Sunday, March 20, 2011

Weekend Warriors

We've finally settled into our new home...slowly but surely. The only fully furnished part of the house is the kitchen.  We have everything we need from pots and pans to our little kitchen gadgets shipped all the way from Singapore. 

We bought a fridge a week before we moved in.  It's a Fisher & Paykel that has a huge freezer.  Our fridge magnets have now been resurrected from storage. 

This weekend, we splurged on a washing machine.  Why buy a fancy one, you ask. Reason #1: We have a toddler.  Reason #2: It's energy and water saving...this one at least.  Reason #3: It fits our laundry area like a glove.  Check that out! Yeeha!

 Et Voila! Our kitchen extraordinaire!  And oh, it comes with a dishwasher, too! We agreed to use it every once in a while to save on water costs.  Like last night when we didn't do the dishes the whole day. hee hee

And because it's the weekend, we set out to discover more of our 'hood.  This weekend it was Why Knot?.  Why not?  After all they sell cheap premium ice cream.  We got this pint of Movenpick for NZ$ 1.99 (Php 65.00)  Here's more...They not only sell cheap ice cream! They sell all kinds of foodstuff! These foodstuff are not expired, rather, near expiry. Some with damaged packaging but otherwise edible and safe for consumption.  Take it from me, I'm a food technologist. Haha!


  'had a taste of this strange fruit today.  It's amazingly refreshing.  The insides tastes a bit like guava and...i dunno. I can't seem to describe it. 
Acca sellowiana is a species of flowering plant in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae, that is native to the highlands of southern Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay, and northern Argentina.[1] Common names include Feijoa  Pineapple Guava and Guavasteen.  Large quantities of the fruit are grown in New Zealand, where it is a popular garden tree and the fruit commonly is available in season. The New Zealand season runs from March to June.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Clean slate

We've moved to our new home in Flat Bush! 

Blank space
Wicked kitchen

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Goodbye, Mt. Eden!

We're moving to the south!

We're moving closer to our workplaces and into our own little flat (with a feisty little kitchen).  And while it makes us happy to finally have our own space, we'll miss city living.  We'll miss the conveniences along Dominion road -- Hell's Pizza, Gorgeous Pizza, 24-hr-Countdown, KFC, etc.

We had a picnic at Cornwall Park after church one Sunday afternoon.  Just the two of us - me and the hubbs.  It's towards the end of summer and we just had to "dine out".  We'll definitely miss Mt. Eden.  We'll be back...soon...with Aaron.
Cornwall Park
Sheep in the city.
Well, hello there sunshine.