Thursday, December 4, 2014

Cover of 2NE1 "Come Back Home"

It's been a hella long time since I last did a song cover. This time, my housemate and I decided to go all out with our music passion. Since the 2 of us love music so much but we don't get to pursue anything related to music, we thought "why not do everything ourselves and learn from Google and Youtube?"

That's why for this cover, unlike my previous ones, I actually recorded it on a real condenser microphone. As we haven't mastered the mixing techniques and haven't figured out how to play around the effects on Audacity and Adobe Audition (yes, first time being exposed to audio editing programs too~!), I chose an acoustic song, so I just had to record the raw vocal kekeke! So what you are about to listen below is my pure voice with no touch-ups or any additional sugar, spice and everything nice :p


After recording the vocal, I just shot a video with myself lip syncing to my own voice! You can't believe how amused I was while doing all these by myself~ Everything is so new and I felt like I've entered into a completely world.

PS: Ignore the super messy background. Since exams are around the corner, I can't be bothered to tidy my room just yet~

Anyway, I had fun doing this song. 2NE1 is my favourite K-Pop girl group. Before I was all gaga over the K-Pop industry, I was already listening to their songs and that was before I knew any other K-Pop artistes apart from Wonder Girls and Super Junior.

Come Back Home is also one of top favourite songs by 2NE1. Chaelin and Minzy are AWESOME!!!

I'm done blabbering HAHA....Have to go back to my studies :(

Do feel free to let me know what you think about this cover :) I HOPE I did justice to this song though.....

Behind the scenes! HAHAHA




Quote to share: I think you have to be who you truly are and love who you are ~Chaelin (CL from 2NE1) 



Facebook: Fionism

Twitter: MJandOri4eva
Instagram: mjandori4eva
Youtube: fionparis
Email: fionism@yahoo.com


Friday, November 28, 2014

Shin Dang Dong Tteokbukki

Today, I am going to introduce the WORLD's BEST TIDBITS/SNACK EVERRRR that I've ever tasted! Sincerely voted by me and my housemate as the number 1 delicious snack we have ever tasted in our 20 years' of lives (so, this is REAL deal!)

I'm just going to keep this blog post short and simple. My main aim is just to introduce this to you guys so you know that something THIS mouth-watering does exist and you should definitely give it a try :p


SHIN DANG DONG TTEOKBUKKI~~~~

If you can't read Korean, just go into any korean grocery shop and tell them you are looking for "SHIN DANG DONG TTEOKBUKKI" and they will know what you are after ;)

Fun fact: Shin Dang Dong is a place in Korea that is very famous for its rice cakes.




This is how the packaging looks like.



This thing definitely beats potato chips, doritos, cookies, macarons, nachos....I don't need anything other snacks in my life anymore as long as I can have a lifelong supply of SHIN DANG DONG TTEOK!




OMG I'm at the brink of drooling all over my laptop keyboard! How can Koreans be so blessed with nearly literally everything - they have the best makeup products, best skincare, best music, best looking people, best fashion and best food!

Can I just migrate to Korea now please!


Eating this while studying makes studying less miserable! (well, studying Korean is an exception to any other form of studying though~)

Anyway, if you are living in Melbourne, you can find SHIN DANG DONG TTEOKBUKKI from Laguna (at QV) or KT Mark (on Elizabeth Street, opposite Queen Victoria Market)!

It's a MUST TRY!

I told my mom about how heavenly delicious this tteok is and she asked me to bring a big packet back to Malaysia for her to try (still cracking my head on how to prevent this thing from being squashed in my luggage!)

That's all for today~ If any of you have tried this before or you'll be trying them after reading this blog post PLEASE let me know~ HEHE


Quote to share: Love doesn't sit there like a stone, it has to be made; like bread: remade all the time, made new ~Og Mandino

Facebook: Fionism
Twitter: MJandOri4eva
Instagram: mjandori4eva
Dayre: Fion Paris
Tumblr: mjandori4eva
Youtube: fionparis
Email: fionism@yahoo.com


Saturday, November 22, 2014

Discovering Bourke Street on Joey's Birthday

Sorry my dear Joey for this super belated blog post!!!


Come to think of it, I really don't know how Joey would end up being my very best gym buddy and motivation.

I knew Joey since 3 years ago because we were sitting on the same table during Maths class in college but we never talked much. I have NO idea how our friendship developed anyway :p

She has always been a very dedicated studier and very organized person and while me being the exact opposite, she's THE one who I look up to (though I could never reach her level :/). Most of the times I will drive Joey insane with my bullshit crap. Usually she's like a big sister looking over the crazy uncontrollable kid (i.e ME). I like the way when she says "OH MY GOD FION~", "AIYO FION", "FION GO STUDY" etc! HAHAH!

We aren't really close to each other. I guess because we have completely different group of friends and different interests. However, whenever we go to gym together, we will update each other about the big things that happen in our lives and discuss about the typical girl problems together. 

So that day was Joey's birthday and we went out to the city for some shopping.


That was actually the very first time I hung out with her alone OUTSIDE of the gym!
        

That morning, I had work and I took the chance to decorate a cupcake for Joey's birthday (too bad none of us took a photo of that :p).

I was Joey's fashion advisor that day (shamelessly claiming myself as one) because I helped her pick out a lipstick and a blazer from H&M.

Then, we went on to take lots of random photos around Bourke Street.


