Thursday, July 12, 2012

Grang Grang (Brown) Circle Lens Review

Today I thought I would share a review on what is currently my favourite pair of circle lens that I've purchased from Paffu Shop.

These lens are known as Grang Grang lens by GEO. These are the brown 14.2mm and not to be confused with the Big Grang Grang ones (the only difference between the two is the diameter of them, the big ones are 15mm).

Diameter: 15mm 
Life Span: 1 year 
Water Content: 38% 
Base Curve: 8.6 
Power Available: -0.00 to -6.00
Manufacturer: GEO Medical 
Origin: South Korea 

Size: From my experience with these Grang Grang lens, with a diameter of 14.2mm, these lens do not have a clearly noticeable enlarging effect like others may. Instead, these lens provide a subtle enlarging appearance  if you're more into the natural look of circle lens.

Design: As you can see in the photo below, the design of these lens are unique and incorporate different shades of brown within. There is no black border around and these elements all contribute to the lens natural appearance. One flaw I found however, was that with the design in the brown Grang Grang lens, the design looks pixelated although it has no major affect on the overall design.

Comfort: I've worn these lens for hours at a time. Even though it's not advised, I wore these pair for over 12 hours for my formal (I put in eye drops throughout the night to ensure they didn't dry out) so I can say that these lens are pretty comfortable and don't dry out easily.

Natural light (without flash):

With flash:

Overall Ratings: 
Size: ★ ★ ★ ★ 
Comfort: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  
Design: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 
Colour: ★ ★ ★ ★ 
Overall: ★ ★ ★ ★  

If you're someone who usually wears normal clear contacts like me, you may be more interested in these lens for their natural appearance. Furthermore, they don't require you to apply much make-up to blend in which is convenient if you're planning to wear these on a regular type of basis. There's also the Big Grang Grang circle lens if that's more your thing and they also come in black.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Dinner De Lites

Sometimes we don’t appreciate what we already have because we’re too focused on what we want.

Firstly, I just want to quickly mention how good all the members of 2NE1 look in their MV for 'I Love You'.  My favourite girl group is back and I'm eagerly awaiting for their US album to be released!

So two weeks of holidays have already quickly gone by and as lame/nerdy as it sounds, where on earth are our report cards?! It's just that I want to see my final results and every other school has got theirs back (some earlier than others) so it would be nice to get them back before school starts...

I feel like all my days have merged into one during these holidays, I can't even remember what I did on what day. All I know is that I need to finish all my school work that I said I was going to do at the start of these holidays. 

Moving on, my younger brother came up from Melbourne last week and so we decided to go out as a family for dinner at Southbank.  

We went to this restaurant called Viet de Lites along Grey Street and I've always underestimated my love for Vietnamese food. I can't stand to eat spicy food but even though most of the dishes we ordered had the chilli symbols marking it was spicy, it was a sweet kind of spicy, the type I like. We sat right under a heater which kept us toasty warm throughout dinner. 

How cute is Lulu? :3 
They got her a high chair and when she got on it, she looked around and saw everyone else had cutlery set and a napkin in front of them but she didn't, so she stole items from people who she sat around and even snagged herself a drink. 

I have this habit of taking photos of my food but I can't help it, I don't even know why I feel the need to but I do... 

This was my entree - Beef Rice Paper Rolls (I think I got the biggest serving for my entree compared to the rest teehee).

The entrees everyone else got. The one on the left (I think it was called Saigon Rocket) tasted really goood, the plating of the dishes made it all the more better too.


Chicken Stirfry:

Spicy Cubed Beef Stirfry (something along the lines of that):
This was my favourite dish despite the little amount of meat they had in it...

Or maybe this was the chicken stirfry... 
Someone ordered the Beef Pho but I don't even know who ate it all because that the first and last time I saw it.

At this point, my dad told me to put the camera away and start eating so I got in one last sneaky shot.

Seafood Hotpot (?):

Dessert: This was the first time I tried fried ice-cream:

There was this super awkward embarrassing moment during dinner where they gave us this bowl of rice to share (left photo below) which we passed around the table. I was the last to receive it so I just used the bowl to eat and then a while later, we needed more rice so I asked the waiter for more and she looked at me and was like 'Oh, the rice is between meant to be between four people............' because she thought I ate all the rice but I didn't and omg it was so awkward and I just wanted to make it clear to her that I didn't but she already left to get more. Never again. Every time I think about that incident I just want to curl up into a ball and stay there.  

I need to stop taking photos of my food, someone help me. Once I start term three, I'm going to stop spending money on food because like my brother said, it goes in and comes out. 

