The other day, as our stock for seafood is thinning, my parents went to the Sydney Fish Market at Pyrmont to restock the freezer. One thing we specially requested was- sashimi! It can be alot cheaper to buy it yourself and and cut them yourself or even buy those pre-cut slices of tuna, kingfish or salmon than to go out to the local japanese restaurant. I think the price ranges from $40-$60/kg (with tuna being the most expensive), which is a pretty decent price! We had it fresh for lunch and there was also enough for dinner and we made temaki, or rather attempted as they just started looking like badly rolled spring rolls and chiraishi don with some furikake, avocado and soy sauce. Even though I hear alot of benefits from eating wasabi, supposedly having the capability to counteract with the poison that can be present in the fish, I still have a strong dislike of their very strong taste that almost feels like it's burning my nostrils if that makes sense. In short- I don't really touch that stuff.
I've also started using my new camera the Canon 60D with a new lens- the 50mm. It's great because it's able to focus on certain points and blur the background but I've still got a lot to learn in terms of controlling that blur because oftentimes I end up blurring the whole frame! When I have time, I promise I will read the manual for the new camera!! I'm so excited to continue taking shots with it as it does amazing in low light conditions compared to my old one, so it produces far sharper images!