An Engagement Announcement

Sunday, January 22, 2017
Engagement Announcement Jeep Wrangler
Engagement Announcement The Twelve Apostles Australia
Engagement Announcement The Twelve Apostles Australia GoPro

Photos taken by Hai using Gopro Hero 5 Camera

I fell in love with him a few months after I met him. And then a few months later he called me his girlfriend. Soon, we celebrated our first and second year anniversaries at nice restaurants or on special hikes. We were together for our 28th, 29th and now 30th birthdays. I swore his cargo pants will never grow on me, and he said he would never love my dogs. I did love his Jeep though, and he loved my freshly baked Anzac cookies.
When I first tried his famous fried chicken, my eyes went wide and I said "This is marriage material". He never let that go and for the next three years we had a running joke that I'd never get the secret recipe until we were married.
And I always reminded him I wanted to be engaged before I was thirty. He always said "I know" and kissed me. Then we decided to celebrate our 2 and a half year anniversary and 30th Birthday in Victoria. Hai proposed to me at Lake Reeve, a 10 hour drive from Sydney. When I said yes, he said "I also wanted to get engaged before I was 30, too". And inside the ring box, was Hai's secret chicken recipe.

I know what you read just now, probably felt like I put a bunch of messy sentences together. I don't know. I tried to think of a more poetic way of telling the story of how me and Hai fell in love and got engaged, but I'm stuck.
In the end, sometimes photos tell better stories than words.
You can see in these photos, that I love this man, and I love how happy he makes me. My world is a thousand times better when he is by my side, no matter how many times I declare I need "space".
We are adventurous, love to laugh together and adore the outdoors.

To finish off my randomly written blog post - I simply can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you Hai. I knew we were meant to be from the moment I realized I hated your cargo pants (and knew they were never going to go away). Thank you Hai, for asking me to be your wife.

Waffle Burgers at The Factoria, Wetherill Park

Monday, December 19, 2016
The Factoria Waffle Burger Bacon Maple Syrup Sydney
The Factoria Wetherill Park Food Restaurant
The Factoria Wetherill Park Food Restaurant
The Factoria Wetherill Park Food Restaurant
The Factoria The Bricklayer Burger Bacon Hash Brown Sydney
The Factoria Wetherill Park Food Restaurant
The Factoria Wetherill Park Food Restaurant
The Factoria Waffle Burger Bacon Maple Syrup Sydney
The Factoria Waffle Burger Bacon Maple Syrup Sydney
The Factoria Wetherill Park Food Restaurant
The Factoria Wetherill Park Food Restaurant
The Factoria The Bricklayer Burger Bacon Hash Brown Sydney
The Factoria Waffle Burger Bacon Maple Syrup Sydney

The Factoria, 1003-1009 Canley Vale Road, Wetherill Park NSW 2164. All photos taken by me, on my Canon 70D DSLR.

Once in a while, I come a across a hidden gem in Western Sydney. Situated next to the quirky and classy Italian restaurant Grano, The Factoria offers a laid back atmosphere serving up coffees, pastries and a dedicated breakfast, brunch and lunch menu.
Me and Hai visited on a lazy Sunday morning, right after one of my morning gym sessions. Thinking I deserved more than a mere salad I opted for the Waffle burger and Hai the Bricklayer.

The Waffle Burger, came out with crispy bacon drizzled with bourbon maple syrup, melted cheese, and a juicy beef patty all sandwiched between two waffles. I devoured it, as I've never had a waffle burger and maple syrup bacon - and I'm always one for trying new foods (except if I'm in a Japanese restaurant then I tunnel vision towards Japanese Curry).

Hai's Bricklayer Burger was made up of two brioche buns, fried bacon strips, potato hash brown, tomato relish, red onion and topped with a fried egg. He was not disappointed with his choice as he washed it down with The Factoria's iced coffee.

It was a nice morning, the sunlight streamed in and highlighted all the sweet details of this restaurant. The decor had a pleasant 50's and 60's vibe, with retro furnishing and industrial finishes in the ceiling and shelving.
The Factoria also stocks soaps, local and imported pastas, jams, oils, honeys, biscuits - all the good stuff. Just another added bonus. Also, if you don't feel like a heavy lunch, they also offer gelato, cronuts, Italians cakes, and a huge range of coffees and teas to satisfy the sweet tooth.

The Factoria - opens until 4pm on weekdays and 10pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


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