Renting Hanbok in Seoul

Hi guys!
Hanbok experience is definitely the highlight of my Korea trip. I tried a hanbok once with a tour back in 2011 and I love it! It was a studio pic tho so we only had it on for a while. Also, it was a simplified version of a hanbok. It was also without any hair piece or handbag. This time around, I wanted to get the full experience. Including walking around wearing a hanbok.

Day Trip from Seoul : Nami Island and Petite France

Hi, guys!
Before I jump in to posting itinerary, as per usual, I would like to talk more in-depth about places that I feel special; that I feel deserves its own post. I have three posts in total and first up is Nami Island and Petite France. I put these two place in one post since they are closely located to each other and you can book a day tour to visit this two place.
If you are interested in visiting Nami Island and Petite France, definitely book a day tour instead going on your own. It is quite a journey from Seoul and you'd end up feeling tired already from the commute instead of saving your energy to explore.

August Favorites

Hi, guys!
I am so sorry for posting super late but I haven't been feeling well after my trip to Korea. It took about a week for me to recover. I am feeling much better now after two acupuncture session tho! Therefore, without further ado, here are a few of my favorite things in the month of August.

5 Must Eat Korean Food in Seoul ( Restaurant Version)

Hi, guys!

I just got back home yesterday from my Seoul trip. Before I jump in to posting itinerary and outfit posts, I want to share with you 5 must eat Korean food while in Seoul. This one is a restaurant version since there will be a street food version on the next post. Let's get started!

White Crater Bandung

Hi, guys!
I am leaving for a one week vacation tomorrow to Seoul, Korea and I want to share one last post before I leave. Visited White Crater or also known to us, Kawah Putih, last week. As you can see from the pics, the places is gorgeous and it's actually my 1st time here! It's embarrassing I know.
White Crater located not in the city of Bandung itself, but in Mt. Patuha, about two hours drive from the city. To get there, the best way is to rent a car and hire a local driver. You can just rent it for a day since it is mostly a day trip. There is also Rancaupas where you can play with deers which is in the same area. About 20mins drive from White Crater. Other than that, there really isn't that much else.

Dresses for Fall

Hi, guys!
It is the last bits of summer and I want to share with you a few dresses option for fall. We all need to get our head in the game of preparing fall outfit. I am a girly girl and I don't need too much motivation to wear a dress no matter what the season (or occasion for that matter). Here I present to you, three chic dresses for fall from Design Dresses. 

Transition Your Summer Outfit to Fall

Hi, guys!

Greetings from Santorini, well, not the real Santorini but a hallway make to have the bearings of Santorini. Anyway, as the very long title indicates, I want to share you my secret weapon to transition my summer outfit to fall---the denim jacket.

The Pirates Bay Bali

Hi, guys!
I have been dealing with a family emergency these past two weeks so I just want to check in real quick and share with you a nice fun place we visited in Bali last month called The Pirates Bay Bali.
We went there on a weekday for an early lunch so the place was pretty much empty. There were probably three other groups but since the place is spacious, it still feels private.
This place is a completely outdoor area. So it will be a really bad idea to come here if it's raining. There were some construction in front of the place hence it wasn't very conducive. There's no entry fee whatsoever you just need to order like a normal restaurant. 

Little Collins Bandung Review

Hi, guys!
Weekend means eating out, am I rite? Well if you happen to be in Bandung, I would recommend Little Collins located at Jalan Sumatera (next to Sushi Tei). We went there last Saturday for a lunch date and the place was empty. To be fair we got there around 11AM and by the time we leave (around 12.30) the place started filling up.

Opened in early May this year, Little Collins introduced itself as a first of its kind which is a Kitchen & Tropical Bar. And indeed, I did feel transported into one of a hip cafe in Bali. Even the songs played were just like the ones you'd hear in Bali. 

