Thursday, December 30, 2010

Praise for Gmarket :)

Remember back in October I bought a lot of stuffs from GMarket? One of them was this pair of pink shoes. I actually wanted the beige colour, but as I can't read Korean, so I ended buying the pink one which is okay since it was my fault. So I wasn't complaining. However, these shoes started to fall apart since I wore it on Day 1!!!!!

See photos below for the shoes condition after I wore them on the 2nd day:

You know what I mean right?

Seriously, after Day 2, I don't have any courage anymore to wear them to work. I might end up going home barefoot! -_-"

So, on 8 Nov 2010 I sent an email to the seller demanding an exchange or refund. And then I went on for holiday to GC :P

Surprise surprise!! My email was bounced back -_- ughhhhhhhh -_-" So, the day after my Bday (22 Nov),
I sent an email again, but this time to Gmarket customer service:
Again, bounce back -_-" So I sent it again to This time it went through, yayyyy ^^

I got a respond from GMarket the day after, asking for the transaction number. Pretty fast huh? Then I replied, and I got another response 2 hours after. This time, they apologized and asked for everything: "
To verify your defective items, we need a photo including items you received and paper label which shows transaction number, item name, quantity and your name as evidence.
Please take a photo and leave the link of the picture here or send the photo to ."

The annoying bit was, my first email to them had those photos attached!! I didn't put all details, but I attached photos and the seller link. Can't they trace through my order history? :/ Okay that might be too much effort, but stilllll I attached all those photos! I couldn't take the photo of the label since I threw out all the shoe boxes.

So I sent the emails and explained about it and got another response on the same day:
"Dear Customer,

Thank you for the email.

Regarding your inquiry, we have sent an urgent message to the seller to get the resolution quickly. We will give you an answer as soon as we have a reply from the seller.
However, if you don't hear back from us within 5 days, please contact us again.

We apologize for the inconvenience.


However, on 24(the day after) I received another email from Gmarket:

"Dear customer,
Thank you for contacting us.
Regarding this matter,we 've been waiting the seller's answer.
We'd like to ask you what kind of compensation you want.
In case of the international shipping, it seems to be hard for the seller to send it, so how about getting a refund for one item?
Actually, we didn't get answer from the seller yet,but we'd like to know your opinion in advace so that we can inform the seller of your opinion in case that the seller accept the mistake.
Please reply us.

I commend GMarket for this email, for thinking ahead and asked what I wanted in the first place rather than wait till the seller answered and going back and forth again to me which ofcourse will waste more time. Good job GMarket :)

And then, I can't remember exact day, but a day or 2 after that final email, my sister got a call from GMarket in Korea @_@ Telling her that we would be refunded for the shoes and we can keep the shoes. It was pretty impressive for calling us personally via telephone! ^^ I got the cash refunded to my Paypal on 29 Nov. So, it was a very quick job done by GMarket. Well done!

I'm happy with how they handled this issue. They responded quickly and politely. I couldn't see any hesitation in helping me solving this issue, and they thought ahead if exchange is possible since it's international shipping. Some other online website won't care and you'll have to send the item back for an exchange, which end up costing you more in postage. So, I like GMarket even more ^^ No harm done at all with this issue. The only harm is, I might not buy from this seller again hehe... not that I say their product is bad, but looking at my shoes, seems like they are old stocks, so when I wore them after years storage, they broke apart (It's just my opinion though).

So, again, excellent work Gmarket!!!! *hugssssssssss kissesssss* :))

Thumbs up! :)

Monday, December 27, 2010

13 Days of Surprises - Day 13 - The Finale

Here comes the final gift!!!!!

I know it's Xmas box, but what can I do? It was the prettiest box I could find that fit!

What's inside???? *drumroll*

It's a cake!!! ^^

It's green tea cake with green tea creamed cheese icing :) It was handmade by me, my sisters and my cousin. My cousin specially came from Manly to help out when I told her I'll be busy all day making birthday cake for the final gift. What a nice cousin *huggggg* :)) Recipe source was from internet. Would be posting all resources later :)

My best friend, me and my sisters had lunch together on the day. My sisters came to North Sydney for lunch and brought the cake. Lucky me, so I didn't have to bring that big box on the bus in the morning heehhehe :P My best friend didn't know they were coming, so it was a surprise too :) But because she didn't know, she only brought 2 boxes of juice :( Note: she always brings me juice, breakfast bar or fruit from her office :P

She liked the cake!!! *phewww* well... it wasn't like she LOVEDDDD the cake. I know how to read expression lah, I guess it was just a decent cake. I can't ask for more, can I? Afterall, it was first try and I never tried the recipe too :/ so as long as it didn't taste that bad and she didn't throw up after, then great :P At least she didn't complain about it, unlike someone else -_-"

So yeah, that's the final gift. Wanna see the preparation? See below :)

