Monday, September 23, 2013

Gllow Cafe @ Malvern

On last Saturday (21st September), I was supposed going to Royal Melbourne Show with DC. We were starving and decided to try out the new taiwanese cafe - Gllow before taking train at Malvern Station. They just opened on last week. This cafe located opposite the train station, within 30 seconds walk. That's what we are looking for ! By the way, it gotta be my first time trying Taiwanese food in Melbourne.

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 I am impressed the fact they are serving nice glasses of water instead of cheap plastic one! 

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Spring Onion Pancake - $5.00 
It was so crispy but missing some flavours on it. 

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Let's start eating !!! 

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XXL Crispy Chicken Chop - $13.50
Once they served this bento, both of us were like WOW, THIS IS HUGE ! No wonder it's being called EXTRA EXTRA Large. Indeed yes! The size of the chicken chop was like size of  DC's hand. We should have shared this bento together instead of ordering another one! We couldn't finished it and decided to take away the left over which is half of the chicken chop. I would say that the chicken chop is marinated quite well, very crispy and it is boneless!

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Popcorn Chicken - $12.50
I ordered this. Basically, it's the same thing as crispy chicken chop. If you are planning to have the bento by yourself and also lazy to cut the chicken chop into pieces, this is probably the option that you want to go for. The side dishes were alright except the boiled egg. I wasn't sure whether it's a normal boiled egg or tea egg. But it didn't taste that good to me and I don't like it tasted cold.

Overall, the bento is totally worth the price!

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I didn't managed to try out their bubble tea. But that's okay, I will definitely come back on next time especially it's really near to my place. In addition, they also serving coffee too! Unfortunately, we were unable go to Royal Melbourne show as DC was feeling dizzy when we were on the train. We hanged out in the city instead. Oh well, at least we have discovered a new asian cafe to dine in on next time!

Update - 24/09/2013

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Matcha Milk Tea $5.00 + Pearls Topping $0.50

The Milk Tea itself taste fragrance. But I personally think that $5.50 for one small cup of milk tea is a bit pricey and I believe that i could get an affordable one in somewhere else.

29 Station Street, Malvern
Phone Number: 039500 9995

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

The harsh promotion

I still couldn't get away what happened today when I went to the gym to enquire membership fee. I have mentioned this in my twitter.

The only information I would like to have is how much it cost to join the gym for months. The lady gave me a form to fill in my personal details and showed me around the gym facilities that they provided. Then we were back to the seat and she started to explain the membership fee to me. Yup, she offered very affordable price and nothing wrong with it. It just that I need time to consider about it .

Her first reaction was WHAT?! This is the best offer and you rejected it. Nah She didn't said that, she asked why instead. I tried to explain like I am having budget constraint at the moment. Anyway, the only intention I came to this gym for the sake of checking out the prices! So she thought that maybe she could discuss this issue with her boss and check whether she could offer another deal according to my "special" circumstances.

So the boss offered another deal to me and I rejected again by saying I NEED TIME TO THINK about it. Suddenly the boss came out and saw us were in discussion. He was trying to explain what was wrong with the deal. At that time, I was feeling so uncomfortable and tempted to get away this situation. Both of them were staring at me and non-stop promoting or asking me why not signing up the gym by TODAY! I tried to tell him that I won't be signing up until I made a decision and he just said :  Are you signing up tomorrow? *didn't he sounds pushy to you?*


After few minutes of struggling to convince me to sign up today, they gave up and will be calling me on Monday. Pheww! I'd make sure that I won't be answering the phone call. Gosh, sometimes they just promote it too harshly and I would never ever want to go back again. They were gone way too far to sell the product and it annoyed me a lots.

Have anyone of you encountered anything like that before?

Thursday, September 19, 2013

What was happened

Before stepping away month of September, please allow me update what has been going on with me on previous months!

Month of August has been really awful to me. Phase of searching/applying a job and less working hours given which led me almost ran out of money in bank account. I had not too stress about it but till someday.. I was fined by a ticket inspector. I wasn't avoiding not to pay the transport fee. I was just being naive of imaging that I could validate my myki at the train station, why do I still need to validate it on the tram? So I thought it will be okay without validate the card when I was on the tram AND I have totally forgotten about it too. How lucky of me being first time ever received a fine especially when I had budget constraint.

