Posted July 25th, 2009 in Perth WA 4 Comments »

Yesterday I received this beautiful gift from my friend in Japan.  She used to go to an English school with me in Perth few years ago, and now she lives in Japan, happily married to a Japanese and have a lovely girl. I didn’t want to open the packaging as it was beautifully wrapped with paper and ribbon, but I had to see what’s inside so I opened it…  it was a scented white-rose wreath …  What a lovely gift!  Now it’s in my room and I think I’m gonna use this as something on my wedding day too!

I had a few Japanese friends while I was in English school, and some of them really loved Perth.  They said they didn’t want to go back to Japan anymore!  Those people happened to be mostly from Tokyo side.  I guess they are tired of living in busy stressful life? :p  Me, I was looking forward to going back to Japan as soon as I finish my school here (:)) but I ended up staying here.  Now most of my friends went back to Japan because they couldn’t get visa successfully.  Others worked really hard to get Permanent Resident Visa and some of them are happily living in Perth.  All of my friends who I met in Perth and got PR visa are still staying in Perth, not in other cities like Sydney or Gold Coast.  They say they like Perth the best. 🙂

Today I was out all day.  I went to see some of my friends in the morning, then went to see another friends. I hadn’t seen them for so long (probably for one year?) and it was really really nice.  After long-time-chatting I went to a shop where I bought my wedding dress to get the final fitting.  The dress perfectly fits now, I hope I don’t gain any weight by the day otherwise I can’t wear!

Actually one of my friend works in the shop, and that’s the reason why I got my dress there.  And, another friend who is getting married on November this year bought her dress there too, so she and I went to the shop together and did the fitting.  After the fan fitting, we all went out for a snack.  We went to The Moon Cafe in Northbridge.  I was recommended this place by one of my workmate and I wanted to try.

I like the atmosphere and the interior of this cafe.  Relaxing and wide.

(Photos are not nice as I was moving around while shooting) ..

We were 4 people but not really hungry, so we all shared one pizza and one pasta.  Roasted Eggplant, Cottage Cheese and Pesto Pizza, and Gorgonzola, Pumpkin and Cream Fettuccine.  The pizza was delicious, but we all didn’t like the pasta… It might be just because of our choice, I think.  Next time I want to try their sweet pizza menu, chocolate or strawberry…

The place would be good for drinking with friends though.  You can sit down and have a snack.  They open until late so I would come back here again for a drink.

4 Comments on “Friends”

  1. 1 Angie said at 10:21 am on July 27th, 2009:

    Ugh, The Moon Cafe! Last year I took my friend there for a late night snack, and we saw this enormous rat in there. When I mean enormous it was like… bloody huge. No joke.

    But anyway, it’s funny how the visa/PR thing works out. A lot of the international students who want to get PR in Australia can’t get it, but the ones who don’t want to stay in Australia can get it. It sucks. :p

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 11:55 am on July 28th, 2009:


    > A lot of the international students who want to get PR in Australia can’t get it, but the ones who don’t want to stay in Australia can get it.
    Yes it’s the funny thing! … well, not funny to people who wanted to stay in Australia, but how things work is sometimes not as people wish..

    You seem to see lots of rats/cockroaches everywhere :p

  3. 3 Bishonencam said at 2:11 pm on July 29th, 2009:

    I like the Moon’s atmosphere and food, but the people it attracts at night are a bit gross 😛
    I like it when they have jazz bands playing there, but yeah, it is a little dirty, but unfortunately it’s one of the few late night restaurant/hangouts in Perth :'(

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 11:13 am on July 30th, 2009:


    When I went to this place it was still early (around 5pm) and there’re not many customers, but I saw people hanging around in front of the door in black make-up and black dresses… is that what you mean? :p

    Perth has few places opening until late … I’m not a night type of person but sometimes feel like going out at midnight with friends, and that’s the time when i miss Japan 🙂

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