Another one bites the dust…. Korean Home-town Cooking has closed. A tiny shop, bright right fluorescent lights, half a dozen cheap tables and excellent food — I had a soft spot for the place since it first opened and the owner sat me down and gave me a pot of tea and a snack to help make the wait for my take-away meal more bearable. Closed, and in its place — and in its premises with the old decor — there is now Soban.
…or watermelon pips through the fingers
Sometimes it seems that just when you’ve found a favourite restaurant that isn’t too expensive, isn’t too far away, that serves good food and has good service, sometimes it seems that they just don’t stay open for very long.
I’ve no idea how long Gasi Busi had been there on Poath road, from the freshness of the decor only a year or so I suspect — a suburban Korean restaurant with a little more atmosphere than the all-too-common laminex tables and bright fluorescent lights.
Off to the wilds of Northcote, up over the river, into the wilderness to the north of the Eastern freeway. Searching… searching… for 250 High Street and the Wild Yak café.
A banquet for 10, good food, good company, good conversation.
Uploaded the photos from the trip last week and then realized that I’d forgotten to reset the time in my camera — yet another device that knows the time but can’t learn it from anything else. Sick of changing back and forth in daylight saving, I’ve set my camera to UTC!
This evening we hoped it would be third time lucky for the Curry Club, but it turned out to be “three strikes and out.
I’ve been slack… very slack. So little written in the past month.
News of the day: We have a washing machine. Not very thrilling news I know, but it will lessen the number of trips to the laundromat and could save us up to $150 a year.
After months of walking past the restaurant on the way up Bridge road, I’ve had dinner in Kanzaman, a Lebanese restaurant. Very enjoyable, and a reminder that I should try and visit a few more of the nearby places, rather than just going to the same places every time.
I experiment. I play. I write and I take pictures. Some of the site is organised around topics, other parts are organized by date, then there’s always the cross-references between them.
Long ago it started as a learning experiment with a few static HTML pages, then I added a bit of server-side includes and some very ugly PHP. A hand-built journal/blog on top of that PHP, then a few experiments in moving to various static publishing systems. I’ve never wanted a database-based blogging engine, so over the years I’ve tried php, nanoblogger, emacs-muse, silkpage and docbook before settling on emacs org-mode for writing and jekyll for publishing. But the itch remained… I never really liked jekyll and the ruby underneath always seemed so much black magic. So now the latest incarnation is org-mode and hugo.