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Forum members dinner

Postby Matt. K on Sun May 27, 2012 9:49 pm

Proposing a forum meet and dinner at Cabramatta on Friday 1 May, Next week), about 7PM. The restaurant is at 42 John St which is the main street, and the food is sensational. Cost around $25per head for top shelf. The name of the place is the BAU TRONG...or something very similar. If there is sufficient interest then this will be a goer. Register your interest on this post. All who post on the forum are welcome. Need to get numbers early so that I can book. (Booking not essential but a good idea). Be there or be be square.

[Edit: gstark] The actual date will be June 8, the Friday leading into the Queen's Birthday weekend.

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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby Mr Darcy on Sun May 27, 2012 9:54 pm

Matt. K wrote:Proposing a forum meet and dinner at Cabramatta on Friday 1 May


Except that I appear to have missed it, I am interested.
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby gstark on Sun May 27, 2012 10:41 pm

Matt seems to be suffering a case of calendar fail.

Friday, June 8 would be the correct date: Friday, next week - Friday leading into the long weekend.
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby Mr Darcy on Mon May 28, 2012 8:53 am

gstark wrote:Friday, June 8

Are you sure? I would have thought that Friday, June 1 would be a more likely contender.
I have learnt after much pain that when some people say "next Friday" they mean the next one coming. Other people use "This Friday" for the next one coming and "next Friday" for the one after that

In this case he has used "next week" which tends to be less ambiguous but has its own problems when used on a Sunday. I know people who start the week in a Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

This is one time when wearing the green cardigan is aposite.
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Forum members dinner

Postby gstark on Mon May 28, 2012 8:59 am

Yep, I'm sure.

The Friday leading in to the long weekend.
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby sirhc55 on Mon May 28, 2012 11:39 am

Greg - I have had so many arguments with people (here in Australia) with regards to “next” when applied to defining a coming day.

The simple answer (as per the dictionary) next applies to the very next same defined day, i.e. today being Monday means that next Monday is Monday of next week.

Oh! My head hurts :biglaugh:
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby gstark on Mon May 28, 2012 12:21 pm

Chris, Greg,

Absolutely.

And when I was young I had serious issues with expressions like "tea-time", and especially when my school buddies (I did say "when I was young") were referring to dinner time. To my ears (and coming from a European background) the word "tea" referred to a drink, not a meal.

Yes, my head hurts, too.

Let's focus on the forum members' tea in Cabramatta.

Er, I mean the forum members' dinner in Cabramatta.
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby sirhc55 on Mon May 28, 2012 1:21 pm

In the old dart this was what the different eating times were named:

1 Breakfast (around 7am to 9am)

2 Lunch (around 12 to 2pm)

3 High Tea (around 4pm)

4 Dinner (around 6pm through 7.30pm)

5 Supper (around 10pm)

Luckily for the English they did not follow the French dinner regime:

Dinner starts at 11pm and goes on to 4am with a normal 20 - 30 courses. No wonder the French hate cleaning their teeth :biglaugh:
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby Mr Darcy on Mon May 28, 2012 1:59 pm

Chris
You left out tiffin, elevenses, afternoon tea and probably a few others even without bothering the hobbits.
I really don't know how the English managed to colonise half the world. I'd have thought they were too busy eating. BTW I never did really understand that song. Dinner at supper time is perfectly normal.

French Regime? that looks more like the Spanish one.

The French seem to start about 10:00 with croissant and coffee, and don't really stop until they fall over in a drunken stupor.
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby Matt. K on Mon May 28, 2012 6:31 pm

For those who missed out on the superb fare....venison, crab, lobster and a partidge in a pear tree on the 1st of May...TOUGH! However, it was so wonderful we should do it again on the 8th of June, all invited.
And to the swine who slipped the script that randomises the numbers on my numerical keyboard....DIE! :D :D :D :D :D :D
Looking forward to seeing you there! :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby Mr Darcy on Mon May 28, 2012 6:45 pm

Since this is a Vietnamese restaurant and Vietnam is a French colony - just as the USofA is an English one - I assume dinner starts at 11:00PM and continues to dawn. (According to Chris anyways :D)
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby biggerry on Tue May 29, 2012 10:41 am

so we have established its the 8th right? maybe update the first post with the current confirmed details that way there is less confusion for 'newbies' when reading the chaff.

I can tentatively commit, however ~7:30pm is the earliest i can get there.
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby sirhc55 on Tue May 29, 2012 11:53 am

Mr Darcy wrote:Since this is a Vietnamese restaurant and Vietnam is a French colony - just as the USofA is an English one - I assume dinner starts at 11:00PM and continues to dawn. (According to Chris anyways :D)



OK Greg about time you saw your doctor re dementia :biglaugh:
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby Mr Darcy on Tue May 29, 2012 12:42 pm

sirhc55 wrote:OK Greg about time you saw your doctor re dementia

I would if I could remember who he is and where her practice is

(I think its about time we handed the thread back to its original topic so no more from me)
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby aim54x on Tue May 29, 2012 2:43 pm

Im in tentatively.....this will be good!
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby Remorhaz on Tue May 29, 2012 3:57 pm

I'm a tentative as well and also likely to be late if I can make it (daughter has netball on friday evenings)
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby ATJ on Tue May 29, 2012 4:39 pm

I should be able to make this.
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby surenj on Thu May 31, 2012 1:37 am

Tentative.... I thought I replied before... :?:
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby ozimax on Thu May 31, 2012 8:13 am

If I was around, I would be there for sure. (As it is, I will be in the Northern Territory, munching on barramundi steaks and buffalo burgers.)

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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby biggerry on Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:14 pm

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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby Remorhaz on Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:53 pm

Unfortunately it looks like I most likely wont be able to make it :(

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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby Matt. K on Mon Jun 04, 2012 9:12 pm

That's it Gerry
2 doors down from the Tanh Binh, itself a great eatery.
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby surenj on Wed Jun 06, 2012 7:43 pm

I just looked it up. It looks like a 80km round trip for me! :shock: I am still tentative...
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby Mr Darcy on Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:04 pm

surenj wrote:It looks like a 80km round trip for me!

So? It's more than that one way for me.
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby biggerry on Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:40 pm

I am swinging things around left rigth and centre to get there, I should be able to get there, if it makes ya's feel any better I leave sunny Bankstown which is 15min drive to cabba to basically go to teh city then back out again then back to Newtown...now thats taking one for teh team (if I get there :rotfl2: )

i hear teh food is good out there and I have only been aout that way a couple of times so I am keen to try this place.
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby surenj on Wed Jun 06, 2012 11:43 pm

Mr Darcy wrote:It looks like a 80km round trip for me!

So? It's more than that one way for me.

I wasn't comparing to anyone else (especially Ozi), but was surprised that it was quite a distance which I didn't expect.

Anyways, the distance is not the reason I am tentative.
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby sevencolours on Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:30 am

Matt

if you have room, I would like to come.


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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby biggerry on Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:33 am

I now a definite, pending any disasters...
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby ATJ on Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:38 am

I'm pretty sure I will be there.
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby aim54x on Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:48 pm

I'm on my way there....hope I don't miss the stop.....its been a long day at work
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby biggerry on Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:39 pm

was good...food tasty and cheap too..

need to make these a more regular event.
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby aim54x on Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:47 am

biggerry wrote:need to make these a more regular event.


:agree:

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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby Mr Darcy on Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:13 am

I'll second that. Thanks Matt

EDIT: A few of the reprobates present. Oh and Philo
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Re: Forum members dinner

Postby ATJ on Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:13 pm

Great choice of dishes, too, Philo.
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