Madman Anime Festival

 Madman Anime Festival was held on 2-4 September 2016 at the MCEC!
I haven’t been to an Anime con in awhile so I was pretty excited to hear Madman announcing their first ever con, especially after I heard they’d be having guests from Animes like Evangelion, One Punch Man and SAO.

The best part was Edel was coming down from Sydney especially to attend the Madman Anime Fes :)


As pretty much all the cons in Australia, all the same Anime and Hobby shops were there, plus the local Artists area.
However, to ensure the Madman really brought the ‘Japan’ experience, there were some extra attractions and activities to do too! Apart from the awesome stars, there were a Tokyo Ghoul Exhibition, One Punch Man Experience, Itashi car display, Ban Presto and the amazing Ichiban Kuji!





So Ichiban Kuji is a lottery held monthly by Banpresto! Tickets usually cost around ¥500 and you have the opportunity to win some pretty amazing things! At Madman Anime Festival, they held a couple of lotteries over the weekend that Ash and I were super excited to participate. To start, we both bought tickets for the Dragon Ball lottery!

Dun dun duhhhh…Ash won the G prize and I wont the I prize hahaha!


Ash’s one actually looks pretty awesome whereas my one isn’t that amazing hahaha! Still cute though!

After walking around a bit more, we decided to try our luck oneeee more time and buy another lottery ticket. While Ash chose the Dragon Ball set again, I decided to try for the One Piece one (even though I stopped watching that ages ago). I remember the attendant asking, which one of us was more lucky, to which I responded with Ash hahaha

…which was true because while I won the B Prize, Ash won the A Prize!! 


Pretty damn awesome! It is quite unfortunate that I don’t watch OP and Idk what to do with this Mihawk lol!

The rest of the weekend was spent attending panels (the One Punch Man panel was amazing and Makato Furukawa was incredible!); buying random merch; watching Love Live! and not liking it (lol sorry lovelivefans!!!); and getting stuffed signed! We were pretty disappointed to unfortunately miss out on autographs from the One Punch Man guests; thankfully I did manage to get a SAO light novel signed by some of the creative staff while Ash got a bluray signed by the Japanese seiyuu of Asuka from Evangelion!


 Overall, the experience was kind of fun but aside from actually attending signings and panels, there wasn’t that much to do. We would definitely attend again next year but might reconsider a weekend pass depending on the event schedule.

And who knows, maybe I’ll even cosplay again :P

Wishlist 2016

Hello! I can’t believe it’s that time of the year again…
As per tradition, I’ve compiled a bunch of awesome things that I’d love to receive. Of course, as I say all years, I definitely don’t expect any of you to get me anything – except Ashley, there’s no getting out of this one mate, sorry.


Prada WalletCrystal Daisy Pendant NecklacePearl Strands Necklace, Hearthstone Golden Monkey PinArtline Stix Brush Markers, Paper Lovers Book: Cute, Studio Easel, Copic Multiliner, Faber-Castell Art PieceUrban Decay Naked 3, Kat Von D Innerstellar, Kat Von D Chrysalis, YSL Rouge Volupte Shine 49 Rose Saint Germain and 44 Nude LavalliereOlympus 60mm f2.8 Macro lens, Canon Selphy Compact Printer, Instax Photo Album, Pacman Multighost Lamp, Flexible Tripod   

Edit: Received the Paper Lover’s Book, YSL 44 Nude Lavalliere

I can definitely say that I put a lot more thought in creating this year’s wishlist though! Everything on this list is actually stuff I would be super stoked about receiving!

We’re going through Accreditation at work at the moment, so despite my birthday being only 2 days away, I feel so busy and stressed that there’s no time to celebrate! Not until after everything is over at the very least!!

Review: Three Monkeys Place

I actually really like going to cafes – the food is usually amazing, they turn out great in photos and the ambiance is usually perf – but, the only problem I have with cafes is that so many of them are only open until 4pm! I’m not an early bird and I finish work at 5 so it’s usually pretty impossible to go unless I go on the weekends (but that’s for sleeping in!).

However, when I heard Three Monkeys Place was just down the road from work, I thought I’d better give it a shot.
So one lovely (early) morning, I woke up an hour earlier just to have breakfast at 3MP with Zuz!


I think you can see from the above photo that despite that coffee not being enough for the day, it was def worth it!
To ensure I ordered a sweet breakfast, I made sure I had one piece of bacon at home before coming haha! It’s always so frustrating when I want to try the sweet stuff but then just crave eggs and bacon when I go to cafes!

I ordered the Sweet Monkey while Zuz ordered the Brioche French Toast


Sweet Monkey: Roti pancakes, banana, mixed berries, crumble, mascarpone & maple syrup (v)

I am not a huge fan of banana, but this dish was absolutely delicious! I did not regret my decision at all.
The roti pancakes were crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside, making for a scrumptious texture mixed a long with the mascarpone and maple syrup mmmm. The mixed berries and crumble surrounding the plate was super yummy, and tasted great when all mixed together in a single bite. Definitely recommend this!

 My coffee was pretty good, but I was a bit disappointed they didn’t have caramel for my latte.


Brioche French Toast: with banana, mixed berries compote, vanilla ice cream and white clover honey sauce

Forgive me if the name or description is wrong because I can’t find this exact dish on their menu anymore! It seems like it is replaced by Matcha French Toast, which is something I would be very keen to try!

I only had a couple of bites of this dish but the brioche french toast was incredibly yummy, and tasted great paired along with the berry compote and ice cream. However, the white clover honey sauce was pretty bad – neither Zuz or I liked it at all. I can’t remember the exact words we said at the time, but I  do remember us comparing it to some sort of cleaning detergent…so yes, I recommend this dish as long as you don’t have to eat the honey haha.

Overall, big thumbs up for Three Monkeys Place! Definitely worth waking up that extra hour early.

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