Last week end , the KBS (Korean boyfriend and spouse group) went to JB !

Massage , pedicures , Tesco shopping and sweeping make up removers at Watsons while in KSL mall. Also , we had tze char, bak kut teh and Korean food for dinner. One of the couples who frequented JB introduced us to this place !

 Nam Moon Restaurant in Johor Bahru

Address : 31, Jalan Perang, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

It is about 3 mins away from KSL mall and cost 4ringgit to GRAB over. I didnt managed to take photo of the place and the food we had because my hp went low batt ! But i managed to kope some picture from google. I don’t now the source but they are just from google images.

They serve like 12 side dishes !


The pancake and Galbi Soup is very good ! The pancake is a MUST ORDER because it is soooo cripsy ! Especially the seafood pancake. The soup also very niceeee !

If you are planning to go JB ! MUST DROP BY THIS PLACE !!!

Btw , was suprised to know that the boss is a Japanese! The pricing is affordable and good.

We went to Bornga in Citysquare previously (The Citysquare in JB ! Not the one at Farrer Park hor !) . Bornga in JB is much cheaper. If you prefer to go eat BBQ , i will suggest Bornga instead of Nam Moon. The meat quality at Nam moon is not that good. It is very thin , dry and hard like bacon. Not that shiok. But the other dishes like pancakes etc are very good there . Very home cook style. So maybe you can go there for home style Korean food and then to Bornga for the BBQ.

Really enjoyed this trip ! Rented a 4 bedroom airbnb at KSL , the guys bought alot of beer , fruits and snacks from Tesco and had drinks till late night 3am. Alot of chatting and can see they are really enjoying themselves. The girls all went for beauty sleep at 1am. The guys were at one corner of the living room and the girls gathered together at another corner. Can’t wait for the next gathering and outing !

Didnt take pictures lately. I realized i missed out quite abit….during a period of time 3 yrs back when i was so insta-crazy. Everything must take photo and i didnt enjoy my food , travel and the time spent tog with hubs (that time he was still my bf). I had to bring a big bag out whenever we go out because my camera is quite big and i have to change lenses here and there. So mafan and cannot really enjoy. Now, phone aside and less photos..enjoy more…Feel so much happier ! That is why i seldom post up on instag and didn’t really blog much about the places i go and restaurants i go to…Just want to enjoy the moment and my food hehe. But of cos if i come across any good things will share lah!

One of the reasons why i didnt blog much about the Korean food or restaurants i went is because….i cook at home most of the time now !!! Hehe so instead of sharing places to eat , i will share the recipes !! I have been cooking and eating at home more these days. Will share why later.

Anyway , here are some dishes i cooked last week !

Korean Cold Bibim Noodles (Bibim Myeon) 

Very easy to cook! A friend’s hubby gave me this recipe.

It is ALMOST the same sauce i used for most of my Korean cooking but the proportion of is slightly different.

The sauce makes up the whole dish whereas the ingredients are quite easy. Raw cucumbers , boil eggs or tofu and noodles only!




How to make the sauce ? 

2 table spoon of Korean soya sauce

2 table spoon of Korean chilli paste (Gochujang)

1 table spoon of Korean chilli flakes (gochu garu)

1 table spoon of sesame oil

1 tea spoon of sugar

1 table spoon of Korean corn syrup or rice syrup

1 table spoon of minced garlic

1 tea spoon of vinegar

Mixed them up in a bowl. This serving of sauce is just nice for 2 pax.

Usually i will make more and keep in a bottle and put in the fridge. Can keep for up to 2 weeks. So i can cook bibim noodle anytime by just boiling the noddles..machiam like eating instant noodle like that. But of course , healther lah. No MSG unlike instant noodles.






Now it comes to the noodles ! Got this from Koryo Mart for about $4.95 if i remember correctly. Can eat quite long.

Don’t use the entire packet hor! That is alot..can feed more than 10 pple already. Just take out abit to boil first. If not enough , then boil somemore. I always overestimat the amount haha so i ended up with leftovers.

Just like cooking pasta, boil water and put the noodles in to boil. After about 4-5 mins or after the noodles are cooked , sieve it out and rinse it in cold water.

Hubs is particular about tap water. So i use the electric kettle boil the water first and let it cool , pour into a plastic pail , add about 10 ice cubes. That is why it is called Cold BiBim Myeon. It has to be cold then nice mah.





