Friday, December 31, 2010

The Simpson Biscuit Box

Christmas pressie 1

The Christmas and New Year gifts I've got from the restaurant I work for tonight.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sweet Dessert Shop Sunnybank (圆圆糖水铺)

Sweet Dessert Shop Sunnybank

While we were still having Korean barbecue, my boi excitedly suggested, "How about some desserts after dinner?". All of us knotted with yeses, lazily dragged our sore feet this little Sweet Dessert Shop (圆圆糖水铺) at the corner of Sunnybank Market Square / Sunnybank Plaza, not sure which exactly. It was raining heavily that time and I've got myself a hot dessert, while others ordered the cold ones.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

OBalTan Restaurant Brisbane: Korean Barbecue Cuisine

O Bal Tan Brisbane: Korean Barbecue

Last Sunday, five of us went down to Brisbane to catch some great bargains from the Boxing Day sales. The shopping malls and streets were so crowded with people even though it was showering all day long in the city. We walked and shopped for hours without caring the rain (we got wet walking from one shop to another but it was alright), and eventually got myself something nice from Myer and Temp. Around 5 plus, we had Korean barbecue at the O Bal Tan Restaurant, which is just walking distance away from Queens Street Mall.

The Actual Christmas Day 2010

Christmas Dinner 2010

The next day after the Christmas Eve Party, we showed up at Veny's place with a slight of sluggishness in our bodies, probably due to sleeping late on the night before. I even felt asleep on the couch while my boi was playing majong with the rest after dinner *blush* This year's Christmas is, nevertheless, one full of joy, laughter, and fun.

Monday, December 27, 2010

A Special Christmas Eve Dinner and Celebration

A Special Christmas Eve Dinner and Celebration

My boi and I were fortunate enough to be invited to join the Cynthia sisters and her dear family for dinner on the night of Christmas Eve. A big thank you to them for their kindness and having us to share such special moment together, like a family we felt.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010 !!!

Christmas Eve Celebration 2010

To all my dear family, friends and readers,

Wishing you have a BLESSED and JOYFUL Christmas! ❤
Love Always,

Friday, December 24, 2010

Late Dinner at the Coffee Club

The Coffee Club: Cynthia and I

I believe this is the time around the year where everyone's so occupied with Christmas shopping and Christmas Eve preparation. But even so, I still manage to carve out my time a little bit to post some photos of us having dinner at the Coffee Club.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Spring Bluff Railway Station and Gardens

Spring Bluff Railway Station and Gardens 2

The title says it all! We paid a short visit to the Spring Bluff Railway Station and Gardens which is about half an hour drive away from Toowoomba (our living place to be exact). Everything may seemed peaceful and deceivingly clam in the photos, but the truth is NOT! There were these hateful little blood-sucking flying bugs (forgotten the name of it) following us wherever we go and constantly giving us "love bites" while we were busy taking photos.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Winter Solstice 2010: Colorful Glutinous Rice Balls

Happy Winter Solstice 2010: Colorful Sweet Glutinous Balls Soup

Unlike previous few years, we prepared the glutinous rice balls at Cynthia's place instead of ours this year, with a more lively atmosphere and more fun.

Christmas Wonderland 2010 at Queens Park

Christmas Wonderland 2010 at Queens Park

The blue-ish Christmas tree at the main entrance.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

I Love GUESS Necklace

Act Cute 1

The first thing I wanna say out loud is... "I'm feeling so good today!"
I guess the weather does affect my mood a lot huh?

Monday, December 20, 2010

How I Miss The Sunny Days...

A Sunny Day in Toowoomba 3

Finally the sun came out after few days of raining.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Montezuma's Mexican Restaurant

Montezuma's Mexican Restaurant: Menu

My boi has a sudden crave for Mexican food today, and he brought me to the Montezuma's at Herries St. for dinner after a little late evening shopping at the Grand Central. It was the second Mexican restaurant in town which we had visited thus far, besides Amigo's (the one at Margaret St.). My confession is (nothing to do with the food or restaurant)... I've got myself something from GUESS again *face down with guilt* something small yet incredibly sweet and adorable *dreamy eyes*

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Seaweed Pore Perfector: My New Found Magic Potion

The Body Shop Seaweed Pore Perfector

I came upon this awesome Seaweed Pore Perfector (that I wanna share with you so much) when browsing for facial and skin care products at the Body Shop about two days ago.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Candlelight Dinner: Western Tonight

