I am back with Backlogs No.2! Right before I fly off to Sydney tomorrow, I want to get this out of the way so that after I get back, I can concentrate more on compiling solely on the Sydney trip :)
Just right after I left off with the first part of Backlogs, the next memorable event was Jia Shen's graduation! :D
My friend for more than 6 years! And the dude that made my first year in Melbourne more endurable because he was the only friend I had here back then. So happy and proud that he made it and am finally a graduated Chemical Engineer! :)
Wore a simple black skater dress with black tights and a cardigan. But to make it less boring, I threw in a gold plate high waist belt to live up some life in the outfit :)
All I did was congratulate him, talk to his parents and that was it. His graduation ceremony is smacked right at 7pm so off he went for it and I left for dinner with the boyfie and Jake @ Waya in Glen Waverley.
Dear's chicken teriyaki bento box.
Jake's beef bento box.
Our shared large mixed sashimi platter :D
Their Waya Maki. Soooo good!!
Lastly, also shared their Takoyaki which was good as well!
And I separately ordered their Grilled Salmon Sushi :)
Overall, the dining experience at Waya was nice! The food was good and it is priced reasonably! I wouldn't say it is the best japanese food I had but it was definitely worth every penny spent! And the ambience reminds me so much like the japanese chain restaurants you get in Malaysia! Waya isn't some authentic japanese restaurant but it does serve a pretty decent japanese meal if you're after something fast and reasonably priced!
Random #OOTD shots :)
Next up, random pizza order which happened a lot for the past few months. But for the first time we had Pizza Hut here because they used to charge for delivery and we are cheapo people that don't want to pay for delivery so we will always go for Domino's instead. And right now Pizza Hut offers free delivery for orders over $20 already! So definitely have to take advantage lah right.... :DD
Sausage stuffed crust! I think I prefer Pizza Hut's pizzas more than Domino's. Or maybe because I just became too sick of Domino's already. haha
But I do love the Belgian Lava Cake from Domino's! Yummy oozie chocolate-y insides!
*Kitchen Experiment 4*
Tom yum fried rice!
Dinner one night at Nandos. Just me and the bf.
Yummy peri peri chips!!! Even more awesome when they actually forget to put those peri peri flavour for you on the chips and so they will pass you the whole entire peri peri powder and you can shake however much you want on the chips! I used to not be a chips person. But after being with the boyfie, and knowing how much he enjoys his chips, it made me sorta become a partial chips person as well! :P
A whole chicken in mild peri peri sauce! Just the way we normally have our Nandos.
One day we went out pak tor @ Chadstone! Simply for brunch and some shopping :D HEHEHE
Brunch was @ The Coffee Club because I had a voucher and it made our brunch super cheap and worth it! :D
Dear's big breakfast. No surprise there. He loves big breakfasts. If there is a big breakkie on the brunch menu, you bet he'll go for that. Guys and their ever so huge stomach that can't tolerate good but small portion of brunch food. HAH!
My Eggs Benedict.
To my surprise, I quite enjoyed the brunch we had at The Coffee Club. Considering how many bad reviews I've read about the place, I expected it to be worse than it was. But it turns out, the food was pretty decent!
One Friday night we had dinner in the city with a bunch of his friends because we were going to go and catch the movie The Prisoners at Melbourne Central.
My friday night look! All dolled up! :)
And so, we settled at Red Silk for dinner before our movie session.
Some claypot thingy that I don't remember what its called.
It was a dinner for 8 but basically what we did was order two of the same thing because the table we were seated in was a long table instead of a round one so it is easier to share the dishes like that. And dinner that night reminded me so much of Malaysia. Everything felt like what you'll have at home. Plus taste wise, the dishes were quite good and the dishes were served so quick! Like within five minutes after we ordered!
I am glad the rest liked the food as it was me who suggested the place and it was only my second visit there. And sorry for the unfocused pictures! I didn't want to hold everyone up before eating by me taking my own sweet time to take pictures of the food. So all I did was snap one shot each of every dish not worrying whether the picture turned out good or not and let everyone start digging into it.
Next, we stopped by The Lab Nitrogen Gelato for dessert!