My kitchen is so small, so I had to do it on my coffee table :P

Picture of the cake indoor :p

So, that's the end of 13 Days of Surprises. My friend looked happy getting all of them, and I didn't regret spending so much effort and time doing all of them.
1. Well.. she looked happy :P
2. My english and wordings improved :P
3. My crafting improved -> now I can knit.
4. My cooking improved -> I baked a birthday cake!!! And decorated it too!! I never wrote using that icing piping (if that's what it's called). AND, my pecans and cookies were great success and those pecans became this year Xmas goodies for my friends :)
5. My creativity improved too :) I'm always not great in creativity department, but after this, I think my brain is more creative :P

So... can't really regret it, can I? :)

I'll do the full credit a bit later okay? My sis is asleep already, need to wake her up coz I wanna watch something :P

Monday, December 20, 2010

13 Days of Surprises - Day 11 & 12

Been delaying posting for a week, been very busy or tired lately. 13 Dec was my best friend's birthday, so went to her apartment to cut cake etc, and then went home at about 11, and then had to make some jellies for her surprise bbq the following day. The following day was busy with BBQ, got home at 10 and went straight to bed due to very tired and it was my first day period -_- I couldn't handle it -_- That was tuesday... wednesday... oh, stayed back at work as I left work early for BBQ on Tuesday. Thursday I stayed back a bit and went to doctor... Friday was work Xmas party. Arrived home past midnight and had to order some Xmas gifts. I only managed to go to bed at 4 in the morning T_T I'm still sleepy until now :( Saturday I went to Royal National Park, again part of my bestfriend's birthday. Honestly, it reminded me of Indian wedding that usually takes place for days lol :P Arrived home at 12 and went straight to bed. It was a very tiring day, I woke up at 7 AM (meaning only 3 hours sleep max) and got home past midnight. Sunday... slept till 10 ditching church lol hehhehe... my body was sore and in pain all over >.<>

Oops... I was blabbering :P Sorry :P Here is Day 11 gift!
What is it??? :P
My friend's comment on fb: "Day 11 - Experience gift??????? Air Ballooning?!?!?!?!?!??!!"

She could see through what was inside -_-"""

It's Due Date ticket!!!! ^^
No unique reason whatsoever actually for this present. My sisters just happen to buy 4 Due Date tickets on eBay, so we had 1 spare ticket and I needed 1 present :P Well.. it's been years since we went to movie together without bringing the whole kampung with us -_-" so I thought hmm.. okay just give this to her :)) I just hope it's a good movie. It's from the director of Hangover, and Hangover was GREAT. Hope this is also good :)

Note: My friend's initial comment "Gratisan ya??????????????" -_-" and my other friend's comment on fb: "is this to watch @home or @Event Cinema?" -_-" I guess my stinginess has been too widely known *sigh... lol =P

Now.... presenting Day 12!!!! :)

Pretty huh? Never wrapped present this way and it turned out nicely :)

It's an iPhone case, knitted by myself with my other good friend's help.
My best friend's comment on fb: "Owwww!! More than half a year ago i dare her to knit an iPhone sock as my bday present since she's so good with hand crafting but never did any kniting!
As Elis said, you are indeed have a good memory!!!

Arigatou!! :) ".
Good that she liked it :) I knitted it everyday since Day 1. I went to other friend's place and asked her to teach me how to knit. And then everyday up to day 12, I had been knitting few rows every day to make sure it's ready on day 12 heheheh :D Bad thing was, I bought the cotton candy yarn, and it turned out to be the hard type of yarn to knit -_-" My friend was complaining while she was teaching me lol :p She said, "It's for advanced level!!!! Not beginner!!!!!" =P *phew.. I finished it lol :D and on Day 12, I forced my friend to finish up the lining haahhahahha... Now I know how to knit, but I already forgot how to start for the first time XD and I still don't like knitting hahahahhaha

Oh, and I'm pretty sure my best friend didn't ask me to knit it for her 6 months ago, I think it was only 1-2 months ago :p

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

13 Days of Surprises - Day 9 and 10

Another 2 days posts :P

Today (yesterday, as it's 12:16 AM already) is my best friend's birthday, so I was busy making day 13 present yesterday hehehe...

So, here's Day 9 pressie!! :)

Nice envelope, isn't it?

It's a Mini Fairy Tales Encyclopedia!!

We searched for photos and stick them with some bits of the fairy tales that my friend should know and some bits that not many people may know. Both sides of each card have content.

