Sunday, February 22, 2015

First weekly diary of 2015

This is my first weekly diary post of 2015 (Hooray!). My weekly diary posts consist of things that I like each week (pictures, quotes, something artistic, something funny, other amazing stuffs that I like) , although I don't really update them every week #guilty. Hehe. So here it goes:

I love this journal/diary. Love the words at the front :)

I love this mother (Angie) and daughter (Mayhem) who often re-create award show dresses or character costumes out of items like construction paper, feathers, aluminium foil, tissue paper, gift wrap and plenty of glue and tape. Angie, who is a professional photographer said that Mayhem is very creative and they split the work 50-50. How adorable is Mayhem and the little dresses and all these photos? Mayhem definitely has a better wardrobe than me! #sojealous

I love these brilliant packaging designs!!

I love this diagram to help understand neurotransmitters and their functions in our bodies.

Sources from:

I read this description of introvert from which totally describe my personality. 
Introvert is someone who gets their energy from being alone and can get exhausted from being around people for extended periods of time. What an introvert isn't: low self esteem, hatred of people, and social awkwardness. This is so me
On the other hand, extrovert is someone who gets their energy from being around others and can get drained from being alone for extended periods of time. What an extrovert isn't: obnoxious party animal, social butterfly and easily makes friends/not shy. So which one of the two are you?

I love this 'Historically Accurate Disney Princesses' video. 
This video shows what Snow White, Belle, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Aurora, and Tiana would have actually looked like if they were historically accurate. This is such a well-thought, well-researched and well-made video. As a big fan of Disney movies and its princesses, I am so amazed <3

These are some quotes that I love this week: 

"It's messing people up, this social pressure to 'find your passion' and 'know what it is you want to do'. It's perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realisation, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life's purposes. This isn't sad, it's just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees."
- Sally Coulter

When someone does something wrong, don't forget all the things they did right.

"If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together."
- African proverb

"When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future."

Until next week x

Open a book this minute and start reading. Don’t move until you’ve reached page fifty. Until you’ve buried your thoughts in print. Cover yourself with words. Wash yourself away. Dissolve.
—  Carol Shields, The Republic of Love 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The end of 2014

I really want to make a beautiful meaningful post about the highlights of my past year, 2014, but I'm hmm sort of lazy ( maybe I should change the title of my blog to 'A lazy girl's blog' ) hehe so I thought for now I'm just going to copy paste a few of my Facebook posts throughout last year : 
(Next year I promise I'll do a really meaningful post) :D

“One of the risks of being quiet is that other people can fill your silence with their own interpretation: You’re bored. You’re depressed. You’re shy. You’re stuck up. You’re judgmental. When others can’t read us, they write their own story—not always one we choose or that’s true to who we are.”
- Sophia Dembling, The Introvert’s Way 

“I like people with depth, I like people with emotion, I like people with a strong mind, an interesting mind, a twisted mind, and also people that can make me smile."

Just because you miss someone, doesn't mean you need them back in your life. 
Missing is just a part of moving on. 

"Every relationship has a cycle… In the beginning; you fall in love with your partner. You anticipate their calls, want their touch, and like their idiosyncrasies. Falling in love wasn’t hard. In fact, it was a completely natural and spontaneous experience. You didn’t have to do anything. That’s why it’s called “falling” in love. People in love sometimes say, I was swept of my feet. Picture the expression. It implies that you were just standing there; doing nothing, and then something happened to you. Falling in love is a passive and spontaneous experience. But after a few months or years of being together, the euphoria of love fades. It’s a natural cycle of every relationship.Slowly but surely, phone calls become a bother (if they come at all), touch is not always welcome (when it happens), and your spouse’s idiosyncrasies, instead of being cute, drive you nuts. The symptoms of this stage vary with every relationship; you will notice a dramatic difference between the initial stage when you were in love and a much duller or even angry subsequent stage.At this point, you and/or your partner might start asking, “Am I with the right person?”. And as you reflect on the euphoria of the love you once had, you may begin to desire that experience with someone else. This is when relationships breakdown.