I sieve out the noodles using a siever and soak it into the pail of cold water. Use chopsticks to spread the noodles so they can cooled faster.







After sieved out noodles and put into a mixing bowl and mix with the sauce.

I prefer using hands to mix the noodles than chopsticks. It is more well-mixed when i use hands (with gloves of course!)



Of course , we won’t be eating just plan noodles. I cut the seaweed into shreads , boil eggs and tofu and sliced cucumbers into strips.




Put the well mixed noodle in a serving bowl , add in the boiled tofu and egg ( I don’t like plain boiled eggs so i didnt add in here ) , cucmber strips , shreaded seaweed and garnish with sesame seeds. Best is that you have dumplings at home. Steam them and eat together with the cold noodles. It is really shiok !!




The sesame seeds brand i am using.


I created a  “Bibim noodle station” for my hubs. So he can make his own after work while i went out for my client appointment. Haha hubs cannot cook so i need set everything properly. He just need to boil noodles only.

Very easy. So if you are having a home party and want to make your own Bibim noodles station also can. Guests can create their own. Because some people do not like cold noodles. So they can skip the “cooling” part or just partially cool it. Some people who like me doesn’t like plain boiled eggs ( i have to eat it with dark soya sauce ! lol ) can skip the eggs and put more tofu or eat more dumplings. It is healthier than cooking instant noodles. Just boil noodles , add the pre-prepared sauce , slice some cucumbers/boil tofu/egg/dumplings and you can eat already.

If you are interested and want to learn Korean food cooking , these are the common used sauces. I think i blogged about it before but i forgot which post or catagory i tagged in. But here is it :

Soya suace , Gochujang (Chilli paste) , Gochu Garu (Chilli Flakes) , Korean sesame oil , White Vinegar (I always get the Korean brand ones), Corn Syrup or Rice Syrup.  With all these sauces , you can basically cook anything. With $20-$25 you can get all the sauces already. Check for manufacturing and expiry dates. I realized the manufacturing and expiry dates for the Korean sauces here in SG are quite short. There was once i was in a rush and didn’t bother to check. Wah…the soya bean paste sauce was just 3 months away from expiry ! And that bottle cost $12,90 ! Very wasted if i couldn’t finish it.


Speaking of that , i have been cooking Soya Bean Paste Stew quite often for the past 2 to 3 weeks haha ..cos that is the bottle of bean paste i mentioned above which was 3 months away from expiry 😦

Blogged about this recipe before but this time abit different ! After watching Baek Jong Won’s show , i learnt a new way to cook ! It is more delicious and hubby loves it so much that he requested for it every few days. Haha Soya bean paste soup is quite salty so cannot eat every day lah ! Eat every day also sian. So usually i cooked twice a week…haha because the silken tofu sell in 2 packets ( 2 for $1.45 at Fairprice and zucchini are also sold in 2 ! )



Ingredients needed 

Boil water with kelps and dried anchovies. Once the water changed colour, take 0ut the kelps and anchovies and throw away  Keep the soup base aside.

Cut 1 yellow onion into thin slices

Cut 1 zucchini into thin slices

Cut 2 green chilli into slices

Cut 1 potato into tiny cubes or slices

Half a pack of golden straw mushrom

1 pack of silken tofu


How to cook ?

1 table spoon of sesame oil into the stone pot.

1 table spoon of minced garlic

Fry zucchini slices, potato and onion slices together with the garlic.

Once the fragrant is out , add the soup base ( that was boiled with anchovies and kelps) and boil.

Add 1 and a half table spoon of soya bean paste ( you can buy from Korean mart ) , add 1 tea spoon of Korean chilli paste (gochujang) and half a tea spoon of Korean chilli flakes (Gochugaru) into the stew and boil.

Add the sliced green chilli , silken tofu and golden straw mushroom.

Leave it to boil on small fire.

After about 20 minutes , it is ready to serve !

I prefer to use the stone pot. The soup tasted much nicer than using a stainless steel pot. Don’t know why also.

Hope this post gives you some idea what to cook this week for your family or love ones !

Heading back to work and working on next post on #Smartlady ! It’s been 4 months since i last blogged on #Smartlady !


SU:M37 Review


Im back and i miss this space lol. Last 1 month was quite hectic at work. Claims , meeting new people , going for my medical check ups and accompany clients for medical check ups etc. Started my day at 930am and ended almost 9pm daily and on weekends.

