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Thursday, February 03, 2005

Gung hei fut choy: Sydney events

Chinese New Year festivities are always a feast of colours, flavours and photos opportunities! This lunar year, Chinese New Year Day falls on Wednesday 9 Feb when the Year of the Rooster begins.

Chinese New Year Parade, 2004

The City of Sydney celebrations are even bigger this year, although the Chinese New Year parade always remains the sentimental favourite.

My Chinese New Year events
Friday 4 - Sun 6 Feb Chinatown Markets, Dixon Street PICS
Sat 5 - Sun 6 Feb Children's Fair, Belmore Park PICS
Thu 10 Feb Chinatown History Tour, Dixon Street PICS
Sun 13 Feb Chinese New Year Parade, Town Hall PICS
Wed 16 Feb Sze Yup Temple Tour, Glebe PICS
Sat 19 - Sun 20 Feb Dragon Boat Races, Darling Harbour PICS

In other foodie news, make sure you get down early to DJs Food Hall next Thursday to catch sight of the legend himself, Tetsuya Wakuda. Tets will be doing an oyster, salad and pasta demonstration using products from his Tetsuya range. EDIT: PICS HERE

Date: Thursday 10 February 2005
Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Venue: David Jones Oyster Bar

In the interim, who do you think will win My Restaurant Rules?

EDIT: BHR and myself have set up a My Restaurant Rules discussion blog. Check out the latest goss and add your two forkfuls on what you think of the contestants, the Bank and Dicko.
6 comments - Add some comment love

posted by Helen (AugustusGloop) on 2/03/2005 11:59:00 pm


  • At 2/04/2005 7:22 pm, Blogger Ben said…

    Cool - thanks for the links. One of my firends is in the dragonboat races so I'll defintitely be going to that. I was also thinking of heading into town for the parade.

    I dunno about MRR - Dicko didn't suck anywhere near as much as I thought he would. There might be hope for the show yet. You know what we should do - set up a MRR blog! (Like Jess@ausculture's doing for xfactor) We could use it as a cynical exercise to increase our site traffic and just cut and paste info from other sources :)

  • At 2/04/2005 10:21 pm, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi BHR - I always think about how cool dragonboat racing would be as a team sport.

    Then I think about how much their arms must ache, and I stop liking the idea :)

    Dicko is a deadset-ledge. At least he's not as catty as Patrick! Caterina looks like she's had a personality bypass.

    It'll be interesting to see what happens to Aust Idol without him (eek--I'm revealing all my reality TV addictions).

    I'm happy to be a panelist on any MRR blog you come up with :P How's that for underhanded-buck-passing?

  • At 2/06/2005 12:42 am, Blogger Ben said…

    Thanks for the loose indication that you might opt to do something for an MRR blog should the opportunity arise and the conditions permit - do you work in management? :)

    Yeah - the dragonboat thing is superficially cool but far scarier than the physical aspects are the psychosocial one. The club that my friend belongs to is about two degress removed from a cult. She seems to love it but it grates on me (I've been able to experience this vicariously through Tanya having been a member of the club until recently). My tip - find a club that allows you to contat your family and DON'T DRINK THE COOL AID!

  • At 2/06/2005 12:56 am, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi BHR - I happily allow professionals to take over when I can see I'd be out of my depth ;-)

    Now you've really turned me off dragonboat (who am I kidding--it was never going to happen anyway). Didn't realise the chumminess extended that far... but I guess if you cram enough people into a space small enough...

  • At 2/06/2005 5:27 pm, Blogger Ms One Boobie said…

    Lucky you.. AG,
    I'm sitting here... wondering how i'm gonna teach Chloe our chinese culture.. when we donch even celebrate CNY .. *sigh*.
    This gotta change .. when she is older.. for sure..!!

  • At 2/07/2005 9:44 am, Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said…

    Hi MrsT - I am sure Chloe is learning lots by osmosis... I'm sure you are imparting your appreciation of fine food, importance of family and how to cook perfectly fluffy rice!


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