And this is why I gave her this :P

The idea actually came from herself. When she received day 2 present, she emailed me and said something like "Mirror mirror on the wall... just like sleeping beauty" LOLLLLLLLLL :P then I thought, hm... I better give her this and get her to memorise them all :P She doesn't know yet, but she will be tested soon huahahahha *evil laughter*

And here is Day 10 Present :)

Peanut and Chocolate Oat Cookies

I actually wanted to make her Peanut biscuits, she likes those, but I have never baked biscuits before, so I thought cookies would be safer :P This was featured on Better Homes and Gardens long time ago, could be years ago and they looked good. So I looked for the recipe again and decided to bake them. They taste pretty good. My only mistake was the nuts were big, should have chopped them a bit :P Oh, I gave them to her on the day when she had toothache LOLLLL She could only eat one :p But she likes them ^^ She can eat them a bit later, she was planning to keep everything and take photo of them all together anyway :P I wrapped it nicely, didn't I?? :))

Sunday, December 12, 2010

13 Days of Surprises - Day 7 and 8

Okay okay... I know I owe you 2 days of my 13 days project, so here you are,

Day 7

Quite pretty wrapping huh? it's only newspaper though :D to be exact, mX!

It's a box of Band Aids!!

It's not any normal Band Aids, it's a box of band aids for your heart. They are filled with inspirational notes in the shape of Band Aids :) Again, I found this idea from internet. I think it was a gift from children to their mom. The mom put this on her work desk, so every time she's feeling down, she reads those and she feels much better. I thought it was so sweet. I always believe inspirational notes do lift people's mood and motivate them. I never knew my bestie is this type of person, but I want her to have this. I know she won't buy this kind of stuffs, so I'd just make them myself :)

I made all these myself (I mean together with my sis :P) from scratch, and the result is pretty impressive I'd say *wide smile* I'm very proud with this one :)) The notes are taken from internet e.g. Walt Disney, Helen Keller, and Confucius's words. Some were taken from Homilies in Can't Buy Me Love - TVB Drama :D

This is the instruction on the back of the box. I MADE THEM ALL myself *big proud smile* =P

See my friend's comments below :P
"It's a fake band aid!! Full of life supporting quotations
Cost of paper printing - none.. Print @work
Cost of quotation - none.. Thx to google
Cost of the box - none.. unused Pain Relieve Patch box
Day 7 cost - PRICELESS! ;p"

I made delivery to her apartment as she was having toothache that day heheehhe :D

Day 8!!
It's a peach candy!!! Can you tell it's peach?? My bestie couldn't see it as peach at all :(

Momotaro!!! :D It's racoon inside Peach Candy :)

The reason I gave this to her was because she won't buy Hello Kitty herself, and I think every girl should has a Hello Kitty, so I gave 1 of my Hello Kitties to her :)) Cute huh?? :) I think she was just okay getting it. She still finds this hello kitty cute though :)

Sleep time!!! I'll update day 9 tomorrow morning okay? 1:58 AM now, and I have big project tomorrow hehehe... :P

Nite!!!!!!!! :)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Gmarket Top Blogger - December 2010

Yayyyyyyyyyyyy ^^

I was checking this blog stats, and I was confused because I had 40+ hits today, while normally I only get less than 10 or even 5. The most hit was 4th Gmarket Order!!! My thought was straight away "Did I win Gmarket Top Blogger??????" So I went straight to Gmarket to check. And YES!!! I'm one of the December Top Bloggers ^^ Hoorayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Sooooo happy ^^ Confession, I did check almost every day since 1 Dec to see if I won :P I also checked during lunchtime today, but nothing was updated. So it is a surprise :))

See below, it's my blog being featured in Gmarket :)
I also think the skin care photo is the best compared to the others. So, good choice Gmarket :)

So GREAT!!! I wrote that long entry and I won Gmarket top blogger and get Gmarket Cash. My effort was appreciated :)) SOOOO HAPPY!! ^^ Thanks Gmarket!!! :))

Thursday, December 9, 2010

13 Days of Surprises - Day 6

Here's day 6 present!

I did good job wrapping it, didn't I? Tell you the truth, I've never tried wrapping gift this way, and it turned out alright!! Yayyy ^^ My bestie said it looked so Christmassy though.. but it's good Xmas way :)

And the content is....

Hehehe... I saw this kind of gift on the internet and again thought it was pretty cool gift. Both giving and pranking ahahhahahahaa.. the poem comes from them too, but I did change the wordings here and there just to make it sound more like me. I didn't have all gifts prepared in my mind when I started this project, so when I found this idea, I took it :D Plus, I don't have to make anything except the poem ehhehehe :D

I think my friend seemed kind of believing that the poem was actually real. The fact is, it wasn't. It was planned. But I chose day 6 so I could rest a bit and preparing for the next few days gifts hehehe.. will tell you later which one I had to prepare few days before.

My bestie looked alright receiving it. Obviously she didn't think I would give her this present :P She wasn't sure if she would be able to make it, I then said to her "See the spoon on the top of the box? There's only one spoon there, meaning it's very easy, kids should be able to make it, so if you can't, you're worse than kids" =P

PS: My bestie told me, her flatmate was hungry after she got home and went to her room asking for snacks. Then he saw my gift and laughed saying that I ran out of ideas and creativity. But after that, he asked my bestie if he could open it as he was hungry. My friend said no, she wanted to keep it till day 13 to take photo of all the gifts together, also she didn't want to make it that night. Her flatmate was confused, and asked what to make? Apparently, he thought it was real cookies, not cookie mix LOLLLLLLLLLLL =P Now you tell me, did I not have any more ideas and creativity???? =PP

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

13 Days of Surprises - Day 5

See my Day 5 gift! ^^

Tiffany & Co.!!!!


