Busan : My Wedding in Korea

Well , in 6 months’ time. I will be known as Mrs Shin and “Hyung-su-nim” or “Ahjumma” in Korea.

“Hyung-su-nim” is like chinese equivalent of “da sao”. His friends who are younger than me ( irregardless if they are older than me) will call me that. And for married woman , must call Ahjumma liao. It is our local equivalent of “auntie”.   Lol.

Hmm abit not used to it because his bro used to call me by name but now he called me “Hyung-su-nim”. I used to be served last at the table because i am the youngest but now i am served right after my hubby-to-be before anyone else who is younger than him. This is part of the table manners.

Hmm abit not used to it because everyone is very polite to me and being treated with respect. But this happens when im with people who are younger than him. Whereas if im with his hyungs ( older brother ) , they will call me “jae su ssi” which means younger brother’s wife and i will call them oppa. Hehe and they still dote on me.

Many people asked me “so what is life going to be like marrying a Korean ?”

1) Housework and Cooking – Alot or should i say ALL Singaporeans i know asked me ” So does he expects you to cook and do house work ? “.

To be honest , yes he did. But i told him i will do over the weekend. Because i am working and my appointments end at 9pm sometimes. Housework is easy for me because i do my own housework at home but for cooking , i am still learning to cook chinese food. I find it easier to cook Korean dishes than local dishes. So most of the time i will cook Korean food at home. Not all but i know about 10 dishes only. So why does he expect me to learn how to cook and do housework ? Because in Korea , it is not common to have maids like we do in Singapore. Most women became stay home mum after having babies and the man will be the one bringing the bread home. Women look after their children and the house. The man will be the one outside working. I guess that is one of the reason why family bondings are very strong in Korea. But in Singapore , i don’t think it is possible for one person to work only because our standard of living is very high. Whereas in Korea, education and health care are very cheap due to government subsidies. IV drips cost only $3 so you can imagine how cheap.

2) Will you move to Korea ? – No , our aim is to bring up our children here so they can learn 3 languages – English , Chinese and Korean. So that will be at least 25 years. To be honest if i were to retire , i will retire in Korea. If i have the $ , i will dream to buy a house at a countryside to enjoy the nature and retire peacefully. Being a financial planner , i plan up retirement planning for my clients and figures needed can be quite shocking if you want to retire at a comfortable and simple pace. So yup , at last the next 25-30 years here and then retire in Korea.

3) Korean husbands are MCP – Hmm..sometimes but i find it more like they think it is their responsibility to look after their family and wife. So it makes them look like they want to have alot of control. I am actually quite touched to know that my hubby felt that it is his responsibility to provide for his future family and to work hard so that he can earn enough for me to stop working.

4) Fierce mother-in-law – Maybe it is the way drama portrays Korean mil . But not all are like that. My friends’ mil are very nice to her even though she is a Singaporean. My mil is also very kind and nice. She had 2 sons and always wanted a daughter. So she treats me really well and she is quite open and not conservative. If she is very conservative , i don’t she will even approve this marriage.

If you have a Korean bf/fiance , always remember to have a good relationship with his mother.

Here’s about it…anything else you want to ask or know ? Let me see if i can help to answer that.

Some dos and don’ts here :

Do not act like a spoilt brat. Don’t expect to ORDER your bf/fiance to serve you this and that. Learn to wash your own dishes/cups after use because most household do not have maids or helpers.

Do not SMOKE infront of them. Girls smoking is still a taboo in Korea. That’s why when you go out to the streets , you will see some people hiding along the dark alleys to smoke. Ya , the girls have to “hide” to smoke. Not common to see girls smoking opening on the streets like what you see in SG.

Do not wear too revealing clothes that shows off your shoulders/cleavages or skirts that are sooo short . They are pretty conservative. Wear tights if you are wearing short skirts. I wore tube tops when i went holidaying in Korea back in 2012 and it attracted alot of stares from locals.

Learn to address her properly and always remember to serve her food or “kiap” food for her.

