Oh my glob. Can you believe that it’s ALREADY nearly the end of the year?!
Eesh! As tradition goes, it’s Kris Kringle time guys!!! This year, the lovely Jasmine from Sweetaholic Beauty will be co-hosting with me! Sadly QuestJen could not join us this year :(
For those who haven’t heard of this before, a Kris Kringle (Secret Santa) is when you are given a person (chosen by random) to buy a gift for anonymously. Every person in the group is given this until everyone would have been allocated another. In the end, everyone will be receive a gift!! And this is what we’ll be doing with YOU guys!
In the past it was restricted to Australian residents, but this year we’re welcoming INTERNATIONAL bloggers to join!
If you want to participate in this, please fill out the form below! (It’s the same form on Jasmine‘s blog!)
The deadline to participate in this is 30th Nov, and you will receive information on your KK on the 1st Dec.
1. You must be a blogger with a public blog.
2.The minimum you must spend is $10AUD with the maximum of $20AUD
3. You must send the package by the latest 13th December 2013 !
4. Write your name/blog address on a card in the package! (It’s fun to make new friends!)
Disclaimer: Your postal address will not be shared with anyone apart from the person buying the present for you.
We’re both super excited for this to happen and we’re hoping this will be just as amazing as all the previous Kris Kringles!!! It’s an amazing way to connect with other bloggers, and a great way to spread the Christmas love! Jasmine or I will contact everyone on the 1st December with information, so until then join in! And we recommend posting the above image on your side bars and sharing it so we can get a great variety of bloggers joining in!!! ♥
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jasmine or me!
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Hello hello! How has everyone been? It’s currently SWOTVAC which means ..procrastination time!
No, but really. I’ve been meaning to post here but I’ve been a bit lazy.. But after some pestering from someone who shall not be named (/Cough Oj) I have mustered up enough energy to write this quick post!!
A couple of weeks ago, I attended SAMA’s annual Social Night yay!
This year the theme was ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ which is actually one of my favourite Shakespeare plays (I even drew a sketch of in Year 12). Anyway, Ash and I found it a bit of a challenge figuring out exactly what colour scheme we were going to choose and how we were going to incorporate the theme (without going in full costume build).
We finally decided on Gold (to represent Titania and Oberon’s royalty!) ..which was a horrible decision.
I did not realise how freaking hard it was to find a formal gold dress that 1. didn’t look like I was about to go clubbing and 2. didn’t cost me my life savings :I BUT ALAS, Ash had already bought his (amazing) gold vest and it was too late/hard to get a refund/exchange on that ..so I had no choice but to scour the internet and shops for something decent ;_;
I won’t go too much in to detail about my 100+ links of various gold dresses to Ash ..but just as I was about to purchase a cream dress, after nearly giving up, I remembered that a dress I had bookmarked awhile ago also came in gold!! It was actually from eBay (evilbay!) so I was slightly nervous ..but it was my best option so I just went for it!
THANKFULLY THE QUALITY WAS AMAZING!
Anyway, the night went wonderfully with an array of delicious food and entertainment.
Our table ended up winning the Table Prize for the trivia (yay!) andddd Ashley and I both won Best Dressed Male and Female respectively. I apparently also won the random door prize but Amelia said I had won too many already :’(
So a quick pat on the back on the committee for an excellent night ♥
What is the last colour scheme you did?
Whilst spontaneous dates are exciting, it’s always nice to have a nice planned evening out!
So this was in awhile ago, in March, but Ashley arranged a lovely night out for our first proper date since being together ♥
Before we started dating, Ashley and I talked a lot about random things.
One of them was my dislike for lamb and his love of it – he insisted that I had never tried good lamb so my opinion of it was invalid. To prove his point, he took me to one of his favourite Greek restaurants, Stalactites. As someone who had (I have a billion times now) never really eaten Greek cuisine before, I let him pick and order everything.
Verdict? Everything was actually super delicious, including the lamb.