Sorry, this is the real voucher LOL =P Gotcha... :P

I've been wanting to give this kind of voucher to my family and friends, finally I can do it LOL! My bestie knows my character very well. She knows that there was 0% chance of me giving her a real tiffany voucher, and this must be some kind of hugs and kisses voucher and she was sooo right :P

She was okay at the beginning, then she startd reading the terms and condition: "However, in the event where either hug or kiss is not redeemed by 31 Dec 2010, the giver will activate this voucher by using it." LOLLLLL =P she was like T_________________T hahahahahahha :D

but she likes the voucher though :D I mean the colour and design. So, great! I did this voucher from about 2 AM - 3.30 AM so if she didn't like it, I wasted my time. I had to wake up at 8 the next day too to go to church. I was so sleepy that Sunday. I went to Tiffany & Co after church to pick up a real (=P)voucher for work, so good timing, I got the bag and tied ribbon. I don't have any more spare at home. And then, I delivered the voucher myself to her apartment. At 12:30, she was just waken up a while before :P as my colleague would say, "what a pig" ;P

Stayed at her place eating 2 boxes of Sara Lea mini cheesecakes which were very nice, and then went home doing Day 12 gift while watching my sis playing Harvest Moon. I wanted to sleep, but felt so "sayang" to waste my Sunday just to sleep.

I'm still sleepy until now T_T

Bed... bed... I'm coming....

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

13 Days of Surprises - Day 4

Now Day 4 gift!!!!! ^^

Day 4 I dare you eat one!
Cinnamon Sugared Pecans. Cute huh??? ^^

They taste great and didn't take long to make. They did take long to bake though. But the taste is GOOD :D The wrapping took me ages though. I didn't remember the time required correctly, so my sisters and I had to fan all those nuts and put on aircond lol (They can't be wrapped if they are still hot). Plus, I didn't realise I ran out of plastic wrap and had to use cling wrap instead. Still ok though. My friend was planning to keep all my presents till day 13 to take photo of all together, but after she tried one, then there was no turning back lol. They were all gone in seconds hahahhaah :D I'm planning to make this for Christmas too ^^ I'll post the recipe after day 13 :D

I was actually upset at Day 4. It was Saturday. The reason was, she promised she'll pick me up after work after she hung out with her colleagues. However, she was late, and long story short, I ended up have to go to Max B and "ngetem tempat" (hold a table) for 6 people. Seriously I was pissed! Max B is always crowded, and imagine how many people I have to turn around???? HUh -_- so I was pissed off. Then I just walked slowly from Circular Quay to Wynyard, and even went to Four Seasons Hotel toilet -_-

It seems that bad luck comes to you when you're pissed. I bang my fingers with the toilet door when I was closing it. Lucky it wasn't that bad though still hurt. And then, apparently I didn't lock the toilet door properly, and someone pushed my door and it opened -_-"""" lucky i was already standing up and could push it back. *sigh..

Anyway, my bestie read my voice and knew i wasn't happy and text me "you are not happy yah..." I'm an honest person so I said "Nah... not really". I arrived at Max B at the same time as my bestie and her cousin (I didn't realize I walked that slow @_@).

My mood got better soon. And she liked the 4th gift. She said it was cute which is good :) And she did feel guilty for not keeping her promise which is very good lol :P She said "I'll make it up to you!! I'll pick you up next week!!.......... if I don't stay out of city" -_-" I bet you, out of city or not, she won't pick me up this week. She won't even remember :P

13 Days of Surprises - Day 3

Another quick post as it's 1:35 am already (I've just finished doing my Day 7 gift. Yeah... sorry for the delay >.<)

Here's my 3rd day gift :)
Turkey Oreo!!!!! ^^

Close up view

I saw this recipe online, and thought they were so cute. Oreo is my best friend's favourite cookie. She's been eating them since she was really small (Compared to me who tried them the first time when they were introduced in Indonesia, she's been getting them as gifts when her relatives travelled overseas -_- how lucky of her -_-). I remember I once bought her a pack of oreo when she was upset during lunch time :P

About the note, she said she doesn't mind artificial colour and sugar. But I said yeah.. but your dad didn't let you eat them. And I actually knew those corn candies are very sweet. She thought I brought 2 turkeys for our lunch's dessert and wanted to bring the box back, so she ate a whole turkey lol =P While they were actually hers and I had no intention bringing the box back home that day ahhahaha :p I could see she was trying hard to finish it :P Even I won't be able to finish a turkey at one go :P *still laughing* She complained when I told her all these LOL

Anyway, she liked them though. She said she liked these best compared to the other 2 gifts. So, yay!! My 1 hour effort finding the ingredients, making them and taking train and then bus just to make sure I didn't ruin them on my way to work didn't go to waste :)

Good night all :)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

13 Days of Surprises - Day 2

It's 2:35 AM in Sydney so I'll just do a quick post *hoahm..* This is my Day 2 present for my best friend :)
It's a cute box! :P

And guess guess, what's inside????

