Sydney Festival is Australia’s largest and most attended annual cultural event running every January since it was first held in 1977. Its program features more than 50 events including classical and contemporary music, dance, circus, drama, visual arts and public lectures. Its indoor and outdoor presentations attract an estimated 1 million people annually.
And Serge being in Sydney was lucky enough to experience the first night of the festival.
It’s a Saturday here in Sydney and we are heading to the Rhodes Shopping Centre. This place is about a forty minute drive from Ashfield. Looking at the building from the outside it looks like Subang Parade.
We came here for lunch at the Rhodes Phoenix Chinese Restaurant. Getting a table to seat here was a kin to how we pay bills in Malaysia. Got to take number first and wait for it to be called. Only when they call can we go in and get our place to seat and dine.
And so last week, Serge went down to Pulai,Johor for a wedding lunch. The bride was the relative, Serge does not remember the bride’s name. All that he remembers is how they are related; then again, we are not that close.
The venue for the small scale wedding lunch was at Pulai Golf Resort. There were about 20 or less table with about eight heads per table. Wasn’t a grand occasion, but it will suffice. We were in a chinese restaurant and the kicker was it is we did not have the classic waiting which chinese weddings are famous for.
On the second day of Serge’s trip to the land of koalas and roos, he went to this Chinese restaurant for Dim Sum. What was Serge doing eating Dim Sum when he can have the same stuff back home? Well he and his elder siblings was staying with relatives, so it was a given. The place of gluttony was New Shanghai Chinese Restaurant.
The food here was rather ok, nothing much to say but their fried rice was something to say the least of it. All glutton-ed down, we left and went over to Circular Quay minus the relatives.
Thanks to the awesome people of Nuffnang, he was asked to attend this event set up by Astro. For Serge’s overseas blogmates, Astro is the leading subscription tv in Malaysia and it transmits digital satellite television and radio to households initially in Malaysia, but also expands to Brunei and India.
The Astro B.Yond Blogger Night brought many bloggers to be one of the few to witness Astro’s High Definition broadcast using their new decoder called B.Yond. Like any event in Malaysia no matter if you’re a diplomat or a poor man’s son; the rubber time which we are famous for came into play.