Happiest 5K Ever— Color Me, Color Run! #theswissecolorrun2014

HAPPY MESS indeed.

The Swisse Color Run has been ongoing internationally for a period of 4 years. Since March 2011, it has been created as an awareness to promote health, joy and fun. But now, they had expanded into fund raising!! So, Run for a cause!!
Read more on: http://thecolorrun.com/about/

YAY~! This year, Sydney’s color run had almost a total of 20k runners, raising a total of $123K AUD! Good job!!

PRE-EVENT.— Package Pick up at Wynyard Park.

It was a gloomy and rainy weather that Saturday morning.
We were all praying so hard for a Sunny weather on the actual event date, which it was! Thank God. (:

Merchandise Booths were set up as well. There were so many colorful, adorbs products such as neon-colored sunglasses, tutu skirts, socks… All the stuffs made-ready to kick start an awesome and colorful day ahead~ EXCITING MUCH

ACTUAL EVENT DAY.— Centennial Park

I only took a 2 hour nap before the day of the event because I was so worried that I couldn’t get my ass off my bed!
Prepared and went out at 7.30am++.

Color run organisers were kind enough to provide free public transport for us to the destination. It is funny how you can some really creative people that made themselves really bright and colorful! From colorful long socks, tattoos on face and arms, to even WIGS. HAHA!

Meet my brazilian peeps~ Liza, Fernando, Hellen.
#Perksofbeinganinternationalstudent #friendsfromallovertheworld
Oh ya, did I not mention that Gopro cams were everywhere that day~ I am so tempted to get one too! 

And Our team is named ‘Life in TechniColor’. Kuddos~ 

Even though it was pretty cold that morning, but I am pretty sure this unicorn is sweating more than shivering inside. The sun was super hot and glaring! 

The race course included 7 zones in total. They are positioned accordingly:

-Pretty in Pink
– Free Sun Tan with Orange
– Welcome to Blue Smurf Village
– Purple that never rhymes with anything
– Snow Foam
– More Green Grassy color ahead
– Bubbles all over

Oh, we took a break after purple zone to camwhore!!

What’s color run without #colorselfie !

YES~ WE MADE IT TO THE END!!

These three man were just too cute! Thumbs up for their enthusiasm and the well coordinated sunglass and tutu skirt colours!!

AFTER PARTY

It was so fun!! It almost felt like Zoukout in the day!!

The music was so damn good! I could just dance all day~~ and the color throws look so fantastic !

One of the best day of my life in Sydney.—24 August 2014.
Party for a cause! Party for health! Party for dance! Party for music! 

 

Like what you see? Hurry sign up for the next color run in Feb 2015 then!! What are you waiting for!!

Pancakes on the Rocks— It is just a SLAB on your plate.

Pancakes on the Rocks has been heard and spread widely across Sydney and even other states of Aussie as one of the must-try pancakes.
Having heard all about it, along with the positive comments and reviews written for this place, I told myself that I have to give it a try. (huge disappointment!)

Overrated, Cliché and overcrowded.

The massive long queue for this place is just due to (I reckon), the overuse of compliments that many tourists had given. Fluffy pancakes? I don’t think so. It’s more of pancakes that is overloaded with sweet syrups and fruits, charged at a price that is seemingly affordable but not worth. Okay, enuff said. Correct me if I am rong, but maybe ‘Ribs on the Rocks’ will be better named?  Yea, I might consider giving them a second chance and try their ribs because it looks so damn delish! 

The Interior/ AMBIANCE— Cowboy and Mexico-style concept, designed with the choice of brown and wooden furnitures and tints.

The FOOD

Tabriz– at the left side of this image


Farmers Brunch

Potato Au Gratin

The savory dishes are just ‘plain-sick’ after like 3 mouthful of them. Maybe its more suitable for dessert menu instead of lunch/brunch/dinner. I’ve tasted pancakes 100 times better than this place. But of course, I am not changing your perceptions and perspective if you really love it, so be it. This is just an honest critique from me :).


Coco Berry

Tips: Their food are good for sharing! If you know what I mean. 

 

 

Pancakes on the Rocks

DARLING HARBOUR
227 & 229-230 Harbourside Shopping Centre, Darling Harbour
Phone: 02 9280 3791

Trading Hours:
Sunday to Thursday 7:00am – 11:00pm
Friday / Saturday : 7:00am – Midnight

http://www.pancakesontherocks.com.au/

Luxe<3 Newtown— A Cosy Cottage filled with Love.

Fresh Food, along with friendly staffs, Luxe has expanded from a small bakery to a cafe in Newtown! Here, you can anticipate for delicious all-day breakfast, fresh salads, a warm cup of coffee and various artisan pastries.

 

The interior of the cafe has been designed in a way that it resembles a small cottage, with the brilliant idea of a black painted wall that is filled with chalks of artistic scribbles from that big red heart to drink menus.  

As you can see, the space is rather limited and the tables are mostly for sharing. Concept -wise, it is basically made like a canteen? But of course, a much more comfy one. 

I had been to this cafe once that is like two years ago. So, this time is my second visit and my purpose is to dig into their salmon meals that I remembered it was so good that I almost salivate to death! I KEED.
Oh, and good news for the non-meat lovers/ vegetarians, this cafe is definitely a choice for you! 

Eggs Royale with smoked salmon.

Ricotta with fresh tomatoes and avocado, with toasted bread.

The FOOD

  • Eggs Royale with smoked salmon: Too Good to be TRUE. From the fancy name given as ‘Royale’, it is of no difference to the usual eggs benedict that you can have from other cafes. But what made this meal stand out is the fact that their toasted bread… MMMMMmmmm. The crisp is just simply heaven. So, the hint here is, their toasted/ baked goods are DELISH~ Be sure to order them! 
  • Ricotta with fresh tomatoes and avocado: the highlight of this meal is their not too cheesy ricotta. Other toppings are just there to make the whole plate looks more colourful and appealing. If you are a meat lover, you will probably dislike this one. It probably looks like a plate of ‘something you can just slice and make at home’. However, as I just said, the toasted bread is a must have, so with that and Ricotta, its not that boring afterall. 

The PRICE
Well, I would not comment much about this section because it is fairly affordable? Depends on what’s your order like. But for just a cup of coffee, I would say you can just go for it (as their heart-shaped paper cup will put a smile on your face).

The AMBIANCE
What’s not to love about this amazing cottage? Unique, fancy and quiet. Brunch and chill yo~ It’s a cottage filled with love! And I love how they market their products with heart shapes everywhere. Spicing up the atmosphere suitable for all valentine~

 

 

LUXE, Newtown.-‘A cafe that is as colourful, fresh and new as the town.’
http://luxesydney.com.au/locations/

Monday to Friday 7 to 4 ·
Saturday and Sunday 8 to 4
195 Missenden Road
Newtown NSW 2065