People blame their partners for their unhappiness and look outside for fulfillment. Extramarital fulfillment comes in all shapes and sizes.Infidelity is the most common. But sometimes people turn to work, a hobby, friendship, excessive TV, or abusive substances. But the answer to this dilemma does not lie outside your relationship. It lies within it. I’m not saying that you couldn’t fall in love with someone else. You could. And temporarily you’d feel better. But you’d be in the same situation a few years later. Because the key to succeeding in a relationship is not finding the right person; it’s learning to love the person you found. Sustaining love is not a passive or spontaneous experience. You have to work on it day in and day out. It takes time, effort, and energy. And it demands wisdom. You have to know what to do to make it work. Make no mistake about it. Love is not a mystery or just a feeling. Love is a “decision”.

The universe determines who walks into your life. It is up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay, and who you refuse to let go."

When I was in my teens to early twenties, I used to hate guys who broke up with me because I'd feel unloved and unliked. I was a little insecure back then (as we sometimes are because we are human) but as I get more mature with age, I've come to realise and accept that I cannot make everyone love me and I'm okay with that. (There is always pizza) :p
I saw a quote a year ago that says 'The true mark of maturity is when somebody hurts you and you try to understand their situation instead of trying to hurt them back'.
Now I'm not saying that I'm mature (no lol far from it :p) but by doing that it just makes me feel happier and lighter in heart and I'm sure in my life I've hurt a few people (not in purpose,not often, sometimes I was even unaware) and I hope that they can do the same and try to understand my situation (I might be in a bad phase of my life, in a bad mood, pms or just simply hungry T T ). And so we can all take nothing too personally and live happily ever after. Wouldn't it be wonderful?

“A man’s ego is just as fragile as a woman’s heart.”

"Just because two people are capable of deeply hurting each other over and over again does not make them passionate, star-crossed lovers. It makes them two people who keep doing terrible things to each other. Someone’s ability to make you completely and utterly soul-crushingly miserable does not mean they are a soul mate with some deep insight into your psyche. They are just someone who is really good at making you unhappy.”
Andrea Greb, You Are Not Blair Waldorf

A good girl is a bad girl that never get caught. 

“In my next life I want to live my life backwards. You start out dead and get that out of the way. Then you wake up in an old people’s home feeling better every day. You get kicked out for being too healthy, go collect your pension, and then when you start work, you get a gold watch and a party on your first day. You work for 40 years until you’re young enough to enjoy your retirement. You party, drink alcohol, and are generally promiscuous, then you are ready for high school. You then go to primary school, you become a kid, you play. You have no responsibilities, you become a baby until you are born. And then you spend your last 9 months floating in luxurious spa-like conditions with central heating and room service on tap, larger quarters every day and then Voila! You finish off as an orgasm!! I rest my case”
-Woody Allen

“Choose to believe that you are truly worthy. Worthy of love, worthy of affection, worthy of attention, worthy of acceptance, worthy of a second chance, worthy of being chosen, worthy of succeeding and of reaching for your dreams.”

"Good and bad things will happen in life. You just need to keep living and not stress over what you can't control."
Shawn Mckensie

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Happy Valentine's Day everyone! I love these love illustrations from . How cute are they!?

Thursday, February 12, 2015

I love these life advices <3


My post on Facebook :) As you can see I love emoticons! :) I wish I can write my blog with emoticons. That would be so much fun!!! :D

Taken from "21 things my father never told me"

1. You are stronger than you realise.
2. You are crueller than you realise.
3. The smallest words will break your heart.
4. You will change. You’re not the same person you were three years ago. You’re not even the same person you were three minutes ago👽 and that’s okay. Especially if you don’t like the person you were three minutes ago.
5. People come and go. Some are cigarette breaks, others are forest fires.
6. You won’t like your name until you hear someone say it in their sleep.
7. You’ll forget your email password but ten years from now you’ll still remember the number of steps up to his flat.
8. You don’t have to open the curtains if you don’t want to.
9. Never stop yourself texting someone. If you love them at 4a.m., tell them. If you still love them at 9.30 a.m., tell them again.
10. Make sure you have a safe place. Whether it’s the kitchen floor or the Travel section of a bookshop, just make sure you have a safe place.
11. You will be scared of all kinds of things, of spiders and clowns and eating alone, but your biggest fear will be that people will see you the way you see yourself.
12. Sometimes, looking at someone will be like looking into the sun☀. Sometimes someone will look at you like you are the sun☀. Wait for it.
13. You will learn how to sleep alone, how to avoid the cold corners but still fill a bed.
14. Always be friends with the broken people. They know how to survive.
15. You can love someone and hate them, all at once. You can miss them so much you ache but still ignore your phone when they call.
16. You are good at something, whether it’s making someone laugh or remembering their birthday. Don’t ever let anyone tell you that these things don’t matter.
17. You will always be hungry for love. Always. Even when someone is asleep next to you you’ll envy the pillow touching their cheek and the sheet hiding their skin.
18. Loneliness is nothing to do with how many people are around you but how many of them understand you.
19. People say I love you all the time. Even when they say, ‘Why didn’t you call me back?’ or ‘He’s an asshole.’ Make sure you’re listening.
20. You will be okay.
21. You will be okay.