This is my favourite photo with Joey! Got a random person to take it for us. Joey saw the person walking by with a DSLR and she was like "Ask that person to take for us he looked like someone who could take good photo LMAO~"

Disclaimer (just in case my mom is reading this....) - that shopping bag is not mine!

Below are the photos that Joey took for me!

This place is called the ROYAL ARCADE. It has been there since 1869 as a hub between Bourke Street and Little Collins street!

I had always wanted a set of photo from this place for me to put on my blog and now thanks to Joey, you are looking at them!


My squirrel looking face :p


Not sure whether that can be considered as an eye smile?! HAHA


Now I have to seriously acknowledge the fact that Joey's actually a pretty good photographer, her shot made my face look small *smirk*

What's with the blur face Fion!


We also went to the famous graffiti street on Bourke Street!


A very typical #ootd shot!




This is one of my favourite style of all time. I like wearing long tank tops which cover half of my butt with a thin long chiffon cardigan!


Guess what, this whole outfit is actually made of really cheap things!


Tank top (from Factorie) 5 AUD
Cardigan (from eBay - my current favourite piece) 4 AUD
Shorts (from Bangkok market) around 4 AUD too
New Balance sneakers (my very first pair of NB) which I got for only 40 AUD! Love it to the max!


The pretty Joey!


Joey's #ootd taken by me :3



But first lemme take a selfie~

We also discovered a very cute toy shop in Royal Arcade. Not quite sure whether I should label that place as a toy shop or more of a Princess Shop because it's full of pink colour and cute things!


Not quite sure whether photos were allowed so we just randomly took some shots before we got shooed :p



Don't know whether we loved the mirror by the stairs or the decorations more! :p


Couldn't stop abusing the big size mirrors~



Initially I wanted to sit on the froggy chair but I hesitated worrying that my big butt would crash it into pieces ><


AHHHH found unicorn!!!


Joey was so excited when she found the crowns and insisted we take a photo with crowns on together but the crowns kept on dropping from my head and I eventually gave up wearing one.



These are 2 very rare faces I had ever seen on Joey's face! I love this cheeky Joey who's once in a blue moon not in her serious study mode! Don't get me wrong, I love her as my ultimate motivator, always. Just that I love the fact that I finally had the chance to see her cheeky side too!

Love you girl! Can't wait to hit the gym with you again next year ^^

Quote to share: Let us always meet each other with a smile for a smile is the beginning of l0ve ~Mother Teresa

Facebook: Fionism
Twitter: MJandOri4eva
Instagram: mjandori4eva
Dayre: Fion Paris
Tumblr: mjandori4eva
Youtube: fionparis
Email: fionism@yahoo.com


Friday, November 14, 2014

Dinner @ Mr Fusion, Little Collins

I seriously am one of the best procrastinators in the entire universe. This super delayed post was supposed to be posted up in....June! OMG....it's so once-upon-time-ish!

My housemate and I have always been a big fan of Japanese curry, so when my friend recommended Mr Fusion to me claiming that they serve really awesome curry, I went there with my housemate the very next day.


Braved ourselves through the super colour wind and arrived there at last!



The restaurant was quite small and cozy. Due to the fact that we arrived quite late in the evening and we didn't make any prior reservation, we ended up sitting by the side of the door (which I think was the place where they usually put their decorative items LOL!). Anyway, there was no turning back anymore as we were both too cold and hungry to go out of the place without filling our stomachs. 


Deciding what to eat~~~ Of course Curry was our priority! *smirks*

From what I saw on Urbanspoon, Mr Fusion is quite famous for their Alaska Crab and those very exquisite seafood dishes. The 2 of us couldn't afford those expensive dishes and plus how could we finish one whole big pot, so we ended up ordering curry pork and chicken karaage.

Waiting like a werewolf!!!


Finally.....




I think this curry pork had a bit of cheese element in it (downside of writing a post after so long >< my apologies). 

Personally, I think this dish was very disappointing. 

I liked the way they cooked the curry, it was really yummy but I would prefer chicken over pork anytime. It seemed to me that they have overcooked the pork and it became....I don't really know how to explain it, but you sort of know the feeling where you overcooked a carrot and it became like super super soft and the feeling of biting is just WRONG! 

I believe this would be amazing if they could change it to chicken than pork. 



I loved this dish!!!! Apart from it being over-sized, I loved it lots (which meant it was really worth the money but because I forced myself to finish it up eventually, I was too full to walk)!

A must try!!

Sorry for the bad quality photos because I couldn't really be bothered to take good photos, food was priority that time! Plus, it wasn't exactly my fault as the lighting in the restaurant was quite dim to begin with HAHA!


PS: I officially announce that, apart from Unagi rice and Soba, I have to rate Korean food as my number 1 favourite (surpassing Japanese cuisine already sumimasen).


Mr Fusion Modern Japanese 

Contact Number: 03 9995 8385
(I would recommend you to book in prior)

Opening Hours:
Mon & Tue: 11am-4pm

Wed-Fri: 11-4pm & 6pm-11pm

Sat: 6-11pm

Quote to share: Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale ~Hans Christian Andersen
Facebook: Fionism
Twitter: MJandOri4eva
Instagram: mjandori4eva
Dayre: Fion Paris
Tumblr: mjandori4eva
Youtube: fionparis
Email: fionism@yahoo.com



Share It