July Favorites

Hi, guys!
I feel like I just wrote June Favourites post and now here I am sitting and typing for July's. I do feel like time flew by. We are halfway through 2018! And pretty soon it'll be Halloween, and then Thanksgiving, and Christmas, and 2019 is right around the corner.
But anyway, July has been uneventful. I mean, Bali was fun but nothing really happened so my favorites this month is not that much. Without further ado, here are a few of my favourite things this July.

Gucci GG Marmont Matelasse Shoulder Bag in Small Review

Hi, guys!
Honestly, I didn't have any intention to do a review when I purchased my bag since there are tons of great reviews out there but 90% of those great reviews are in video form so I thought I make a written one since videos sometimes hard to understand for people who doesn't speak English as their mother tongue. Also, anyone can just copy this whole post and have google translate it to any language they understand. So with that in thought, here we go.

Hair Talk

Hi, guys!
It's been a while since I did a sponsored post so I do hope you don't mind :)
Anyway, these two photos are taken only a few days apart. The left is in Melbourne and the right is in Sydney. Notice any difference?
'The hair, obviously', you'd say sarcastically.
But really, I do love a good hair extension. It's the easiest way to give your look a little "oomph" in a matter of minutes. I dyed my hair a few shades lighter so my extension doesn't really work anymore (sad face) but I am considering to turned back to my old hair color for the sake of wearing this extension again. LOL. My priorities are weird, I know. I also, getting kinda tired going back and forth to the salon every 3-4 months. 
So if you/re in the market of hair extensions, click the Read More button.

Jogjakarta Two Days Itinerary

Hi, guys!
I can't believe it's been two weeks since my trip to Jogjakarta and I have no excuse for putting this off except for the fact that I am indeed lazy. I spent way too much of my free time on my phone and on my TV. 
I went to Jogjakarta a few times already. Once when I was a kid with my family, once when I was in high school with the school, once with my sis and a friend, and this time, I went with my husband. The last time I went to Jogjakarta was in 2013, and boy o boy, this city has changed. For the better, I know, but it's no longer as authentic as it was. I can see skyscraper hotels creeping in and more and more malls are being built. While I'm all about progress, it's just always a bittersweet feeling when You say goodbye to anything. But anyway, here is a recap of our two days in the historic city of Jogjakarta.

Resoinangun Garden Jogjakarta

Hi, guys!
I thought I'd kickstart my Jogjakarta posts with this picturesque postcard worthy flower field; Resoinangun Garden. This garden is not located in the city of Jogjakarta itself but a little bit out of town; Bantul. The garden is about 30 to 40 minutes from my hotel (Greenhost Boutique Hotel) via car which we rented. Car rental was 300 thousand rupiah/day. 

Summer Amongst Sunflowers

Hi, guys!
Apologies for the lame title, if you follow me on my instagram, you are well aware that I am indeed having a cough and a cold so my drugged up brain can only come up with that title.
But anyway, I am most grateful that this sunflower field is located in a mall rooftop near to my house so I can visit it whenever I want to. Confession, I visited the garden once before we took this pic just to see if its quiet enough for me to shoot a video. And thank goodness, the garden is rather empty. I am sometimes (well,most of the time) over prepared.

June Favorites

Hi, guys!

Apologies for the lack of posts; like I said, I have been focusing on my youtube channel lately and all my free time is spent on creating new videos. But obviously I could not miss my monthly favorites post, so without further ado, here are a few of my favorite things this June month.

The Belt Bag Debate

Fanny pack, belt bag, whatever you call it, you know this old retro style bag is coming back. We first saw them running around about a year ago exclusively on the biggest most stylish bloggers but now even mere mortals like us starts buying this type of bag. 
Now I do confess, it's one of the trend that I wasn't sure going to be picked up. I mean, matching suits are great and all, but it's not that wearable for us normal people who likes to be casual and comfortable. However, this belt bag, due to its casual and yet now-renounced-as-stylish quality, is being picked up and mass produced by stores like Zara and Forever21, they are coming up with this style of bag.
If you're thinking about buying it, you might want to read the entire post first before you click that add to cart button.

