Saturday, 31 December 2016

2016: My Year In Review

So, 2016 is almost over, and I found out that Kylie Jenner was right - this year really was the year of realizing stuff.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

Seoul Trip Winter 2016: Week 1

Seoul, South Korea

My time in Korea for this trip has come to an end (sadly), so it's a good a time as any for me to start writing about what I got up to this time around. Since I've lived here before, I obviously didn't do any touristy things but I hope this is helpful to anyone who's already been to Korea and wants to see what other interesting things you can do here. Or if you're just interested in me and my life, then.. you can read on :B

Monday, 26 December 2016

Kim Sohye Penguin's Cafe @ Seocho

Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Merry (late) Christmas everyone! I'm back home now, and I have a ton of blog posts that I need to write (and I've been putting them off in favour of more sleep)..

If you know me, you'd know that I'm actually a huuuuge fan of girl groups. One of my top girl biases is Sohye from I.O.I, so you can imagine my excitement at getting to visit her cafe with Becca last week!

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Kakao Friends Flagship Store & Ryan Cafe @ Gangnam

Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Ever since they announced that they were opening the official Kakao Friends flagship store this year, I've been dying to visit. Luckily this time around, I got the chance to visit both the original flagship store in Gangnam and the newly opened flagship store in Hongdae! In this post I'll just talk about the Gangnam store, since I spent more time there.

Saturday, 17 December 2016

Innisfree Green Cafe @ Myeongdong

Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Hello everyone! It's been a while, and I'm blogging from Seoul again - currently in bed nursing a cold because I haven't been sleeping well and my body is clearly not getting used to the weather, lmao.

The trend in Korea is now beauty cafes (cafes within makeup shops), and I can totally get with this trend. My friend Christina and I decided to visit the Innisfree Green Cafe at the flagship store in Myeongdong on Tuesday.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Life Update: Packing For Korea

As the avid procrastinator that I'm known for being, it's kind of amazing that I've already started to pack when my flight is actually leaving on Sunday. I feel incredibly #accomplished.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Pokémon Cafe @ AEON Mid Valley

The very first Pokemon Cafe in Malaysia (located on the 1st floor of AEON Mid Valley) opened just a few days ago so Kristen and I decided to go and try the food out. The Pokemon Go hype may have died out, BUT THE POKEMON LOVE IN MY HEART IS A FLAME THAT WILL BURN ON FOREVER.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

20 Facts About Me

I remember this being a fun thing to do on Instagram like 2 years ago so I'm bringing it back! I tried to think of more unconventional facts that people wouldn't really know (or would they?) about me this time so hopefully it's a bit more interesting this time. I mean, I don't know, I hope people actually want to read facts about me.. T_T

Saturday, 12 November 2016

My Daily Makeup Routine

What's your guilty pleasure? Mine is watching daily makeup routines on Youtube for hours on end (seriously). It's pretty interesting to see how different people do different things to their faces, especially when everyone has their own unique styles, face shapes, skin tones, eye shapes..

Monday, 7 November 2016

5 Things I Miss About Korea

Hi everyone, happy November!

I'll be posting my regular lifestyle posts soon (I've got a bunch of posts just sitting in my drafts that I keep going back and editing - I'm still not that confident in sharing my writing just yet.. actually I'm highkey embarrassed about a lot of it HAHAH but I'll get better with time!) but today I'm going to share five things that I miss the most about Korea. My next Korea trip is coming pretty soon (next month!!!) and I've been thinking about what I miss so that I can make every second I spend there count. Also I was clearing old files off my laptop the other day and spent a while just going through the photos taken on my old phone and I got so emo, y'all have no idea :(

Without further ado, five things I miss the most about my second home.

1. The food

If you really thought anything else was going to be the first on my list, you thought wrong, my friend. I loooove Korean food so much (to name a few- KBBQ, any kind of jjigae, ddeokbokki, street food, seafood, tuna/chicken mayo/jeonju bibim triangle kimbap, convenience store coffee, shabu shabu, Korean McDonalds.. I could go on forever. Also, I'm drooling right now lmao) and I miss the convenience of being able to buy whatever you want to eat at any time of day. Seriously. The amount of late night meals (yes, meals, not snacks LOL) that I had.. it's really too easy to gain weight there HAHAH but as long as you walk a lot you should be fine!

2. Public transport

If there's anything I really took for granted while I was there, this would be it. Since I've been back in KL, getting around has been pretty inconvenient, especially since I don't have my license yet (look, I'm working on that..). The train system in Korea is pretty amazing, not to mention the most incredible gift that we have ever gotten from the almighty technology gods - also known as Naver Maps. SERIOUSLY. I TOOK THAT SHIT FOR GRANTED. Google Maps is just crappy and I hate it. :( I even miss the days when I first started settling in Korea - taking the train from Sinchon to Hongdae because I didn't know that it was walking distance and sitting on the bus just listening really hard to the announcements to make sure I didn't miss my stop.

