i technically don't have uni on thursdays for half the semester, but i still go to uni since thursday mornings is the only time when the room to practice in. ended up going on to yum cha spontaneously at Imperial Peking, which is about a 15min walk from uni and you don't have to become a member to go in. places like castle hill rsl you have to become a member to have their yum cha etc.
food wasn't that great, and wasn't cheap either, but it was close to uni. i wasn't really craving yum cha, but i guess it's those times when company matters more than food.
some snapshots of the food and prices:
it came to a total of $78pp, so about $20 each. would have liked to spent a bit less. they kept pushing us to eat more dishes, and trying to make us poor uni kids to fork out more...
my mum is going hk tomorrow for about 2 weeks for my grandpa's 90th big birthday bash. they're organising so much for his 90th, with 1 homemade cake w/ 90n candles, then 2 nice western cakes, three big tables in a restaurant. and not an ordinary chinese restaurant in hong kong, they're hiring a bus to drive people there, about 30ish min from hong kong. and then we all (including grand children, and great grand children) had to pitch in to buy this gold piece of gold for him. all he wants is money tbh, but they decided since he's 90 to give him gold. all the children had to pitch in for the dinner. which makes my family more "ripped off" since only my mum is paying 1/9 of the price, but she's the only one eating from our family...but my uncle and his friend are shouting them all drinks...also, there was this massive convo beforehand for 2 months deciding on where to eat, and had to be at a "higher class" place. wish i could be there though, all that food an celebration!
and she's going over there for my cousin's wedding reception. he actually lives in canada so would have his wedding there, but reception in hk since that's where most of the family is. actually, his mum is more worse off, since she also had to pay her portion of the dinner, but won't even attend the 90th birthday dinner since that's when her son is getting married. then again, she has heaps of other children/grand children which are taking her place to "eat". it's actually quite complicated...i have another cousin getting married in november, and he asked if my mum would come, we're not THAT rich. as if my mum would go nz, then hk, then go hk in nov, and we planned already to go america and hk. that's some serious flying...why couldn't he planned his wedding 1 month later in december when we could be there instead of november?
no idea how we're going to survive since i get home pretty late, dad has work, and my bro likes to go library to study and gets home late. mum's cooking meals ant putting it in the freezer, but then there's stuff like fresh produce and washing etc that needs t be done. i don't have time to cook (not that i can properly...) and if i did time then there's also washing all the pans and stuff. but food wise i think we'll be ok since we do have 4 fridges....and i'll probably end up wearing the same things for two weeks. first time mum going away overseas with any of us...she's going there with my cousin, but coming back, not sure if she can even make her way back from the airport...she has a horrible sense of direction. and because my lazy ass brother is too lady to learn to drive (seriously, i got my P's in yr 11), i have to drive him home from tutoring etc since dad might have work, and some buses don't run that late. and mid sems are next week already, and it is essential i don't get any supps this sem, so this is turning out to be so argh. wasting an hour each time just because he can't drive.
duck from the other night (:
thought i would show you guys what dilated pupils looked like. when you go unsw to get your eyes tested, they do every single possible test, unlike your normal optometrist. so last year we had a compulsory visit, and same as this year, and it included get drops put in. these ones make your pupil super big so people can use other instruments to look in it, so it's super helpful for the clinician, but as the patient your D= that morning i went it was full raining but after the eye exam it was full sunny! so i had to walk down main walkway with my eyes closed since i forgot to bring my sunnies, and with dilated pupils its a horrible experience (obviously you don't tell your patients that). your eyes are just very light sensitive and you can't see things close up, and have to hold your phone at arms length. and can't do any writing etc since everything is blurry for a few hours. that is all (: