Categories: Overseas, Personal life, Rants, Travel
I’m finally on my return flights back home! Well, I have to take 2 flights home since I am flying back from San Francisco. I am so done with flying for the year. I think I took the most number of flights in this year as compared to other years. By the end of this trip, I would have taken 11 flights. Now I am on my 10th flight for this year. Well, I had my personal trip in Seoul back in May 2023. Then a business trip in October 2023 in Seoul followed by another business trip and personal trips in November and December 2023.
I also spent the most money this year as well. 2024 will be a year of major change in my life – hopefully positive changes.
Categories: Overseas, Personal life, Travel
I didn’t blog when I flew from PHX to LAX but I am blogging now while flying from LAX to SFO. Technically this is supposed to be part 4 of my flight series…
I don’t think I will be going back to LA if I ever get another chance to fly to US. I will probably go to New York the next time – hopefully next year? I might have to transit in Europe/Dubai if I were to fly directly from New York to go back to Singapore.
I will need to start saving money for it though since New York is more expensive. Well, let’s see if there is an opportunity for me to fly to US again. Quite tiring tor fly long distance but I think I am getting used to flying to US. I know what I need to do for my flights. I now know a standard flight routine which I am quite comfortable with it. That’s after having 9 flights in 6 weeks this time round. That’s an average of 1.5 flights every week. Lol. Visiting 6 different airports in 6 weeks – an average of 1 unique airport per week. I’m definitely spending quite a bit of money these days. Lol.
Categories: Overseas, Personal life, Rants, Travel, Work
Moving on to the next flight across the Pacific Ocean, I did manage to sleep a bit – maybe less than 2 hrs? I’m glad that I brought my CISSP practice test papers digitally too. It’s kind of a better use of time to study instead of watching shows, I guess? Well, I failed my previous CISSP exam and have to retake it. I really should study harder and spend much more time for it in my second attempt. Each exam attempt is not cheap… Well, things I have to do to stay employable lololol.
There were more turbulence in my second flight and it is making my stomach feeling a bit weird. Argh, it is still quite a long way to go.
I started watching Divorce Lawyer Shin on Netflix as well.
Categories: Korean related, Overseas, Personal life, Rants, Work
It’s a long, long journey to US from Singapore. I’m still on my first out of the 3 flights that I have to take. Well, I don’t like the long flight journey but I am ok to be in US. Well, I always go US for work so it’s kind of a “no choice but to fly there” kind of thing. It is also a privilege since most people don’t fly for work or even go to US for work. In my last 10 years of work, I have gone to US 4 times, China 1 time and South Korea 1 time. It’s definitely a privilege and blessing that I am happy to have no matter how much I may have complained about the flights.
I started watching 20 Century Girl korean movie on Netflix.
I’m quite bored on plane and I hope I can sleep more for my next flight across the Pacific Ocean…
Categories: Food, Overseas, Personal life, Pictures, With my LX10
I went to Seoul last week for a business conference. It is my second conference that is overseas. My first conference was in Beijing back in 2019? This is my second conference in 2023! Whee!
The best part? It is in my favourite country/city – Seoul. Of course I made sure I had my favourite food and drinks along with the regular shopping and exploring new places. This time I didn’t dare to shop much as I am trying to make sure that I don’t overspend and ended up using money that I shouldn’t be using for holidays. Well, Sakura has grown up now hahaha.
And yes, I gained weight after the trip. So much for losing weight earlier and now I am gaining some weight back. Sigh, and I got no time to exercise before my US trip. Bleh. I just have to do all my exercising/hiking in US to lose the weight.
I manage to explore new places and took lots of photos. I was sorting them out earlier and decided to post them on my thetreblestory instagram. Well, I haven’t been posting photos on it since Dec 2019 and now it has been revived by my Seoul trip. Haha. 🙂
As usual, the purpose of posting on Instagram is really just to let me repost here on my blog. I will share more about each photo here.
I took the video when I was on the long train ride (1.5hrs) from Incheon airport to my hotel.
There’s Artbox at COEX Mall which is near where I am staying for the trip. Then I discovered there are so many penguin keychains in the shop. Very, very tempted to buy them all or maybe just 1. Haha, but I didn’t buy any of them. #SaveMoney hahaha.
I’m tempted to get the heart crackers when I saw it. However, I didn’t get it. It does look very loving though. It’s unfortunate my heart was broken a few months back so I am kind of avoiding love or heart related items for a while.
I went to my Hermes home store for Seoul but didn’t manage to meet my SA. I did get something very small though. Saw these view while walking to the store. It’s my third trip to Seoul during autumn season so it is slowly becoming one of my favourite seasons. 🙂
So many bouquets! I used to get bouquets from my ex-boyfriend. I remembered the first one was the best then it started going downhill ever since lol! I never received something like a bouquet basket like these before and would love to have something similar in future. Maybe I will get that for myself in future. Hehe.
I went to Seokchon Lake Park on my last day of the trip. I’m so glad I went because it is quite calming and nice. Most of the trees are cherry blossom trees so it is nice to have a stroll and see them in autumn too.
Spotted Pororo in the park too!
One of my favourite photos in the park.
I saw a lady taking photos of the photos and I got reminded of how I love to take photos of flowers in the past. So I captured this shot. Not sure when I stopped taking photos of flowers… Maybe it reminded of my past dates. I’m going to be strong and get back to my old self. Maybe even at a higher level too. 🙂 Actually I have achieved so much in the last few months which I think I am already at a higher level than prior to my last relationship. I never thought of how well I bounced back.
Thank you God for blessing me to meet the right people who helped me secure some stuff which I wanted.
I went to Tamburins hoping to get my favourite Berga Sandal hand cream. In the end, I didn’t get it but I got the fragrance. Haha. I also got myself the No 7 hand and body cream as well as its hand cream. Tamburins is quickly becoming my favourite brand for hand cream. Haha.
I went to Hermes cafe after forgetting to go there in my last trip. Well, I was shopping at the store but forgot to have high tea at the store. I’m glad that they have dinner options which are not ridiculously expensive. So I had my dinner there before rushing to run my shopping errands. I had the mushroom risotto which is like flooded with mushrooms and abalone. The price is pretty worth it to be honest for the amount of mushrooms and even abalone in it. I think it was like 35,000 won for the risotto. Well, almost all the food in Seoul is cheaper in Singapore. That’s how ridiculously expensive Singapore fine dining food has become. Lol.