Rayfy’s Birthday Lunch @Anema E Core

24th July 2016

Dear Chibi,

To celebrate Rayfy’s 29th birthday, we had lunch in Meadowbank at Anema E Core, for traditional Italian wood-fired pizza! The photos all came out red because we sat outdoors under a red marquee. Luckily it was nicely heated as it was a pretty cold day! The pizza was pretty good, and the staff were super friendly and enthusiastic :D Ray also brought along a delicious Birthday cake~ nomnomnom.

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Emily’s Birthday Brunch @ Efendy

17th July 2016

Dear Chibi,

This morning we had brunch at Efendy, a Turkish restaurant in Balmain for Emily’s 29th birthday :) We had the $30 breakfast sample menu which consisted of bread: pita bread, pogaca, sesame simit, walnut and sultana cake and spiced potato borek. It came with a bunch of different jams/honey/spreads served with cheese, olives, sausages and fruit. My favourite? The honey/butter jam..yum! Drinks were a choice between Turkish tea, apple tea and Turkish coffee. I went with the Turkish tea with 2 sugars so it sure felt like a one sweet breakfast. Very good service and friendly staff :)

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Sailor Moon R Part 2 DVD Review

17th July 2016

See my review of Sailor Moon: Part 1 & Part 2
Sailor Moon R: Part 1

Dear Chibi,

About a week ago I received my copy of Sailor Moon R Part 2 on DVD (AU/NZ Madman release)! This is the 4th volume of the series and contains 21 episodes.

Sailor Moon R Part 2 is where it starts to get really good…and oh my the feels. I really enjoy just sitting down and watching the show. You might think it’s simply a case of nostalgia, but I’d like to think the charm and appeal of Sailor Moon is timeless. While this isn’t a Bluray disc, I never thought the video quality was poor, or outdated. For a show that’s made in the 90s, these remasters are great.

The packaging, like Madman’s previous Sailor Moon DVD releases, look wonderful. The colours are so pleasing to the eyes :D

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Gotta Catch ‘Em All

14th July 2016

Dear Chibi,

It’s been a long time since I’ve played Pokemon, but Pokemon Go is so amazing! AMAZING YOU HEAR ME??!! XD WHAT AM I EVEN DOING HERE I SHOULD BE OUT IN THE BUSHES LOOKING FOR MY JIGGLYPUFF! X3

I installed the game on day one (after everyone was talking about it), but it was not until a few days later that I decided to try it out. By the time that happened, ChibiJen, ChibiJenny and ChibiJennifer were all taken… so now I’m stuck with this:

Pokemon Go

(Seen: 43 Caught: 39)

I sound like cheese :’D

I’m having lots of fun so far, and it’s making me want to walk even more (which is great for my daily steps!)

Looking forward to Emily’s brunch on Sunday, which is followed by a Poke Walk, woo! :D

 

Changing my surname

14th July 2016

Dear Chibi,

Over a week ago, I’ve officially taken Hubby’s surname. Most women change it once they get married, and well.. I just took a little bit longer :) I wasn’t quite ready to part with my maiden name, but now I am. It’s something I chose for myself :3

It doesn’t change anything on the Internet of course. Everyone knows my name is Chibi, and surname is Jen ;D
heheeeeeee~

Go Karting for Marko’s 30th Birthday

4th July 2016

Dear Chibi,

For my bro’s birthday this year, us siblings decided to all hang out and go go karting at Eastern Creek! I’ve done it once in China before, but Kaz has absolutely no recollection of this. I’m pretty sure we DID IT TOGETHER ;p

We decided to do a 30 minute session, so I didn’t expect it to take up an entire day. Unfortunately it was a pretty long wait just to register, as they didn’t accept bookings. We arrived around 12.30pm and waited for 30 minutes. We were then told there’s no available session for us until 4.20pm. Luckily for us, Kaz and Jia live just around the corner, so we spent the next few hours there.

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Roast Lamb Feast @Helen & Fong’s

26th June 2016

Dear Chibi,

mghs-helens-dinner

I just came back from a fun night catching up with the girls over at Helen’s! As per usual, strange, silly, weird and productive conversations ensues. ;D

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Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s Sydney Concert @Big Top Luna Park

25th June 2016

Dear Chibi,

Kyary Pamyu Pamyu 5IVE YEARS MONSTER WORLD TOUR 2016

Kyyaaryyyyy :D Last night Hubby and I came back from j-pop princess Kyary Pamyu Pamyu’s concert held at Luna Park! It’s a one night show in Sydney as part of her “KPP 5iVE Years Monster World Tour 2016”. I was lucky enough to win a double pass to the show, so Hubby and I were both super excited!! We first discovered her music while on our Japan trip back in 2012. Her music video was playing on a large billboard in Shibuya, and her song “Candy Candy” caught our attention. Who would’ve known 4 years later she would perform in Sydney, and that we’d get a chance to see her live?

It was a standing concert and we managed to get a pretty good spot up near the front (on the second row). Loved the atmosphere, many fans cosplayed and dressed up. I might’ve done something if I didn’t have to come after work XD We weren’t allowed to use our proper cameras, so here’s some pics I took on the night with my phone. Still pretty decent quality :)

Kyary was so cute >w<! It was a simple gig, but really enjoyable. She danced the whole night, wore 3 different outfits and got the crowd pumped. I knew around 80% of the songs, while Hubby knew 100% ;D Shows who’s the bigger fan doesn’t it? He was waiting for her to sing “Kimi ni 100 Percent”, and lucky for him she performed it during the encore :D

“Pon Pon Pon”

“Invader”

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Making anime food~ “Gotcha” Pork Roast from Food Wars

18th June 2016

Dear Chibi,

This weekend Hubby and I decided to try “anime food”~“Gotcha” Pork Roast which appears in the first episode of Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma”. The protagonist was challenged to make a meat dish (after all the meat were sabotaged in his kitchen), so he came up with this cheeky idea using his grocery items. It is essentially a “fake” pork roast, which consists of lightly mashed potato; mixed with onions and eringi mushrooms, wrapped in thick-cut bacon and roasted. It’s then covered with a delicious fragrant sauce made of red wine, soy sauce and sake.

While no clothes were blown off when we ate this (that was the characters reaction in the show XD), it was delicious! :D Instead of making one big pork roast, we made two smaller portions for each of us. It’s a very filling and satisfying meal for something that doesn’t cost that much to make.

If you wanna try this recipe out yourself, there’s a few youtube videos you can follow, like runnyrunny999 or Feast Of Fiction. Enjoy!!

Vivid Sydney 2016

13th June 2016

Dear Chibi,

It’s Vivid Sydney again, that time of the year when the harbour lights up with interactive light installations. It ends next Saturday so do check it out soon if you were meaning to go.

We started off at Darling Harbour but arrived just past 7.10pm so we didn’t catch the fireworks display. We waited till 7.30pm for the ‘Laser-Dragon Water-Theatre’ show, since it only runs every 30 minutes. No fireworks though, which was a bit disappointing. The show itself was also quite underwhelming. I imagined the projections to be much larger. It didn’t look anywhere near as good as the photos you see on their website ;D It was okay. We probably could’ve skipped this area as it was also super packed (and not worth the wait).

Click on the below thumbnails for a larger view:

Around 8.15pm, Hubby and I started walking to Circular Quay and stopped by Martin Place to see the installations along the way. Now those were pretty cool! My favourite ones were the animated car “The Art of Performance”, and the light beam that shoots right up into the sky.

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