And finally i get to pamper myself with new products ! So it is review time !

Toners , body scubs and new BB cushion ! yay! Always looking of forward to relax and pamper my skin.

I was shopping for sauces and groceries at Sengkang’s Koryo mart when i saw this from PLU.

It was in my must-buy list when i go Korea for 2 weeks  this coming October. I already added into my cart and was thinking of asking MIL to order 10 tubes from Lotte Home Shopping mobile app because it is cheaper but i paiseh to trouble her so decided to order from Gmarket myself and send to my MIL’s place and bring back when i go over in Oct. There is a discount (1+1 for KRW 14,000) on Gmarket. The one in Sengkang’s Koryo mart cost $14.90 per tube. Quite expensive but bo bian. I decided to buy 1 tube from Koryo mart first because i need a good scrub badly. I can feel my skin quite dry these days and i finished my old tube of scrub already. Going without scrubs for 1 month is quite xin ku for me because felt like got alot of dead skin and no matter how much moisturiser you apply , the skin still feel very dry.

Anyway this is a popular body scrub. It is also my MIL’s favourite brand.  She introduced it to me 3 years ago. Previously was a brown tube. This purple one is the new version and more moisturizing.



The beads are pretty gentle and not very coarse or harsh on the skin. Skin felt very smooth and clean after the scrub !



Im running out of my HERA skincare soon and luckily, my Korean teacher went back to Korea for 2 weeks and she helped me to buy my new set of skincare products and BB cushion ! I didn’t go back to Korea in March so i couldn’t stock up my supply 😦

This October trip will have alot of shopping to do liao. I carting out from the duty free online and collect at the airport when i go back to SG. I go so much to buy and i think if i were to pack all in my luggage sure overweight cos most of them are in glass bottles.


I switch and change my skincare brand once in a while. This time i am using the brand SU:M37.

SUM37 is a reputable brand just like HERA. Maybe not as popular or well known as HERA , Laneige or Sulwhasoo.

Got myself a new cleanser. Need a whitening and brightening cleanser badly. I like this texture. Very foamy and rich.

Smell also abit citrusy but hubs say smells like Mama Lemon. Lol


It does really brigthen my skin and my skin looks more clear after washing up. Definitely will buy this again ! My skin felt very clean after that and doesn’t dry up the skin like other whitening/brightening facial foam ! If you are looking for a new facial foam or looking to try out new ones , i will recommend this one.

Price : KRW 27,000 from airport duty free.


I always wanted to use this after trying out a refill pack. When i saw this travel exclusive…of cos must buy lah !

2 main case cushion + 4 refills for only KRW 71,000 ! That is about SGD $80 !!

SUM37 is available at Tangs Orchard and Vivocity but it is very expensive in SG. 1 main case cushion + 1 refill cost SGD $67 in Tangs. Very expensive  compared to Korea.

I like this cushion alot. It is very moisturising just like its name “Waterfull” and quite lasting too ! If you were to compare with the HERA black cushion , it is not as long lasting as the black cushion because black cushion is more matt and matt cushion are more long lasting.



If you are looking for new cushion , this is one cushion you can try. I will definitely stock up on this again. Not only because of the price but it is very good and suits my skin type.

Though it is called Waterfull cushion , it is does not give that super dewy and glowy look compared to the HERA UV mist cushion. This is semi-matt with slight dewy effect. Lasting power also not bad. This cushion was made to be long lasting in summer weather. So it suits our SG weather. Hehe it is also in my next must-buy list and already in my cart. Shall cart out when im in KR and collect it at airport when i depart from KR.


I also got the Hydrating Glow set but i have not try it yet. Going to start using it this week and shall review it maybe this or next week !



Korean Seafood Pancake

#SGAhjumma !

Last 2 weeks , i have been making Korean seafood pancake for hubby lol. He asked if i cooked for 2 pax or for a village. Because i made like 8 pcs ? LOL I was trying to use up the batter if not it will be quite wasted if we didn’t use it up and have to throw away.

So i had 1 pc and he had 7pcs ! Cook until very tired…no mood to eat man !

It is very easy to cook. 1 pancake takes about 5-8 mins. I took about 15 mins to prepare the ingredients.

So here is the recipe ! Very easy and you can do it at home !