May Favourites

Hi, guys!
I am finally feeling better; after a week of coughing and sneezing, I truly feel like 100% today. Hence, without further ado, here are a few things that I have been loving in the month of May.

Sea Como Sea at Black Bird Hotel Bandung

Hi, guys!
It has been a good while since I posted a cafe/restaurant review. Ever since the house is finished, my husband and I have really become a home-body and ordered in A LOT. But I thought we shouldn't be too much of a hermit so we decided to try out a new place near our house. 
Sea Como Sea is located at Black Bird Hotel (across Maja House) and we went there on a Sunday afternoon. We had our lunch so we just want to grab some desert. The place was packed considering the space is small. You might be able to bring a maximum of 10person but nothing more unless you'd want to split tables. (Below pics looks empty because we sat for a a good amount of time until people were leaving. LOL)

Peranakan Houses at Joo Chiat Road Singapore

Hi, guys!
This post is going to be short and sweet mostly because there isn't that much to talked about here. On the last full day of our trip, we took a stroll to the past around Joo Chiat Road surrounded by peranakan houses.

National Gallery Singapore

Hi, guys!
Before I jump in to post about our itinerary for our last trip in Singapore and Malacca, I want to talk about in-depth on places that I feel special enough for its own post. This particular place is special for so many reasons. One being that I saw a bunch of paintings from Indonesian artists. The other reason being it has gorgeous art-deco vintage decor. Anyway, without further ado, here is National Gallery Singapore.

Five Fashion Lessons I Got from My Mom

Hi, guys!
Mother's Day is just around the corner and I've seen this kind of post before (Pinterest, I think?) but it's always a fun one to read so I thought I'd do it too! 
My mom is a very fashion-conscious woman, she has always been, but when I was a kid, I didn't think much about it. Only when I'm in uni and started to get really into fashion that I realized how stylish my mom is. She loves shopping and I know I got my shopping habit from her. But what I love about her is that she always manages to take current trends in a way that is hers and nothing that screams "trying to hard". She always looks put-together and proper. Hence, without further ado, here are five fashion lessons I got from my mom.

My 8th Blog Anniversary : Now and Then

Tomorrow marks the eight year since I first clicked that Post button and boy oh boy it has been a journey. I started this blog with my sister eight years ago when we were still in uni and I'm happy to report that we are still the best-est friend. Though we parted ways in blogsphere, we are still very much in each other' life these days. 

But anyway, ever since I past my five years mark, I've always wanted to go the full ten years. It sounds weird but it's kinda my obsession. I seriously want to see and compare how my style and writing has evolved in the course of ten years. 

April Favourites

Hi, guys!
I was actually struggling to remember what items I have been loving in the fourth month of 2018. The only thing I can remember is the book and the card holder. But, after a moment of silent and recollection I do remember a few! So without further ado here is my list of April Favourites.

24 Hours in Malacca

Hi, guys!
I went to Malacca via bus from Singapore. It was actually really comfy & convenient. You do need to bring your luggage with you upon entering Malaysia so they can x-ray your stuff. We were lucky that the immigration was rather empty since we took the 8.40 AM bus. We arrived around 1PM, checked in to our hotel and mostly just mall hopping and souvenir shopping since it was raining. The next day, however, we took the most of it to be all touristy! So here it is our (almost) 24 Hours in Malacca.

The Huskitory Malacca

Hi, guys!
I went to a huskitory while I was in Malacca. And I chose this place over St.Paul's ruin. Mostly because I read you need to hike to get to St. Paul's so I was like . . . let's just find something a little less outdoorsy. And voila, we found this place!
As you've probably guessed it, it's a place for husky dogs. The owner, who is also a husky breeder, claimed that he felt sad for people who loves husky dogs but can't afford one or not in a position to be a pet owner (rarely home, travel a lot, already has 5 dogs,etc.), couldn't play with them. So he decided to create a place where anyone can enjoy playtime with husky dogs. 