Thursday, February 5, 2015


These are some of my favourite foods from 2014. I thought I post them here so when I'm feeling hungry (which is all the time), I can just look at these posts and remember/relive the good times :)

Biodynamic eggs with truffle oil, shaved parmesan with avocado, baby spinach, fresh herbs and sourdough. Definitely the best scrambled egg I've ever had! So delicious! 
The other dish is the biodynamic egg flourless pancake with ricotta, lemon butter, caramelised banana, maple syrup and strawberries. So divine!
I had this at Bread & Circus Wholefoods Canteen, Alexandria, which is one of my favourite cafe because they food is delicious and healthy :p

Potato rosti with poached eggs and hollandaise sauce. Simple and delicious. I LOVE hollandaise sauce <3. From Swiss Bakerz, Oxford st.

Poached eggs with buttered asparagus and parmesan on sourdough. From Pablo's Vice, Surry Hills.

My healthy breakfast ;) Free-range dairy-free scrambled eggs, wilted spinach, roasted tomato and roasted brocolli with chilli almonds. And my healthy drink ;) Green mango smoothies (mango, kale, lime, avocado, organic honey). I forgot the name of the shop but it's at Sydney Westfield foodcourt next to Crust Pizza. I try to eat healthy sometimes you know :)

Spaghetti with smoked pork belly in Napoli sauce from Ragu Pasta & Wine Bar, Sydney Westfield.

Crackling roast pork belly with sauteed potatoes and slow-braised red cabbage.
Mixed sausage platter with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes.
From Lowenbrau Keller, The Rocks.

Wagyu beef slices pasta in sesame cream sauce. The beef is so tender and I love the lemon which cut the richness of the sauce. From Pasta Goma, Pitt st, Sydney (I think the restaurant has recently closed) ><

Peruvian roll: pork belly, fried sunny side egg, roast kumera, some sort of coleslaw (I think) and mayo (I think). Anyway who cares? Pork belly!
From The Copper Mill, Alexandria.

Tomyum noodle soup with barramundi & fish balls. I love love love Tom Yam. and the barramundi here is nicely cooked. I have this at At Bangkok restaurant, Capitol Square, which is one of my favourite Thai restaurant in Sydney. 

I love the Steak Diane from Blue Angel Restaurant, Darlinghurst (Although I normally have my steak medium rare but I like to have this one cooked rare because it is so thin). I love this place because they cook the steak diane in front of you so I guess that makes me feel special (lol). I also LOVE their squid ink spaghetti! Will make your mouth black (wouldn't recommend it as a first date's dish) but it's so delicious that it's worth it. 

Seared scallop, duck ham, rockmelon and sauce vierge. I LOVE french food (as I also love any other cuise out there). I dined at La Brasserie, a popular French restaurant at Darlinghurst just before it closed its door (sad >< ). The food is delicious. I had lunch on my own (yup I do that sometimes I don't feel weird as I have a thick skin) and I must say the service is lovely, the waiter is very attentive and he didn't make me feel weird at all for dining on my own.

Pan roasted black Angus pasture fed eye fillet with garlich spinach, foie gras & black truffle sauce. From La Brasserie. OMG this dish is so satisfying and paired with a glass of red, I was in absolute heaven. 

Ok, this is something healthy for a change :) 
Goats feta, fennel, biodynamic egg frittata with kale, caramelised red onion, thyme, and basil and served with daily salads. With Kyoto roasted ice green tea (which I love). Sugarless but has a hint of sweet caramel taste in it. From Bread & Circus Wholefood Canteen, Alexandria.

