Friday, April 29, 2011

New Games!

These were all recently on sale at JBHIFI, and J, being the amazing boyfriend that he is, picked them up for me:

I have already played (and beaten!) these game on ps2, but these are on ps3! It is fun playing old games - very nostalgic!

 The sequel to Assassins Creed 2! I had just finished it when J bought me this, and it's great because this picks up EXACTLY where the last one finished, so yay! I love that it's got the beautiful cities of Italy and a bit of Italian thrown into the dialogue - makes me feel cultured. And I love that it's based partly on historical events.
Although, when I was studying Machiavelli's The Prince in politics, it was veryyyy tempting to keep playing this! (Machiavelli also makes an appearance in the game!)
And Battttyman! I have not yet played this one yet, because everything has been so hectic, but I'm excited to. It has had very good reviews.

Such a shame I'm not on holidays at the moment!!!!

Internet Parcels

Here is what has been delivered to me in the last few weeks:

 New makeup!
1. Loreal Mineral Eyeshadow
2 & 3 - Loreal Compact Unfallible Lipstick
4. Loreal Glamshine
5. Maybelline Express Finish in Raging Rubies.

Not really a fan of this nailpolish. This is one day after putting it on, and as you can see it's already chipping. It does dry really quickly, but not smoothly so it feels sort of bumpy and gross.
I don't think I'd buy Maybelline nailpolish again.
I love that this comes in a little fits so easily into my Mimco pouch. I also really like that it has the mirror on the side, because that's always good for checking if it's fading. 
So you put on the colour first, wait for it to dry then put on the moisturiser. The colour lasts for hours, but you do have to re-moisturise quite often, because otherwise your lips really dry out. 

Also, my new shoesies were delivered on Wednesday!!
I bought them for $20, down from $120! Yay for bargain hunting! They're SO comfortable, can be casual or can smarten up an outfit.
I'm sad actually that it's winter and they probably won't get much wear for a while :(

I also have some more exciting purchases to show you soon! Keep reading and I'll update in the next few days!

Fire Breeds Destruction

Pictures of the fire J had in his kitchen yesterday! He called me while I was on the train on my way to uni.
The whole exhaust unit and the power point behind the over had completely melted! My brave fireman put it out with an extinguisher and everyone was okay, thankfully!
I don't think the oven was too much of a casualty, but they spent over a day cleaning up all the ash and burnt plastic.

Lesson learned: If you put something on the stove, make sure you don't leave it unattended!!!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Miserable Easter Weather

Happy Easter!!

I don't really celebrate Easter that much ... this morning I slept in and snuggled with J, and then braved the wet, miserable weather to go back home. 

Here's the view from my bedroom window:

So to cheer myself up I made some French Earl Grey tea: 

Lit some candles:

 and nommed on some cupcakes I made the other day: 


Family BBQs

Yesterday, J and I went around to my uncle's place with my dad and my siblings, for an easter barbeque!
Unfortunately the weather was not very BBQ-y but it was good catching up and sharing a meal with loved ones. 

I fish braided my sister's hair:

We ate lots:

And there was a bit of doggy love going 'round:

And apart from my foot being attacked by bugs:

it was a good day!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

R.I.P Poppy

Do not stand at my grave and weep 

I am not there. I do not sleep. 
I am a thousand winds that blow. 
I am the diamond glints on snow. 
I am the sunlight on ripened grain. 
I am the gentle autumn rain. 
When you awaken in the morning's hush 
I am the swift uplifting rush 
Of quiet birds in circled flight. 
I am the soft stars that shine at night. 
Do not stand at my grave and cry; 
I am not there. I did not die.
- Mary Elizabeth Frye

Really wish people would stop dying on me.

Advice Needed...

I am in love with this skirt. 
But, I need your advice on whether it looks good on me. 
I'm not sure if I like how wide it makes my hips look. 
Because there is a lot of pleats, it does "poof" out a bit, and with my already-wide frame, I don't reallllly want to accentuate that. Thoughts?

Also, thought I'd share this picture;
I took it last Sunday morning while walking to my refereeing game! How cute is the Sydney skyline!!

I also bought this: 

Chinese Vogue!! It is so much thicker than the Vogues we get here, and I feel a little ripped off paying the same price for less. Of course I can't read any of the articles, but I flick through and I can recognise certain characters, which excites me. 
I'm going to use this magazine as motivation when I'm feeling down on my mandarin study - one day I will be able to read this!!