I ordered their Chocolate Fudge Brownie. And it was o...k.... Nothing fancy apart from it being made with liquid nitrogen. I prefer froyo and ben and jerrys over this any day man!
After that we went for our movie.
After the movie, we took the Night Rider Bus back to Clayton. My first time ever on it a night rider and to be honest it wasn't scary like how I usually hear from people. HAHA well... technically because the bus we took was at 12 something in the morning and you don't get dodgy people on the earlier buses unless you are on the 3am onward buses.
The next day, headed down into the city again for brunch with Cherly.
This time, I wanted to try out The Grain Store.
Just the way I like my Soy Chai Latte with Honey!! I love the freshly brewed ones rather than the ones they make from powder and serve it in a glass with cinnamon powder sprinkled on it. This kind, I LOVE! Give me soy chai with honey any day and I'll still love it as much!
The scrambled eggs were the highlight! So moist and so good!
Chilli & fennel sausage with vanilla parsnip, poached eggs, savoy cabbage, pear and kumquat chutney!
Polenta Chips! It was soooo creamy and so fluffy and niceeeee!! But the serving is too much for just me. Because after 3 of these, you tend to get slightly sick of it because it is just too creamy. But nonetheless, it was really nicee!
Overall, The Grain Store was pretty good but it wasn't as good as I had expected it to be. But still good lah! Just that it doesn't stand out to me more than the other decent brunch spots we have here in Melbourne.
My outfit of the day :)
Jewelled top : Barkins
Leggings : Zara
Wedges : Rubi
Bag : Michael Kors
Watch : Marc Jacobs
Bracelet : Lovisa
*Kitchen Experiment 5*
Beef Bolognese Spaghetti mixed with Linguine.
One of the Sunday, dear's friends decided to have a BBQ lunch @ Monash's Jackomos Hall.
Jackomos and Briggs Hall. The Monash student halls.
Nachos with guacamole, tomato salsa and sour cream!
It was a filling and fun lunch! :D
Apparently it says it was suppose to shower but we managed to get blue sky! Altho it was a tad bit windy, the weather was still nice to us right till the end of the day!
After the filling lunch, we sat down and chit chat and then we decided to go and play sports. HAHA I know right.. Super duper random. But the basketball/futsal court is just nearby.
And we ended up playing futsal for like about an hour plus close to two hours? I haven't played futsal since form 5.. and I ain't that good at it. haha!
You see... one moment blue sky and the next, it started showering.... -.-
While waiting for the rain to subside, the rest ended up playing pool and ping pong at Jackomos Halls' game room. I just sat there and chilled cause I was too tired from the futsal. hehe
And the next day I received a terrible news from mum saying Gong Gong passed away.... Aihh.. am still trying to accept it as it is. It'll be tough but everyone is starting to go back to how things were but with that void in their hearts. Everything is still fresh and new... Soon, it'll feel better. I'll always miss you Gong. Always.
After a couple of days, I headed over to Chadstone with the bf and his friends for dinner and to watch Thor.
Ended up at PappaRich for dinner and I ordered their Chilli Pan Mee. It was no where near the chilli pan mees you eat in Malaysia... If you treat it as a noodle separately by itself and not associate it with chilli pan mee, then maybe it tastes quite alright. But if not, mehhhhhh no good! The only good thing was the egg cooked to perfection like how the ones in Malaysia are. And this bowl was freaking $13.50!!!!!! So expensive man... I expected better.
The movie was good! At least I enjoyed it! It was funny and I reckon it was better than the first Thor! :D
Last Embedded Microcontroller project! *do the party dance!* An Electronic Dice than rolls whenever you press the button beside the LCD and a Musical Alarm Clock! The yellow numbers are the time and the purple ones on the top is the alarm time. And it'll ring a song when its time :D I found it to be soo cool! We actually had to program all of that from scratch...feels even more rewarding when everything worked exactly the way it should! :))))
Final Year Project poster presentation! :D Done. But I still have next semester of FYP to worry about.... ):
I want a Naked3 Palette!! :D
Petaling Street is the only place I trust to satisfy my Fish Fillet Noodles cravings especially now that I am having a super horrible throat, I need me some soupy noodles. Tho.... The fried fish fillet won't be of much help but it is the only kind of soupy noodle I love :D this is incomparable to the ones I can have back home but this is the best we've got here..
