Not-So-Monthly Noms

Hi! So it has come to my attention that I …have not done a Monthly Noms post in a really long time.
For those who read my tweets sometime last year, you would’ve remembered that I tried to post the Sept-Oct Noms post but I lost all my edits after my browser crashed (why it did not save? I have no idea). Either way, I remember being sick (laryngitis) and pissed off ..so I never posted it. And then continued not to post anything…

So, I have decided to rectify this problem (as there are too many delicious photos of food not to post!) by posting them in a series of different blog posts until I catch up to present time.  They won’t be posted in any chronological order, but rather just randomized and maybe sometimes specialized ;)! So please, sit back and prepare to salivate.

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The Masterpiece @ Passionflower (City)

Scotch Eggs @ Gypsy & Pig (City)

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Chicken with Plum Sauce @ Kumo Izakaya (Brunswick East)

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Eggs Benedict(?) plus Hashbrowns @ LeRoy Expresso (St Kilda)

Ramen

Tonkatsu Ramen @ Waya (Glen)

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Shanghai Fried Noodles, Chicken & Prawn Dumplings, Spring Onion Pancake and Ribs @ Aunties Dumpling (Carnegie)

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French Platter @ La Cassolette (City)

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Open Souvlaki with Chips @ Meat Me (Oakleigh)

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Fish & Chips @ Ionic (Knox Ozone)

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Little Boy @ Big Boy BBQ (Caulfield South)

Paradise plus Jam donut @ Herosubs (City)

I think that should be enough procrastination for one night hehe ♥
Hopefully, I should be posting another one of these within the next week or so! If you have any recommendations of places to eat in Melbourne, please feel free to shoot me a comment and we’ll definitely check it out!

xxx

Crazy Hair Day

Hello! Last week, my work had a ‘Crazy Hair Day’ to support and fundraise for the ALNF!
After contemplating whether I should attempt some crazy hair-do with my own hair (super mohawk???), I opted for the easy yet bold statement of choosing to wear  a wig. I chose the one with the brightest and wildest clolour! (Random Fact: I’ve never actually worn this blue wig out of my house before despite it being the first wig I ever bought.)

I also leant Z a blonde wig for the day that can be seen in the picture below. Her first line of action? To run in to the Kinder Room and sing “Let it Go” hahahahaha. I think the kids were more scared than anything really :| #jks

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A bunch of my co-workers were actually quite perplexed as to why I even had all these wigs lol!
They had never heard of the word ‘cosplay’ (except maybe 2) before and found the concept of it quite odd. I don’t really blame them lolol! Either way, the older staff members complimented my blue hair and even suggested I should dye my real hair blue lolz ! Too bad I actually really like red hair, otherwise I might’ve considered it hahaha

Anyway, as we were fundraising for the ALNF, I had to make some donation boxes for work.
I decided to be a bit more creative than usual and make these character boxes in hope that they would attract the interests of parents and kids to donate moneh! Verdict: The kids could recognize the characters and loved them yay!

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Elsa, Hulk (with a mohawk) and Superman all want you to feed them with money!!
So…..who loves their job? Me :)

Menulog: Mei Jing Chinese Restaurant

Hello everyone! As all of you should know, I am a food enthusiast and I love trying new food.
But what some of you may also know, is that I actually really enjoy the comforts of my own home; so you can imagine the internal struggle I get from time to time with wanting to try new food and …staying in my pyjamas all day. (No, wearing my pyjamas at a restaurant is not a choice… even though I may have done it once *glares at Ashley)

You can imagine my excitement when I heard about Menulog, which is the perfect solution to my problem.
Menulog is pretty much the No.1 website for Online Takeaway. After putting your suburb in, it’ll generate a list of nearby restaurants that will deliver straight to your door!! Considering that when most people I know get food delivered to their home, it’s usually just PizzaHut or Dominos, I was soooo excited to try this out on some local Chinese restaurants!

After looking at a few different choices, I settled on Mei Jing Chinese Restaurant!
The food that they sold was similar to the dishes that my family and I usually order when we go out, and at such reasonable prices too! After much discussion, we decided to order 3 dishes through Menulog at about 6.35pm. About 5 minutes later, I receive a convenient text message letting me know that my expected delivery time would be at 7.24pm and a contact number if I needed to reach them. Sweeet. At about 7.05pm, my door bell rang. 

I opened the door to find a young lady holding a bag of my delicious food!! I was so stoked at how quick their delivery time was. I mean, I’ve actually waited longer for one meal to come out at a restaurant before :|

My mum and I were very thrilled to find that they knew how to package their food! The pork was stored separate from the sauce so it wouldn’t get soggy from the drive and the crispy chicken container had a nice little break in it so the chicken wouldn’t sweat! Dericious. So now all we had to do was plate them up and get our own serving of rice!!

