All instagram tells me is the excess amount of sugar I consume
instagram me dit est l'excédent de sucre que je consomme
Everyone give me a high-five, because I've taken more photos than last fortnight. It's actually been very interesting. I celebrated a friends' 21st Birthday twice, visited my boyfriend in hospital, bought another camera, and eaten a variety of food - yum cha, korean and pizza.
Tout le monde me donner un high five, parce que j'ai pris plus de photos que depuis quinze jours. Il est en fait très intéressant. J'ai célébré 21ème anniversaire d'un ami deux fois, rendu visite à mon petit ami à l'hôpital, acheté un autre appareil photo, et mangé une variété d'aliments - yum cha, coréen et de la pizza.
I've grown an addiction to reading up (researching) DC Comics, working out what the "New 52", "Crisis", and such were. In the process I've fallen in love and grown my fictional girl crush on Dr. Harleen Quinzel or "Harley Quinn" as Batman fans would know her as. Until that point, I had always been pretty uncaring and indifferent about the Marvel vs. DC war, and boom - I'm a DC girl now.
J'ai grandi une addiction à la recherche de DC Comics, ce que le "New 52", "crise", et tels étaient. Dans le processus, je suis tombé en amour avec le Dr Harleen Quinzel ou "Harley Quinn". Jusque-là, j'avais été indifférent à la Marvel vs DC guerre, et boum - Je suis une fille DC.
I'm in a very happy state at the moment, I love Christmas. I feel more spiritually connected, surrounded by peers and family and all the great perks when you're on holiday. The only sad thing is the deep holes in my bank account. Anywho, follow me on instagram for further updates on my mediocre life!
Je suis très heureux en ce moment. J'aime Noël. Je me sens plus spirituellement connecté, entouré par les pairs et la famille et son jour férié. La seule chose triste, c'est mon compte en banque. Anywho, suivez-moi sur instagram pour plus de mises à jour sur ma vie médiocre!
Swissotel's High Tea with Fabulous Mel
High Tea de Swissotel avec ma amie Mel
Finally being out of University for the year, it was time to meet up with Mel again and share a cuppa over High Tea. Seeing as we have conquered most of the typical High Tea salons in the Sydney CBD, it was inevitable that we had to try the High Tea Buffet at the Swissotel Hotel and part of their Crossroad Bar. We arrived and were welcomed warmly and seated by the window. With large glass panes the interior is filled with natural sunlight and everything is elegant. The acoustic instrumental fill the air with the perfect sweet melodies that remind me of a time when I played a piano.
As its a buffet, as you can imagine there were platters of savouries, sweets and dispensors of water and orange juice. Once seated, we were given a flute of sparkling wine and a pot of tea of our choosing each. I chose a green tea, and only took a few sips of the wine (as I have never acquired a taste for it). Since it's a buffet much of the food is left out to cool or be warmed up.
I love the idea of high tea buffet, because I've never been able to get satisfaction from eating scones. However, though the scones here were dense and dry, I enjoyed their sandwiches, savoury pies, quiches, pavlova, and more. I don't know how to to show you the features of a buffet, but the selection is not as diverse as I've seen at regular High Tea.
Tea was regular, and the experience was delightful, I shared some great laughable conversations with Mel and its been a favourite purely for the consumption of food. However, it hasn't been my favourite High Tea salon, but theres more to try and we're trying to squeeze another visit before Uni starts up again.
Crackling crackle from Mr Crackle
Crépitement craquement de M. Crackle.
It was a Thursday, and my company for the day asked me to choose our lunch. After the hype that popped in and around on instagram and blogosphere, I took her and myself down Oxford St to indulge in some of it. Please note, I visited Mr Crackles weeks before the Sydney Food Bloggers' Picnic. We had both ordered Crackle's Classic ($10) which was made up of "crisp skinned slow roast 5 spiced pork belly served with vietnamese salad in a roll." We decided we may need a side as well so we opt for Hot chips ($4.5). We also ordered some drinks each.
After picking up our order, we walked in the direction of Surry Hills and sat down in amongst the park. By then, our chips had cooled down and gone a bit soft. So since it was my fault, I will not review it. Alrighty!
