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Thursday, June 25, 2015


Aren't uni breaks the best? One thing I'll definitely miss about student life are the ridiculously long holidays, the kind where the days eventually blend together. The past few weeks for me have been pretty much a blur, mainly spent eating, sleeping... and forgetting I have a blog, apparently! To be honest though, lately I've been more concerned about catching up with people I never get to see anymore. The other day my friend and I ventured into the city to do just that, by catching a movie and eating food. Lots of it, might I add...

      

I had time to kill before lunch so I walked around QVB and started snapping, as you do. It's been awhile since I last explored the top floor, but it's just as photogenic as ever! It also doesn't hurt that the free wifi happens to be the best up there. Just saying...


Bowls of deliciousness from O-San Ramen. I won't go into too much detail, but my friend had the creamy tonkotsu ramen and said it definitely lived up to its name. Since I'm a total fiend for garlic (watch out vampires), black garlic tonkotsu was the obvious choice for me. Considering we both struggled to finish the sheer amount of noodles, I'd say it was pretty good value. Needless to say I'll definitely be visiting again soon!

      

Chinatown alleyways and obligatory ice cream photos at Aqua S. I just had to try the Milo soft serve before it disappeared, and I wasn't let down! This flavour's exactly what it sounds like, and pretty much sums up my childhood in a cone. Although, I still think it'd be that tiny bit better if it was slightly crunchy, just like the Milo powder I used to devour as a kid...


A bunch of stuff in my pockets including tickets to the movie we saw, Inside Out. From the trailer alone I thought it'd be super cheesy and contrived, but thankfully I was proven wrong! The story even had me tearing up towards the end and I never cry during movies, not even The Notebook. Does that make me abnormal?

      

Okay so this wasn't in the same day, but I finally got to see Les Misérables last week. I remember being totally bitter when the show hit Melbourne first, but it was definitely worth the wait! There's just something magical about seeing the songs you know and love being performed live. Plus, no matter how many times I visit Capitol Theatre the grandeur of the place always blows me away. My friends and I got a bit carried away taking photos in there, but hey! It's not everyday you get a chance to visit the theatre.

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21 comments

  1. Sounds like you've been spending your time well! Milo soft serve sounds so good, too bad I missed it. Ooh I've never actually been inside the Capitol Theatre!

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  2. which shade is that nyx? i want to buy one but my dark lips always prevent me from doing so :( UGH SUCH A GLORIOUS RAMEN I'M GONNA CRY. and so much envy over les miserables! i always wanna watch it despite i'm not a theater fan :)


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  3. FOOD! RAMEN! ICE CREAM! *gasp* that cute fish purse! Your photos are stunning c:

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  4. That ramen looks sooo good! Makes me want to run out and have some ramen now. I've never seen light blue soft icecream before. What flavor is it? I've never had Milo powder before so I have no idea.

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  5. Uni breaks are definitely the best, especially in summer where you have no assignments and the weather is nice to do anything :D Looking at these photos is making me crave for ramen and ice cream! :P

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  6. I wonder if it's possible to go in even if you're not seeing a show... I've never really thought about it, but it's definitely worth having a look!

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  7. It's the matte lip cream in Istanbul! My lips are actually kind of dark too, but the formula's slightly opaque so it's not too bad :)

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  8. The blue ice cream's sea salt flavoured! I tried it once but wasn't really a fan, haha. Milo must be an Australian thing then, it's pretty much a chocolate drink powder :)

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  9. Agreed, I'll be so sad when it eventually ends! I'm kind of craving that ramen too now haha, especially now that's cold in Sydney...

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  10. Stephanie LouiseJune 28, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    The ice cream is so yummy looking! Hey, don't feel bad about forgetting about your blog! I enjoy seeing peeks of your life on your IG, and your friends are so important. x
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  11. Enjoy your break and welcome back to blogging c;
    We miss your beautiful photography!
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  12. thank you! i'll check the shade soon x

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  13. Ahhh your blog makes me wish I could just roam around Sydney, basking in the warmth, whilst eating all the delicious food it has to offer. That ramen looks to-die-for, I really wish we had more authentic Japanese places around here! I hope you enjoy your break! Uni life can be so exhausting. :)

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  14. Such gorgeous snaps! Added straight to my travel wishlist. And I'm practically salivating at how amazing the black garlic tonkotsu looks.

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  15. I'm the worst at keeping in touch with people. I keep telling myself that I need to get on that haha. / omg the ice-cream is blue that's so cool / I love your fish coin purse! And your wallet is such a gorgeous print too! / I've seen the Les Miserables musical on DVD before, but I've never seen it in real life! It must have been amazing! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  16. I seriously love your photos Mani! I'm definitely heading over to bloglovin' to follow you right now, because I love finding fellow young Aussie bloggers! Especially ones with blogs as cool as yours.

    Tegan xx - Permanent Procrastination

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  17. Wow! Amazing pictures. That food looks delicious :)


    Emily x

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  18. I live in Sydney too! Love all your posts, x

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