Ingredients you need : pancake mix flour ( you can buy from Korean mart in SG  )..cost about $2.90 for the small pack. 1 pack of spring onions, 1 squid sliced into thin slices , grey prawns ( i got normal grey prawns instead of tiger prawns because they are not so thick ) , eggs .

For the water to mix with the pancake flour , you need Korean kelps , anchovies and dried shrimps(optional). Boil water with these 3 seasonings and keep in fridge overnight to cool. If you cannot find the anchovies or kelps individually or if it is too expensive , Korean marts in sg do well them in satchets like teabags. So you can just throw one bag in (each bag contains the kelps , dried shrimps and anchovies) . I bought mine in Korea supermarket individually since i use them quite often. If you don’t cook Korean food as much as i do , the satchets will be more economical for you.



Wash and dry the spring onnions then cut into short lengths ( 2-3 inches long).

Mix pancake flour with the seasoned water kept overnight in the fridge. It is supposed to be slightly runny and should not be very sticky.

I sliced the squids and prawns thinly so it can be embedded in the batter easily and will not “fall out” when i flip the pancake.



Beat the eggs. 1 egg for 1 pancake.





Oil the pan and get ready to cook your pancake !

You can cook either these ways :

  1. Pour the batter onto the pan and “sprinkle” the prawns , squids and spring onions over
  2. Mix the spring onions , prawns and squids in a bowl and pour the mixture onto the pan.

I cooked using both methods and they all worked for me.

Pour the egg on top of half cooked pancake and sprinkle salt over.

I used to mix the batter with egg but my Korean teacher told me to pour the egg on top of the half cooked pancake. So that it will be crispy ! Adding the egg later will also “seal” the ingredients into the pancake so they will not drop off when i flip.


When you pour the egg onto the pancake , remain about 2 table spoon of eggs to pour on the other side after you flip over.

After flipping here and there to make sure each sides are well cooked… have the Korean seafood pancake ! Crispy and yummy ! Best to pair it with Korean rice wine (Makoli).





Super duper easy. You can also add green and red peppers but i don’t eat these 2 . So i didnt include them in my pancake.

Hera Black Cushion

#Kbeauty !


Finally i got my Hera Black Cushion 3 weeks ago and have been using it for almost 2 weeks.


Here is my honest review!

I really like the packaging alot. It looks very classy and it kind of resembled the YSL cushion.

Black casing with gold rims.

The cushion pad quality seemed to be better and improved.



There is also the HERA logo embossed on the cushion.




Packaging and casing was great but the most important thing is the coverage and texture.

It was marketed to be light weight , brightens the skin , matt and lasts longer as per their website (Click HERE)

Here are my reviews after 2 weeks of use :

Coverage : Light but full. It does brightens the skin. I am using N21 (Vanilla).

Dewyness : It is quite matt and if you have dry skin , you may want to apply moisturizing primer before using this cushion. Sometimes when i am in the aircon room for too long and my skin felt dry , i have to spray facial mist first before touching up with the cushion else very hard to blend.

Lasting Power : Yes it does last quite long and i do not need much touch up except when i wiped my mouth after meals.

What i like about this cushion : it really helps to brighten up my skin. It looks more luminous and it really lasts longer esp in the hot weather these days.

Should you buy ? : Yes ! It works well in our summery and hot humid weather. You do not need to worry about your base make up melting away. But if you like this cushion and yet find it too matt like me , try applying moisturizing primer first.

This is also something i got and waiting to arrive too ! Shall review once i got my hands on it and tried for at least a week !






I meet alot of people during my work. Some whom i met the first time thought that i am in my early 20s..around 25 or 26 years old. Sometimes , uber drivers will ask me “No school today ah?” . So they were shocked and surprised when they realized that i am already 31+ after i introduced myself and my experience in the industry.  Many said that my face looks quite young..and ladies will ask for my skincare routine and products im using and why i don’t have any wrinkles yet. Interestingly , guys will assume that i am high maintainence (go for aesthetic treatments, botox etc etc weekly to maintain).

To be honest , i can see that i age abit liao compared to last time. Maybe they meet me for the first time and don’t know how i look like before.

So what is my beauty secret ? How to look young ? What kind of products did i use ?

To be honest , i do not have any beauty secrets.

It is all about hydration.

I realized that as i grow older , my skin becomes more dry easily and now i have to use creamier products.

