10 years of blogging

November 29th, 2015

Dear Chibi,

I’ve come to realise I’ve been blogging for over 10 years. That’s basically my life from when I was 18 to 28. Kinda crazy. Back then I had just started Uni, was single and naive and now I’m married and approaching my 30s AND OH SO WORLDLY (not)! ;D Random thoughts occasionally pop-up, like ‘If someone bothered to read through every single entry, they can seriously stalk the crap outta me, and it would be SO SCARY.’ But then again, it’s not like I’m famous. I’m just an ordinary person like every other person on the internet, so surely my life wouldn’t be that fascinating to anyone except to people I know (maybe).

I don’t even know who reads this blog.
Do you read my blog? 8D


At times, I would read through my old entries- just to see what I was up to, who I was hanging with and what I was thinking at the time. Sometimes the amount of detail I put into one entry bores even me to sleep. Oh Jen, did you really need to write down why someone didn’t show up to something? ;D It’s really not that important! But then again, maybe 20-year-old me wanted to write down everything, so memories are vividly ingrained for my future self. For that reason, I never go back and delete or edit the entries. Yes, I’ve written some embarrassing things, some things I completely disagree with now (because I’ve grown since then) but it’s all a learning process.

That’s kind of the purpose of a blog, no?

Well, here’s to another 10 years of ‘Dear Chibi’ :D! It’s been a fun ride :)

A week in Tassie Part 3 (Final): Launceston

November 28th, 2015

A week in Tasmania Part 1: Hobart
A week in Tassie Part 2: Coles Bay & Freycinet

Dear Chibi,

It was time for our final stretch to Launceston (and final blog entry for this trip)!


The drive was another 2 hours. We made a brief stop at Campbell Town which was in the middle of Launceston & Freycinet (And because Hubby was so obsessed with the name Campbell Town ;D)

Campbell Town





Taken next to the ‘Red Bridge‘ which is the oldest bridge on the National Highway (and built by convicts). These wooden sculptures were originally trees and carved with a chainsaw! This one depicts a British Soldier overseeing a convict working on Red Bridge.


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A week in Tassie Part 2: Coles Bay & Freycinet

November 26th, 2015

A week in Tasmania Part 1: Hobart

Dear Chibi,

We started the day with some breakfast at Jackman & McRoss before leaving for the east coast.



Freshly brewed chai milk tea with honey



Scallop and Seaweed Pie ~ very interesting taste!


Bacon and scrambled eggs focaccia


..And with that, it was time to say good bye to Hobart :)

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A week in Tasmania Part 1: Hobart

November 25th, 2015

Dear Chibi,

For our one year wedding anniversary, Hubby and I flew down to Tasmania where we spent 7 days exploring this beautiful little island, making our way up from Hobart to Launceston!


Maccas for breakfast @Sydney Airport. I would like 3 sugars with that please!

The flight was quick and painless, in a mere 1.5 hour we had arrived in Hobart (I beat the first level of Super Hexagon, woo~ go me!) We picked up our rental car and got a free upgrade for it ~ yay, lucky us :D


Unfortunately it was raining on the first day so we didn’t do too much. We explored the CBD and checked-in to our hotel at Bay View Villas, where we stayed for 2 nights.


Lunch @Sakura Sushi (but I decided to go for good old Chinese Soy Chicken Noodles XP)


We found the prices of food here to be generally quite expensive. On average a simple meal would cost you $25 a person excluding a drink. But hey, Tassie is kind of a touristy place and we are in Australia so we just came to accept it as the norm 8D


At around 8pm, the sun was still shining outside. Hubby and I started to look for a place for dinner and were quite surprised a lot of the restaurants were already closing! Dai pinchie XD! 

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Kerry’s 1920s Great Gatsby Hens Party

November 23rd, 2015

Dear Chibi,

After close to no sleep on Saturday night, I’ve finally recovered enough energy to put this blog entry together :D 2 months of planning has come to an end, with Kerry’s Hens Party taking place on the 21st November (3 weeks to her big day!!) We had an amazing turn out with everyone dressed in their gorgeous 1920s Great Gatsby outfits :D Prepare yourself for pic spam!!



Early in the morning, I got Kaz all dolled-up with her hair and make-up done at Shinka Hair Salon. I think she deserves some stress-free pampering to start the big day! :3







What a pretty Bride-to-Be! *_*

We then checked-into our hotel at Metro Hotel Marlow Sydney where the rest of us bridal party got ready.


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One Year~ 15.11

November 15th, 2015

Dear Hubby,

I can’t believe it’s already been a year since we made our vows to each other :3

This year has been such an incredible adventure. You always make me so happy and I look forward to spending the rest of my life with you :)






Happy Anniversary Hubby. I love you more than anything in this world <3

Gary & Angela’s Wedding

November 9th, 2015

Dear Chibi,

Yesterday Hubby and I had the pleasure of attending Gary & Angela’s wedding held at Le Montage. How time flies :) It’s almost been a year since Ange caught the bouquet at my wedding, and 4 years since I first met dear old Dr Gary (He’s actually younger than me). Gary is one of the strangest guys I’ve ever met. He’s eccentric, grandpa-like, very dopey yet funny and intelligent at the same time. Did that even make sense? Oh, he’s also a really nice guy (and a softy).


The ceremony started just after 3.30pm at the Sarah Grand Balcony. Hubby and I arrived about 15 minutes before, and boy was it crowded! And there he was… the groom waiting anxiously, and excitedly with his nerdy groomsmen ;D Burpy in a suit and bow-tie? Don’t get to see that very often~ heeee.


And here comes the bride :)



What a cute couple :D

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MZ’s Birthday Lunch @Crinitis Harbourside

October 25th, 2015

Dear Chibi,

Today the cofa gang celebrated MZ’s 29th Birthday with a metre long pizza at Crinitis, Darling Harbour :D




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King of the House

October 5th, 2015

Dear Chibi,

Another month of Champy adventures~ Our little boy is now one years old :3 He’s grown so much, but is still as cute as ever.

Let’s all take a moment to admire him from below, shall we?


How majestic ;D


We now let Champy inside the house 100% of the time. We don’t leave him in the garage anymore, and I can tell this has drastically increased his happiness level. Now he walks around the house like a boss ;D It’s fun to see where all his favourite spots are. He loves sleeping on the stairs, and rolling around.

Some things never change though…


Yup, let’s just use Hubby’s arm as a arm rest.

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Floz’s 29th Birthday @ Yayoi Garden

October 5th, 2015

Dear Chibi,

Yesterday we celebrated Floz’s birthday with dinner at Yayoi Garden in the city. It was such a warm day! I thought I was gonna melt in the sun, so I was pretty amused when I saw people wearing beanies and scarves on my train ^^”


We already ‘pre-ordered’ our menus beforehand, so it was just a matter of rocking up and waiting for the food.



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