Happy Easter !

Had a good dinner on thursday night with Oppa at my favorite restaurant in Tanjong Pagar. I have been a regular over there because the food is good and authentic. I always avoid those with many Singaporeans and go to those with more Koreans for a more authentic taste.

So we had seafood on Thurs night. The last time i had Korean sashimi was in Summer 2013 ( July ) at Busan where it is famous for its seafood ( because it is by the coast ). Oppa is from Busan and so this time , i learnt the correct way of eating the sashimi.

We had lotsa side dishes. It just keep on coming in intervals.

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Flat fish and abalone sashimi. The flat fish is sooooooo QQ ! I love it !

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A lot more side dishes but too hungry and gobbled everything up before i can snap any picture.

So..some of my SG friends and Korean friends asked me if i noticed any difference between men from Gyeongsang-do , Seoul and Jeolla-do ?

To me , you don’t treat a man differently because of his nationality or his race. Just treat him like how a woman should treat a man. But you have to understand and know about his culture. And mutual understanding is important so that you know why is he/she acting this way or doing it this way. I went out on date with Singaporean and a foreigner when i was single but things didn’t work out for these 2 dates. But i clicked on very well with Oppa.

You know , as i grew older i know what i want in a life-long relationship. When i was young , i was blinded by love and did a lot for a relationship and even gave up my entire savings and doing 2 jobs. I asked myself now why must i be the only one who gave in everything ? This is a question i never ask myself in the past which i should have. Sometimes i regretted when i thought about it. Damn Gek sim. I am very sensitive to a man’s temper now. And a man’s faithfulness is also important. Because i do not want to go through the stress and pain which i went through before again. You can forgive someone’s mistake but it is hard to forget the mistake. And it is very hard for a person to change their temper. A life lesson i had learnt. I am very open and truthful about my past to my boyfriend and even people i used to date when i was single.

Now I’m turning 28 and know what i want.  Someone i can rely on , lead a simple and fulfilling life , supportive and have a family with.

Frankly speaking , whether from Gyeongsang-do , Jeolla-do , Gyeongi-do or Seoul it doesn’t matter. Yes, there is slight difference in their behavior perhaps because of their culture. Im slowly trying to know more about Gyeongsang-do. And I find that Gyeongsang-do men are pretty attractive because of their swag. And I’m loving it now. Lol. I hate men who talked too much and prefer men with few words and humble.

Here are some K-pop stars from Busan (Gyeongsang-do)

Taecyeon from 2pm.

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Yonghwa from CNBlue

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A video of Yonghwa and Taecyeon speaking in Busan dialect. I noted that Gyeongsang-do men tend to lower pitch and voice when they speak in their Gyeongsang-do dialect. I find it kinda..hmmmm attractive actually. But their pitch became higher when they speak in Seoul dialect.

This video is damn funny if you understand it.

If you do not know where is Gyeongsang-do….There is North Gyeongsang-do and South Gyeongsang-do. Thanks to my teacher , i got to know more about it.

Here’s a map.

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If you go to Busan , you have to try their 밀면 (mil-myeon) which can only be found there. I can have this everyday in summer. I had it everyday when i was in Busan last summer.

Looks spicy but it is not. I LOVE THIS !

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Ok , back to the men … Here’s what i noticed ( in my personal opinion because i have friends from different cities ) . Not all mens are what i have described below. But these are based on my observations from my own friends and of course there are also exceptions.

Seoul / Gyeonggi-do- Quite talkative. And somethings they said to you , you seem to have heard it or felt like you are in a K-drama. They are quite open and welcome foreigners ( but there are still some traditional ones and some don’t react to foreigners not because they are rude  but it was because they can’t speak English ). Very up-to-date with the latest fashion. Very sweet to ladies and knows how to please a girl. There are many things to do in Seoul and they are a little bit more exposed to different cultures.

Jeolla-do - Gentleman, friendly and romantic. Friends i know from Jeolla-do are very romantic and things they did for their gfs on their 100th , 200th….bday etc are so sweet. Seems like they can do anything for love. Most of the Koreans i know who are in a very long term relationships are from Jeolla-do. They are very friendly when i was there and curious because they don’t get to meet and make foreigner friends there. Most friends i know from Jeolla can drink very well.

Gyeongsang-do - Men with few words. Cool with swag and masculine. Also dubbed as 상남자. This is definitely my type. Most people’s first impression of them were unfriendly and cold. But it is just part of their culture. It will be good if they can be a little bit more expressive at times to break the ice. Most of the men i know from Gyeongsang-do are very tall ( 178 and above ) . They are the tallest among all my friends ( from Seoul , Jeolla and Gyeongsang ). Maybe because of the masculine swag, i feel very well taken care of.

Well..men are still men. Irregardless which country , province or race they are from , each is unique to its own . And everyone is different. Same goes to the girls.

