The Maze: Sydney

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Such a cute and fun event, independently run and inspired by the nostalgic arcade hit, Pacman! The pop-up event ran for two days only, August 16 to August 17, where hours are split between ‘Family Session’ and ‘Adults Only’ periods.

Located inside Marrickville’s Town Hall, you are greeted by friendly event staffs, who provide you with a wristband that has your 3 life tags attached. So whenever you get caught by the human-ghosts, the life-tags gets ripped off. The immersive maze is lit up by LED lights, where you have to collect stamps, items and collect the 6-code digits to accumulate points. But be sure not to get caught by either of the ghosts! Running isn’t permitted by anyone, not event the ghosts, so just walk fast haha. Surrounding the maze, there’s a cute little food/bar section, limited arcade machines and some board games. Oh and the DJ was awesome, playing some dance-worthy music!

I quite enjoyed the event, I recommend coming in a group, it’s so much fun! The maze was surprisingly large, everyone was not rowdy and the challenge-factor was definitely there.

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Shakespeare’s Henry IV (1 &2) is seamlessly combined with Henry V, set in a modern superhero universe… still cannot get your head around it? Imagine an alternate England where magic exists, where princesses can control nature and where thieves as well as drunkards are prevalent.

The play follows Hal, or otherwise known as Prince Henry. Speaking in Shakespearean, Hal is initially portrayed as a rebel against the King but a civil war looms over, he chooses to accept his destiny.

Adapted and directed by John Galea, be sure not to miss out! Taking a contemporary approach to a classic play, it was an entertaining adaptation, from the actors/actresses to the props it was superb. The props helped create the magical world, but the actors/actresses truly gave the story life.

Taste of Sydney

DATES: 10 – 13 MARCH 2016

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Food, wine and good company, this is one of those events where it incorporates all the good elements and makes it truly unforgettable.

I cannot get over the fact that they use cards called Crown Bank, where you can load money into it (cash and/or eftpos) so you don’t have to worry about loose change. Plus all the prices were in whole numbers, not those nasty 20 cents and 40 cents added afterwards. Quick and efficient, it made the experience twice as enjoyable.

Each day you will be presented with differing menus, from Sydney’s 12 trendiest restaurants accompanied by locally and internationally produced wines. V and I had to miss out on the butterfly box, just because we wanted to dive into our cocktails. It was amazing, I highly recommend the Thievery and the sweet passion fruit cocktail from 666 Pure Vodka.


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RATE: 5/5

The Illusionists 1903

DATE: 19 DEC 15 – 28 DEC 15

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Straight after work I headed towards Circular Quay and I was already feeling the excitement, as it was my first ever visit to the Opera House. Weird right, I live in Sydney! Let me tell you, it looks magnificent.

As we waited for the show, E and I had a few drinks and nibbles at a nearby restaurant/bar. When we were set, we headed to the Opera House and excitedly anticipated for the start of the show.

The show is not just any show. With 8 magic showcases, you will be taken on a ride  through various world-class acts, stunts and illusions. The magicians or conjurers, will leave you amazed and I remember this one act I kept laughing every time he was on stage. Other times, my mouth was literally half-opened, because it was that fun. I have not watched a magic show like this before, a truly spectacular and mesmerising show.

Be sure to watch them.


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RATE: 5/5

MAASive Lates: Science

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To welcome the exciting Sydney Science Festival and National Science Week, the Powerhouse Museum opened its doors for a late night event (6 – 9pm) called MAASive Lates.

It was a night filled with all things science-related, it truly was like an adults’ playground! We each had an ‘experience passport’ that showcased a variety of exhibitions, performances and hands-on activities. It was a free-entry event, though you had to have purchased a ticket, I believe was useful to them knowing how many people would turn up. The event had 3 pop-up food trucks and a very long table topped with non and alcoholic beverages.

Some things that were showcased are:

UK space scientist Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock with ABC’s scientist Ruben Meerman, periodic table bingo (did not even attempt – due to lack of knowledge in this area haha), memory test, curator tours, speed meet a scientist, body movement workshop, science research encounters and much more! Can’t wait what they will offer for next year!

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The Finders Keepers Market

Australian Technology Park
Exhibition Hall, Locomotive Street

 I LOVVVEEE markets! Especially when it’s them large event ones, it’s just because then I would be exposed to brands that I haven’t come across and can get first-hand experience of their products.

The Finders Keepers markets is one of them large markets in Sydney, and I was fortunate enough to have the time to check it out. This year, the market ran for 3 days straight because of the success it had for the past 7 years. Over 100 stalls were present, from elaborate jewellery, hand-crafted cards, pillows, lamps, clothing, paintings and much more. The boy and I spent hours browsing through all the designs, it was just amazing! The vibrancy, details of the designs were honestly beautiful. I’ll let the photos do the talking…

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I do apologize for the spam of pictures, I didn’t know what to pick out!

What gift to get?

Mother’s Day is around the corner, and I haven’t got a single clue on what to get!?

I got some ideas:

  • Candles – maybe a cute set, so she can alternate with various scents
  • Clothes – but if I get her size wrong, the hassle of returning won’t be fun
  • Makeup – so I was thinking maybe hand lotions, face lotions or maybe an eye palette?
  • Handbag – she likes a good branded one, though my pays won’t cut for a pricey bag
  • Perfume – the safe kind of gift, I’ve given her a small set of perfumes for last Christmas though…

Those are my top picks, I’m sooooo indecisive with these kinds of events. Help?

~ MJ