Sunday, 10 April 2016

Seoul Spring 2016 (Part 1)

안녕! Definitely took me long enough to just update a new post.. but yup finally here to update a little.. So I was supposed to update about my previous two visits to Seoul in 2015, but the pictures editing took me long enough and I got a lil fed up with that and I decided to just update about my latest trip to Seoul this year since there aren't too many pictures and mostly do not require any editing hahaha

SOOOOO, if you know me enough, I love love Korea ever since I'm dragged into the K-pop world. Not saying much about kpop because there will be no fullstop then... and so, I visited Seoul for my 6th time last week during my Easter break. I'l let the pictures do the talking from now on!

@강남구 논현동 Gangnam-gu Nonhyun Dong (main road around the apartment I stayed)

First day's brunch: Doota Food Court

Albee and her Japanese Curry Udon with Fried Pork Fillet

햄 볶음밥 Ham Fried Rice

만두 국수 Pork Mandu Noodle Soup 

And I dont know the name of this, just some really spicy dish hahaha

Selfie time @Banila&Co 

Street food + hot drinks

Second day:
앞구정 로 Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu. 

Second day's brunch was basically just breads I bought from the food market in Galleria Department Store (the white building in pic). 

This store sells mini gangnam dolls and some other k-pop merchandises, BUT THEY CURRENTLY DO NOT SELL ANY BTS STUFF YET...... what a great disappointment... All I was looking for was just BTS gangnam dolls and keychains..

EXO Gangnam Doll


and see, this is the reason why BTS is bae, the only Gangnam doll with their signature. None of the other Gangnam dolls is signed except for BTS's *cries* 

now you know who's my fav member. but seriously though as a BTS trash, it's super hard to choose only one bias from the group!

Petitzel fruity flavoured waterjelly is a must to try out! Eventhough it might looks kiddy but I love love it. Can get in any convenient stores in Korea like GS25 and 7-Eleven. 
Price: 1,800 won for grape flavoured ones
1,500 won for peach and apple flavours. 

Evening in 가로수길 Garosugil for some shopping and cafe hunting!

Skin Food Store & Cafe

Skin Food's lemon themed cafe definitely calls for lots of pictures taking and mini photoshoots!

p.s: All the photos of me are taken by Albee(Eric's youngest sister)!! Such skills at her age hahaha

LINE FRIENDS Store and Cafe

A pic with their gigantic Brown doll and photobomed by Eric's mom... Do not forget to take pic with the doll when you visit the store!

Everything in the store is utterly cute!! I wished I stayed a lil longer and had a taste of their food in the cafe.. guess I'll just have to go again and blog for a second time during my next visit!

Dinner at random restaurant behind the alleys in Garosugil. 

That's pretty much everything from Day 1&2..
Seoul Spring 2016 (Part 2) will be coming up real soon! 
Thanks for reading!

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Mini Pepero Cake Picture Tutorial

In conjunction with Pepero Day on 11/11, I'm back to clay crafting and came up with the idea of making mini pepero cake! Since I have very limited materials here in Australia, I couldn't plan much on what I want to make. It's my first time trying Fimo air dry clay as well so I'm still practicing on how to handle the clay properly before it cracks or dries up! Anyhow, I'm quite pleased with the result of all the peperos. So here, I'm gonna share how I easily make them with only air dry clay and acrylic paints.

Fimo Air dry clay that I used for the first time. For this, you can choose to leave it to dry and harden after sculpting or to microwave it for speedy harden effect. 

 To make this tiny star, I made a flat and thin sheath of clay, leave it dry for 15 minutes before cutting the star layout. 

 Pepero base: make a thin roll and cut them according to the same length, I used 1.5cm! Then colour the biscuit base with acrylic paint. 

 Add in 'melted chocolate' according to your desire colour! White chocolate/dark chocolate/pink or any colour. And for the melted chocolate design on the pepero sticks, paint it with toothpick or needle tip.

Combining them in a circle with a round clay base inside as the cake. 

I tried making the ribbon with clay as well but it's just too difficult, so I used pink origami paper for it (width: 0.2cm). 

Here's the end product! 

Happy 빼빼로데이!!

