnerable to the winds and heavy downpour.

We gave out a bottle of wine each to the best female bowler and best male bowler... who was the same guy who got 3 merits in a row for CA and top in the state two units ago. He's such an over-achiever... (okay, maybe I'm just A BIT envious...)

As with every year, one of the partners would read out the funny things that had happened over the year. One for example... a secretary who locked out a partner from him room and because his car keys were in the room, he had to take the cab home. Another was when one guy had to drive another drunk colleague home, who was giving him directions, misled him into the bus lane (bus lanes are VERY prohibited for cars here in Perth). One more that I could recall from last night was when a partner, who happened to be a Fremantle Dockers fan booked a AUD900 hotel room in Melbourne for the final when the Dockers got into the semi-final... but the team never made it to the final... so the room went to waste.

After that, was dinner at Chester's. Was served bread and dip as well as antipasti for entree. As usual, I chose the steak for mains. The other choices were chicken or barramundi. For desert, a selection of cheese and chocolate. I have to say I enjoyed this year's function a lot better than the previous years. Maybe I AM getting better in socializing. It is included in my personal goals every year... to increase my social presence... Yes, I am deemed to be a very shy person at work.

Again as with any other Aussie functions, we had a few people getting drunk and getting really loud. On the way back to the city, someone actually puked in the bus. Reached the city at 10.50pm. I was lucky that Li-Ann picked me up. Otherwise I had to catch the cab home. Thanks darling!

Yesterday was actually our 1st year anniversary! Sorry darling that it clashed with the division function... And I made you pick me up last night too! Hope I made it up today...

We had lunch at Atrium Garden Restaurant in Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle. The theme for the buffet was Croatian Food Festival. For the cold dishes (which I think its the entree), there were mussels, crab, fish, prawns, varieties of sliced ham and salad.

For the hot dishes... pork belly, pasta, lamb chops, duck with barley, chicken schnitzel, fried calamari and fish.

Desserts... varieties of cakes and pastries... ranging from chocolate, vanilla, orange, apple strudels, mud cakes, cheesecakes and also croatian sweets.

Croatian Sweets

Sorry guys... there weren't too many pictures of the food we had... because as it was a buffet... we couldn't arrange them to be presentable enough for the photos. Even the last two pictures were taken from the website.

We then went to watch Shrek the Third at Millenium. I actually find the cinema quite comfortable... but Li-Ann prefers our good ol' Subiaco Ace cinemas as it is less crowded. I enjoyed the movie a lot... it was really funny... I rate it better than the second one... but of course, the first one is still the best. At any rate, it is much better than Pirates of The Carribean 3 that we watched last week.

We would have loved walking around the streets of Fremantle for a bit... but unfortunately, the weather wasn't too forgiving.

Anyway, I enjoyed myself a lot today. Happy 1st anniversary darling!

I postponed my long run today... well, I couldn't have ran anyway... because it rained. Hope to do it tomorrow... there's a lot of excess calories to be burned...


Marc said...

Happy anniversary to u and Li-Ann! whoots!! keep going strong ait! but i can't believe u chose your company over li-ann! tsk tsk tsk... ahahah. just jokes. I wonder what croatian food tastes like... hrmm...

and Wow, your company really lives it up huh! ahahah. I wonder what my company is going to do.. doot doo doo...

-kev- said...

Eh Marc! You so fast man! I just posted that like 10 minutes ago! Thank you, thank you! You'll find a lady for yourself too... and you'll have many anniversaries too! Your company surely will have a bash... we're accountants, we work hard... we play even harder!