Starting off the new year with a 'lifestyle' post, a type of post that I haven't done in ages. Facebook friends would have already seen most of these pictures - they're all from my end-of-year Melbourne trip~
As the title of this post already states, I did indeed meet up with 5 gorgeous girls who I got to know through blogging. These are just some of my close blogging buddies :D
Me in the middle! And beside/behind from left to right:
It was so excitingggg to finally see these girls in person, especially as I had known them for 2-3 years!!! I always had plans to visit Melbourne and thankfully I was able to make my way up there at the end of 2012 - such an awesome way to end the year ^_^
Blogging has made an impact on my life in a very positive way and because of that I will continue to be the best blogger that I can possibly be for my readers and friends. Thank you all so much for the support and here's to another year!
We went and ate at Ito Japanese Noodle Cafe and what I had was quite nice - Tonkatsu Ramen :3
Afterwards they took me to a store that sells Kpop/Jpop/Cpop/Anime stuff and there isn't a store like that in my city which is pretty sad :( Then we went to Daiso where everything is $2.80. Again, there isn't a Daiso in my city. Gosh ADL lacks so much!!
I am an awkward model lolol. Thanks Eleanor for snapping the pic
Eleanor's outfit of the day - classy!
Escalator shots are cool hehe
I would love to go back to Melbourne again, even if it's just to meet up with these girls! Thanks for hanging out with me for the day ^^ And even bigger thanks to Shirley who showed me around the city including Chinatown ♥
My city also doesn't have a Starbucks anymore so during my 4 days in Melbourne, I drank it 3 times ahaha, I swear I'm not addicted... I just wanted to make use of my privilege to drink it xD It was my first time too!
Chilling back at the hotel with my peppermint mocha frappuccino *_*
Bf and I went to Crown Casino, Australia's biggest and most famous casino. We're not gamblers haha, we only went to look and also have dinner there.
One night we had dessert at Passionflower on Bourke Street. I was craving waffles and waddaya know, we got waffles!
Outfit of the night, taken in the hotel's ensuite
Full-length mirror on the wardrobe doors. I wish I had this at home - easier to take outfit pictures!
My meal from the Pancake Parlour
Itoya Japanese Cafe
From Corean House (I forgot what this was but it was super spicy!)
Other places we visited where I didn't take pictures at were DFO South Wharf and Bourke Street/Melbourne Central for shopping~
Oh yes and Pie Face. No Pie Face in ADL ;(
I had such a wonderful trip despite feeling a bit sick on the first day due to lack of sleep and having to catch an early morning flight but the following days were awesome. The hotel we stayed in was clean and quiet - nothing to complain about.
The view at night from the 15th floor
And to our surprise, we could see the fireworks for new year from our room!
Hope you've all had a fab start to the year :) It's been rather hot here in Aus zzz, take care everyone and stay safe.
Questjen of the week:
What did you do on new year's eve?
I made the most of my last day in Melbourne - I came home on the morning of new year's day!
♥ Jen xx
PS: I've started the 365 photo challenge on a Tumblr blog! Everyday in 2013 I will upload a photo and share a bit about my day - http://questjen365.tumblr.com/