Bits and Bob: Exciting news


The iconic Yarra River that runs through Melbourne

I finally decided to take my blogging to a different level. After close to two years, I believe I’ve got enough of material to go legit.

I’m starting an email list!

Yes….an email list.

It might not mean much to many, but to me it signifies that I want to pursue this professionally! And to top it off, I’ll even be having a free gift!

I know, right? More work but so much more fun. My silence isn’t that I’m not reviewing or forgotten you, it just means that I’m making it better.

Stay awesome and I’ll see you shortly! Keep your eye for the sign up form!!

Winter Night Markets 2015

The 2015 winter night market is on again and you need to go.

They have included a new fun thing called the silent disco whereby people have headphones and are linked to the same channel that tells you the actions you need to complete. There is nothing like a bunch of people just silently moving up to you and busting a groove to bring a smile on your dial. Especially if you have no idea what they’re doing.

And as always I ensured that I got into the best food option there was. Given it was my birthday recently, I caught up with a good friend, after a long time. By long, I mean it’s been a year. And we caught up at the exact same thing last year.

But unlike last time, I made sure to go around the entire section to get a glimpse of everything before I let my stomach decide. Last time, I had an amazing burger only to find more exotic fare 5 stalls down (crocodile and ostrich).
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Bits and Bobs: An update

Howdy folks, I’ve been away for the last few weeks and I thought I’d give you an update why.

Firstly, I took two weeks off and enjoyed one of them in India with a traditional Indian wedding. Photos and a blog post to come. Needless to say, the trip was more emotional than I expected that I needed some space to get back in my life. Seems like travel always break you out of your routine and shows you what really matters in life. Sometimes even to appreciate it just a little bit more. You should check out the comedian, Gabriel Inglesias – Goes to India on YouTube. He’s got my experience down to a T!

Secondly, the Winter Night Markets are back on in Queen Victoria Markets. When you avoid the rain (ha-ha, who am I kidding, it’s Melbourne. It could rain on a summer’s day) the place is even more magical. I caught the perfect evening recently and they’ve improved on it in numerous ways. Here’s what happened when I went to the summer one recently.

And without a doubt there was a blog post all lined up (I just forgot to hit publish to line up with my schedule – lesson learned the hard way).

And finally, I’ve come to enjoy life so much more yet wonder where I’m going too. For anyone that knows me, knows that I like having plans. But knowing that I can handle anything that life throws at me is reassuring enough.

Melbourne: Kedai Satay

First of all, I’ve never really tried Indonesian and my foray in to it by a good friend of mine (hat tip BT) was more than I could ever hope for.

Location: 186 King street, Melbourne 3000.

You know what I have to just cut to the chase. The food was served so fast that I thought that the quality was going to be compromised. But no. This was by far the most delicious meal that I had. The grilled beef ribs with steam rice, sambal and salad was so so so SO delicious. Even now, I can taste the food coating in the back of my throat and the smells are making me drool.

Nothing can prepare you for it. Seriously.

I thought I would not be full, but by the end of it, I was filled to hilt. And the price? $12.

Do yourself a favour, just go there and you won’t be disappointed.

I’m so excited that I have to give this place a resounding 5/5.


And it’s a one man kitchen. The efficiency of a well run operation just swelled my heart with pride. A few places, across multiple industries could learn a thing or two from this restaurant.

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[WP] You’re a custodian cleaning out lockers in a high school. As you clean the lockers one by one, you learn the legacy of a former student.

It’s not a glamorous job, but it’s pays the rent. And if that means I get to be free and allowed to be my own person then that can only be a good thing.

The mop squeaked along the floor and the beads of sweat on Rachel’s forehead dripped to the floor. She didn’t know what was more frustrating? The fact that she had moped and clean the most filthiest part of the high school or if the drops of sweat would mean she would have to work even longer in the worst part of the school. High school lockers. The pure stentch of the deodorant made her wretch.

However there were certain areas where she knew the kids came from well off families. Their bays smelled of the latest designer fragrance. Something she could only dream of. One day, Rachel would be able to escape this life and become the movie star she dreamed of. At least in this city, she had a fighting chance.
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[WP]You Discover you have the power to go back in time through photographs, but can only interact with or see objects in the photograph.

And on your left is the photo of the first flight of Oliver and Wilbur Wright. Well the subsequent first flight documented.

I looked into the photo and wondered. Did they ever know how far their invention would go? What they were able to accomplish. Thanks to them, we not only flew in the skies but all the way to the stars and now we are looking at how we can go beyond. To new stars, new solar systems, new galaxies in this amazing universe.

I felt a cool breeze. I looked around and couldn’t see a vent or shaft that could be cooling this part of the museum.

Tom if you don’t keep up, we will not wait for you.

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