Hook your arms around hers when you walk around or go shopping with her. Girls there lock their arms together if they are very close friends. And you can go to jimjibang with her. Now i know why some girls there have really smooth skin. I ever met a 75 year old grandma and her skin ( hands and legs ) are sooo smooth..they are even smoother than mine !

Learn to aegyo abit. And if she wants to buy you something , let her buy. If you feel paiseh and want to reject , just reject once and if she insisted , just let her buy. After that say thank you in Korean and aegyo abit. They will be very happy that you like her gifts.

Whip up some dishes for HER SON. At least Korean dishes so that she knows are you are trying and learning despite being a foreigner.

Most importantly , LEARN KOREAN and the CULTURE. Bo bian , this one really have to .Not just learn basic table manners sentences but really LEARN to speak and understand. No need to be too fluent. They will find it cute and they can understand you. To be honest , my written , reading and listening is good and much better than my speaking because no one speaks to me here. Now my hub to be is learning Chinese and English , so i speak Chinese and English to him. Nobody converse with me in Korean over here leh. His Busan accent is very strong sometimes i also cannot catch what he says. Haha but when i watched Korean drama or variety shows, i can understand.

As for the culture , ask your bf/fiance to explain to you. Try to visit during their new year or thanks giving. That is when you really can get to experience their traditional cultures , food and meet his relatives.

When his mother is busy doing housework or cooking, try to ask and offer your help. Don’t sit there and do nothing. I think this is quite basic common sense because even in SG , if your SG mother in law is busy , you will also offer your help instead of sitting there and do nothing or watch tv right ? Unless she insist that you do not need to help , then you can do your own things guilt free. I think this is basic manners when you go people house EVERYWHERE YOU GO no matter whether is it Korea , Singapore or anywhere else.

Try not to drink until drunk. Heng i don’t drink and i cannot drink. Does not give a good impression.

Here are somethings and tips i can think of. If i can think of anymore then i will add on next time.

Wedding prep 101 –

Face care is very important. Damn scared got one ugly zit or whataever.

 Wah now i put on masks almost twice a day on weekends (Mask sheets and a overnight cream mask) and everynight on weekdays.

Need to find time for new hair colour.

 

Going with my bro and his fiancee to Busan together this trip. Helped  them to arrange their photoshoots there and booked their hotel stay. You can actually check in any time at a nice motel or this hotel. Not expensive. I booked for them 3 days 2 night for KRW 132,000 which works about $150 for 3 days 2 night ( double room ) with breakfast provided.

They have a few branches. The one i booked for them is at Seo-myeon right opposite a shopping mall and the shopping street. If not you can book the one at Haeundae or the one next to Busan Station.

http://www.toyoko-inn.com/e_hotel/00221/

Drafting half way on the “Smart Lady” post…maybe will publish the post tomorrow.

Wedding preparation !

The outfits !

So , im going for my cheongsam fitting tomorrow and my hanbok and wedding dresses fitting in Korea in April. Oppa is now in Korea settling with the hotel and studios. He took these pictures of hanboks and sent to my kakaotalk.

Love the one in yellow and purple. I was thinking of having the yellow top/purple bottom or white top/purple bottom.

Have to go in April to take my measurements to custom made one.

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Whereas my dear Mr Shin got his suit from Suit Supply at Ion. I LOVE THE SUITS THERE. Actually i love all the clothes there. I just got to know about this brand when i went to Europe to join him for 1 month to accompany him during his business trip. Hehe he is going again this year and infact everywhere.

The pants were abit loose and long even though for his 1.86m height. Some alterations needs to be done. Suit supply has their inhouse tailor so the uncle came to measure , did some pin ups and we paid in full so he will be going for next fitting this weekend !

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I love Suit Supply styles. Very European Trendy. So if you are looking for suits , shirts , pants or men clothings , be sure to come here !

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Im going for my Cheongsam fitting this week ! Can’t wait. If it is good , will recommend to you all !

I also can’t wait to try it on !

Nowadays my friends talked about this APRIL SKIN cushion. They asked me how was it .

I bought one but after using once ( 2 months ago ) , i stopped using it and it is now rotting on my make up table.

