Roast Lamb Feast @Helen & Fong’s

26th June 2016

Dear Chibi,

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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).

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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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Sailor Moon Micro Block

12th June 2016

Dear Chibi,

This morning we built the Sailor Moon Micro Block I received from Kaz :D And when I say ‘we built’ I meant Hubby built ;D The instruction sheet looked intimidating for me, so I just helped sort out the different pieces XD

Work in progress photos:

 

All up, it took around 50 minutes to put together, while we sipped on tea at our cosy kotatsu. Thanks Hubby :D

 

 

Sailor Moon R (Part 1) DVD Limited Edition Madman release

4th June 2016

Dear Chibi,

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

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Sailor Moon R (Season 2 Part 1) is finally out on DVD in Australia! Part 2 comes out in just a few days. This release consists of 4 discs starting with episode 47 (Moon Returns: The Mysterious Aliens Appear) and ending at episode 68 (Protect Chibi-Usa: Clash of the Ten Warriors). It covers the entire “Doom Tree Arc” and the first half of the “Black Moon Arc”. I was lucky enough to get the limited edition copy, so be prepared for lots of eye candy!! *_*

The limited edition copy comes in a nifty collector’s box, big enough to fit the 2 DVDs from this season. It also includes an illustrated booklet, which I looooove! You’ll find plenty of gorgeous artwork by Italian artist Marco Albiero, who redrew a lot of the old 90s anime art which is featured on a lot of GE merchandise.

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Everything is visually appealing from the choice of colours, to the art and design. No complaints, really.

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Cardcaptor Sakura Movie – The Sealed Card DVD review

3rd June 2016

Dear Chibi,

Over 2 months, Hubby and I finished all 70 episodes from the Cardcaptor Sakura DVD Collection. I found it thoroughly enjoyable, even though at times it can feel a bit repetitive (The Clow Cards all start to feel the same after a while). There are also quite a few filler episodes which could easily be cut out, but every little interaction between Sakura and Syaoran make it worthwhile for me :3 THEY ARE JUST SO ADORABLE I DON’T CARE THAT THEY’RE 10 :’D

The final movie “The Sealed Card” is the ultimate finale to the Cardcaptor Sakura anime. It takes place 4 months after the end of episode 70 and it heavily focuses on this pairing. This is a brilliant movie for all Cardcaptor Sakura fans, but if you want Sakura and Syaoran to get together, you will love this movie!

(Poor Hubby, he was rooting for Meilin D:)

Cardcaptor Sakura The Sealed Card

“Sakura Kinomoto has come a long way since first being chosen to be a cardcaptor. She’s captured all the cards, made new friends and gained some insight into her own heart. Now, she faces her ultimate challenge, finding the strength to confess her feelings to her true love. While struggling with her heart, a mysterious force has begun stealing her cards and threatens to take away what she truly cherishes. Can Sakura find the inner strength she needs to take on this final challenge?”

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A little pat on the back

28th May 2016

Dear Chibi,

Today I crafted a brand new layout for my little blog :D Yaaay! (If you still see the old one, please hit refresh.) I really like how everything feels bigger, more clean and less cluttered. This change will allow me to upload larger photos so you don’t have to squint every time you wanna see something ;D Moving forward, I’ll also be posting up neat little galleries. You’ll see what I mean! I think this design will stick around for a while so I hope you like it too ^.^

Lemme know if anything looks broken, and I’ll go fix it up. For now..more house keeping for the blog!

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Which one would you pick?

25th May 2016

Dear Chibi,

The other day, Hubby heated some party pies as a pre-dinner snack. He then put the plate down and said “You can have one. Pick any you like =)”

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I love how Hubby strategically placed a heart on one of it :3 THAT WAS TOTALLY MADE FOR ME.

But naturally, I was drawn to the bottom one, since that had the most sauce and I was greedy, lol :D

Which one would you pick?

 

A home-made gift

24th May 2016

Dear Chibi,

Yesterday I received this home-made gift from Sarah, a cinnamon lip scrub and tinted lip balm :O It’s so cool how she makes her own stuff, with all natural ingredients too :D I tried it out last night and it felt so good! The lip scrub smells like donuts…mmmMmm.. yum :3

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