Hello there! Can you believe it’s actually mid May ..crapppp exams are so close ;;
With assignments consistently rolling in, I’ve been far too exhausted to even think about blogging …and as some of you noticed, I did not post my March food post (oh nyuuu) ;^; HENCE, this post will be an amazingly combined monthly noms of both March and April!! The only problem was I kept forgetting to bring my camera to… but thankfully iPhone 5 to the rescue!
Also, errr ..since this post is incredibly late .. I seriously can’t remember the names of most things woops ;^;
But yes, remember ..hover over each image to get a little story or opinion of each of these delicious dishes!
Caesar Salad - Cos lettuce, crispy bacon, egg, croutons, parmesan, caesar dressing with smoked chicken breast @ Joes (Monash Clayton)
Pollo Proscuitto - Chicken breast wrapped in proscuitto, served with crushed potatoes and red pepper sauce @ Joes (Monash Clayton)
Assorted cakes and desserts @ Zest 89 (Glen Waverley)
(L-R) Chicken Katsu Don , Takoyaki , Beef Udon @ Uzu (Caufield)
New Australliana Pizza and Baccio @ Gabriella Pizza (Carnegie)
N15 Dry Egg Noodle with Curry Chicken @ Papparich (Glen Waverley)
Tapas for Two: Spicy calamari, smoked chorizo, chicken meatballs, school prawns, marinated green olives, greek feta and grilled turkish bread served with balsamic, olive oil & dukkah spice @ Zest 89 (Glen Waverley)
Grilled Wagyu Burger: Grilled Wagyu beef pattie, melted cheese, smoked bacon, free range egg, tomato, beetroot, Spanish onion served with a mixed salad & chips, herb mayo & relish on the side @ Zest 89 (Glen Waverley)
Chicken Parmagiana: Crumbed fried chicken breast with ham, napoli, cheese served with chips & salad | Chefs selection of 3 freshly made dips served with grilled Turkish bread @ Red Salmon (Knox Ozone)
(Some sort of) Pizza @ Mamaduke (Monash Caulfield)
Vanilla Slice @ Mamaduke (Monash Caulfield)
Deeelicious Lamb Gyros: Marinated and grilled succulent lamb rump w greek salad, fetta cheese, wood-fired bread and tzatziki served w shoestring fries @ Shine Cafe (Glen Waverley)
Oreo Cheesecake served with vanilla ice cream @ Shine Cafe (Glen Waverley)
The Greek Feast: Prime beef, roasted red capsicums, feta cheese, kalamata olives, salad, basil pesto and aioli @ Burger Edge (Chadstone)
Unforgettable Hot Fudge Sundae: Three scoops of award-winning vanilla ice-cream with hot chocolate fudge and pure whipped cream, sprinkled with roasted almonds and capped with a cherry @ Pancake Parlour (Glen Waverley)
Okay I ended up getting the names for everything ..thanks to websites and online menus LOL! Yayyy!!
I seem to be eating out a whole lot more now (I blame the boyfren) hence constantly carrying my camera is starting to get annoying …but at the same time, all these iPhone photos are annoying me. #firstworldproblems
Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner?
(or better yet …just dessert hoho)
Oh hello stranger ♥ I’m sure you’ve all noticed the infrequency of my posting lately.
It’s the combination of working a lot, having too many assignments and wanting to spend my free time with people I like. So, just like old friends catching up.. I want to bring you all up to date with what’s going on in my life so far!
SO, how can I even been to start explaining how crazy 2013 has been so far for me!?
I think the easiest way to describe it would be ..that I’ve been purging all the negative aspects from life and holding on to the positives (because why should you have it any other way?!) BUT, let’s start with ..I finally quit my previous job. I was so unhappy there and dreaded going to work every Saturday morning (working on the weekend is terrible fyi) ..but after a little push, I finally threw the towel in with nothing else lined up (and that was also the week I spent $390 on my hair lolol ..great money management Melody!!) BUT, as they say ..when one door closes …another door opens ..and so it did !
Just a week after quitting (and 3 days after my final shift) ..I got a call saying I was hired at a new place!!
I’ve been working at this new place for about a month now and I definitely love it. Whilst, it’s 3 days a week and a lot more hard work .. I’m incredibly happy with the people, the environment and overall, the entire job!!
I’m sure most of you have gathered from the previous post that I’m also with someone now ♥
I’m not going to get all sappy and story-time on you guys (
lest I die from embarrassment) but I’m really happy. He’s been one of my best friends for awhile now so it’s pretty amazing to be with someone who you get along so well with already.
Apart from all these exciting things happening, I’ve also been coming out of my shell!!
I’ve met a whole lot of new people, tried a bunch of new things and stepped out of my comfort zone a few times. I’ve always been quite a bit of a shy one, so overcoming all these tiny fears within me has been quite an accomplishment!!
So yes, that’s pretty much how my life has been going so far.
It’s quite different and my world did turn upside down quite quickly ..but I’m pretty happy!!
How’s life been treating you?
Oh hello there! How has everyone been faring for the past couple of weeks?
I’ve been quite busy the past few weeks with assessments, work and …life ;^; ! But yes, there’s been so much happening in my life lately; one huge thing in particular that many of you would already know would be that I dyed my hair a red-purple about a month ago. I went to a Korean salon advised by THIS guy (
WHY WOULD I TRUST A WHITE MAN?!)