Coding... You drove me cray cray.... Assembly language/C programming altogether! Embedded Microcontrollers y u so hard?!?!?!!!! This was while I was studying in the State Library with a friend.
Look at this mini big boss! Sitting in style while watching tv with everyone else! HAHAHA I miss my little baobei!
*Kitchen Experiment 6*
Cooked Japanese Chicken Curry for our (me+bf) dinner! First time cooking it >.< I think this plate of Karē Raisu tasted pretty good!
*Kitchen Experiment 7*
Fried onion eggs and mince chicken with rice for dinner!
Just before my last exam paper for the semester!
And how the sceneries feels prettier after the exam was over!
*Kitchen Experiment 8*
Seafood curry for dinner!
Last Saturday, me and the boyfriend met up with Celine for brunch @ Friends of Mine in Richmond.
Quite a nice place :) Feels very homey. And it wasn't too crowded as well. The wait for the table for three was less than 10 minutes.
Celine's very healthy juice. It has apple, celery, kale, cucumber and I don't what else but it tasted pretty good!
Dear ordered their Hung Over. Herb + cheesy toast, poached googies, bacon + smashed avocado.
This was my sweet with a hint of savoury brunch.Toasted banana bread w/ maple syrup mascarpone, fresh banana, berry compote + pistachio. It is what this place is famous for! It was nice but the banana bread was a tad bit too soggy due to all that compote. And after a getting through more than half of it, I started to feel that it is getting too much. Felt a little sickly.. Maybe cause I am not use to having sweet stuff for brunch. But this is definitely worth the try!
Overall, brunch @ Friends of Mine was quite lovely!
Then after brunch, I went with the boyfriend to the salon cause he has a haircut appointment. His hair was at a super uncontrollable stage and was in desperate need of a haircut already. And after his haircut, we went over to PappaRich in QV to yumcha with wei nian and jason. Then cherly came to join as well.
My outfit for the day.
Crop top : Supre
Jewelled skater skirt : Jay Jays
Studded gladiator sandals : Steve Madden
Make up of the day! :)
Nails for the past 4 days! Love the colour and the packaging of all the Topshop beauty line products!!
Seafood Pancake. This was so good!!! And the portion was like super huge!! Plus the chilli sauce is like so different!!
Tteokbokki. Spicy rice cake dumplings! This was good as well! And it was spicyyyy which is rare. I hardly ever had any really spicy korean food here.
Their highlight, the spicy fried chicken!!! SOOO GOOD!! Top oriental spoon and by far the best spicy korean fried chicken I've had! Cheap somemore! $25 for a whole chicken where as oriental spoon's is like $30++ for slightly lesser portion.
Dinner @ Mook Ji Bar was yummyyyyy!! I definitely will be back again and again!! :D
Outfit of the night.
Statement necklace : Valleygirl
Aztec top : Valleygirl
Leggings : Zara
Make up for the night! :D
Last night, me and the boyfie had dinner with Jia Shen and Tai @ Waya in Glen Waverley. Nowadays I hardly catch up with jia shen as much as I used to already. We are both busy with our own stuff and the last time I sat down and had a meal with him was when En Lin came to Melbourne.
JS and Tai both ordered the Katsu Don.
Me and JS shared a soft shell crab.
Dear's mixed sashimi bento box.
My Korea goodies that mummy dearest bought for me!!! :D It is sitting in my cupboard in Malaysia waiting for me! So many stuffs man!! This is just the top layer ok..... Still got bottom layerssss.... I will take picture of everything once I get back to Malaysia and have them in my hands!
I'll end the post with my favourite picture of the Melbourne skyline at night! With a cream back heart bokeh! ♥
I'll be back soon!
Sydney, HERE I COME AGAIN!!!! Sydney is like my annual destination right now. I have been dropping by for the last two years and I am again this year :D HEHEHE
Lots of love,