Apple Mapple Cheesecake. Apple mousse, cinnamon cheesecake, anzac biscuit, apple puree gel & yoghurt sponge. From Adriano Zumbo.

Green tea & white chocolate eclair from Becasse Bakery, Sydney Westfield.

Mango and coconut mousse tart from Becasse Bakery, Sydney Westfield. I love the combination of mango and  cocoonut together.

Salted caramel tart from La Cachette, Erskenville. Just the right balance of saltiness. Yum!

Caramel hazelnut kurtosh! I also love their lemon cheesecake. Absolutely love this place, they have many selections of cakes and you can buy as little as you want (which is perfect for me when I'm on a diet) (which is probably in 2099) :D
From Kurtosh, Darlinghurst.

Charcoal bun, kaya spread, pandan gelato, salted kaffir fudge, toasted coconut flakes, coconut milk and palm sugar syringe. From N2 Extreme gelato.

OH MY GOD this (T2) French Earl Grey tea infused dulce de leche gelato is probably the most delicious gelato I've ever eaten in my live! Aside from the super creamy texture that N2 is known for, I also absolutely love the flavour combination. Love Love Love. Who needs a boyfriend really when you have a French earl grey tea infused dulce de leche gelato? :)

And this beauty takes the title as no 2 most delicious gelato I've ever had! Red velvet fudge gelato with a cloud of cream cheese. Even the name sounds sexy (red + velvet + fudge + cream + cloud). Man oh man!

On the left here we have Chocolate Creme Egg (chocolate custard gelato with salted caramel centre and brulee top). And on the right we have Queen of Hearts (cheesecake gelato with pieces of red velvet cake and cream cheese topping). I love cheesecake and this would be the best cheesecake ice cream/gelato I've ever had. Who really needs a boyfriend anyway?

White chocolate matcha gelato with vanilla whipped cream and white chocolate syringe.

Mango sorbet, jackfruit and lychee bits, coconut whipped cream, durian coconut cream syringe. This is my last post about N2 Gelato (for now) hehe.

I lived in Redfern for about 2 months in 2014 and I discovered alot of nice cafes in that area. These are some of it:

Sauteed wild mushrooms, marinated ricotta, truffle balsamic & parmesan on toast.
From 3 Williams, Redfern. The truffle balsamic is so good <3

Glazed beef brisket, slaw, gherkins, chipotle mayo in home made naan style type of bread. The brisket is super tender! From 3 Williams, Redfern.

Vegetarian hotpot. 2 eggs, mushrooms, caramelised onions, spinach, cheese and toast. (Do you know that) I'm a vegetarion 2-3 times a week and this is a a really nice breakfast dish for vegetarians. The caramelised onion is sweet and the cheese is meting and the toast is perfect. From Crepe & Coffee Co, Redfern.

Crepes with bacon, egg and hollandaise (I love you) sauce. From Crepe & Coffee Co, Redfern. They make amazing crepes in here!

And I love the donuts at The Milk Bar by Cafe Ish, Redfern. A little bit crispy and the dough is so good. There are so many delicious flavours too. I love the jam donut, lemon curd donut and this one which is strawberry or raspberry (I don't remember). I haven't tried all the flavours but I'm sure I'll love all of them. I also LOVE the milkshakes in here, they use Serendipity ice cream which is my favourite supermarket-bought ice cream. I love the peanut butter & jelly milkshake and the caramel miso milkshake. I love their donuts and milkshakes because they are not too sweet. Just the right balance, very good flavour <3

I love the burgers from Apetite Cafe, Redfern. The burger is so big, it's a bit unlady-like eating it. Lol.
This is burger with grilled chicken breast, bacon, avocado and sweet chilli mayo with Sonoma Bun. I love the bun especially but the filling is nice too.

Very nice grilled fish burger and very nice homemade chai tea. From Apetite Cafe, Redfern.

Tuscan style lamb shanks with green & black olives & rosemary. Served with mash potatoes. From Pitt st Diner, Redfern. Absolutely heartwarming and delicious.

Okay this is it for today. Until next time and I hope I don't make you too hungry. Peace <3