Monday, July 11, 2011
SANDWICH NATION DOG TOUR
Xavier (Philippines), Vivian (China) and myself (Singapore)
are bringing you to a trip to experience Australian hospitality today
lead by our tour guide, Mr. Phillip Cox
Vivian was offered Tim Tam Sandwiches
Tim Tams are chocolate biscuits made by Arnott's Biscuits, Australia. A Tim Tam is composed of two layers of chocolate malted biscuit, separated by a light chocolate cream filling, and coated in a thin layer of textured chocolate
Very authentic Australian experience, I reckon!
Enjoying a cup of tea and chatting in the backyard
Visiting Alex to discover Australian Teens Lifestyle
Blimey! Innovative use of drums as a laundry basket!
Alex offering a Carrot Sandwich
The friendly gesture adapted from Warner Bros. famous character Bugs Bunny
from the cartoon Looney Tunes
(Sandwich Franchise not related to Movie World, Gold Coast)
Princess Kyle gives Vivian a warm welcome
(Notice Vivian is wearing the Australia jumper, mate!)
Sophie, the useless guard dog
Waiting for scraps under the dining table
Playing with Ruffy (from the neighbour's house)
Ossi and Pepe
Of cos Vegemite Sandwiches, a common breakfast item here
Vegemite is a dark brown Australian food paste made from yeast extract. It is a spread for sandwiches, toast, crumpets and cracker biscuits, and filling for pastries.
Unorthodox garlic eating culture
(I reckon not very Australian)
Harvey giving me a face-cleaning
This is an environmentally-friendly practice
as it reduces waste from the use of paper towels
Ok.. Who's next?
Harvey likes Singaporean Cuisine!
Phillip joins the queue
Oscar wants to show us a trick..
and does the "Leopard Crawl'
The leopard crawl is a military-specific crawl. There are two versions, the leopard crawl proper and a modified version for when carrying weapons in the hands. This is a two-beat gait like a trot: an arm/elbow is advanced with the diagonal knee. This is designed for the smallest silhouette possible, and the body is often nearly or actually touching the ground, and although the elbow and knee are the main focus, most of the respective limbs touch the ground
Rex, the Rhodesian Ridgeback
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is a dog breed developed in Southern Africa where it was used (among other things) to hunt lions. This is most likely why this dog is known for its bravery. Its European forebears can be traced to the early pioneers of the Cape Colony of southern Africa, who crossed their dogs with the semi-domesticated, ridged hunting dogs of the Khoikhoi.
Tara, the Dingo-cross
The Australian Dingo or Warrigal is a free-roaming wild dog unique to the continent of Australia, mainly found in the outback. Its original ancestors are thought to have arrived with humans from southeast Asia thousands of years ago, when dogs were still relatively undomesticated and closer to their wild Asian Gray Wolf parent species, Canis lupus. Since then, living largely apart from people and other dogs, together with the demands of Australian ecology, has caused them to develop features and instincts that distinguish them from all other canines. Dingoes have maintained ancient characteristics that unite them, along with other primitive dogs, into a taxon named after them, Canis lupus dingo, and has separated them from the domestic dog, Canis lupus familiaris.
watch video here