Friday, 9 October 2020

OCTOBER MONTHLY FAVOURITES & Hello 2020!

Hello 2020! 

Can't believe my last blog post was back in July 2019.. its not to late to start with 'January October monthly favourites' right? Who ever thought that 2020 would bring the whole world into a lockdown?? No travelling, seeing friends or family, working from home, can't go more than 5km from home, shortage of toilet paper and carbohydrates foods etc.. what a year! I think its safe to say that we're all looking forward to 2021! 

Going back to last year, 2019.. I did quite a bit of travelling and went to South Korea, China, Abu Dhabi, Serbia, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Croatia & Italy! I also traveled by myself internationally for the first time ever!! I realised I definitely like having a travel buddy! I also did zip lining which is always so fun at Mount Tamborine and I also tried paddle boarding for the first time in OPEN WATERS at Byron Bay Beach and never again will I do paddle boarding at a beach! I definitely need to try again BUT in a canal, to get use to it! 

As for this year in January, I got to finally see my all time favourite tennis player Novak Djokovic play. I travelled to Melbourne and saw KAWS: Companionship in The Age of Loneliness Exhibition, hosted a few BBQs and made a Lotus biscoff Cheesecake! Had day drips to Noosa, picnics in the Park, did some hiking and ate a lot of yummy Korean food! 

Unfortunately my travels for this year is a no go and to think that in only 37 days I would be heading of to explore Japan for the first time seeing Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima etc Ahh makes me so sad!! Hoping for next year I get to explore the beautiful country Japan and of course make a cheeky stop over by South Korea as well! Here are some photos of 2020 so far..


 I wanted to share what I've been currently been loving this year:

  1. Books: 花樣年華 HYYH The Notes 1 & 2 (On my reading list: Highly Sensitive People in an Insensitive World: How to Create a Happy Life by Iise Sand)
  2. Tv Shows: Strangers (Korean drama), Crash Landing on You (Korean drama), The Lives Within (Korean drama) & Itaewon Class (Korean drama) + BTS In The Soop 
  3. Movie: Parasite & Train to Busan 
  4. Youtube: Ondo, eyol, Dyeong, Guremi, BangtanTV, Nebom, Project Love MeSeoha, CozyDay, + BORE.D 
  5. Music:  BTS MOTS 7 + Dynamite, Peakboy - Diet, Surfaces - This View, D-2, Nlve & Sam Kim - Like a Fool, IU - eight (feat. SUGA) & Sam Kim 
  6. Food: Vege Bibimbap and cheese fries at Chi MC & Tuna and Kimchi Bibimbap at Sool Sool 
  7. Drink: Water, Soju (Blueberry, Peach), Madhuri 
  8. Clothing: Black shirts + hoodies/jumpers/bomber jackets/coats, matching skirt and jacket sets 
  9. App: Twitter, Among us (game), Meitu
  10. Accessories: Watch and gold rings 
  11. Beauty: Weleda -Skin Food Light cream + VT COSMETICS Cica Care Cica Mask
  12. Brand: Balenciaga + My Dearest   
  13. Other: Bullet journaling, photography, hiking 


What are some of your current favourites? 
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Monday, 8 July 2019

A QUICK GUIDE TO SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA


Seoul, South Korea is home to 9.776 million people and is also home to many well known landmarks such as; Gyeongbokgung Palace, Bukchon Hanok Village, N Seoul Tower etc. Seoul, is such a large and an exciting city. I have never expected Seoul to be filled with many huge mountains and land area. Not only is Seoul huge, but also a fun and vibrant city filled with so many things to see and do. I can surely say you will never be bored in Seoul. I've never had such an amazing experience like I did in Seoul,  I can say it's my one of favourite city's ever. 


WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING  S E O U L 

  • The local currency is the South Korea Won. 
  • Going by Taxis is cheaper than you think! (But not so if you're going to Gangnam). Taking the trains (subway) is super cheap, and easy to get around (Don't forget to purchase a T-Money card). 
  • Take the time to learn a few basic phrases: "annyeonghaseyo" ("Hello"), "juseyo" ("Please"), and my favourite is "kamsahamnida" ("Thank You").
  • No tipping is required!


