Sunday, June 30, 2013

The ultimate purchase.

So today we made our biggest purchase yet...

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:D :D :D :D :D :D

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Of thunder bolts.

One of my favorite activities in Australia has got to be trying out new cafes, and just practically inhaling coffee.

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All white out.

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Wearing a funky printed skirt in my favorite silhouette-- yes, you got it, trumpet flare!

Our cousin's hubby brought us to a cafe in their suburb (I should bring it up here that they stay in a bungalow next to the beach and overlooking the Sydney Harbor Bridge T_T). The cafe's name is Wild Sage.

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The decor was perfect, food was perfect, weather was perfect. It was also our last day in Sydney, so maybe I was extra nostalgic and appreciative!

Outfit 1:
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In full AZORIAS ensemble!

White asymmetrical drape top: AZORIAS
Thunderbolt print trumpet skirt: AZORIAS
Statement chain necklace: Korea

Lucite bangles: H&M
Black patent slingbacks: Korea
Electric blue pom-pom slingbag: Holiday in Zhuhai

Outfit 2:
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Going matchy-matchy with my cutest baby nephew, Lucas, or better known as Lulu. He really makes my maternal instincts rage wtf.

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Strip House.

Contrary to popular belief, this is not a post about strip shows wtf. However, this blogpost comes with one warning. Do not, absolutely DO NOT read if you are hungry. You have been warned wtf.

Haven't done a full food post for some time, but I thought I should do one to do justice to a fine feast we had in Hong Kong!

Even before our trip, dad has excitedly researched on Michelin-star restaurants to bring us to. In the end, he made a booking for Strip House.

Here's what I wore for the night:

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Had to come up with an impromptu outfit from whatever I brought in the luggage as I didn't expect to make an outfit change for dinner. I think I did an okay job 'cause most likely you can't tell that I have repeated clothing during the trip. :P

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Instantly fell in love with the decor the moment we stepped in.

We went for the set menus which cost HKD588 (approx. RM244) per pax, which came with an appetizer, mains, dessert and coffee, which is pretty decently-priced if you think about it. A 3-course dinner at Sage in KL or equivalent is about RM180++, and I find the food there to be pretty much hit or miss. So to pay slightly more for a Michelin-star standard meal is okay I guess!

Complimentary starters:
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A very fluffy onion-baked bun. We over-indulged on this 'cause we were so hungry. T__T

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Okay I am the shittiest food blogger because I can't remember the names of the food we ate. This was mushrooms with pesto sauce and cheese. -_- Complimentary!

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Table setting. Love the interior as it was opulent yet tasteful, with a touch of retro charm (the walls were lined with black and white pin-up girl images).


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Foie gras on Brioche. I try to avoid eating foie gras 'cause I think it's cruel. T_T

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Crispy oysters. I enjoyed this, but the parents felt that the oysters would taste better raw. Pfahh!

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Lobster bisque.

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Crab cakes.

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Scallop carpaccio.

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Onion rings to contra off the rest of the fancy food, haha.

Some of our mains, 'cause we were so preoccupied with digging in that we forgot to take pictures, hehe.

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Australian lamb rack with mustard black pepper crust.

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USDA natural rib-eye.

I had the US organic pork chops 'cause I don't take lamb and I try to avoid beef where possible. And I remember the names of the mains because I snapped a photo of the menu (for the mains), har har!

It was then dessert time! Brother Hoe ordered some brownie on a hot plate...

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"Is it safe to eat?"

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HAHAHA he was super dubious of the dish la!

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We had warm chocolate with cookie ice cream-- safe option, but super yummy!

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And coffee to cap off my meal. The ideal ending to my meal, everytime!

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Plotted to steal one of these lamps home....

"Che, come, let's take a photo together"

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"Wait! Let me touch up my lipstick first..."

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"Faster la..."

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Ready, set, go! :D

After we were done camwhoring, it startled us to see our dad and brother in the exact same poses in front of us:

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Picking their teeth. -_______________-
Strip House has the coolest toothpicks, btw.

We tried to get Brother Hoe to pose again for another photo op, and here's what he did:

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Knife tooth pick WTF.


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White double pocket shirt: AZORIAS
Navy fringed skirt: Korea
B/W knit shrug cardigan with front scarf lapels: Holiday in Zhuhai
Beaded statement necklace: Korea
Black studded and embellished flats: Zara
Bag: Alexander Wang

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Damn you autocorrect!

