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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cBsM Bowling & Karaoke Day

June 23rd, 2015

Dear Chibi,

On Sunday I hung out with my gaming buddies with some good old bowling at Harbourside. Coincidentally, we played on the same bowling lane as we did two and a half years ago. Good good fun. Unfortunately just like last time, I came out with the lowest score…. HOW TERRIBLE ;p Out of 2 games, I only managed 1 strike..and 1 spare. Maybe next time Chibi…. u_u

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Marko’s Birthday with Hot Pot Fun

June 20th, 2015

Dear Chibi,

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This year for my bro’s birthday we had hot pot at home :D This is my third time having hot pot this year but boy did I miss those ‘explosive’ fish balls! Yummmeehhhhh.

During dinner, we were watching “If You Are The One” a Chinese dating game show, lol. Some of the male contestants appeared so fake and cheesy. Kaz and I spent the night ripping the poor guys apart. XD Ohhhh so cruel.

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And of course, cake! This one is a Marble Cheesecake :) Happy Birthday Bro!

 

Kurtis’s 4th Birthday Party

June 14th, 2015

Dear Chibi,

Today Hubby and I went to Kurtis’s 4th Birthday Party held at Livvi’s Place in Ryde. There was a big kids playground so it was perfect for all the little pumpkins :3 Hubby got out his DSLR and spent the day following Kurtis around, while I basically camped next to the BBQ and stuffed myself silly. So much yummy food!!

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Chibis!! XDD

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The birthday boy

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Snuggly Champy

June 13th, 2015

Dear Chibi,

I’ve recently started to let Champy sit on my lap and have spent a lot of time just petting him to sleep :3 It took me a while to get used to as I’m not really natural with animals ^^” But hey..progress!! :D

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Me looking a bit nervous XD

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How does this guy sleep with his head hanging like this?? XDD

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What’s for dinner? #7

June 13th, 2015

Dear Chibi,

Woo! I’ve hit over 30 different recipes :D It makes me so happy when I look back at my old blog entries, and knowing how far I’ve come since I started :) Some of the photos look quite hilarious (especially that burnt carbonara XD) It’s been quite a journey over the last 6-7 months, with many many trips to Aldi, Coles & Harris Farm on a daily basis. Hubby would spend 2-3 days a week walking to Paddy’s Market, and our weekend would consist of trips to Bankstown or Hurstville for the butchers. Our pantry is overflowing with different herbs and spices.

Life is great! :D

Dish #30 Curried Sausages

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A very tasty and flavorful dish, served with rice and yoghurt :D I’m not really sure where this originated from… I’ve been told it’s an English cuisine, but I’m not sure about this variation.

Dish #31 Rosemary and Garlic Roast Lamb

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With roasted veggies and home-made gravy! :D Roasts take longer than others, but is totally worth the wait ^^ So juiccccyyy!! This lamb was delish!

Dish #32 Soto Ayam (Chicken Noodle Soup)

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My first Indonesian dish! Robbie has been bugging me to make this for a while now, so finally on a Friday night, I spent 2.5 hours cooking this up! It shouldn’t really take this long, but it did. I made everything from scratch including the chicken broth and paste for the soup! It was a very interesting experience as I’ve never worked with a lot of the ingredients, like lemongrass, french shallots, grounded coriander, turmeric etc.

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Somps & Dong’s Engagement Party/House Warming

June 9th, 2015

Dear Chibi,

Over the long weekend, Sompies and Dong held an engagement party & house warming over at their new place. There were lots of pretty decorations out in their backyard and lots of foodie and sweets!

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Back to a darker shade

June 7th, 2015

Dear Chibi,

Today I decided to try out a new hair salon, and since I was getting a cut I thought I may as well get my hair dyed too (there’s ample regrowth at the top!) I got it last dyed 3 months ago, and back then it was much more red. I do like the browny-red look, but this time I wanted something more brown.

Here is the result:

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It turned out much darker than what I had in mind.. but it’s kind of nice too :3 What do you think? Hubby really likes the darker shade.

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Bridesmaid

June 6th, 2015

Dear Chibi,

A few days ago, Sompies asked me to be her bridesmaid, and I felt so honored!! :D :D Yaaaay! I’m so happy she asked :) The wedding date is still tentative but I’m excited nevertheless!

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Me and Sompies at my wedding last year

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In the meantime…Sompies’s Engagement Party/House Warming is tomorrow! Can’t wait :D

 

Chibi’s doodling canvas

June 6th, 2015

Dear Chibi,

Back in 2007, I created a second blog called “Chibi’s Doodling Canvas” where I shared my drawing, sketches and work-in-progress. The idea was to motivate myself to draw more, and to separate all the random doodles from this blog. However, it’s been quite a long time since I’ve done anything with it really (hopeless, I know) so instead of it being left neglected on another site, I decided to migrate my posts back home to this blog. Welcome home, arts and doodles :D

Everything you could find there, can now be found here:
Category: chibi’s doodling canvas

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Explore, browse, whatever :D
All posts on my old drawing blog will be redirected here. Woo, SEO! Go me. XD
New posts related to my art stuff will also be under this category.