BIGBANG 2015 World Tour [MADE] in Sydney
Which means the first thing I'll talk about is the concert! Y'all know I'm a massive K-pop fan and have been for the past 9 years. The first K-pop song I ever fell in love with and actually got me into K-pop was BIGBANG's Lies. You don't even know how excited I was when it was announced they'd added an Australian leg to their MADE tour! There was a point when it seemed it wasn't going to happen and then BAM I was sitting in Allphones Arena with workmates and we were screaming for
The Imperial Russian Ballet Swan Lake
Colleagues took me to this hole in the ground (it's literally underground) bar last week and I had the most delicious cheeseburger. The bar was heaps dark but had this really cool vintage vibe with old photographs framed all over their walls and dripping candelabras. The cheeseburger is a must try you guys. They used a sauce that gives Maccas Big Mac sauce a run for their money. I also got some cocktail that had grapefruit sorbet which tasted refreshing and was just on point. Overall, a really fantastic meal and I'd go back again to try the rest of their menu.
I was extremely impressed by this Jap restaurant. I ordered the chicken katsu udon which is fried chicken and it was so yummy yummy yummy. And for $12.50 it was a good sized portion (not too small and not gigantic) that filled me up. Would go again.
Other joints I re-visited were Vapiano and David Jones Food Hall (pasta bar). The DJ's pasta bar is a must to sate my pasta cravings.
Interview with Lyla Payne
I was extremely lucky to be given the opportunity to interview Lyla Payne at the Bloomsbury Sydney office. Joy @ Thoughts by J and I went over on Tuesday to interview Lyla who's visiting Australia. Lyla is so nice and funny and I'll have my interview up in November along with my review of her Christmas book Mistletoe and Mr. Right/Sleigh Bells and Second Chances - which I might add is SO swoony and sweet and I adored it. Lyla's answers made me really want to read more of her NA books which means I must go buy her Whitman University series now! Thank you SO much to the Bloomsbury Sydney team, especially Sonia and Genevieve for organising and facilitating. And thank you THANK YOU for the amazing goody bag <3
Illuminae Sydney Launch
Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff's much anticipated Illuminae (The Illuminae Files) was released this week and they came to Dymocks Sydney for their launch. I'm so happy to have a personalised copy! I accidentally whacked Jay in the head for Joy's photo but the pose was worth it (;
I finally finished What We Left Behind by Robin Talley and reviewed it here. Was not impressed sadly.
Books I got
- Captive Prince (Captive Prince #1) by CS Pacat - I've heard amazing things about this!
- Fahrenheit 451 by Rad Bradbury - Been meaning to read this for ages and this gorgeous edition was on sale
- Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1) by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff - THIS BOOK. THE INSIDE OMG
From Bloomsbury Sydney:
- Tote bag for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Illustrated edition
- Inherit Midnight by Kate Kae Myers - omg it's hardback
- Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George - this sounds so good and the cover wow and HARDBACK
- When We Collided by Emery Lord - !!! IT'S EMERY LORD. HEAVY BREATHING.
- Queen of Shadows signed bookplate - I'll be giving this away at some point :D
Thank you so much Sonia/Bloomsbury Sydney for these beautiful goodies.
Recently Finished: Mistletoe and Mr. Right/Sleigh Bells and Second Chances by Lyla Payne
Currently Reading: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Tunes: Let's Not Fall in Love by BIGBANG