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Brisbane & Gold Coast Trip Part 1

Winter season in Sydney hasn’t been friendly , we experienced the worst thunderstorm case (wind over 124km/h!) and stuff like that. So for this winter break , we decided to escape for a short get aways to Brisbane & Gold Coast and fair enough the weather there is warm and oh-so sunny!

Day 1

We left Sydney on Monday and can I just say I started the trip with so much drama. Yeah, basically I overslept and miss the baggage drop in time by two minutes , yes you read right TWO MINUTES. The lady in the airport was all ” I’m sorry you have to either switch the flight timing or buy a new ticket” . I end up by a new ticket $300+ to catch the next earliest flight to Brisbane -_- !

Anyway, things could have been worse and I’m all positive thinking throughout the trip so as not to ruin the excitement mood.

Mount Coot-tha

Upon arriving , we bought go-card ( its a card where you tap on and off as you board the bus/ferry/train in queensland). Thenafter, we went to Mount Coot-tha , its located 287 metres above sea level, has the highest peak in Brisbane. Thus, makes it a perfect location for the best view of the whole city lookout scene!

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as posted on my instagram @valentiney

Outfit of the day
Top – Ally
Shorts – Zipia
Tights – Etsy
Blazer – Beesknees
Shades – Raybans

Comfort At My Table – Lunch

Comfort At My Table.

We went to this place for our lunch and ohmy, the interior is amazing , it gives you that homely and warmth feeling. The feeling of coming back home and having breakkie type. Really welcoming and great selection of breakfast menu.

Truly seems like local favorite as it was filled even at early noon! We ordered their beef ‘burger’ and a soy chai tea pot

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Bunker Coffee – Milton

I know , we are crazy. But Brisbane has so many place for exploration so we didnt just stop there, we went over at this unique Bunker Cafe which located in a garage-like place and a very limited seat. They serve a locally roasted beans from Blackstar Coffee in West End Brisbane so my expectations for a really good strong coffee we’re already peaked before I even walked into Bunker. I ordered regular Flat White and boy was it an enjoyment to sip. Very smooth and special taste blend in with the whole unique environment? YES. YES. YES.

Red Lotus Vietnamese Restaurant

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Initially we planned to go to  an Italian Restaurant, but since its closed and we’re roaming around Chinatown, we stumbled across this Vietnamese Restaurant which apparently is pretty famous too!

Ordering Beef Pho is a must every time you enter a viet eateries, we also decided to try their lemongrass chicken set as its marked as one of their signature. The Pho is ah-ma-zing! but the chicken is very bland and nothing special. Overall, its still okay for a quickie casual dining, nothing fancy.

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Brisbane Arcade

On our way back , we saw this place which resembled very much like Sydney’s QVB building interior!

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Paired up my outfit with a thicker blazer and shawl from Zipia & CLICK respectively

Thats it for part 1 now, till part 2 soon 🙂


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Celebrity Slim Diet!

Hey blogsphere 😀 !! I’m finally back from my trip! Going to update about it in a few days to come. For now I’m gonna talk about this CS diet.During the trip I ate bunch of delicacies thats possibly has a real high sinful content in them (arghhh I knoww!). Also, even though I have managed to lose some weight ,  exams been mine appetite booster  ( I tend to eat a whole bunch of crap during exams to keep me awake and going) . So in order to keeping it all together again,I decided  to go back to the traditional celebrity slim diet again, how exciting!

I’m not new to this product, I always tend to give up halfway especially when theres a whole week of dinner gathering event. So here’s the concept:

Essentially, you’re to use two sachets, be it soup or shake, a day – one for brekkie and one for lunch. You can also eat a low kilojoule supper (ideas are given in the guide) and enjoy three snacks in between. Ideally, your snacks should be no more than 400 kilojoules a day.

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the new  starter pack

Gotta love how its so colorful and all and did I mention? I just gulped the Choc-Mint flavour as a breakfast this morning! So tasty and filling 🙂

Also,to make myself more motivated, I will compile a one week journal on this next week and see how it goes!


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Off to Brisbane and Gold Coast !

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Im off for a short trip till the 6th!

Meanwhile,here’s a short clip of us messing around strathfield station – Taken with SocialCam app ( It annoys me somehow I cant embed it directly from socialcam here 😦 ) Anyway, till the next update 🙂


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Packing and Bakchang

I didnt normally follow these, but apparently its Dragon Boat Festival the other day and I was sent this Bakchang (a traditional delicacy made of glutinous rice stuffed with different fillings and wrapped in bamboo leaves).Its really yummy especially if its homemade

Anyway,since I didn’t live with my parents , I didn’t really follow closely to these events and traditions. You know when you live away from your parents since you’re 11 , your views and everything has changed, but your parents will still presumed you to be the same old you and stuff. It gets really annoying sometimes and causes few communication problems. But every pros comes with cons so I have nothing to be strongly complaining about.

We planned for Korea trip end of this year , which really excites me but part of my brain still hesitant probably because I have been feed with empty promises too many times. This time , I will handle it all by myself and make sure we really go there!So as I told in previous entries, I’m going for a short road trip to Brisbane, got all paper stuff printed out and organised, next up…thinking what clothes to bring.

Me right now ;

Till next post!


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Indecisive train of thoughts

(irrelevant gif made from cinemag.ram to color the entry with some cheer before I ramble)

The Indeciveness

You know, I keep telling myself whenever my life is flooded with distress and uncertainty that ” It gets better, stay strong”. I did, and I move on. I got strucked with several indecisive point in my life and I hated it excessively, its like the feeling of drilling a hole into my brain. Talking about indecisive, what actually makes a person couldnt decide?One word, fear. The immense risk that may come from making wrong decision is indescribable because we know we could not make a U turn , once we choose plan A , plan B will be scraped. No second chance.Fair enough 🙄

I could not decide on an elective for next semester now, that’s why I’m writing this entry,somehow writing it here really helps to explore up the inner self (wtf am i saying). So its either New Product Marketing(3114) or Marketing Communications(3112) .I’m the type of person that group project work actually lift my mark and that’s why at first I’m leaning towards the 3112 where plenty a lot of group project and final exam. 3114 consist of 2 exams and 1 major group project.The thing is , I’ve been warned by a friend that 3112 is hard 😯
this really triggers my brain to change it and enroll in 3114 instead. My brain was all “You’d been warned this is a major sign to change it already! 3114 have 2 exams , even though you aren’t exam type of student, pretty sure if you put your mind to it , it’d be do-able, exams = they give you topics to study, project = its entirely not dependent on whether you study or not” .

Both is a gamble. However, after much thoughts and mental calculations (yes, you probably notice how I choose an elective entirely on how much I could score on it 😕 ) . I think I’d go ahead with 3114 , I think the only thing that made me wanted 3112 was that I have friends who enroll in that and so I automatically assumed I’d higher chance in scoring. But false, I’d did electives in last semester with a genius friend of mine , but still, results still as average as ever. So you know, I’m gonna take 3114 , hopefully teamed up with dream team and get a not-fail mark for project and for the 2 exams, just gonna study it off. It’s better cause at least exams, I know I can do well if I put my mind to it. For 3112 many projects , even if I put my mind to it , if its wrong, if the lecturer didnt like it = NO POINT.

Okay, thanks wordpress. I’m gonna go ahead with my enrolment variation 🙂