I am quite disappointed with it. It is not as “hydrating” and also quite matte.

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When i first received it , it has this strange “white crescent shape” along one of the sides. The whole sponge doesn’t seem to be filled or soaked with the BB cream.

Coverage is average and makes my skin looks greyish white.

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I am quite disappointed with this actually. I rather stick with my all time favourite HERA UV Mist Cushion.

Speaking of which , i need to start topping up. Using the last refill now !
So happy that i got some new Sulwhasoo skincare and Omma’s friend who sells HERA in Busan gave me 20% discount with alot of samples ! HEHE ! *beams

So is it worth the hype for April Skin ? In my opinion , No.

Now that i am going for my pre wedding shoot in April , im preparing my skin and taking extra care like avoiding the sun because the weather is soooo hot these days.

As usual , i go for my fortnightly facial treatment at Aeon Aesthetics and Medical Centre.

Lasers and facial help to improve your skin condition but you also need to take care of it well when you are home or out. Try to avoid the sun.

I love looking forward to my hydra facial treatments at Aeon because i always come out of the clinic with clear , bright and radiant skin. You should really try and im sure you will like it. It gives you a good start so that it will be easier for you to do self skincare maintanence at home.

It makes applying make up so much easier. Sometimes i do not even need to apply any BB cream or just a thin layer will do. The pores look minimized and clean , the skin looks bright and radiant. It feels good looking into the mirror.

You can make an appointment at Aeon Aesthetics and Medical Centre (6733 2002) and their Korean aestheticians and Korean Doctor ( Dr Kim ) will assist you in your skin analysis. You can mention my name to receive discounts or special rates because im a regular there.

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Now that i am turing 30 this year. There are so much thoughts in my mind. So many things i want to do and may want to take a break from. Maybe not now but later. I am quite busy these days with work and meeting new people.

What’s life turing 30 and also becoming somebody’s wife soon in October ?

Besides having more responsibility , i also start to prefer a little bit more privacy. Which is the reason why i seldom blog about my love life here and also i set my instagram to private mode. My love life is great ! Like any other newly weds or couples , we are striving hard to work for our future and to build our future together. Thinking of starting a family etc. As for Agneselle , there are people managing it for me but im thinking of a restructuring and we may clear some new stocks to start new restructuring. So look out for SALE prices for unlaunched designs.

 To be honest , im glad i started AE when i was young which was about 10 years ago. This is something i know i can’t and will not start if im in the 30s. Because at 30 and going to be a newly wed, there are alot of responsibility. Whether is it financially or just life on its own. Which is one of the reason why i am not really active on social media like instagram. I set up a snap chat account but left it dormant. I can’t even remember my Dayre password. I only update my instagram when i encounter or had something nice instead of using it for marketing purposes which i do for Agneselle last time.

Being with my fiance for 2.5 years thought me many things and life lessons.
Money is not everything. Health , passion and sincerity is.

I used to take pictures of food and selfies everywhere i go. Such that i realized i didnt appreciate the “real thing” at all and i just go for a nice picture. No more climbing on chairs to take a good shot of the “instagram worthy” food and waiting for it to turn cold , no more standing behind a “beautiful” backdrop just to take an #OOTD shoot to wait for people to like your photos and comment positive things of things you don’t really wear , no more taking sooo many pictures of places i go or visited just to show the world where am i , no more carrying clothes on a big bag pack just to take pictures of the #OOTD shots when i go for holiday travels.

It is now about appreciating what i have now. Appreciate and enjoy the taste of the food when it was served on the table , taking an #OOTD shot because i feel confident , taking picture sof places i go and visited for memory purposes , holding my fiance’s hand when we travel , have a small talk and picnic or drinks when we go for holiday travels.

I cleared and unfollowed some people i used to follow on instagram because i want to see “real things”.  Still clearing out some when i have the time.

Stay to live real and learn to appreciate.

Cheongsam – checked. I custom made at one tailor shop in town which will be ready by April 🙂
I did a red one and will try to take a picture here. The tailor is very friendly and her works are good. Can recommend over here.

