I’m testing whether the WordPress app lets me load up videos without having to upload through YouTube which I used to do. So much easier to just get things done over the phone these days…
Just found out a few awesome apps to use and it made me feel like creating some content again for my blog!
I know… I’m such a bad blogger who doesn’t update. Haha. But who cares. It’s not like there’s anyone who is interested in what I post here anyway. Otherwise I would have gotten messages from people asking me about it 😂
Anyhoo, let’s try this again since I’m paying for my domain. It’s not like this is free… 😏
Here’s a little video I made with an app called Jane and shared it on my Instagram Stories.
Went around and did a little furniture “window” shopping if there is such a thing over the weekend.
I’ve been getting quite a number of ads from Matt Blatt and thought maybe we can go and check them out. Didn’t know that they have quite a number of quirky stuff! 😂
There were quite a number of animal statues there that were quite fun and funny to look at.
Went to IKEA the other day to walk around and to get some things. Bought a trolley storage for home so that I can moved my snacks and vitamins over from the kitchen counter and make more room for uploading groceries.
While walking around I also came across this little glass dome which I couldn’t take my eyes off. Instantly after seeing it, I was like “I want that! I can put my fairy lights in there!”
And tadahhh, I obviously bought it! Now it’s part of my night lamp next to my bed and occasional living room decor when I feel like it 🙂
I’m not sure when it started but from what I gathered, every Chinese New Year, the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge will light up in red. It’s actually quite a nice change in scene. There’s also the 12 zodiac sculptures lightings spread out around Sydney city for people to come by and have a look and also take photos of them.
On the first day of Chinese New Year this year, we went over to Circular Quay hoping to catch the fireworks.
Unfortunately, we were not standing at the right place to watch the fireworks and it was really disappointing. The usual place that we would usually go to would be the Overseas Terminal to catch the fireworks but there was a big cruise ship docking over there so we couldn’t get there.
So we stood in front of MCA thinking that we could see the fireworks above the Opera House, but nope, the fireworks were too low and everything was blocked by the Opera House. The only thing that we can see is some light popping behind it. It was such a disappointment. Pretty sure a whole lot of people were disappointed too. I saw so many people waiting at Circular Quay station “booking” their spot and waiting for the fireworks and from that view, you really can’t see much at all too.
Anyway, here are some photos from my first day of Chinese New Year in Sydney. There were no house visits to go to but at least there is some celebration going on here and that I also managed to snap a few good photos of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House 🙂
Have you gone out and see what’s going on for Chinese New Year? Let me know which one you like best!
*All images posted here were taking with the Fujifilm X100s and editing with VSCO.
It’s already the 14th day of 2018! Time’s going by way too quickly. I can’t believe my 2 weeks break has come and gone. And I’ve already been back to work for a week. Even with the two weeks break from work, it sure doesn’t feel like it’s long enough.
Anyway, back to the topic of the blog, here are a couple best of nine photos that I’ve taken and posted on Instagram. Thank you for all the love and support. <3
I realised that my sayinghello account’s 2017 best of nine has quite a number of food photos compared to my 2016’s best of nine. Six out of nine photos from 2017 were about food or the cafes that I’ve visited. Whereas in 2016, my photos were mostly from exploring and going out. I’ve also noticed that I’ve posted less in 2017. I think I’m getting a little lazy this last year on postings. Should really buck up and start posting a little more often than before.
So stay tune and follow my insta accounts for more! 🙂
Close to three months back, we went for brunch somewhere in the north. And since we were already in the north, we took an impromptu drive up to Curl Curl beach. I’ve never been there before and it was nice to explore parts of Sydney that I’ve never been before even though I wasn’t dressed for the beach. It is a really nice beach with big waves and an outdoor beach pool and there were actually not many people around that day. I’m guessing that the cold weather was why there were not that many people around. The weather was still pretty cold in mid September, even though it was already Spring time.
Not sure what’s up with the weather this year, but do you notice that the weather has been pretty crazy lately? It feels like there’s been a shift in the weather season.
