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  • 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 5th 2017 at 4:51 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Food, Friendship, Korean related, Overseas, Personal life, Pictures, Shopping, Travel, With my NEX

    Speaking of food, I really like the porridge found in Korea. I actually missed those porridge after I came back to Singapore (and I am not a porridge person, other than having my favourite scallop AONE porridge).

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/163005173368/bonjuk-porridge-during-winter-season-in-korea-if

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/163018760318/abalone-porridge-abaloneporridge-porridge

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/163005173368/bonjuk-porridge-during-winter-season-in-korea-if

    I also love the ginseng chicken soup in Korea. Seriously, it is a must-have food during winter and I am thinking of going back to Korea in winter for the ginseng chicken soup…

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/162785350653/abalone-ginseng-chicken-soup-i-wish-i-can-eat-it

    I am glad that I tried Yoogane in Korea too. It’s so much cheaper in Korea. We paid less than S$10 per person for this chicken kimchi fried rice.

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/163368038898/yoogane-is-so-much-cheaper-in-seoul-than

    We also had stir fried chicken at Sinsa-dong. Well, the food at Sinsa-dong isn’t cheap and this is one of the cheaper ones we found. :smile: It’s really tasty too!

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/163861174403/korean-style-stir-fried-chicken-food

    I am glad that Rui Yun decided to go and try Baskin Robbins because I think that was my first and only time to eat Baskin Robbins. It’s not that it’s bad but it’s just that I don’t think I can find such interesting flavours in Singapore. Sadly, I forgot what flavours that I ordered but I remembered how much I love those flavours…

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/163250460143/hello-kitty-loves-ice-cream-sadly-i-forgot-what

    We went to Myeongdong to shop and saw this lovely scenery too. Winter scenery in Seoul is really nice. Oh did I say that winter street food in Myeongdong is one of the best in Seoul? Haha. :grin:

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/163250484938/scenery-that-can-only-be-found-in-winter-time

    We went to Sinsa to visit the LINE store near that area for shopping and cafehopping. Then I spotted this slope. Whoa, the horrors of climbing slopes in San Francisco flowed towards me immediately. Luckily we didn’t need to climb that slope…

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/163313768248/that-slope-reminded-me-of-san-francisco-but-it-is

    And some of the other photos I took at Sinsa…

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/142409848983/its-skin-used-to-be-my-favourite-skin-care-brand

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/142516542753/i-should-have-bought-that-pink-s-hat-at-hats-on

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/163861118868/hello-kitty-goes-to-leessang-restaurant-while

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/163861144388/the-kind-of-library-that-i-would-love-to-go-to

    Here are some of the photos I took at LINE store at Sinsa too. :smile:

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/163861016288/hello-kitty-goes-to-line-store-hellokitty

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/163861060138/brown-icecream-icecream-food-brown

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/163861054778/cute-macarons-macarons-food-photography

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/143895567773/adorable-line-characters-cups-cups-adorable

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/143895457238/maybe-i-should-have-bought-these-back

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/143272441843/line-cafe-linefriends-line-cute-linestore

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/143272351788/line-store-ceiling-linefriends-line-cute

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/143167472233/line-store-and-cafe-linefriends-line-cute

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/143167401178/moon-and-cony-moon-cony-rabbit-linefriends

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/143167321633/james-and-leonard-ironically-2-of-my-somewhat

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/143064290318/pose-for-the-camera-moon-linefriends-line

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/143064189668/the-return-of-brown-brown-linefriends-line

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/142904318343/line-character-stickers-linestickers-brown

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/142904260383/so-much-line-characters-stuff-that-is-unhealthy

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/142685584903/such-a-cute-fire-hyrant-sign-firehydrant-brown

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/142633367288/sometimes-i-wish-i-brought-my-macro-lens-for

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/142633178118/line-rangers-in-action-brown-cony-linerangers

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/142633126818/brown-cony-and-sally-brown-cony-sally

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/142516757068/i-almost-wanted-to-buy-one-of-these-helium-balloon

    We also went to Garosugil (the famous cafehopping place) as it is near the LINE store at Sinsa. I wanted to go there for my last 2 trips to Korea but didn’t managed to. Glad that I managed to do so on my third trip!

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/163861270408/hello-kitty-goes-window-shopping-at-mcm


    Posted On: July 27th 2017 at 9:41 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Personal life, Shopping, Technology, Wants

    I went to order a pair of Gentle Monster sunglasses from Gentle Monster online shop in  the end. Well, yolo (you only live once) attitude? But bleh, I do need to save money. I am also thinking of getting Microsoft Surface Pro 4 since my Windows laptop refused to boot up and work properly the last time I used it. Hopefully it will recovered soon. I had backup my files so it is not too much damage done if it suddenly died. But I still prefer a Windows OS since my main storage is already on the hard disk formatted for Windows OS (I forgot the actual name of the storage though). Guess that is going to be the advantage Surface Pro 4 has over Macbook Air or Macbook.

    Luckily for me, I can still take advantage of student discount so it isn’t too bad.


    Posted On: July 23rd 2017 at 2:01 pm | 1 Comment
    Categories: Personal life, Shopping, Wants

    This is my first weekend after coming back from Japan whereby I am not sick. Hehe. Being sick for a month sucks and it makes me value my health even more. After all, no amount of money can let you have good health. Only what you eat, what you exercise and how strong your antibodies/white blood cells/platelets can ensure good health.

    Which is also why I am a bit paranoid in terms of eye protection and is seriously considering Crizal Xperio lenses – the one that claimed to have the maximum sun protection for your eyes. However, I am also thinking of chabging to a new sunglasses frames, probably one that is branded and much nicer. Sadly, I will have to pay for my own frames since I kind of used up the money for my spectacles for this year (company benefit).

    I am thinking of getting Gentle Monster frames but those are quite expensive. Was thinking of buying them online since SGD to USD rates are lower these days. But oh well, not sure if that is a wise choice since I don’t actually get to try them on. Hmm…


    Posted On: June 6th 2017 at 7:56 pm | 5 Comments
    Categories: New stuff, Shopping

    Hoho. I finally bought a GoPro Hero 5 Black for myself. Well, I got S$400 vouchers when I redeemed my Applause points (points systems for my company) and top up S$240 to buy it from Best Denki. :smile: Hehe.

    I actually have been thinking of getting it when Hero 4 Silver is still around but it is simply too expensive to get it and I am not willing to spend that kind of money.

    Well, a major motivation factor in getting Hero 5 as compared to getting a new camera body (I was thinking of Sony A6300 or Canon Selphy photo printer) is because I will be going on a road trip with my friends in Japan from this weekend. Hehe, it will be good to put the GoPro into good use by then. Can’t wait to use GoPro for what it is designed for then!