Thursday, October 25, 2012

Another Day at Work :)

We are having a couple of days of special training for our sales managers.  We flew in a couple of fellow employees: one from New Zealand and one from Melbourne.  I commented on the fact that we apparently only hire the beautiful people.  LOL!  After a long morning in the first meeting, we took the girls to lunch at our favorite Japanese restaurant.  It's the Condor on York street.  Someone ordered something extra special.  Check it out:

Unfortunately, we had to go back to the office.  After another few hours in the meeting room, we decided to pop off early (am I saying that right, Aussies?) and go down to Bungalow 8 for drinks.  Some of our sales managers were also going to an industry Halloween party after, so they started to get ready.  Some special pics:

A group of friends

Frances and Benn (the Easter Bunny)


Dan, the Sailor for Halloween

Dan getting his makeup done by Nicki


Belinda and Deanna

Me and Chris, my fellow American

Monday, October 22, 2012

Blue Plate Diner

Mr. Smith and I finally made our way to an American food restaurant that was highly recommended.  It's called Blue Plate Diner and it's located in Neutral Bay.  We walked there.  It was very warm and pretty much all uphill on the way there.  We only got a little lost.  :)

Here are some pics:

My A&W Root Beer float

My Seafood Poboy

Saturday, October 20, 2012

First Potluck in Australia

We recently hired another American at work.  He decided that we should put together a potluck after starting a conversation about it and no one really understood the concept.  They caught on pretty quick, though, when we explained that it involved lots of food.  Here are some pics from the event:

Shiplu and Frances were first to arrive at the banquet.

Chris (the other American) was our host with the most.

This was grilled chicken with pita bread.  The spread in the middle
was a heavy yogurt with lime oil.  It was so delicious.

My Southern Dirty Rice was a big hit with the crowd!

Potato salad with bacon, dill, spring onion, Korean mayo and apples.

Chris' chicken curry...  wow!  Was it spicy or what???

Green salad with all kinds of goodies in it.

Let's get this party started!!  LOL

It's not a party until we crack open the wine!!

Shiplu, Tracy and Belinda

Belinda's savoury beef dish.

Frances brought baklava.

Tracy brought Korean confections.  This one was chocolate.
There was also cheese and strawberry.