Throwback Thursday!

My stomach is growling at 2am. SO, instead of eating, I’m browsing through my old facebook photo albums and I’m forever captivated by…

Korean food!

I’m missing the foods that I had last year at this month, when I’m enjoying a carefree time in Korea!

Here are some of the food that I miss.


First up! Steamed fresh Seafood.
This is found in MyeongDong. I actually saw it on someone’s IG (stalker much?) And by a photo of the shop front and the map (screenshot), we finally found it. But, I can’t remember the name because it’s in Korean. This pot of goodness is totally worth the price. Name it all, prawns, mussels, clams, squids as well as abalones and more! I wanted to try the live squid but no one else was gamed for it except 1 of my friends. But we gave it a missed cause the portion that they are selling is too much for 2 people.

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Next, Army Stew.
This is the Eat Rest Money Out Toppokei near Insadong. Google this and you will find the location. (Or not.) It’s tuck in a alley but extremely popular and crowded. This is super upsized portion with my favorite Ramen! (And eggs!). I don’t really care much of other ingredients cause noodles are my life!

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This is Ribs with cheese dips.
We had a tough time ordering as our Korean speaking skill is at the minimum and the English speaking skill of the servers are also at the minimum. A chicken trying to communicate to a duck. This is located at Hongdae. The cheese dip is just to die for. Yum yum!

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Take a break with this exotic Pufferfish skin.

Yup we took a little risk and tried this at a certified restaurant that serves… PUFFERFISH! This is found in Busan. There were a few more dish we tried but I only like this the most. It’s a cold dish and I love the texture. Dare to try?

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Here comes my favorite Street Food.

These can be found anywhere but we patronized this ahjuma cart shop the 3 days we were in Busan. My all time favorite and I know how to make the broth for it. FISHCAKES ON STICK. It’s so delicious and if I’m alone, I can finish up to….. uncountable. The other item that I love is the fried seaweed wrap. There is glass noodle wrapped inside.

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This is a must have. Fried chicken.
The best we had is also in Busan. Just the right crispness and the hot sauce is awesome! Coming back to Singapore, nothing beats this. I can’t attempt to recreate it since I don’t like to fry food at home nor do I have the capability of cooking this. (I’m no masterchef. Just a basic feed myself cook.) Sorry to say, the fastfood chains or the Korean imported chains just doesn’t have the right taste. (Picky picky!)

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Enough of drooling all over my pillow. Maybe I will be doing that in a short while? Time to sleep as my overly active body is ready to shut down and I need to sleep the hunger feeling away. Plus I’m trying to get rid of this disappointment of having something I want to hold on and had been doing quite well task taken away from me. And trying to shake of this feel that the title given now just feels inferior and insignificant as compare to my previous title. Not being negative just need to tell myself title doesn’t matter. It’s this Chinese culture of needed this recognition by a name or a title. I’m not sure I want to go outside and introduce myself as “oh I’m a M.T.” It’s sounds like a de-motion (maybe I’m demoted without being told straight into the face. Lolx.) more than a promotion to me.  Never mind, let me just drown myself in boredom and feeling small for now, and please excuse me if I don’t feel like introducing myself nor do I want to change anything in my resume, LinkedIn… etc for now.

A cute cuddly cat on my lap to end the post. Picture taken at a cat cafe in Korea. I’m not a pet person but this cat took a liking to me and slept on my lap.

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signing off, on the go!

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Night routine!

I’m mostly a no fuss person, meaning I can’t be bothered to care for my skin until it starts to hit me. My skin isn’t in tip-top condition but I can head out of my house with no makeup at all. Oh well, that’s for future post.

Today I’m just going to share with myself on what I am using at the age of **! (don’t you know age is a secret for females? Shhhhh…) image

I’m a Laneige fanatic.

1. It smells good. No funny smells that I dislike in some products

2. It’s not overly sticky or heavy after using.

3. It suits my skin.

Now if you noticed, it’s not overly crazy in quantity unlike what I know others apply on their face. You name it. Actually I can’t. I barely know what mine are. First up! Power Essential Skin Refiner aka Toner in my dictionary. image Next up, (if I’m not wrong in my steps.) Balancing Emulsion. Please don’t ask me what step is this. Google is my best friend. Look till the end to read how long I took from reading to applying my first Laneige kit. image 3rd, the moisturiser! Water Bank Gel Cream. image 4th and usually the last. My new toy! Mini pore, Blurring Tightener to target my enlarging pores. A little ex and a little too early for me to say if it works. image Next up, just once it a while when I put on heavy makeup the day. Waterbank Sleeping Mask. I used up my original so here’s sample bottle from the first kit last time. ^_^ image And finally, something for my forever cracking lips. Nope, it’s not Laneige. This is from Sephora, Sugar Lip Serum Advanced Therapy. This bottle was from a Xmas kit… last year. :X image

That’s all that I have and apply within 5 mins? Yup, I’m rather impatient.

