Thursday, December 30, 2010

Pet expo in University of Sydney- what a day?

University of Sydney is huge. With the help of map and road sign, we managed to get to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. The two big balloons on the roof are very eye-catching and promoting their 24 hours service.

oh~ FREE vet checks by the vets of this faculty. haha. this dog really had an enjoyable time and so do the owner because he can easily save up to AUD 50 of consultation fees.

As usual, pet expo is full with dogs- all kind of macho, cute, or 'colourful' dogs. Generally, they are really well-behaved.

Big event like this is more lively with a mascot. The Shepherd dog is so lovely.

Usually, dogs & cats are enemies and it is seldom for us to see dogs and cats to be in a same event in Malaysia. But, for this pet event, other than doggy activities, they also had a cat show on that day. The handsome guy that holding a cat is the famous vet celebrity- Dr Chris Brown from Bondi Vet ( A famous TV show in Australia). The lady above is a judge that judging on the cats for cat beauty contest.

This cat is so feminine and photogenic

dodgy- looking kitty

kids love petting zoo. It is a rather unusual zoo as they have ducks, sheeps, guinea pigs and even a Piggy!!!

Top 3 precious scene of the day- Cat on leash and walking happily!!! ( most of the cats hate leash) . Piggy walking around the petting zoo and the last is chicken on the shoulder of a boy - with a leash!!!

Besides dogs and cats welfare society, there are exotic and small animal welfare societies in Australia which promotes cares and loves to these small animals such as ferrets, hamsters, rabbits and others.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

University of Sydney- oPen Day

University of Sydney- one of the best Uni in Australia and everyone is dying & fighting to get into was having an open day. It was a big event of the year and full with students, families, and visitors (sticky beak- and i am one of them).

It is huge, with big, sophisticated-looking building and also..

rather old-styled building.... ( crowded with visitors as they were busy gather information regarding the courses that they are interested to)

wow~~~ it is soOOOooooo........ ancient & magnificent

Open day would attract a good crowd of people and people = blood and it is wise that red cross australia had a blood donation campaign there. For more info, please visit

balloons, freebies, information booths, some other activities ( solar viewing using a special stethoscope and good explanation by professional) .... it is indeed a interesting day

beside open day of University of Sydney, Faculty of Veterinary Science also organised their Pet fun day which is really enjoyable.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Loy Krathong Festival

The main event of the day is floating 'krathong' and make a wish beside the Parramatta river. Due to it was dark (night time) and inadequacy of my camera, the river was cant be seen from the pic. But, the main focus of this pic is the number of staffs that help in the security and safety of the visitors. They really made sure everybody following the rules and take care of themselves and not to fall into the river.

Heaps of performances & dances. Dramas in Thai too. Too bad that I cant understand that, but lots of audiences really enjoyed themselves and laughed & claps too. They are Thais.

Delicious food and the price is considerably cheap

Thai roti. yum yum

The making of Thai roti. seem simple

Thais in their costumes during the ceremony

Arent them pretty? They are Miss Thailand.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thai Festival- Loi Krathong in Australia

This was the first time I was surrounded by so many Thais ( except when I was in Thailand) in Australia. Thais, Thai food, Thai handicraft.... all were presented in the Loi Krathong Festival that was held in Parramatta River, Parramatta recently.

According to the organizer, Loi Krathong Festival is held exactly on the full moon night of the 12th lunar month. This is where the adults often take children to float a krathong on the river to apologize to and ask for a blessing from Phra Mae Khongkha, the Goddness of the River. Thais also believe that by doing so, they can float all theri suffering, sadness, disease and other bad things in the life down the river.

Besides floating the krathong, there was also Nang Nopphamas Beauty Contest that is a symbol of the Loi Krathong tradition.

Visitors were enjoying themselves with the food, performances and the view...

Krathong.... waiting to be floated

Full wiith people , not only Thais, but all races..... Indians, Chinese, Asians, Europeans...

Fresh flowers? Look closely... Actually, they are made from cloth.

Amazing work!!!

Another Thai handicraft made from plastic flowers

All those 'flowers' are made from fruit or vegetables!!! Great work by this lady!!! Bravo

This young man was busy colouring the small statue. Great demo to show the public the culture and handicraft of Thailand

More reviews in next blog.

Friday, November 19, 2010

How much do you know about your car's tyre? Is it safe???

My dream car...

I came across a car magazine and it talks about some very important facts and tips of maintaining the tyres. Shockingly, there are more than 200 people in Britain were killed or seriously injured in year 2009 in crashes where illegal, defective or under0inflated tyres were judged to be a contributory factor in the accidents.

1. Tyres can lose 7 to 14 kpa (1-2 psi) on average per month through natural permeation of air through the tyre.
2. About 90% of vehicles have at least one under-inflated tyre.

3. An under-inflated tyre can reduce tyre life by 50%, reduce braking by 20% and increase fuel consumption by 5%.
4. Drivers should regularly check tyre pressure, at least once a month or once every couple of days when driving for long distances.

5. Remember to use the correct tyres because fitting the wrong tyres on your car would lead to loss of vehicle performance and your speedometer might shown incorrect speed.
6. Wheel alignment- make sure tread wear is even by giving your car a wheel alignment at least every 6 months or 10,000km. ( But, if you feel your steering isnt straight or your car pulls to one side, you should have the wheel alignment checked asap)

7. Pot holes, road irregularities, speed bumps and others may knock your wheels out of alignment. Poor wheel alignment can make the car pull to one side and increase the rate of tyre wear.
8. Rotate your car's tyres regularly ( perhaps every 5000 to 8000km) for better handling, performance and prolonged tyre life. Anyway, this task is best left to your local service centre.

9. Dont forget to check your spare tyre and you may need it one day.
10. Always use tyre valve caps as they assit in maintaining air pressure and keep dirt and moisture out of the valve core. ( oh~ Now only I know their importance, but I think I have lost them and I thought it is easier without them because it is easier for me to inflate my tyres )

Those are some of the facts that I got from the magazine, but for more accurate and suitable car maintainance ways, we should always consult our car service centres.
Safe tyres = safe journey
Take care ......

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Malaysian food in Campsie!!

Born as Malaysian, no matter what, still prefer Malaysian food. This is a rather small restaurant in Campsie, but the food is definitely GREAT and the price is reasonable.

Mouth-watering.... heaps of great food. Sambal petai.... yum yum

As usual, the food portion are large. We ordered 3 dishes. We think the best one would be the wan tan hor. really delicious.

Busy.busy. full with customers

Perhaps it was due to the power of these kitty cats? :P

Malaysian food. thumbs up!!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Canberra: What to see? Australian War Memorial

Australian War Memorial is Australian's national memorial to its military forces that have died or participated in the wars of the Commonwealth of Australia. This is where and how the Australians show their appreciation and gratitude to those participated in the war.

Statues outside the hall

If you would like to know about WAR - world war 1 and 2, you should really come and spend some times here. It has detail information about war, how did the soldiers fight for their countries, aircrafts, cars...

Opening hours : 10 am -5pm daily ( except Christmas Day)
Admission : FREE
Location : Trelor Crescent, Campbell, ACT ( very near to the Parliament House)