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  • Posted On: July 6th 2019 at 8:59 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Insights, Korean related, Personal life, Reviews, Shopping, Skin care

    I think I am going to blog about my skin care regime once a year. It is quite interesting how I have upgraded my skin care over the years too and how I have came back to the same kind of products – like how I started using Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum in 2014 and paused for a while before returning to it in late 2018/2019. Also how long I have been using Laneige White Dew Ampoule Essence (previously known as Laneige White Plus Renew Original Essence) since 2014 and still using now. Oh, and not to forget my Clarins sunscreen which is my all-time favourite. I will use it when I get it at a discount.

    I probably wouldn’t realised until I look at my old blog posts. :smile: I have italics those that I have been using for a long time and will continue to use it.

    I have blog about it in my previous posts before:

    So here it goes…

    Day care

    1. Cleanser (I’m currently using Fancl Washing Powder)
    2. Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX
    3. Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing eye cream
    4. Innisfree Green Tea Serum or Laneige Water Bank Hydro Essence
    5. Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream
    6. Roche Posay UVIDEA XL Aqua Fresh Gel SPF50 (I only bought one bottle and not going to buy now) or Clarins UV Plus Sunscreen (White version)
    7. Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion EX or Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion or NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Cushion Foundation (I don’t recommend this though. Not something that I will buy again.)
    8. Orbis Sunscreen Powder or Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral Powder Sunscreen

    Night care

    1. Makeup remover
    2. Cleanser (I’m currently using Fancl Washing Powder)
    3. Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum EX
    4. Any masks that I happened to buy (which is a huge range so I’m not going to list them here)
    5. Muji Light Toning Water High Moisture
    6. Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing eye cream
    7. Laneige White Dew Ampoule Essence
    8. Innisfree Green Tea Serum or Laneige Water Bank Hydro Essence

    Damage*: S$1072

    *I’m following the prices I found online and not the ones that I actually paid for. I always do my due diligence when it comes to buying the products and where+when to buy them. So what I paid for might be significantly lesser…I also excluded the prices of my face masks since I have been using samples now and sometimes some face masks from Innisfree.

    Seems like my damage to my wallet has increased over the years. Well, my Sulwhasoo products aren’t cheap so oh well… Most of my skin care products are stuff that I have been using for a long time too…


    Posted On: November 9th 2018 at 5:00 pm | 2 Comments
    Categories: Korean related, Overseas, Rants

    Yay! I’m back in Singapore now. Well, technically at the point of starting to type this blog post, I am still on plane… about 25 mins to landing in Singapore.

    I took Korean Air to Seoul this time round and gosh, I won’t make the same mistake again. Firstly, Korean Air got 3 out of 4 wheels damaged (the rubber part of the wheels) fall off. I realised it is significantly harder to drag the luggage around. But with all the stress from travelling and exploring the city alone (because my travel buddy wants to split up on our first few days), I only realised my 4th wheel has cracked. The rubber part looks like it is about to fall off as well. :cry: That was when I realised my luggage is badly damaged.

    I was trying to find out how I can make a claim while trying to find out what replacement luggage I can get given that I have to change the hotel in 2 days.

    In the end, I got myself a new Travel Mate luggage. Well, some brand that is unknown to me until I started googling on where I can buy affordable luggage in Seoul. I got it the day before I changed hotel and gosh, it was a right choice because I have to push it around in order to change hotel. It makes pushing luggage so much easier now. The downside? It’s expensive to get a new luggage in a foreign land, especially when TANGS Singapore is running a promotion on American Tourister luggages for approximately S$150. :sad:

    With the help of the reception at my current hotel, I managed to call Korean Air and got the damaged baggage claim form. They got back to me and said will replace a new luggage for me (ah! If you only I found out earlier!)… Sadly, I already got a new luggage and requested for cash reimbursement instead. In the end, they said since I do not have the original copy of the receipt of my luggage (okay, now I know I need to keep the receipt of my luggage when I travel), they can only allow me to claim up to KRW100,000. That’s less than 50% of the luggage but it is still better than nothing. Here’s the twist. I need to collect it from baggage claim office before 9pm and by the time I found the counter, it is 910pm. :cry: So I didn’t manage to get it in the end and was advised by the Korean Air lady to contact the email and try to get it from Singapore office. Sigh, now I wonder how long this Korean Air drama will continue. I may not be able to get my reimbursement in the end.

    The second part of the Korean Air drama is that I have to pay for additional baggage fees since they do not allow me to combine the weight limit along with my friend. The counter lady advised me to take out some stuff from the luggage so I have to last minute open my luggage to take out some stuff from my luggage and put it a check in bag which I always carry around. Oh, that is on top of another check in bag that I have. :sigh: I miss Singapore Airlines at that point of time because I will have a larger baggage limit, I can check in more than 2 bags and lastly, I can combine the baggage limit with my friend.

    The third part of the drama is when we have a delay of 1 hr and the pilots rushed through the flight and complete it within 5hrs. Most flights between Singapore and South Korea takes a minimum of 6 to 6.5 hrs. It is not safe to fly over the sea if there is an alternative to fly across land. Furthermore, we are flying across South China Sea (the disputed sea region). So my entire flight is mostly over the sea to save time. Despite a delay in boarding of 1 hr, because the pilots went for the faster but unusual route, the entire journey took 5 hrs. Luckily I landed safely and is back home safe and sound.


    Posted On: May 12th 2018 at 4:06 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Insights, Korean related, Personal life, Reviews, Shopping, Skin care

    I was at Kinokuniya and was reading the book on Korean skin care (this one) and got inspired to blog about my own skincare routine. I have blog about it in my previous posts before:

    I’m going to use the same format again. :smile: 

    Day care

    1. Cleanser (I’m currently using Fancl Washing Powder)
    2. Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing eye cream
    3. Laneige White Dew Ampoule Essence
    4. Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream
    5. Clarins UV Plus Sunscreen (I’m using the tinted version that is only found in USA)
    6. CNP Laboratory Omega Perfection Sun Block (for my neck and arms)
    7. Sulwhasoo Perfecting Cushion EX or Diorskin Forever Perfect Cushion
    8. Belif Sun Powder (optional since I don’t really use it so often)

    Night care

    1. Makeup remover
    2. Cleanser (I’m currently using Fancl Washing Powder)
    3. Any masks that I happened to buy (which is a huge range so I’m not going to list them here)
    4. Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing eye cream
    5. Muji Light Toning Water High Moisture (My all-time holy grail product!)
    6. Innisfree Green Tea Serum

    Damage*: S$656 to S$661

    *I’m following the prices I found online and not the ones that I actually paid for. I always do my due diligence when it comes to buying the products and where+when to buy them. So what I paid for might be significantly lesser…

    Seems like I should expand on my night skin care regime… 6 steps is probably not sufficient, haha. 


    Posted On: September 3rd 2017 at 7:40 pm | 5 Comments
    Categories: Korean related, Music, Videos

    I was doing my school project and reading up on the resources on OWASP site and listening music on Youtube (with my Beoplay A2 playing the music so it sounds really good) and I came across my favourite IU music again. Hehe. :smile: 

    I blogged about the same music here too!

    The old music video I posted in my previous blog post here is not working so I decided to update the blog entry with the updated video that I found.


    Posted On: August 6th 2017 at 3:51 pm | 2 Comments
    Categories: Articles, Korean related, Overseas, Personal life, Travel

    Okay, now that I have finished blogging about my Korea trip back in January 2016 (whoa, what a delay!). Here’s the list of blog posts for easy reference. :grin: 

    Seoul

    Busan