Tadaaaa!!! It's a mirror!! With some notes underneath saying "The person pictured above is in fact one of the most special gifts in my life*. I do think this way.

When I read this idea online, I thought it's a sweet cute little prank. So I took it as one of my pressies. The pig balloons image was taken online too by my sister. I will post the details after 13 Days ends :)

My friend likes the box (I think I got better and better in understanding her difficult taste ;P) and the pig balloons (She loves pigs, that's why we chose this image. So at least if she doesn't like the gift idea, she must like the image lol).

So all good!!!

Time for bed :)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

13 Days of Surprises - Day 1!

I had so much fun on my birthday last month. My best friend invited our friends over for dinner and cooked all the meals for me! There were 4 different dishes. She actually started preparing the dishes 3 days before my birthday. I didn't have to do anything for the dinner! She also came up with all those sweet ideas for the party. And, she ordered a personalised birthday cake which was really pretty ^^ It was a red velvet mud cake covered with cream cheese, decorated with butterflies and little pink and purple flowers :) The cake was combination of me and my other friend who's having same birthday as me. Purple is my favourite color, while red is her favourite. Her original plan was red flowers with purple butterflies (I love butterflies), but she left it to the cake maker and it turned out really nice. I'm not putting it up here coz I want it to only be mine :P

Because I was so happy that day, and I do appreciate her effort very much, I came up with this idea to celebrate her birthday this month :) I'm not a party type of girl, so I can't arrange a party for her. I'm also not creative to come up with such a surprise pretty looking cake for her. So, I came up with this. See below, I think it explains better :)

I hope that's readable?

So, on the first day, I had lunch with her and gave her that note and the first day gift :)

Ferrero Rocher is her favourite chocolate. I remember she said once, she preferred to get Ferrero bouquet than rose bouquet, so I thought, okay, I'll just make one for her then :) She's never received a bouquet before too. And thank god she loved it :) and just to clarify, I did make the bouquet myself, not from the florist :P

Stay tuned for Day 2 gift! :)

Friday, December 3, 2010


Yesterday, my friends and I were panicked. We bought some weekly train tickets (My Train 1) from a website called JigoCity for $15 each 2 days ago. The normal price is $25, so it was really a good steal. However, we found out from OzBargain that this website is kind of dodgy. It is new (and we knew it was new. Maybe just a week old). And some guys realised that they don't have the security required for an online shopping website (I noticed this too 2 days ago, but didn't think much @_@). Also, some people claimed that they were charged $59.99 five minutes after they purchased it.

Anyway, we thought this website is actually a scam and started planning on cancelling our credit cards. My friends weren't too bad. They only bought this ticket and another DJ gift card. I, on the other hand, bought 5 >>_<<. I bought My Bus 2 last week (again, half price, 13 bucks off, that's why I got caught of course!!! I'm such a sucker for deal >>_<<>

But today ^^ I received My Bus 2 in the mail from JigoCity yayyyyy ^^ At least my 13 bucks didn't go down the drain :D So maybe this website is not a scam then? :P Well we'll see when my other tickets arrive *fingers crossed* :P

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gold Coast Birthday Trip Day 1

I'm back in Sydney ^^ I just arrived last night after my mini early birthday weekend trip from Gold Coast. My birthday is on this Sunday, and we were actually planning to have this trip on my birthday weekend. However, when my best friend was looking for hotels, she found it weird that almost every hotel was fully booked on that weekend. Then she thought "Don't tell me it's schoolies week". And yep, it's schoolies week on my birthday, so we decided to move it 1 week ahead.

So, last Friday morning (7.10 AM flight >.< )we flew out to Gold Coast with Virgin Blue. It was a good flight, no complain at all. So far, I'm always happy with Virgin Blue. I think it's the best budget airlines compared to Jetstar and Tiger. Tiger is the worst. I might write a review on it one day. Once we arrived, we went to Twin Heeds just to kill the time as Dream World opens at 10. It was 7.30 QLD time when we arrived. Took some photos, made a wish on the wishing well, looked at the beach, and then off to Dream World.

