Happy New Year! A review of 2015

Happy New Year all you cuties! I hope you all had a wonderful time with friends and family!

For my Christmas break, I ended up spending time with family and friends. It was a lovely time off and great to catch up with everyone, but I felt that tired hosting so many parties! I think I’ll have to have a rest for a while before hosting another event…

So looking back at 2015, what were my highlights from each month?

January
New year, new beginnings, exciting times! I ate my way through the first month hehe. Visited a LEGO art exhibition and went to Winter Wonderland.

February
Spent Valentine’s dinner as a 3rd wheel but had the weekend with my other half :P Also attended a couple birthday parties :D My Chinese New Year was spent running around Chinatown looking for a place to eat and locating this man with golden balloons with Sue…

March
Attended the BSTF nationals with my TKD group (as a cheerleader) and my friend’s brother’s wedding. Also held a bake sale competition at work – I won best presentation :D

April
Attended Hyper Japan at Earl’s Court. Sadly this place is to be demolished and turned into a hotel :(

May
Went to the May MCM Expo.

June
I participated in the annual Kaichi event where Kaichi High School from Japan comes to London to practice their English and learn about the culture. It’s such a great experience where you get to meet new people and learn about the Japanese culture too. I attended my first free gaming event and got some freebies. Also managed to get my red belt in TKD! Nathan invited us to play crazy golf for his birthday and Manni had a meat-filled birthday at Bodeans :D

July
Visited friends in Ireland! We’ve never met but it was such a warm welcome and the distance didn’t make anything awkward at all! Friends will always be friends <3

Friends in Ireland
Friends in Ireland

August
Moved away from London and into my new flat! Had a lovely evening out bowling with colleagues for our team event. Also helped create a teaser video for our TKD group.

September
Visited Japan! YAY! Was so happy, really want to go back and visit again.

October
I attended MCM Expo in London for Kekiko and spent Halloween in Amsterdam.

November
My birthday month! Basically had a lovely meal with friends in Soho. I also decided it was time to stop TKD as I was living too far out from London to justify travel costs and travel times.

December
Spent Christmas chilling with family, playing mahjong and filling my belly with lots of yummy food. Also made my first ever gingerbread house with my little cousin! We had so much fun and I didn’t realise that the packet didn’t come with sweets to decorate (fail!) and thus we rummaged through the cupboards for sprinkles and sweets. My friends also came round for Christmas and New Years for some karaoke and video games. My team in the office also converted our area into Narnia! Crazy but it was such an amazing environment to work in and felt like we were working outdoors! I also had to help plan and organise the company Christmas party and ended up throwing a Great Gatsby themed prohibition event. We kitted out the bar venue with DIY props, a personalised video and personalised posters so everyone was involved.

Wishing you all a prosperous 2016 and a very happy, fun-filled year!

Best wishes,

Kekidoll xoxo

Platter for 2

Bodeans. A meat feast fit for a king.

So for Manni’s birthday we all were invited to Bodeans for dinner.  Bodeans is a BBQ meat shack that boasts delicious barbecued meats in hearty portions. So if you’re a hungry hippo or feeling extra hungry, the this is the place for you.
The menu
The decor inside has a western ranch-like feel to it. With hanging wall ornaments to antler lamps.
Antler Lamps
Restaurant Decor
As a group of 5, we ordered a dish each and a platter for 2 one (sidejoke) to share between us. The meal was absolutely delicious and we managed to devour the whole table of food. I think we consumed too much salt for one evening though…
Ready for their meal
And without further adieu, I present you the glorious meats. Which I like to call foodporn. You should look away now if you’re a herbivore…
Honeycomb Milkshakes

Beef Ribs

Baby Rack of Ribs

Platter for 2
Our platter for “1”

Steak with Sweet Potato Frites

Our Bodeans Meal
Our Bodeans Meal

Where’s your best BBQ shack?

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

Mike’s Birthday

Happy Birthday Mike!!

Even though it’s today, we celebrated it last Saturday with a mountain full of home cooked food and good company.

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Look at all that deliciousness!

Mike had slaved away in the kitchen the whole afternoon and produced two large batches of chicken gyoza, green Thai curry, rice and Thai salad with sticky rice. It was soooo much to chow down! We managed to devour all the gyoza though!
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Ready for bed!

It was a good night with such yummy food. It was a shame I had to leave really early the next day since I had my grading in Surrey.
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Birthday boy "cutting" his cake

It was a lovely evening ^_^ Now, photos!
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Fun auto photos!

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Kitty!!

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Selfies!

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Hilarious ^^

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Sake!

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Delicious keki

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

Review: Nizumi | Choi’s Quarter Life Crisis

My ex-wifey turned 25 two days after my birthday and decided to hold her birthday party later that weekend.

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Nizumi Table

We went to a Japanese restaurant that was owned by Koreans (I got so confused when I heard them speak). Here we had a £30 set menu that included an array of food including sashimi salad, sushi, tempura, a main and ice cream for dessert. There was a lot of food and I was stuffed by the end of it!
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Our tempura ebi

The staff were very friendly although I thought their service was a little slow; this could be that we were such a big group (25) people get missed out. I had to flag someone down just to order my main (even though the waitress stood next to me and took my friend’s order but skipped me o.o) then later on, my drink (they failed to ask if I wanted a drink…)
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Our sashimi salad

However, once everyone has sat down and got they orders, the food came steadily. There was a lot of appetisers which were a very good amount, however some of the sushi was shared between 4 people and there was sometimes only one piece of a type of sushi. I think people had to do Jan Ken Pon (rock, paper, scissors) or nab it quickly if they wanted it. It was fun. The food was delicious though. I really enjoyed the sashimi salad!
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I think this was beef

Afterwards, the manager have us 30 mins free karaoke for being good patrons (we spent almost 1k!!) and also for charging the birthday girl extra for some guests who didn’t arrive. When our time was up, we didn’t want to leave and kept choosing more songs to the point the waiter pulled a face when we said, “one more!”
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Sushiiii!

