Hello ladies ! Well , i receive couple of messages and emails to request for more blogging updates.
I realized that my blogging frequency kinda reduced by 50% ? Instead of 4 posts a month , it dropped to 2 posts a month. Well , kinda busy these 2 months. Plus my health was not really good in a point which is also something i want to share with everyone later. I will try to share at least 4 times a week here.
Its been 2 months since we moved into a rented apartment. Life was good. Felt like home though it was rented. Lol now i worry about moving to a new place if we were not to renew our rental here next year. Because there are so much to move and pack ! I really can’t wait to apply for his PR so that we can apply for housing here , settle down and start a family.
1 more month to our ROM in SG and 2 more months to our wedding in Busan. Friends and family members will be flying over and alot of accommodation arrangement to do. MIL sold off her hotel inn and franchised a BBQ restaurant. If she still have the inn it will be quite easy to house everyone because the location was very convenient. MIL’S apartment in Busan will only be ready in 2018. Next time my family members and friends can stay there if they travel to Busan.
So do i feel excited about our wedding ? ehhh to be honest , both of us don’t feel that yet.
Because we both felt like we were married already. After work , i will come home to do the laundry , cook if i have time and if it is not too late and i do grocery shopping every sunday.
Here’s what i prepared last sunday.
Korean Ginseng Chicken and Salad ( diced apples , lettuce , chia seeds , bavarian sausage and oriental salad sauce.
Took 1 hour to boil the ginseng chicken and while it is boiling , i will prepare the salad. So took about total of 1.5 hours to prepare.
Korean ginseng chicken is pretty easy to cook. Sounds and looks difficult but very easy.
All you need is…
- 1) 10 cloves of garlic ( do not minced it or chop it ! )
2) Ginseng and some herbs
3) Lots of red dates , i put about 18-20 small red dates.
5) Whole chicken (washed and with head and feet removed .
I trimmed off the fats and take away some skin ( not fully ).
6) 1 teaspoon of salt
7) 1 whole onion ( chopped into half )
Firstly , i boil a pot of water and add in some kelps. Let it boil for about 15 minutes.
In another pot , i lay the seasonings ( Onions , red dates , ginseng , herbs and garlics ) at the bottom of the pot and then i will put the chicken in nicely. This is so that one side of the chicken do not get burnt. This is also so that the seasoning will not all float to the top.
Add 1 teaspoon of salt.
Turn on medium heat for about 30 minutes to cook the chicken and after that i switched to low heat for next 30 minutes.
When i switched to low heat , i will transfer the cut the ginseng chicken into 4 parts and transfer the chicken and soup into the Korean stone pot. The stone pot helps to keep soups and stews hot because it retains heat. I prefer buying the matt ones.
Because my chicken was too big and i can’t squeeze into the largest stone pot that i had, so i cooked the ginseng chicken in a normal non stick pot and transfer it to stone pot.
It is pretty easy. Just throw everything into the pot and let it boil on medium and low heat and ready to serve.
So how about the dipping sauce ?
All you need is just salt + black pepper. Yes that’s right.
Saw the little dish that is between the salad and ginseng chicken ? That is the dipping sauce.
Salad was pretty easy.
I bought lettuce and cut them into bite sizes. Cut green apples and diced them.
Add chia seeds and sausage.
I bought Oriental Salad Sauce from a Koryo Mart in Telok Ayer street. The sauce is very nice and im going there to buy more bottles back !
That was our Sunday’s dinner !
Well , i have invited some friends over for dinner and BBQ. I think the main focus was my skin care and make up collection in the room.
Here’s a “view” of my daily facial care routine.
Here’s what i keep in the toilet. Didnt include my cleanser in this photo though.
But below are what i used to remove make up and apply right after my shower.
From left to right :
After shower care :
1) Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum
2) CNP Laboratory Invisible Peeling Booster
Make up removers :
3) Biore Cleansing Water
4) Biore Jelly Remover
5) Maxclinic Oil to Foam Vit C Cleanser
Well , i usually remove the make up with Jelly remover because it is very gentle and i do not need to tug with cotton pads. I use the cleansing water only if i tightline my eyes with eyeliner or remove stubborn mascara.
The oil to foam cleanser was mainly to remove the BB cushion creams. Because it changes to foam after lathering with water , it does not give that oily feel.
Because i triple cleanse my face , i will buy mild cleansers so that i wont dry out my skin.
This are my serums and creams which i kept them in basket.
Sulwhasoo Essential Water , Hera Cell Essence , Leaders Vit C Capsule Serum , Bioderma Hydrabio Serum , Hera Waterin Gel Serum and CNP Propolis Energy Ampoule.
The Sulwhasoo set was a gift from Mil’s friend who works for Amore Pacific. I actually prefer the Hera ones which i used previously compared to Sulwhasoo. Well perhaps because im still trying to get used to Sulwhasoo right now.
I switch between Bioderma and Hera’s hydrating serum. Texture are the almost similar. Hydrating effect for Bioderma is slightly better but takes a longer time to absorb than Hera.
I like the Propolis Energy Ampoule from CNP. It is good and can see the brightening effect after few days. This is my 2nd bottle already. I switch between the CNP ampoule and Leaders Vit C serum depending on what kind of hydrogel or sheet mask im putting on that day.
CNP Laboratory is a Korean brand and available in SG’s Watsons and Guardians. I suggest you go to the bigger Watsons and Guardian outlets to buy because they have a bigger range. The small outlet ones have very limited products.
You can buy them from Olive and Young in Korea. But the bottles are very heavy.
Here are my emulsions, moisturizers and overnight treatment/creams.
Overnight mask from Sulwhasoo , Anti aging treatment from HERA , Moisturizers from CNP Lab and Primera and Emulsion from Sulwhasoo. I don’t use 2 moisturizers and 2 overnight creams of cos. It will be too much on my face. My Primera moisturizer is finishing soon so im switching over to CNP after that. I use the anti aging treatment on weekends and the clarifying mask from Sulwhasoo on week days.
Of cos , not to forget your eyes !
Waterin eye serum from Hera. I love this alot ! This is my 5th or 6th stick i think in 2 years. I use this day and night.
So i guess on average i apply about 8 products each time in the day and 9 products each time at night. If i were to include my 3 steps cleansing , that will be 11 – 12 products ( excluding sheet masks ).
It really takes alot of time and discipline to do so !
If you were to ask me to review and if the products above are worth buying ?
Yes they are !
I have reviewed everything before except for the Bioderma Serum and CNP Lab products. Will do so next time round !