Candlelight Dinner: Western Tonight

We've had hailstorms here today, twice! Just when I thought the weather could stay as beautiful as yesterday, the rain started to pour down heavily, smashing my window with its little hail stones. But the heavy rain didn't stop us from leaving the house at all. We kick started our day by doing some shopping and groceries at the Grand Central and came home with hands full of shopping bags. Hehe, will show you guys more in the coming post =)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hog's Breath Cafe: Just Food and Beverages

Our friend texted us to pick her up from the Greyhound Bus Interchange the other day, after her little family trip down to Sydney and Gold Coast. We later headed straight for some good food at the Hog's Breath Cafe, since the restaurant is so close to where we were, with absolutely thumbs up food, beverages, and services.

Hog's Breath Cafe Toowoomba: Choc Berry Hog

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant

Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant Toowoomba

I told you guys this morning that I was going to prepare "Koay Teow Th'ng" for lunch, but I didn't actually make it cause my boi rambled about having "Dim Sum" when I asked him to get change and stuff. Therefore, I suggested why not we go to try out the new Chinese restaurant in town? And in the next 30 minutes, we were already there flipping through its menus.

A Leisure Sunday

It's been almost a week, inadvertently... Have you put up your Christmas tree yet? Well, I have not *frown* I said I wanted to do it on this coming weekend but the truth is, I had a pretty hectic weekend working til late nights. That's okay, I think to myself, at least I still get to spend a leisure Sunday to cook like cooking students and to set up the Christmas tree relaxingly with my boi. Tee-hee! And I'm planning to prepare "Koay Teow Th'ng" for lunch today, and a three-dish dinner for tonight. What about you guys? Any plans at all? If no, you better start cracking you head now :p As for the moment, allow me to enlighten your day a little bit with some of these dishes I prepared.

Home-cook: Bacon Omelette, Pak Choy, and Butter Prawns

From left to right: Bacon Omelette, Stir Fried Pak Choy & Ham in Char Siu Sauce, and Butter Prawns.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

GUESS Laurita Brown Half Flap

GUESS Laurita Brown Half Flap

My super duper AWESOME early Christmas pressie

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Engine Room Cafe: Lunch Gathering

Engine Room Cafe: Lunch Gathering

I received a wake up call (yeah, was awakened from my beauty sleep at 12 something) from Peter this afternoon asking me to join them for a lunch gathering at the Engine Room Cafe. It was still raining cats and dogs (it has been lately) when I reached there. And apparently, the restaurant has changed its menu again, since our last visit back in July this year. So peeps, be prepared to see some new faces in the photos below ;)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

San's Official Farewell Party

San's Official Farewell Party

The most anticipated fresh-out-of-the-oven photos of San's farewell party are ready to be served! Please grab a seat, put on a napkin, and start scrolling! LoL~ The first shot was taken with Cynthia, who has just finished curling her hair. The "Photo Queen" claims that her bathroom has the best lighting for photo-shooting, true enough xD

Friday, December 3, 2010

Watch Playful Kiss / Mischievous Kiss / 장난스런 키스 / 恶作剧之吻 Online

Playful Kiss / 장난스런 키스 / 恶作剧之吻
Oh Ha Ni is a clumsy student who falls for the perfectionist, Baek Seung Jo. However, Seung Jo is indifferent towards her and rejects her love. When Ha Ni's house collapses, she and her father moves into his long-time friend's house. It turns out that Seung Jo is the friend's son and Ha Ni is given the opportunity to be near the guy she loves. Will she be able to move Seung Jo's heart?
Kim Hyun Joong as Baek Seung Jo
Jung So Min as Oh Ha Ni
Lee Tae Sung as Bong Joon Gu
Lee Si Young as Yoon He Ra
Disclaimer: All the music / videos above are solely for sharing and promotional purpose. Please support original!

