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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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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Lip Balm

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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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13.8 – 19.8

“Failure Will Never Overtake Me If My Determination To Succeed Is Strong Enough.”

– Og Mandino


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13/8 I cannot rave enough about this new anime, Demon Slayer. It is actioned-packed, drawings are beautiful, the colours are amazing and the story-line is solid! Main characters are solid, their story backgrounds and abilities are explained in great detail and they each have their own sense of humour. So it’s not all dark and sentimental all the time. I’m on episode 7 at the moment, I do however feel episodes 3-5 were a tad too fast. It could’ve been extended a bit more and how the main character’s abilities came to be, could have been extended to show how it acquired it? I don’t know maybe I’m old-school and I like to see training sessions haha. Anyways, not all hope is lost in the anime world, Demon Slayer will quench your thirst for some fun anime!

Praying for those women who were attacked today, and hats off to those brave individuals who cornered the individual. It’s scary but also comforting to know, that the public will come to protect its society, when someone tries to eliminate the peace.

14/8 That little devil thought keeps popping back, questioning my satisfaction with life now and regrets. I honestly think, wallowing in regrets is one of the most hardest challenges to get through. It challenges your past and essential your current decisions, where you are at life right now. I must admit I have a few regrets, regrets with the environment, who I associate myself with and the decisions I made or let pass. Constantly having to remind myself, the past cannot be changed and it is in the present where wrongs can be made better. Does anyone have an advice on this?

16/8 Getting back into mangas now. Since my Demon Slayer obsession has not been quenched, I’m going to read the manga. So far the the anime has been true to the manga, which is bloody awesome! Will be heading out to Marrickville tonight, for a pop-up event… a real-life Pac Man maze. Freaking can’t wait, I’ll post a review soon.

17/8 Season 2 of Mind Hunter is out on Netflix, yay! I can’t believe it’s been 2 years since the first season aired. It’s such an underrated drama, but honestly it was amazing, the plot and the performances of the actors were mesmerising. Anyways, got to start on one of my assignments whilst re-watching Attack on Titan, so I can understand season 3.

19/8 I am in now full cramming mode, got 3 assignments due within 2 weeks. Oh and they’re not your 15-30%, they are over! Ugh I do this to myself every semester 😥

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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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A-Team’s Kitchen

4/52 Rooty Hill Road North, Rooty Hill NSW

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Located along Weston Lane, you’ll find ample parking and it’s less than a 3 minute walk from Rooty Hill station. I believe A-Team’s Kitchen has been at the current location for 2+ years, however have re-branded and re-named the restaurant. I liked the relaxed feel, simple interior reminiscent of food eateries in the Philippines.

Specialising in authentic Filipino meals, desserts and has a coffee-maker for coffee lovers! I would have loved to taste their own version/creation of taho. The mass-produced taho lacked in sweetness and freshness. Though can’t complain, it melds well after a heavy feed. You will find all the classics here, from rice meals, main dishes and BBQ meat sticks! It was glossing in oil and surprisingly it didn’t taste oily at all, it was sweet and tender. Just scroll through the glorious food below, try not to drool.

Averagely priced, it has positioned itself as an ultimate food stop, when you’re craving for that comfort food! I highly recommend their turon, it was amazing! Sweet whilst being soft inside and it’s a decent size. A-Team’s Kitchen is the type of restaurant you’d come back to again and again.

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Poké Bros.

6/71 George St, Parramatta NSW

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Only found in two Sydney locations, Parramatta and Cabramatta, Poke Bros is easily walkable and accessible from Parramatta station. Poke bowls out in Sydney’s West, is not very common, compared to Sydney’s CBD. It’s great that more and more of these types of establishments, are increasing available out west!

Poke Bros’ menu is filled with pre-set bowls, main ingredients ranging from salmon (raw/cooked), tuna, prawn, tofu and spicy korean chicken! Comes in two sizes small and large, additional ingredients can be customised or once again chosen from their best sellers. Boy was the large bowl a deep dig, I had trouble reaching to the bottom of the bowl. I also added their premium milk tea to compliment the deliciousness of the bowl. I forgot what meat I had chosen, however it was tasty, fresh, the ingredients blended well and had me full for the rest of the day.

We came on a quieter day so the service was quick! I unfortunately could not fit in any of their desserts, they have two options, but I’ll definitely be stopping by soon.

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