GRADUATION // Farewell Uni σ(≧ε≦o)

Good afternoon everyone! It has been a little over a month since I graduated from my degree, officially, and it has been a journey since unofficially graduating from my degree(back in June).  

YAKITORI YURIPPI in Sydney ⁽(◍˃̵͈̑ᴗ˂̵͈̑)⁽

Hello hello to all my wonderful readers out there! I apologise that I haven't been blogging much these days as I've been trying to edit videos for my youtube channel and I got a little side tracked with it~ But today I shall be sharing another food review on Yakitori Yurippi. 

What to pack for Japan // Winter & Summer edition o(*>ω<*)o

It has been a while since I last did a travel packing list as the last one was for "Summer in New Zealand"Today I'll be sharing both my Summer and Winter packing list for Japan, but there are a few things to keep a note of. One of them is whether you have access to a washing machine at your accommodation. The last 2 trips to Japan I stayed with AirBnB accommodations and we had a washing machines in most of our accommodation. This helped minimise my packing and allowed more room for my shopping!

[Beauty Review] Innisfree Aloe Revital Sleeping Pack (*≧▽≦)

It's been about 5 months since I last did an Innisfree product review and I'm finally back with some more reviews as I made some new purchases earlier this month from the Innisfree website. Today I'll be reviewing the Aloe revital sleeping pack, which has a similar function to the Innisfree Green Tea Sleeping Pack.

Happy Halloween // Horror Anime ヾ(´゚Д゚`;)ゝ

Here in Australia, Halloween is not a huge event and it not really celebrated compared to America and Japan. However, we do use this occasion to dress up or watch scary and/or gory dramas and movies. Today I thought I'd share with you a few anime series which are perfect to watch over the Halloween season. Why anime, because this won't keep you up all night compared to drama's or movies, plus I haven't blogged any anime or manga related posts in a while too. 

SMASH! Anime & Manga 2016 Convention ( ◞・౪・)

This year was my second time ever going to SMASH! as an attendee. I usually go as a volunteer, either at the ticketing section or running around ushering people here and there. The reason why this year I didn't volunteer was of course due to the huge change in my life, which is completing my degree and working full-time. However, my next door neighbour (literally) who was working for SMASH! offered me a free pass for both Saturday and Sunday, so I said why not!

Travelling the World // Preparation o(*≧□≦)o

I've travelled. I can't say I've travelled a lot, but I am in a happy place where I do get to travel as much as I can within my capabilities. Throughout my trips overseas, there are a few advice's, tips and tricks that I picked up along the way to make sure I was going to have an amazing journey and adventure. I have put together some notes which I always consider whenever I plan a trip overseas. In this case I'll be using my Japan 2015 Winter & Summer trip as an example for the below topics. 

Guide to shopping at Innisfree Online (*≧▽≦)

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In today's blog post I will be sharing how to shop on the Innisfree website. The first time I ever started using and purchasing Innisfree products was back in Jul 2015. I have been using their products, especially their skincare for over a year now and I absolutely love it. However, it is not available in-stores here in Australia and I don't get many chances to travel much, now that I'm working full time too, it makes it quite difficult to get my hands on their products. 

Samurai Sushi 10th Anniversary Pyrmont o(*´ω`)o

Two weeks ago over the weekend,  I was invited as part of Washoku Lovers to attend Sushi Samurai's 10th Anniversary at Pyrmont, where they had tuna cutting shows arranged for customers to see. 

The Thirsty Wolf // Spicy Wing Roulette (∩❛ڡ❛∩)

Last week I was invited to pop by The Thirsty Wolf to try out their new Spicy Wing Roulette.

Canyon Swinging, Shootover Jet & Skyline Adventures (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))

The next day in Queenstown we started our day bright and early as we headed down to our meet up spot to go Canyon Swinging and go on the shootover jet. We were a small group of 6, taken up the mountains via a small coach. We arrived at our location after a 10-15 minute drive, and I must say it is quite the sight!There was a group before us, so we watched as they jumped off and swung down the canyon. Once the platform was cleared and ready for us to go, we started to suit up into our harnesses and headed down to the canyon. 

Izayaka Yebisu (۶* ‘ꆚ’)۶” // Little Japan in Sydney CBD

Izayaka Yebisu is an authentic izayaka-styled Japanese restaurant and I was invited by Washoku Lovers to come try out their menu. For those wondering what an “izayaka” is, it is a type of informal Japanese gastro-pub, for casual dining after work. 

Launch Party at Zhu Canton // Yum Cha Party! o(≧∇≦o)

On Monday 22nd August, I was invited to attend the opening launch of Zhu Canton, located in the Randwick Club, Level 3. Zhu Canton shares several meanings including host to join together and express good wishes. The new restaurant is offering diners a thoroughly 21st century take on Asian cuisine in a luxurious and relaxing environment.

FCBA x MonteAltoRoasters // Casual Dining with fellow instafoodies! (*⌒▽⌒*)θ~♪

On Thursday, 11th August, I was invited by FCBA community to join them and a group of other foodies for a feast at the newly opened Monte Alto Roasters located in Crows Nest. They have been up and running for just over a month now and they have been expanding their good food, drinks and music with many of the locals. They are opened for breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as offering a unique drink menu from the bar. 