Service? It was great, just a little confusion whilst ordering as the girl who served us didn't have the best english.
Ambiance? Sadly, the dining in option is not often one as theres only a few high stools and they were completely occupied there. However, looking at the pork crackles staying toasty was agonizing to watch.
Would I come back again? Yes for sure! I am very keen to drag some friends over to enjoy. I love the fat feeling I get and the salty and creamy and the textures.
I would definitely go out of my way for this, because sadly I know no where else for a quick crackling fix.
Chur Burger and their chips
Chur hamburger et des frites
So the entire group got number 37 and ordered individually. And wow! The line was very short, which is a surprise since it was long just minutes before. I decided to order things to round up to $20, so I ordered a Grilled lamb burger with mint sauce, feta, red onion, aioli ($10), Chili salted chips ($5) and a lemmy lemonade ($5). Alright, let's break it down. How'd it go?
Grilled Lamb burger with mint sauce, feta, red onion & aioli - I spent a lot of my time eating this burger and analysing the sauce... Because the sensation on my tongue was giving me a nostalgic feeling, and I just wanted to remember where it was from. I believe so far, this burger may have been one of the best burgers I've had. I honestly can't think of anything better. The buns were great, they didn't dry out my mouth. The pattie was flavoursome and cooked to the right texture that I prefered. And the sauce?! WELL I loved it because of that nostalgic feeling.
Chili Salted Chips - this, was, "eh". Like it wasn't bad, but it wasn't fabulous. However I did prefer this over the sweet potato chips. The chips were definitely crispy, and the right chip. It made me think back to RED Lea chips I would have most weekends when I'm in Cabramatta. It tasted exactly the same, so I wasn't surprised. But then again, how excited can you be about the sides at any joint.
Lemmy lemonade - it isn't anything special, slightly carbonated but plain lemon juice really.
Service? Decent enough, personally greeted and the wait was bearable because of it. However, my lemmy lemonade was forgotten for a bit until I reminded them.
Ambiance? Very loud, but a nice mood thanks to lighting.
Would I go again? Of course I would, I really do want to try all their burgers. But It's not a joint I'd go out of my way for, because how many burger joints can there really be in the city?
Sydney Food Blogger's Christmas Picnic 2013
Sydney alimentaire blogueurs de Noël 2013 de pique-nique
I remember a month ago(?) I received an email in my inbox, I had a read of it whilst in the middle of class and I was in shock. It was from Suze from Chocolatesuze & Helen from Grab Your Fork. It was an invitation to the Sydney Food Blogger's Christmas Picnic! It was at this point where I had been reassured by the gals & peers that I had somehow picked up the label of "SYDNEY FOOD BLOGGER". I noticed it a while ago when I popped on lists, and people were finding my blog through other affiliation lists. But look! Its a real title now. I couldn't be happier to finally meet other bloggers.
It was a Saturday afternoon, and through the commute from my area to Centennial Park the skies did not look pleasant. I was getting chills from the flashes of lightning and the thunder. After following the #SydFBXmas2013 tag on twitter, I was reassured that IT WAS ON! I arrived at the park at 1:30pm, which was 30minutes early but thats just how I am. I like being punctual. As a precaution, we took a while with setting up the gazebo & tents, I guess it's a great thing I'm a DT because I finally applied my camping skills outside a TNTT setting. In those moments I made chit chat with Noods and Raff from Ramenraff. (Meeting bloggers is not a common occurrence for me)
For more photos and blogposts on the event you just need to use the hashtag: #SydFBXmas2013
See y'all next year! :)
Harry's Hawaiian 21st Birthday
Hawaiian 21e anniversaire de Harry
It is that time, where everyone in the social group turns 21. And with turning twenty-one, comes the endless rows of parties to celebrate passing such a milestone. With parties comes lots of dress up themes. Why would you not take the opportunity to have a party with a cool alliteration. And so boom! Hawaiian T-shirt, floral necklaces, flip flops and pineapples.
Apologies for the lack of proofreading. Enjoy your stay.
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