I am super back tracked with my posts... Sorry peeps! I tell you.. One day and one day goes by so fast! Before I actually did something productive, the day has already ended. And..., I have been like slacking and slacking and then finally realising that a week just went by like that. I so TOTALLY NEED to get things reorganised and get things back on track!
This post dates back to as old as a week and a half ago. The usual updates on daily stuff that I've documented somewhere along the line :) And will skip some stuffs or some days simply cause I didn't have anything documented down. And when I don't have it documented, it either means I was too busy sleeping and onlining with series and stuff. And likely not remember what had happened :P
Saturday 13th of April,
Went to Bendigo the day before(which I hope it would be the next post I update on!) and then stayed over at the boyfriend's after that for the whole entire time till the recent Monday only I came home.
Anyways, Saturday night, the place where the boyfriend stays had a welcoming party for the new year and the new tenants. And it is a potluck party which last year I cooked tom yum fried rice butttt this year all we did was get 3 boxes of pizza from dominos delivered.
But somehow we managed to survive about 2 hours plus without talking to much people. All we did was stay in our own little comfort zone, talking to the other two people we know, eating and also listening to stories that the half drunk landlord was going on about. HAH!
Sunday 14th of April,
I didn't document anything before dinner.
Then went grocery shopping and stocked up on all the food needed for the entire week!
Me and the boyfriend, all we do is eat and sleep. Yes, we are That kind of couple :)))
Monday 15th of April,
Went to uni as per normal and classes ended at 530pm that day. After classes ended, all I could think about is what to cook for dinner :D And decided on Har Mee Hoon!! First time cooking it! It was from a pre packed paste but still considered I cooked it lah ok..!
It was seriously super yums lo...!! The paste tasted seriously like the real deal! The only thing lacking was egg and fried onions on the top to garnish.
Writing about it makes me want to eat it now! Maybe I should cook it again this weekend :DDD This time definitely with the left out items. HEHE
Wednesday 17th of April,
Had classes but had a 4 hour break and I decided to meet up with Wei Ping for lunch! :) 70% for lunch and the other 30% was for me to transfer the pictures we took in Bendigo with her camera. HEHE
Have been craving for Taiwanese food for like ever! I have been missing the times when I was in Taiwan and literally having food everywhere and they all mostly tasted godly good! Especially 滷肉飯 man!! Just a few days before having this meal, I was just telling the boyfriend how much I miss and wanted a bowl of nice 滷肉飯!
And this at Taiwan Canteen was goooood! And it was only $6 for this bowl! It'll fill up the girls but not the guys lah. This is the small sized one. Guys can opt for the larger sized ones!
Lunch was ping's treat! So nice of her! :) Actually lunch was really cheap lo. It was $22 for all of that. Reasonable priced and tasted good!
After lunch I went back to uni for a 2 hour lab and then after the lab, I went back into the city for a planned dinner with Qian Hui, the bf and Wei Nian.
Chicken overload man!! So much of fried chicken for just the 4 of us! It was pretty good lah but I still prefer Oriental Spoon's fried chicken more than this.
After dinner, we went for second round @ Joomak for alcoholic drinks! It's been awhile since I went out for a drink and I have been missing the rice wines at Joomak! I suggested it and they bought it :) win win cause Qian Hui hasn't been and I wanted my rice wine.. HEHE
But it was just me, the bf and QH. Nian opted to head home after dinner. So the three of us just sat there for about 2 hours plus chit chatting and drinking away. My face turned red la as usual but the drinks were so yums! :))) And good company too! <3
Was back in clayton at about 12am and then temaned QH to the Matherson library to catch the Monash courtesy shuttle for her to get back to halls.
And not long after we got back to the bf's, I was nicely in dreamland already. I was super tired from the long day and also cause the bed seemed super duper comfy at that moment. In fact, the bed is always comfy to me :D HEHE that's why I spend most of my time on it whenever I am at the boyfriend's!
Absolutely and totally love my MNG jacket!!!! It has this Michael Jackson inspired look lo I feel :) Bought it when I was in malaysia the last time for RM79! Plus it really keeps me warm with the Melbourne weather. Cheap steal man!
Thursday 18th of April,
Had to settle a little mishap in the city. Was all worried out and super fan by the end of it. Thank god now it has somewhat cleared up a little already.
And also, Qian Hui and Joe Jin stayed for the night at the boyfriend's! So nice to have guests! :D
Friday 19th of April,
Woke up pretty early. I consider 9 something early on a day that I don't have classes. And had a small snack brekkie with qian hui and joe jin. Chips with avocado dip that JJ made. Munch munch all the way till about 10 something we went out to go get pho(vietnamese noodle) for lunch at springvale.
Lunch was nice! Simple yet pleasuring vietnamese food :D After lunch, we took the train back to Clayton town and went to buy ingredients for me to cook claypot chicken rice for dinner.
By the time got back to MA also like 3 plus already. Marinated the chicken and then just spent most of the time chatting with them about everything random and before I knew it, it was time to cook. Cause they had to leave to the airport at 7pm.
