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Kovfefed Monthly Digest – Nov 16

Kovfefed Monthly Digest series was inspired by reading the life happenings of others on the internet. Having always found it interesting, I started my version of a monthly recap. These are the highlights and life happenings of my life in the past 30 days. Hope you find something entertaining, informative, or at the least amusing here.

This post supposed to be up by yesterday, on the 26th, but Gilmore Girls: A Year in The Life happened. I anticipated one episode, but apparently, it was four seasoned episodes, people! Not that I am complaining, on the contrary, thank you Netflix! It took some time to savour it, including candle lights, sea salt chocolate, and electric blanket. I still have half of the Fall episode to finish, which I am keeping as a reward for writing this post. Expect some #GilmoreGirlsRevival tweets tonight.

Highlights and Happenings

Mama Kween’s first trip to Australia. To visit moi! The whole week was filled with lots of hugs, pampering and fun time Including us flying to Sydney to spend the weekend there where we took a million of pictures in front of the Opera House and enjoyed the stroll around the Jacaranda filled park.

In Sydney, we stayed in Airbnb warehouse with spiders crawling around the bed, before moving out to a hotel immediately the morning after. This time Airbnb immensely disappointed me, and that says something since I am not quickly disappointed, not even when we stayed in stamp-sized apartment in Hong Kong.

We also chilled with Jik, the birthday girl, in Sydney. Happy birthday Jik! And once again, thank you for spending time with us and for the hot pot meal at Chinatown. Speaking of hot pot, she made me realize that hot pot is one of my favourite cuisines. It shouldn’t have come as a surprise really, I have had three hot pot birthday dinners in the past five years. Ha!

I made customized KitKat, went to the Night Noodle Market, twice, bought a Beekeeper bag, which is a perfect charity, also is a perfect bag. I went to Dracula show in Melbourne and saw the littlest penguin in the world in the Philips Island, both with Jik who came for a weekend visit at the beginning of the month. Also, we got a tent, which will be put in the room’s nook and treated as a reading tent.

Starbucks toffee nut latte, getting a postcard from Peach, our Thanksgiving Hakata Gensuke ramen dinner, discovering another tea I love, TWG’s French Earl Grey (Jik, I think you will love it) and getting a pedicure after months. Hello Summer! Also, we had a couple of summer days here in Melbourne this lovely month. We had a home-cooked meal with friends yesterday and after much discussion agreed on an armchair for the apartment, which we got today.

Yep, a lot to be thankful for on this month.

Work has been good, definitely better than last month. Maybe because Manda is back from the honeymoon, it’s nice to have someone I can talk anything and everything about at work. Or maybe because I made new friends at work after attending Indian dinner with a bunch of colleagues at this new-to-me restaurant called Sankalp. The food was good, and the group was even better. We had so much fun that I made them promise to take me to Ms. Collins, which I assumed would be like a scene from Clarke Quay. I am ready!

We went to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. I was a little disappointed by the storyline and the shallow depth of the characters. Maybe the book would be better. Did you watch it? How do you like it?

On our last night in Sydney, we chilled at the hotel bar, not unlike middle-aged men, and talked about Hygge. We went through the google image search for Hygge and pointed out which ones we could relate to. We even made a vow to apply Hygge in our lives and to keep each other accountable by sending a Hygge snap each week. Yep, we were pretty drunk that night.

Jik kept her words, so much so by adapting Hygge to her birthday theme. Me? Nah, I didn’t get Hygge tattooed on my skin or anything like that, but let’s just say ever since our conversation there were a couple of trips to IKEA and the number of candles in our apartment has multiplied. Also, I may or may not have downloaded Coffee Shop Accustic Guitar album from iTunes.

Thank You, Next!

I am looking forward Christmas themed everything, including setting up our Christmas tree! And in the spirit of the holiday season. I also plan to join the Writing Meetup group and am going on a road trip towards the end of the year. More about it soon, so stay tuned!

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