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  • Posted On: June 23rd 2018 at 9:57 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Makeup, New stuff, Personal life, Shopping, Skin care

    Yay for discounts! Innisfree is having 15% discount for its Premium members and 10% discount for its Welcome (New) members. I went to the store and planning to get just 1 face mask. I ended up getting the Innisfree Jeju Lava Seawater boosting ampoule, the Smart Drawing blusher and my new found favourite mineral setting powder.

    Haha. I should stop buying Innisfree products since I am going to Seoul this year. I can just get them in bulk and tax-free when I go shopping in Seoul. Laneige, Innisfree and Sulwhasoo, here I come!


    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: October 22nd 2017 at 6:03 pm | 2 Comments
    Categories: New stuff, Shopping

    Hoho. I am wearing my 8cm heels that I bought from GMarket some time back. Well, I certainly feel very tall from wearing it but I doubt I will wear it on a daily basis. Just imagine the harm my poor feet will be put through walking about with a 8cm heels everywhere?!

    It is a nice looking heels and I will probably wear it daily if it is not that high…

    Speaking of shoes, I took out my Timberland boots that I bought long time ago. It has turned mouldy now. :sad: Sigh, so now I am going to the Timberland shop to see if they have any shoe maintenance kit that can help me reduce the looks of the polka dots design due to the mould. Sigh, I really should be wearing it more frequently… It is the rainy season now so I foresee myself wearing it more frequently these few months…


    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