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electioneering

Oct. 14th, 2007 | 01:33 pm

The election has been called! For November 24th. A reminder that not only is it illegal to not vote, you must be registered by 20:00 the day the writs are issued. Although the AEC offices are closed, you can fax or email this form and that is fine so long as it is received by 20:00 on that day.

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salvos store, subiaco

Oct. 10th, 2007 | 08:53 pm

I was delighted to find a new Salvos store in Subiaco. I don't know how long it has been there, as it has been some time since I was in Subiaco, but it is behind the Salvation Army Barracks (or whatever they're called) on Rowland Street. The store itself was tiny and claustrophobic and completely cluttered with a mish mash of goodies, and I left the store half an hour later suitably pleased with myself.

I think this store may well be my new favourite op shop, just edging out the Salvos in Cannington.
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the king and i, guildford

Jul. 21st, 2007 | 08:04 pm

The King and I is a newish Thai restaurant in Guildford, opposite from that old favourite Alfred's.



The front is decorated in stained glass (sorry for the terrible photo, it was night); in the entrance way one is greeted by a cordoned off throne, and a giant brass elephant head. Its interior is much larger than its exterior would suggest, and certainly much larger than its carpark would suggest. We ended up parking two streets away; my mother parked at the Guildford Hotel, closer but perhaps more morally dubious.

vegetarian curryThe selection of food available is fairly extensive. The curry we tried was of a medium heat, but the flavour was quite delicious. The pad thai was tasty, too, and my father seemed to enjoy his bizarre entree of poor lamb on a bone handle. We feared at first that there were no vegetarian options, as we scanned the large, multi-page menu and found nothing that we could eat, but then almost at the back we found it, almost a full two pages of vegetarian entrees and mains.

It was great, if slightly expensive, and I am looking forward to dining there again. I love the interior especially, it's slightly gaudy but nice, too, and I love looking up at the exposed beams. I recommend others to try it, certainly; just beware the parking problem, and I would suggest booking.

The King and I
147 James Street
Guildford

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warm and awesometacular

Jun. 17th, 2007 | 04:13 pm

Winter can be both a benefit and a curse, when it comes to dressing with intent. One of the most exciting things about winter is the large array of coats on people, on the street and in the houses of friends. Here are three incredibly awesome winter fashion statements:


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maoz

Jun. 17th, 2007 | 04:11 pm



Located on William Street, right by Hay Street, is Maoz, which is a vegetarian chain store. The Maoz product is nothing fancy, just pita bread with falafel balls, but they are delicious and not expensive and it is a vegetarian chain store, which excites me no end. The felafel is cooked as you wait, and it's made from chickpeas and other delicious things.

Also, their slogan is "vegetarian with balls," which, hello hilarious.

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tiamo cafe, nedlands

Jun. 2nd, 2007 | 08:42 am

Close to UWA and to home and to a large array of my acquaintances is Tiamo Cafe, situated on Hampden Road in Crawley. It is by no means the best cafe in the Perth metropolitan area, but I have had delicious breakfasts, delicious lunches and delicious dinners there over the years, and I feel I am remiss, having yet to mention it here.

They serve delightfully hilarious cocktails, offer free wireless and I always love their cakes. I love sitting inside on a cold day, and sitting outside in the sun in autumn. I've always found it relatively easy to swap out ingredients as required, and there are always several choices for various food-restricted groups on the menu. Recently they've had a small run of occasionally stupid waitstaff, but the service has still been at least adequate.

Don't make a special trip or anything, but in the same way that I feel it's great to have a local pub, it's also great to have a local cafe and mine is Tiamo. And I love it.

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international dress up day - film noir

May. 20th, 2007 | 04:34 pm

Once a month Gala Darling announces the theme for International Dress Up Day. It's nothing terribly formal, but it's an excuse for a bit of a dress up and this month's theme being the fantastic film noir, Davyd and I both decided to dress up.



We couldn't do anything with the lighting or the atmosphere as we were going out to a party, so everything we wanted to say had to be reflected in what we were wearing.

D is wearing a coat recently purchased from Man-to-Man in town, a pinstripe work shirt and a tie from house of target. The fedora was borrowed from the wonderfully obliging justadecoy. I am wearing a pink pinstripe shirt and a brown skirt picked up on a recent, highly successful op shop forage (Anglicare in Midland), an old pair of knee highs and a very old tweed frock coat from England. The cane was left behind by shigawire after a party four years ago, and though he lives one suburb away I find that I've yet to return it. I am also wearing incredibly thick, bright red lipstick.

Other photos from International Dress Up Day can be found in Gala Darling's blog, here.
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the love is my velocity cookbook launch

May. 18th, 2007 | 10:16 pm

If you're looking for something to do tomorrow night, head on over to the Bakery for the launch of the Love is My Velocity Cookbook. If I didn't have one million other commitments tomorrow night I'd totally be going. The concept behind the book is that a whole love of local bands have suggested their favourite recipes, from food perfect for when you're drunk, to a Swedish recipe involving burying a fish in the backyard. Flyer is here. Cookbook, then live music.

The Love is My Velocity Cookbook launch
19th of May, from 7pm
at The Bakery
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mela masala, northbridge

May. 4th, 2007 | 08:45 pm

I am in love with Mela Masala. vegetarian biryani The food is just the perfect amount of spicy, and they serve the most delicious thali, which is basically like a curry platter. Since I first stumbled across it (on the first day of Swancon), I've been back about seven times. The service is usually excellent (though, alas, last night it was a little slow), and the staff all wear these pretty pink shirts which never fail to make me smile at their glaring brightness. thali

The have a gigantic display cabinet filled with desserts, and serve an excellent kulfi. And it's Indian, which means it's easy to get delicious vegetarian food (though not necessarily vegan).

Last night during dinner I was tapped on the shoulder twice by people I know, which was a bit weird, but does illustrate how often I've been talking it up to people.

Mela Masala
428 William St
Northbridge


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perth zoo

Apr. 28th, 2007 | 07:04 pm

Went to the zoo a few weeks ago; I forget sometimes how much I love the zoo, just sitting there and watching the animals. I wonder how it feels to be caged like that. I can never spend much time with the tigers, as they pace back and forth in front of the glass, but the penguins look so happy, and I think the zebras do, too.







Full set of photos can be found here.

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