Watch Playful Kiss / Mischievous Kiss / 장난스런 키스 / 恶作剧之吻 (Youtube / Special Edition) Online

Playful Kiss / 장난스런 키스 / 恶作剧之吻
MBC水木剧恶作剧之吻将推出一个网络特辑。根据恶作剧之吻的制作公司-Group 8,他们已经同网络视频分享网站YT签定合作合同。该网络特辑将以迷你剧的形式播出,共7集,向韩国及全球播出。值得一提的是,迷你特辑的内容将与近期播出的电视剧版本完全不同。Group 8发言人表示:尽管演员与布景相同,但是将由不同的编剧,演绎不全新的故事情节。不是重新编辑,而是类似于外传的形式。
  • Playful / Mischievous Kiss Episode 1 - 11月02日 “美好”新婚的早晨 (Newly Wed Morning)
  • Playful / Mischievous Kiss Episode 2 - 11月03日 抽血大作战 (Shots are Scary)
  • Playful / Mischievous Kiss Episode 3 - 11月04日 制造小Baby (Creating Baek Seung Jo Jr.)
  • Playful / Mischievous Kiss Episode 4 - 11月09日 白胜祖是我老公 (Baek Seung Jo is My Husband)
  • Playful / Mischievous Kiss Episode 5 - 11月10日 照顾胜祖的病人(Defending Patient Baek Seung Jo)
  • Playful / Mischievous Kiss Episode 6 - 11月11日 哈尼考到驾照了 (Today I Got My License)
  • Playful / Mischievous Kiss Episode 7 - 11月16日 哈尼的生日Party (Happy Birthday)
*Subtitles available in English, Chinese, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic, French, Greek, Indonesia, Italian, and Vietnam.

Watch Boys Over Flowers / 꽃보다 남자 / 花样男子 Online

Watch Boys Over Flowers / 꽃보다 남자 / 花样男子 Online
Jan Di is an average girl whose family owns a dry cleaning store located near the luxurious and well known Shin Hwa College. Jan Di meets the four richest and most spoiled boys known as the F4. After saving a boy from jumping off the roof of Shinhwa High School, she is admitted into the school on a swimming scholarship. Jan Di tries to avoid confrontation with the F4 at all cost because she knows what happens to those that stand against them. However, when Jan Di's friend, Oh Min Ji, accidentally gets ice cream on the leader of the F4's shoes, she's forced to declare war on the leader of the F4, Goo Joon Pyo. What will happen though, when she falls in love with someone from the F4 and Goo Joon Pyo start feeling something for her too? Will the love triangle disrupt F4 and change their lives forever?
Kim Hyun-Joong as Yoon Ji-Hoo
Lee Min-Ho as Goo Joon-Pyo
Kim Bum as So E-Jung
Goo Hye-Sun as Geum Jan-D

Boys Over Flowers / 꽃보다 남자 / 花样男子 Correlation Chart

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sneak Peak of San's Farewell Party

San's Farewell Party

Sorry guys, I've just been totally obsessed with Korean dramas like Boys Over Flowers and Playful Kiss lately, and my newly created Kim Hyun Joong die-heart fan page (do drop by to show some love and support if you happen to be one of his fans, not necessary a die-heart one though). Anyways, I'll post more photos of San's farewell party later tomorrow, as I still need to work tonight and getting her to the Gold Coast Airport after that. Stay tuned and hope y'all have a rainbow weekend til then, cheers!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Jonathan's Cafe: Char Koay Teow & Char Koay Kak

Jonathan's Cafe: Menu

My Malaysian friend once told me that there is this Asian restaurant located somewhere on Ruthven Street which serves very authentic Malaysian food. Hence today, my boi and I decided to pay a little visit to the restaurant after work for dinner. We drove along Ruthven street and later found out its exact location. Jonathan's Cafe is what the restaurant called, and surprisingly, the interior fits only few dining tables, probably not more than 3. The chef (a Singaporean) who's also the owner of the restaurant recommended his specialty - Curry Chicken to us,  but we both ended up ordering some noodles somehow. 

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Angel Cafe: San's Farewell Dinner

The Angel Cafe: Just Me

How's my bangs (my new hairstyle) looking, guys? You don't have to comment anything if you really don't want to... And if you're about to say something harsh / nasty to me, do consider keeping it to yourself as I believe no one would like to see a mad zombie with panda eyes (which could possibly be me) slaying innocent civilians on the street just to release her anger. You know I was only kidding right? Hehe, let's just move on to the farewell feast we had with San at the Angel Cafe last night!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Playful Kiss / Mischievous Kiss / 장난스런 키스 / 恶作剧之吻 Original Soundtracks

