Melbourne Eats | The Vertue of the Coffee Drink (ノ≧ڡ≦)

When visiting Melbourne, brunching is inevitable! One fine morning we went to a cute little brunch spot in Carlton with my boyfriend and his mum, who works in Melbourne most of the time so she knows all the good eating spots. We were told the food here was really good, so of course we had to try it. 

8 Raffa Place, Carlton, Melbourne
Opening Hours: 
MON-FRI: 7AM - 4PM
SAT & SUN: 7:30AM - 4PM
Ph: (03) 8592 4677

The Vertue of the Coffee Drink Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

FCBA x Haven Specialty Coffee (≧∇≦)/

A couple weeks ago I was invited to lunch with the FCBA community at Haven Specialty Coffee to try their some of new and signature dishes.  

30-34 Chalmers Street, Surry Hills, 2010
Opening Hours: 
MON-FRI: 7am - 3pm
SAT & SUN: 18am - 3pm
Ph: (02) 8317 6390

Otaku Time // Anime Autumn 2017 (´∇ノ`*)ノ

It's Spring tomorrow here in the southern hemisphere, while up north in Japan they start to approach the cooler autumn weathers. As the new season starts to roll by, there are more new anime series to add onto my  "to watch" list. Below are a few that I'm thinking of watching this season! 

Aunty Franklee's Bak Kut Teh 肉骨茶 (❁´▽`❁)*✲゚*

While I was in Melbourne, I had the opportunity to get my bak-kut-teh (肉骨茶) fix at Aunty Franklee. Aunty Franklee is relatively new in town as they only opened in late 2016 in the heart of Melbourne CBD, where I came here with my boyfriend and his mother.

205 Russell St, Melbourne CBD, VIC, 
Opening Hours: 
MON-SUN: 11:30am – 12:30am
Ph: +61 (03) 9650 4336

Birthday Dinner at INDU Dining o(*>ω<*)o

Although my birthday has long past now, I did had a few dinners to catch up and celebrate my birthday with friends. One of dinners I had with my uni mates, whom I studied Japanese with, went to INDU Dining to celebrate. 
350 Geroge St (entry via Angel Place), 2000, Sydney CBD
Opening Hours: 
Mon - Fri: 12pm - 11pm
Sat: 5pm - 11pm | Sun: CLOSED
Phone: (02) 9223 0158
E-mail: reservatons@indudining.com.au
Indu Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

World of Wizardry and Witchcraft Eyeshadow Review // Storybook Cosmetic σ(≧ε≦o)

It's finally time to review Storybook Cosmetic Wizardry and Witchcraft Eyeshadow Palette, which I pre-ordered, at USD$52, earlier this year and received this baby in May. I haven't had the time to use until now so I'm excited to share this review with you all!


Birthday Brunching at Henry Lee's (♥ω♥*)

The other week the girls and I went out to brunch on a beautiful Sunday morning at Henry Lee's to celebrate both mine & Stephy's birthday! The place was bustling, the food were both tasty and looked amazing. 
16 Everleigh St, Redfern
Opening Hours: 
Mon - Sun: 8am - 3pm
E-mail: hello@henrylees.com.au

Tetsuya's // Celebrating over Fine-Dining(*´▽`*)

During late July I went to Tetsuya to celebrate 2 friends' graduations and another friend's new job role. We their unique degustation menu, which is based on the Japanese philosophy of using natural seasonal flavors, enhanced by classic French techniques and utilizing the freshest ingredients. 
Tetsuya’s Restaurant is located in the heart of the CBD where, Tetsuya Wakuda refurbished a heritage-listed site,. The restaurant has influences of traditional Japanese-inspired style, to create a serene dining enclave in the city.

529 Kent St, Sydney, 2000
Opening Hours: 
Tues & Fri: 6pm - 10pm
Sat: 12pm - 3pm &  6:30pm to 10pm
Mon & Sun: CLOSED
Ph: +61 (02) 9267-2900

Tetsuya's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Sigmagic Brushampoo // Cleaner Makeup Brushes °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°

We all know hygiene is important when it comes to keeping our skin clear and feeling its' best. This is especially important when we use makeup and we want to ensure our skin can be free from blemishes and pimples. Although they can appear due to genetic factors, most of the time what we use on our skin can also affect our skin conditions. 

