Bring on the Comedy! @ Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Tuesday 28th March

Gyoza Douraku is a series of $6.80 tapas - $$$ for dinner! Lunch Specials are awesome though, though this week we're working 12hr shifts, no time for lunch adventures.

Tapas are $6.80 eat in, $7.50 takeaway?! That's a bit much of a difference! No split bill, 2% charge for card. Aimed at locals while it's Japanese, the music is 'raining men' and Madonna, only white people eat here (Liven took me here).

There's a membership thing $10 to join, you get a $30 gift voucher with  $25 min spend (I assume thats after the $30) so you need to spend $55, which will cost you $10 + $25 = $35. $35 for $55 credit in summary.

How's the food? Pretty good, though pricey! The lunch deals are the best!
We've been here a couple times before, though not always blogged about it.


Work was slow so they let us go, for the rest of the week. This is what working once off/annual events is like. It's more like a side gig for struggling artists. 

3.20pm Dinners are a bit crazy so we ordered take away for later, taking advantage of all the lunch deals. In hindsight it was a bad idea, but then again you can't predict when your housemates will eat your food.

I love seeing trailers for comedy shows! Bridezilla Anna Morris was quite entertaining with two great lines. Drawing upon audience participation to create the wedding party in the small chapel of the Tuxedo Cat. To create the perfect day, with the ultimate realization that she is a bridezilla, with friends like hansen and Trump, marrying an anti gay politician, and this isn't what she wants to be. Instead she wants to be herself, free to drink cheap beer and eat a cold coles brand pie.

What she didn't touch upon was how weddings are seen as a competition between girls, to outdo each other. Spending money you don't have to impress people you don't really care about.

My favorite lines?

  • Men are like parking spots, all the good ones are taken, the ones that are left are too small or disabled. (Gays go under the later category, as we attended a disability conference the other year where being not straight is seen as a disability).
  • All women should have the right to three things: a  house keeper, botox and the perfect wedding. Hence Brideaid, the charity was formed! To help those with no taste whatsoever.

While the show was entertaining and worth the ticket price (we paid less than $10 for two tickets), it didn't really stand out from two scrapbooks worth of shows. I have no idea how this is touring... maybe it's the appeal of the accent?

After the show we went for ice cream! $9 is a bit much for an ice cream sandwich! I feel like it should be more like  $6. She had the strawberry, and I the choc mint which went well with the chocolate cookie.


We went to see Issac's Comedy Hypnosis. The trick? Paid actors. He was such a charlatan and through matching jewelry you could easily identify that one of the actors was his girl. He'd have to have a large and varied group of actor friends. I wonder how'd it go as a corporate gig. 

Let me count all the ways you annoy me

  1. 1. You ate most of my chips when I offered you a couple, claiming that cause I didn't pay for them (true, I won them) it's ok. No it is not. "They're not yours. It's not like you paid for them."
  2. 2. You smoked standing right next to me! After I told you to go stand far away with the other smokers, you came back. Then lied and said you weren't smoking. 
  3. 3. You spit and could outdo a lama!!

All in my presence. I'm not saying you're beneath me, but you are of another class, to the side. Meeting new people sucks most of the time from experience. Uggh. Making friends is hard!

Through Liven we discovered Ka Chin tonight on Bridge Rd open till 11pm on a Friday! It's not a party bar, but a cozy restaurant (I say cozy because it's nice and  warm inside).

Here for a snack we had spring rolls and deep fried dumplings, so good!

Veg Spring Rolls with sweet and sour sauce on a bed of lettuce. Faired better than average though a bit oily. They were larger than normal and more like cigars though. Oh how I wish spring rolls were as easy to find as chips!

Dessert was the highlight of my night! Who can say they've had deep fried red bean dumplings before?

Saturday - 1st April

Saturday started with lag, but we made it to church, just missing the first song. Music is beautiful and fills your soul like nothing else! Even food. And I love food. Courtly baroque, Italian vs french. I haven't heard enough to determine which I prefer. But we did see a french courtly circus show that was breathtaking.

A quick dinner/snack at Oppa Oppa before a couple shows. We've been here before for dinner during fashion week. This time as it was 6pm and not right before the kitchen closed, the lights were brighter and it was full. We snagged the last table downstairs though there was more room upstairs.

I ordered the  sweet and spicy chicken served with korean noodle snacks and a potato wedge. It was the perfect balance with the freshness of shredded cabbage and radish cutting through the sauce. Of which there was plenty of, add rice and you've got a main minus the side salad.

Down to the malthouse to see two shows. Hilarious and disturbing but throughly entertaining. Gay and scifi activities... the later was very weird. Erotica. XD

The night concluded with dessert at Miyako at Southgate.

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