Sunday, April 6, 2014

Loving Orchids



 



For the past few days I've been cooped up in my tiny apartment due to an agonizing health condition I'm going through at the moment. It's almost impossible for me to have peaceful sleep at night and for days my right eye was swollen making me almost unrecognizable (thank goodness that has subsided). Doctor prescribed me some medication and hoping that I'll heal by the next visit when the test results are out!

It's quite mentally exhausting going through it and being unable to walk out of the house especially when the weather is amazing is quite depressing to the point of tears. But I'm so thankful to have people taking care of me; with my sister always cooking dinners, my parents checking up on me, friends and the man who has lovingly supported me throughout this whole thing from afar, My Boyfriend. 

Being afraid to even Skype due to me being conscious about how I look, he still reassures me that I'm beautiful anyway and lifted my spirtis to stay positive, supporting me each day. Just yesterday, the florist dropped off these beautiful orchids he sent with a lovely note tucked in the envelope. Very thoughtful too, since orchids don't have pollen! Heh. Now they sit there lovingly by my window, putting a smile on my face.

Thank you baby, I love you forever and always.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Chuckle Park

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This was lunch with Jamie at Chuckle Park Bar and Cafe in the first week of Uni over our usual long talks. I swear we never run out of things to talk about -total aunties in the making. With the sun shining right up in the sky and its rays of light piercing our skin, we made our way to Chuckle Park nestled in a tiny alleyway along Little Collins Street. Oh how I adored the setting, with jars in lights hanging across the space, faux grass beneath our feet and making use of a caravan/truck as its little kitchen. I'm pretty sure everyone else who walked past thought that was interesting too, I saw a handful of people whipping out their cameras, phones and walking slower than usual as they passed by that tiny alleyway.
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We both had the Pulled Pork roll which I must say was pretty heavenly. Slow spicy pulled pork topped with cheese and walnut, fennel and apple cabbage slaw. Mmm.. that's a good mix of textures and flavours right there! Best thing is that is was reasonably priced as well, $10 for goodness in my tummy.
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Chuckle Park Cafe and Bar
322, Little Collins Street, Melbourne.
http://www.chucklepark.com.au/

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Handsome!

Happy Birthday Baby!
Look through the last gift I gave you for your next clue!

I love you!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Chanel Fall RTW 2014


While the Chanel show was getting much hype all across social media platforms due to Karl Lagerfeld's brilliant Chanel stage for its Fall 2014 RTW collection, I can't help but be a little disappointed at the collection.
It was a range of technicolour tweeds and trainers, even a holey cutout pink ensemble that Cara Delevigne opened the show in but I was definitely more interested in the runway setting than anything else. It was a mock supermarket housing a bevy of Chanel supermarket items along the aisles, from chanel cookies of all sorts to champagne and "Coco Flakes". It was a dream come true! Every Chanel lover -(even fashion lover's)- paradise of a supermarket! 

Karl Lagerfeld truly has a creative mind and while I hate to say that the collection was not very much my cup of tea, I take note in the fact that a large amount of effort in making the collection with its impeccable attention to detail and use of fabrics. Karl's idea of the collection in relation to Pop Art is a move that is both daring and different.

P. S., Am I the only one who did not adore Cara Delevigne's hairstyle for the show? :(

Images via Style.com

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Round and around we go

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Two nights ago, I headed to the yearly Moomba Festival for it's 60th birthday! No matter how crazy it can get as swarms of people make their way through the sandy grounds of the festival, I still love it. There's nothing like this back home, and I really wish there was! What's better than the amazing sights, sounds, smells and everyone getting together! Kids and even adults of all ages trying their hand at the games, everyone with a plush toy in hand be it big or small (that becomes extremely cute when small kids win toys twice their size and they lug it all around, the whole night!).  I've been on a ride my first year at Moomba back in 2012 and trust me, I nearly got a heart attack. Truth be told, I can't handle roller coasters and heights. This year, I went on a tamer right, that crazy swing ride that spins at high speeds up in the air and I went on right when the annual fireworks display was on! Totally worth the initial "Why do I even..I'm getting sick already" feeling.