Drink more water and also i use more of hydration products. Only switching between whitening and firming/collagen serums inbetween. Hydration helps to “pump” up your skin. It is like a kind of “natural” fillers. Moisturising is a MUST in my daily skincare routine. Proper skin hydrating care can help to make your skin looks younger and brighter.

And before i sleep , i will hydrate my skin since i switch on the air-con everyday ( hubby cannot stand the heat )

I also drink green tea daily.

So perhaps you can try to focus more on hydrating your skin and see if there is any improvement in your skin condition. Of cos you cannot expect immediate results overnight. It takes some time. Give yourself about 6 months !

Now the weather very hot and sunny. I should focus more on whitening soon already. Can’t wait for next Korea trip in Sept. And waiting for any new launch products that are good.

BTW ! My HERA BLACK CUSHION ARRIVED ! Going to review once i used it ! And i also have some cushion eyeshadows to recommend too ! It is so convenient and the colour is really natural 🙂




I went to Dooki at Suntec City for dinner about 3 weekends ago!
It is Tteokbokki buffet ! We ate alot! You have to make your own sauces and i think the sauce that Mr Shin concocted is not bad lol

 Just updated on my youtube channel after saving my instastory video.

The queue is very long so it is better for you to make reservation way ahead first. Alot of choices for the toppings but rice cakes are very starchy. So though it is buffet,  we couldn’t eat much. Stomach gets too full quite fast.

Im hooked to the following dramas these days.

They kept me busy from Tuesday to Friday late nights.  LOL

School 2017

Reunited Worlds ( MUST WATCH! Made me cry 😦 ) 


Bride of the Water God



I have received some requests to buy over Agneselle’s for the past few months. It is not easy to even think about letting it go because it is something i hold on dearly for years.

After much consideration and discussion , i decided to let it go.

If you are interested to buy over, do email me.


Everytime whenever i MIA-ed for a while on my blog , friends will ask me anything happened or busy making babies ah ?

Nah…. we are “out” this cycle so have to try again lor.

Next cycle , i will try to take it easy…to be honest , people who are trying to conceive or had conceived will know the most stressful and fustrating part is not waiting for ovulation…but the 2 weeks after ovulation date. Because before ovulation , you are doing something in hope of a positive outcome…but after ovulation date, there is a 2 weeks wait (Luteal phase) which is the 2 weeks before your period come. During these 2 weeks , you can only wait and do nothing. Doing nothing and hoping your period don’t come and you still start doing crazy symptoms spotting. To be honest , i thought we could have made it this month because i had no PMS symptoms. I always have breast soreness , pre-menses cramps and migrane 10 days before my period and it will end when period starts. But this time , there was nothing…then who knows the day after i came back from Bintan on 7th July …period come liao.


Both of us were disappointed. Super disappointed.

I was feeling very stressed and i broke down for a mere 5 minutes. Feeling cranky then suddenly menses came. This time , i tried not to be too stress about everything around work ..people…housework etc. Some friends asked if i had medical checks done. Well , everything checked. All fine and healthy. No abnormalities. Gynae says ovaries, uterus , eggs and everything looks healthy and nice. I think i am abit kiasu..cos i did checks even before we started trying. we are only in our 3rd or 4th cycle try. Usually people only go for checks after 1 year. But because of our age (im 31 and he is 33) , i decided to go for medical check first.

After i blogged about the previous post (chemical pregnancy), i received many emails and instagram messages from readers who also experienced the same thing , experiencing the same thing or also at the same stage as me ( trying to conceive ). It is comforting to know that i am not facing these challenges alone and for people who are going through the same thing to give me encouragements and sugggestions. So i want to say THANK YOU for all your kindness and encouragements. It is very sweet of all of you. And i am also blessed to have understanding clients who gave me encouragements and positivity not only at about trying to conceive but also towards my work. Because i do alot of family planning (husband and wives + their kids + their extended family ), the women are all married. So some are going through the same thing or have went through before. It is nice to have people to talk to over a coffee and they are able to relate to your situation.

BTW, i just unlocked my instag to public lol. I privated the instag for 2 years already and don’t really accept new followers. I am slightly more active there now.




Not sure if you all heard of the Korean skincare method called 7-SKIN.

I bet you have heard about triple cleansing (Make up remover -> Oil cleanser -> Foam cleanser ). This 3 steps already took up about 5-10 mins of my bath time. So now…is 7-Skin.

