My brain is fried. I worked on my current chapter all day (and made some progress, thankfully) and was also kept busy replying to emails from students which kept trickling in. They have an assignment due on Friday, and it’s obviously panic stations for some of them.
We had a visitor this evening – Colin, who is the brother of one of Jac’s friends. He’s from England and is travelling around Western Australia.
We all went to our favourite asian food hall for dinner. Colin had vegetarian stir-fried noodles.
Jac tried the gado gado from the Indonesian stall for the first time. It looked like a complete mess but Jac assured me it was very tasty. The sauce was like a satay gravy which drowned the boiled eggs, bean sprouts, tofu, cabbage, green beans and some sort of crackers – they didn’t taste like prawn or fish crackers to me – mystery crackers.
I had char siu wantan mee, dry style. Actually, I waited so long I ended up politely asking them about my order and as it turns out they’d forgotten about it, which sucks as I was the hungriest out of us three.
While I was waiting for my food to arrive, I went to my favourite stall and ordered some stuff for takeaway – one glutinous chicken rice for my breakfast tomorrow, a serve of yong tow foo for my lunch and a serve of loh bak (five spice pork roll) requested by Jac. We ended up cracking open the container of loh bak and feasting on it as we ate our chosen dishes.
We got back to our house and had a cuppa and talked about travelling along the Northwest coast of Australia. Pixel and Billy Lee could tell that Colin’s a cat person, and they rubbed all over him. Pixel even jumped into his lap. She also tried to search in his bag for goodies. He was rather taken with Pixel as she looks just like his cat (or a cat he once had?) named Josh. Heheh, so now that’s two people with Pixel lookalikes.
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh! And I just saw the ad on TV for the new Hungry Jack’s Bacon Double Cheeseburger with mushrooms!