EB Games Expo Likes Your Old Stuff Better Than Your New Stuff


EB Games is trying to woo me to their Expo in October. If I didn’t have to travel to attend, I would seriously consider it.

They moved the EB Games Expo back to the Gold Coast. Which is all nice for them; I just can’t do the travel. So I had made my mind up not to go.

And then they sent me the PR email:


It’s the 20th anniversary of Regurgitator’s album Unit.Regurgitator-Unit.jpg

Damn, I loved that album.

And damn, I am tempted to travel for a taste of nostalgia. Teaming up with Art vs Science and 7bit Hero would be pretty darn awesome. It will be a fantastic mix of music and visual displays, and some interactive game-play with the screen behind the stage.

But you know what I want even more than a taste of their old stuff?

I want to sit down for a meal at the Green Papaya in Brisbane; the Vietnamese Restaurant started by Lien Yeomans, mother of Regurgitator singer Quan Yeomans.

Now, if there was anyone from the Regurgitator family you were going to bring out of retirement, it should be Lien. Her cooking was AMAZING! It was my favourite restaurant in all of Brisbane (just nudging out a sweet French restaurant in Coorparoo).

We’re talking some serious cuisine here, folks. I don’t remember every meal on the menu (it was at least 15 years ago!) but I do remember the Lemon Myrtle Prawns because it was the first time I fell in love with Lemon Myrtle. I love Lemon Myrtle. Even now, I love it in white chocolate. SOOOOO GOOOOD!!


If you think you can take on her recipes, have a glorious stroll through her abandoned blog—the last entry was in 2012 but the recipes are still available and the stories of her travels and experiences are worth the read.

If you are on the Gold Coast in early October, check out the EB Games Expo. Last year, they had plenty of displays for upcoming games (check out my review on GeekMom). Kirsty over at the Nintendo Booth is always a delight during the Nintendo DS workshops; I’d love to see how she’s showcasing the Switch and the new Nintendo 2DS XL coming out later this year.

In the meantime, here is a flashback for your viewing pleasure:

Indoor Play Centre Hell

I have been bribed into Indoor Play Centre Hell.

Nefarious was invited to a classmate’s birthday party at an indoor play centre: multi-level playground with soft-fall mats, trampolines, rock climbing walls… A kid’s dream!

And a parent’s nightmare!! So noisy! So crowded!!

I am down with the Mother of All Headcolds. Instead of staying here, I had planned to disappear and go shopping for a present for another party tomorrow, but the hosts showed Zaltu the play area for her age, and bribed me with free wifi and an open tab at the cafe. That’s right minions: FREE COFFEE!!

Clearly, I am very very cheap.

Seriously though, this is a great party they have put on for a bunch of 3rd-graders (around 8/9yo). Entertainment is included, along with food and drinks. And most parents will appreciate tiring the kids out just before bed.

Only glitch for our EG Family is the 1/2 hour drive home. I will have to feed Zaltu a chocolate bar to keep her awake, because if she naps even 10mins on the way home… Well, there goes any productivity tonight!

Damn you, EG Dad. My Mother’s Day present tomorrow better be awesome!!

Have you ever been to a kids’ indoor play centre? Share your survival tips!! I’m going to need alllllllll of them!!