I received alot of enquiries on that for the past few months but i kept forgetting to blog about this lol. I heard of it last year in October when i was in Korea for my wedding. The Korean makeup artist told me about it. So i started trying it since then.

So what is 7-Skin ? 

“Skin” is Korea’s name for toners.

7-skin means layering 7 layers of toners before you continue with the other steps. By layering with 7 layers of toners , it is supposed to boost and optimized the hydration level in your skin. Your skin will “drink up” and “absorb” the toners more effectively. It will give you a glowy and hydrated skin look.

So how do you do it ?
Well , after cleansing your face , you apply the first layer of toner. Then wait for 3-5 minutes for it to be absorbed before you apply another layer and you repeat this 7 times !

Then after which , you can continue with your usual routine of applying essence , serums , emulsions and moisturizer.

To be honest , having 7 toners is very expensive and applying 7 layers is really time consuming. It took me about almost an hour to finish the whole skincare routine from toner to moisturizer when i tried this 7-skin method.

So i reduced to 3-Skin instead. I find 3 Skin still acceptable and less time consuming. The effect also there.
So what products did i apply ?

Because i am applying 3 layers , i chose and start with the more “watery” texture toners first.
I bought this Hatomugi Skin Conditioner from Taipei. The texture is quite watery and not very thick. It absorbs very easily so i used it as the first layer. This toner is supposed to help with hydration.

2nd layer is the Rene-cell peptide toner . It supposed to help with firming of skin. This texture is watery and easily absorbed.

I reviewed this HERE before.


3rd layer is slightly less “watery” in texture compared to the first 2 layers. The Aquabolic toner from HERA.
Long time readers of mine knows that i am a BIG BIG FAN of HERA. Their products never failed me.

Their BB Cushion also the BEST !


Yup , so this is my 3 SKIN method. I reduced from 7 to 3 because 7 is toooo time consuming and i don’t see myself buying 7 toners. I rather use good toners. Some people asked if you can repeat the toners ? As in just 1 toner but apply 7 times ? This also can work and it is just whether you have the patience or not.

So very easy , just start with the most light weighted toner first and the more heavy one last.

I do this 3-skin step everyday ! Perhaps you can try it too.




It’s been another hectic week of work…this post was in draft mode for a week already.

Busy but fulfiling…met different people with different life inspiring stories and experiences and different problems.

Last weekend was spent cooking at Pamela’s house ! She is in the KBS (Korean boyfriend and spouse) group chat and she just moved into the same place ! But different block. So weekend evening was spent cooking Ddak Bokkeum Tang (Korean spicy chicken stew) and Bossam (Braised Pork) at her new place because her kitchen is bigger !


I blogged the recipe for Korean Spicy Chicken Stew before over HERE.

But i think i have not blogged about Bossam yet.

Cooking Bossam is very easy. You can do it concurrently with the chicken stew to save time.

How to cook Bossam (Korean braised Pork Belly) ?

This one is super easy ! You can do it ANYTIME.

More delicious and healthy to cook at home. Cheaper also. Because a plate of Bossam cost about SGD45 in restaurants along Telok Ayer and Tanjong Pagar and the serving is less than the one we cooked.

We bought 2 strips ( above picture portion ) for only SGD18 from supermarket which is more than enough for 4pax.

You need to buy thick juicy pork belly…not the ones used for BBQ.

This one is really DAMN THICK.

You can buy from the fresh meat section in Fairprice. It is about $0.89 per 100g.

I usually buy about 1kg. 1 strip can feed 2 pax. But my Mister eats i always buy 2 strips.

Wash the pork clean and dry

Boil  a pot of water and add in the ingredients below together with the pork belly into the pot of boiling water.

Cut 1 whole onion into quarters

12 cloves of peeled garlic

3 table spoon of coffee powder

12 slices of ginger

3 table spoon of Korean bean paste

Boil the ingredients together with the pork belly for about an hour.

Take it out and cut into slices.

Garnish with sesame seeds

Tadahhh the pork belly is done !

Now is the sauce and kimchi.

Well , it tastes better with oyster kimchi but i don’t know how to make oyster kimchi so i just used normal kimchi.

Add abit of Ssamjjang and kimchi on top of the pork and wrap the pork belly with lettuce leaf . You are ready to pop this goodness ㅑ into your mouth ! So yummy !

Pamela and i took about 2 hours to prepare the dishes whereas the guys were in the living room playing game , drinking beer and talking. Quite typical in a Korean family setting. Lol. The women are always in the kitchen. But of cos , the guys cleared table after the meal.