Spicy Chicken with Salt and Pepper , Sweet & Sour Pork (in Batter) and Cantonese Style Eye Fillet Steak

All three of these dishes were delicious and still hot! The spicy chicken was still crispy and the beef was tender! Both winners in my book. But I have to say that the Sweet & Sour Pork was the definite winner for me out of the three. I don’t usually like eating pork and much prefer chicken, but this was a very delicious exception!!

We definitely had a very good experience dining with Mei Jing, and I do recommend everyone give Menulog a go next time you’re feeling too lazy to go out and too lazy to cook! (Much better than left overs or Pizzahut again.)

♥ ♥ ♥

Sponsored by Menulog

One Year Anniversary

Huzzah! I can’t believe I actually managed to post another within a week!
I’m actually pretty sick right now but can’t seem to get to sleep at the moment, so hopefully writing this will do the trick. Anyway, as some of you may have seen from my instagram, Ashley and I celebrated our one year anniversary in March!

To celebrate we did something out of the ordinary and went to Mt Dandenong for some nature.
Thankfully we didn’t do anything that required me to start trekking up some grassy hills (phew). Instead I had to suffer endless torture of Ashley’s crazy speeding up and around the mountains before we finally reached our destination..

The Cuckoo! A German-esque buffet that Ashley loved and visited plenty as a child.
The place was gorgeous and although I was actually unfortunately sick then too (my immune system sucks) the food was delicious. But of course, my wonderful German boyfriend does not care for food first, he cares for ..German beer. I actually tried some of it and it tasted way nicer than some other beers I’ve happened to taste before.

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After our fill, we ventured further up the mountain (on minimal petrol) to explore Olinda and Sky High.
It was actually pretty late at this point so nothing much was open, but it was still fun to roam through their ‘Secret Gardens’ and alike. We also managed to watch the sunset from Sky High which was pretty romantic, if you choose to ignore a strange guy who looked like he was high(at Sky High haha) sleeping on the grass near us. Ahem.

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So after having to endure Ashley speeding down the mountain again (sigh) we decided on the whim to go to Rollerama – as it was near and it was something I frequented as a child a lot! Man. What a mistake that was.

So Ashley didn’t know how to rollerblade. No biggy, right? I imagined those romantic movies where couples skate together clumsily but lovingly, yeah? Nope. I didn’t seem to realise that those movies always seem to have the guy teaching/helping the girl, and if it was the other way around …the guy was not a whole foot taller than you. I was too short and too weak to even attempt to support or teach him. SIGH. There goes that little romantic scene…

All in all, our anniversary was jam packed and pretty awesome in my opinion.
And Ashley is a pretty amazin’ boyfriend ♥

22 PARTY TIEMZ

HI! YES I AM STILL ALIVE! Thank you to all those who still bugged me to blog ♥
But yes, I am back and hopefully I’ll actually try to maintain my blogging this time (no promises though)! So after having a short discussion with A, I realised that I should probably blog about my birthday from last year. Woops. I’m not one to skip out on things – especially events that were pretty damn amazing – so, here is my lovely birthday post ..7 months late!

As I felt like I didn’t really do much for my 21st, I wanted to party it up a bit more for my 22nd!
I chose Ondergronds to party at, whilst also booking a hotel room for some close friends to crash for the night.

The gurlz <3

I’d like to thank Nico for taking all the photos in this post (and for making awesome pasta at the hotel!!) :D
My day/night started with the awesome people in the photo below rocking up at the hotel room to get ze party started. We didn’t actually drink much (/cough Ashley) in the hotel room though since I was actually way too busy doing my hair, make up etc etc (the time really does fly) whilst Nico made delicious tuna, olive pasta.

Anyway, we all know that photos speak much louder than words. SO here are some of my favourite photos from that night. If you hover over the pictures, you should be able to read a bit of commentary from yours truly!

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We all had fun dancing the night away to some old funky toons until the place started dwindling in numbers.
The few of us who were heading back to my hotel decided it’d be a great idea to have some food. And by food I mean Maccas mmmmmm *_* Dem 40 nuggets, chips, burgers and I don’t even know what else we bought?? But either way, it was a pretty awesome night that would not have been possible without all my amazing friends ♥

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AND A HUGE THANK YOU TO ASHLEY FOR MAKING MY BDAY RUN SMOOTHLY ♥
And there’s that! I’ve finally made the incredibly belated post about the best birthday I’ve had to date.

Hopefully I’ll be posting again within the next week! Ciao!
Ps. Please check out this awesome piece written by my good friend OJ.