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16 July 2016
MELBOURNE: food hunting

Featuring funny Uber driver, snapchat stories, and loads of foods.






First day of Melbourne. Right after we landed from a long haul flight, we took no time to rest and decided to jumped straight into Uber. After a friendly chit-chat with the driver (we joined in a random phone call with his friend, and he also shared us a glimpse of what Tinder dating scene like in Melbourne. Useful information.), he suggested Naked for Satan for some tapas in the middle of the day while enjoying the Melbourne view from the rooftop. We had no idea where to go, and it sounded like a wonderful advice.

We were welcomed by an antique European interior, and a wall full of vintage nude pictures of men and women. Charming first impression. Melbourne was so quiet that day that we could even hear the sound of the wind and people chit-chatting on the street from the rooftop. Only a few passerby and bikers were around. Enjoying tapas with a beautiful city landscape, old buildings and zero car horns. I felt like I can definitely live here already.

We wandered around Fitzroy a little bit and found this nice coffee & brunch place, Sir Charles. We decided to stop by and give it a try. We tried a festive Eton Mess dessert waffle with colorful meringues on top. Ayla decided to split from the group for a shopping time while me and Alika were still so determined in our food hunting journey, so we went to the infamous Menya gyu tan don and N2 gelato dessert literally by the sewer (it was worth it.) We kind of bonded by our mutual love of foods.





















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13 July 2016
A Day at Home

appreciating solitude, featuring Benny Lim from Nomina Pic.











I just got back from my Tokyo trip. Totally miss waking up to the view of crowded and sunny Shibuya, walking to train station every morning, random conversations with new people, dressing up like crazy for nobody else but myself, and doing everything else I've been doing for the past two weeks. Everything I learned when I was there was priceless. But who am I kidding, staying at home is another level of luxury. It took me a week to go back from "I want an open-ended ticket and go travel the world" to being my complete opposite side, a stay-at-home. 

I am a hardcore home person. Some days when I feel like avoiding human interaction and doing random act of isolation, I could stay at home for two months straight, and keep myself well entertained (this is what a combination of being easily pleased and socially awkward has made me). We tend to take free things for granted when actually staying at home is the best thing ever, so here are some ideas of things you can do when you're at home or wondering what to do from the cancelled plan:

1. Finish those unread books
2. Netflix & peaceful hours of internet browsing
3. Extra cuddle time with your pet
4. Try new food recipes even if you can't cook
5. Buy canvas even if you have zero skill in painting
6. Hang a hammock in your bedroom
7. Learn how to play ukulele
8. Take a long deep bath
9. Play some 60s songs and pretend you live in that moment
10. Make popcorn
11. Invite your squad in to hang out instead of going to the mall
12. Take a whole day break from your phone
13. Make plans
14. Finish a box of crayons
15. If you give up on failed cooking recipe, there is always Chinese take-out.
16. Reorganise your clothes
17. Change your bedroom arrangement
18. Watch classic movies you've always wanted to watch but never have time for
19. Mix your ice cream with liquor
20. Or make yourself a nice cup of tea
21. Order a box of pizza that you don't have to share with anyone
22. Try the 'Clueless' make-over scene to yourself
23. Call your girl friends, instead of chatting online.
24. Discover different corners in your home that could possibly be a comfortable reading nook
25. Sit outside your house for a while to realise there are plenty of things you can pay attention to than just your phone screen


Once you mastered the art of doing nothing while actually doing so much more for yourself, staying in is the new going out. I will deliberately cancel plan to do those things on the list. Are you a home-person too, and what's your best staying at home ideas? :)






  





+ Photoset by NOMINA PICS
Photographer: Benny Lim
Make-up: Lala Barbie

+ Planetarium dress vintage
+ Sunglasses Minkpink


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13 June 2016
Short Hair-Dos For A Week

From Monday to Sunday: more ideas beneath a boring short hair.





One of the requests I read a lot on my instagram is always a hair-do video. I realized I never do one before. After a hair dye diary last month, it's time for a hair-do! Bob hair has been a huge trend this year and if you're having an awkward hair situation a.k.a stuck with short / medium bob waiting for it to get longer or been wanting to chop it off to get it back in the right style, I know the struggle. Don't get bored yet! Let me get you 'the menu' for 7 easy-peasy hairstyles that everyone with a short or medium bob hair can try to fight the boredom in 2 minutes. 

PS.: I do these tricks every time when I'm staying away from the curler / straightening iron (except style number 6). I have a naturally wavy, kind of frizzy hair, and on my day off I like to make it into a bun or braid it so it doesn't look too messy but doesn't damage my hair at the same time.

It also works for second-day hair when your hair gets oily after you forgot to wash your hair the night before. Hide it in a pretty bun, because that's what lazy girls do.


Which days are your favorite? And feel free to give me ideas for the next video! Hair-do, make-up, or another lazy girl tips?


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