Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Lovers of Matcha : Café Cre Asion // Green Tea Tart & Dried Flowers ໒( ♥ ◡ ♥ )७

Last Friday, I headed out to congratulate my lionbro, Tony, at his graduation, but I needed to get some flowers. I remembered seeing some beautiful dried flower bouquets at Café CreAsion, so I decided to pop by for some coffee too.

I purchased a bouquet of dried flowers first, but I did have a tough time picking which one to get, as they are all so lovely. Plus, there is still a sweet floral scent that lingers around these dried flowers too. The bouquets are made by Ohana Flowers Sydney. 

I ordered a soy Chai latté(AUD$4.50), which was served warm. However, I must say their matcha drinks are much better as their Chai latté smells wonderful, there wasn't enough spice flavours in the drink itself. 

I also ordered a Green Tea tart(AUD$4.50) which was absolutely divine! I loved this tart from my top to bottom! It had a supper smooth, rich and creamy texture and that authentic matcha bitterness with a hint of sweetness to mellow it out. It is so far my favourite matcha dish at Café CreAsion.

21 Alberta St, CBD, Sydney
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am - 4pm,
Sat: 9am - 4pm, Sun: CLOSED
Ph: (02) 8021 1629
Café Cre Asion Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

I realised I haven't blogged about my other experience at Café CreAsion, so I will be getting them up soon! However, I have been coming to this café for quite some time now and they have come a long way. 
As for today I would say is my most relaxing day yet, I had an interview in the morning, then a gym session after before coming home to relax. I also got a call, informing that I got one of the position that I had applied for! Super excited about this, but I am waiting for one more interview on Friday (which I hopefully get too!) as I do want this job a little bit more. Regardless, I am happy I at least have one position secured and ready for me to begin my adult life! 

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Beauty at Lake Wakatipu // Feasting on the BEST Burgers ever!! ♡♡+.゚(→ε←*)゚+.゚

For the rest of day one in Queenstown, we decided to check out the area. We came across Lake Wakatipu and just enjoyed the beauty of it all! 

The water was so blue it was absolutely beautiful and breathtaking at the same time! 

The air was so fresh too so it was great to just sit there and watch the clouds move by and enjoy the view. 

 As the sun began to set, it was time to hunt for food again! We came across a huge line so we decided to check it out. We figured that it was Ferg Burger and everyone was eating it so we decided to line up to try it out too! (This was before we knew that it was actually a famous burger shop!).  

Then one of the staff approached us, handing their burger menu and we decided to google the place. That's when we found out that Ferg Burger, is the most famous burger shop around town and many who come to Queenstown say it is a MUST TRY!! 

They do not have any franchise stores anywhere else, as they only run in Queenstown! 

During peak hour it can take up to 40 minutes to an hour just to place your order. Then it is another 20-30 minutes for your burger to be made. 

My partner got Mr Big Stuff (NZ$16), which came with 1/2lbs of prime New Zealand beef, topped with melted cheddar cheese, American streaky bacon & bbq sauce, lettuce, tomato sauce, red onion and aioli. This burger was packed full of heavy flavours which burst in your mouth. It was incredibly delicious, succulent and juicy! Highly recommend! 
Whereas I ordered the Holier than Thou (NZ$11.50), with tempured tofu with a spicy satay, coconut and coriander sauce, lettuce, tomato, red onion, cucumber, snow pea shoots and aioli. This one gives you that extra kick with the spicy satay and refreshing coconut and coriander sauce. It is truly unique and delicious, plus it's vegetarian too!! It is a great burger to enjoy which is both filling and amazingly yum!  
Just naming and listing the burgers' ingredients already have me drooling and you can only much imagine how good they taste! After dinner we headed back to our lodge and had an early night in. 

42 Shootover St, Queenstown Central, New Zealand
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 8:30am - 5:30am
Ph: (03) 441 1232
Fergburger Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Good evening everyone! Today has been a great day as I had 3 interviews and also managed to squeeze in an hour session at the gym! This is pretty much the reason why I haven't been blogging much the past 3 weeks as I've been bombarding myself with a couple of interviews a day, leaving no time for rest or play. I do apologise for this guys!!
However, while I was at the gym, I finally got a call back from a job position I was really interested in and I'm hoping to get that job! 
Also, I might do a job-related blog entry soon and I hope you will find it helpful as I will cover topics such as interviews, where to start looking and finding "the" job, etc. 

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Off to Queenstown // Brunching at Vudu Café & Larder ヾ(〃^∇^)ノ♪

The next day, we were off to the airport as we headed towards Queenstown!

It was a quick flight, with beautiful mountainous scenery along the way. We even saw a rainbow before we landed too! 

By the time we landed in Queenstown, we were starving!!! We went and got our car at the car rental's, then made our way to our backpacking lodge for the night!

Along the way to Queenstown CBD, we saw the beautiful mountains and clouds that were passing by! We were hoping that the rain would past by quickly so our adventures wouldn't be ruined. 

