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

Polaroids taken on my birthday

Birthday Shinanigans 2015

For my birthday this year I spent a whole week celebrating. I literally had cake starting from Monday through to Sunday… Unbelievable! My birthday landed on hump day (25th Nov) and thus I invited a few people to dinner for some yummy soupy noodles 😁

The birthday dinner gang
The birthday dinner gang

I wanted to go try out a new place in Chinatown called Viet Food but they had a large booking already and couldn’t accommodate us. I was their recommend Cay Tre in soho who had space. Most of us ordered Pho and others Bun. I had the Hanoi Garlicky Beef Pho which was spey yummy and actually had more flavour in the base than other pho I had in the past. The stock wasn’t oily at all and was bold. I really enjoyed it! The beef was tender and not so chewy. The noodles were delicious! Small thin straps that broke apart as you chew. Mmmmmm!
BBQ Pork Loin with Vermicelli
BBQ Pork Loin with Vermicelli

More bun
More bun

Hanoi Beef Pho
Hanoi Beef Pho

My friend also ordered Ox cheek which melted in you mouth. The meat was so soft! I guess it’s similar to a fish’s cheek which is the softest part of the meat.

Afterwards there was cake! (thank you Dee & Gen 💕) I could not believe the size of it! There was so much fruit covering the beautiful sponge. I love Chinese cream cakes, they da best!

Birthday girl
I loved my cake! There was so much fruit on/in it!

Once food was chowed down, some of us headed to the arcade and others went home, tired from a long days work. We played the usual Pump It Up machine and Taiko Drums. I haven’t been in so long I feel rusty… I’m able to play level 10 songs on PIP ok so I may stay challenging myself to level 12/13s next 😁 For taiko, I didn’t know to many of the songs but I remember playing it on the wii(?). The arcade version is rather hard drive you had to almost smash the drum, causing my hands to cramp up after playing. It huuuurt! But was fun 😆
My birthday cake
My birthday cake

Would you recommend any songs to pay on Taiko, Pump or DJ Max Technika?

Until next time!
Kekidoll xoxo

Polaroids taken on my birthday
All the Polaroids taken on my birthday

Mini Jurassic Golf

This was the first time I’ve ever played miniature golf. It was fun yet somewhat challenging. I was competing with my friends who was all aiming to get first place.
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The way it works is that each player puts and tries to get their ball in the hole in the least out of tries. The player with the lowest number wins, and the one with the highest will lose.
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This particular mini golf we went to was near New Malden and it had a Jurassic theme to it.  So there were many dinosaur models dotted around the whole golf course. The weather was slightly chilly but as it was cloudy,  it meant the sun wasn’t in my eyes and it was clear to see the goal.
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We played two games and had to rush the second game due to time constraints. However,  I found I did slightly better under pressure. Ahahaha.

Photo Gallery:

Have you played mini golf before? How was your experience?

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

Hello 2015

Hi guys, it’s been a while. Sorry that I’ve been on hiatus for a long time. I just didn’t find the time to post about my adventures and many more things happened near the end of 2014.

I hoped everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a Joyful New Year!

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Love Kekidoll

I received a lovely card from Joy all the way from America ^^ Was such a nice surprise to come home to. I shall make some space to hang those butterflies in my room!

My Christmas was spent with the whole family eating and playing Mahjong, whilst the kids gamed Smash Bros. Apprantly they were really into it and 8 man Smash Bros can be deadly…

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Posing the infamous "BubzHubz" face...
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Zomg banquet much?

I also celebrated with my TKD team with bundles of food…

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Please miss, may I have some more?

The meat came out so late that most of us were full from sides and Mac & cheese. There was just so much prepared. Thank you for organising Minh & Linh!

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So so much. We had to take doggy bags!

New years was a little boring and was mostly at home. Watched the countdown and fireworks on TV with my cousin.

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It farted sparkles and pretty lights

It was a nice end to the year and I hope 2015 will bring me more luck, hope and joy to the future. Let’s leave the past behind us and move positively forward!

I didn’t really make any resolutions but will strive to,
– post often
– work  hard
– draw more
– finish what I started off

How was your new year? Please share in the comments!