So yes, the above photo is the wonderful result of our FOUR HOURS in the salon (mainly mine though seriously)
We both underestimated how long we’d actually be in there …or really, how long my hair would take. So, for reference sake, I’ve included our not so wonderful pre-magical hair transformation photo below! (I really needed a hair cut)
Ash also decided to get his hair dyed because well, WHY NOT? And he had never done it before.
Anyway, at this point, we explained what we both wanted to our amazing hair dresser.
Whilst Ashley’s intended hair was going to be super easy to do (stupid white man and his ability to not need bleach) and wouldn’t cost that much ….I wasn’t that lucky. What I wanted would take at least 3 bleaching attempts, numerous hours and ..would total up to $490. I freaked out obviously. Thankfully, we managed to cut it down to $390 after agreeing on only 2 bleaches and cutting out some things. This was still expensive but I felt the need to splurge?? ;^;
Oh I should mention that I had NEVER bleached my hair before so …that was definitely an experience!!
Below are the progression shots of my hair over FOUR hours (Idek how Ash managed to stay sane for that long)
Here goes the first bleaching attempt ..and some strange looking contraption ..that ..serves …a purpose I don’t know.
I’m fairly sure this is after ..the second bleach? I’m not too sure but ..omgahhh so orange! I was so excited when they finally started putting the colour in my hair by the way. IT TOOK HOURS TO GET TO THIS POINT and I was progressively getting frustrated at having to get my hair washed constantly haha (Ash woulda been done by this point)
If you can see in the first photo above, Ashley is having fun waiting for me ….whilst playing on his slowly dying phone hahahahaha. But yesss, waiting for that many hours was a feat even for me ..so kudos to him!! ♥ But I was so excited when they finally started styling my hair!! After those many treacherous hours of sitting ..waiting ..getting my hair washed ..and then having my head put in to strange looking machines … I was finally doneee! ヽ(･∀･)ﾉ
But yes omgah, I was so happy with how my hair turned out (
and yes, Ashley’s too) !!! ♥
SO HAPPY, that I included another photo of us ..although with Ash looking away bwahahah. But seriously, look at dem curls. I have yet to be able to recreate this look … but ..at least I have forever captured this moment on camera!
Since the whole hair dying experience was a first for both of us a in away, we decided to celebrate by going to a bar and getting a drink (which by the way was a first for me too – since I don’t usually drink alcohol)
But I actually had a really good day with Ash, despite staying at the salon for four freaking hours!
Oh, and I bet you’re all wondering how our hairs have turned out a month later… and well, the purple in my hair … WASN’T THE BEST CHOICE. It pretty much faded within a week! I struggled with maintaing the red in my hair, so using a red dye shampoo removed the purple quicker. Ashley, obviously HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH HIS HAIR (damn his genes). His now looks like a nice auburn colour ..while mine is continuously trying to turn orange >:|
Lesson: Ombre is hard to freaking maintain ..and splurging $390 on your hair is a bit insane.
What colours have you dyed your hair?
Earlier this year, I got to meet a long time reader of my blog, Natalie and her sister Kaylee ♥
As I’ve said countless of times in the past, I’ve always found it hard to meet people I’ve never communicated with properly before. But nevertheless, when an opportunity such as this appears, it is better to grasp it rather than let it slip away. In any case, I believe I made an excellent choice in choosing to meet with up with these wonderful girls!
All these photos were taken on the amazing Natalie’s camera. Thank you.
(I really need to stop wearing these stockings ..but I can’t help that I like them too muchu *__*)
Something I’ve actually noticed is how the act of camwhoring creates bonds with people.
By that I mean, silly photos and crazy faces are a good way to break down some inhibitions. Well at least, that’s how it is with me. It’s probably the fact that both people would be embarrassing themselves in public (rather than just me)
Anyway, these girls are incredibly sweet and I had a wonderful time meeting them!
Makes me think that I should actually start travelling and meeting you guys instead of waiting for you all to come to Melbourne haha. Wonder where I should head off to first though hmm? Give me some suggestions ! :D
♥ ♥ ♥
Hi there! Okay, I really should get my act together and start posting regularly !!!
But hello yes. I bring forth some delicious food from the month of February. I also apologize if there isn’t any caption beneath some of them ..because my memory is failing me. And well, just look at the pretty pictures ♥
Warning: Eating prior to this post is recommended as hunger and/or salivation may ensue.
Arnott's Tim Tam Iced Chocolate @ Gloria Jeans
Chicken Parma and Chips @ Ikea
Tori Karaage @ Monga Izakaya
Macha Creme Brulee w/ HM Cheese Cake @ Monga Izakaya
Assorted Desserts @ The Kitchen Workshop
Wat Tan Hor @ Straits of Malacca
Assorted Sushi & things @ Chinabar Signature
Assorted Desserts @ Chinabar Signature
Chips w/ Vietnamese Sauce @ Lord of the Fries
ICE CREAMM @ Baskin & Robins
Beancurd Skin Pork Roll & Shanghai Pork Dumplings @ Nudle
Crispy Fried Noodles @ Nudle
I feel like that wasn’t a very exciting food post. But then again, February wasn’t a very exciting time for me either!!
Although, ugh. I am kind of hungry right now just looking at some of these dishes. Hmm ;;
But yes!! Melody is back in her happy zone so please do expect some better posts coming up soon ;) ♥
Noodles or Rice?