December 30, 2012

[SPECIAL]: Christmas Dinner @ Shoya Nouvelle Wafu Cuisine

lol! My make-shift mini Xmas tree :D

How did you guys spend Christmas Day this year? I spent the whole entire afternoon actually just sleeping in. LOL! Most shops were closed anyway and I felt like I've been working constantly, too many hours standing and serving customers and so decided, it would be the best day to just sleep in. 

Slept for the whole afternoon, only waking up just to fill my tummy, and then back to sleep again. Really felt sooo refreshed and rejuvenated. Sleep is my best friend!!!

Well, anyways. I didn't have much planned for Christmas, nothing big and fancy. But I did however wanted to go somewhere where I could dress up! Even if it was a last minute plan, I still insisted on dressing up!

It's not everyday that you get to really dress up without people thinking, where the hell is she going? hahaha

So, momsy, Amy and I, headed out to Shoya Nouvelle Wafu Cuisine on Market Lane for our Christmas Dinner :D I know I know, it's not the typical western restaurant where you know you're supposed to be enjoying turkey and shit, but heck, every single bladdy restaurant that I called up was either closed or fully booked out! so, Japanese food it was :D

*Or also just known simply as Shoya*
25 Market Lane, Melbourne.
(03) 9650 0848

The venue wasn't really christmassy, but the laneways and chinatown looked really festive, so I guess it compensates for everything. 


Amyyyy *lovess*




We ordered their set dinner package. I think we ordered the $120pp pack. It's pretty worth it cuz you get like a TONNE of food. You even get Wagyu Beef, Sashimi, Ox Tongue, Trout, Crab Tempura. I took picture of all the food you'd get in the set.

So... FEAST YOUR EYES :D


ENTREE: I didn't like this at all to be honest. It was sooo mushy and fishy..
I don't even remember what this was made out of. hahaha

Group Shot :D

Pictured with me was the 2nd dish of the set. It was an assortment of vegetables
with a wafer-filled with seasoned raw beef. I LOVED THE WAFER!!!

Gorgeous Momsy :D

3RD DISH: THE HATCHING EGG
haha trust me. That's what it's called officially. The way they served was really cute. It was
like the eggs were all in this rectangle wooden box that looked like an incubator and then out pop
these eggs which they serve it to us. I wished I took a picture of the box though. It was really cute.
This is delicious!!!

4TH DISH: SASHIMI!!!
The ice bowl that you see here is totally HANDMADE!! I don't even know how that's possible
but the lady said it's handmade, so I'd just take it that they have their own special skiill. And it 
just makes it all the more special :)


5TH DISH: OX TONGUE WRAPPED IN SPINACH PUREE
THIS WAS DIVINE!!!! Like superrrr deliciouss!!! You know how most ox tongues are really chewy 
in texture? This was sooo tender I don't even know how they did it. 
SOOOO FRIGGIN TENDER AND JUICY AND DELICIOUS!!!!

Momsy and Me :) 

6TH DISH: CRAB TEMPURA
Friggin hell loved that green tea salt combination pictured in the picture. I think it's green tea. I 
couldn't really taste it, but it's green so it must be green tea yes? lol! This is without saying, super
delicious too... I couldn't care to pose for the photo. haha! Momsy wanted to take like a picture
to show how big and long the crab actually was, but I couldn't wait to eat..
hence
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.
.


hahaha my less than amused face.. lol!


7TH DISH: SMOKED TROUT

Presentation-wise, this was absolutely beautiful! Taste, well it was delicious but mine was a tad bit
undercooked and was super fishyyy... But they brought it back and cooked up a new piece for me :D
Exceptional service!! 

8TH DISH: WAGYU BEEF STEAK
Nothing to say but absolutely deliciousssssss!!!


9TH DISH: FRIED RICE IN MISO SOUP

10TH DISH: DESSERTS
This was pretty non-japanese like but the desserts were good. The creme brulee-looking thing wasn't
really creme brulee. haha I forgot what it was but it was delicious and really sweet! Like the nice kind
of sweetness, not those overly sick sweet taste. I loved it the most! 


[OUTFIT] 
I was looking down, but it seemed like I closed my eyes =.=

Lace Dress from Forever New
Double Headed Tiger Belt from TopShop
Collar Necklace from Diva
Coach Bracelet, YSL Arty Ring



Dinner was really fantastic and I really enjoyed my night with the company of Amy and Momsy! We were talking about so many things, including our childhood stories. haha!

Amy and I have practically known each other since 3YEARS OLD!!! Thats like friggin 19 years of our lives! hahaha..

We weren't always that close to each other though, sadly enough :( But I'm glad we got close during high school! haha. Love her to bits and she's one awesome lady!