I rode on The Claw. Yes, that was the first ride I rode that day. And if I think about it, my heart starts to pound again -_-" Can't believe I didn't think it was THAT scary!!!!!!! And that I let my friend convinced me to ride on it!!! -_-" But well.. I'm still young, so I guess no harm done isn't it? But I WAS SCARED TO DEATH T_T If you aren't scared of height, you can try this. I'm scared of height a little bit, and after that ride, I think I'm scared of height more -_- And, we had bonus too -_- My friend who didn't get on this ride counted that we actually had 7 swings, while the previous ones only had 5. No thanks for that, my heart is still pounding >>>__<<<

After that, all rides were nothing lol :P We did the Bom bom car next (can't remember what it's called lol), just bumping into others cars :P My friend's bro bumped my car so bad that the seatbelt hurt my neck. Lucky there's no bruise. After that we rode on the jet coaster type of ride, but it's the hanging seat type. Not on top of the rail, it's hanging on the rail. Was okay, and yes, nothing compared to The Claw.

Then, we went to Tower of Terror 2. My friends said it's nothing and it's fun, it goes forward up to the top, and then move backwards down very quickly, not scary at all. So those 2 friends, her bro, me and my middle sis queued. When we almost got to the end of the queue, my youngest sis called, and said "Hey, it seems that it's going up backwards and then goes down forward.." I was &@*@^*^@$$???????????????? what the ****??????????? so once we got to the end of the queue, I asked to the guy, is it going backwards and then forward? He said "It's going up backwards and down forward." I said straight away "I changed my mind, where can I get out?" :P He then told me how to get out, and asked again "So, who's not going?" My sis and my friend's bro raised their hands LOLLLLLLLLLLLL sometimes it's good going with guys who are a bit scared hauhauhahahhaha :P So yeah we pulled out from it.

After that we had lunch, and then looked around stores. Not much interesting actually in the stores. And then we rode on the Antique Car. I drove :D I only need to step on the gas and it moves. I don't even need to steer it. And it still bumped like bajaj lol :P I'm so hopeless :P after that my friends rode the Motocoaster. I was scared my heart will pop out so I didn't ride on it :P but it looked cool!!!! Next time I go, I'll ride on it :D Then, we walked around and then arrived at Giant Drop. My best friend walked straight into it not even discussing with us @__@ But then she saw this sign saying something like this "Due to xxx reason, Giant Drop now takes less passengers for safety reason." She walked out straight away LOL :P We walked around a bit more and took lots of photo in the Cowboy type area that has the "Wanted" poster where you can stick your head in there to take photo, prison window with bent trellis, and the usual head and hands holes with feet hanging. It was fun! I think we dominated that place :P and we were loud too haha... :P *feel ashamed now* but we were having fun and I don't regret it :))

From there, we went to hotel (Mantra Legend) and checked in. I'll do review on separate post. Past bedtime already. Took shower and then went to Bistro Lamp for dinner. Turns out that it was just almost next to the hotel :P the food was okay, but we thought of sharing, and the dishes were not for sharing, so at the end of dinner, we were still hungry. We went to IGA after that, bought some bread, Nutella, and water for the next day breakfast, and then went back to hotel to sleep. We slept at 11. Not bad for holiday :/

See, I even sleep later during normal working weekdays :/

Good night!! :)

PS: I got Bridge to the Holy Cross from library today, yayyyy ^^ So lucky ^^

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

My Cousin's Birthday

Yesterday was my cousin's birthday, and she invited me and my sisters to her birthday dinner @Manly (or what my colleagues usually call Mantown :P). Anyway, she's treating us dinner at the restaurant where she works, China Beach. And we ate A LOT. Seriously it was A LOT. We didn't do the order actually, the waitress asked us if we wanted to order or just let the guys in the kitchen send whatever they wanted to send (yes she works with the waitress of course). So my cousin said yeah, just let them send whatever. At this point, I actually hoped they would send good stuffs lol :P You know people's tastebuds are different, so I hoped they didn't send us weird food :P And these were what they actually served us:

3 Entrees (Mittle Leaf with Fish (I think that's what it's called, too lazy to google daun sirih :P), Tea Smoked Quail with Roasted Garlic, San Choy Bao and Fried Duck Dumplings)

5 Main Meals (Spicy Fish with Extra Coconut Sauce, Beef with Mushrooms and Bamboo Shoots, Duck with Lychee, Stir Fried Pork Belly, and Scallops with Spring Onions)

2 Side Dishes (Steamed Veggies and Roti Prata)

Steamed Rice

4 Desserts (Panna Cotta with Raspberry and Ginger Sauce - It was red and tasted like Raspberry so I think it was raspberry :P, Honey + Watermelon + Lychee ice cream with Praline, Crispy Waffle with Palm Sugar Sauce and Fruit Compote, and Sago)

And we brought Coffee Brulee Birthday Cake too :)

We were STUFFEDDDDDDDDDDD!!! My tummy is actually still feel tight right now :/ But it was so good. The entree was all good. The mittle entree was good, but I don't like smelly leaves so it was kinda distracting, but the fish itself was good. Quail was hm... I never use this word for food, but it was beautifully cooked! San Choy Bao was good too and the fried dumplings were ordinary, but the taste reminded me of some food I had in Indo. Can't remember what it was. My cousin was like "err... Kuo Tieh?" lol :P but nope, not that :P

The mains were all good too. The highlights were Scallops - the texture was great, I loved it, and the sauce was good too, the fish was SOOOO GOOD!!! The coconut sauce was delicious, spicy but not too spicy. I'm glad they gave us extra coconut sauce :P And the pork belly, omg, it was good and crispy and tasty ^^ and the cuts were big and thick lol I love thick meat hahhahaha :P Duck and Beef was good too. The beef was the least I liked though.

