Sunday, 17 June 2007

Weekend...

Thank you all for the encouragement and support to my previous post. It turns out I missed out on my CA merit by 2 marks. A miss is as good as a mile... but it's still comforting to know that I was pretty close.

Things have been going well... I'm pretty much recovered from my flu. I did a PB in my 17k run yesterday... 1:15.10, that's 4:25 per km average! Yeah... I know, I should be doing slower, longer runs... but any training is still good training right? Especially if I do a PB!

Then, this morning I did another PB in my bike spinning. Clocked 25.05km in my 45:10 session (33.28kph average). I had never went more than 25km before! The furthest was 24.95km.... and I did it again in the second session... 25.03km... I'm just stoked!

Li-Ann finished her exams last week. Yesterday, darling and I attended a Women's Expo in the Perth Convention Centre with Ping and Jasmine. The entry fees were AUD15 but guys get to go in for free! Considered as Li-Ann was bringing me in... the receptionist asked if I was with her... That's a first...

I found the expo a bit too commercialised... many stalls with women's products... skin products, cleaning products, lingerie, photography studio, gym membership, slimming pills... There was a fashion show though... which was quite entertaining. And we went around filling in forms at almost every stall with the (fat) hope of winning their draw prizes. Oh... and we also had multiple tastings of all the free food samples. In our goodie bags, we were given free McDonald's voucher for Deli Choice Rolls (supposed to be 97% fat free)... so at least we had free lunch out of it.

Then for dinner... darling and I went to Coolgardie Safe... recommended by my sis. The menu was very exotic... but I was a bit disappointed as there were a lot on the website that weren't served that night. I was quite keen to try the crocodile. Apparently, they are restructuring their menu. I say, the chef must have ran away... hahhah.

Anyway, we ordered the Australian tasting plate... which had a bit of crocodile in it... damper, kangaroo, emu and lots of other weird stuff. Oh... and sis said we had to order the witjuti grub... which is basically... grub... I was a bit disappointed with the size, considering it was AUD7.95.

We only had one main... kangaroo... as we felt that the tasting plate for 2 was pretty substantial. And we didn't have desert too... as the choices weren't too attractive... again scaled down significantly from what was on the website... The cashier must have thought that we were their cheapest customers ever! But... overall... a delightful experience...
Outback Australia tasting plate!


Witjuti grub... care for a bite? Tastes a bit like wantan...

Roo... roo.. was a lot more tender and juicier than the last one we had at Char Char Bull...

Just watched Pirates of the Carribean 3: At World's End. I found it a bit confusing. There were so many pirate agreements, pirate rules etc. I feel Chow Yun-Fat's role as Say Feng was a bit shortlived. Typical of Hollywood... the Asian guy dies so easily! Also, I find Keira Knightley less attractive compared to the earlier episodes. But nevertheless the movie was entertaining and a bit nonsensical (which is fun!).

4 comments:

Stupe said...

dude...i did my PB for 17km in....1 hour freaking 48 minutes long..and you did yours in the time where you could had teh tarik and roti canai and showered by the time i finished the run...

well done.

if your CA result is missed by a mile, then i'm a good Malaysian highway length from Kayu Hitam to JB away from you!

-kev- said...

Hahhah, Stupe. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. I'm a weal cyclist... so I would probably have a lot of catching up to do with you after the bike leg.

Jasmine said...

Just wondering,. what's a grub? it doesn't look inviting in the picture..

to be harsh a lil, it looks a lil bit like fat worm

-kev- said...

Hahhah Jas... it is a worm! But it wasn't as big and fat as shown in the blog, where my sis saw the review on the restaurant. Yalah, me really thinks the chef ran away.