Hanbok – appointment made and will be done in april in Busan.

I just managed to search for some wedding videos. They are so nicely done in Korea.

Here’s a video of the hotel we are going to . Usually the brides will sit on the chair and everyone will come and take photo with her. The old uncle on the stage is the Justice of Peace reading the vows.

And here’s one that does for international customers in Seoul which i think will be abit expensive because it targets foreigners. I don’t know why but the pricing and packages for most studios (targeted foreigners) are more expensive than for locals. Some charged in Korean won but some charge in USD because some wants you to transfer deposit over first. The package price my friend asked and the one i asked are different pricing.

I quite like the video done by this studio in Seoul. If you are interested and have the budget can check it out.

Flying to Busan in late April with my brother and his fiancee. We will be shooting at 2 different studios and these studios are facing a nice cliff and sea. So we can get great outdoor shoots too. Weather will be just nice. Not too cold and not too hot.

Hehe..im also getting new skin care products. I didn’t really review alot of products for the past few months because i haven’t been getting new ones yet. Im trying to start using anti-aging products already. Will do a review in April after Oppa bring them back from his March trip to Busan. I will getting new Sulwhasoo serum and also serums from Hera’s Signoria range.

Many people emailed me and asked me for places to stay in Seoul and Busan.

For Seoul , i will recommend these places because it is in the shopping district at Myeongdong and also walking distance to the MRT. Super convenient.

a) Ibis Hotel

b) Namsan Guest House

c) Prince Hotel

They are right smack at the shopping area and just separated by a traffic light or underpass. I only stay at these hotels or guest house lah.

For Busan , i will recommend Lotte Hotel located conveniently in the shopping district at Seomyeon ( if you have the spare $$ ) or Toyoko-inn Hotel at Seomyeon. These 2 hotels are located conveniently in the shopping district. Toyoko-Inn is right beside our apartment lol. And opposite our apartment is a shopping mall and the Seomyeon shopping street.

If not , you can just check into any motels. Cheap and good. About $80 per night for a room for 2. You may think that motels are sleazy places but not all are like that. As long as you don’t go to the ones in the red light district. Because some motels are stop over motels for locals who are traveling from city to city especially during festive seasons. My mil’s motel is a stop over motel for locals who are going to Gimhae airport to catch a morning or late night flight and tourists who arrived late at night and need a place to sleep before they take a morning flight or KTX to the next city or to the airport. Her motel is located beside the mrt and 15 mins from airport.

As long as you dont go to one near the red light can liao. Their motels are quite nicely decorated with themes , own jacuzzi in the room and also 2 high speed internet computers. Even my Korean teacher also recommended that because sometimes she also travel to other city to visit relatives and she just book into a motel.

Hope these information helps for those who asked about places to stay in Busan and Seoul !

Busan : My Wedding in Korea

Date fixed. October.

Hotel booked.

What caught my attention was the guest reception area lol. I like this kind of interiors. I heard from oppa’s friends and family that the hotel food was quite famous. I went there for Korean semi-fine dining food before and it was really good.

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And this is the hall. I wasn’t there to do recce the place so i grabbed these pictures from Naver.com

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Wedding photoshoot also booked. I helped my brother to book at the same studio too. He was surprised by the package price. You can save up to 60% if you arranged on your own. The photostudio package includes 3 wedding gowns , 3 suits , albums , make-up artist , framed photographs , soft copies of photos etc.

I decided to go for this studio because of their dresses, photography and studio style. But we are also considering another studio.

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I am also thinking of having a photoshoot in SG. Not a full scale one but probably 2-3 hours.

I have shortlisted these local photographers. I knew some of them and i like to work with sincere and down to earth photographers.

Framewerks Photography  http://www.framewerks.sg/ . I met the owners before and they are very down-to-earth and happy couple. I like working with sincere people. I like their works because it feels very personable.

Clarence Aw http://www.clarenceaw.com/documentation – A friend of mine who lensed some of Agneselle’s photos and his works are very unique. Looks like postcards and has the tumblr feel which i really like. His clients even pay him to travel overseas to shoot their wedding dinner/ceremony.

