“Forever Seventeen” Birthday

For my 23rd SEVENTEENTH birthday (oho), I partied with some loved ones as usual.
Headed to 29th Apartment in St Kilda, where some of my friends gobbled down unlimited spicy buffalo wings while the rest of us attempted to dance to the DJ’s odd choice of non-dancey songs. Pictures speak a thousand words, so here are just a few of my favourite photos from the night. Props to my awesome friend Nico for the photos!

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Just around when this photo was taken, a drunk weirdo kept nuzzling his head on to my friend’s shoulders/necks lol. They were too shy to tell him to f*ck off, so I had to politely (lightly) punch his head off them lol.

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Nearly at the end of the night, Ashley surprised with me a rose ♥ Sweetheart, I know right?
Turns out some random dude was selling long stem single roses for $5 each along the streets of St Kilda :| (not dodgy at all) and he thought it would be sweet to surprise me with one hahah ..eh? it was still sweet :P

But yes, I chose 29th Apartment because if you look closely ..it looks like an apartment!
It’s completely decked out with cool windows, a bath tub, sofas, TVs and GIANT Jenga hahaha

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Because Fathima wanted me to upload a picture of her ;) haha ♥

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Overall, I had an amazing night and I’m so thankful for my gorgeous friends ♥
I can’t believe this was 5 months ago already ..and I’m already nearly half way to my next birthday ;A; Noooo…

Monthly Noms: Recent Eats

Hello hello! Is everyone fattening themselves up with Easter chocolate? No? Just me? :D
Anyway, today I bring you a Monthly Noms post! Yay! I know…I shouldn’t be calling this ‘Monthly’ as I haven’t really done it in ages lol. Either way, I thought I’d just post some of my recent eats that I’ve had in the past month or so ♥ Enjoy!

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Soft serve of the day (Rhubarb, Walnut and Strawberry ..I think) @ Belles Hot Chicken

After hearing outstanding reviews on Belles Hot Chicken, Ash and I drove there for dinner one night eager to devour some frieeeeed chikin! Of course, it was delicious but nothing compared to their soft serve of the day! It was super soft, fluffy and oh so-so delicioussss! This is a “MUST GO” recommendation!

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(Mine) Right: Nuts about Chocolate & Bubblegum

When I heard Dairy Bell was closing (apparently not any more, as they’ve been bought by Bon Appetit) I was frantic and eager to have some! Conveniently, there was a store located across the road from my work place, so Z and I spent one of our lunches savouring some delicious ice cream (I don’t believe I had any real lunch that day ;D)

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Triple Choc Gelato & Ferrero Rocher Gelato @ Nitro Lab (Glen)

My little bro and I had a little lunch date on a really hot day, so we decided to get some ice cream. Guess which is mine ;)

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L: Cookie Monster (I think) @ Passionflower & R: Build your own (forgot) @ Magnum Melbourne

If you’re ever unsure where to take your date for some late night dessert, Passionflower is an excellent choice!!

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Woah. Now isn’t this just one magnificent work of art?! This is one of the soft serves I had for lunch one of my work days. I made Z drive me to the Maccas down the road for this hit ;)

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Outrageous Banana Split @ Pancake Parlour

“Yes, can I have the Outrageous Banana Split? Oh and hold the banana please.”

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Ice cream @ Paesano International Buffet & Black Sesame Soft Serve @ Rice Workshop

Whenever my friends and I organize a catch up, we usually end up picking a good buffet. Why? A buffet usually caters for everyone and makes paying the bill a lot easier! Plus, where else can I get unlimited ice cream for a mere $29 a head.

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Gianduia Bianca & The Mighty GM Pie @ Gelato Messina

Omg. HELLO MESSINA! Probably one of the best and most interesting gelato you can get in Melbourne!
A place that frequently has a huge line outside at late hours of the night is definitely something not to miss ♥v♥

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Cornetto | FRUIT LOOPS SOFT SERVE @ Tuck Shop Take Away

Tuck Shop are seriously amazing. I was getting worried about my bad unhealthy eating choices of late so when they announced a fruit loops soft serve, I rejoiced!! I could finally get my cereal intake while staying faithful to my food group! Breakfast for ONE pleaseeeee.

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L: I forgot, but it’s probably a form of peanut butter / hazelnut etc @ Cold Rock Ice Creamery

It’s pretty surprising that in all my years, I hadn’t tried cold rock until recently! What was I missing out on!?