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

OOTD: Colbolt Blue with White Lace

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I wore my blue circle lenses hehe

I wore this outfit for Michelle’s birthday. It was a white cotton dress with a floral pattern cut out all over from River Island. Its really pretty and I’ve worn it once for a wedding ^^
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My cream lace dress

I paired it up with a bright royal blue cardigan to spruce up the colour and a pair of cool looking biker boots I had bought a while back from YesStyle; but no outfit to wear with. Thought they give the dress an edgy look.
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My punk boots

What do you think?

Dress: Chelsea Girl, River Island
Cardigan: Redherring, Debenhams
Boots: YesStyle

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

A Surprise Engagement Party

No, not mine. My friend who I visited on my trio to Hong Kong. It was a wonderful evening and everyone had lots of fun.

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Will you marry me?

Her boyfriend, now fiancé, had planned this event months before and gathered the help if family and friends to make this evening possible. We all had recorded videos of ourselves congratulating them and telling her how much we loved her etc. He had edited this into a sort of movie trailer which she was supposed to watch before all us friends entered the restaurant bar.
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Helping prepare all the balloons whilst my friend watches the video

Before all the shenanigans, a large group of use were in the park out the back blowing up helium balloons. It was a wonderful site and so many people thought we were filming something or selling balloons until they realised what the balloons said. Hehehe. Us girlies ended up taking so many photos with the flowers, balloons and massive Stitch plush :D
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It was like a photoshoot in the park

I was the second to last to enter and had the Stitch toy to cover my face so when I appeared, my friend was so shocked since I told her I was too busy to come out to see her (which was true but we happened to have Saturday free ^^). Anyway, Ryan’s (her then boyfriend) sister comes in holding this giant ring saying that it was hers which made us all laugh.
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The ridiculous ring

Then he walks in all nervous like and starts his speech, gets down on one knee and pops the questions. My friend, Lizzy, was lost for words and just nods. Then the aunties and uncles start going, “nonono! You have to say it!” I lawled. It was a happy moment and I’m glad that she has found a wonderful guy to spend the rest of her life with.
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Such a cute couple!

The rest of the evening was spent eating, chatting and drinking. I can’t wait for the wedding!! So excited!

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

All of us on New Years

Happy New Year!

Wishing all my readers a Happy New Year filled with joyful events, wonderful times and a prosperous year.

All of us on New Years
All of us on New Years <3

Before the New Year, my friends and I went to the Christmas trail at Kew Gardens.

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I found it disappointing since it wasn’t Christmassy at all. Yes there were pretty lights that illuminated the trees and path to help you be along your way but it wasn’t fancy at all. There were speakers that emitted robotic sounds which they (the scientists) believe are the voices of the aquatic plants.

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So along the illuminated trail, there were people who were “talking” to the plants by chucking stones into the pond or jar. However my friend believes it is just the vibrations from the stone when it hits the water; I kinda believe that more. Anyway, the transcripts should be available online early April 2014.

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For new years eve we all went round JoJo’s house for a teppanyaki night. There was a LOT of food so we all filled our stomachs, ready for the night ahead of us.

Teppanyaki Grill
Look at all the food galore!!
Eating our meat wrapped in lettuce
Eating our meat wrapped in lettuce
Teppanyaki Grill
LETS COOK!

When the clock stroke midnight, the TV on, champagne was poured and we were slowly counting down to the New Year, anticipating for the fireworks of London.

The fireworks this year were amazing. There was soooo much flare, color and variation. I think we had the best seats in the house – in front of the wide screen TV – others at the event had to stand in the pouring rain.

Bub from Bubble Bobble
I drew Bub from Bubble Bobble

After the countdown, we tried to release some sky lanterns with wishes written on. Although most of us knew it wouldn’t work due to the storm and high wind, we still tried. We managed to light both lanterns after a good 5 minutes trying to block the wind but before it could fill up with hot air, it started to burn the tissue paper and create a hole :( so even after releasing the lantern didn’t fly very far…

Korean Dance Festival
Korean Dance Festival on the wii

After our failed attempt at the sky lanterns we ended up back at the house singing karaoke to English, Chinese and Korean songs ^^

Playing Just Dance on the Wii
Posing for Just Dance on the Wii

Then at 4am we did up Just Dance on the Wii and did lots of boogie-ing. I found that the Korean dances had more challenging moves and actually make you move your whole body more then the English version. It also had Wonder Girls’ Nobody which Krystal and I plan to master lol!

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I didn’t go to bed till 7am so I was really tired and had been leaving sleep until last night.

Hope everyone enjoyed the New Year! How were the fireworks for you?

With love,
Kekidoll xoxo

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