Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Short Post: Sarcasm

I hate sarcastic people.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Travelogue: Haedong Yonggung Temple

Temple and palace hopping are must-do's when in Korea. The country is abundant in history and culture that a trip will not be complete without going to even just one. There are so many temples in Busan; I believe there are around 5 temples you can go to. But because we were here only for 4 days, we decided to go to just one and we chose Haedong Yonggung Temple. If you read articles or blog posts of a trip to Busan, Beomeosa Temple is always at the top of the "list of places" to visit. But comparing all the temples we can choose from, Haedong Yonggung Temple is I find the most unique from the rest. It is built on a cliff and overlooking the sea. I thought it would be an interesting temple to go to and we were not disappointed. If you want to know more about this temple, you can read it here. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Short Post: Dysfunctional Family and Giveaway Winner

 Hat: SM Dept Store | Ribbon and Clutch: Forever 21 
Dress: Clothes for the Goddess | Shoes: Debenham's

Lunch break is my favorite time of the day. This is when my colleagues and I gather in the pantry and get to talk about random topics about life. It makes me think about my life and the life of people around me, how fortunate/unfortunate I am to be living the life that I have and how much we differ/resemble other people. 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Travelogue: Busan Aquarium

My mom and I were like kids when went to Busan Sea Life Aquarium. There were so many sea creatures here that I saw for the first time like the penguins (yes, it is my first time to see a penguin, or if I ever did I don't remember anymore) and spider crabs. I wasn't able to get a good picture of the penguin because he was too restless - he kept moving around really fast so the result were blurred pictures. 

I initially didn't want to go here anymore because I felt like we don't have much time to go to other places I have in our itinerary if we go here. But when I learned this is where one of my favorite Korean dramas, I Hear Your Voice, shot the first kissing scene of the lead characters, I was sold. I needed to go here and see how romantic it is. In my observation, people who go here are either families or couples. Actually, I call Korea as the land of couples because you see so many couples on the streets. It's like, life in Korea is incomplete if you don't have a namja chingu or yeoja chingu. Anyway, I was happy we decided to go here and it was worth every penny spent.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Product Review: Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask

I have recently become a fan of the Korean brand Innisfree. I didn't like it initially because the very first product I bought from them did not deliver to my expectations - which was the apple cleansing oil. I was also not attracted to even try the brand because I am not a fan of their endorser - who is YoonA of Girl's Generation. But on the recommendation of my sister that their No Sebum Mineral Powder is a holy grail product, I decided to try the brand again. I am so happy that I did because if you read this post, you will know how much I really liked that powder. And another product from the brand that I am really loving lately is the Jeju Volcanic Pore Clay Mask.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Travelogue: Cherry Blossoms

I can't get over how pretty the cherry blossoms are. It has always been a dream of mine to go to Tokyo during hanami. But because time and money did not permit us to be there this year, my mom and I decided to go back to South Korea and chose Busan instead. The cherry blossoms are everywhere! The whole city is almost covered in it and it felt like I was living my dream. It may not be Tokyo but the feeling of seeing them in real life finally was truly magical. Enjoy the pictures and wish I get to see them again next year (hopefully in Tokyo then).

Thursday, April 09, 2015

In-Flight Essentials

I am the type of person who tends to over pack. You can say I am impractical but at least I am prepared for anything. I always bring extra underwear and extra clothes because you just never know. Not just clothes, but when it comes to in-flight essentials, I think I tend to go overboard sometimes. My philosophy is: I'd rather have too many unnecessary things than to have nothing at all. I guess you can say I am quite the pessimist so I always like to be prepared. I am not going to show you everything that is inside my carry-on bag but here are just a few things which I think are necessary to have to ensure that you will have a comfortable and fun flight. 

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

South Korea Haul

I just got back from my trip to South Korea (again!). My mom and I were granted multiple entry visa valid for 3 years so why not use it while we still can, right? But this time around we went to Busan instead of the usual Seoul. It wasn't as charming as Seoul was but it was a great trip nonetheless. There are so many stark contrasts with Seoul but Busan has its own charm. And again, I spent so much money shopping! This time around though, I didn't splurge much on makeup and skincare as I still have loads I haven't used. I bought clothes mostly this time as spring fashion is my favorite! Everything so dainty and girly - exactly my style. I cant wait to show these clothes in OOTD's in the coming posts.

Sunday, April 05, 2015

Little Tokyo

I was never really a fan of Japanese food until recently. I used to think their food tastes bland. It's probably because I have never tasted authentic Japanese cuisine until my colleagues and I dined at Nihon Bashetei almost 2 years ago. I used to eat only Tonkatsu and Takoyaki but since then I started eating sushi, sahimi and many other Japanese food. This sparked my interest in this small alley filled with various Japanese restauants in Makati called Little Tokyo, I've been bugging my friend to come dine with me here and she finally gave in. I shall return and taste more Japanese food!

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Managing a Stressful Boss

One of the disadvantages of being an employee is you can't choose your boss. It's the other way around: the boss chooses you. And you can't help it if you have a stressful boss. Either you manage it and handle the pressure with grace or you quit. There're your only option. A stressful boss is most of the time the reason why I wish I am self employed instead. How wonderful would it be if no one will nag me and pressure me to get things done? How carefree would my life be if there is no one who will demand things that are beyond my capabilities? How happy would I be if I am my own boss? But at the end of the day, a stressful boss is just that - a stressful boss. He/she shouldn't be in the way of you living your life and achieving your goals. And what is life without a little challenge like having a stressful boss? It would be boring as hell if I think about it. There will be a time when you will encounter a stressful person whether you are self employed or not who will pressure you to your limits and test your patience. You just have to learn how to handle it with grace.