Sunday, April 30, 2006


That is what I feel best describes the weather these couple of even more so. It has been rather cold and rainy and not very sunny at all.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Tango no Sekku

Carp kite heads Posted by Picasa

Was wondering about the appearance of the carp kites on the zombees and found out that May 5th is Children's Day in Japan but more of a Boys' festival since the girls already have their own earlier in March. Families with boys fly huge carp-shaped streamers (koinobori) outside the house and display dolls of famous warriors and other heroes inside.

Well this Tag Friends thing is a rather educational toy from the looks of it :)


Mero Park has a carp kite too!

Mero park carp kite Posted by Picasa

Monday, April 24, 2006

Let sleeping bunnies lie

Sleeping bunny Posted by Picasa

I was just wondering a few days ago why we have never seen Bobbi bunny sleeping. Well, today I did! Spotted her snoozing away despite the din of the TV and me opening her door to sneak a shot :) Such a sweetie!

Sunday, April 23, 2006

A really big dog

Massive dog!! Posted by Picasa

We saw this dog waiting outside a gallery on Smith Street yesterday. It looked something like a husky but it had longer than usual fur and it was HUGE! It was just sitting outside the shop looking really impressive. Could almost imagine the ground shaking when it walks...hehehe!

My sunflowers

Sunflowers Posted by Picasa

The sunflowers I planted some time ago are amazingly trying to flower at this time of the year when it is not really warm or sunny, which explains why they look rather scrawny. Can imagine how much better they would be looking if it was summer...

Lip smacking good!

Yummy! Posted by Picasa

After many many attempts to get a lip smacking photo of Bobbi bunny, I finally got one! She smacks her lips after she eats her vegies and fruits but it is hard to get a shot because the cute tongue moves quite quickly.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Cinnamon rabbit

Was surfing around websites on rabbits and I realised that Bobbi bunny might be a Cinnamon Rabbit! She's a great looking one at that! :D

Rabbit rug Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Read this article about sporting pigs in Russia where 12 piglets compete in three events: pig racing, pig swimming and "pigball" :) Think pigs are actually really cute creatures. Especially after seeing the piglets in the baby farmyard exhibit at the Easter show too.

Sydney Easter Show

We went to the show on Easter Sunday. It was really quite crowded. Saw lots of goats, huge cows, horses, farmyard animals, some cats but didn't see any dogs! I would have loved to see the rabbit competition but that only happens tomorrow! Anyway, we spent 6 hours in there watching people play games (we didn't need any giant stuffed toys so we didn't play any of the games), oohing at the animals and deciding what show bags to buy. We got lots of them! My favourite bit was probably the Woolworth's Fresh Food Dome...where it was a food exhibition with lots of nice stuff to buy :) Look at more pictures in my flickr page!

Games for giant toys Posted by Picasa

Monday, April 17, 2006

Bye bye Poppi

Poppi has disappeared again due to lack of food! It's too hard to find the chicken!

Gone again! Posted by Picasa

Budget air travel

Went to Sydney over the Easter holiday to visit Darlink's sis and also to see the Sydney Royal Easter show. First time we were going by a budget airline and it was quite a different experience from regular air travel.

The airport at Avalon was sort of made up of 2 "sheds" - one for arrival and one for departure. You could even see the guys standing behind the curtains to get your check-in baggage. Nothing much to see or do while waiting for the plane except for a retro arcade game machine, a foosball table and a pinball machine and watching the ground crew guide the planes manually (by waving batons) when they come in to drop passengers. To board the plane, we walked on the tarmac and climbed up metal stairs into the plane like we see presidents do (hehehe! except there was no red carpet) and you could sit anywhere you liked in the plane since they do not allocate the seats. All in all, everything still went pretty smoothly without the usual frills :)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Guess what occasion is coming up?

It won't take a lot to figure out what all the Tag Friend decorations are for :) Even the Zombees have egg heads now...hehehe!

Easter coming up Posted by Picasa

Egg head Posted by Picasa

There is a special treasure egg dig at the Tag Friends Office that I think you can visit once a day to see if you get lucky. I got ticket which won me an Easter edition egg for my Tag!

Egg toy Posted by Picasa

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Ice-cream on a cold day

We did our regular Smith Street-Brunswick Street circuit today which almost always involves a visit to the Trampoline ice-cream store on Brunswick Street. I wonder why even when it is cold, we actually do think of eating ice-cream? Some people (i.e.: Darlink on the right side of the picture) will even do a dance of joy while waiting for one...hehehe!

Dancing for ice-cream Posted by Picasa

Seems like winter already

Due to the cold front coming from Antarctica the past week, it seems like winter is here already. Quite a sudden change from the pleasant temperatures we were having just a little while back. Remember that there was fantastic weather during the Commonwealth Games? Now everyone on the streets are rugged up in winter wear already and my extremities generally feel quite frozen. And it is only autumn!

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Break time at the construction site

Construction worker bunny Posted by Picasa

Plopped a hard hat on Bobbi today and she didn't seem to mind :)

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Looking funny

Looking weird... Posted by Picasa

Poppi is looking weird...I think it must be very hungry :( Have to find it food!


Giant version Posted by Picasa

It looks like it might be an April Fool's Day joke perhaps. All the pets seemed to have turned into this guinea pig like creature ;) Visit the website for it! You can even get cute wallpaper :D