I didn't take any photo of my claypot chicken rice lah. Because it looks exactly the same as the one I posted on the bottom. Scroll down two posts and you'll see it. Hit the Older Posts button cause it is on the next page :)
And so so glad they loved it! Cooking something that people love and enjoy eating, makes me really happy and satisfied! JJ went for three plates and QH went for two. How awesome is that right?! I must admit and self praise abit, but my rice cooker cooked claypot chicken rice is really pretty awesome lo!! :DDD Face super thick I know XD
We talked and talked while eating and didn't realise it was time for them to leave already. So fast looooo... It always fun and nice when you have guests around! And fun times passes by so quick!
It was really nice having to know them! Grateful for meeting such nice new friends! :) The bf knew qian hui for almost 10 years already! And the both of them are really nice and down to earth people! And cute too! They sometimes make the cutest couple. HAHA! Hopefully we hosted them fine for that two days and hopefully they had a great time in Melbourne! Hoping to be able to see them soon too! :)
Saturday 20th of April,
I rarely ever have healthy breakfast. When I say healthy breakfast I mean cereals and oats and all that stuff. I don't think I could remember when was the last time I had them. But I could say, at least definitely not in the last 8 years. And guess what? I totally regretted it! Not nice one.... Reminded me of my I never touch oats.. Tasteless and yucky... HAHA! But I still managed to finish everything. Forcefully... Never gonna do it again!
And then spent the rest of the day on series and stuff. Dinner was just eating leftovers. I was too lazy to cook and there were quite a fair bit of leftovers lo..
Sunday 21st of April,
Decided to stay at the bf's till Monday simply cause I was too lazy to head back home :P
Monday 22nd of April,
My only class for the day got cancelled so I was just lazing around till about 4 plus in the evening only I left for home.
Coming home means having home cooked food prepared for me and also staying in my room most of the time either on uni work or online or series-ing. Nothing interesting..
Mum sent me a postcard when she was in New York and I only received it when I got home cause I wasn't around for so many days.
It is a really good habit to send stuff to yourself or a friend or something when you're overseas. Because you'll be able to get it stamp the way the country's post office stamps it and it just makes it more memorable! As you can see in the picture above, mum also sent me a postcard when she was in Venice.
I am so going to do that next time when I am in another country for holidays!
Wednesday 24th of April,
Had only one two hour class and also went to enquire about my student visa extension stuff. THEN... I went down to the city for window shopping :D With the thought of going to get a foundation for myself. I've never used foundation before and so I thought it was time to invest in one. So... I went over to Priceline to have a look and turns out they were having 40% off ALL cosmetics!! It was the last day somemore! So lucky leh...!! I had no idea at all one lo..
Turns out I bought more than just a foundation. Because the lady that served me was super duper kind!! Her name is Eve and she is so super helpful!! She hand picked out everything for me and then helped me to try on and see which is best and stuff. They have like about 10 brands and she literally went through everything to get the perfect shade for me! Really so nice of her leh... She helped me with everything! Foundation, primer, concealer, bronzer and even on lipstick colour!
I was so happy by the time I was done shopping! I've never been so happy when I am buying cosmetics. Ever! I hardly buy cosmetics one... And definitely never had a professional help with it before as well. So yeah... I am now very excited to try them out!
After cosmetics shopping, I went to grab some food cause I haven't had anything to eat and then I went to Big W to pick up a pair of shoes for teck wei's sister and then walked over to wei ping's place to collect my Sydney souvenirs from her ((: I told her to get for me a Hard Rock Sydney tshirt and also Laduree macarons!
Long day lo.... I came home with sore arms and legs because I was carrying my books and ipad in my arms while shopping and also walked everywhere at a very fast pace because I had to rush. And then was home by 8pm.
I wanted something from Hard Rock Sydney because the last time I went I totally forgot to go and have a look and get something. I normally always get something from Hard Rock in whatever country I am in. Sooo.. I told ping to get this for me and I didn't know it was so expensive! Double the price for what mum paid when she was in the US... But nevermind la.. Once only. And I really really love this tshirt lo! The design is so me!! The back part looks like the picture above.
LADUREE!!!! The famous macarons from Paris! It was one of my regrets of my last trip to Sydney because I didn't get to try them. And now, I finally got to lay my fingers on them and better somemore, I get to try them!!
From top to left to right; Blackcurrant Violet, Violet Marshmallow, Lime Basil, Chocolate St Domingo, Raspberry and Salted Caramel :) They were all really nice!!! My favourite is the Lime Basil! I have a huge thing for citrusy sour things and basil is my new favourite herb in food! :D SO HAPPYYY!!!
Thank you Wei Ping!! For getting them and bringing it back for me ♥
It's ANZAC Day and it is a public holiday which means no uni! :DDD Public holidays and aunty D being home calls for shopping! HEHEHE and of course we went over to DFO Essendon. This time I bought two items for mum and one for myself? HEHE I tell you... If I don't go shopping or looking at anything, I won't spend my money one lo.. I have really evil eyes man.. See already, and if there is something nice and in my size of to my liking, I sure buy one lo! :P
Now, I have to clean up my utterly messy room. I am becoming more and more slacky in terms of keeping my room organised. OMGGG man... This will likely take me the whole night already. Provided if I clean non stop and not get distracted with series and stuffs.
Tomorrow, I am heading to the boyfriend's and will be back home on Monday! Shall update then! Bendigo trip will be next (: