Sunday, May 29, 2011


Sorry for being so inactive lately
Been really really busy
Anyways here are some updates..

Some time ago, during Singapore General Elections 2011
Have I posted this before?

This is an interview with a UQ journalism student
Note that my command of English is much better than that
The interview was in Mandarin, the student translated it

Some of my photos appeared on some Vietnamese e-news

Our ambassador trip appeared on the Araucaria Ecotours website!

Fish & Chips from Ethernet Cafe
Griffith Uni (Nathan)

Hmmm.. I dun remember what this is
Looks like Salmon and Chips to me..

Combination Pork Chop with Rice
from Viet Hoa (West End)
Yes, they have re-opened after the flood

Braised Duck Egg Noodles
from Trang (West End)
I find it really tasty! =d

Judging by the size of the zucchini
Its some dish from Jackpot Noodles (West End)

These are from my iPhone game, Kawaii Megu
Its like tamagotchi.. Kinda cute
the pet evolves every 5 days
Now my pet kinda looks like a kitten

I'm still playing Tap Zoo
Not really interactive, but oh well..

Bumped into Steph on the CityGlider

Rainbow over West End

$9.90 Lunch Special
Cashew Nut Chicken with Rice
from Sawadee Ka (West End)

Beef Tendon Soup from Viet Hoa (West End)

9/220 Melbourne Street
South Brisbane

They do not have Larb
(my favourite Thai-Laos dish)

Chicken Pad Ped on Rice
taste of mediocrity

Jackfruit with Sticky Rice
Very tasty!

Grilled Pork with Sticky Rice
$6.50 (Grand Opening Special)
+$5 for Spring Roll and Canned Drink
This one is really good

also do try the Cashew Nut Chicken
Its absolutely fantastic!

10/220 Melbourne Street
West End
They have another outlet in Ashgrove Shopping Centre

These plushie displays are for sale

Salmon Don
I find it weird whenever restaurants
don't serve salmon with the skins on
However its perfectly cooked

Bento Set
additional $5
gives you a garden salad, 4 sushi rolls

.. and a miso soup

Baby Libby Chong's new ring

Yen doing her photography assignment
with Libby, Fadila and Elena

Erin's photography project

watch video here

We had a Burmese Makan Gathering the other day..

Some Pork Large Intestines with Pig Heart
Yes.. I eat offals

Justin cooks his signature spicy chicken dish

Ahlatt and Sandra discussed about Fashion Design

Aloo and Leilei consulting James (PhD) on Leadership Management


Justin's dish

Aloo's dish

It was an awesome Saturday gathering
with my Burmese mates!

UQ Student Rejoice!
There is now EXPRESS SERVICES on CityCat to UQ
Check out the time schedule here...

What is CityCat?

Next post: Coochiemudlo Island
Stay tuned!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

2011 Lord Mayor's Masquerade Ball

Yesterday, Brisbane International Student Ambassadors attended
2011 Lord Mayor's Masquerade Ball
Multicultural Business Dinner
at Marquee, Victoria Park Golf Complex
Event Sponsor: Singapore Airlines, Brisbane, Enable 2011, Kenmore Baptist Church, Treasury Casino, Pine Lodge; Beverage Sponsors: BAW, Oktoberfest, Yellow tail, Schweppes, Witches Fall; Entertainment Partners: Natural Groove, Sheldon College

Elsa (Indonesia) and Su-jin (Malaysia)

Eden (Taiwan) and myself (Singapore)

This fund-raiser dinner was attended by many business owners in Brisbane
Matt (USA) entertains one of the guests

We got Table 20! YAY!

Traditional Vietnamese Performance
Check out Han (Vietnam) in green!

Everyone was in fancy glamorous costumes and epic masks

It was a good exposure to meet-and-greet successful people

Anticipating the good food..

Performance tonight was FIRST-CLASS!
Above is Queensland Dance School of Excellence
established in 1982, operating in partnership with Queensland Ballet and Kelvin Grove State College

1. Poached Salmon with pear and sage crumble
2. Smoked Chicken, manchego - red apple salad (gf)

Andrew from SaXy Duo enchants the guests

Awesome cover of Toto's Africa
one of my favourite song of all time

안녕하세요 Grace (Korea) in Hanbok
Hanbok of Joseon Dynasty is worn during traditional festivals and celebrations

Graham Quirk (Lord Mayor, Brisbane) greets his distinguished guests

"As we work together to help our city's future leaders reach their full potential and contribute to building a better Brisbane..."
Lord Mayor's address followed by announcement of winners for
1. 2011 Lord Mayor's Multicultural Entrepreneur Award
2. Singapore Airlines major prize

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Scott with Manpreet (India)

more from Queensland Dance School of Excellence

1. Roasted Chicken Breast with puree of sweet potato, braised artichokes and carbernet sauvignon vinaigrette
2. Pan Fried Beef Eye Fillet with truffle mash and brocollini

I like to be fed.. Om nom nom..

Lord Mayor picks the Best Mask of the night

Magic Show Performance by Joshua Huang

watch video here

Guests looks through the Silent Auction items

Groovy Jazz and Blues performances
by Natural Groove
feat. Kristina Kelman (vocal), David Adelt (drums) , David Freeman (keys), Lachlan Bell (guitar), Shelly Bishop (sax), Glen Minto (trumpet) and Kirsten Baade (bass)

Everybody get on the dance floor!
Doris Zhang (China)

We got our photo taken with Lord Mayor, Graham Quirk
Graham Quirk was appointed Lord Mayor of Brisbane, in April 2011
served as Deputy Mayor alongside Campbell Newman for the past three years
and 26 years as local Councillo

Photography: Mohammad Badiul Islam
Insert: Deiter (Philippines), Pardeep (Pakisatan), Cherry (Hong Kong), Julie (Ukraine), Sam (Australia), Nimal (Sri Lanka)

Our lovely Ambassador ladies tonight

Photos for Sale

1. Strawberry Pannacotta, strawberry salad and strawberry mousse (gf)
2. Chocolate and candied ginger creme brulee with chocolate stick (gf)

Cheese Platter

Dancing all night long...

We enjoyed ourselves very much
Proceeds from the night will provide business scholarships to eligible members of Brisbane's multicultural community.

This post also appears in Study Brisbane
Check it out!