17.9 – 24.9

“Not being able to sleep is terrible. You have the misery of having partied all night… without the satisfaction.”

– Lynn Johnston


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17/9 Did a lot of house cleaning again today, unfortunately I prioritised that over working  early on my assignment. BUT at least there’s less cleaning to do the next following days. I’ve got a cute little garden, see above, in our room now! I need greens growing around me to feel a tad bit better when studying. I find rooms get bland and stifling when there’s no plants around.

19/9 My sleeps were broken af yesterday night, slept at 12am, woke up at 4am and then every 30-15mins after. Since my volunteer activities the next day is not demanding, I felt pretty ok with minimal sleep. Today I successfully woke up at 6:30am, slept around 10:30-11pm last night. My sleeping pattern is almost fixed yay! Anyways, got a night shift tonight.

20/9 Thank g I was able to wake up early, despite falling asleep at 2am. Won’t have the house to ourselves anymore boo, but at least my chores gets cut by a big chunk. I’ve been seeing a lot on social media this new Filipino joint ‘Rey Jr.’, that I’ve been dying to try out! Fingers crossed I get to visit the place next week.

22/9 Just came back for The Big Design Market and my legs are dead! Though it was worth it. Got a small bunch of tech stuff and luckily got a gift for my little brother. It’s pretty quiet right now at home, I can hear the frogs going, the sky is turning to a darker blue-grey… I always love this time of day. It’s like nature telling us to get ready for the evening, to slow down and breathe deeply. I’m waiting for the kettle to stop heating up the water, so I can brew some well-deserved tea.

23/9 My brain is pooped.

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10.9 – 16.9

“Never keep yourself alone. Keep talking to yourself. And you’ll start feeling better.”

– Prerak Trivedi


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10/9 Yes, I did have a lot of me time this past two weeks. Sleeping in, working out, basically choosing my pace. There’s been a huge change in the weather, we had a streak of sunny, warm weather than bam… back to cloudy, cold weather. But I’m glad Spring has finally fallen upon us! Clothes are now a hybrid of summer and Autumn wear. 2 and a bit more months left till I’m outta Sydney!!

13/9 Professional development or really anything that can up-skill you, is super vital. Whether it be improving your professional or personal life. I just enrolled myself into a copyediting and proofreading course, all payed out right, so I can improve my writing before it’s published. I find so much fault when I get assignments back, in terms of grammar and consistently in my formats. It’s a basic skill, that often gets overlooked when you’re not an English or writing major student. Well for me that is. Glad I’ve got a supportive partner throughout all this. Puts a tonne of pressure though to do well, if your partner is the one financially backing you up, but at the same time it pushes you to complete it.

15/9 Mixed feelings with today, don’t know whether it was alright giving away my shift today. But at the same time, I got to enjoy the sun, relax a bit and work on my uni stuff. Got home pretty late last night anyways, so it was alright. Anyways, don’t know if you’ve noticed but the drill rap scene in Australia is really picking up. The rappers are getting better and better with each upload. It’s a bit hard to comprehend, well for me anyways, but it’s worth the listen.

16/9 Tried waking up early today, but still woke up at 8am and didn’t get out of bed till 9am. Though on the upside, I slept before 12am! Yay for improvement. Anyways, going to cook lunch now and hopefully tackle more on my to-do list today. I’ve got a big clean tomorrow, before E’s parents arrive.

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Crispy Crib

16 First Avenue, Blacktown 2148

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Operating just over two weeks now, this little food truck will satisfy your love of Korean chicken and chips! You may miss it, it’s a black food truck, nestled cosily in the Asian Food Market carpark and next to a round-a-bout.

Menu is simple, 5 options at the moment, with their chickens drizzled with the most tastiest sauces. Yesterday, we ordered the homemade teriyaki and onion dressing fried chicken and it was addictive! Who knew these two sauces would mesh so well, both sweet and creamy at the same time. The chicken was in great bite-sized pieces, and I loved how it wasn’t too oily and wasn’t soggy. The fries was clean and I believe it had normal salt on them. They have a promotion at the moment, this meal plus a free drink, comes down to only $10.

Service was quick and friendly, they’ve got a cosy eating area at the front. I’ve got my eye on their soy fried chicken next.

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Seaweed Night Cream

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MARIO BADESCU

Packed with vegan-friendly ingredients, seaweed as its main, the cream provides a powerful, moisturising layer during the night. I found the texture quite interesting, it felt silky, non-greasy and soft! I noticed after a few days of using the cream, during the day my skin retained the natural glow and youthful bounce. There’s a slight scent to it and don’t worry, your skin won’t turn green.

Collagen is another key ingredient, to enhance your skin tone and smooth out unwanted wrinkles. Hydraulic acid is also present, keeping your skin moisturised in harsh, drying conditions.

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Chuuka

Suite 62-64, Jones Bay Wharf, 26-32 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont NSW 2009

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Chuuka came into the Sydney dinning scene just a few months ago, I actually came about it on Instagram. I thought hey, a Japanese-Chinese infused restaurant is something I’m definitely going to check out!

With two known Australian chefs, Chase Kojima and Victor Liong, heading Chuuka, expect the quality to be fun and authentic. You’ll find familiar dishes, with a touch of the other culture’s ingredients. It was fun guessing which dish belonged to which culture. The interior is warm, cosy and if you’re sitting on the lower level, the main kitchen is right behind you. Dishes are small, so definitely order a few dishes, that night we ordered at least 3 mains and 2 deserts. My favourite was the duck pancakes and it came with 5 sauces. Price is mid to high, food came out quickly, cocktails was amazing and complimented the menu, our section waitstaff was patient and super friendly.

Excuse the low, low quality of the images, tried sooo hard amping up the brightness without losing the colours. One more reason to check out this place!

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Lip Balm

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MARIO BADESCU

Long-lasting and wearable on its own, or what I do to spice it up a bit, is add some lip tint. Since the consistency of the lip balm is thick, non-sticky and is easily spread, lip tints just sink right in!

Winter is over now here in Australia and during the season my lips was constantly seeking for some heavy duty lip balm. This power-punching balm is infused with cocoa and shea butter, coconut and sweet almond oil, as well as Vitamin E. A thin layer is all that is required, as the balm is quite thick but at the same time, melts into your lips quickly. I did not find the balm greasy and no scent was detected. Definitely long-wearing, it keeps my lips highly supple, smooth and gives your lips a little shine to it.

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