Chibi Doll~ Lulu (Final Fantasy X)

August 1st, 2015

Dear Chibi,

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Just felt like drawing Lulu :D Not sure if I’ll draw the other characters..maybe one day :)

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August 1st, 2015

Dear Chibi,

I recently finished playing the main story of FFX (PS4 remastered version) and have been feeling a little empty inside… THIS GAME SO SAD AND BEAUTIFUL AND TRAGIC. AHHHHHHH.. Just wonderful. I love the main characters so much… Yuna, Tidus, Auron, Lulu, Calamari (ohoho), Wakka and Rikku. I loved seeing Yuna and Tidus gradually fall for each other, but I also loveeeeeeed Lulu and Wakka’s interaction. It was intriguing, which lead me to constantly talk to Lulu throughout the game. I didn’t know about the game’s hidden ‘affection’ mechanics, which slightly changes certain scenes in the game, depending on which character ‘likes’ you the most through your actions. It goes without saying, Lulu end up with the highest affection score so Tidus gets a ride with her, and she’s the one passing the Blitz Ball to Tidus during his limit break 8D. hehee, that’s kinda cool… though WOULD YUNA NOT BE MORE APPROPRIATE? XP

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Yuna’s sending. OMG Yuna is perfection :’)

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And yes.. I squealed like a 13 year old fan-girl watching the kiss scene >w<

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Meet Champynette!

July 26th, 2015

Dear Chibi,

Our neighbourhood has a lot of cats, both owned and strayed. We walk past a few everyday going to and from work. We also find cats visiting our front and backyards. Since we see them so much, Hubby and I have even given them names XD There’s a Sylvester, Sylvester Jr, Tiger, Sunny, Blinky Bill, and Patches… but recently there’s an addition of Champynette!

Who is Champynette? This one:

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It looks exactly like Champy, but twice the size! O_O We have no idea if she’s even related to him, but we’re pretending it’s Champy’s mum 8D. The first time Champynette came to visit, she sat outside our glass door, peering in for 4 hours straight. Champy was not impressed! lol

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Luncheon with the Girls!

July 26th, 2015

Dear Chibi,

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This is the first time I invited the girls over, and boy was it a lot of fun :D We don’t usually have large groups over, so it was a good challenge hosting/catering for everyone. I’m glad everything worked out! ^^

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All the foooodsssss :D Hubby and I cooked up tuna pasta bake, zucchini fritters with dill + labne dip, pumpkin soup and a green salad. Kaz made the apple, potato, and egg salad with mayo. Mich & Troy brought some apple ciders and made fish & veggie pastries. Helen & Fong brought marinated chicken wings & drumsticks, while Newway cooked up a beef casserole!

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YUM!

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Snow, Hot Springs & Wilderness – Blue Mountains Getaway

July 21st, 2015

Dear Chibi,

This past weekend Hubby and I spent 2 days and 1 night up near the Blue Mountains for a little winter getaway :) A few days earlier, we heard there were several road closures due to ice and snow(!), but luckily it didn’t affect us at all. In fact, there was basically no traffic, woo! We made a short stop at Maccas for breakfast, before heading up towards Katoomba. The higher we went, the lower the temperature. This was way exciting!

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We stopped by Black Heath where we finally saw snow! YAAAAY! It was around 4 degrees here.

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After our snow fun, we did some sight seeing and bush walking down Govetts Leap. We only saw 1 person along the way, so it was a really peaceful walk :D It started off very misty, but the more we descended, the clearer everything became.

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Chibi tries out HelloFresh!

July 13th, 2015

Dear Chibi,

So… I recently heard about this company called “Hello Fresh” which delivers simple, healthy recipes to your home for you to cook yourself. They provide all the ingredients you need in the exact amounts, so no grocery shopping is required. The meals are quick and your dinner is ready in about 30 minutes..Sounds sweet, doesn’t it? The downside is, it ends up costing you more money than if you bought the ingredients yourself. They are a business, after all.

Funnily enough, my sister-in-law sent me this deal where I can get 3 meals for 2 people, for just $1 free (Normally $69). Now that’s a bargain ;D And so I signed up to see what all the fuss is about…

Yesterday, my $1 grocery box arrived at my door:

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Let’s see what’s inside?

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Emily’s 28th Birthday

July 12th, 2015

Dear Chibi,

Yesterday we celebrated Emily’s 28th Birthday with a get-together at her newly renovated apartment in Neutral Bay.  It looks really nice and modern and cosy :3 When Hubby and I first arrived, we played some FFX remastered on her PS3. Oh the early days! Speaking of FFX, I’ve been playing it at home on the PS4 and I’m almost done with the main story! Will blog about that some other time ;D

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Sompies & Dong brought a bunch of boardgames along, but I was most excited about one called ‘Avalon’. It’s one of those bluffing, deduction (mafia-type) mind-games. I loveeeeeeee these sort of games. I enjoy trying to read people and tricking them at the same time. It kinda messes with their heads 8D

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I ‘succeeded’ 3 out of the 4 rounds we played. I consider this a win.

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What’s for dinner? #8

July 12th, 2015

Dear Chibi,

This is looking like a monthly post, aye? Here is my latest cooking adventures…

Dish #34 Pumpkin Soup

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A delicious and easy soup, perfect for winter :) I added a bit of nutmeg to taste. Yum!

Dish #35 Pad Kee Mao (Drunken Noodles)

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I made this twice now and it’s very tasty! The thick rice noodles turned out juicy and soft. I didn’t put any chilli in it though, so… is it still considered Pad Kee Mao? XD The second time around I also added bean sprouts and some Chinese greens :) One of my favourite Asian dishes so far.

Dish #36 Maple Salmon

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Finally some seafood! I always try to add a bit of fish in our diet (which I’m sure we don’t get enough of). I was surprised how nice the maple syrup and soy sauce worked with the salmon. YUM!

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Creating my Taste

July 11th, 2015

Dear Chibi,

On Friday during work, Sarah, Jessie, Storm and I headed to Kings Cross Maccas for a ‘Create Your Taste’ kiosk user testing… which means, free meal for us! This is the epic burger I end up making :D

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I may have went a bit overboard with the ingredients (everything fell apart), but hey at least I finished it 8D Unfortunately, I end up with food coma for the rest of the day… zZzzz…

 

Winter Photo shoot @ Holroyd Gardens

June 28th, 2015

Dear Chibi,

It’s been over a year since Hubby and I have gone out for a photo shoot, so on this fine Saturday afternoon, we did just that! We found out about this place from Roy, who recommended it to us when he found out we did photo shoots for fun. It’s the first time we shot in winter, and I must say it gives the photos a different life :3 I really like how the photos came out! Here are a select few:

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