Thursday, August 25, 2016

That's already the end of rotation 2 today. The number of patients I've seen the whole year all together, is around the same number as other people in just one rotation....and we move to Monday and Wed clinics, and I bet the px number will drop, since we're the group with bad luck...Still have yet to see any pathology in clinic this year, and I bet I'm going to see some hard to manage cases once 3rd rotation hits, and it's worth 70%...Seeing kids this rotation was pretty fun though, takes away more than half the stress of clinic, and they're so cute as well.

free food from Asos

Not really worth 30min wait, but I wasn't planning to study in my break today, even though I should...

Uni Meatbox

First time trying a meatbox from uni today, since I know I wouldn't be able to finish one myself. It's not bad, and quite a lot of meat. It had a good chilli hit, I still haven't had a proper HSP since I'm too scared it'll be too chilli, and chips are not good for the skin...I also can't deal with the amount of sodium in it...added salt/chicken salt, plus salt in the meats and 3 different types of sauces...I have a sweet tooth so too much salt and I'm crying out for water. It's nice in small quantities

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Haven Take 10+: Egg Waffle Series

I've been here too many times to keep track, but I always love their food and super friendly service. I know I'm 6 months late to the egg waffle party, but better late than never right?

Loving the latte art on this capp

Hokkaido red bean & matcha: hokkaido red beans, coconut cream, matcha sauce, matcha ice cream, classic plain waffle

Sexy Me: black sesame cream mochi, black sesame sauce, black sesame crisp, vanilla bean ice cream, lemon zest, mint, classic plain waffle-$16.50


The egg waffles are not the typical ones you find in HK. These are a lot more dense and thick, without the crispy outer and thin shell, and light and chewy insides. I guess since with all these toppings, sauces and plating things on top of it, you would need a thicker batter to hold it and soak up all the sauce. Both dishes were surprisingly filling. Wasn't adventurous enough to try the kim cheese waffle (not a big fan of spicy stuff/kim chi).

We preferred the green tea on as it was less sweet. Loved the little tea pot with matcha sauce you could drizzle at your own leisure and without drowning the waffle in it. Ice cream had a good hit of green tea and red beans weren't overly sweet.

The black sesame mochi was on the sweet side, and with the sesame pralinethe whole dish was sweeter than the green tea. Still a lot of black sesame with different textures throughout made this a fun dish. The sauce is more of a paste, rather than the matcha sauce which is pourable over the waffles. The lemon zest on top of the vanilla ice cream really helped to give this dish a refreshing element, would have actually preferred more to help balance the sweetness.

Haven Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Uncle Tetsu's

Lovely surprise from Happy Apple, who knows I love my food and always keen to try new things. I was planning to wait until the lines die down, but luckily she didn't have to wait long in line. It's been opened for over a month, and everytime I walk past to catch my bus, no matter what time, there's always a line.

Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake-$18


typical bag you see everyone carrying around in the CBD

I don't think I've had authentic Japanese cheesecake before. Had those ones in Asian bakeries, and maybe a slice or two in Japan and HK, but not a whole one, so don't really have anything to compare it to other Jap cheesecakes. Cutting into it is like cutting into an overly eggy souffle. Has a light and springy texture when the knife goes through. I prefer it could since it's a bit more dense and more flavourful with the sugar and cream cheese. When warmed (microwave still works), it's quite fluffy and melts in your mouth, but it's a bit more bland. When you squish it, it springs back up (rather than become this thin piece of cake...) Maybe I'll try eat it from the box next time I buy it.

Normal New York Baked Cheesecakes are about 10x as dense. I actually prefer the standard cheesecakes since I like a dense and creamy slice (just has  to be a small slice). This cheesecake is still quite enjoyable. Maybe I'll try to attempt one myself....
Uncle Tetsu’s Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Thursday, August 18, 2016

We had a guide dog come into the lecture today! Only a solid 21 people turned up (out of over 65...) since this subject doesn't have finals, just assignments. It's interesting to hear how people live with vision loss, and learn about guide dogs. The dog with a harness is 'at work' and super well behaved, once the harness is off, it's 'at play' and super fun and interactive.

blurry photos cause it's quite hyper once the harness is off...

Also, today at VEC (paediatrics clinic), this kid had a smart watch, and it can even take photos! I'm not a fan of smart watches, but wow, yr 5 and so tech savvy.

Really should stop watching behind on notes...and also assignments...

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Finally sunny after my fifth and last visit to Stewart House at Curl Curl! Every time I come here it's always windy, rainy or cloudy.

Didn't end up walking on the many people surfing during the day, you really do wonder if they even work, or are just born rich because of their parents (since anyone here imo is rich if they can afford beach front property...)

Cappuccino (regular)-$3.70

I find that places above the Habour Bridge at cafes cost over the standard $3.50. Coffee here wasn't that great, kind of luke warm, and not enough frothed milk and foam. I guess you're paying for the view. I just really needed my coffee this morning since so sleep deprived...


Outside on the top deck on the ferry ride back to the city. No crazy waves/splashes like last time when it was about to storm.

Sydney Skyline

Sydney ain't so bad. Although it's not as impressive as the skyscrapers in NYC, Sydney is still beautiful in its own way.

why go on a fancy cruise when you can go on a cheap ferry?

