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Monday, October 05, 2015

Aussie Spring

 First meal of the trip. Piping hot pho on a cold rainy day.

 What we were here for.

 Reuben Hills. You were closed the day we went 2 years ago.

 Coogee. You so nice!

 Giles Bath.

 Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden.

 Luna Park.

 HMB Endeavour Replica.

 Royal Botanics Garden.

 Surry Hills~

Our hosts' cat, Monty.

Rae wrote @ 15:38



Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Summer Seoul

The main reason why we visited Seoul - a wedding.

Rae wrote @ 09:32



Thursday, September 10, 2015


Odyssey's follow-up x-ray showed the worst scenario - her joint is dislocated and the socket has flattened. There is nothing much the ortho surgeon can do for now. Odyssey doesn't seem to be in pain and another surgery isn't needed. I feel shit about myself for letting this happened. I should have been stricter with her. We will be going for physiotherapy, most likely hydrotherapy to strengthen her muscles and joints and hopefully she won't be needing another surgery.
So yeah.

Rae wrote @ 20:26



Sunday, August 30, 2015

What We've Been Up

Erm... nothing much.

Ody posing with some of her toys.

Because the BF's shirt was lying on the sofa.

What I've been picking up lately. Learnt it at school 20 years ago. My muscle memory is superior. :D

Scarves. From top: my sister's, mine and the BF. Yes the BF has the flashy one, requested by himself.

Rae wrote @ 21:47



Monday, August 10, 2015

Welcome Home Odyssey~!

Odyssey came home on Sunday after her surgery. Her stitches look great and neat, no signs of infection or whatsoever. Turned out she had DPO, instead of TPO. 

 One of the 2 incisions made for her surgery .

Visited her on her second day after surgery. She was in good shape.

The clinic's dog - super friendly but gets startled easily.

 She demanded more petting from me.

Meanwhile at home, we set up Odyssey's recovery area. She didn't really like the spot we chose so we have move to her usual spot.

Rae wrote @ 10:37



Thursday, August 06, 2015

of Odyssey and Kimchi

Yesterday was a big day for Odyssey, she went for TPO (Triple pelvic Osteotomy) surgery for her right hip (will have another surgery in two months). 
The drive to the clinic was emotional, I was on the verge of breaking into tears thinking about it. When we arrived, Odyssey resumed her role to greet literally everyone in the clinic. She didn't miss anyone at all, even the cat in the cage received her greeting.
We had to wait a while for the clinic to clean up the kennel for her. Once we were there, a family was crying for their sick dog who needs blood transfusion. I didn't really say goodbye to Ody, just a quick 'good luck' (WTF right) cos I felt I needed to get out of there before I started crying. Indeed the moment I sat in my car, tears started flowing non-stop. 
A little walk for pee and poo before heading to the clinic. 

The surgery went well when I called the clinic to check on her. I would be sending her cooked food since she's absolutely against kibbles. She's due to get discharged on Sunday so we have to get her recovery room prepared by then.

It was a long day yesterday so I spent my time cooking for Odyssey and made some kimchi.

Odyssey's meal for the next 2 days - rice, chicken, carrot, cabbage, potato and parsley.  Despite my instinct not to use it, I used stockpot to cook it since it's huge in volume but the rice got burnt. And then I transferred it BF's Dutch oven, it also got burnt a little. Epic fail.

3.4kg of chinese cabbage and 1/2 cup of salt.

Cut and salted. This has to be left for about 2 hours before pickling it. Within that 2 hours, I cooked Ody's and prepare the pickling sauce.

The picking sauce: thicken starch with sugar, fish sauce, grated ginger, minced garlic and onion, green onion, julienned radish and julienned carrot. Time to get my hands dirty. Use disposable gloves so your hands won't sting.

End product. I didn't have enough gochugaru so I added some cayenne pepper. The sauce also was a bit too watery as I didn't have enough gochugaru to thicken it.

Rae wrote @ 14:23



Saturday, August 01, 2015

Deutschland in July

And it was very hot.
Our first meal in Berlin.

 Yaam - a little taste of Afrikaan in Berlin.

Inside Köln Dom.

Potsdam. It's an ice house.

Sans Souci.


The broken but still stand tall Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church.

What Hamburg is famous for.

Sylt houses are the cutest. 

Cutest restaurant in Sylt. I fell in love with Sylt tatched roofs.

Strandpromenade Westerland. What a beautiful day that day.

Wedding dinner - why we were in Sylt.

Rae wrote @ 19:30