3. The weather/the seasons

Korea's weather is basically two extremes (extremely hot and extremely cold) plus a short period of nice weather (like.. really short. The second you start enjoying spring, summer bursts in and is all SURPRISE BITCH! BET YOU THOUGHT YOU'D SEEN THE LAST OF ME!!!!), but.. I miss that too. I miss spending time thinking about how to dress according to the weather every day (even though my fashion sense was pretty shit). I mean, I never say or think this when I'm actually there though LOL but.. y'know..

4. Being a K-pop fan

There's really no way that I can make a post about things I miss in Korea without mentioning all the time I spent doing K-pop things. I've been liking K-pop for about 6 or 7 years now, way before I first came to Korea, and I do listen to a really wide variety of groups but after learning about and respecting the unspoken rules of K-fandom I've only ever followed two groups in Korea (JJCC and VAV). Let me be real here- as a K-pop fan, following idols is the most tiring thing you will ever do. You'll spend so much money, you'll never sleep, you become a part of fandom drama whether you like it or not.. but you'll also make so many unforgettable memories and meet so many people that will impact your life now and possibly forever. I've written so many letters (in turn, improving my Korean a LOT - my Korean teachers should be proud of me lmao) and traveled all over Korea (and even outside of Korea!) with no other intention but to see my favourite group, and I can really say that I think it's worth it. It's not for everyone and you'll get burnt out sometimes but it's truly made me so happy.

5. My friends

Do you guys have those friends that, even though you haven't known each other for that long, just click with you? The kind of friends that entered your life only recently but you can't imagine them ever not being in your life.. Some of the people I consider my best friends in the world now are the ones I met in Korea just last year, in spring. Even though sometimes we can have disagreements, they've had a real positive impact on my life and I really never say this to them but I appreciate and love you guys so much (especially to Chelsea, Becca, Karina, Alex, Kelley and Marina♡)!! Ok I'm emo and gross rn I gotta blast

I'll be back in Korea in a little over a month from today and I can't wait to be back.. Hopefully I get to do everything I want to do to hold me over before my next next trip back (wow, look at me planning ahead.. LOL). I'll blog a lot then as well, so stay tuned for that!

Sunday, 23 October 2016

New Hair

Decided to try something new for the fall/winter time! ..even though I live in Malaysia and seasons that aren't summer don't exist.

I wanna say that I've had light brown hair for as long as I can remember, because that's what it feels like, but honestly, I haven't lmao. I first dyed my hair in May last year and every time I went to get it dyed again I would just go lighter and lighter (except that one time where I went somewhere other than my usual salon and the hairdresser assured me that he would dye my hair a lighter brown - WHICH HE DID NOT and it ended up being quite dark smh). A lot of people told me that light brown suits me, and I thought so too but let's be real here.. I hate getting my roots redyed -__- The colour usually fades weirdly and it's just annoying so I went for a black to dark red ombre this time (partially because I don't have to redye my roots anytime soon ¯\_(ツ)_/¯).

I'm still getting used to it but I'm liking it a lot so far. What do you guys think?

Thursday, 20 October 2016

I'm Back

Hi, long time no see.

I created this blog sometime last year, while I was still living in Korea, in hopes of creating a sort of space for me to log my memories while entertaining whoever wanted to read my rambling. Clearly I abandoned that idea somewhere along the line, and while it's not too huge of a loss I'm still a little disappointed that I didn't keep up with that promise to myself. Even at a (relatively.. heh) young age my memory isn't all that good and it would've been so nice to backtrack this blog whenever I'm homesick for Korea but alas..

Anyway, I'm bringing this back. I moved from Korea back home about 5 months ago and while my lifestyle has slowed down much more (and, in turn, has become a lot more uninteresting lmao), I'm going to try and keep up with this again. I think another reason why I wanted to do this is because I'm a.. pretty boring person..? No kidding though - when people ask me what my hobbies are I just say eating and sleeping, because I really don't do anything else, so I want to see if I can make blogging a hobby for me again. My updates are going to be quite sporadic (since, as I mentioned, I LITERALLY DON'T DO ANYTHING WITH MY LIFE smh) but I'll try and write as often as I can, without giving up easily somewhere along the line.

So.. thank you for reading (if anyone's reading this, I guess) and I hope that you'll continue to read my blog in the future too! You can look at some of my old posts if you like but I think my style of writing was.. pretty cringe-y.. but honestly next year I'm going to look back at this and be embarrassed anyway so whatever 0:-)

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