Lol, jokes, term 3 is going to be hella hard and I will need all the comfort food I can get. I don't want term three to start zzzzzz.....

Well since holidays are almost over, I thought I would share with you my most favourite items I have purchased over the past two weeks:

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Food Brings People Together

There is no sincerer love than the love of food.  - George Bernard Shaw
Well said Mr. Shaw :')

This morning, I somehow just naturally woke up at 6.30am (no alarm or anything which is surprising because I usually sleep until 12 during the holidays). Lyn walked over to my house from my Grandparent's house at around 7ish looking like a homeless person in a huge coat, tracksuit and a huge bag, it was really a sight to see.

So Lyn, Daniel (my brother) and I bussed to the Royal Brisbane Hospital to check up on gramps in the morning to keep him company. He is the cutest man ever especially in this purple moomoo but I couldn't help but feel quite upset and depressed at the hospital, but I won't go on about that.

We stayed there for a few hours and handed gramps his iPad before he insisted that we should all go since he was preoccupied with his iPad anyway. Hesitantly, we left and bussed back to the city before Lyn and I met up with Courtney and Tiffany! This was the first time I met Tiffany (taller than I imagined) and she is honestly the cutest girl that I can see one day turning into an epic, typical Asian mother.

This was after we arrived at the city and got free samples of Boost in adorable mini-cups :3

Our first stop was at Grill'd for lunch, (well technically it was Hazel Tea). The place was packed probably because it was peak hour lunch time. This was the first time I've tried Grill'd burgers and it tasted sooooooo good and the chips, omg the chips and herbed mayo..... I ordered the Crispy Bacon and Cheese Burger, shared chips with Lyn and it was worth every cent. 

Took some super kawaiiiiii sticker photos since none of had taken them in ageeeeees (last time I took them was in year ten..... I think), my eyes look freakishly enlarged it also passes off as disturbingly large in one of them. The photos we took with Tiffany's camera turned out better than the actual sticker photos because of the nice lighting in the booths.

On the way over to Southbank, we passed the food markets at the square near the Casino. The temptation was difficult to resist and Tiffany being the cutie bought this pastry thing and and bagels, she's an eating machine yet doesn't gain weight. However, there were free samples at a few stores which was convenient.

We went back to the markets before we had to part ways and I bought three bagels and shared a bag of this amazing rocky road between Lyn. I swear, I would have so much more money if I didn't spend nearly as much money as I do on food.

Bought macaroons at San Churros (with $2 I found on the ground, teehehe) and had a lovely chat with the girls at Southbank. I seriously need to stop buying so much food T______T 

Face the sun they said, the lighting will be better they said.
Felt like we were getting judged taking all these photos but you know what they say, ~~~YOLO~~~ (Speaking of which, we saw a girl walk past wearing one of those crop top jumpers with YOLO across it... =.=")

I also had a wonderful time yesterday night at dinner with Sarah, Sandra and Michelle at Ahmet's! The restaurant interior looked so exotic and the food there tasted amazing, decent servings and well priced too. A depressing moment occurred later in the night when I mistook the 'on/off' button as the 'take photo' button on my polaroid, depressing stuff :(

Sunday, July 1, 2012


If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. — Nora Roberts 
I painted my nails yesterday and they were supposed to be gradient type nails except when I painted them at night, they looked so much darker than it actually looked like during the day, they ended up looking like fairyfloss or something, you can barely notice I painted them :/

Well today, Emily and I started off the day with a super healthy breakfast at Max Brenner since Gelaré hadn't open yet.

We shopped around the markets at Southbank including the Youth Designer Markets and saw a few nice pieces except they were also quite expensive. Most of the stalls selling clothes had the same sort of items anyway. After we decided those pieces weren't worth it, we headed over to Suitcase Rummage (haven't been to one in months)!

No surprise, there was a lot of people rummaging and looking for cheap buys. We strategically planned how we were going to navigate through so we would be able to see most of the stuff there. I managed to score a shirt and bracelets and I think Emily bought eight or so items altogether.

But I think one of the most exciting parts of the rummage was when we saw the cutest Pomeranian dog! If I ever got a dog, it would probably be of this breed or this other breed which I am yet to find out. It was one of the cutest dogs I have ever seen!!

We got through most of the sellers and ended up shopping around in the city. I finally also tried out the Arizona Green Tea I see so many people talking about.

Luckily, Lyn and Jenny happened to walk past and offered to drive me home since the rest of the family and these visitors were all at Roma Street Parklands. So I spent the latter part of the afternoon having deep and meaningful conversations with Jenny in such nice surroundings even though my dad sat on bird poop, teehee.

Oh, and meet my new baby ^_^