Travel Log: Melbourne, Victoria

Hello everybody! I’m back from Melbourne! Our 5-day trip was too short to be considered a good break for us. It just felt like a long weekend, in a different city. Nevertheless, boy was I glad I took three days off work! Woohoo! I had to stay back at work late for the two days before I flew though ‘cos I couldn’t finish my job T_T

Anyway, things are back to our normal routine now. We’re actually glad to be back as we started missing Koko so much! It’s our first time leaving him with someone else while we go on a holiday. Crazy dog had a totally bizarre attitude and almost destroyed my friend’s whole house. He’s like the doggy version of the Hulk!!! So strong and destructive, arghhhh…… But he’s trouble-free when he’s with us! Perhaps it’s the separation anxiety that drove him mad for the past few days. 😦

Hokay. So. It’s been 6 years since I last visited Melbourne! 😯 The last time I went there was during a road trip back in uni days with my high school mates. Man, I can’t believe how fast time flies. Things were definitely so different the last time I was there. I can only vaguely remember the places I’ve been to. But I am clearly aware of how I was back then – young, carefree and so darn innocent, lol. I went out for a photoshoot with a stranger I “met” online 😯 THANK God nothing horrible happened to me and the everything went well and decent, lol!!!

I remember taking a photo like this as well when I was there 6 years ago. This is like a mandatory photo for all tourists to snap 😆

This is taken in the La Trobe Reading Room, State Library. Such a beautiful, quiet place for reading. *Cues Zen music in mind*

Yours truly outside the State Library. It was freezing cold and windy in Melbourne that day. The wind basically blew me backwards while I was standing at the traffic lights 😥 It was also the day I declared that I officially hate Melbourne weather, LOL. I also cursed non-stop under my breath. 😦

Super cheap Japanese meal we got at Don Don. This huge bowl of sashi don for only $8.50 I think. The shop was jam-packed with people coming in and out constantly.

Kin’s Don Don bento box, which came in a big portion too with fruits!

Flinders Street Station. Loooove the historical look of this heritage building!

Degraves Street. We had our breakfast here before the pre-wedding photoshoot for Regina & Patrick.

I thought to myself, what a cute little shop!

Collins Street if I’m not mistaken. I love the naked trees along this street. Perth should have more of these next to heritage buildings! Oh and I love yellow-colored cabs! Feels so New York-ish to me.

Another one of me!

Taken in Mart, a tram stop café.

With old-school decor.

Faux sakura.

Want one for my own place!

All in all, it was a nice and pleasant trip. Had the opportunity to meet up with a couple of old friends and my cousin, photograph Regina’s pre-wedding photos, and bump into some random strangers with quite bizarre attitudes, lol!

Man, I need a REAL holiday instead of a short 5-day trip. Next destination – the States perhaps?!?!

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Our Nest: The Walk-In “Wardrobe”

Helllooo, look who’s blogging again? Hehe… I’m giving you guys a sneak peek of my walk-in “wardrobe” today (technically, it’s a room LOL)! I know it’s nothing like Carrie’s walk-in wardrobe in SATC: The Movie but it’s enough to make me happy!!!

I finally organised all our clothing yesterday so no more boxfuls of clothing lying around the house, lol. *Pats self on the back*

Welcome, people! This is the smallest room of the house. I couldn’t think of a better use of the room so I thought, why not make it my walk-in “wardrobe”? Teehee!

Got this rack from Ikea when Kin’s dad was visiting earlier in March this year as he needed some place to hang his shirts. Wardrobe from Ikea as well (quite an Ikea fan I am)! Fiona and I assembled this baby together when we moved last year (aww……)  ❤

And yes, I got this mirror from Ikea as well, hahahaha! Got it while it was on sale. I’d been wanting to grab one since forever but thought it was too pricey so I waited. I guess good things come to those who wait, LOL!

I never meant for the room to turn out to be white-themed, it just so happened to be so. I definitely will be giving the room some colors in the future, no doubt about it. Will also need an ottoman for this room so I can sit back while I pick out my daily outfit in the future, HAHAHAHA! Can’t waittt!!!

Our Nest: The Beginning

Bonjour tout le monde, I’m blogging today!

As some of you may know already, I’ve recently moved again. To my very own place this time! I am officially a home owner now! *Screams*

Getting our own place was such an exciting yet stressful experience for us. It’s a long story and I’m not really going to elaborate ‘cos I’m lazy like that, ha! Basically our finance broker eff-ed things up for us pretty badly and it has just been a paaaainful experience dealing with them and having to face the troubles they’ve caused us. Thank God everything turned out okay in the end, we still got the house and I can’t be any happier right now. Unless someone drops me bags of gold at my doorstep tonight (so I can pay off my ridiculously obscene amount of mortgage 😥 ). Now that will make me very, very, very happy…… 😆

I’m loving the new place right now. It has big, wide windows that give the whole house plentiful of natural light, cathedral ceiling that makes the living area look a lot more spacious than it really is and plenty of storage. Now I will definitely be spending lots of time and effort in creating my own little cozy home. 

A photo I snapped of Koko sleeping in the living room. Please excuse my naked footstool, couch and cushions hahahaha! The covers were all in the wash that day. I promise they are all clothed now. 😛