Bobby Kiran http://bobbykiranyeo.com/#  – I have not met the photographer but have talked to him abit. His work is unique and it looks elegant.

I sort of decided who to go for the SG photoshoot and im just waiting for my hanbok and perhaps my cheongsam to be done.

Im not sure how many international marriage readers i have here but i think most will agree with me.

Marriage preparation is more tiring and stressful. Eg in my case , the main wedding is in Korea and both of us are working here in SG. So there are alot that cannot be done and can only be done if we flew back. We can’t take too many leave and when we are there , we have to make sure we get everything done before we fly back. Cost is also a problem  – Air tickets.
Fortunately , Korea isn’t far and Vietnam air has pretty decent and affordable plane tickets to Busan.

There is still so much for me to prepare on my side. I have to understand and learn the Korean wedding culture. They are very different from our local wedding culture. Even the rituals are different. Fortunately i have a supportive fiance who helps me to do most of the planning and his mother to book the venue for us. So this coming trip in April to Korea is pretty important and packed. Photo shoot and also preparing all the necessary in April and the next flight to Korea in Oct is the real deal Damn fast lah.

I haven’t even got time to think about our ROM in SG.

Time flies and it is almost the end of Feb already. The last year i will spend CNY as a single and next year have to give ang bao liao. But next year , we will probably spend it in Korea. My life is so much happier now and so much more relaxed.

I find myself enjoying my overseas trip more. I spend more time relaxing and enjoying the sightseeing and food instead of taking alot of time to take an OOTD picture. That is why my instagram isn’t that active. I enjoyed my work because i met more people and i learnt more new things. Also i learnt to leave things for people to hand and settle on their own ( Agneselle.com ). I used to be a “worry-er” . That was what some of my ex bosses and friends called me because i worry too much. Even when i was overseas , i will call back to SG and check and nag hahaha.

And i also enjoy my work. I met more people from different walks of life.

Who says that you will lose more friends if you go into this line ? I made more friends. instead.

From strangers we met on the street to becoming my client and now a friend.

This is my first CNY kai-gong ang bao from my first cold client who is a CEO of a company. A CNY angbao for good luck when i went to his office.

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Tomorrow is the last day of lunar new year . Hope all of you have a good and healthy year ahead !
Btw i replied to almost 50% of the emails regarding the online shop where i bought my winter wears. I still have alot to go but i think i may do a blog post on shopping on Korean sites soon.

Take care and enjoy your weekend !

Happy CNY and wish all of you a healthy and prosperous year ahead !

Time flies and now it is mid Feb. The wedding is just 8 months away. So much to be done and so much undone. The actual preparation will commence in April .

Some places we are looking at recently. Oppa’s mother is already recce-ing some places. The family group chat now is now about the wedding , price list and i think it was kinda finalized.
An Italian place in Gwangalli with a cosy italian style ambience and good italian food.

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Reception area.

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Or at a hotel in Haeundae.

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Mr Shin is going back to Korea in March to do the reservations and in April i will be heading there for photoshoots and to tailor my Hanbok.

Here’s some reviews of the new make up products i bought from Taiwan. Most are Taiwanese or Japanese brand. I used Japanese make up products before i switched to Korean brands about 5 years ago. Shiseido , Kose and Hada Labo are some of the brands i used to use many many years ago. Reason for the switch to Korean brands was because i find Japanese products quite drying probably due to alcohol content. Also it is hard to find full range in SG. You can find the cleansers and toners of certain brands/range and then it stops there. No essences , emulsions , serums or moisturizers. Japanese make up and beauty products are also more expensive esp drugstore brands. Korean products are cheaper , natural and more moisturizing for my skin. There are good and nice Japanese beauty products around but just that they don’t suit my skin type.

I enjoy shopping at Watsons when i was in Taipei. Alot of make up and skin care to try.

Here’s a Taiwanese brand – HEME .
This eye shadow palette is really cheap. NT199 before 15% discount which is about SGD 7.50 .