TRUFFLE SEASON // First experience at BLACK by EZARD σ(≧ε≦o)

Towards the end of July I headed out with my family for an early birthday dinner which was for myself and younger brother, as our birthdays are 3 days apart. We decided to try Black Ezard, since we had been going to Sokyo way too many times that month so we wanted to change it up a bit and plus, I've been hearing from my friends that Black Ezard has really nice dishes to eat.

TRUFFLE SEASON // Sokyo Truffle Menu (ノ・д・)ノ

August is here, meaning we have officially come to the end of the truffle season! However I am going to share my truffle experiences at Sokyo this year and relive the moment too. This year there were quite a few items on their truffle menu and we managed to order all but one dish. 

Stay Sun-kissed even in Winter // Beach St Tanning Salon (๑°꒵°๑)・*♡

Last Thursday, I was invited to get my first ever spray tan session with Beach St Australia Tanning Salon,which located in Paddington, Sydney.  

TRUFFLE SEASON // Cavalier Speciality Coffee in St Leonards *(*´∀`*)☆

Last Tuesday I met up with my friend, Virginia, for a catch brunch session. We decided to try something new and close to the both of us, so we decided on Cavalier Specialty Coffee, which is a 8-10min walk from St Leonards station. My main reason for choosing this place was because of their truffle menu that they are offering in July. So we ordered 3 dishes topped with truffle, along with a cup of coffee each. 

34 Oxley St, Crows Nest, Sydney
Opening Hours: 
Tues & Fri: 6:30am - 2:30pm
Sat & Sun: 8am - 2pm
Ph: n/a

Cavalier Specialty Coffee Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The truffles they are using are the highest grade truffle available, and is also locally grown down on the farm in Pemberton, where little mate Peri sniffed them out on his hunt. I was so lucky to get to see these two large truffles in their beautiful form and boy do they smell amazing!!!

First off, I ordered a mocha with truffle milk, topped with a pinch of salt and slice of truffle. I must say, when I heard truffle milk I was a bit weird-ed out. However, once I tried it, it actually had a really lovely taste, slightly mellow yet sweet, as the salt slightly enhanced the flavors of the truffle, milk and chocolate. 

The first main dish I tried was the Spanner Crab Brunch, topped with truffle (AUD$23 + $10; for truffle). It is a slow poached Queensland spanner crab with jersey milk, smoked sea mayonnaise, basil and 2 poached eggs. I absolutely loved this dish! It was light yet full of delicate flavor's!! However I couldn't really taste the truffle in this so I probably give this dish a miss for the addition of truffles. 

We also ordered another hot dish, which was their 3 Cheese Mushroom Macaroni, topped with truffles (AUD$16 + $10), which came with melted Mozzarella and cheddar cheese, macaroni, mushrooms, crumbs and snowie 50 month Caccionerone. It was quite a heavy and rich dish, I couldn't really taste the mushrooms much, but the truffles came through a bit here. 

Now I did save the best till last and it was their Tiramisu French Toast, topped with truffles (AUD$16 + $10). This is Cavalier's take on french toast with layers of mascarpone cream, chocolate and dulce de leche coffee cream served on brioche. Their french toast was absolutely divine!! It doesn't leave you with that sickly sweet after taste at all, which was perfect for me! I loved how the combination of the sweet ingredients went very well with the flavors and aromas of the shaved truffles! This is such a beautiful dish and I highly recommend everyone to try it out! 

I must say the spanner crab and french toast was my favourite dishes of the day. However I would have loved if the spanner crab was a little bit bigger in serving as it was quite a small dish. Regardless, I can definitely see myself coming back here for some more of the truffle milk coffees and trying their other dishes, maybe without the truffle this time as they do make the dish that much more expensive! 

Good morning guys! As you are reading this I am at work, learning more about my role and all!! Life is definitely going to be more and more busier every day, but since I'm young now it's good to work as hard as you can to earn that extra cash and invest into your relationships (with friends, family and your partner) as well as your future! 
Anyways have a lovely and beautiful morning, while I sit at my work desk craving for some truffle milk mocha!! 

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First time in the Blue Mountains // Leura hike & the 3 sisters!

A few weeks ago I went to the Blue Mountains for the first time ever! My partner and friends took me to Leura, as we wanted to explore and hike around that area.

We went on the Leura Cascades walk where we went through the dry land and forests. I shall let my photos do most the talking for me in this post. 

 The Leura cascade was quite peaceful and beautiful too! 

I also have a thing where I like to take photos of wild mushrooms that grow in the bush lands! Its somewhat mysterious and intriguing. 

We had a quick rest at Gordons Fall Lookout, which was absolutely breathtaking! Of course we had to take some photos of both the scenery and us with the scenery too! 

Here is a photo that my boyfriend took of me and my high school friend, Suyin.  

Then of course group photo time! I placed my camera on timer to capture this shot~ 

As we were nearing our hike, we were amazed by this huge waterfall before us! It was exciting and wonderful!  

The waters lead down towards another small waterfall in a more green environment. 

We finished our hike around 4pm and went to take a look at the famous Three sisters! It was my first time seeing it and it was another beautiful sight that Sydney has! This made me appreciate more of my hometowns beauty and also got me excited for more beautiful spots there are to hike at! 

Good evening everyone!! I apologize for not blogging much the last few days! I had been quite busy with my jobs and balancing time with friends. Also, I just started my full time job today and OMG! I'm already pooped out! HAH! But I am looking forward for more interesting days to come as today I just sat in front of the computer watching training videos~ I shall update on my jobs another time, as for now I'm going to relax and enjoy my evening! 

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