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Sydney, Week 1: food, friends & family

The CG got to experience the full force of Chinese family this week, as we sat around the table with aunts, uncles, cousins, and parents. From one plate to another, the best of the food was passed to cries of "you eat, you eat!"

We can't help it. It's how we show love. By making sure we force feed everyone we care about. On the hour.

The week according to my iPhone was pretty tasty:

With some manic mahjong playing and sunshine for good measure.

Amongst the food and family, we spent a glorious day at Manly.

Caught up with the usual suspects at the Beresford (I can't tell you how much I love beer gardens in good weather).

And saw my little brother get married. No wedding pics of the absolutely gorgeous couple - I'm leaving that for the bride and groom. I can't  begin to tell you how beautiful my sister-in-law was, simply stunning. 

On another note - check out my uncles and aunties from the left: 73, 72, 77 and 74 years old. Can you believe that? Asian genes are the best. The CG is going to be that weird old white dude hanging out with a bunch of young Asians one day. 

Isn't the wedding location just beautiful?

I shed a tear when I dropped the newlyweds and the CG off at the airport yesterday. I've got a week of work in Melbourne and a couple more family dinners before I head back to London-town. 

Mum is already starting to dread having to put away the mahjong set.