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Deep Fried Ice Cream @ Ocean King | Fill Me In @ Passionflower

Mmm my favourite kind of dinner is when it’s deep fried and full of ice cream ♥

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Sherbet dipped Soft Serve @ Ice Cream Truck | Black Sesame Soft Serve @ Rice Workshop

With all the great food I eat, I always try to exercise at least once a week. My weekly routine can be summed up in the photo on the left. Man…chasing after ice cream trucks doesn’t seem like a lot but it can be quite a work out!! I definitely recommend it :) And oh, don’t forget to reward yourself after you finally catch up to it!

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Bubblegum @ Dolce House Gelato

Sorry, I had to walk a whole 2 minutes to get to this Gelato place, so I was kinda in the zone eating haha.

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TWO MACCAS SOFT SERVE! I bet you’re thinking one of them is for Ash ..but nope -_- they’re both for me.
So there’s actually a pretty “funny” story behind the two soft serves and the ripped receipt. So, Ash knows how much I love Maccas ice cream so he insisted that I needed TWO and despite my protests, he ordered me two (drive-thru) intending me to eat both ;A; I was so upset that I ripped the receipt in half when he handed it to me LOL. I really only felt like one that day ): ): ): He still laughs at this memory every single time ):

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Rainbow ice cream @ ?? in Melbourne Central | Black Sesame Soft Serve @ Rice Workshop

When I heard Rainbow ice cream was just vanilla ice cream, I laughed. There’s noooo wayyy vanilla can be THAT many colours pfffffft- because seriously, don’t lie, you can DEFINITELY taste the rainbow!!!

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough | Clusterfluff in a Waffle Cone

If Ben&Jerry’s weren’t as expensive as they are in Australia, I would be eating it all the time. Such is life ):
The tub in the left photo was a special midnight snack with the boyfie though ♥ Sweet moments!

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Assorted Gelato @ Dex2Rose

Ah this was when we had the standard gelato serving for dinner the other night!! Check it out here.

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Hazelnut & Bubblegum @ Dolce House Gelato | Green Tea Soft Serve @ Rice Workshop

Oh hello Green Tea soft serve! I was in the city one early morning (for a hairdresser appointment) and wasn’t too sure what to have for breakfast, so I thought I’d have some green tea to help wake me up!

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Plain Sundae @ Hungry Jacks

At first glance, I thought this was my favourite Maccas Soft Serve ..but alas, it is Hungry Jack’s.
I always feel like a cheating girlfriend when I get HJ’s soft serve instead ): It’s definitely not as good as Macca’s – it’s more dense and not as fluffy/soft and always makes me crawl back to Maccas ;A;

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Chocolate Brownie @ Nitro Lab | ?? @ Wills Batch Ice Creamery

Both of these photos are just some late night supper I’ve had recently. Mmm puts you to bed real good!

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Hmmm, I’m fairly sure based on the position of that drink, Z drove me to Maccas for lunch again! And what a lunch it was!

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Zuppa Duppa (Hazelnut gelato, wild strawberry preserve, pistachio crunch & amaretti biscuit) @ Messina, Royal Croquet Club

Ah, Messina’s creativity is simply amazing. These cans of ‘soup’ were gorgeous and tasted great too!
I’m not sure why food markets even feature other food eateries, it’s obvious everyone’s only there to eat the ice cream duh.

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Toasted Marshmallow @ Tuck Shop Take Away

I don’t actually like camping, but at least I know what to eat by the fire if I ever go!

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It’s tradition for my brother and I to receive the Freddo Ice Cream cake for our birthdays each year!!
(Because seriously, who even wants normal cake when there’s ICE CREAM cake? pfffffft)

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Hahah so, Ash was jelly that he didn’t get to try any of my Freddo Ice Cream cake from my birthday, so I made him a ice cream cake for his birthday this year! This is filled with all three flavours of Peter’s Neapolitan ice cream, chocolate fudge, chocolate biscuits topped with lots of whipped cream ♥ I know. I’m a genius.

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I know I know, the right one definitely looks like it could be Maccas but it isn’t. It’s from IKEA! Yeh, I know right? Cool shelves, beds and soft serve from a self-serve machine!? WHAT ELSE DO YOU WANT IN LIFE!?!?!