Clay crafting is really fun but requires a lot of patient and creativeness.. I could only say that I have all the patient takes to mould them but I'm still lack of the creativeness. Super amazed and always full of envy when I look up to clay artist on Instagram because their works are incredibly dainty and lovely! Anyway, I've also just created a new Insta page(FlutteringWishes) to share more of my artworks that I'll make in the future! Do look forward to more clay craft I'll be making and give your support! ^^


Thursday, 17 September 2015

PappaRich, CBD

Finally!! The long awaited Pappa Rich is opened starting from today! I'm definitely not a big fan of PappaRich when I was back in Malaysia, but after coming here, I just cannot describe how much I miss all the Malaysian food anymore. We've tried a few Malaysian Chinese restaurant or Singapore Malaysia restaurant etc but none of them really are up to my expectation. Except for one I've tried in the food court of Westfield Chermside, super good. The bf and I have been looking forward to the opening of PappaRich for like two weeks. So, as a Malaysian, of course we will have to show some support on their grand opening today! haha okay, cut all the craps and let's see how's the first PappaRich in Brisbane below!

First of all, it wasn't as crowded as we expected, in fact, kind of empty for their grand opening. But as I passed by a few tables when moving to our seats, I was already super excited to try out the food there!!

left view from our seat (we're being seated in the middle of the restaurant)

and right view from our seat.

As a UQMSA(University of Queensland Malaysian Student Association) member, we're entitled a free drink with any order or food. Check out the list below:

My choice: Nasi Lemak with Curry Chicken and free Barley juice.

Droolll when the food came!
I rate the food 9/10. and portion 7/10. The one mark from the food are deducted because of the disappointing portion T_T.. Personally, I think that by paying such price in Australia, they should at least increase the portion to Australian size.. but the portion is just the same as Malaysia.. 

Picture with my nasi lemak <3

Eric's choice: Dry curry egg noodles with steamed chicken (similar to wan ton mee)
Taste: 9/10
Portion: 7/10
This noodle was even more delicious than my nasi lemak and dont worry, the curry is not that spicy! It's super good just like those we get in Malaysia.. but again.. the portion...

Eric order another Roti Bom because he's not full yet. and guess what, it's so crazily good but the portion is like kid's meal T.T.... why lah? Roti Bom's size should be triple (cries) 
This Roti Bom is very similar to roti canai, served with condensed milk and sugar. (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if they could improve the portions..)

and... this is what happens everytime I ask Eric to fill up the cup for me. Every. Single. Time. 

So here's an overview from the entrance, bad picture because I was shy to take picture LOLOL.

Overall, I really really would visit again the next time because all the food we've tried today is up to our expectations! Heh. The waiters and waitresses were friendly and nice too but can see they are all newbies..

Additional comments after a few more visits to the store:
After the first visits, we couldn't resist going back for more Malaysian food. Heh
Besides, the customers visiting the shop is no joke anymore. We had to queue up almost every time to get a seat. And to be honest, I felt that their food have even improved for the better, portion has increased too. In fact, it's even up to too full for me now whoops. 

This Roti Kaya is superb!! 

L104, Wintergarden Shopping Centre (171 - 209 Queen Street), Brisbane, QLD 4000
(just take the escalator right next to Coach).

Monday, 14 September 2015

Maru Korean BBQ, CBD

Yeeep, I'm gonna update a little about how I spent my last Sunday and introduce my current favourite restaurant in Brisbane. So... since its a Sunday, Eric and I woke up really really late because we watched <The Hills Have Eyes 2> the night before. I hate watching thriller or horror movie but I was forced so its okay at least its not about ghost just some disgusting mutant. The ending was really unsatisfying... nah not gonna spoiler or what, I still dislike any thriller movie. Back to the topic, by the time we get ready to go out was around 2pm. heh just how much I love the weekends. Could not feel our stomach anymore by the time we reached city. Ended making our fastest decision to eat in Maru again! It was the 7th? time ever since we've been here which means we've been visiting at least once a week. hahah 

 quick selfies before heading out. 

Cut my fringe two weeks ago because I was so tempted to have short fringe again. I got it cut in a Korean hair salon in city which explains how satisfy am I with the result heh. But I still flip them to the side from time to time because when the wind blows, it became middle parted... 

Maru's interior

love love LOVEEE all these side dishes. Cannot explain how good does the 오뎅(odeng) tastes. I also freaking love eating the kimchi here with the mayonnaise thingy side dish. HEAVEN xo

Eric's pick: Soy fried chicken. He eats the fried chicken here every time. 

My pick: Mild Seafood Jjamppong. I cant handle spicy food well so I have very limited choices. This jjamppong is love. Portion is more than enough for one person.

Look at how much seafood I got. so much love and the price can be considered cheap. It costs either AUD$12.50 or AUD$14.50. 