Singapore' National Orchid Garden

Hi, guys!
I do apologise for the sudden silence. I went to Singapore and Malaysia last week for 7 nights and when I got home, I was in no mood to blog. To say the past two weeks have been trying would be an understatement, but I'm forever grateful I have God on my side.

Anyway, despite the forlorn intro, I had a good time during my travel and one of my favourite spot I visited is National Orchid Garden located within Singapore Botanic Garden. I've been to Singapore Botanic Garden (SBG) three times but I have never been to its orchid garden since its located so far away from the entrance. And well, my mom is not the biggest fans of outdoor anything. But this year I was finally able to visit this pretty garden! I'm not an orchid lover, but I do think that they are beautiful and mesmerising with its big petals. Plus, I heard so many good things about this garden. You know, Singapore, you did good with your greenery.

March Favourites

Hi, guys!
Can you believe it's April already? I feel like it was just Valentine's Day a week ago. LOL. I sure did some shopping altho not much that made it to my favourites. But anyway, here are a few things that I have been loving in the month of March.

5 Easter Outfit Ideas

Hi, guys!
I apologize for lack of posts last week. I have been taking outfit photos but most of those are dedicated for this post :)
Easter weekend or as us Christian like to call, Passover Day is right around the corner. Here I created five looks that I thought will be perfect for a relaxing religious weekend. It is after all, the death and resurrection of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. Since I have church service is mind, most of them are modest with sleeves and a little bit of knee shown. But I have always been more comfortable with modest fashion. I have no sexy bone in me. Anyway, modest doesn't have to mean frumpy. It can very well be stylish!

Healthy Mommy Healthy Baby

Hi, guys!
Let's just get that out of the way first. LOL. Pic above is a maternity photoshoot I did for a friend last year. My client was really happy with the result and I thought I'd share it here as well. It's her second child and she didn't do any maternity shoot with the first kid so she wanted something to remember her pregnancy by; but, she doesn't want to spend tons of money either. I volunteer to do everything that I could so she could save money. Of course being the client is a dear friend of mine, I was willing to go the extra mile. From hair, make up, and even styling, I did it all. The lace robe is from my wedding and the black dress was just something I had in my closet. The mommy-to-be didn't have a plain black dress.

New House' Sneakpeek

Hi, guys!
I mentioned it briefly in a post last December that I'm moving out of my apartment to our new home and it is coming together but it's not quite ready yet. I still have a few things that I want to buy to make the house fully furnished and maybe . . .  eventually  . . . I will do like a home reveal or a home tour or something. But in the meantime, these few sneak peeks would have to do. 

Pic above is the living room which I dare say it's pretty much done. Oh wait, I do want to buy a side table to put in front of the standing lamp. Kinda like a charging station. We keep putting our phones on the sofa arm. Which remind me, I need to buy two more pillows so it's more cozy. My favourite part about our living room, right after those deer paintings, is definitely the sofa! My dad actually bought the sofa as a housewarming gift and we couldn't be more thankful since they can be a bit pricey.

8 Make Up Items I Stock Up Throughout The Year

Hi, guys!
I don't really do that much make up on a weekday basis. I do a full face make up on weekend but weekdays are pretty basic. But even on those weekdays there are just some items that I seem to gravitate to and use well . . . almost everyday. Safe to say, I always stock up on these items, since as millennials say these days, they are my "ride or die" make up items. I also listed an alternative-more -budget-friendly option that I happen to love as well.

5 Days London Itinerary

Hi, guys!
I have to admit, I struggled trying to compose this post. I honestly don't remember that much about the last 5 days we spent in London. But . . . thanks to photos, I did remember a few things. So here are what we did, where we went, and most importantly, what we ate in London from Nov 9 to Nov 13.

