Thursday, December 16, 2010

Deo Gratias

Dear All, it's been a whole year and what a wonderful year it has been, if you have been following the according to Truong series, I would like to applaud your patience because Truong is a very complex human being and following the situations in the blog would have been a difficult one. But thank you once again dear readers.

Lets get stuck into it, and talk about the most controversial item of the blog. GIRLS and BAKING.
This topic for me has been the talking point of most conversations and I have not only been the centre of scrutiny but also gained a few kilograms in the process. I must admit women do love to prove a point and the point has been made that they surely can bake. From Mars bars slice to awesome RACE TRACK chocolate cakes with tiny teddy race car drivers on a liquorice tarmac.
However I am yet to taste Lucy Gressers famous cheese cake assortment. I am sure it will be coming in the near future.

But my Akubra straw hat goes off to Tiny Teddy race car drivers in Marsbar cars with, smarties alloy wheels. Awesome. If a girl can produce such a cool cake, and they accidentally burn it. It doesn't matter because If it has some sort of car/racing/engine theme it is a WINNER. Chequered flag and all.

Now, lets us not stick to just cakes, there are also party pies, pizzas, roast meats, jacket potatoes.
And lets not forget famous roast chickens with stuffing and gravy. What about using other mediums of cooking not only can you use an oven, you can even use a camp fire. One important thing I have learnt from this series is that baking is at the heart of every women, and not only can they bake beautiful things to eat out of love. But the most beautiful form of baking is bringing lovely children into this world as they idiom goes "I've got one in the oven". So my formal felt Akubra really goes off with a bow and formal proclamation saying thank you.
So even if it's overdone, there will always be a miraculous ding at the end with a smile.

Well I hope that everyone has enjoyed the series this year and this will be the last broadcast before I go on holidays for the year, I would like to start writing these blogs again after I have come back from Tasmania with the famous Frassati group.

Now what can we do in Sydney this weekend? It's going to be a big weekend if you're don't have any plans then thats a good thing. Because I would stay home because of all the crazy shopping that will be going on this weekend so be careful not to trip or fall. So have a Merry Christmas that is fill with peace and Joy of celebrating the birth of Lord Jesus Christ with the people you love most in this world. Deo gratias.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

How to rescue a damsel in distress series

Good morning WORLD, what a marvellous Friday, the sun is gleaming through the dark rain clouds that have loitered around our summer skies this week. Don't you just hate loitering! But not to worry it's gives men more time to prepare themselves for the upcoming summer. I would like to start this next edition with, how to save a damsel in distress, once you have fixed her car and driven to the beach. However she or one of her friends is caught in a rip current and needs your assistance. The second part of this blog I would like to help you men with how to choose that perfect Christmas present your beloved.

Part 2, What do I need to help a struggling damsel in distress in a rip current.
This is huge, you've just fixed up the car and now you and the damsels are swimming. Oh no, one of them has been caught in a 25m rip current! There is not much time here to loiter. You're a man of ACTION and decisiveness. However, do not panic because Truong will help out here.
Thanks to our Australian climate in Summer it is best to load up your trunk with a minimum 50-60 litre Esky. I have noticed that they have wheels now so its a great way to relax on the beach with an Esky. Now why on Earth do you think an Esky is important here? Well the lid is basically a personal floatation device which can save lives.

So item number 1 on the list for saving a drowning damsel in distress is always load up a large Esky (if there are Americans and English reading, i guess its called an Ice Box).
So now you have to run to where your Esky lid is, run back into the rip current, use the Esky lid as a floatation device and slowly help her back to the shore line. Remember to pay attention to the waves and always wait till a large set of 7 breaking ways to crash before making your way back to shore NEWS BREAK, SWIM sideways. Using the Esky lid will help with controlling the situation.

Above diagram displaying a typical Australian rip current with DYE

Now your safely back on the shoreline, ask her if she has swallow much water? if she has it is imperative you call an ambulance. Most beaches will have a beach marker number on the sign so remember to quote this so the services can rush to the scene. If the she didn't swallow any water, then pop out an ice coconut tea and soak up the sun, You've just saved a life.

In conclusion, buy an Esky, save lives, keep drinks cool.

Christmas present gift guide for gentlemen
Now, as everyone is aware it is really hard to buy a present these days that will satisfied the woman you love. So what to do in this situation, if you are like me, you really detest getting stuff that is made in China, and will not stand up to the test of time then how about making a present from scratch.
Making a present you say? What should I make? That's entirely up to you, I believe that every man deep down has a DIY gene and using this caveman instinct you can make something. I have seen over the past Christmases for example beautifully carve wooden boxes, or a nice water colour picture, or even my specialty a diorama of a scene that has happen during the year.
You have 3 weeks left so get your act together and make something, you can even put a Made in Australia sticker on it.

So I won't keep you any longer, lets make an effort here and make something for Christmas.

SYDNEY activities this week? This weekend is jammed packed if I hear any complaining about err "there is nothing to do in Sydney", I am going to get off my computer chair and get my mother's extra Strong Thai fish sauce, and If you have been watching Luke's Nguyen Vietnam cooking adventure, I am going to saturate you with FISH SAUCE. So that you'll be extra so tasting the sharks in Sydney harbour will find you a delicacy.

So here is the list

1. V8 Supercars final series, wow a whole weekend of adrenaline pumping action with the V8 super car finals, Tony Hawk and an awesome hard rocking guns and roses concert. I think if I go to this my year would be complete.
2., thanks to the awesome people at the ROYAL Australian Navy.
3. Get working on your Christmas present.

So that's it from according to Truong this week, DEO Gratias.