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Nuttylove (mine) & Chocoholic Sundae @ Wills Batch Ice Creamery

Just standard dinner. Yeah yeah, I shared a bit with Ash.

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Black Sesame Ice Cream @ Takumi

For my birthday last year, Ash took me to Takumi where we had the most amazin’ Black Sesame ice cream!

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The Colossal @ Pancake Parlour | Chocolate @ Ben & Jerry’s

On one fateful night, a group of friends and I decided we could challenge THE COLOSSAL!!
Well duh, considering it’s my main food group, I obviously had no problem carrying the team by eating it solo psh

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Ahhh don’t you love it when you wake up early enough for Maccas breakfast?! WIN OF THE DAY.

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Hazelnut & Bubblegum @ Dolce House Gelato

When you’re tired from being up all night partying, what do you do? Eat Gelato.

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Flavour of the day – Pistachio Soft Serve @ 8Bit

So, 8Bit is the super cool geeky themed place that I really wanted to try! Ash is a sweetheart and drove me all the way there just so I could finally get my hands on this! Um YUM. I was full for daayyyys!

The best way to end the post is by posting my favourite and most exquisite one of them all …

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Maccas Soft Serve! My one and only true ice creamery love ♥ ♥ ♥
There may be many innovative and creative ice cream, gelato and soft serves out there, but nothing will ever beat you!!!

Happy April Fools!

Sweet Valentines

This might be a little late, but then again ..all my post seem to be (my birthday 2014 will go up soon, I promise!)
Annoyingly, Ash was actually rostered on to work Valentines evening so we had to celebrate the day after, but eh who cares~ love and gifts (hint hint) shouldn’t be confined to only one day a year!! ♥

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As I had already spent a lot on Ash’s birthday (post coming soon too lol!) we agreed that I didn’t need to get him anything. But hey, when I saw that awesome card, I knew I had to make some bacon roses to go along with it haha!

Note: If you’re planning on making some bacon roses, note that bacon does shrink ..and will stick..

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Not wanting them to go cold and gross, I made Ash eat them straight away lolol!
Even though you only see 3 delicious bacon roses gathered in my beautiful baking paper gift wrapping, I actually made about 6 in total…I just so happened to eat the “ugly” ones hahah ;)

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Of course, the way to my heart is through KRISPY KREME donuts hehe
They were absolutely delicious and I will admit that the sprinkles fell all over his car seat while I tried to eat them haha. Don’t worry though, we actually went to a car wash after this -_-” And yesssss, he got me the cutest Harley plush ♥ ! Made by the Funko crew, she’s pose-able and quite heavy, so she can stand up all by herself!

We did some stuff in between here and dinner, which you’ll be able to see in the last gif.

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Mine: Colonel – Southern fried spicy chicken, coleslaw & a chipotle sauce in a soft white bun | His: The General – Two premium Aussie beef patties, minced fresh daily, melted double cheddar cheese, pickles, grilled onion, American mustard, jalapenos & a tomato sauce in a brioche bun. (Removed jalapenos, and swapped in ‘special burger sauce’ instead)

For dinner, we took the long drive to Dandenong Pavillion for their secret burger menu.
As there was no indication that each burger came with their own set of fries, we ordered fries as a side -_-” LE SIGH. Anyway, I ordered the Colonel burger which was filled with tasty fried chicken! I know, I know …”chicken burgers” aren’t really burgers, but whatever, I love my fried chicken and I’m glad I got it! It was crunchy and tasted delicious …although, I would probably swap to a brioche bun next time though. I can’t remember exactly, but I’m fairly sure Ash regretted his decision on swapping to the special burger sauce, and would just keep the original next time …but we’ll wait for his second burger post (gotta remind him to do it soon!!) for a proper review.

ANYWAY, as I am on snapchat quite often.. I decided to put up my snap story for the day!

Here, you’ll see that we went to the Drive Thru cinemas after dinner …but due to 1) a shitty low screen* and 2) ‘first come first serve’ basis, we were stuck behind a damn 4WD whose boot door blocked half the screen for us. (*they tore down the screen the day after we went lol) Ash was so pissed off that he complained, got a refund plus a complimentary ticket before we left lol. Supa sad too because we had bought all our snacks and drinks already :(

To cheer him up, we played Blood Bowl at my house until about 2am -_- (I was dead at work the next day lol)
All in all, despite the crappy cinema experience, I had an awesome Valentines with Ashley :)

How was your Valentines? ♥