Yesterday citizens, non-citizens and all living things were celebrating Australia’s national day. Don’t we all just love to celebrate? What gets better than kicking back, and booze up instead of suiting up on a weekday? Australian day is also known as “Invasion day” which is likely to be a portrayal of the day the Brits brought the Beatles to the land down under. Now not only the Brits have arrived, Jim has bragging rights too. Jim has officially become a citizen of Australia in what I would describe as a bitter-sweet occurrence. Now who’s going to hook me up with Thai chicks? jkjk! ahah
Jim’s mom was nice enough to invite us to have a small celebration in his apartment located in East Perth. It was going to be my second time here and I just couldn’t let Jim’s mom do all the cooking again so I suggested that we all should cook a bit and bring over anything. But alas in an inevitable outcome, Jim’s mom pretty much did 80%. lol. From his balcony which is super shit big, we were guaranteed a view to the firework display.
The peeps chilling. Vil, Elizabeth, Vanessa, CR, Sister, Jim and I hmm felt like there was more?? Oh Yobi too!! Rwarrr!
A summer day’s elixir of cool-downs. Booze? Checked! Soda? Checked! Juice? Checked! Chilled? Checked!
While I was snooping around the balcony, my sister went around shooting pictures of the plane about the size of a fly buzzing all around the sky.
Can you see the smoke? eheh! After drinking and chilling we were all starving and yeah we got the food out and it was time to eat! rwarrr!
Tacos, Salads, Noodles and sort!
Sister’s guacamole was gastronomic with the tacos.
My crumbled chicken was no lesser either! Had approx 25 pieces or more for 20 sheets of tacos. But by the end of the meal there were 0 chicken and 10 sheets of tacos left =.=!
Jim’s mom made for us Thai style fried kuey teow which was pretty damn yums! But the pickled radish that packs one hell of a flavour was absent. I guess they just don’t use it for this dish. But the last time Jim’s mom used it for the pad Thai, it was orgasmic! For all that matters, I recall having 4 Kingkong sizes when Jim’s mom made it! After our meal we were typically lazy to do anything. Sat around, kick back and chatters of ridiculous jokes could be heard. With me contributing some pretty lame dirty jokes @@! I’m pretty sure I was having an awesome time considering I had to think twice about what day it was.
Fireworks was up next when the sun switched off.
30 spectacular minutes of fireworks with several intermissions where Vil went like “Oh, finish already!” and seconds later the fireworks would go on as if defying Vil on purpose ahah. But fireworks being fireworks, there really isn’t too much to shout about. Not to mention my skills to take firework pictures really suck ahah.
What there was to shout about is dessert that came after the fireworks :D!!
Jim’s mom did her ultra awesome sticky rice for us! The savoury glutinous rice infused with coconut milk was insanely flavoursome which each spoon urging you to take the next till you can’t even stand up! MMMMMh! It really was sooo yummy! noooooooooooooooooooooooo @.@!! Jim gets it every week once!!
The glutinous rice went with Durian paste as well as mangoes but because the mango came when I was halfway through it, it didn’t have a picture from me ahah.
Durian flesh cooked with coconut milk to dawn an orgasmic paste that even the heavens of Australia would cast its jealousy upon. Slurps! The durian flesh seems to be the real deal here. Not sure whether it came canned or did Jim’s mom make it out of frozen Thai Durians!! Loved every bit of the sticky rice regardless of whether it was a durian or mango combination! Brings back memories in Thailand where the night is often filled with lovely desserts like this one!
By the end of the day, I left happy, fat and tired! Glad to have a holiday like this in the middle of a working week! Really works to keep the mind free from boredom. Oh and how much did I eat? Well I pooped 4 times in the last 12 hours since I finished my meal @ Jim’s place.