Hello 2014!

Woooo~! Happy New Year! May 2014 be an amazing year for all of us ♥
Apart from that, Melludee is now FOUR YEARS OLD as of the 01.01.2014! I can’t believe I have been writing on here for so long now, and that some of you are still here reading my silly ramblings <3  So thank you all for being so amazing!

Image Credits to Missionizhar (Click on photo)

My last day of  2013 was pretty damn eventful.
I started off the day by surprising the boyfriend by driving over. After nagging at him to get dressed out of his PJs, we headed off to eat some gyros for lunch (our last meal for 2013). We went back to mine after, where I defeated him consistently in Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition ;) ! I then left him alone for ages whilst I hurriedly got dressed/did my make up WHILST writing the previous blog post ;A; …causing us to miss our train woops. My bad..


Anyway, we arrived at a friend’s apartment in the city where we had some drinks and socialised!
At about 10.30pm, we left to head off to Blue Diamond, a classy bar on the 15th floor! The bar gave off a very ‘The Great Gatsby’ ambience; and whilst the wait for our cocktails (Queen of Hearts and Moulin Rouge) at the bar was ridiculously (but expected) long, I still had fun. We even witnessed a guy try and succeed(!) picking up some girls! When it was about 10 minutes till midnight, we moved to the balcony, where I was unfortunately stuck behind a tall (and smelly) man, for the countdown and the spectacular New Year Fireworks! It was such an amazing experience with Ashley ♥ We stayed at Blue Diamond for another hour dancing to some old school songs, and then nursing my poor feet that were already aching heaps (darn me for not bringing back up shoes / I ended up walking bare foot for quite a bit of the night afterwards).

We realised that we hadn’t actually eaten anything since the gyros at lunch time, so we went in search for food!
For some crazy reason, Ashley had some craving for KFC …so that’s where we headed. Anyway, the thing is I’ve never really roamed the city at night for NYE, so this was the first time I witnessed some scary people! I sat down on a seemingly free table at KFC whilst Ash ordered, only to be confronted by a really angry guy. I ..err ..hurriedly apologised and trotted off to Ashley ;A;  Then, whilst we were sitting by the window at KFC (away from angry man!)  I watched some drunk guy dance on the street and accidentally hit a few angry passer bys. After filling ourselves with greasy chicken, we walked towards Flinders where I believe all the scary people crowded around :’( We then headed to Crown ..where we wasted our time there with my feet aching and not really wanting to gamble/drink more. But we did have fun watching someone fail to hold on to her shoes, some guys being escorted out of Crown, and two drunk girls dressed in princess outfits calling themselves ‘Sparkle and Twinkle’ hitting on every single guy in sight (no exaggeration).

We ended our night at about 430am with me sleeping on his shoulder in the car ride home.

So ..how was your New Year’s Eve??

2013 in a Nutshell

Woah! This has really been such a freakin’ h u g e year for me!
So many new things walked in to my life and I am so grateful for the opportunities that I was given in 2013.

I can’t even begin to explain all the new and exciting things that have happened in my life this year.
I guess many of you would have noticed that my activity online decreased in 2013, and the only explanation I can give for that is I was enjoying my time elsewhere! Not in front of a computer screen! It’s a little difficult to explain how introverted I am at times, and really breaking away from my constant solitary computer usage has been incredibly healthy for me.

My year actually started off pretty terribly, and I was devastated to think that my 2013 would be disastrous.
But as the saying goes, “when one door closes, another opens.” And it was absolutely true in my case. There was a lot of poison in my life before; from work, to friends and even from myself. And I believe that this year really cleansed a lot of that out. I managed to quit my soul-draining job, and within 3 days I was already working at a new amazing place! (Let me take a second to say how much I love working here. My boss is great! The staff are all kind and I’ve never dreaded going in to work) I also spent a crazy amount on my hair for the first time and loved the result! I went to my first concert, and attended a whole bunch of events. I got my driving license and a brand new car! I’ve met and maintained a bunch of lovely friends. I attended my first photoshoot with a professional photographer (and a couple more afterwards)! I stayed out all night for the first time ever – at a hotel with a group of  good looking people. And I did my first ever alcohol shot!

And most importantly, I started dating one of my best friends, a cool guy named Ashley.
I don’t think much of the above would’ve been possible without his support throughout this year ♥

So yeah. 2013 has been incredibly kind to me and I can only hope 2014 will be too.
I wish you all a Happy New Year and see you all in 2014!!!

Favourite Posts of 2013: What’s in a name?; Out in the Backyard; Hairdresser on Fire; Our First Date

♥ ♥ ♥

Christmas 2013

Hi! Omg, yes. I haven’t posted here in ages because I’ve been so busy!!
Anyway, I can’t believe Christmas has come and gone so quickly! The tree in the photo below is now bare and present-less :’( It’s something so sad to witness every year after everyone opens their presents!!

As per usual, my family and I celebrate Christmas on the Eve by having a small dinner.
HOWEVER, this year was different for me because I was bringing home a boy ヽ(゚Д゚)ノ !! And for those who know my parentsdad, would know that he is a bit scary and super protective over me eep. But luckily, I had intro’d Ash 2 days prior and my dad responded quite positively to him! So it all went well! Phew. #nearlyhadaheartattack

The night wasn’t that exciting as we don’t really have any extended family in Australia. However it was the first time my entire family was together for Christmas in the past 2-3 years as my older brother has been constantly overseas!

So Ashley brought over Ascension (a card game we both love) so we played that throughout the night!
And as per tradition, we all opened our presents on the night together!! I was given a lot of amazing gifts this year and I am so grateful to all of them! With special mention to Ashley who picked something I needed (headphones!)

You may be wondering why I’m suddenly wearing Pyjamas in the middle photo hehe. WELL, after everyone left/went to bed, Ashley and I decided to keep playing Ascension but I was getting cold in my dress so ..what better way to play games with your boyfriend at 3am?! IN PYJAMAS OF COURSE! ♥ It’s much nicer to snuggly in too heh.

Of course, apart from presents from the family and Ashley, I also received some presents from co-workers/KKs !
I was actually surprised with the gifts in the bottom photo from two different co-workers!!  ♥

I had a really great Christmas this year! Nothing feels better than being surrounded by the people you love :)

How was your Christmas?

2013 Blogger Kris Kringle

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.

 

THE RULES:

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!

♥  ♥  ♥

Social Night: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

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?