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October 21, 2014

Midi, stripes

UNIQLO top / Topshop skirt / Dune boots.

I bought this skirt last year thinking that it would go with so many things in my wardrobe but I was wrong. It looks really matronly with my button-downs and just looks awkward with half my t-shirts. If I were handy with a sewing machine I'd put some pockets in and take it up above the knees but alas I am not, so this is me trying to make it work for the Night Noodle Markets last Sunday with my other breton top (which always gets thrown over for its navy-striped sister).

October 20, 2014

Night Noodle Markets

We hit up the Night Noodle Markets in Hyde Park tonight. This happens for about a fortnight every year as part of Good Food Month, and is supposed to emulate an "Asian hawker market" (I guess that's what all the supposedly "Asian" decorations were for). It's pretty overpriced and overcrowded - there are many cheaper places to get whatever kind of Asian food you're after - but you go for the novelty and atmosphere. We managed to snag a table but it was crowded, so it might be a good idea to bring a picnic blanket if you want to sit down.

I went for Korean BBQ tacos (tacos?!) from Poklol which were actually really good. I liked the beef, the pork was a bit too spicy. I also added two pieces of Korean fried chicken, which weren't very impressive (better fried chicken at Arisun!).

Thank YY for this very well composed picture of me gazing longingly at my tacos and chicken.

My dorky friends eating their tacos.

YY with her nasi goreng (there was nothing vegetarian at the Korean stall), dressed in all black with her black bowl. My camera was confused and it overexposed.

I got some curry puffs from Chinta Ria (I have a weakness for curry puffs, I've found). The pastry was really good.

Afterwards we went down to Hot Star in Liverpool St and split a giant piece of chicken, fried mushrooms, and sweet potato fries, and then finished off with churros at Oliver Brown.

So in terms of life news, I handed in my paper on Friday and then skipped town for the countryside for a couple of days to celebrate/unwind with some friends. Now that the research part of my year's over, I'm actually going to be busier because I'm starting class again and have a set timetable to follow (what do you mean I have to show up somewhere every day this week?). I'll see how I go!

October 16, 2014

Here, Now

This mural by Numskull went up over September for Art & About. I'd been looking at it from the bus stop for about a month, but today I finally bothered to cross the road for a good shot of it. You can read about it here.

Sydneysiders, how insane was that weather last night? We had a massive storm here, with flooding and cyclone strength winds. It snowed in the Blue Mountains where, last year this time, there had been raging bushfires. Lighting struck the Sydney Tower and blacked it out. I was sort of enjoying it, all cosied up in bed with a new book on my Kindle (Gone Girl), but it would have been terrible to be on the road or public transport. Hope everyone got through unscathed!

October 14, 2014

Click these & blog tweaks

So I did end up only doing two Click these posts until it fell by the wayside. Here's another one!

A random unrelated outfit photo from a few weeks back which never made it on the blog.

Click these For some reason, the urge to fix up my blog always hits when I'm supposed to be 100% focused on doing something else. I've finally worked out how to make my navigation sticky on scrolling (and now that I have, I'm thinking it might just look better starting at the top), and I've slightly updated my About page.

I've also made a travel destinations index because the tag was getting a bit unwieldy. I still can't believe I've travelled enough to have a travel category - when I posted about the first trip I took after I made this blog (Melbourne), I didn't bother making a travel tag because I thought I wouldn't be travelling much anyway. I am also looking forward to adding to it this summer ;)