Once we checked-into our place and left our luggage's, we went out for food! We came across this cute little cafe and decided to grab a bite here. 
16 Rees St, Queenstown Central, New Zealand
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 7:30am - 5pm
Ph: (03) 441 8370
Vudu Cafe & Larder Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

This place had the cutest and yummiest food on display!! It was hard to choose what to eat from their menu and displayed dishes!!

Both my partner and I had ordered our own dish to eat. We didn't get any coffee, but I did get some tea instead. 

My partner ordered the Organic Beef Burger with dried mushroom rub, caramelised onion jam, rocket, farmerhouse cheese, housemade bbq sauce and agria fries (NZ$20). The burger was quite lovely and the patty was succulent and juicy too. 

I ordered the Sumac Roasted Chicken salad with bulgar, parsley, shaved almonds, pine nuts, roast cherry tomato and zucchini tzatziki (NZ$20). It was quite a refreshing yet filling dish! The roasted chicken was very tender and juicy too! 

Last of all I had to ordered the chocolate truffle with pistachio and raspberry! It was super delicious and a delightful little snack!!

I clearly enjoyed that ball of deliciousness and I miss them heaps! 

Hello hello! 
I know I keep apologising for not posting as much here on my blog, but I have been super busy the last two weeks with constant interviews and all. I'm hoping to get results sometime this week or the next and I can finally have a proper routine where I am able to blog more and upload more videos for you guys! But until then you will have to bear with me a bit longer! 

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Last Day in Auckland, NZ // Hiking at Mt Eden & Lunar Lantern festival ヾ(*⌒ヮ⌒*)ゞ

After we checked into our lodge in Auckland, we headed out for a quick hike before dinner at Mount Eden. It is an incredibly popular short hike here in Auckland and there are many tourist and locals around.  

You get the best panoramic views from the top of Mount Eden and has a mix of level paths and steep paths and steps.

This hike is suitable for those who have average fitness and will take about an hour to hike (about 4.8km). You start the hike at Owens Road.

Once you reach the top, not only will you see the most amazing view of the city, but also the Volcano crater located there too.

After hiking it was time for dinner, so we drove back to Auckland city and decided to have Thai food at The Blue Elephant. 

237 Parnell Rd, Parnell, Auckland
Opening Hours:
Dinner - Mon-Sun 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Lunch Thurs & Fri: 11;30am - 2:30pm
Ph: (09) 358 3095
Blue Elephant Thai Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

It was a cute little restaurant, tucked away into the Parnell Village. The staff were super friendly and were also dressed in Thai clothing too! It was very intriguing as we never see this kind of stuff in Sydney. 

We were given complimentary chips as we were deciding on what to eat that night. We were super hungry so this helped settled our stomachs as we waited for our main meal to come out. 

We also got a glass of wine each, one white and one red. I cannot remember which exact ones we got but they went well with our meal. 

One of the main reasons why my boyfriend and I decided to eat out that night was because the next day it would be our dating month-ary day and we wanted to celebrate it a day, earlier as we would be flying to Queenstown the following day. 

We ordered Satay chicken (4pcs for NZ$12.90), which was grilled skewers of marinated yellow curry chicken and topped with Blue Elephant peanut satay sauce. We were actually craving this dish so much and it was quite delicious, especially their peanut sauce! Super thick and creamy, yet it had some texture to it too, plus it tasted WONDERFUL!! 

We ordered the Blue Elephant Red Duck Curry(NZ$28.90), which was sliced roasted duck in a Thai red curry with coconut milk, tomatoes, pineapple, grapes, capsicum and Thai longan fruit. This was recommended by the waitress who was serving us that night and it was definitely a good choice indeed. It was full of flavours and different texture, yet everything was in harmony with one another. 

The last dish we ordered was their Blue Elephant Spicy Crispy Pork(NZ$29.90). It is their specially made crispy pork stir fried with basil leaves, fresh chilli, broccoli, bamboo shoots, green beans, capsicum and garlic in spicy Blue Elephant sauce. Another wonderful dish and this is also one of my favourite Thai dishes I love ordering. 

After dinner, we went to check out the Lunar New Year lantern festival happening in the Auckland Domain. They had more than 800 homemade Chinese lanterns, live stage performances, traditional festivities, food and more! Here are a few lanterns that I took a photo of~ 

Monkey King #1

Goddess on the Moon


Cute little Chinese people!

& more monkey king's to celebrate the Year of the Fire Monkey!!

Hey guys! So we had a long weekend to celebrate the Queen's birthday and so yesterday (Sunday) and today I went hiking with the boyfriend. Yesterday we did half of the Great North Walk, from Pennant Hills to Macquarie and today we just did a small walk around Cherrybrook. Last week I have been super busy with interviews and all, I hadn't had time to record new stuff for my youtube channel so I do apologise. I'm hoping this week I will be able to get some filming done for you guys even though I'm sure it will be another jammed-packed week of interviews and friends' graduation ceremonies! Anyways I shall talk to you all soon! 

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