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Yomie’s Rice x Yogurt @ Sydney, Australia

Hi Everyone,

Asian yoghurts are so popular in Sydney they are opening up left right and centre. 2 weeks ago I introduced a new one called Milk Flower and today I will take you to a new one I found in the city CBD called Yomie’s Rice x Yogurt. There was a line when we arrived but it was more fairly quickly.

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As we were lining up, you see different signs that advising those who are pregnant or after over 70 years old can skip the line. The next sign further down the line was that everything was made with 100% fresh fruit and best to drink it within 10 minutes but the most important part is they don’t offer delivery like some of the other stores. The best poster which got my attention was definitely them adding purple rice to the drink. Normally I have purple rice in “sugar water” but in a yoghurt drink will be a first.

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Here is the menu. A pretty big menu so it was nice for them to break down the 9 most popular one for those don’t know what to choose. We chose number 4 – Haw Purple Rice Yoghurt. We used to eat haw mini biscuits as a kid so it was nice to add it to the drink.

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Our drink was made quickly and the little ones were already fighting who was going to drink it first. The liquid content with the purple rice as perfect. The rice was soft and it was well mixed with the yoghurt drink. There was a hint of haw which was not overpowering. The best part of this is the drink was less than $7 which was at least 20% cheaper than the one at Milk Flower (though milk flower’s cup seems a little bigger). If you want a change of drinks for a hot day, try Yomie’s Rice x Yogurt.

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Thanks for reading

Travelgirl

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New Happy Colour App Update with Travelgirl

Hi Everyone,

Two days ago I shared a new app I’m using constantly these two days called Happy Colour. It is an app that allows you to colour various pictures by choosing the given numbers. It is brainless work as it is a great tool to help you de-stress and make you feel like you have accomplished something. I’ve had a stressful few weeks due to work so this app came in handy. I normally while waiting for the bus or on the bus and these two nights while watching tv.

Let me show you some of the finished products below since my last post. There are actually a lot more but decided just to show you a few. Depending on the complexity, each picture will take 15 minutes on average with the longest one taking 30 minutes (lots of details). There are different themes and genres. Each day they provide you with at least 10 new pictures to colour and a special one for each day.

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If you have accomplished some milestones, you will get additional pictures to colour just like shown below.

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When you start a new picture, you can zoom in to see the numbers associated with the colours below. Just tap the colours and then the number, the section will be coloured. Highly recommend those who want to relax and certainly a task that doesn’t require any thinking and makes you feel like you are a professional artist after each picture is done.

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Travelgirl

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Bubble Nini @ Chippendale, Sydney with Travelgirl

Hi Everyone,

Since my last sharing of Milk Flower, a fancy Asian drink place in Sydney, I bring you another one that has been recommended by not 1 or 2 friends, but by many of them! Bubble Nini is the one and only in Chippendale in Sydney so far and has been a recommended drink place for many months by close friends. They are popular on delivery sites and let me tell you why below.

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The store looks like a florist and is a perfect place to enjoy a nice drink. Even better you can buy the flowers here! This place is also a great Instagram moment which is why people love taking pictures with their drinks here.

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Let’s check out the menu. We ordered a ‘The Sun and Moon’ & ‘It Takes Two to Mango’ in the large size.

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Here it is! They do look pretty don’t they especially my one with the real fruits in the drink. Verdict. The Sun and Moon were just like other bubble tea places but we will probably swap it next time with the default pearl to peanut better peals. My It Takes Two to Mango was delicious. It was the right sweetness (half sugar) and it was nice and cool for that warm summer day. We will definitely come back again if we are in the area and try something else as the rest of the menu looks pretty interesting.

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Thanks for reading

Travelgirl

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Explore Happy Color App with Travelgirl

Hi Everyone,

I have been really addicted to this new app introduced by a colleague at work. Work hasn’t been the smoothest these few weeks and with the usual home stuff, lots of pressure. So a colleague told me her way to relax in the last few weeks and introduced me to the app Happy Color. I have shared previously I love colouring therefore this app is just right for me, just on the phone.

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Unlike colouring books, the app will give you the colours to choose from. As you can see below, this is a blank page. You just pick the numbers for each section and tap that on the screen. It will then colour that part out with the nominated colour.