I also tried black bean noodle 자장면(jajangmyeon), seafood pancake 파전(pajeon), teriyaki bibimbap in Maru during my last few visits. Pajeon's portion was a bit small to be honest but taste super good. These are solely based on my personal taste, I really really love the food here. But a korean unnie I met at university commented that the food in Maru are not "korean" fully. haha but i still like it anyhow. 

Kayy, that's all for this post!


Saturday, 12 September 2015

Wrap-up Post

Despite of the Anatomy practical exam early in the morning tomorrow, I gave up studying and went through all photos I have taken and chosen some to sum up pretty much of my daily life here in Brisbane. I could say all me and boyfriend does everyday is either going to the university, or city, or the nearest shopping mall to our place-Indooroopilly Mall. I'm just gonna fill this post up with random pictures and warning first, mostly selfie! haha I will try to update daily from now on, pushing myself to take random pictures wherever I go or some interesting things that I want to share!

 Sushi shop in the city with reasonable(cheap?) price. 

 and some love to the people reading this! xD 

 Bought this minty-turquoise Converse from Platypus when I saw it the first time. too pretty not to buy but the brightness in this picture kind of ruin it. 

 Due to the bf's influence of love to sneakers, I've bought at least 10 pairs of new shoes (6-7sneakers) after being here for one month and two weeks..! heol..

My love and I <3

Throwback to my birthday weekend spent in Gold Coast with Eric's family that came to visit. Had a great time spending my birthday this year in Movie World and shopping in Harbour Town!

Our everyday path right beside the train station

I've been really bored especially night time here because by 6pm, the sky is dark, the street is totally quiet as if its 11pm in Malaysia already. As I try to get used to this boring lifestyle, I'm always trying to think of stuff to do in the evening. All this time, I've depend on the life saviour - KOREAN DRAMAS & VARIETY SHOWS. Yes, I almost finished all the recent dramas and latest episodes of variety shows. Still bored to death sometimes. But then! Finally! In most of the bookshops here, I saw these little colouring books that come in different drawings and styles and of course I bought it to safe myself from all the boredom. I was so amazed with these cute colouring books until I found out that they started selling these books back in Malaysia too.. not cool anymore.. lol

I really really love this colouring book as you can see, besides the drawings to colour based on our own creativity, there is also different life quotes in each page. In my life, I depend on life quotes a lot. like really, a lot. Whenever I'm feeling down, i'll search up for quotes that relate to the matter on Google. Then sometimes scribing them in notebooks and stuff. Really really fun little small thing to cure my boredom now. blablabla

That's pretty much sums up or actually did not really sums up my uni life.. Well, I will update more often and more precisely next time! 


Sunday, 6 September 2015

The Coffee Club CBD

First review after coming to Australia! Hahaha not exactly a review actually. Anyways, before coming to Oz, I thought I will be eating twice as much compared to when I'm in Malaysia but to be honest, no.... I freaking miss Malaysia's food now. First of all its because of the taste.. I guess I'm just not much of a western person, so I still prefer our Malaysian food or asian food better. Neither do my boyfriend is. So we have been hunting for good asian food(mostly Korean and Japanese) all this while. Back to western food! We came across many franchises of The Coffee Club and attracted me with their wide range of menu. The first time I've tried The Coffee Club's food is back in Gold Coast for breakfast with Eric's family. Their food was all great! So here's a second try in the city. P/s: I did not jot down the names of the food I ordered so I'm just gonna share the picture down below! Comments are given otherwise it means it's good!


 Eric's choice: Grilled Salmon which turned out quite disappointing.. The servings and its portion are just.. you comment!

Not much of a review as I said from the start, hmm.. pricing wise is a little bit expensive for a student, I wouldn't dine here often but still reasonable for its burger's portion. I will try to update more with cafes and restaurant that I like in the following posts. Especially the Korean restaurant we visit 2 times a week on average and also a Japanese restaurant with $3.50 for al sushi plates!! I'll show them next time after my assignments and exams are all done(cry).

Tuesday, 18 August 2015


Back here after more than one year.. I know I promised to update from my last post but just realised I have been dragging it for a year, ha! Everything has been a huge rush for me, from college to university. I only managed to get a month of break before stepping into a new life again. However, I feel really thankful for everything as it has been going really well all these time. I've had all the family supports I needed and of course not to mention the love and care I could never asked for from my love one, and people around me. Without any of them, I wouldn't be who I am today, and where I am right now.

Brisbane has been really good to me and I'm of course very lucky to be able to step into a new milestone with my love one. Imagine if I were to leave my family to another country, doing everything by my own up till now, I don't think I'll be able to handle everything so easily. Thank you my love ones for all the chances and love I've been receiving all this time!