Coles mini collection

1st September 2018

Dear Chibi,

Happy first day of spring!!

Coles Mini Collection

Who doesn’t love a mini replica? :D Last month Coles supermarkets had a promotion where if you spend over $30 in one transaction, you get a random ‘mini’ of  a everyday consumer good. Hubby and I regularly shop at Coles but we hardly ever spend over $30 in one go. I didn’t think I’d be able to get my hands on any, but luckily my work colleague was collecting these for her daughter and gave me her extras! Yes… ALL of these were her duplicates!! Lucky me! There were 30 different products to collect. I end up with 13.

Coles Mini Collection

My favourites from the lot: Colgate toothpaste, Tim Tam, Leggo’s bolognese sauce, Oak chocolate milk and Milo.

Coles Mini Collection

The parent and baby :D

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Mirai

24th August 2018

Mirari - Double pass

Dear Chibi,

The friendly folks at Madman recently sent me a double pass to see ‘Mirai (Mirai of the Future)’ which came out yesterday. We tend to avoid watching trailers since they usually show the best bits, so Hubby and I went in pretty blindly having no idea what this movie was about. It turned out pretty cute and entertaining : )

I also caught a shiny Sableye on our way home *.* Feeling lucky today!

 

Spicy Ramen Challenge

18th August 2018

Dear Chibi,

For those who know me, I usually avoid eating spicy foods as my tolerance has always been rather low. Well, over the last couple of years Hubby has slowly trained me up and today sent this challenge my way:

It was actually quite delicious XD.

We both ate a bowl each, and I found the amount of sweat dripping from Hubby’s forehead so amusing XD Meanwhile my face is completely dry and I didn’t drink any water until I finished the whole thing.

WHAT A BOSSS. Yup, I just said that about myself :D

I’m still horrified by the sight of chili peppers though ^^”

 

Emily’s Birthday with schnitzels

15th July 2018

Dear Chibi,

Emily’s birthday lunch celebration @Austrian Schitzelhaus, Neutral Bay

 

Sailor Moon SuperS DVD & Bluray Limited Edition Review

1st July 2018

Dear Chibi,

Sailor Moon’s fourth season ‘Sailor Moon SuperS’ tends to get a lot of hate. Too much Chibiusa, no Outer Senshi and way too many filler episodes; these are usually the main arguments I hear. Although I can understand where they’re coming from…I personally really enjoyed SuperS. There, I said it 8D. SuperS is actually not that bad. Chibiusa does a fine job as it’s leading character and I loved watching her relationship with Pegasus slowly grow over the course of the season. It’s so endearing, and rewarding. She also matures and gets heavy character development, and how can that be a bad thing?

The villains are great characters too, especially the Amazon Trio, each with their distinctive personalities and quirks. The slightly crazy, bizarre circus villains makes it ridiculously funny to watch (You can’t take them seriously). Viz Media’s English cast did great job with the voicing and the dialogue (My only issue is them calling Fish Eye, “Fish’s Eye”). All these make for a entertaining watch though, as long as you don’t mind letting the characters do their thing, and the main story unravel in due time.

Packaging

Quite a few of you have been wondering if it’s worth continuing the DVD sets, or starting anew with the Blurays. Today I’ll be sharing with you side by side comparisons of both products so you can decide for yourself :)

Sailor Moon SuperS

Bluray vs DVD limited edition boxsets. Apart from the DVD box being larger the packaging is basically identical (Crisis Compacts not included ;D)

Sailor Moon SuperS

The cover art always looks so pretty in Madman’s releases :3
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Sailor Moon R and S Limited Edition Bluray Set Review

2nd June 2018

Dear Chibi,

Wow, it’s June already. With Sailor Moon SuperS coming out in a couple of days here in Australia, I thought it’s a good time to get these two sets reviewed!

Sailor Moon R & S Bluray

Sailor Moon R & Sailor Moon S~ Isn’t the design lovely?

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Vivid Sydney @ The Royal Botanic Garden

29th May 2018

Dear Chibi,

Last night Marcus, Emily and I hung out after work to see the Vivid displays around Circular Quay. It happened to be International Burger Day so we end up dining at Maccas’ and claiming our free Big Mac, woo XD.

Vivid Sydney 2018

There’s usually a ton of people at Vivid, but it really made a difference coming on a Monday night. There were still people, but it wasn’t crazy packed where you felt like you couldn’t move.

Here are some pics I snapped along the way :D The photos aren’t great quality, but it’s about experiencing it in person…right?? XD (I didn’t feel like bringing my camera ^^”)

Vivid Sydney 2018

Snugglepot and Cuddlepie animation. There was even a little booth selling merch XD
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Newway & Alex’s DIY Pizza Lunch

27th May 2018

Dear Chibi,

Today Newway and Alex invited us over for a fun afternoon session of DIY Pizza :D! I arrived around noon and got really excited upon seeing all the ingredients laid out on the table. So much prep work had been done!

So, making the pizza was pretty easy seeing as Newway already did all the hard work. Firstly we spread the tomato pizza base over Lebanese bread and simply topped it up with whatever we liked. I’m not a vegetarian, but I’m always drawn to vegetarian pizzas because of its vibrant colours. I love pineapples on pizzas…mmm. Once that’s done, Newway would pop it into the oven and TADA. Magic happens.

Carzy is all about the cheese. HER WHOLE PIZZA HAD A BILLION LAYERS. We laughed, and joked and teased. Then her pizza came out perfectly. We all started adding more cheese, lol.

Honestly, I was really impressed by how well the pizzas turned out. It actually looks legit and tastes really good!

After our pizza fun, we had home made Panna Cotta for dessert. Oh yummy. I need to make this *_*

Thank you again Newlex for being such amazing hosts and having us over. I had so much fun today!

I wish Hubby was here. I know he would have loved it :)

 

Birthday Brunch @Qube on Bay

26th May 2018

Dear Chibi,

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Turning 31 ~ Birthday Weekend in Bundeena

22nd May 2018

Dear Chibi,

Before I start jotting down my weekend adventures, I want to say a big Happy Birthday to my twinbee Kaz, who spent her birthday in Kangaroo Valley :D (She’s 5 minutes older, which I’m sure you could tell ;D)

One of the great things about having your birthday land on a Monday is being able to turn a single day affair into a weekend of celebrations. (I’m totally not complaining!) In fact, I was enjoying it so much I didn’t want it to end. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if it was my birthday every day? “Haha, you wish!” I hear you saying ;D Of course, I’m just being greedy. I know Hubby spoils me every single day :3

First thing on the menu was Hubby’s breakfast~ katsu sando! :D How cute is this little sandwich? It was his first time making it, and it was a delight ^^

Before we made our way to Bundeena, we stopped by this neat little cafe called Elatte Cafe. Oh my, the food is totally made for Instagram. How pretty is that pancake?? *drools* Taste did not disappoint either. So yummy!

When we arrived at the Royal National Park, we dropped by our little shack where we’d be spending the night. It has a fully equipped kitchen but the outdoor bath tub was our favourite feature ^.^

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