Playful Kiss / 장난스런 키스 / 恶作剧之吻

Download Playful Kiss OST

Downloadbox Indexfile

01. Pink Toniq - Kiss Kiss Kiss
02. Kim Hyun Joong - 원 모어 타임 (One More Time)
03. G.NA - 키스해줄래 (Kiss Me)
04. 런 (RUN) - 널 부른다
05. Pink Toniq - Try Again
06. 혼잣말 – 이태성
07. 사랑한다 말할까 – 씨스타 (소유)
08. Overture For 장난스런키스
09. I Love You (Main Theme)
10. 고백
11. Oh! Chef
12. Run, Run, Run
13. Marriage
14. Love Theme
15. With Friends
16. Love Waltz
17. Campus Life
18. Love & Sorrow
19. 그림자
20. 그리워할수록
21. 설레임

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Spotted Cow: Kitt's Farewell Dinner

Kitt's Farewell Dinner: JUst Me

I'm back from M.I.A. finally...  but please, please don't get cranky with me for not updating my blog in the past 168 hours? =P I've been caught up with so many things lately, my casual and part-time jobs (still looking for a full-time job though if you got any to recommend), moving house, farewelling my friends and etc. In the end, you'll always find that there are just too many things, too little time... Tonight, we made up a supplementary farewell dinner for Kitt and her bf. My initial idea was to have it at the Toowoomba Sports Club but who knows, our friends didn't get to go in because no slippers are allowed =.=" Nevermind, we then changed the location to the Spotted Cow. Without realizing that the restaurant is now run by the new management, we picked a table, sat down, placed our orders, and from there, things started to get a little out of hand.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Special Chicken Rice Dinner

Chicken Rice Dinner: Chicken Rice 1

I just got a filling done on my wisdom tooth few days ago, which cost me almost 300 freaking Aussie dollars. And this coming Friday, I'll be going back to see the dentist again to fix the other wisdom tooth of mine. The damage estimated this time would be at least another 300 dollars *crestfallen with empty wallet* But don't worry, I'm gonna be alive and kicking as long as there's enough food and water for me =P Speaking of food, Cynthia has prepared some chicken rice for Jefry and us (the unexpected guests) on a special night.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Graduation Potluck Party

Graduation Potluck Party

At first, I intended to organize a graduation potluck party on the same night after my graduation ceremony, which was Saturday night. But unfortunately, due to the lack of time to cook and prepare food, we eventually decided to have a mini celebration dinner instead at the Blue Mountain Hotel, then later on followed by a graduation potluck party at my place. I invited most of friends over, and they didn't let me down by showing up with countless pots of good food and desserts!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Good Memories: Potluck For Jefry

Potluck Lunch: Mushroom Soup

Please allow me to remind you who Jefry is, if you've totally forget or have no idea about the friendly appearance of this person in my blog before. He is my bestie, Cynthia's sweet honey bee. During his short stay here in Toowoomba, we often organized potluck and outings together. And this was the lunch we had in the afternoon, before heading off to Newtown Park State Rose Garden for a little photo-shooting with the flowers and sun. Lots of good memories that we will always hold close to our hearts...

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Hervey Bay: Viva Italia Pizza and Pasta

Hervey Bay: Viva Italia Pizza and Pasta

Just recently I made a post entitled, "Hervey Bay: Viva Italia". I admit that it was a silly mistake of mine to get the restaurant's name wrong because today, I'll be introducing you to Viva Italia again, but the actual pizza and pasta restaurant at Urangan. What about that particular post earlier? The title has already been changed to "Bayswater Hotel and Restaurant", but not the url though. Don't worry if my sentences did confuse you a little bit, just ignore them and enjoy the pictures below, cheers!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Potluck Never Ends

Potluck Dinner Monday

A fairly long time ago (nah, just last month to be exact), we had potluck together (again? ALWAYS!) over Cynthia's place. It was simply a catch-up dinner with the girls on Monday night. As I'm saying this, I'm starting to miss it already cause my boi and I have not seen or eaten with them in quite a while.