One day after pigging out at Swine (no pun intended, as Swine serves mainly pork, hehe) in Publika.

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Guess who!

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Super shit photo 'cause we weren't using a DSLR. If you observe closely, you will notice that both of our bags were not in any capacity to hold a DSLR wtf.

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Teeny's kicks. She is crazy over studs!

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As I was saying...

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Block hem printed dress: Random boutique in Hong Kong
Electric blue layered beaded necklace: Korea
Bone-heeled pumps: Shoes Shoes Shoes
Electric blue puff-ball slingbag: Holiday in Zhuhai


I am perpetually in a group chat with my ex-colleagues back from the days I worked in Singapore.
One day, one of them asked for good places to eat in Melbourne.

I typed out Mamasita, and clicked 'Send' on my iPhone.
Bloody phone changed it to KAMASUTRA!!!

We had a good laugh over it, and one of them commented, "Your phone is horny huh".
I replied, "Yes, it is a nympho-ne".

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Eurotrip: Luzern, Switzerland (Day 1).

I am getting back on track with blogging! Gonna abruptly jump to Switzerland (which was actually the second last country that we visited). For our Amsterdam experience, read here.

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Am gonna start the day with a cute photo of us wtf.

Actually we spent the first half of the day in the bus, because we were headed from Florence, Italy! When the tour guide announced that we were going to stopover somewhere in Switzerland for lunch before we continued on to Luzern, I let out an inward groan as most of our lunch stopovers were at rest stops/ automobile stations-- which aren't actually renowned for great food. So with heavy footsteps I trudged down the bus...

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.... and THIS greet me! YEE-HAHHH!! The original Marché (founded in Switzerland) yo!

Glorious sights greeted us inside (and there was also free wifi wtf):

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Everything looks so much more yummier as compared to Marché in Malaysia. -_-
And tasted much better too. *dark*

Though I shouldn't be surprised, because even Marché Singapore taste leaps and bounds better than the one in Malaysian one. Malaysia, Y U NO keep high standards!

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Magnificent Alps' view for lunch. :D

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Trying to take an act-cute photo, but ended up looking like I was shoving the fork into my nose FML.

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Some free-style salad (they charged by weight, if I am not mistaken). Must be Teeny's one, because she is a salad homie 24/7. -_-

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Roasted chicken and German sausage. I think we ate more than a dozen roast chickens on this trip. -__-

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Love this candid photo of my parents that I sneakily took on my iPhone! My dad will always be my mom's baby, haha.

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I am a sucker for any form of gray basics and anything with stripes, so it was a no-brainer that I would fall in love with this AZORIAS sweater!

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I actually wanted to wear this sweater much earlier in the trip, but I was forbidden to do so. -_- The reason being, Europe is known to have extremely stringent rules on counterfeit goods, and my mom insisted that I will be thrown into jail if I wear this sweater with its pearl-encrusted double-C (i.e. Chanel's logo) WTF.

Which actually is not too far-fetched a story, because Teeny has been stopped before in a Chanel boutique in Singapore for wearing the 'Coco is dead' necklace!

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 She was interrogated by the Chanel staff for quite some time before they were satisfied that 'Coco is dead' is a whole different brand altogether, and is NOT a counterfeit good. Phew.

So that's the reason I wore this double-C sweater to Switzerland (which struck me as the most laidback country, plus there are no Chanel boutiques there) instead! Just to keep the story straight, I was not captured in Switzerland wtf.

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Pearl-encrusted double-C striped sweater: AZORIAS
Trumpet skirt with leather details: Korea

Rings: Korea
Ballet pumps with studded heels: Zara
Bag: Alexander Wang

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Live on the edge wtf-- jumping a little too closely to the pond!

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Jing's Prada skirt. My sisters are so fancy wtf. But actually we got it in a Prada warehouse in Hong Kong, the skirt was 90% off I think??

While walking back from the pond (it is some historical monument but I wasn't paying attention wtf), we saw a strange figure who was grabbing everyone's attention! He had a full-on Red Indian like costume, and everyone from our tour group unabashedly ran up to him to take photos.

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Including my mom. -___-

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His hat is cooler than yours.

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Even his bike is not spared from the Red Indian details!

Remember I said here that we kept on photobombing each other for fun? I found more photobombing evidence. -_-

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Being the Asians that we are, we were really craving some Asian food! So we ended the day with our first Asian meal since the start of the trip...

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Curry has never tasted so good. :D

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