Visiting the Noryangjin Fish Market in Seoul is a highlight of any trip to Seoul. It is easy to get overwhelmed here, especially with so many vendors hawking an array of fresh live seafood, being a foreigner, and not speaking the local language. But here’s my Noryangjin fish market guide … Continue readingmore +
When my friend suggested that we go to the hot springs together I immediately asked “When can we go?”. Situated at the northernmost part of Taipei City, Beitou is an area famous for its hot springs and I’ve heard about it before. For some reason I had this false idea that … Continue readingmore +
I came across a Xiao Long Bao (XLB aka steamed soup dumplings) making class in Taipei, so I signed up to a weekend afternoon DIY class at Dian Shui Lou 點水樓 with family and friends.more +
Not at all familiar with Seoul, I picked Gangnam Artnouveau City II – a service apartment-type accommodation in Gangnam district for my recent trip to Seoul. Getting there from Incheon Airport: Rode the airport limousine bus number 6009 from the arrival hall. The ride cost 15000 KWN and took approximately 45mins. … Continue readingmore +
My first visit ever to the continent of Australia brought me to the city of Gold Coast last month! I had never been to that part of the world before, considering it is purrty far from North America – though not quite as far from Singapore. I’ve always found it amusing … Continue readingmore +
I am in Taipei this month; was here last month and back again after briefly going home to clean my apartment and do laundry (j/k). While my trip this time has unexpectedly deviated from its original objective, as one day bleeds into the next, I am freely detaching myself from the … Continue readingmore +
I blame my recent getaway to Penang, over National Day holiday weekend, for the horrid weight gain that I’m suffering from these days. Then again, Penang is renowned for its affordable, accessible and delicious street food. Even though my appetite wasn’t so good during the time I was there, somehow … Continue readingmore +
Bangkok is a fashion-forward city known for its trendy high street fashion and bargains. I’ve been to Bangkok over a handful of times now and it is one of my favourite destinations to visit in Southeast Asia. There’s an undeniably strong stylistic energy there that I find so exciting and … Continue readingmore +
I arrived at Saigon, the ancient capital city of Southern Vietnam, welcomed by an afternoon downpour. Looking out the windows of the Merc that has been sent to pick me up from the airport, I saw motorcyclists clad in rain ponchos zipping by in this monsoon season. My ride from the airport took approximately … Continue readingmore +
I am a hopeless boutique hotel junkie! That should not come as a surprise to you since I am an artsy hipster type who’s a purveyor of chic living. Boutique hotels with carefully curated interior decor items and integrated visual branding get me totally weak in the knees. Every corner … Continue readingmore +
Recently I introduced this Neogen Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling pads to a gal pal who asked me for skincare advice. Even though she’s on board with the multi-step Korean skincare routine, she noticed that the products she’s using aren’t absorbing well into her skin. Instead, she said that there’s a lot of dirt when she touched her skin.
Even though I don’t know the specific products she’s using, I suggested introducing a peeling step into her skincare routine. I believe that by taking this extra step to remove the dead skin layer beneath prior to applying serums, it will promote better absorption of overall products into the skin.
I have so much love for the Super Volcanic Clay Mousse Mask from InnisFree. I came across this product two years ago when I was having severe breakouts around my chin and jaw. To supplement the anti-acne products I was using at the time, I specifically was looking for a mud mask of sorts to help unclog pores, absorb sebum, and act as a mild exfoliant.
Ah, clear blue skies, bright sun, the lovely outdoors. To most, it’s the encapsulation of a beautiful perfect day. But… it can also be a nightmare, especially if you’ve skipped using sunscreen. It’s so important to use sunscreen daily and here’s reviewing the collection I’ve got.