Cooking Adventures

I find cooking extremely difficult. 
I find it hard to be motivated to do it, I don't overly like food, let alone working with it, and by the time I think "oh yeah I should have dinner" it's like 10.30pm, I'm already starving and too impatient for anything that takes time to cook. 

The other night though, I had a go at making a Thai Red Curry. 
I only tried this dish for the first time about 2 weeks ago, when mum took me to lunch, and I wanted vegies in my meal, and this was the only curry that wouldn't be spicy (because I'm completely intolerant to spicy food).

So, I bought a packet of sauce:
(Since they're harder to screw up)

and I bought some vegies and chucked it all in my amazing electric frypan that I bought on impulse, thinking it would make me a good cook, but really I never use it because it's so big and a pain to wash up:

I was quite happy with how colourful everything in the pan was looking. I think that's a good indication that food is healthy - is whether it is colourful. Vegies have lots of colour, but if you look at fat, gross food it is generally a "yellow" colour. 

And it was really quick to cook, about 15 minutes, and it was delicious:

I really wish I had read the part of the packet that suggested coconut milk - I REALLY can't handle spicy food. 
But it was still nice.

Sydney Comedy Festival - The Great Debate

On Friday night, J took me to go see the Great Comedy Debate at the Metro on George Street!

We got dinner at first, at Burgerlicious:
I had the bean nachos - which were delicious but soo filling!

J had this burger. Which tasted better than this picture makes it out to be. 

Image of the stage. 
Really, I feel pathetic even posting this because of how bad the quality is, but you can kind of make out the "Sydney Comedy Festival" sign, and the white chair that Claire Hooper sat on. 

We had no idea who the comedians were when we booked it, and even though we constantly checked for updates, they weren't revealed to us until the night. 
It was hosted by Claire Hooper (Good News Week, and a DJ on Mix 106.5).
The topic was that comedians should never censor themselves and nothing should be off limits for the sake of a good joke.

Arguing for was: Daniel Sloss, Jackie Loeb and Craig Hill.
Arguing against was: Tommy Dean, Chris Radburn and Rhys Nicholson. 

It was overall a really good night. 
It's good to devote time just to laughter. This was good, because even when the comedians were awful, it was till pretty easy to laugh at how horrible they were. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2011



Saturday, April 9, 2011

Verdict: Body Shop's Hemp Foot Protector

I put this on last night, before I went to bed.
It wasn't heavy or sticky like moisturiser can be and my feet felt like they could still breathe. Good Sign.
Woke up this morning and my feet are a lot less calloused and dry.
Personally I think it works better than a pumice stone.
It doesn't smell all pretty and fantastic...but you're putting it on your feet so I don't really think that matters. I would feel weird putting like strawberry scented foot rub on anyway. That's not to say it smells bad, it is still pleasant. The smell doesn't linger or anything either.

This is only after one day. I'm excited for how nice my feet are going to be when I continue to use this.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Yay for Spending.

I really need to get a budget together. 
Do you budget? Do you go by month, fortnight or week?
I'm finding it a bit difficult to start ... I think because that means I will be properly accountable for my money. 
oh well.

Here are today's purchases. These are all necessary though, now that soccer season is back. Refereeing is hard work!

 Hemp foot protector from body shop. I haven't tried it yet, will try it tonight. The lovellllllly store assistant highly recommended it, she said this was the best one they had. at $28 it better be.

 I also got a sample of the peppermint foot soak. Yay for samples!

 New ref boots!
My old ones, also Oasics, were getting old, and were a bit narrow for my foot. Which resulted in my poor big toe being all cramped up, and blisters attacking me left, right and centre.
Hopefully that should be fixed with these new shoes! They have gel in the sole and near the toe, which I assume is a good thing, to help with suspension or something. The treads are also not just in a straight row, which is meant to help with the "jolting" that comes with refereeing.
Surprisingly, they weren't too expensive. Only $160 I think, from the Athlete's Foot.
A guy at InSport was trying to sell me $200 shoes! I don't think so!

Wet Slicks Fruit Spritzer in 'berry splash'. This was an impulse buy. I was buying bandaids (because I skinned my knee :( ) and I thought the checkout lady might be annoyed if I bought $3 bandaids off my card. So at least this looked a bit more substantial.
It smells really pretty and is FANTASTIC at moisturising my lips.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


Zara is coming to Sydney - 20th April!
So excited! I read about this on vogue forums, but didn't want to get too excited in case it didn't happen. But it's been confirmed yayyy!!

I really hope the prices match their USA drives me crazy how everything over there is half price to what it is here!


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