Monday, November 29, 2010

What if?

Hi all!

I've been MIA for a few months due to uni and picking up a xmas casual position at a certain cosmetic counter!

I missed blogging and thought I'd try to get back into it, and what better way than food?

I recently had the Kobe Jones Luxury course at Kobe Jones (duh). I was slightly worried after reading all the negative reviews on eatability regarding the service (or lack thereof) but I was pleasantly surprised! The waitress looking after our table was somewhat indifferent in the beginning but really warmed up and was very pleasant throughout our meal. Excuse the picture quality - still in the process of purchasing a drsl:(. Descriptions taken from Kobe Jones website.

NUMBER ONE SPECIAL - crab salad with avocado wrapped in Hiramasa
kingfish and baked with our secret sauce
This was probably my favourite dish - i went straight to munching before realising I hadn't taken a photo!

SUSHI PLATTER - chef’s selection of our finest nigiri and rolls

ANAGO SCALLOPS - tempura Hokkaido scallops stuffed with crab salad and asparagus, drizzled with a bittersweet soy sauce glaze

SEAFOOD POKE - Hawaiian style sashimi cubes marinated in poke sauce

HAWAIIAN ROLL - prawns, cucumber, burdock root and pineapple chilli jam topped with tuna and avocado and drizzled with poke sauce
I couldn't stomach this dish as the chilli jam was too hot, although admittedly I don't take spiciness too well.

WAGYU TENDERLOIN TATAKI - seared and chilled, served rare with garlic, ginger and ponzu sauce
This was a standout too - the meat was very tender.

VOLCANO ROLL - oven baked scallops layered on a crab salad and avocado roll, with our special cream sauce and a sesame seed and shallot sprinkle
The cream sauce was delicious and perfect with the scallops, though it became a bit overkill as the sushi was drenched in it.

MISO CITRUS LOBSTER TAIL - grilled green lobster tail served in a miso citrus sauce on a bed of steamed vegetables and wafu thermidor sauce

WAGYU HOT ROCK - self-cook your wagyu just the way you like it, served with seasoning and two dipping sauces

AMA OZEN - Kobe Jones’s famous selection of dessert samplers with our trademark chocolate chopsticks
I had high hopes for this but was a bit disappointed, or maybe I was just too full at this point!

Overall it was quite an enjoyable experience with good company. The view was excellent as was the decor. I can't wait to go back again but probably won't order the 10 meal course again as I was way too full by the end.

This is me poking L with the chocolate chopsticks hehe:)

Thursday, September 2, 2010


Okay, I'm a horrible blogger I know, but.. but.. but.... yeh.. the usual excuses...

I love Ralph Lauren shoes, they're very reasonably priced and the quality is great. So as you would, I had high hopes for this pretty pair. I love the colour, the fit is great as is the comfort, but what I didn't realise was how slippery the sole was! I ended up slipping down a flight of stairs and knocking a huge bruise onto my wrist. Yet they're so gorgeous I can't stay angry at them and throw them out.

American Apparel v-neck
Forever 21 ruffle cardigan
Blank Denim leather biker jacket
7FAM front seam jeans
Ralph Lauren Amarissa satin ballet flats

And now to some overdue food photos,

Law Ball at Dalton House Hotel

My concoction of lemonade + guava juice + champagne, tasted surprisingly good!
(On a side note I love this nail polish colour! I had to layered Ulta 3 Pink Supreme over Nubar Champs-Elysees Pink. If anyone's come across this colour please let me know!)

Duck leg tortelli

Beef fillet

Rolled confit chicken

Dessert platter

The Cupcake Bakery
L has a sweet tooth and it's rubbing off onto me, which is bad because now I can't resist getting one every time I walk past a cupcake store *pats tummy*

I've always thought my feet were pretty big, until this,

Sunday, August 8, 2010

When people run in circles

Sometimes, you just have to stop for a moment and appreciate the little things in life. These videos brought tears to my eyes.


Sunday, August 1, 2010

A secret for so long it hurts

Hi all!

Wow, it's almost been 3 months since my last post! I've been so consumed by uni work and felt like I've lost the blogging mojo, but here I am, back again.

Now, am I the only one who isn't caught in the wave of Inception-is-the-best-movie-ever virus that's plagued 99.9% of my friends? Sure the concept is interesting and the plot kept me tensed for the majority of the movie, but I do not understand why many make it out to be a complete mindf*ck? Don't get me wrong, it's a good movie, just not one of the best, in my opinion at least. Perhaps my expectations were too high after hearing so many raves about it. Toy Story 3 on the other hand... ♥

Spring, Spring oh wherefore art thou? I'm so sick of looking like balloon with 10 layers of clothing. The weather's finally warming up, please let it stay that way! I received this dress the other day, I really like it - it reminds me of the Lover Disciple Dress which I regret not getting when it was still in stores, and so when I saw this dress (and its price) I knew I had to have it!

ASOS pleat dress
Forever 21 sequin bow cardigan
ASOS heart seam stockings

Oh oh, I will be getting my paws on a DSLR soon so here's hoping that the picture quality will improve!:)

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I sleep, I wake, I try hard not to break,

It's a Saturday night and here I am catching up on readings and assignments whilst my neighbours are belting out tunes next door. Uni life sucks.