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These games get so addictive. You just want to colour more and more and achieve more complete pieces. Here are some of the pieces I have completed and those waiting to be completed. There are also daily pictures to colour, special occasion ones and some bonus ones if you reach certain achievements. There are literally hundreds of them so this will keep me busy for some time.

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Travelgirl

 

 

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Gold Shopping with Travelgirl @ Hamad International Airport, Qatar

Hi Everyone,

I have heard about lots of gold shopping in airports at Doha and Dubai but never seen the ranges before so I was looking forward to checking these places out. Apart from gold shopping, there are also lots of European luxury brands around Hamad International Airport to cater visitors and their local people for any last minute splurges.

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First, we were dropped off by our Uber driver right at the departure terminal. Uber in Doha was super convenient we virtually used them the moment we landed so keep that in mind when you visit this beautiful city. After a small incident (Baby M had a massive nose bleed and we were taking to the airport hospital for clearance), you will see many shops around the main area. This is when we saw lots of goldddddd.

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There were lots of choices, designs and price range. They had many staff on deck but I still had to wait for some time before I can get any assistance to look at any piece. The photos I’ve taken were only a small amount of stock available and there were lots more to suit any budget. I looked at a pair of earrings and it worked out just $150AUD but it was very light and thin. I find many of their signs are like that, maybe to suit the market? I didn’t end up getting anything but just after we had a quick meal, we did see Hermes where they had a nice range available – even more than what was offered at the stores in Europe.

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Just right near our gate, there were some really nice kids indoor play area. It was a great addition for parents who need to get rid of their little one’s energy before a long plane ride.

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Travelgirl

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Quick Tour of Westin Hotel @ Doha, Qatar with Travelgirl

Hi Everyone,

Our visit to Doha will end in a few days so I’ll take this opportunity to show you around The Westin Resort in Doha. We booked this hotel as a stopover option when we booked our air ticket so our room for two nights was just $100USD! That was an awesome deal considering this is a 5-star hotel with great reviews.

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Doha is hot around the clock so I nice pool is needed. There are two pool options in the resort. There is a swim up pool bar, a kids pool. If you prefer something indoors, they do have a heated indoor pool option. By night, one of the pools was turned in a poolside party area for guests who want to join in.

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Other than the pools, the hotel also offers a few squash courts. One court was used during our quick visit but I thought it was a nice facility to have compared to others we’ve seen in other countries.

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Apart from the sport options, there is also a nice gym, a hairdresser, massage and beauty salon & various high-quality restaurants.

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The resort was huge and there were two sections. We stayed on the further side but also the newer end. The glass roof was put into good use as by day, the sun hits directly through to the hotel and by night, you can see the stars through the glass. On every floor, there are many sparkly lights to ensure the hotel is lit up nice and bright.

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The service here was excellent. Nothing to fault and would consider staying here once more if we stop over Doha again. If you book online, it is pretty expensive but if you try to book it through Qatar airways during promotional periods, this hotel is definitely worth being picked as the stopover hotel.

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Travelgirl

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Haidilo Accepts Crypto Payment For A Meal

Hi Everyone,

We recently went to try out the famous hot pot restaurant just opened up in Sydney called Haidilo. They are famous in Chinese due to the service they provide in-house with a large variety of food and sauces. But the one thing that caught my attention is that they accept Bitcoin as a form of payment. I guess stores will eventually adapt to accept crypto as a form of payment over time.

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While we were waiting for a table, the staff gave us a small plate for snacks but we didn’t have any so it won’t fill our stomach. I also realized there complementary nail painting or hand massage available. I heard China you the same services but more including massages, Chinese opera etc.

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We didn’t wait for long and got a table. All food are ordered through the Tablet provided in the table. We first need to choose a soup base (we chose water) and various food including beef, veggies, different balls etc – typical hot pot food.

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A highly anticipated part of this restaurant was their sauce bar. There were over 20 typos of sauces you can mix and match to make the perfect one to your liking. I just piled up on loads of mushroom sauce, coriander and sesame sauce. They also added some fruit and sweet water for dessert. Although we didn’t order it if you order a plain long noodle, you get a bit of a dance to it when they serve it at your table. Service was top notch and the whole experience was really positive. We will probably visit the restaurant again soon.

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Travelgirl