I had a lot of fun and it was very good food here. I believe everyone was very satisfied with their meal.
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Aisukurimu <3

What’s the one thing you always order at a Japanese restaurant? I always try to try the sushi!

With Love,
Kekidoll xoxo

Christmas Cheer

Christmas was filled with lots of delicious food with the family. We had a massive feast with roasted pork, bbq ribs, deep fried wontons, steak, chicken, duck and vegetables. Om nom nom!

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Yummy Feast

All the family came down and we all filled our stomachs with meat and dessert. I had fun decorating the cheesecake with little Santas and ice cream.
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Cute little strawberry santas

We all exchanged presents after dinner. Some of my little cousins got spoilt with presents!
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The little one couldn't hold all her presents!!

I also did a lot of shopping in the Christmas sales and bought so many new jumpers plus a new Fiorelli bag! It’s so pretty ^^
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My new Fiorelli bag!

I also got to meet up with my friend, Eva, who moved down to Australia! Its been so long. She’s very well and has found a flat to rent! From the photos she showed me it looked really spacious and had an amazing view. It comes with two beds and two bathrooms (err why?! Lol guess no need to have a bathroom schedule xD). Now I need to save up for that holiday!! Eva also gave me really sweet handmade bracelets and a kawaii keyring! Love them ^^
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I was very blessed this Christmas and had a lot of fun on my time off ^^ How was your Christmas?

A happy new year to you all!

With Love,
Kekidoll xoxo

Tiko’s Birthday at Big Easy

Prawns, Crab, Squid Seafood Platter!
Our Starters

Besides going to Bodeans, Tiko had decided to hold a second party with his closer group of friends at Big Easy near Sloane Square. This is an Southern American diner type foodie place that serves lobster and different types of barbecued meats.

Ribs and Prawns
Delicious Ribs!

We had pre-ordered our meal beforehand since we were a large party of 11 people. There was a mixture of meat and seafood being served on higher platters; it was so overwhelming! We devoured all the squid, prawns, mussels and prawn crackers that came first as we were all so hungry only to find that they were the starters.

After almost filling my belly I tried to leave room for my mains which came in massive platters filled with ribs, chicken and prawns slathered in bbq sauce. The second platter came with a selection of seafood, including lobster, prawns, crabs and more mussels. We also had four huge baskets of chips, coleslaw and also a bowl of baked beans. Mmmmm yum yum!

Chicken Wings and Squid Platter
Chicken Wings and Squid Platter

Everyone had very satisfied bellies and I had to roll out the restaurant. There was just so much food!

My food bill came to £40 (approx.) I think this was reasonable considering that I did eat quite a bit. However due to the nature of the food devoured (mostly meats) I think it could have been slightly cheaper. Well since everyone ended up sharing the platters they had ordered it was harder to actually split the food and the bill. So I didn’t mind. It was a birthday celebration after all ^^

Would you have been able to devoured this amount of food with your group of friends?

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

Another Year Older, Another Year Wiser

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All my pressies! Thank you all so much!

It was my birthday on Monday 25th November. During the weekend I planned a day out on Saturday to play ping pong at Bounce in Holborn and then to have Italian at Isolabella.

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Bex and Me
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At the Tae Kwon Do match!

Earlier in the morning I went to cheer on my team at a TKD tournament at Imperial College, South Kensington. It was a very intense battle since some of our yellow tag contestants hadn’t learnt nor don’t any form of martial arts before! The day was long and they all started to get very tired near the end of the day. However out of the 5 participants we enrolled into the competition, they brought back 3 silvers and a bronze. Whoop whoop! Well done to them! Everyone from UEL was rooting for them with massive banners and loud shouts. I think we were the noisiest bunch in the whole hall hehehe.

Once the competition was over, my friends and I headed to Bounce. Here I met up with other friends for drinks and games of ping pong. They even tried to play it with their phones!

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We tried to introduce some fun ways to play it, such as sitting on stools or alternating the batter, but it still didn’t beat playing the game normally. :D

After 2 hours of the ping pong ball bouncing back and forth, we all headed down the road for some bellisolimo Italian at Isolabella.

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On my actual birthday I went back home to spend it with my family. We had dim sum, did a bit of shopping and had a big feast back home. My aunt baked me a cake but I had to decorate it since she didn’t know how to draw Totoro. Oh well! XD Tasted gooood! I had a lot of fun. :)

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With Love,
Kekidoll xoxo

Birthday Bash 2013

I’m holding my birthday party today! Whoop whoop! This is going to be so much fun ^^

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Dress I wore to my party

I’ve planned an evening of ping pong with drinks and then to have Italian for dinner. So I shall update with another post later filled with today’s events and what I got for presents.

It’s also the day of our first competition for the students of my UEL 2013 TKD class that I attend. So it’s a very exciting day indeed! I had to wake up at 5am to be able to catch the minibus to the location lol! Dead tired now xD UEL hwaiting! Gonna be cheering from the sides!

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Our class all out bowling ^^

Talk to you all soonies!

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

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