Posted March 17th, 2013 in Food, Perth WA | No Comments »
Today there was an Indonesian Food Fair in Bateman. I heard there’ll be many authentic Indonesian foods including savory and sweet, so I headed down there to have a try.
This WAICC Indonesian fair is annual event, and is carried out at Bateman Catholic primary school building.
When I arrived there – …WOW, lots of smoke coming out from satay section. There were people grilling satay in front of the building, and it was very smoky!! Smelled good at the same time too – variety of meat with Indonesian peanut sauce… yum!
There were lots of Indonesian signature foods such as Nasi Lemak, Mee Goreng, Martabak. I got this sweet sesame ball-thingy (labelled “ONDE” but I’m not sure if this is the name of the food??) and it’s good It’s like the sesame balls you get at Yum Cha, but this one has different filling inside.
There were many great foods to buy. I’ll definitely come back next year!
Posted September 8th, 2012 in Perth WA | No Comments »
… First, this is not a photo of Hinata Cafe market which was held in Bibra Lake. Today a new Apple store opened in Garden City so I went there to have a look in the morning. It wasn’t my plain, it was D’s. I was actually gonna go to Hinata Cafe from 10AM, but D insisted that he wanted to get free T-shirt. :-p
There were many people queuing and the staff in blue Tshirts were cheering to all customers.
After receiving freebie, we headed to Hinata Cafe market.
It was a beautiful sunny day! Perfect day for outdoor market like this. It was my first time going there, and the place was cosy and filled with people. Parking area was very limited.
There’re chairs and tables where people can eat and drink the food/beverage they buy from Hinata cafe. Above photo – nature craft was my favourite.
There are handmade arts and craft sold inside the small building. They’re so cute and well-made. Very lovely.
From 10:30 and 12:30 there was “under the tree kindergarden” which some people did reading and singing to kids.
Demonstration of Japanese tea ceremony was available.
I met many friends over there. It was a great catch-up. My friend had this “miso soup & 2 onigiri” lunch served on a bed of a bamboo leaf. There was a big queue to the cafe. I wanted to eat green tea tiramisu, but I couldn’t Hopefully I can try lots of food next year.
Posted July 29th, 2012 in Perth WA | 2 Comments »
There will be an exciting event for people who love hand-made craft, art, music, Japanese foods and culture in Bibra Lake. This event, called “Hinata (sunny side) Gallery Cafe”, will be held on 8th of September 2012 at Perth Waldorf School, Bibra Lake.
There will be stalls selling hand-made crafts, arts, etc as well as Japanese foods and drinks. I’ve never been to this event before, but apparently it’s held annually. I hear all the things at this event are very well-made and good quality. Above of all, nothing can beat the warmness of handmade things.
There will also be an opportunity to experience Japanese calligraphy, and listen to Japanese musician playing and watch Japanese film.
Cafe will open from 10:00 to 19:00, Craft/Workshop open from 10:00 to 16:00, Music Concert will start at 16:00 for 30 minutes, and Film will start from 16:30 until 18:30. Yes, it’s a whole-day event!
So, write down the date “8th September 2012″ on your diary and experience the whole culture and entertainment of Japanese artists!
Posted August 13th, 2011 in Food, Perth WA | 2 Comments »
PBC Expo (Perth Pregnancy Babies & Children’s Expo) started yesterday, and D, Hiro and I headed to Claremont Showgrounds Exhibition Centre in the morning. We assumed there’ll be more people on weekends.
It was around 12am when we arrived there, and the parking was full! So many people with prams, as expected… We wanted walk around fast, so we carried Hiro. It was my first time going there, and I didn’t really search what’s there and how big the expo was. I think I should have done it at least to check what exhibitors would be there.
Many exhibitors were offering free samples and discounts on their products. At the entrance of the expo you can get a pamphlet of vouchers you can use at the stalls within the expo. I didn’t even know these things and was wondering why people were handing those piece of paper to the exhibitors. Soon I found out I had to tear the coupon out of the pamphlet and pass to the exhibitors in order to get the free samples. I see I see…
I got so many free stuff and pamper bags. I also bought some Curash bath-time moisturiser ($4.00), Heinz’s disposable bibs (5 for $1.00), and Sistema’s set of baby feeding utensils and containers ($10.00).
We didn’t stay there for long (I think it was less than 1 hour) but many people seemed to enjoy the free stuff, talk to some experts (breastfeeding, postnatal depression, children’s health insurance etc), and the foods. It could be fun going with mom friends.
At home, I wanted to clean up the fridge and decided to make pizza for dinner. D likes eating salad rolls and keeps few containers of vegetables (say; tomato, red onion, lettuce, cucumber, etc) in the fridge, but once he runs out buns he doesn’t touch these containers and all the vegetables go bad I hate wasting food, so I cut these left-over up and used as toppings for pizza. I picked few leaves of basil from the garden and used it too.
Ummmm I think I put too much food on the pizza :p Yes, I am a piggy… But I like it with lots and lots of ingredients. I added chopped bacon for D too (as he loves meaty one). It was great – tasty, and the fridge is now clean!
Posted May 7th, 2011 in Ume and Baby | No Comments »
I have a photo of 2-weeks-old Hiro in the room, and the photo makes me realize how small he was once and how big he has grown in the last 2 months. In this photo he is sooo tiny!
Look at him now! Is this a same baby?? He is wearing the same clothes. His face, arms and legs are round and chunky! My mum calls him “little piggy”.
He now wears the size 000, and newborn nappies are getting tight. You know, he was too small for size 0000 clothes and newborn nappies were too big for him when he was born. In-laws bought him lots of clothes at size 000 – 00, and I used to think “when will he be able to fit in these huge outfits?!” Now he wears infant size nappies, and those huge-used-to-be clothes are just right size for him. Looking at the size0000 clothes made me miss the tiny legs and arms… Baby grows so fast! (><)
Now I’m looking at size 0 clothes and thinking when he will be able to fit in these huge T-shirt. The day might Not be too far away.
5th of May is Children’s Day in Japan, and is part of the Golden Week (national long weekend). It is a day set aside to respect children’s personalities and to celebrate their happiness.
The day was originally called Tango no Sekku, and traditionally families with boys celebrate this day by displaying kabuto (traditional Japanese armour as worn by samurai) and raising koinobori (carp-shaped flags).
It was Hiro’s first Tango no Sekku. Although I didn’t have koinobori or kabuto to display, I made a little one just to celebrate this day.
Be a strong, healthy boy, Hiro!