These picture were taken with my old Nokia phone and I had only discovered them again recently.
Katharine Jett dress (favourite dress ever!)
Purple stockings
Ralph Lauren Melba flats
(which have since gone into the bin - very upset that I couldn't find a back, they were so so comfortable)

Continuing on with camera photos, I was at L's last weekend and decided to take a little break whilst preparing for our moot and naturally I took out my phone and started abusing her mirror wardrobe door haha,
How gross are my knees? I should stop being so accident prone and play less bball i think!

And featuring L's piglet pillow=)

I love the lace detail on this dress!

CRYX lace dress
Silk rose scarf as belt

How is everyone elses' weekend going?:)


Saturday, April 10, 2010

Paper bags and angry voices, under a sky of dust

Even though the last few days was meant to be a "break", I got barely any, if any. It was all about catching up a few weeks worth of readings - my punishment for being lazy i guess (thought we never learn do we?), with the exception of catching up with some awesome friends!

F21 ruffle knit top
Country Road pleat hem skirt
Glitter skinny belt
Zipia bow headband

I love this skirt, but the waistband is way too big; tagged as a size 8 yet I'm definitely not a small 8 if an 8 at all. What's up with vanity sizing these days, I swear they're getting worse as the seasons go by!

People often say that one doesn't appreciate what one has got until it's long gone, but it could also be said the other way - sometimes you only realise how much what you had sucked when it's gone. So wipe away the tears, because in no time you'll understand exactly what i mean=)

Monday, April 5, 2010

But my obssession won't let me leave

Their faces remained smiling as he traced the outlines with his fingertip. The colours on the photo had long faded, turning to a light sepia.

It was wrinkled and delicate like the veins of late-autumn leaves, its edges slightly folded – it must have been nearly twenty years old. He touched his father’s right arm that rested on his five year old shoulder.

In that photo his father looks away but the boy stares at him; stares, remotely.

Even in his memories and reveries he was aware of a most strange curiosity – that he could never find or meet the gaze of his father.

Soul Mate pocket tee
Kookai bandage skirt
Pearl headband
Shy Shy chain bag
Zipia leather/chain bracelet

Just digging through some of my old writing!


Friday, April 2, 2010

All your love is revenge

So, I'm still alive, just very very busy and with my head in lala land most of the time.

A quick late happy birthday shout out to Lisa and Alin!

Just back from law camp a few days ago and it was pretty damn fun!
with L♥

My cabin - Saturday night was meant to be dress up with a theme of "Superheros VS Villains".

With the gorgeous Sailor Moon!

The black Sretsis dress I'm wearing is one of my favourite - super flattering! Worn with,
F21 bow headband
F21 clutch (I'm seeing a pattern here!)
Wittner studded flats

Worst wardrobe malfunction of my life last night - went to BSOC cruise, and being the impatient me, stepped over a bench and split my dress down the back. Some how I dealt with it by tying a cardigan around my waist for the night. How embarassing.

With J before the said accident

And shortly after with some of the girls

Shipley & Halmos dress
Witchery chain cardigan
Wittner Belinda platforms

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Black humour

Oh wow, it's been almost a month since my last post!

I've been so busy now that I've transferred to a certain combined degree and hence feeling very drained!

With the weather cooling down, I've been stocking up on some winter gears, but I'm still on the outlook for thick stockings with cute patterms - any suggestions?

I can finally pull out all my new cardigans now thanks to the windy days!

I haven't stopped wearing this scarf since I received it, rose print + silk = love! Excuse the lousy knot - I don't have superior scarf tying skills like MaiTai, although I got to say, if I have all her gorgeous Hermes scarves, I'd spend the rest of my life perfecting "scarf tying".

A close up of pearl stitchings on the cardigan, so cute!

This entire outfit is from a Korean wholesale website called Zipia. The prices are very reasonable and they have some nice pieces, although the setbacks are that you have to order $300 worth per order and the clothe sizes are tiny! I'm an AUS8-10 and according to the measurements only about 20-30% of them would fit me! Boo hiss.

Heart cardigan
Zipia long-sleeved v-neck dress
Zipia scarf


p.s. does anyone know how to change the date/time of the post so that it displays when the post is actually posted ?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

It's time to be a big girl now.

A whole day of window shopping with E today, took lot's of photos - makes me want a DSLR now! The picture quality is just, so much clearer, sharper... and better in general.

I think I'm beginning to have an obsession with over-the-knee boots, I've already acquired 2 pairs and looking for a third. I'll probably decide between this pair of Tony Biancos or the Britany from Topshop.

Apologies for the weird pose but the dress covered the top of the boots. I think they elongate my legs but E thinks it's all in my head=(

We tried on this gorgeous White Suede tuxedo blazer. However since I've just purchased one from Cue recently, I'm going to exercise great *cough* self-control and hold out for a while!

Although I think E looked a lot "cooler" in it than I did!

I really like the design on the heel/platform of these Miu Miu heels.

And some snaps,

Vivicam ruffle silk dress
Black skinny belt
Shy Shy pink quilted bag
Black leather flats

I just realised how pink I looked today! The dress and bag was part of a massive order I did from The pink bag is cute, but it is too similar to Chanel 2.55 reissue for my liking.

Zac Posen is doing a collaboration is Target US, and to be honest I like it a lot better than the Australian one. The lookbook is here. This dress is probably my favourite from the collection, but I have no idea where I'll wear it to!