Harry Potter Studio Tour London

Great Hall. Complete with food props!
Hi, guys!
Get comfy and get yourself some snacks cause this post is long. 
We went to Warner Bros Studio Tour : The Making of Harry Potter on a Thursday, Nov 9th 2017. Hence why there are pumpkins above my head. We purchased the ticket (41 pound/person) about a month and a half in advance and we managed to get the slot that we wanted which is the 10AM tour. It is the first tour of the day so there won't be too many people. Do noticed you can't purchased the ticket on the spot. Once you get to the gate, they will check your booking and then you print your ticket outside the studio.

The studio itself located not in London but in Leavesden, which is about an hour drive with our uber. You can also use the tube of course, but it takes about one hour and a half with a few train changes. We didn't want to be late since lateness might denied entry so we took an uber instead. I think it cost around 60 pounds from where we stayed (Kensington area). We arrived around 9.15 so we had plenty of time to print our ticket and then at 9.30 they opened the door and in we go to line up. 

Sore Today Strong Tomorrow

Hi, guys!

One of my concern (not a resolution tho) this year is to start doing some strength training and less cardio. I have been a fan of cardio just because it's a fun way to sweat. Zumba and dance classes are really where I thrive. But I want to step out of my comfort zone and add strength session. I usually just open my Youtube, and search 45 mins workout with weights. Whether you half-assign or not, you will get sore, but as my t-shirt says; Sore Today, Strong Tomorrow. Anyway, to stick to my weight session, I deliberately got myself a pair of dumbbell and a fitness mat to top it off.

February Favourites

Hi, guys!
I know you probably tired of hearing this, but I don't have that many stuff this month. But hey, at least I post on time! If you read my previous post, it has been a pretty busy month for me so I haven't really bought anything new. The eyeshadow palette, liquid lipstick, and the book were all pre-ordered stuff from January. While the nail polish I had for about a few months. But without further ado, here are a few things that I have been loving in the month of February.

Year of Earth Dog + Life Update

Happy Lunar New Year to those who celebrate it!
Year of Earth Dog for this Snake right here seems to be a good one. Although I'm not one to believe in horoscopes either it be the normal zodiac or Chinese zodiacs, it does cheer me up to read about nice things 2018 has in store for me.

It feels weird this year since I'm on the other end of the equation. Instead of receiving hong baos (red envelopes with money in it), last weekend I was busy giving away hong baos. And of course I'm grateful that my husband and I are in a position to give money but it still stings, not gonna lie. Especially since we are on a finishing stage of our new home, money is tight these days. But I'm not going to dive into that sensitive topic. 

ColourPop She Palette Review

Happy Valentine, guys!
Or Galentine, if you're still single, which is totally cool. I actually loved being single. It has so many perks such as you have all this free time to do anything, to wear anything, to eat anything as you please without your significant other blurted out comments that most often than not, bruised your ego. But you know, being married is super fun too. It's like slumber party every night. All in all, just be grateful for what you have.
Anyway, that is a very long introduction. I'm here to talk about ColourPop She Palette from Fem Rosa Collection; which is a collaboration with Karrueche  (American actress & model). I know I'm late to the game since this palette was launched last July but these shades are so perfect for Valentine that I couldn't resist to pick up one last January.

Strolling Around Notting Hill & Tea Time at Sketch

Hi, guys!
I am still coughing and sniffing, my acupuncturist suggest 3 days bed rest so I'll be ready for the upcoming Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year. Which I will do while blogging on the bed obviously. But anyway, these set of photos are my second favourites right after my Dean's Village and Circus Lane photos. 

2 Days Edinburgh Itinerary

Hi, guys! 
I have been having cold and cough in the past two days but I'm feeling better now which is why I forced my drugged ass brain to type this post because if I don't, we might never see the end of my UK Trip posts. LOL. So here are our itinerary for 2 days stay in Edinburgh.

January Favourites

Hi, guys!
I don't have that many favourites stuff this month but I did found some new items that I love and worn throughout the first month of 2018. So here it is, without further ado, a few of my favourite things in the month of January.