Anyway….

I had a relaxing long weekend.

Ready for work tonight. Because there is a launch on 20th April , tonight at 9pm !!!

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Waiting for 18th Apr to submit Agneselle accounts and tax reporting and phew…then wait for the IRAS letter for tax payment which is damn sian. Report your tax if not IRAS will chase you back for everything if you got caught for evading. Some online shops don’t report their accounts and tax but i suggest you better do it before you kanna the penalty which can make you go bankrupt if got caught or someone sabotage you.

Im turning 28 years old in a month’s time. 10th May. I can feel that age is catching up. I used to be a workaholic. Working 18 hours a day with only 5 hours of sleep which caused the bad health and stress and it took me a year to get my health back. I used to go to the hospital every month because of my bad health. I can’t sleep at night and i need pills to help me to relax my mind. I tried to keep my work life balanced now. Tried not to work after working hours or weekends. I used to work till 2am or 3am at night daily even on weekends. But it is pretty hard to try to stop thinking about work. It is becoming a habit and i don’t feel at ease and kept thinking that work will be piling up if i don’t work at night till late. Now i kept my work-life balanced and things are much better. My health is back..im gaining back my healthy weight and don’t look so tired or shag anymore.

Had my shoot on Monday again. Can really feel that age is catching up. My bones feel like cracking after the shoot. Sooo tired under the hot sun. The girls were busy taking pictures of the place whereas I was busy with selfies . The thing about taking outdoor shoots is that i have to constantly find new places to take pictures. Which is good and i can slowly comb through parts of SG. Found a lot of amazing places.

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At starbucks , i was studying while Oppa was preparing for his work presentation. Need some skill to take a nice and blur picture leh !

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This week gonna be a busy week and looking forward to this friday. I don’t even know that it is a public holiday lah. Previews for new collection is up on Facebook page !

Thanks to SONY , i managed to get hold of the α5000 camera (20.1 megapixel) . It is the world’s lightest interchangeable-lens digital camera. Plus it is equipped with a 180 degrees tillable LCD screen which is perfect for talking selfies. With its Wi-Fi and NFC capabilities , you can send photos to your mobile devices !

I chose the black one since i do not have a black body camera.

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It comes in 3 colors – White , Black and Pink and retailing at $799.

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For a blogger , taking selfies are very important and I’m learning to take good selfies . Not only does the camera matters , you need to take it at the right angle.

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With the tiltable LCD screen ,I’m able to capture and see myself on the screen before i snap the picture.

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Thank you SONY , taking selfies is a much easier task now. 

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Guess what , i made yummy Kim Chi Jiggae ( Kim Chi Soup ) over the weekend for dinner with Mr D. Cooked at my home and i brought over.

It used to take me more than 2 hours to prepare and cook. I failed twice before many months ago. The first one was too bland because i didn’t put in Kim Chi Juice and 2nd one was burnt because i used the wrong kind of pot to cook . But this time it took me only less than 20 minutes to get it done and brewing.

Here are the ingredients

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1) Most importantly – KIMCHI. You have to use kimchi that are really sour (which means that they were fermented for very long ) . I used the Bibigo kimchi which i bought from thesupermarket many months ago and it was too sweet and the soup ended up being soooo bland. So if you are using the Bibigo kimchi from supermarket ( Those you buy in packs ) , you have to leave it outside the fridge for a day so that it will “turn a bit bad”  for it to become sour. Yes you are supposed to make it “cao seng”. This tip was given by my Korean teacher.

So this time , I went to Takashimaya food basement to get my old and sour kimchi. Yes reallllly sour and i asked for more kimchi juice. The stall sells OLD and NEW kimchi. So you gotta ask for the old one. I got a tub of old kimchi for $15 and i use only half of the tub for the soup. The kimchi juice is the main essence. Don’t throw them away. It is what that makes your soup, pancake or rice sooo yummy.

My yummy tub of kimchi soaked in kimchi juice.

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2) SPAM – which you can get from any supermarket

3) Golden mushroom

4) Silken Toufu

5) Tuna – I didn’t use the normal tuna from Ayam brand or other brands. I bought the Ottogi   Tuna which is meant for Kimchi soup. It has a bit of kimchi oil in it which tastes good when fried. I used the normal ayam brand one before and the taste wasn’t so great.

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Firstly , get a non-stick pot. I am sooo auntie.. i went Korea last year and bought pots back because they are cheap. Why non-stick ? Because you need to fry the tuna and kimchi in it. I used the normal steel pots last time and all my kimchi and tuna got stuck at the bottom and the soup has this badly burnt smell and a lot of things were stuck at the bottom. I saw that most Korean households use non-stick pots because they usually fry the ingredients before they add water to make soup.

Fry the tuna for about 5 minutes and wait for it to sizzle. There should be a nice tuna smell with slight kimchi smell ( because of the oil ) .