 

 

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Packaging says will use until there is a curve on the palette..don’t know true or not lol. But good marketing.
I only used once and i kinda like it because it is light and natural.

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After taking it out from the box.

The cover reminds of Kate Spade’s bags with black and white dots.

 

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Here is another Taiwanese brand – Solone

If i remember correctly , this blusher was only NT99 which is approx SGD 5 so i bought 2 colours – 1 light pink and 1 rose pink.  You can find this brand in Sasa Wisma Atria.

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To be honest when i saw the box packaging , i expected a nicer casing but abit disappointed when i opened it and it was a plastic tupperware like casing. At first i thought i bought a refill pack. Then i went down to check and it was not. But for $5 …can’t ask for too much also. But i was surprised by the pigments because it was quite strong and durable. The colour stays on well on my bb / cc cream. This is worth the buy despite the cheapo casing.

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Here’s a lipbalm/tint from Heme. I remembering going down to shop at 2am in Watsons lol.

Price was NT199 which is approx SGD 7.50 with 15% discount. It comes in 4 colours – Nude , Peach , Red and Fuschia. I bought the red one. I won’t say that it is really a tint because the colour is not very obvious. I used it as a lip balm because it is moisturizing. Though i bought red and expected the colour to be abit obvious on my lips but it was not as compared to trying it on the back of my palm. So i use this and on top of it i added another coat of my lipstick.

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But it does have good moisturizing effect.

This lip tint looks like a jelly with a red star shaped tint in the middle that gives you the mild colour and the clear part is like a balm.

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I will say these are quite affordable and worth the buy. You can give it a try. I see that certain Taiwanese brands are available at Sasa but of cos buying it in Taipei is cheaper. You can find them in Watsons in Taiwan.

It is CNY and i really ate alot these days. So i had Ultrashape treatment done at Aeon Medical and Aesthetics Clinic.

Time to destroy the fats !

Ultrashape V3 can destroy fat in stubborn trouble areas like the lower tummy, love handles and thighs. It is the only Ultrashape V3 in Singapore at the newly expanded wing of AEON Medical and Aesthetic Centre located at Pacific Plaza along Scotts Road (opposite Grand Hyatt Hotel ).

This is my 2nd treatment and you can read my first post HERE.

“Showing off” my cute lump of fats. A strap was used to gather all the fats around my waist and tummy area to the centre.  Looks like muffin lor.

The aesthetician go through a round of radio frequency to tone up the tummy.

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Markings were made digitally for accuracy in targeting the fatty areas.

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Here’s Dr Kim starting the Ultrashape ultrasound on my “muffin-like belly fats”.

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This treatment is non-invasive , no pain , no down time and no bruising. It actually destroyed the fats by breaking down the fats. Also i have to drink alot of water because the fats will be “washed out” also.

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There are 2 types of treatment – Legacy ( toning and tightening ) and Ultrashape ( fats destroying ) . Don’t be confused when you call to enquire and make an appointment. There is first trial promotion and you can call to enquire. Good time to burn the fats off your tummy after CNY.

And for those who asked , i had my lashes done at Lushlashh which is located conveniently at The Arcade @ Raffles Place (Tel:85685268 ). You can check their FB page HERE to know more and mention my name when you make an appointment. This time , i done something abit different. I cant remember the type of curls or length i did. But i showed the technician a picture and she followed what i wanted. You can ask her the types of lashes i did because she has my records 🙂

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Hehe…side track abit..i like the ear muffs i wore to Taiwan. Finally i can wear it after i bought it 2 years ago from Korea. I like the burgundy + black mix tone.

One of the reason why i MIA-ed for 2 weeks.

I was down with a really bad eye infection.

Pus was oozing out from my eyes and it somehow dried up and “encrusted” around my eyes. I thought i was tearing because of the inner lid infection but i was shock that i was unable to open my eyes and totally disgusted by this sight when i looked into the mirror. This picture already not bad liao. It was worst. So for a couple of days , my eyes was totally shut. I thought i was going blind okay !