Anyway, back to Curl Curl beach.. here are the photos I managed to took and also some photos of my ootd that day 🙂
We also went to one of the near by cliffs around Curl Curl before the beach. Didn’t spend too much time there since it was windy.
I really can’t wait for summer to come so that I can start wearing shorts out more often. I feel like I have way too many summer wear that needs to be worn! lol ;p
I bought a peace lily plant quite some time ago thinking that it will help with the air and also absorb some moisture from my apartment. I had actually research quite a bit about plants that are good for the home and for helping with “cleaning” the air as well as absorb moisture and prevent mold…
The peace lily plant seems to be the nicest looking and easiest to maintain. There’s no need for much water or direct light which is good for me since I keep forgetting to water it or move it to a sunny spot in my place.
When I first brought it home, it really grew and there were so many flowers popping out that made me really happy thinking that woah, do I have green fingers or what! This plant is seriously EASY TO HAVE! I am pretty sure at one point I had more than 10 of the lilies growing at the same time. The leaves were growing really well too. Looking very green and healthy.
Then came a few months later, where I do not have any more peace lilies growing. Just… green leaves. And then I thought, shit.. did I kill the plant? It is still growing healthily though. The leaves are still very green but there’s just no flowers. Maybe it’s off season?
Then came one day where I have ONE lily growing! OK! It’s not dead!
(if you’re reading this from the homepage, click continue reading to read more!)
I actually thought I had blogged about this before but after going through my old posts, I just realised I only added the photo in for my profile photo but I didn’t actually post any of the other photos up!
If you’re unaware of what I’m talking about (heh.. what purple flowers???)…
The purple flowers I meant are from the Jacaranda trees. It blooms around this time every year and there are a number of streets in Sydney that has them. Actually, there are a lot of them. You just need to know where to find them and also where has enough to make the street look good.
Last year, we went to a couple of places around Sydney to take some pictures of the jacaranda trees and here are some of the photos.
Here are some shots from:
Oxford Street, Paddington.
McDougall Street, Kirribilli
Telopea Street, Redfern
Do you know anywhere else that has a street full of jacaranda trees and would be a great place to take photos of? Feel free to suggest some so that I can check them out this year or for next year! 🙂
Earlier today, I just bought myself the new iPhone X. And I think I just burn a hole in my bank account. This is by far one of the most expensive thing I’ve spent on myself… and I really hope it’s worth it.
I’ve never actually bought a new gen phone right when it came out before. This will be my first. In the past, all my phones that I bought or signed up through the plans from the telcos were roughly a few months after the phone was out. And usually by that time, most of the bugs were already fixed by then and there were good reviews (maybe more of nothing bad reviews). Plus, not much can go wrong right when the phones are pretty similar to the gen before right?
This time though, it’s gonna be like I have a whole brand new phone with new interface. No more home button, no more touch ID, no more swipe ups for playing music/turn on wifi etc. This will be a change for sure. I really hope this phone is worth it for the price since it’s getting more and more expensive.
One of my main reason to get the phone is for the camera.I’ve seen pictures from the iPhone 7plus and they are great! So good that after seeing the pictures taken, I don’t feel like taking anymore cause my pictures feels not good enough. Maybe that’s why I’m slacking behind on my photos these last few months >.<
I do home that I can take better photos with the new iPhone and also sell them at a better price since the quality will be better. Maybe I can sort of cover back the cost of my phone 🙂 One can always dream right? Hehe..
Two of my friends from my hometown in Malacca (Malaysia) came to visit Sydney a couple of weeks ago. And they came with gifts.
From a few cup noodles that we used to eat during our highschool days, to childhood snacks and even some paper lanterns for the Moon Cake festival month!
About a week later after they left, I received a postcard in the mail, reminding me the days we spent going out and also the nights we spent having catch ups and deep talks. I don’t do this very often but somehow it felt good to have nice conversations with old pals. 🙂
It also feels different when you get to talk in comfort and not having to think about what time it is because it’s getting late and you have to leave to go home soon.
Thanks for coming guys! Come back again next time or maybe we’ll meet somewhere in between for a holiday!