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 ^^

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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

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

DIY Skincare Bottle Storage Box [Tutorial]

Annyeong my unicorns! Finally I'm back....let's just not talk about how much I suffered throughout the exam period - I did horribly in the exam and my backache is getting worse. Anyway, I just thought that I should be back on blogging after being #MIA for so long.

These days, I am quite into watching the DIY Youtubers when I run out of things to watch on Youtube. My favourite ones are Bethany Mota and Belinda Selene. I think most of you all would have already known Bethany, she's even younger than me but she has achieved so much in life *role model* Belinda is really good at decorating her planner and that's how I found her. After watching Bethany and Belinda on Youtube, I suddenly had the urge to do some DIYs myself (but I'm really bad at handicrafts to be honest).

So one day, out of no where, the idea hit me! I had always wanted to look for a storage box or something that can hold all of my skincare products. Initially I planned to find something from Daiso but I couldn't seem to find something that could carry my things perfectly - they are either too big or too small or too narrow or to wide....just unsuitable.


That's the reason why my skincare products were always literally EVERYWHERE. How unorganized~

So here's a tutorial of how I got everything in place ^^


It holds all my things perfectly! And it's all done by me!!! :3



First you need a box which is of your desired size. This box was the box that carried the product that I bought for eBay, so yeah....it didn't cause me any trouble finding one. I just used it because it was there (That was BEFORE I figured out my things could fit perfectly in it LOL!)


Next, cut away the sides of the box

(ps: I really can't remember what did I buy that cost me $7.20 hmmmm)


After you finish cutting all 4 sides, you will have something that looks like this.


I used Washi Tapes for decoration, but you can actually use pretty wrapping papers if you have, or some magazine spreads. It's totally up to you! Washi Tapes are the only decorative things I have with me and I bought 2 of these for $2.80 so it's not that expensive (from Daiso).


Start wrapping! Just go all over the box until you cover the whole thing. This may take some time.

Although my washi tapes are quite fancy on their own, I decided to add some glam to the box.


My representative sign - STARS!!!


Put a short transparent tape at the back of the star like this and slap it on randomly on your box.


This is the end product. Okay, ignore the very bad handwork. I personally don't have much patience when it comes to doing handicrafts (I used to get the 2nd lowest mark in my class for Art, that's just self-explanatory #sorrynotsorryLOL!)

YOU'RE DONE! The last thing is to pop all your things inside the box.


Since I have a few products that are in tube-form, I decided to put a polystyrene cup in there to hold them in place.


Despite the rough handwork, it still looks cute when I put it up....So, why bother?!?! HAHAHA!

Here's my neat makeup and skincare section! I love the fact that the box is deep enough to carry the tall bottles and surprisingly they fit every single thing!!!

You can see that I have my Michael Jackson badges as decorations by the side of the shelves, and next to the skincare storage box is the cup that holds my BB cream and lip products. The eyeliner sticking out from the cup is a new one that I just got a few days ago, haven't tried it on though but I will be doing a review on it soon. On top of the cup is a photo of my mom and I. The blue drawer storage on the very right holds all my makeup - eyeliners, eyeshadows, foundations, mascara, eyelid tapes and eyebrow trimming products. Some makeup wipes on the top and some extra products which I don't have to use them yet.

Yeah~ that's all for today! It feels so good to be back on my blog again ♥ I will try to blog as frequent as possible! I have a lot of pending blog posts which I have already scheduled in my diary which are to be posted up in the near future, so stay tuned!


I'm also working on some song covers. This time, it will be completely different the usual covers where I play guitar and sing all by myself. I'm actually learning how to do audio editing, trimming, recording with real microphones and even doing all the harmonizing myself. My housemate is more like the music producer! HAHA! It's a very fresh thing to us so we find it really amusing!!! Got myself a new Youtube channel > Fion Paris (please subscribe if you haven't)

Peace and Love xoxo


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