Cavalier Specialty Café // Truffling around (●♡∀♡)

It that time of the year again, truffle season! Last year I went to a few places hunting for delicious truffle dishes, so of course this year there is no exception. First place to fulfill my truffle craves was Cavalier Specialty Cafe located in between Crows Nest and St Leonard. I invited Stephanie since last year she wasn't able to come due to work, so she was quite excited to try it out. You can read last year post on this cafe "here".

34 Oxley St, Crows Nest, Sydney
Opening Hours: 
Mon: CLOSED
Tues & Fri: 6:30am - 2:30pm
Sat & Sun: 8am - 2pm

Cavalier Specialty Coffee Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Local Mbassy // Brunching Review ¯\_( ◉ 3 ◉ )_/¯

Finally caught up with my girlies, Stephy & Virginia for a weekend brunch session. We originally were going to go to Qube on Bay, but they were closed that day, so we ended up going to Local Mbassy. It's a cute little cafe located in Ultimo, which is a quick 10-15 minute walk from Central station. 

Restaurant Sasaki // Japanese dining (=´∇`=)

102/21 Alberta St, Sydney, 2000, NSW
Opening Hours: 
Mon-Sun: 5:30pm - 10pm (last order at 9:30pm)
Ph: (02) 8068 9774 | E info@sasaki.com.au

Sasaki Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

When CreaSion announced they would be opening a restaurant right behind their cafe, I was excited to finally try it out. I went to Restuarant Sasaki on a Wednesday evening with a dear old high school friend of mine. 

Otaku Time // Anime Summer 2017 o(*>ω<*)o

Another new season around the globe, where in Japan it is summer. This means another batch of anime releases! Here are a few anime series that I'm looking forward to watch, where there are some new and some the next season, so let's begin with my list. 

Spring 2017 Anime - updated watching list ٩(•౪•٩)三



Hello everyone! The other day I blogged the Spring Anime 2017 that I am currently watching and what I thought about each of their first episodes. I've been slowly adding to the list because there are still so many new ones slowly popping up and I decided to share them here with you all! Read more about the previous blog post here. 

Food & Cooking Anime // I'm hungry!! (╯✧∇✧)╯

Last month I talked about romance genre anime and a lot of you guys have really been enjoying all the anime-related posts! So I'm back again with another genre which is to do with FOOD! Now I personally love food both in the real world that we live in and also the ones that appear in the anime world! 

Boruto, Sakurada Reset & Busou Shoujo Machiavellianism o(*≧□≦)o

The new spring anime's have all started to slowly make their release over the last 2 weeks and I've already watched a few! Of course Attack on Titan season 2 is one of them but there are some new ones that I haven't watched just yet. However here are a few that I did watch last week!! 

Attack On Titan Season 2 is OUT!!! 《《o(≧◇≦)o》》


Morning everyone! I just finished watching episode one of Attack  on Titant season 2! And OH-MY-GOSH!  It's so epic already and thank goodness this was not an April Fool's joke!! I cannot wait to see what's installed this season because I haven't read the manga, so please no spoilers!. Less break it down to what my favourite part was in episode one! BUT!!! If you haven't watched it yet go do so now before I reveal way too much!!

Attack on Titan 2nd Season's 2nd Trailer Video (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))

Yes yes yes!! 3 years later and AOT season 2 will finally premiere on the 1st April across 21 networks in Japan! (Please don't be an April Fools joke...please!). If you're just excited as I am you can now watch their 2nd promo trailer video!! I've included both the first and the second below for your viewing! 

Goodbye Naruto.... (っ- ‸ – ς)


The 500th episode of Naruto was released yesterday and I finally watched it today! It's so sad to see the series end, but I was so excited for the wedding episode. It wasn't what I expected the episode to be...so I was a little disappointed. However it was just a beautiful and sad moment!  

