Monday, July 28, 2014

Diary | Friend from Japan

The past weekend I ventured the city with my friends. Daisy's childhood friend Maya, who now lives in Japan and hasn't been back to New Zealand since 8 years came to visit! She was very lovely and easy going. We took the bus to the city since we didn't want to bother our parents and Daisy wasn't keen on driving to the city. 

We chatted effortlessly on the way there but were starving on arrival. We crawled the street to Sal's, which I still don't understand why when there were perfectly good cafes near the bus station! Not to dwell, we filled our stomachs and off we went to empty our wallets.

Le outfit showcase:

Top - Valleygirl | Skirt - Glassons | Shoes - Asos | Bag - Strandbags

I was wearing a necklace and bracelet too. If you noticed them and would like their details; the necklace is from Lovisa, and the bracelet is Marc by Marc Jacobs from Shopbop.

There is no in between, I either am all teeth in photos or all passive. All or nothin.

H is for heaven.

It wasn't that great. That's saying something considering I was starving. But it could just be a bad day because I remember I enjoyed Sal's the last time I went.

I was considering on buying a box because they gave me a sample of the strawberry and cream tea and it was amazing. Bare in mind I hate strawberry flavoured things but I didn't want to be rude and I try to give things a chance before I decide I dislike them first. I'm glad I did because that's the tea I'm getting next time. I guess the tea effect takes away the milky taste I find most strawberry flavoured things have. However I didn't buy them this time because I have two boxes of tea sitting on my desk as I type this.

Our last stop was Milse!

The little dessert bar was packed. I thought we would have been denied entry but I guess expensive places are expensive for a reason; because the waitress greeted us with a smile despite being extremely busy and asked if we minded being seated at the cafe next door instead since we could still order the desserts from there. From there on the waiter from the cafe took over, he was very friendly and funny. If you go there you won't miss him because he has long hair at the top that is tied into a little knot and a shaved undercut.

Apparently we ordered all the popular items. Everything was delicious! The only thing I didn't enjoy was the beetroot in my green tea ice cream...but from my understanding beetroot is not an uncommon thing to use in dessert to tone down the sweetness. Personal preference I guess and it wasn't a biggie, I just picked mine out. 

We asked the waiter to help take photos for us and he made sure to take an high angle shot because he said those are great for facebook.

We called it a day and hopped ona  bus back home. This time the ride had less talking because we were busy nodding off from exhaustion.

Once home I relaxed with Orange is The New Black before my family headed out for dinner! Stuffed, stuffed, stuffed.

I might as well post some photos from Saturday too when my cousin Irrene came up to Auckland to visit and took my cousin Hout and I out for a catch up over food. It was a double whammy because we got to meet her new boyfriend *winky face*. He was very cultured because he was familiar with every topic bought up from LoL, to Lord of The Ring, to Uni reputations, and to even women's hockey(!).

Friday, July 25, 2014

Diary | Pass the past

Some of the photos in this post will track back to as far as 3 weeks ago! I'm getting bad at posting but only because I lack excitement in my life, or I like motivation to make it look like I have excitement in my life. Most likely both.

Old post-run shot. My fitness has dropped lately because I neglected my training during the school holiday. I went for my first official run again with Mr J and it was torture.

I finally won the damn game! I can't remember when but it happened, so I finally have peace of mind and deleted the game.

Snacking on these are addictive. They don't even taste that good??? But can you stop? No. I was watching a LoL game with Daisy. Our ranked team friends were playing and as moral support we used our eyeballs to track their endeavors.

Cute little dog we came across on a run. Okay I lie. We came across the dog after we ran to the dairy to buy food and walked back home.

Noodles with Daisy...after the run.

Some rewards after a run.

The best history teacher left us! Not gonna lie, it's pretty depressing. He is the most cheeky teacher I've ever had. He always know how to make us laugh, and the best your-mum jokes. This was my first time taking history and with his guidelines I was always to achieve the grades I wanted. I doubt I'll ever get a teacher like him again, sad-faceX100.

When the holiday began I had to work in full swing because my mum left for Cambodia for family affairs (weddings, and visitations to the cousin-of-the-grandma-of-your-second-uncle-twice-removed and such family members, I guess). Dad thought a little pick me up was in order here and there to get me through the 2 weeks of waking up at 4am and getting off at 2pm. These donuts were my first installment.

This was the beginning of my short splurge on socialising in the holidays. I convinced myself I could still work and see my friends in the evening. I totally forgot that my body holds a small capacity for energy and I quickly burnt out two days later.

This was the second day where I made last minute plans to see Kina Grannis with Daisy and Sabrina.

We went to the city early to fit in some shopping and eating.

We had dinner at the Shelf, which is not overrated to my surprised!

Then it was time to line up.

Would you believe it, Harry Shum sat behind us at the show!

The amazing Kina!

 We arrived early and managed to snag up meet-and-great passes! Scooooore.

I got to touch her! (We hugged) She signed my autograph and I fangirled.

The next day was my 3 years anniversary with some dude I'm vaguely aware of. Daisy was my ride because she wanted to do some shopping at Botany while I went of doing whatever couples do that's g rated of course.

We had some sweets cos we sweet like dat. I think we're both savoury kinda people so that didn't satisfy us completely so we planned to have lunch when we meet up with Daisy, Fe, Cara and Don for a triple date.
Yeah I can ticked that off my bucket list.

I forced Shiv to come shopping with me before I decided that it was enough torture, and headed towards food court to find the others. We had McDonald's and then went to watch How to Train Your Dragon 2.
The movie was cute but too cheesey in my opinion. I really hate cheesey story lines for someone who loves cheese so much.

Like I mentioned I crashed after my three days for fun, but energy demolishing activities. I had a congee ball to get back some strength and body heat on a cold morning at work.


 Made fore school but failed to save it that long...

 New shoes! Lub. (From Novo but they're out of stock now I believe)

 Mum and I share our lipsticks, well make up in general. Mum hardly steals my lippies but she usually borrow my bb creams and bronzer. It's mostly me who rummage through her draws for her lippies, therefore making my lipstick collect larger by three folds.

 I may have splurged and bought myself a Marc by Marc Jacob bracelet from Shopbop.

Another run tot he dairy. Suchhh fitz. We talked so much on this run and hardly run that fast, I didn't even feel tired! That certainly bit me in the butt today because our slacking off made our real run hell.

I think that's all the new haps with me. What have you been up to?

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