Now onto more selcas of myself, just cause I took tonnes of it. lol!



Tried a really festive-colored eye look that night. With GOLD and YELLOW undertones and just the usual eyeliner :) Does it look festive?




Well, it's already NEW YEAR'S EVE!
I hope you guys would be enjoying it and have everything planned out. I will be working the whole day tomorrow with an extra shift at Hilton tomorrow, to help out for their NYE specials.. Oh well, at least I'd still be able to catch the fireworks tomorrow from work :D 

As much as I loved 2012, I am very much looking forward to 2013! 

Looking forward to a brand new beginning with many more exciting things to befall upon me. I just know it :D 

So here's wishing everyone a HAPPY NEW YEAR! And THANK YOU for being with me throughout this journey and still being here. 

To my old readers, I THANK YOU! and to my new readers, I WELCOME YOU :D

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
SHARE THE LOVE AND LET YOUR LOVED ONES KNOW!
CHERISH EVERY MOMENT BEFORE ITS TOO LATE!

GOODNIGHT BEAUTIFULS :) 

December 24, 2012

[AD]: The Lilac Box

Has anyone ever heard about those monthly subscription sites whereby every month you get a box or bag of goodies containing multiple sample-sized products of either beauty/cosmetics? I know I have. I've seen so many of them on YouTube by famous YouTube gurus and famous beauty bloggers as well.

Unfortunately, they either do NOT ship overseas or are only for US citizens :( This is really a huge sad case for people like us from Malaysia/Australia (ASIA) countries...

However :D

Lucky for you guys, my readers, I'm about to share something really exciting that's about to hit our Malaysian shores :D

Now, we TOO can receive beauty boxes every month. Thanks to the company:
THE LILAC BOX, we are now able to receive such beauty boxes like the fortunate people in the states already do..

 


Subscribers will receive a cute box filled with DELUXE SIZED samples of PREMIUM BRANDS. So basically whatever you can find in Watsons/Guardian, you will NOT find it in the beauty box. It only holds and brings to its subscribers PREMIUM BRANDS of beauty and cosmetics.

What is this "THE LILAC BOX" you ask?

THE LILAC BOX is an "online subscription-based sampling programme". To put it in simpler terms, you pay a small amount per month (or per year, depending), and receive DELUXE sized samples of upcoming launches or products of PREMIUM BRANDED beauty and cosmetics.

So, each month you'd get 4 or 5 different products, this allow you to test out the product before actually going ahead and buying the full-sized items.

This is really good because, you know, you don't want to be spending HUGE amounts of money on pricey items, and have them not work out for you. Sample sized products are simply the best! I love collecting them cuz they are really handy and convenient during travels.

And, with THE LILAC BOX, another bonus that it has towards its' subscribers, is that it allows you to purchase the FULL-SIZED PRODUCTS at HUGE DISCOUNTS if you like what you've tried. ISN'T THIS AWESOME OR WHAT?! 

So now that I've got you all excited about this, how much does it actually cost to subscribe..

For just RM35 per box!!! RM35!! That is insanely worth it cuz you get like 5 different premium-branded items to test and use. By subscribing for 3 or 6 months, you would enjoy savings as well.

What PREMIUM BRANDS am I actually gonna receive in my beauty box?

Here are just some of the brands that THE LILAC BOX has been affiliated with.


Don't you find this super amazing?!! I've always extremely wanted to try the BURBERRY BEAUTY products, but they are waay to pricey to be purchased just for trying.. And now I'm soo excited to be receiving my first beauty box when they launch :D which your beauty box will then be sent out to you (if you subscribe as well).

The launching date?

FEBRUARY 2013!! Mark your calendars!!

How do I sign up???

Head on over to their official THE LILAC BOX website where everything is summarized for you real simple and hassle-free.

Also check out their Facebook Page for more updates and information :D

Need more motivation to sign up?? How bout picturing this.. Just sign up now, and you will get to REDEEM ABSOLUTELY AMAZING OFFERS!!! Here's what you'd get by signing up NOW!!

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??
HEAD ON OVER TO THELILACBOX.COM and REGISTER NOW!


Join the community and have a tonne of fun experimenting new and upcoming products!