Steamed veggies was normal, it can't be very special, can it? Roti prata was good. I said to my cousin, it was even better than Mamak's. And she said "Of course, I'm the one who usually go and buy it". Hmmm so handmade doesn't necessarily better than off the shelf products :P

I loved the Panna Cotta. I don't usually like ginger, but the sauce taste like the ginger lollies that are usually sold in Puncak (Indonesia). It's my all time favourite lolly. So I liked it :) The crispy waffle tasted like kue rangi and lupis :P it was good, but I think it was a bit too sweet. Even that, some of us still declared it their favourite out of the desserts. The ice cream was great too, my only complaints are it was too fast to melt and the lychee was too sweet. I don't like watermelon, but the watermelon ice cream was good :) And that Lychee ice cream was actually made by my cousin herself :P The sago was good too, if I didn't fall in love with the Panna Cotta in the first place, it could be my favourite :P Most of us loved it the best.

So yeah.. that's the review :) Again, my tummy still feels so tight. But hungry :/ you know when u eat too much the night before, you usually wake up starving. Just like that.

Btw, I missed the E50 bus yesterday to go to Manly, so I had to go to Spit Junction and changed bus. The 230 bus driver was so nice. I stopped him and asked how to get to Manly and he said just hop on, he'll tell me when I need to get off. I said "Oh okay, so what My Bus should I use, 1 or 2?". He then said to just hop on, don't worry about that. @__@ so nice! So I saved a bus ticket :P I thought it was just like around the corner, so no need to pay (I didn't know where Spit Junction was :P). Turned out it was like half way to Manly @__@ it should have cost me My Bus 2. Don't know why he told me not to pay, but thank you :)

Anyway, gotta take shower now, I woke up at 6 this morning due to bad dream -_-" I don't usually wake up that early that easy lol.

PS: I can't wait for Friday yayyyy ^^

Monday, November 8, 2010

4th Gmarket Order!!!

Okay, this order arrived days before I went on my Gold Coast trip, so no, it's not very new :D But, this is the fastest order I had with Gmarket I think. We placed the order on 24 Oct 2010, by 27th all orders were shipped to Gmarket, and then the stuffs were sent overseas on 1 Nov! So fast. I think they arrived @my place on the 4th at 7 AM :P Yes, they always come early morning. I was still sleeping when the postman buzzed my unit, and was still in my bed when my sister signed for it :P

Anyway, see the packages!! ^^

See?? 2 big boxes! I love parcels ^^

err.... yes those are sanitary pads... :P

The hats are my friend's order. She's so scared of sun so that she specially ordered these hats for our trip to Gold Coast. And they are wide enough =P Here is the link of the page for these oversized summer hats.

See my friend's instructions on how to order them:
Item 1
Dropdown 1: select item #28 from xxxx 10.5cm (the first 7,900 won)
Dropdown 2: none
Dropdown 3: select "109 xxxx"
Dropdown 4: none
Dropdown 5: select last item

Item 2
Dropdown 1: select item #16 from xxxx 10.5cm (the 2nd last 6,900 won)
Dropdown 2: none
Dropdown 3: select "110 xxxx"
Dropdown 4: none
Dropdown 5: select 2nd last item

Lol :P but that is very clear :P So from this seller, she chose the hat and the ribbon/scarf to go with the hat and then there are freebie of either flower or scarf to go with the hat. The quality is good and it cost her below $20 each including shipping fee. I saw very similar one @the store in The Gallery Victoria sold for $40 each. So, good bargain :)

And here are those pads :D I was desperately running out of pads and it cost A LOT for pads in Australia. Okay, not that lot, but stilllllll 1 pack of 10 bought in Sydney = 5 packs of 10 bought in Jakarta!!! So, I checked out Gmarket and I found these pads being sold as a whole package costing quite similar with Indo price yayy :D All of them have wings. That 1 different packaging is the maxi long wing (I feel weird talking about pads in here -_-"). These Hummings pads cost 14,400 Won for 8 packs.