Few days later, I received an urgent call from my mum who asking me to come back home. Due to my grandma's illness and she was in critical condition, I was advised to go back home as soon as possible. Booked the flight and flew on next morning. Before heading to airport on next morning, I received a call from my housemate as she found out that I will be leaving soon. Guess what? She was informing me that I have to move out by end of august. She was no longer interested to rent the whole house anymore  and planning to return China for good. I was doomed by that time. I couldn't be bother to face this issue at that moment. All I have to focus on heading back to KL and visit my grandma.

I was glad that I managed to see my grandma for the last time before she passed away on day four. Funeral service held for three days and the hardest moment was the last day of sending her away. May she rest in peace.

Back to Melbourne after two weeks in KL. Booked 5 appointments for room inspection on next day *thanks to gumtree*. Can't deny I started feeling so stress about I might not able to move out by end of the week and I have no where to stay! For the last room inspection at 7pm, I knew that I had to take this room! The fact that I so sick of inspecting rooms and this is the best I could found within my budget.

You never know what's happened next. 

The lady that I'm currently staying with, she introduced me to a doctor and I've finally got the job offer! At that point, I was like wow.. everything happened for a reason ! It might just meant to be that way.

What happened on last month - It was just a challenge that I need to face it after I have finished my study. No matter what's going to happen next, I believe that it just takes time to work on it and everything gonna be alright.

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

The High Tea Session

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Probably my first time posted such a close self-shot.
Taken while waiting for my friends were queue-ing to pay for the items at Lululemon Warehouse Sale. 

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We had long discussion in arranging each other time schedule in order to book a high tea session at Moo Moo Cafe. We purchased the voucher from Livingsocial (if I'm not mistaken). The cons of buying a voucher is you have to make a booking in advance one/two weeks and limited booking days option available. Anyway, we spent $14.50 per person instead of $29. I would say it's pretty worth it despite the food wasn't that impressive to me. Especially, this was my first time having high tea session with my girls. Yet, I still don't get it why people would spend like hundred dollar for it.

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Scones, Sandwiches, Pie were tasted ordinary. The slice of orange coated with chocolate wasn't edible, it wasn't chewy nor crunchy. Maybe rocky road taste the best for me compare other pastries in the menu? Macarons were crunchy instead of chewy. My friend weren't liking it and barely finish the one small piece of it! Not to forget mentioning the tea, it was just alright? ordinary? Nothing much I can tell.  (you know what I mean). I think the atmosphere is what we enjoyed the most - quiet and relaxing.

Girls session - we can't missed out the photo-taking session! This may the last time we hanged out together as a group of four in Melbourne. Andrina is going back to Singapore for good and not too long, Kelly is going back to Taiwan for good as well ! I'm gonna miss them lots.

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Apparently, we tried on the purple hat from Kelly and snapped a photo with it. Wondering, who suits the best by wearing that hat? 

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Lululemon Atheletica - Melbourne Warehouse Sales 2013 !

If anyone is interested in buying comfortable and nice workout clothing, you'd probably heard of this brand - Lulelemon ! Now they are having warehouse sales at Melbourne Exhibition Centre. It will be held from 5th September till 8th September.

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Thanks to my friend, I had never heard of this brand till she introduced it to me. Apparently, she mentioned that wearing pretty gym outfit will motivate her to work out even more! She always check out this brand whenever they are having discounts in the store. How could possible that she will missed this out?!

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At the moment, I'm not too keen in buying any workout outfits yet. Instead of shopping in the warehouse, I spent my time to enjoy free cup of skinny latte and massage. Yup, it's all free! Just chillax...

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I would advise that if you are heading to this warehouse sales, better go there in early time. The queue was getting longer in later hours. Oh, make sure you don't missed out the photobooth too!  They were really nice to giving out each printed photo to us as well.

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 I was trying to act funny but FAILED.
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 I love how they organized some activities to engage with the customers instead of just selling the products. From this upper photo, they were doing cross-fit with hundred of people!

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Despite I didn't buy anything from there, but I had good time. Hope you guys too =) Have a good weekend.