Otaku Time // Anime Spring 2017 (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))



In Japan, Spring is blooming with sakura (cherry blossoms) and of course anime! There is a whole bunch of anime that will be aired during the season of spring and here are a few that I'm excited for! Lets start off with the anime's that are releasing their next season.

Café in the North // Little Giant Roasters °˖✧◝(⁰▿⁰)◜✧˖°

I've always drove past a few cute looking cafe's in Willoughby, which I've never been to before, even though I live in the North Shore area. So, last Sunday I decided to take my mum out to lunch, where my elder brother and his partner decided to join us on this foodie adventure. 

Japan Culture // ホワイトデー [ White Day ] ٩(♡ε♡ )۶

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Happy White Day! So what is White Day?? Well today I'll be explaining that very question! In Japan, White Day is consider the Valentines Day that we traditionally understand today where men pamper and shower women with gifts, flowers and chocolates. Although times have changed and now, so expressing love can be from either party. 

The Star // Love at the Oasis o((*^▽^*))o

Earlier in February I was invited to dine with a friend at the Oasis, which is located in the Star. The theme for the dinner was the "Month of Love". 

Season of Love // Romance Anime (๑♡3♡๑)

Now I know Valentines day is long gone but for my readers up in the northern hemisphere, Spring is finally here! Spring is the season of love, life and new experiences, so I thought I'd share my favourite romance genre anime's that I've watched in my life! I especially enjoy romance comedy, so a lot of the anime below will focus on this particular genre. 

Fairy Delight // Wild Pear Cafe (๑òᆺó๑)

Two weeks ago I went out to brunch with my partner at the Wild Pear Cafe (again) for an overdue brunch date. The first time I came here, I instantly fell in love with their food and coffee! Read my first experience "HERE"

Where to buy Asian Skincare & Beauty products σ(≧ε≦o)


I've been getting a lot of emails asking me where I usually buy my Asian skincare & beauty products and I thought I'd share this with you guys today. 

Girls night at Cho Cho San (๑╹ڡ╹๑)

A few weeks ago I headed to Cho Cho San for a casual girls night out with a few of my friends, Stephy, Julia and Virginia. It was a warm summer evening and it was also all our first time going to Cho Cho San. We were excited to see what made this place a popular spot amongst the foodie world here in the Kings Cross. 

Thoughts on Subscription Boxes & the Dream box (۶* ‘ꆚ’)۶”

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Recently I've been watching heaps of subscription box opening videos on youtube and it's always exciting to see what you get each month from a particular company or theme box that you choose. 

For the Bento lovers // Hotto Motto Media Launch o(≧∇≦o)

2 months ago I was invited by Washoku Lovers to attend the exclusive media night of Hotto Motto. We were invited to enjoy the tasting of various bento's offered at Hotto Motto. In Japan, "bento" (lunch boxes) are an integral part of the food culture and represent the traditions and convenience that have been cherish since ancient times. Bento dates back to the 1600s and today they have proven to be come a popular takeaway item, due to the wide variety that exists. 

Back at The Grounds of Alexandria (♥ω♥ ) ~♪

My first weekend back in Sydney, my brothers and I decided to take my mum out for breakfast at The Grounds of Alexandria. My mum has never been before and we've shown her photo's of the times we went with our friends/partners. She thought the food, markets and animals all looked pretty cool and different! 

Guide to Japan // Basic Travel Tips 101 ヾ(๑’౪`๑)ノ゙

In 2015 I got the opportunity to travel to Japan twice and the experiences from my earlier Winter trip have made it so much easier to get around Japan when I went again, for their Summer. 


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Throughout both trips there are a few basic tips and tricks that I picked up along the way to make a more smooth sailing adventure, so below I've put together my guidelines which hopefully you will find helpful when you plan a trip to Japan. Also read my generalised [Travelling the World //Preparation] guide. 

Bring on the (Lunar) New Year! ˏ₍•ɞ•₎ˎˎ₍•ʚ•₎ˏ

Hello my loves! This is my very first blog post of 2017 and I have so much lined up ready to be published, but first I thought I'd blog about something we all go through, which is reflecting on the past year and making goals to achieve this year. I've had so many exciting changes and experiences in 2016, which I am going to share a few major ones with you guys.