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  • 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

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    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


    Posted On: August 6th 2017 at 3:40 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Food, Friendship, Korean related, Overseas, Personal life, Pictures, Shopping, Travel, With my NEX

    Okay, this got to be the longest post for Busan. Well, cause Busan has a lot of nice food. Actually, the entire Korea has tons of nice food that I love.

    This is da bomb! It is my favourite street food in Korea so far. Not just in Busan. I didn’t managed to find it in Seoul, sadly. I even went back to BIFF Square just to have it again and again. Sadly, the stall didn’t open all the times that we went there and its location kept changing so Rui Yun and I literally have to hunt for it. :smile: You cannot go Busan without having this! :grin:

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/137250160823/my-favourite-food-at-busan-mexican-style-corn

    I’m kind of a sushi/kimbab person and yay, I finally got to eat authentic Korean kimbap one of the days when we are in Busan. :smile:

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/138217802588/our-breakfast-at-busan-gimbap-gimbap-sushi

    I didn’t know about this but Rui Yun heard about it and wanted to try. It’s chizza (KFC chicken pizza) and I don’t think it came to Singapore in the end. Glad that we had it in Busan! :happy:

    The really odd combination to mix it with hot chocolate though but hey, it’s winter time in Korea at that time and we are so cold! No way am I getting icy cold soft drinks!

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/137282871878/introducing-chizza-kfc-chicken-pizza-in-korea

    Another of my favourite street food which can be found everywhere in Korea – odeng and topokki. Seriously, try having odeng in winter time and outdoors. You will really appreciate it even though you are just having fish cake (odeng means fish cake in Korean).

    On a side note, I didn’t realised that I uploaded the same photo (with different cropping and filters).

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/138217694553/korean-street-food-yummy-odeng-and-topokki

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/137222007923/eating-street-food-at-6-degrees-celsius-is-like

    Hot chocolate from Ediya Coffee is one of my favourites hot chocolates in Korean. Actually, in Singapore/Korea too. Strangely, I don’t think I saw Ediya Coffee when I went back to Seoul… Anyway, we had it after our budae jigae lunch…

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/138396154798/hot-chocolate-at-ediya-coffee-snacks-hotdrinks

    The awesome part to travel with a friend? It is definitely to be able to share something like budae jigae! Budae jigae in Korea tasted kind of different from Singapore. :smile:

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/138396092443/budae-jigae-food-korean-koreanfood-budaejigae

    We saw this sign when we were looking for our lunch (and we ended up choosing budae jigae). Nice two meat u. What a play of words. :happy:

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/138396019163/nice-two-meat-u-wordpuns-puns-pun

    Other than my all-time favourite Paris Baguette (I love it so much that I am willing to take BART train from my office to Berkeley just to buy my breakfast for the next day because Berkeley has a Paris Baguette… Back in the days when I am working in San Francisco…).

    However, after discovering OPS Bakery, I think it has overtaken Paris Baguette in the competition to Sakura’ favourite bakeries. :smile:

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/138975962028/my-breakfast-for-the-train-ride-back-to-seoul

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/138975750923/i-dont-usually-like-bread-but-bread-from-ops

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/137876158818/mini-cakes-at-ops-bakery-quite-a-famous-bakery-in

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/138975854723/and-this-is-the-logo-for-ops-bakery-highly

    I always wanted to order Jajangmyeon when I am in Korea and despite going to Korea for the last 2 times, I never had a chance to have it. Guess what? I finally had it on my third time in Korea!

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/138849574008/jajangmyeon-food-jajangmyeon-koreanfood

    Post dinner snack at Ice Factory. I wish they come to Singapore… Now I missed them so much… :sad:

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/137877568673/this-is-what-i-bought-from-ice-factory-in-the-end

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/137877532388/i-wish-i-can-try-them-all-why-isnt-it-available

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/137877493953/ice-pops-from-ice-factory-icepops-icecream-ice

    Okay, enough of all the food photos. Let’s go around and explore the streets at Busan? Hehe. I like to visit Chinatown in various countries because that’s where you can get to see the local Chinese environment. It’s my new found hobby after coming back from San Francisco. :grin: I didn’t really go into the Chinatown at Busan though so I just took a photo when I passed by…

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/138153466473/for-some-reason-every-city-i-go-has-a-chinatown

    I forgot why I went to Nampo station but since I have a Hello Kitty posed with it, why not just upload it and share it here? Haha.

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/138153526188/hello-kitty-goes-to-explore-busan-hellokitty

    I saw some Hello Kitty mini figurines and there’s music stuff in it too. Hello Kitty + Music = Sakura will definitely buy it. :smile: Sadly, I still didn’t get the music collection after buying 2 boxes of it. :sad: Guess Lady Luck was not with me at the time of purchase…

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/138083516098/bought-2-boxes-of-this-and-was-hoping-to-get-the

    Wow, a Gentleman Guide to skincare? Korean guys really do take care of their skin…

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/138083464808/found-at-lohb-love-health-beauty-shop

    Spotted a cleansing device at Innisfree! I don’t think they bought it to Singapore in the end. Since I already have my Clarisonic Aria, I don’t find the need to get this…

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/137747848138/so-many-clarisonic-like-cleansing-system-this

    Whoa! Did I spot Daiso? I love Daiso because I can get my daily essentials at a much cheaper cost. Save my wallet from getting too slim! :happy:

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/137551908628/daiso-is-found-in-korea-too-daiso-busan


    Posted On: August 6th 2017 at 3:20 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Friendship, Korean related, Overseas, Personal life, Pictures, Travel, With my NEX

    I think we went to BIFF Square a couple of times. Actually, there’s nothing much at BIFF Square even though it is such a famous tourist spot. But they have quite a lot of street food which are like the best I ever had in the whole of South Korea so far!

    I guess you can just go there for food but don’t expect much to see there…

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/137551886463/nice-street-food-at-biff-biffsquare

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/137446339323/the-explanation-of-biff-on-the-floor

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/137446274983/purple-lettuce-on-the-streets-purple-lettuce

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/137446231468/lettuce-planted-on-the-streets-vegetables