Friday, August 17, 2012

Our first viewing

Last weekend we saw a listing of a house for sale and the timing of the viewing is just nice for us. As every Saturday we are busy with our boy's morning activities and most viewings are around the time when we are occupied so this one was in late afternoon which suited us well.

However, upon reaching the place we are hugely disappointed with the house as it did not look like what it was 'pictured' in the newspaper! The house is so old and smaller than our current unit! Though it has a bigger backyard but it lack a garage! How to put up the racking for all our tools if without a garage???

The price was also a little over for the condition of the house. *sigh* Guess there will be more viewings to do in the next few weeks and months!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

An American shop in Melbourne!

Last weekend I was trying to make some waffles using the waffle mix I bought a couple of weeks back. It was my first time trying out this mix so I am not sure how it will turn out. And it was a bad mix (I followed the instructions to the tee) but my waffles stuck to the waffle plates! Even after I glazed the plates with oil they still sticking.

Feeling a little frustrated, I decided to check where I could find some Betty Crocker's Bisquick, the American pancake and waffle mix that we all loved. Went to a forum and saw someone posted about this place...

Apparently they have just landed here in Melbourne and being the only store in Australia! We are so fortunate eh? :P However, the store is still sparsely filled with stock. Probably they have not brought in all the stuff yet so will have to wait for a while before we can get more selections of the stock. The goods are all more expensive than they were selling in the States. The good thing is, you can purchase your favorite American food online too.

I found my Bisquick but it was priced at $9.90 instead of $2 or $3 selling in the States. In Malaysia I can get the same box for RM17+. So it is RM30+ for a box here which is almost double! In the end I got the other brand, Jiffy instead which just as good.

At least now my waffles turned out fine....

USA Foods -
110 Cochranes Road, Moorabbin Victoria 3189
Tel: (03) 9555 0288

A foggy morning

On 31 July, Melbourne experienced one of the most foggiest day this winter...

The photo was taken just outside our house at 9am in the morning. It was also one of the coldest morning at 4 degree Celsius. So so cold! However, it was so sunny in the afternoon!

The beauty of Melbourne! You can get 4 seasons in within a day! :)

Still clueless about Annuity

I am never into any of those financial stuff so I am still clueless about it. Here in Australia, they have Super annuity which is of the same thing... making money with your money kinda stuff. In other places, there is indexed annuity and etc... I am still as clueless as ever over them.

Don't ask me about all these cause I am the last person to ask about financial matters! lol Hubby will be a better candidate to answer all these since he is into financial stuff.

For a home minister, I can tell you more about where you can save on your next shopping! hehehe

Broken luggage

During our flight from Penang to Melbourne early this year, my old faithful luggage finally broke down after serving me for more than 15 years! It was my best luggage thus far as it was really a solid case. I've travelled to many places with it and even lent it to my brother when he went to the States for a convention which he travelled to Hawaii and Japan on the way.

Now, I need to replace this broken luggage if I have to go back to Malaysia. So far I saw those selling at Springvale are of low quality. Maybe I should check out the marmot luggage range from the sport shops instead. Since we'll be travelling light from now on, it is better to carry something light as well!