Monday, November 1, 2010

61st Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers: Flower Parade

61st Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers: Flower Parade

Today, I'll be presenting you a series of highlight photos taken a couple of months ago, at the 61st Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers Opening Ceremony. And if you notice, most of them (I'm referring to the performers) cooperated very well when I pointed my camera towards them. You know why? It's solely because a pretty lady standing there holding a Nikon D40 in her my hands did appear to be a little more catchy than others =P

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Byron Bay: Random Shots

Byron Bay Town Centre

As the title says, this is basically just a collection of some random shots taken at the Byron Bay Beach and town area. We wanted to come by the beach before or during the sunset, but unfortunately we spent way too much time hanging around at the Cape Byron Lighthouse, probably two hours or lesser or more, I don't know.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hanaichi Japanese Restaurant: Farewell to Shaine

Hanaichi Japanese Restaurant: Farewell to Shaine

Shaine brought us here, to the Hanaichi Japanese Restaurant a few hours prior to her flight departure. To my amazement, they do serve absolutely fresh and tasty sushi which comes in a great variety.  Aww, I'm missing those food already *drooling with excitement*

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Novotel Brisbane: Room Service Please

Novotel Brisbane

In one of my earlier RiverFire trip posts, I mentioned that my boi and I were offered one-night free accommodation at the 4.5 star Novotel Brisbane. Not only that, we were also given a $50 dining voucher to be used for either in-room dining or in the hotel restaurant! So, why waste the opportunity to indulge ourselves with finger-smackingly good food under such delightful circumstance?!

Hervey Bay: Bayswater Hotel and Restaurant

Hervey Bay, Queensland

In today's post, I will virtually fly you all the way from wherever you are to Hervey Bay, a beautiful city situated approximately 290 kilometres north of the Queensland's state capital, Brisbane, and lies on the coast of a natural bay between the Queensland mainland and nearby Fraser Island (according to Wikipedia, of course). As we checked-in to Peppers Pier Resort, we were given some vouchers to claim free drinks from this nearby restaurant called Bayswater Hotel and Restaurant. The meals they served can only be described with one word, "terrible"! 

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Shaine's Farewell Dinner

Shaine's Farewell Dinner: Shaine

It's been the third day since Shaine left us for good. On the night before her flight back to Malaysia, we had a potluck farewell dinner together where everyone has brought their signature dishes along. My boi and I on the other hand, boiled a big pot of Roasted Chicken Soup with pickled mustard and dried chilli (which you can't see in the photo above or any of the photos below). Anyway, let's have a look at those good food and desserts prepared by the ladies that night! 

RiverFire Trip: Golden Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant

Golden Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant, Gold Coast

Some time ago, a big group of us went to "Yum Jo Cha" (have morning tea) at Golden Fortune Chinese Seafood Restaurant on the Gold Coast. The service there was pretty bad and slow, we waited very long for the "Dim Sums" to get on our table. What's worse was that we had to cut and divide the food ourselves, and the waitresses didn't even bother to provide any dipping sauces for us, totally disappointing!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Daren's Birthday: Contemporary Japanese and Korean BBQ

Daren's Birthday: Contemporary Japanese and Korean BBQ

I've been really sick since the last few days, and when I started to believe that I'm almost fully recover today, fever strikes me again, sigh! I spent most of my time resting on the bed while watching my recent most favorite Korean drama, You're Beautiful / 미남이시네요 / Minami Shineyo (A.N.Jell). It's such a great romance-comedy, and I couldn't help falling for Jung Yong Hwa ❤ he's just too cute to resist!!! Oh wait, am I already dragging you too far away from the topic? Hehe, sorry! I shall now lead you to Daren's post-birthday bash to see what happened back there =)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Celebration Dinner at Christopher's Restaurant (Blue Mountain Hotel)

Christopher's Restaurant: Cheese & Garlic Bread

In celebration of me getting a part-time night job, my boi and I, along with several other friends of us came to have dinner together at Christopher's Restaurant. My boi has ordered some extra cheesy garlic bread as starter, just in case we have to wait for an hour or longer like our last visit here.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tommy Hilfigirls Outing at Picnic Point Restaurant

A Date with Tommy Hilfigirls

No, I got the title right, peeps! I intentionally changed the "ger" behind to "girls" because it was a girls-only date with Bev, and Tommy Hilfiger polo shirt was the theme of the day. Just so you know, all of us bought the shirts separately but we happened to own the same color in pairs, amazing isn't it?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pre-Party Preparation: Sushi Making and Tempuras

Pre-Birthday Preparation: Sushi Rolls

Before Daren's actual birthday party, my boi and I went to his place to help out a little bit here and there in the afternoon. I have zero experience in making sushi, hence it was a golden opportunity for me to watch and learn from the pros. Yum, I really feel like making sushi for myself now!!!
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