Hope you are as excited as I am about this! hahaha! Let me know :D

And also, MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!!
MAY EVERYONE BE BLESSED AND SPEND THIS SPECIAL DAY WITH LOVED ONES. I AM TRULY GRATEFUL FOR ALL THE LOVE AND SUPPORT I'VE RECEIVED, AS WELL AS THE ENCOURAGEMENTS! WHAT AN AWESOME CHRISTMAS IT HAS BEEN SO FAR, FOR ME :D I COULDN'T HAVE ASKED FOR MORE! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! 
*LOVES*





December 23, 2012

[SPECIAL]: My 22nd Birthday :D Part 2


As I was working on my official birthday, momsy celebrated with me the next day, Sunday 9th December. The day was officially Michelle's Day :D I felt super special and just really blessed to have my mom here with me. Feeling super special, even if we were doing really simple things like walking around the city and snapping lots of photos. haha. #simplepleasuresoflife :D

A really beautifully decorated walkway in between Little Collins and Bourke Street. So festively decorated and it just lifts everyone spirits I would think so. I felt so Christmas-y whilst walking through. haha really love that place, especially that macaroon stall right in the middle. Do check it out while you're around Melbourne!

Beautiful Momsy!! :D 

Yours Truly :D

Had bfast/lunch at this little cafe at the end of the walkway. It's really small and pretty cramped. Food wasn't exceptionally great but still, the ambience and company made up for it :) 




OUTFIT:
Orange Block Colored Blazer from Romwe.com
Leopard Chiffon Shirt from TopShop
Collared Tips from SmeshStyle.com
Black Flared Skater Skirt from Bardot


So after lunch, proceeded to walk along Collins Street and this is where you will come across this HUGE WATER WALL where if you stick leaves onto it, it will remain stuck there. haha Pretty cool and really beautiful. 

Here's me trying to form an M.. The I *love* shape was left there by another person. So it looked like I formed the words " I *love* M " hahaha





My pretty M :) 

Sister finally finished work, and came to join us at Laurent. Location of this cafe is the best! It's situated in between shops and the lane is always sheltered, so we never get the sun. PERFECT place from hiding away from the blazing hot Australia sun.





Went into David Jones and got myself my birthday present :D Momsy purchased for me my YSL ARTY RING!!!!



THANK YOU!! I LOVE IT SOOOOO MUCH!!

A quick change of Jacket and Shoes later, then off to my Birthday dinner with momsy and sister at TAKUMI!!! The last time I went there was a couple of years ago and I absolutely missed their food. So we just HAD to go there this year :D








Ordered the set package where you get a tonnes of stuff for $65pp. I find that pretty reasonable, considering you get tonnes of meat, and it's all the different cuts of Wagyu Beef! Seriously super delicious and too worth the price! haha GOOD DEAL!





Finally, got home and cut my final last birthday cake of the year :D It was purchased for me by my sister's boyfie. Super sweet la can! I mean, he couldn't make it for dinner with us so he bought a cake for me.. awwww T_T







AND YES! I'M FINALLY 22 T_T
I'm sad and happy at the same time.. Sad that I'm really getting sooo old!!!
But happy that I am loved and just so grateful for the many people that love me..
I cherish each and every one of you!
*hugs&kisses*



THANK YOU GUYS!
My present from the Melbourne Family *lovesss*
Although we have almost all moved on towards our new chapters of our life,
the bond we have created and memories we have shared will forever remain everstrong
and shall be eternally etched in my heart. I love you guys! 

THANK YOU AMY!!
Gorgeous Meeeee I LOVE YOU!!!
Your heartwarming birthday card (can't be pictured..lol!) and this awesomely thoughtful gift
is truly appreciated and I really love it so much! Haha these were her exact words, more or less,
"Michiee! This is for you, use it in your next YouTube video! Now that you're a YouTube Guru"
hahahahahaha seriously super hilarious!! Thank you so much for your support and always being
there for me Meee!! To our 18years of friendship, I LOVE YOU!!


THANK YOU MIPHEN!
Hahahaha! Was totally surprised when you said you bought a present for me! Thanks so much!
Although we hardly meet up, and you still bought a gift for me. I appreciate very much and all your
support, I deeply deeply am grateful. haha I wish you good luck in your future plans and your business!
And if you do decide to continue with your PHD, (seriously u need to stop studying bro), I wish you
the BEST OF LUCK TOO!! Take Care back in Malaysia ya :D It has been my pleasure to know you. 

And finally, thank you to EVERY SINGLE PERSON that had wished me on my Facebook,
Instagram, Twitter, Texts, Blog comments, Calls.. THANK YOU! Though some of you probably
only remembered cuz Facebook reminded you (lol!), but I still appreciate that you even took the
time to type out a birthday greeting to me. haha!

SO, the end of the world didn't happen and we're on to Christmas very very soon! Christmas Eve tomorrow and I've got an early day. Starting with our LV XMAS BFAST at 8am!! right before we go on and start selling like crazy.. Thinking of getting a last minute Xmas gift? Head on down to LOUIS VUITTON ON COLLINS STREET tomorrow! 

We're open from 9am - 5pm!