I probably didn’t enjoy the meat as much as he did, but I can’t deny that I did quite like it. Although, my favourite would definitely be the dip and bread! Oh, the salad was delicious too! I guess he won me over. Which I guess is kind of obvious by the amount of times I’ve eaten Greek food in the past 6 or so months since being with him >:/
After dinner, we walked off to Terra Rosa Restaurant Bar, where we had booked a Cocktail experience.
Along with a plate of various desserts, the bartender also designed a cocktail for the both of us. Ashley’s cocktail was quite alcoholic with an orange flavour and a milky texture; whilst mine was light, sweet and fruity.
I’ll admit that I didn’t think he’d be able to pull off such a good night.
But it turned out wonderful and it was an incredibly sweet first date night for the both of us ♥
As another year passes, another birthday seems to creep closer ..
And to follow tradition (2010,2011,2012) it seems only right to start writing my wishlist for my upcoming …22nd birthday (oh noooo, why does that sound old and how are the years flying past me so fast?!)
But yes, it’s actually kind of difficult thinking of what I want now that I’m older hm …
But as usual, it’s really always the same kind of things with me ♥
I like things that sparkle, art, eye colour, lots of jewellery, lipsticks, cameras, quirky things, clothes, meaningful items, flowers, a box of love and really a whole lot of things that my parents like to call junk in my room ehe.
Oh and I guess, definitely most of the stuff on my Anti-Wishlist from last year still applies.
So there we go! Another year’s wishlist which I assume is really no help to anyone :P
What’s on your wishlist?
On June 7th I went to my first concert ever .. to see KAMELOT ft Alissa White-Gluz!!!
This was the first time they had toured in Australia and I was super excited to go see them perform live!
Casey Grillo, Sean Tibbetts, Alissa White-Gluz, Thomas Youngblood, ME!, Tommy Karevik and Oliver Palotai
(A little segue from the main topic: Kamelot actually reposted my image on their Facebook page!!!)
They’re actually the boyfriend’s favourite band ever, but I quickly grew to like them as 1. they are actually amazing and 2. their songs are amazing and … 3. Ash wouldn’t stop playing their songs whenever I was around -_- … but regardless!!! We excitedly bought VIP tickets and were ready to welcome Kamelot to Australia on 7th June 2013!!
So I’ve never actually been to any sort of concert or gig before ..so I was a little nervous about the whole thing.
As VIP ticket holders, we got to enter the venue early and meet Kamelot themselves!! I managed to get three posters of them signed whilst each of them made some small talk with me. (The guy who formed the band, Thomas Youngblood specifically asked my name and shook my hand wooo!!!) We also got to take a photo with them, and although it was very rush rush, management was still very nice about me retaking a photo when it came out blurry!
So the night kicked off with two opening bands: Anarion and Divine Ascension!
As eager beavers, we went straight to the front and managed to stay at least in the 3rd row for the entire night!!
Ahem. Now let’s begin a mini rant. I say at least the 3rd row because we were actually in the SECOND ROW right in the middle at the start. It wasn’t until Kamelot finally came on that some spastic idiot went nuts next to us. He elbowed and knocked us around heaps :/ He even punched another guy that was next to us, just because he refused to budge.
I think the worst part about this for me was that because I’m so short (151cm) I was so easily knocked around.
Thankfully Ashley is really tall and protected me for the majority of it but that guy seriously was the BIGGEST dickhead I had ever met. I was so close to punching him in the nuts ..but I was scared he’d go crazier and try to fight ;_; In the end, we somehow ended up in the 3rd (or maybe 4th) row …much more to the left hand side sigh -__-”
Thankfully that ended semi quickly and I got to enjoy the rest of the night with Kamelot pumping out awesome songs!
Whilst I still found it a little hard to breathe whenever someone got a little too excited and started pushing against us … I managed to find relief in this rather big guy standing in front of us who I could push against whenever someone pushed me too hard haha! He was like a huge rock who didn’t move despite all those crazy people behind us :P
The night ended nearly around midnight where we retired from one of the best nights of our lives!
I definitely want to see them again if they ever return to Australia!!
Here are a few of my fav songs: Forever, Centre of the Universe, Rule the World, Karma and Sacrimony !!
(They had an amazing previous vocalist, Roy Khan before he retired, so these links would actually feature him instead)
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What are your concert experiences?