Girls Birthday Brunch @Ristretto & Co Cafe

31st May 2020

Dear Chibi,

I had my first dine-in experience since isolation 2-3 months ago, with the restrictions easing up and allowing restaurants/cafes 10 seated customers at a time (I’m pretty sure I counted more..but anyway… *ehem* ^^”). It’s funny how we used to take these simple things for granted. I arrived about 10 minutes early and was seated immediately. Things have pretty much returned to normal around here which is nice.

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Our Birthday Month

22nd May 2020

Dear Chibi,

This month Hubby and I both turned a year older. I’ve sort of stopped counting after turning 30. 31..32..33..all the same-same right? XD This year felt a little different… not just because of the pandemic and being in isolation, but we now have a little toddler reminding us just how fast time flies.

Hubby’s Birthday

We celebrated Hubby’s birthday with a lot of burritos…and a lot of pizza (at his request). There was so much burritos we had to do this over 2 days, BECAUSE WHO CAN EAT THAT MANY BURRITOS AND PIZZA IN ONE DAY? That’s okay, lucky Hubby gets to enjoy his birthday for longer 8D

My Birthday

Playing peek-a-boo with Mummy
^.^
A whole sushi & nigiri platter to ourselves :D
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Our baby turns 1~ P-chan’s ‘Time Flies’ Cake Smash

25th April 2020

Dear Chibi,

Happy Birthday to our most precious Little Babian <3 Our first year of parenthood has truly been the best experience of my life. I can’t believe it’s over already…my little baby is now a toddler. He makes us so incredibly happy and proud. Maybe I should save this for a Mother’s Day post, but damn I’m feeling so emotional and grateful for having him in our life T_T AH, I LOVE HIM SO MUCH!! *sniff*

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A wild one~ Mikayla turns One

25th March 2020

Dear Chibi,

A few days ago I spent an afternoon working on a card for Mikayla’s 1st birthday (it’s today!) Mich had originally planned a safari/wild theme party for her but it didn’t go ahead due to the current COVID-19 situation. I decided to draw Mikayla having a great time with her adorable animal-themed cake :) I hope she still has an amazing birthday with her family.

To everyone else, please stay safe and fingers crossed this whole nightmare will fade away soon.

Chloe’s 1st Birthday Party

4th November 2019

Dear Chibi,

GHIBLIeve it? Chloe is TOTOROly One!

Newway threw a very adorable dress up party for Chloe’s birthday, with all the decorations and details based on Studio Ghibli’s ‘My Neighbour Totoro’. She made all the props, costumes and games herself. So creative!

Chloe's Totoro themed birthday
Totoro bus sign

I love this bus sign!

Chloe's Totoro themed Birthday
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Kat’s Birthday @ Cuckoo Callay

24th August 2019

Dear Chibi,

Today Kat, Kaz and I had brunch in Newtown’s Cuckoo Callay to celebrate Kat’s 33rd Birthday. It was my second time leaving bub at home, though I think I’m ready to venture out alone with him next time :).

Cuckoo Calley was located literally outside Newtown station ticket gates. It’s hard to miss the bright pink logo. I grabbed a seat inside next to a huge mirror which end up being a pretty fun prop to play with XD. Our table looks so much bigger than it is XD.

Happy Birthday sis! Hope you enjoyed your birthday treat :D

Leo’s 1st Birthday

11th August 2019

Dear Chibi,

I’m back here at Lab Kitchen, this time to celebrate our nephew Leo’s 1st birthday. The poke bowl I got last time was so yummy I was this close to ordering it again XD Instead, I went for the miso salmon and got Hubby to get the poke bowl (so I could still have some too ohoho 8D)

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A weekend of Brunch

1st October 2018

Dear Chibi,

Wow, it’s already October. I’ve been MIA for the past month since I’ve been pretty sick with the flu and have only just recovered (sort of). I’m still dealing with back and rib cage pain from all the coughing, but I am getting better :’) I’ve been watching a lot of TV and playing Starcraft. I’m not really sure if playing Starcraft is the best idea, but 2v2 is relatively mindless.

Belated Birthday @Concrete Jungle Cafe

Concrete Jungle Cafe

On Saturday, I met up with the girls for Kat’s 32nd birthday brunch. We tried out this neat little cafe in Chippendale, located next to Spice Alley. It was busy but we didn’t have to wait to be seated.

Concrete Jungle Cafe
Concrete Jungle Cafe

Ohhh pretty. I ordered one hot chocolate but was given another one for free ;3 I had both.

Concrete Jungle Cafe  Concrete Jungle Cafe

Bircher Muesli. That 10/10 presentation :O The actual meal itself was ‘okay’. I don’t know why I chose this since I don’t really like muesli (nor do I like pears which this has). HAHAHA yes.. I am weird. BUT IT LOOKS PRETTY XD

Concrete Jungle Cafe

The other girls got the Sriracha Spiced Salmon Poke Bowl + Barramundi. mmm…*Drools*

Concrete Jungle Cafe Concrete Jungle Cafe

Great service, friendly staff and pretty food. I would love to come again (but order something else XD)

P.S Staff thought we were Japanese and kept saying ‘arigatou’ to us, lol.

Brunch @Ristretto & Co Cafe

On Sunday, Sompies and I caught up in the morning for brunch at ‘Ristretto & Co Cafe’ in Liverpool. Should I call this the long weekend of brunches? ;D

Ristretto & Co Cafe

This time I made sure to order something I actually wanted to eat… waffles!!

Ristretto & Co Cafe

OMG LOOK AT THIS PRETTY UNICORN LOOKING THING. Okay, it’s just fairy floss but it’s pink and cute and..and.. SUPER SWEET. It turns out we were both craving for something sugary. I also got a watermelon juice which tasted bland in comparison to the sweet overload that is the waffles XDDDD It was delicious, but I also think I’ve reached a weeks quota of sugar in one meal :’D SEND HELP.

Ristretto & Co Cafe Ristretto & Co Cafe

It was a refreshing way to end a crazy month.

October, please treat me well :)

 

Emily’s Birthday with schnitzels

15th July 2018

Dear Chibi,

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

Birthday Brunch @Qube on Bay

26th May 2018

Dear Chibi,

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