WHAT   TO  S E E  &  D O  I N    S E O U L 
  • Gyeongbokgung Palace
  • Bukchon Hanok Village
  • N Seoul Tower
  • LotteWorld
  • Lotte World Tower (Seoul Sky)
  • Deoksugung Palace
  • Style Nanda Pink Pool Cafe
  • Every Line Friends Store & BT21 Cafes
  • Myeongdong 
  • Arc N Book
  • Korean Folk Village
  • Gangnam 
  • K Star ROAD
  • Starfield Library + way more!
WHERE  TO   S T A Y 
  • ENA Suite Hotel Namdaemun 
  • Crown Park Hotel Seoul
WHERE  TO  E A T

The Mins
Opening Hours: 10AM - 7PM
Adress: 330 Apgujeong-ro, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Bistopping (Biseu Topping) Opening Hours: 12:00AM - 10:00PM Adress:  68 Sinbanpo-ro 47-gil, Jamwon-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea or,

93, Yanghwa-ro 6-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea
*Closed on Tuesdays

Zapangi 자판기 (Vending Machine)
Opening Hours: 10am – 11pm
Adress: 3400-2 Mangwon-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Style Nanda Pink Cafe (Myeong-dong)
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm
Adress:  66-2 Chungmu-ro2ga, Jung-gu, Seoul

Ddong Cafe (Poop Cafe or Ttoong Cafe)
Opening Hours: 10:30AM - 9:00PM
Adress:  67 Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Line Friends Store and Cafe
Opening Hours: 10:00AM - 10:00PM
Adress: 9 Myeongdong 8na-gil, Chungmuro 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea

BT21 CAFE
Opening Hours: 11:00AM - 11:00PM
Adress: Address:  200 Itaewon-ro, Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Shake Shack
Opening Hours: 11:00AM - 11:00PM
Adress:  452 Gangnam-daero, Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Ossu Seiromushi
Opening Hours:  From 5PM KST; since it only serves dinner
Adress:  30 Baekjegobun-ro 45-gil, Songpa 1(il)-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Directions: (by subway) Jamsil Station, Exit 10; or Seokchon Station, Exit 2
is a restaurant specialising in steamed Japanese dishes near Seokchon Lake in Seoul.
** the restaurant is near Seokchon Lake Park and Lotte World





Have you ever been to Seoul? 

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Thursday, 2 May 2019

Nodo Donuts | Brisbane cafe


A new week results into trying a new cafe! Nodo Donuts (pronounced "no-dough") was founded in 2014 to 'spread happiness through beautiful baked goods that combine artisan methods and naturally gluten free ingredients'. 


What to order from Nodo Donuts? Here are some of my recommendations;

AVOCADO 
house pumpkin sourdough. crushed avo. mountain pepper dukkah. pepperberry goats cheese. dried blood orange



Hot Cross Bun Donut 



Organic Hot Chocolate by Heirloom


What are you looking forward to most in May? 


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Sunday, 21 April 2019

PADDOCK BAKERY | GOLD COAST CAFE


Paddock Bakery is located at Gold Coast, Queensland where it offers wood-fired sourdough, plus brekkie and lunch, in a stylish weatherboard space with a leafy garden! A great place for brunch with friends and family. It opens 7 days a week from 6:30AM to 3PM, a perfect little cafe to go to before heading to work/university or school!

What to order from Paddock Bakery? Here are some of my recommendations;

Smoked Salmon Bagel 
New Zealand King Smoked Salmon, cream cheese, pickled red onion, capers, lemon zest and fresh herbs on our house boiled and wood-fired bagel 

or


Rustic Avo 
Fresh avocado served on our house 7-grain wholemeal sourdough toast with toasted pistachios, sunflower seeds & pepitas. Dressed with lemon juice, Joseph olive oil & fresh parsley

& Hot Chocolate!


What's your favourite breakfast meal?



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Thursday, 31 January 2019

January Monthly Favourites


Dictionary result for selfHappy 2019! Can you believe it that January 2019 is nearly over? 

Happy 2019! Have you guys been keeping up with your goals for the new year? Also can you believe that January is nearly over? It's been an interesting start to the new year I must say. But I did enjoy my little getaway to the Gold Coast this week. While I was away on my holiday I thought for the very first time I would share some of my current favourites. Such as beauty, lifestyle, books, food and everything in between. Also here are some of my snaps from the Gold Coast holiday. 


  1. Book:  Six Tudor Queens -  Anne Boleyn - A Kings Obsession by Alison Weir 
  2. Tv Shows: Memories of the Alhambra (Korean drama), W - Two World's Apart (Korean drama), Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo (Korean drama)
  3. Youtube: Jenny Journals, 안구정화TV [KARMY TV] and The Return of Superman by KBS World TV
  4. Music:  BTS (Bangtan) Love Yourself albums + Hope World (mixtape by J Hope)
  5. Food: Madtongsan IV at Sunnybank and NongShim Shin Ramyun Noodle Soup, Gourmet Spicy
  6. Drink: Chai Latte with almond milk 
  7. Clothing: Oversized hoodies and sweatshirts 
  8. App: Foodie + SODA
  9. Accessories: Backpacks and small handbags 
  10. Beauty: The True Cream Moisturising Bomb by BELIF, Moisturising Eye Bomb by BELIF and Luminous Dewy Skin Mist by Tatcha 
  11. Brand: Sisters and Seekers, PUMA and Balenciaga  
  12. Other: Drawing and watching videos on bullet journals 


What are some of your current favourites? 
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Sunday, 16 December 2018

A QUICK GUIDE TO HONOLULU, HAWAII


Hawaii is such a beautiful state in the USA. I honestly had the best time eating, relaxing, exploring, adventuring and had epic trips to Target! There are so many things to do on Oahu island, such has hiking, snorkelling, shopping, quad biking, Stand up paddle boarding etc. Definitely one of the city's highlights is Waikiki Beach and the Pearl Harbour. 


WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING  H A W A I  I 

  • The local currently is the US Dollar. 
  • You don't need to hire a car in Oahu. The Bus goes everywhere even to the North Shore and right around the island for only $5.50 USD.
  • Private shuttle service is the cheapest way to get from the airport if you have 3 people or more in your group! (It costed only $15 USD). 
  • Don't forget to tip! 

WHAT   TO  D O   I N   H A W A I  I 
  • Diamond Head
  • Pearl Harbour
  • Hanauma Bay
  • Kualoa Ranch & Zipline
  • Lanikai Beach
  • Waimea Bay
  • Manoa Falls
  • Ala Moana Shopping Centre
  • Waikiki Beach 

WHERE  TO   S T A Y 
  • Hotels or, 
  • Airbnb 

WHERE  TO  E A T
  • The Cheesecake Factory, the best burger I ever had in my life was definitely here!! I had the Macaroni and Cheese Burger (without the meat, creamy fried macaroni and cheese balls and cheddar cheese sauce served with lettuce, tomato, pickles, onion and mayo, YUM!!!)
  • Mikawon Korean Restaurant , had the best food noodle dish and Kimchi!! 
  • iHop, I definitely wasn't a fan of iHop... sadly! 



Have you ever been to Hawaii? 

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Thursday, 1 November 2018

3 BOOKS I’VE READ AND LOVED LATELY


Hello November and also its the last month of Spring here in Australia! The weather has certainly been getting so much warmer and I'm loving it! Looking forward to next month, especially because it will be the first month of Summer, Christmas, mini vacay and plus the New Year is approaching!! Over the past month I bought some new books and I must say I definitely recommend these books especially the How to Live Japanese by Yutaka Yazawa! 


TITLE: How to Live Japanese 
AUTHOR: Yutaka Yazawa 
GENRE: Guidebook, Travel Literature 
ORIGNALLY PUBLISHED: 27TH September, 2018 

"From Miyazaki to mountains, sake to sparking joy, find your Zen and make time to learn about how to live Japanese. Whether it’s the cutting edge of film-making, revolutionizing the whisky market or competing with parents on lunchboxes, you’ll be all the better for some time spent with How to Live Japanese.


With nearly 60 per cent of us living in cities, the mega-city of Tokyo, through centuries of raze and rebuild, is surely the guiding light for how we can live together amicably in an ever-urbanising world."



TITLE: Cordially Invited: A seasonally guide to celebrations and hosting, perfect for cosy autumn nights, with Halloween and Bonfire Night inspiration! 
AUTHOR: Zoe Sugg
GENRE: Autobiography, Biography, Cookbook, Reference work
ORIGNALLY PUBLISHED: 4TH October, 2018 

"Over the years Zoe has shared glimpses of this side to her in her videos, with millions of viewers taking daily inspiration from her life. In Cordially Invited she shares her best and never seen before ideas in print. Divided into seasons, and woven through with Zoe's own stories and memories, this book reveals her favourite events - big or small - throughout the year and how to celebrate them in style.
From practical ideas for how to feed your guests and hacks for unexpected get-togethers to simple but impressive DIYs and those personal touches people will remember, Cordially Invited is Zoe's blueprint for making an event and a memory out of each day."


TITLE: Wander Love: Lessons, Tips & Inspiration from a Solo Traveller
AUTHOR: Aubrey Daquinag 
GENRE: Guidebook
ORIGNALLY PUBLISHED: 17TH April, 2018 

"Wander Love takes the world of Instagram and travel, and distills it in a beautiful pictorial book that will inspire your own adventures. Author Aubrey Daquinag is a travel blogger and photographer, most often found posting her adventures on her blog The Love Assembly from all corners of the globe. Featuring her incredible photography that shows you a world where travel meets style, her book includes sections on the essentials for a digital nomad office, how to be stylish while on the road, how to upgrade your travel photography skills, advice for solo female travelers, and unique destination guides for countries like Colombia and Morocco. Wander Love is the perfect mix of style, substance and travel adventures to inspire your own." 

What books have you been reading lately? 

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