I Got My Rock, Now I Need My Flock

MillyBridal Bridesmaid Dresses

Hi, guys!
I think it goes without saying that good friends make the world goes round. You can always use an extra pair of hand (or three extra hands in my case) to help you on the biggest day of your life. Like the title say, I got my rock, now I need my flock, a.k.a my bridesmaids. Three of my bridesmaids are all from my church. We were in the same ministry for a couple of years and after spending almost every Saturday together, it feels natural to ask them to be my bridesmaids.

Picturesque Edinburgh : Dean Village & Circus Lane

Hi, guys!
Honestly, Edinburgh charmed its way right into my heart and I was going to post this on a two separate articles but decided not too considering if I do that, we might never finish with my UK Trip blog. So here is in one post of the two most beautiful picturesque postcard worthy places in Edinburgh. 

Stay Focused and Extra Sparkly

Hi, guys!
If you know me in real life, I never leave the house without : (1) My phone, wallet, & keys (2) My watch (3) A touch of sparkle. Either it be an earring or a necklace, and of course, my wedding ring. I always love jewellery, fake or real, I love them all. I own a ton of zircon based jewellery and I wore those the most since it feels a lot safer not to leave the house worthing over a thousand dollar.

I actually started an online jewellery stores where I sell affordable necklaces, earrings, and bracelets around 3 years ago. It only lasted for 2 years because I couldn't find a decent wholesale jewellery seller. It was just so difficult getting good stuff with a cheap price. The last one year, I actually sell with really really low profit margin and then I decided the money just wasn't worth all this effort. I mean, you need to buy the item, make sure all of them are in good complete condition, and then you need to photograph them, and then you need to market them. Not to mention all those wrapping and  running back and for to the shipping company. It was just taking so much of my time but not enough money.

I truly wish I have found Easewholesale sooner. If you're thinking about selling jewellery at affordable prices, do not hesitate to visit their website. They sell wholesale necklaces and pendants, fashion necklaces from China with such a cheap price. Although I can't say the quality of their product, since I haven't bought anything from them, based on the pictures, they look decent enough to be worn by me. And I have a pretty high standard. I would tho steer away from anything with too many zircons which could borderline tacky. Here are a few that I like.

My favourite is number 2 since the design is not something I usually see. But I would wear all three in a heartbeat. Here are direct links to all three Number 1, Number 2, and Number 3

Edinburgh Castle Visit

Hi, guys!
FINALLY reaching the Edinburgh posts. Okay, I still have about 4 to 5 posts before I finished with my UK Trip posts, but . . . we are getting there. Opening the Edinburgh series with its most famous landmark obviously, Edinburgh Castle. The pic above is its gloriousness captured at sunset from Princes Street Garden.
The fortress itself looks as though it has been carved from the very stone upon which it sits. It is powerful yet elegant, lavish yet wholly inviting to anyone fortunate enough to find themselves standing at the castle gate. These are the doors and walls and windows that have seen kings and queens, saints and sinners, voyagers from all corners of the world. And now . . . little ole me.

Belle of The Wedding Ball

Hi, guys!
In case you missed it, since I only mentioned it briefly, I got married in June 2017. Despite the fact that we planned it with almost a year before, it was still a stressful time. I lost count how many times my then-fiancee and I had arguments. The only thing we didn't fight about, is my wedding dress. I'm not one of those girl who you know, had her whole wedding planned out in some kind of a scrapbook. To be honest, I wasn't sure if I ever going to get married. But anyway, for my wedding, I always want to wear a ball gown wedding dress.

2 Days Liverpool Itinerary

Hi, guys!
After Manchester, we took another 2 hours train ride to Liverpool. I must say, I like Liverpool better than Manchester. It feels like a more hip city with more things to see. Maybe because it's the city where The Beatles originated. The weather was colder than Manchester too, with a lot of wind, which my husband love, and I loathe. 

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