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Then add in half a tub of chopped kimchi to fry. I forgot to mention that you need to chop your kimchi before frying it. Chop them into pieces. Fry and let it sizzle then you add in the kimchi juice from the tub. You can add in more juice so that there is more taste. It is the juice that gives you the spicy and sour taste. Not too much else it is really spicy . Let it sizzle and brew for about 5-8minutes and mix the tuna and kimchi together.

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After 8 minutes , add in water and let it boil at high heat for 10 minutes.

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At this time , you can add in SPAM . Slice them into cubes and drop it in the boiling kimchi soup. I love spam so i added in a lot and i bought the one with less sodium so it won’t be too salty.

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And then let it brew over low heat for an hour. By then your whole house or kitchen should smell of kimchi soup. SOooooo yummy .

After an hour , add in the silken tofu and golden mushroom and let it boil for awhile more till the kimchi turns very soft. You can taste it while it is brewing under low heat and see if it is too salty or spicy for you. Adjust it by adding in more water or kimchi juice depending on taste. If it is too salty or spicy , add water. If too bland , add in more kimchi juice.  I brewed my soup for another one hour at low heat before serving time. So mine was brewed over about 2 hours. You can serve it with Korean rice.

It is easy to make and really tasty and healthy ! If you find it too salty or spicy , you can add in more water and adjust to your taste. Remember to buy old kimchi or else your soup turns out bland or sweet.

Mr D’s verdict – So delicious , he finished everything. He didn’t expect this standard from a non-korean. 10/10 for my kimchi soup !

Just finished my photoshoot and I’m dead tired. Gotta rest before going back to work.

Have a good day and enjoy your Kimchi Jiggae !

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Taking great care of your skin daily at home is important. But of cos , we all want a short cut to help you to achieve even better looking skin and it is also easier to maintain. One way is through Aesthetic procedures which are non-invasive.

This picture was taken when i still had eyelid infection on my left eye ( cos of eyelash extension done at a salon ) and also the day after i had Silk Peel Treatment done at Atlas Medical Laser and Aesthetics Clinic by Dr S.M. Yuen.

Bling bling skin ~~

In Korean , we call it 샤방샤방 (sha bang sha bang)

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The ART -Silk Peel is a painless and non-invasive treatment.

A machine which helps to remove the dead skin cells and releasing hydrating serum onto your skin for better absorption. You will wake up with clear and radiant skin. I LOVEEEE this treatment. My skin looks soooo clean , clear and radiant.

The therapist doing the Silk Peel procedure below. Working on every part of my face.

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On top of that , i had ART - VITA-C HYDROLIGHTENING

This calming and refreshing therapy uses unique korean lab-researched and developed concentrated vitamin C enriched serums that have anti oxidation, anti-pigmentation and skin tone lightening effects.

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Right after the treatment.

Bling bling skin.

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The last time i went for hair removal was back in 2010. That was about almost 4 years ago. Most of my hair were removed but some parts came back again. Though not a lot and just some fine hair. I still have to “shave” it off once a month.

So i decided to get it done at Atlas Medical Laser & Aesthetics Clinic. At Atlas , you can get to do Korean technique laser treatments and aesthetic procedures. As you all know , South Korea is well known for aesthetic procedures and surgery. I had VPL done here. It is a different technique as compared to IPL.

A layer of gel was applied onto my legs before zapping the lasers onto my skin. It is painless and took less than 10 minutes.

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VPL not only helps in hair removal but it also lightens your skin tone. Pores are finer and skin texture is smoother.

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See the different between my thighs and calfs ? My calfs are much fairer after the VPL treatment. Skin texture smoother and pores are smaller.

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Going through storms in our life makes us a stronger person.

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But after going through many “storms” and “obstacles” , i hope things turn out right and smooth for me now. Peaceful , blissful and happy.

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Just launched Spring Collection 3 !

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Had Korean food with my korean gf at Kreta Ayer Road.. BBQ Buffet !

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Had fulfilling meal and a good chat with Choongman. But we spent most of the time taking selcas. I think over 30 shots lol. And only that few passed and the rest were deleted. Eating cold noodles after bbq feels sooo shiok. Thank you for the treat. Met up with Oppa after dinner and went back home together. Washed my hair 3 times and the BBQ smell still lingers. :/

When i was at Sirocco Bangkok , i overhead this American lady standing beside complaining to a Spanish guy that Singapore has the WORST work ethics and Singaporeans are LAZY. She is currently working in Singapore. I felt angry upon hearing that and was telling my friend about it this morning when we were talking about some stuff. Maybe she had a bad experience here but she shouldn’t judge everyone like that just because of one person or one experience.

Anyway , someone asked me..why no photos of Oppa on my blog ?

Well i posted but mosaic-ed his face for privacy reasons.

Let it be a mystery.

Lol.