Anyway, here’s what happened few years back when I first tried out Laneige products where they have a kit with all the items mentioned above excluding the pore tightener and the lip serum (obviously). But there were another product inside and the facial wash. Don’t get it wrong, I still uses the facial wash but that would be part of my bath routine which no one will be interested at all. πŸ˜›

Back to the main topic. I took slightly more than 1/2 hr to get the skincare routine done. All because I have no idea which came first and how to apply. I’m a total noob. After that, it took me lesser and lesser time until the 5 mins I do now. People always say

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But hey, at least I’m not lazy now. Just a little too efficient and little unconcern while still wants to be nice to my skin.

Come to think of this, there wasn’t that many products last time, yet those elderly have amazing skin. Maybe the environment plays a part? Saying that, I really do miss Korea. My skin and my hair condition is super good and nice there. Maybe it’s just a way to tell myself that I miss Korea too much and I’m just living in denial.

Time to get some beauty sleep if not no matter how much products I use, its going to be pretty much useless. Oh, not forgetting drinking enough fluids to prevent skin from dehydrating.

γŠγ‚„γ™γΏγͺさい! P.S. This is just a personal review. Subjected to individual preferences/opinions and please do read everything including any reviews with a pinch of salt. signing off, on the go!

Introduce myself…

It’s time to document my hectic life for myself as my memories are not as strong as many others. I want something in which I can look back and really say hey, I was upset that day or hey, I was super happy that day.

My vocabs aren’t that strong but I want to also use this method to polish up my writing skills. Some little whines and rants (maybe huge!), some reviews here and there and others.

I’m never someone who can express myself through words, especially verbally.

People might have misunderstood me for how I portray myself in the past and even now, but I’m glad some who really matters the most to me got it in the end and really stood by me.


Let me introduce you to me.

Hugs are worth more than my words

I’m emotional not cold hearted. I do not know how to console people verbally but my hugs worth much more. I’m straight to the point but not blunt yet I’m always thinking “what if I said that?” “what will happen if so?”, which made me tone down and hold back sometimes.

Workaholic

I’m totally focused at work especially when I’m super “kan-chiong a.k.a full blown panic mode” to the point I will ignore my surrounding except things or people that are related to task on hand.
I’m a workaholic to the point that my mind is at work thinking.

Family and friends matters

I love my family. I’m very protective over my mum especially when she is being misunderstood or criticized. I love some of my close friends like family, more than I show.

Attention seeking. Not? (Contradicting topic)

I crave for attention in terms of compliments. I love verbal compliments and I want recognition at work.
I hate lime lights. I’m actually camera shy and hates to be in front of one (unless it’s for fun or for personal use) but I’m glad that I’m involved in a video-shoot with one very talented ex-colleague.

No Patience

I used to have lots of patience but it’s running very thin with the heavy endless workload and people whom I just kick them upside down (in my mind). I’m on the verge of flipping table against one very cunning, bootlicking and extremely backstabbing idiot whom have nothing good coming out of mouth and … (Opps, keep calm my friend! Ommmmmmmmmmmmm!)

Rewind.

I actually crave for love (Sounds so desperate huh?)

I used to say I do not want to get married nor have kids cause I do actually have quite a fair bit of pride. I sounds humble yet sounds arrogant. I actually do want to have a relationship. But so far I have no takers.They all said my standards are too high. I would say no, it’s just I know what I want. But to put it in words? Hard.
I might sound and give the vibe that I’m a dominating b**** , but that is cause whoever that had been introduced before, it’s not going to work and I won’t waste time.

What I need is simple, someone who will take the lead and take charge, someone who will not ask me stupid questions or bug the hell out of me especially when knowing I’m doing the same thing everyday. I need the simplest love and attention.

You know what, no one really can define who the other half is. Neither do I. (After talking so much about it.)

Sleepy Monster/Daydreamer

I love and do need lots of sleep. (Maybe not.) It’s when my dream comes alive (In the dream, I mean…) And I’m a total daydreamer. If I could just live in my dreams, I seriously would consider.

Love Main Food more than Desserts

I LOVE to eat. I love main food also known as the heavy loaded meals. I’m not a fan of desserts unless craving strikes. I do not like cakes except for thick fudge chocolate cake. Anything with dark chocolate is awesome. I do not like overly sweet stuff.


That pretty much sums up a little bit of myself. Actually I don’t even know myself that well. (WHAT?)

Work wise… Being thrown into a situation where I’m forced to handle 4 people’s job at one go really makes me grow. I now have to make decision fast which was something that I don’t possess initially. I have to think fast and beg and psycho my way through stuff. (Opps…) I learn to be more firm and when needed to, I have to show that I’m no pushover despite being very nice (In my terms) to my team already.

I have yet to be able to deal with sticky situation. Handling complaints by talking to parties involved is HARD. My CRM skills are thrown back to my poly lecturers. I have yet to be able to express myself verbally that I actually exploded (Finally) when my limits was being pushed over in 4 years of my career. (It wasn’t nice.)

The feeling of being underappreciated, underpaid and overloaded is overwhelming at times. And the part where someone whom is clearly not the victim but the bully and is always doing the wrong stuff yet getting “pampered” really makes people speechless. (Opps, I’m starting again. INHALE!!!)

Oh well, in short, many things had changed. Not for the better.

Let’s end it here, because a new week is starting. the fight for survival begins again…