Ended up not going to uni even though I could've made it on time. Finally bought a new pencil case for a super good price, and more window shopping. So many coats on sale, but even though some are over 70% off, if it's not a particular one I'm looking for, that $50 is still wasted...Have so many clothes I have yet to wear, and winter is almost over...Not looking forward to the heat.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday Night Catchups

All I ate was carbs today =/ I think if people present themselves nicely, and provide benefits (well free food), it kind of does change your perception of them (well slightly anyway). Like the lecture today, super healthy organic juices in glass bottles, different types of pastries, cakes, fruit platters with heaps of variety, you don't perceive them as 'cheap' with the extra stuff they provide haha.

Nice catching up with the G8s today, yay for finding a night where most of us were free! Finally seen Better after a year! (Even though she's been back a month now). Pizza and pasta = more carbs, but finally tried that place out, after missing out on a uni outing earlier this year...

Uncle Tetsu Cheesecake!

Thanks Happy Apple, what a pleasant surprise (: (Food posts to come haha, if I get my assignments done in time...)

New York Passionfruit Cheesecake
Zumbarons-$2.80 each

They've gone smaller in size since they used to fit the box tightly and it was a struggle to get them out...The yuzu one is quite refreshing. Cheesecake one I've had before, more this time not as much passionfruit flavour. They kind of died at the end of the night since i got them before our 9am start...

Sunday, August 14, 2016

'I'm Feeling 22'

Soundtrack for this year.

I think after you turn 21, you generally don't tell people your age because you don't want people to know how old you are (well apart form 22 because of Tay Tay). No money for a party this year after going all out last year for my 21st. For once in my life (well from what I can remember since I was a baby), I didn't have a proper cake, and didn't blow out 22 candles. Basically because I spent all my 'cake money' on a 2 tier cake last year and another Zumbo cake, and yesterday went fine dining at Sepia (and over spent...), and last week went out for dinner as a fam plus dessert at the Opera House. Pretty much all that cost a loooot more than a $50 cake (normally that's my budget for a decent cake, and I don't like Asian cakes). Food posts to come haha. Didn't do any work this whole weekend, so yolo... 

Was planning to get a small cake from Balck Star, but they sold out of the Raspberry Lychee, and most other cakes there. Headed to Zumbo, but the line was way too long, and mostly chocolate cakes left (already had heaps of chocolate earlier), and couldn't be bothered waiting for Jap cheesecake. The city is filled with sooo many tourists on the weekend, it's quite crazy, kind of feels like Asia. It's a lot more orderly during business days...

Walked past the small Paticceria Papa, which I've always wanted to try, but their stores are too far away. A slice is $6 and a whole cake is $53, a slice is more than enough since we were still in a food coma. Decided to get Doughnut Time as well, since it was a fresh batch, just delivered from their van. Apparently they get new deliveries every 3 hours...Was planning to stick 22 candles, but then ceebs, probs destroy the donuts and 'glaze' them with a layer of wax...Donuts are $6 now ): They were $5 back in April...Probs realised they could earn more due to the demand. There is almost always a line whenever I walk past the QVB or Top Shop or World Square shops.

It's a ricotta cheesecake, which is lighter and fluffier than normal baked cheesecake, but has a sort of denseness when you swallow it. The short pastry is kind of cake like, and super soft. Loved the dusting of cinnamon on top, and icing sugar helped balance the cheesiness.

Sia Later (Vegan): Red Velvet doughnut with vegan butter cream frosting and freeze-dried raspberries

Creme de le Creme: Creme Brulee custard-filled and topped with toffee

Still haven't had their signature Nutella one, but not a choc fan, so that can wait. The red velvet wasn't red velvety enough. I prefer normal creme cheese rather than the vegan version. It's lighter, but more crumbly and not as smooth, obviously not as buttery, and you can taste too much of the sugar granules for my liking. Freeze dried raspberries were a lovely acidic addition, but the big pieces soaked up some moisture so didn't get that crunch.

The creme one was actually not that sweet like the girl serving me said. Loved that custard inside with real vanilla beans (I used to love Woolies profiteroles as a kid, and ate them because of the custard inside, rather than the choux pastry/chocolate on top). Probably a bit too much custard in proportion to the donut if I was to have the whole thing, and that would probs be too sweet in one serving. I just had a section and that was fine. The toffee on top gave a lovely bitterness to help balance the sweetness.

Manager came today and gave me coffee and cake! Yay, how thoughtful. I love my cakes, but it's always the thought that counts.

It was an apple sort of chocolate cake, but the apple gel-ish thing on top wasn't that strong in flavour. The chocolate cake was a bit dense, kind of mud cake but not quite, and rich in flavour. Loved the gold on the side (although it's not my fav gold foil). It's surprisingly pretty for Oliver Brown I guess. Ended up sharing this with the fam. Our neighbours also gave us some home made snow/ice mooncakes! The dough encasing them were super soft unlike the ones you find in freezers. 

Yay, lovely weekend filled with good food and spending time with family. Let's hope I have a productive week of actually doing work and study, rather than just eating