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Got a cheap cheap specs to wear and cover the swollen eyes. This was a few days after taking antibiotics.

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Took 10 days to heal completely before i was down with a bad cold again. And if you are wondering who is handling Agneselle now ? Well , i have people taking care and running it for me now. You can enjoy 20% off NEW ARRIVALS now ! (enter code CNY20 to enjoy 20% off NEW ARRIVALS and SALE50 to enjoy 50% off SALE) . New items just added under SALES page few days ago too !

Body immune system was kinda low for 2 weeks.  I just want a healthy 2016 !

I just saw alot of emails in peonykissblog@gmail.com inbox and i will reply them before end of the week. Saw alot of queries on the jackets i bought and also places to go in Korea. I will answer them properly so it may take a while to reply.

The wedding day is kinda fixed on 8th October in Busan. 08.10.16.

So this coming spring , im going there for my wedding shoot and make my hanbok. I am also arranging for my brother to take his wedding pictures there. Im now becoming a Korea photoshoot wedding planner soon lol. Planning and arranging for photoshoots and proposals for alot of my friends or family member now. It is cheaper than going through bridal studios in SG. You save at least 50% lol but firstly you need to know the language and it is easier to communicate this way. Studios that target foreigners only tend to be a little more expensive. It is better if you have a local to arrange for you instead.

We were thinking of hanbok wedding dress which is more unique. East west fushion with embroidery details. Shall go see see look look this coming trip.

My new family in Korea. Jinjae oppa printed the pictures and put it at home.

My fiance , his brother and his mother.

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I have more good news and K-beauty to share next post !

CNY is coming and i had my new hair colour done with Joanne. She is really attentive and attend to me from the start till the end even washing my hair. I wanted something abit reddish + violet + dark brown that doesn’t fade to orangey or yellowish tone due to the nature of my work ( i have to look presentable ) . Also something a little bit violet. So she mixed these 2 colours for me and i really love it !!! All my colleagues and friends said the colour is very nice and even asked what colour is it.  The salon is located at Chevron house so it is convenient for those who work at Raffles place. And also if you have any company events or important client meetings you can find her to set your hair. She starts early morning because some bankers find her to wash , below and set their hair before work ( really salute to them..can wake up so early to have their done ). You can contact Joanne at 9839 1084 and mention my name to enjoy discounts.

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Actually i bought quite abit of winter/spring coats , knits and beanies from the korean site for my taiwan trip. Im going to Cingjing and didn’t expect it to be -3 degrees celsius. Luckily , i bought fleece and fur lined leggings. Why i like to buy from Korean site is because 1) Affordable 2) Keep my warm 3) Light weight 4) Chic designs that never run out of style. The trick to buying from Korean site is never look at how good is it on the model. What looks good on model doesn’t mean it will look good on you. Their models look like dolls ( whether is it natural or plastic surgery i dont know ). Same goes to online shopping in SG. Usually i will take hours to shop because i really think and imagine how it will look like on me and how can i pair it with what i have.I also buy neutral or pastel colours because it is easier to match.

Remember the Espoir primer i blogged about 2 months ago ? I really love it. Very moisturizing and good for my Taiwan trip because it is winter there now. If you are looking for a primer that moisturizes your skin and gives you that glow , this is the right one ! I prefer this to the Hera one because this one contains essences and more moisturizing for me .

https://peonykiss.com/tag/espoir/

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Before i end this post , i wanna talk about animal cruelty and abuse.

It is very saddening to know how some people can be SO EVIL HEARTED !

https://www.facebook.com/Hopedogrescuesg/posts/1205772872784217

I hope karma get to this person who did this horrible and inhumane thing to this dog.

Who can be so evil to trick it to the forest area and tie it to the tree. The dog was fighting for its life by barking and whining to get help and attention. I emailed to enquire on how can i chip in to its medical fees and before i could even contribute , the dog has passed away.

I really don’t understand how can someone be so evil to do that to the dog. May this little baby rest in peace.

Really angry to read this.

If the person who did that is reading this post..KARMA will come to you !