It’s been 8 months since we got married. We will be celebrating our 1 year anni in 4 months !
We got married in SG on 11th Sept 2016 and 8th Oct 2016 in Korea!

But we should be celebrating on 8th Oct this year because we will be in Korea for 2 weeks for Chu Seok (mid autumn).

Mr Shin wanted me to wear a modern hanbok for Chu Seok instead of wearing the traditional one.

But modern hanboks are so expensive leh !

Im thinking of this set :



Or this lace top with the embossed skirt.


Both are nice leh .. still 3 more months to decide lol

Chu Seok means maybe have to give out “angbao” liao. I need to get the hanbok designed envelopes. They look better than the white envelopes. Koreans don’t give red packets. They give in the form of white envelopes.

So on my ROM day in Singapore , his Korean friends attended our ROM and they all gave us white envelopes and have their names written so big on the cover. So my relatives were abit shocked. My ah ma also asked me why lol..she got a culture shock. Because chinese only give white envelopes with $$ during funeral.

I think i talked about my marriage life before. But now that we were married for almost 8 months.

Somethings changed and somethings don’t. What changes did changed for the better. But overall , our marriage life is very happy. Of cos , we also have those trivial squabbles..just nag and forget me not happy that my hub left all the dirty dishes in the sink and wash only later or next day or wait for me to wash. Im that kind who eat already must wash immediately. And he don’t like that i don’t close the tooth paste tab or leave traces of tooth pastes in the sink after my morning wash.

Married for 8 months already and many people have been asking me these questions :

” So how ?? Planning for kids ? “

“When are you having a baby ?”

“Why still don’t have yet ? “

“Trying for baby already ?”

Hear so many times until sian and lazy to answer.

We just started trying in March actually. Trying for a baby is a tiring thing to do. Married couples and mummies/daddies will understand.

Me and my friends or clients will have this “adult talk” about having kids , successful conception , what to do and what not to do etc. We are all adults and going through the same phase. So it is good to have people to talk to about the same topic.

It is really not easy..we missed the first month because of wrong timing.

My period became irregular due to stress and irregular working and meal hours. So for me , i really have to monitor my ovulation timing. I bought the clear blue digital ovulation test kit and test everyday.

Then…at the 2nd cycle, we got a superrrrr faint positive line on the pregnancy test kit. My period late and its been 3 weeks after my ovulation date. My heart was pounding and very excited about it. Doctor told us to test again few days later. So i tested again few days later and suddenly saw a negative. Shocked and worried , i went to see my doctor and only to realized i had a chemical pregnancy. And my period came 2 days after my doctor visit and it is those kind of clotty period. And also that month in April , i had high fever more than 38 degrees TWICE and once was 39.2 degrees.

What is a chemical pregnancy ?

A chemical pregnancy is a term used to describe a very early miscarriage. It usually occurs before the fifth week of gestation, or less than a week after your first missed period and positive pregnancy test.

My hubs and i were disappointed. So now , we have to keep track and monitor incase i get pregnant. And i am taking the BLACKMORES Conceive Well Gold multi-vitamins.

Trying for a baby is not easy.

Being pregnant is not easy.

And being a mother is also not easy.

So those who are going through these 3 stages…let’s JIAYOU and stay POSITIVE together !

If you have friends who are going through the stages above, do try to be more sensitive. Some couples really tried very hard to conceive but things just don’t happen. They are already disappointed and sad. So be more encouraging instead of just asking why . Because sometimes , we just don’t know the reason why even though both people are healthy. It could be due to stress and other factors. Some people are already stress about trying to conceive. So try not to stress them even more by asking them why still don’t have yet. If you really want to ask, be more empathetic.


Back to happy things !

I am waiting for these 2 to arrive !

Always wanted to order these 2 but i have not used up my bb cushion yet. Finally , i am left with the last refill pack and it is time to get new ones ! So i decided to buy these 2 .


Lirikos Marine Collagen Cushion 

It is a new brand under Amore Pacific. Always wanted to try their serum and cushions but can only do so in June.


Hera Black Cushion

I shall do a review in July after i used the cushions.


It is mid year and time to shop for stuff because everyone is having discount and having promotions !

And got so many stuff from taobao (clothes, floats, bags etc etc) for less than SGD 150 in total !