These are what I was looking forward to the most (apart from my necessity of pads lol) ^^ I'm not usually interested in skin care, however, during the past winter my skin has been extremely dry, flaky, itchy and peeling >>__<<>
  • Etude Moistful Whitening and Anti Wrinkle. It's a pack of moisturizer and massage mask. I actually love the way it feels on my skin, and my skin becomes soft after. However, my skin HATED it -_-" after 2 days wear, my chin started being irritated and dry. My forehead started having bumpy sign of pimples >_<>winter skin. Unfortunately my skin didn't like it :( It was cheap too, only 13,000 Won.
  • Etude House - Pore Tightening Sleeping Pack (green tube) and Moisturizing Sleeping Pack (pink tube). They cost 8,500 Won each. I like the Moisturizing Sleeping Pack better. My skin feels soft and moisturised when I woke up the next day. I tried the Pore Tightening at the same time when I tried Moistful, and my skin broke out. So can't really say much yet as I don't know if it was the Moistful's fault, the Pore Tightening Sleeping Pack or both. The Moisturizing Sleeping pack didn't cause break out to my skin though.
  • Etude House is famous for generous freebies. That's why I bought all 3 Etude House all at once, I was hoping for lots of freebies ^^ And I received Moistful Collagen sample (little orange packet in front of Moistful), another sample (it says Petit Bijou Soft Body Wash on the packet - it's next to Moistful Collagen), earphones (See those yellow earphones? ^^ I haven't tried them, hope they work) and sticky notes (the long pastel coloured paper underneath the earphones). I was happy :))
  • TonyMoly Tightening Pore - it's the egg shaped container pictured next to Moistful. As I said, after my skin became extremely dry, I noticed that my pores are growing wider too. So, I frantically searched for pore tightening skin care. It costs 8,800 Won + 2,500 Won domestic shipping. I haven't got the chance to try it on though. And confession, the shape is one of the main reason I decided to buy this product lol :P Ah, I also received some BB cream, Vita Vital MX7 cream and essence samples with the purchase (the 3 small sample packets next to the egg). I love samples ^^
  • ElishaCoy Toner, Waterdrop Whitening Moisturiser and Aqua Whitening Pudding Cream Moisturiser. My friend lend me this some time ago after she found out that I was looking for moisturiser. I tried this and I quite like it. The Pudding cream is so rich and I can end up with glossy shiny skin, but my skin doesn't feel dry at the end of the day. The cream feels good on my skin too. The waterdrop is not as oily, but it feels light on my skin. However, if I only use it without the pudding cream, my skin feels a bit dry at the end of the day. I read on the instruction, and it says to use the waterdrop, AND then the pudding cream. So I tried it, and I'm pretty happy with that. My skin is improving now :) I got a bunch of samples too! 1 small tube of Waterdrop moisturiser, Milk Cacao Black Sugar Scrub 20 gram, Cacao Green Tea Age Fitness Mask 20 gram, 2 samples of Aqua Whitening Pudding Cream, and 3 packs of Wrinkle Out Collagen Essence sample sachets. So many! When my friend (who lent me hers) ordered hers, she only got like 3 sachets of samples. I'm so lucky ^^ Oh, it cost about 48,500 Won for the whole thing :)
  • We also ordered a bunch of facial masks (Beauty Friend) from this link. 9,200 Won and I got 50 packs of masks!!!! When I found it, I didn't even think if I should buy it. It cost 2 dollars at least to buy 1 packet in Sydney, and this cost about 20 cents each, so this is a very very good bargain!! So happy with my finding hehehhee :D I don't need to buy masks anymore now :D I can choose 5 varieties, so I chose wheat, potato, marine algae, royal jelly and green tea. I also received another 2 extra! How nice :)) I forgot to take photo, but it's exactly the same as the photo in the link above. I've just tried it once, and I quite like it. It didn't give any problem to my skin :)

1. The grey + white shoes are my youngest sister's. It was cheap, 9,900 Won.
2. The blue shoes are my younger sister's. 13,900 Won.
3. The pink ones are mine. 11,900 Won. Before I say something, let me clear this out, I've never had any problem with Gmarket items up to now. And I was happy when I received these shoes too. However, they fell apart the second day I wore them. I didn't have to courage to wear them to work on the third day, worried that I would have to walk barefoot home. I really wasn't happy and then sent an email to complain to the seller. However, it was bounced back to me. So I sent another email to Gmarket customer service. They handled it quickly and contacted the seller for me. Within 2-3 days, I got a phone call from Gmarket (YES, from Korea) saying that the money would be refunded and should be in my Paypal account within 7 days. I was satisfied with their service :)

We also bought below clothes, but I can't find the links and prices. My sisters did the ordering last time as they wanted to order my bday pressents too, so I can't open the links on my Gmarket order history to check (And they are currently in dream land now so I can't ask -.-). But I'm happy with the items too. Nice quality for the price.

And below are the things purchased by my friend (the black jacket) and my cousins. If you want the links, just let me know. I can't keep my eyes opened anymore, I need some sleep T__T

Even though this skirt looks thin, when my cousin wears it, it looks like normal skirt, doesn't look thin at all :)

So overall, another happy experience from Gmarket :))