Monday, May 21, 2018

I Miss Writing

 Bali Swing. Bali, Indonesia 2018

2017 was a challenging year for me. Not because I had difficulties in life but more because I took on new roles that took time for me to get used to. A lot has happened and I am thankful for everything that I experienced. But on the other hand I had to let go of some things and writing was one of those things.

I still tried to write as much as I can because I felt like I had to. I felt bad for people who follow this blog (those who genuinely do, if you are still here after all this time) and I felt like I had a responsibility to keep on publishing. Anything was fine as long as I could publish something. But one day I just wasn't feeling good about anything I write. Everything felt awkward and fake. I tried but I am not happy with the quality of the articles. It is when I decided to stop and take a break. I need to find inspiration again. 

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Seoul, South Korea (Garosugil)


Garosugil is one of those streets that's so charming that walking to the end of it feels melancholic. It has a distinct charm unlike the other streets I've seen in Seoul. It is quirky, a little quieter, and overall charming. It is lined with various local and international brands (such as Karl Lagerfeld pop-up store, 8ight Seconds, and that outlet store we went in that I don't remember the name) that you won't ordinarily see in other dense shopping area's in Seoul like Myeongdong and Hongdae. But of course, you will also see the popular ones like Stylenanda, Innisfree, and El Cube - all of which have prolific branches in Myeongdong and Hongdae. You can also find here some of the cutest theme cafes such as Line Cafe and Skinfood Cafe. If you are feeling something different and want to avoid the overcrowded areas of downtown Seoul, head over to Garosugil. You will find most of the same stores minus the crowd but plus the lovely trees the line the entire street.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Product Review: Creer Beaute Sailor Moon Miracle Romance Eye Shadow Palette Flat Style


This has been on my wishlist for the longest time. The first batch was released by Bandai for pre-order back in March but I wasn't able to make it through the deadline. I was waiting for them to open another batch but it seemed like a distant dream. When a colleague told me she is going to Hong Kong, I begged her to visit a Sasa store and look for the Creer Beaute Sailor Moon Miracle Romance Eye Shadow Palette. I bought my other Bandai makeup from Sasa when I went to Hong Kong 2 years ago so I assumed they would have this as well. Lo and behold, she found it! This is the best Christmas gift ever (at least for now).

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Seoul, South Korea (Korean Folk Village)


Old architecture never fails to amaze me.

Since I am always the one to prepare our itinerary whenever we go abroad, my mom did not have a choice but to accompany me to Korean Folk Village. If you watched Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Moon Embracing The Sun, and My Love From The Star (all of which are my faves, btw), you should be familiar with Korean Folk Village. Why? Well, because this is their filming location! There weren't many people when we went there (maybe because we went during winter time) so we were able to explore at our own pace. It felt like I was transported to the Joseon era and it felt magical. Not everyone may enjoy the park though because there is hardly anything to do (maybe during other seasons they have other programs to enjoy but not so much during winter). So if you are not a fan of period Kdramas or old architecture, skip this place. Otherwise, you are going to have lots of fun here!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Product Review: Lancôme Génifique Youth Activating Serum


It is rare for me to review (or even use) Western brands for skincare. I love my K-beauty products so much that I don't really pay attention to what Western brands have to offer (aside from the fact that they are so much more expensive than Korean brands). But I won a Lancôme goodie bag last year during our family's Christmas party and it included a sample size of the Génifique Youth Activating Serum. I have tried Clinique products before but my skin didn't react to it positively. The case is opposite with Korean products hence why I love them so much. But after trying out the Lancôme Génifique Youth Activating Serum for 2 weeks, I am having a change of heart. I am impressed and I really like it. It may be expensive but it is expensive for a reason;  a reason I accept.


Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Channeling Blair Waldorf In Rosegal

Beanie: from Baguio | Coat: Zara | Dress: Rosegal
Tights: Target | Boots: H&M | Gloves: Marshall's | Bag: Le Sportsac
Lips: Ettusais Sanrio Characters in Tinted Pink

Blair Waldorf is surely one of the icons of New York. Who else better represents the Upper East Side than her? Since I was on the Upper East Side that day, I decided to release the Blair Waldorf in me. All thanks to this lovely dress from Rosegal.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Seoul, South Korea (Cafe Dior)


This would probably be the first and last time I will ever visit Cafe Dior. Not that I had a bad experience. The food is good, the ambiance is extraordinary and the service impeccable! I have no complaints...except for the bill. It was too damn expensive. But, it was a great experience nonetheless.