Sunday, April 15, 2012

SEOUL June 2011 - Day 2 (N Seoul Tower)

When you grow older, do you think back about the days when you were in still in school? Yesterday, my friend and I went to get a exercise book for her theory practice. She recently took up a piano class, and had to do theory exercises as well. While in the bookstore, we stumbled across the music score books section. Amidst flipping through one, I sort of recalled the torturous days of piano lessons, how agonizing it was to wait for that 1 hr to end. But a panic also started to rise when I realised I had forgotten how to read some of the notes. Most of them actually. T-T And so I felt a melancholic regret for my childhood wasted away at piano lessons, only to find that in the end I still need to learn it all over again. T-T
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Breakfast at Dunkin Donuts! The breakfast muffin was really nice!

Pretty store front in Hongdae. The area is full of beautiful nooks like this.

I got a pair of sandals from here. :)

A walk towards the foot of Namsan Hill.

Did I say I LOVE Seoul? 

Store along the way up Namsan Hill.

Shrine or guesthouse... Not too sure as we did not go in.

Even Korean grounds look much nicer than local ones... XD

Beautiful blooms!

Tooks LOADS of photos of these flowers. XD

Saturday, April 14, 2012

SEOUL June 2011 - Day of Arrival

Time to gather up those photos and start postinng! I went to Seoul in June last year, and got to see all sorts of interesting sights and places!
Teokbokki & twigim with complementary soup at a snack store in Hongdae.

Store front along side alley of Insadong street.

Love these potted goodness seen all over Seoul!

Roses!!! Or are they?

Poop bread at a cart in Ssamziegil, Insadong.

Jeonju bibimbap at GoGung, in Ssamziegil building.

The juice & poop bread cart.

Yummy dry snacks at a food stall in Anguk subway station.

A cupboard choke-full of yummy goodness at Chocolat-Yum Bakery Cafe, Hongdae.

Sweets! At Chocolat-Yum Bajery Cafe, Hongdae.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Handmade Purchases from Etsy

After 2 years of abstaining from kawaii and all things handmade, I managed to convince myself that I was in need of some recuperative shopping therapy. It's almost like a rebound syndrome. I bought 4 items at one go! But well, I deserve them. :D

Beautiful handmade bag by buluchu. The colours are AWESOME!

The very kawaii metal frame snap purse, made with Japanese cotton fabric, handmade by octopurse!

I totally dig it!

The kawaii purse is too precious! I'm afraid of using it for fear of wearing out the fabric. @.@ The 3rd purchase is a fabric zipper pouch, which I forgot to take a photo of. And the final purchase is a backpack, something I actually need because the one I have now is literally peeling.

Well, it looks like I'm slowly getting back to blogging again, albeit shorter posts. Hope that this will keep up. :)

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Some other things for the shop

The Kawaii Medallions! You deserve to have one of these if you're a steadfast kawaii-lover! XD Find them here.

Cutesy Kawaii Woodland pin brooches. These were made some time ago, but they're in the shop now.
Updated the shop with two listings of handmade felt brooches. :) Do take a look here. In the meantime, I'm in an excited pre-holiday mode! I'm heading down under this June! I'll be visiting Finders Keepers in Sydney! WOOTS! This got me so excited that I haven't been thinking about anything else since 2 weeks ago. XD
Been researching on where to eat, the attraction places and such in Sydney and Melbourne. *yes, TWO birds killed with a stone!*
:D

Saturday, March 10, 2012

More Kawaii De-stashing!


The sack stickers have found a new home! Now, here are more kawaii for your eyes! I'm trying to figure out how in the world had I accumulated all these. XD I've put a set for sale in my Etsy shop. This lot contains non-repeating designs of all forms of cuteness! You can add them to your collection or use them for scrapbooking/collaging purposes. Take a look at the set here. :)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Kawaii Cops Please Spare Me!


The day has finally come. I'm selling off my collection of loose stickers (sack stickers). D: I've come to realise that it was a futile attempt to hoard as many designs as possible. Now I'm thinking what the heck am I gonna do with all these. XD I still love them, especially the Pool Cool ones, which I kept a few ( they are my favourites!).

It's kind of sad how time passes by and the things we once loved just doesn't excite us any more. Though I still love kawaii, I'm no longer crazy over them. It's simply time to grow out of them and start prioritising on more exciting things... like photography and travelling. :)

I'd really love to find a new owner for this collection. Please do take a look here.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A brief cap on my AWESOME trip to Kota Kinabalu Sabah (Borneo)

Hey guys! Just wanna share some photos of some of the fantastic places I visited during my 4-days trip to Kota Kinabalu (KK) Sabah last year. My friend and I drove all the way up to KK from Miri. It took us about 10 hours! Can you believe it?! Well, I was indeed thankful that we arrived there and back safely.

{ Kipungit Waterfalls near Poring Hot Springs }

{ Absolutely beautiful view at Kundasang! }

{ At Kundasang War Memorial }

{ Looks just like a desert! Beautiful landscapes of Kundasang }

{ Mahua Waterfalls }

Sabah really surprised me as I've never thought it to be so beautiful. I met up with a good friend there during my trip and caught up. He's working as a pharmacist at Hospital Tambunan, a district hospital that's situated halfway up the foot of the mountain to Kundasang. Due to the easy country life, he's searching for means to keep his time full and earn a little. He's more than happy to bring people around some of these these places for a small fee that's inclusive of transportation. :) Please do contact him (uraws87@yahoo.com) if you want a friendly show-how for your holidays in Kota Kinabalu.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

A Crafty Comeback!

Hi guys!

I've been on a long long hiatus. My last post was 2 years ago! @.@ I'm really sorry but it couldn't be helped. I finished my training and now am a fully-registered pharmacist! Because the day job consumes most of my time, I hardly ever do any crafting. But the past Chinese New Year blessed me with 4 days of blissful free-time, and so I decided that I've put off crafting long enough.

Crafting materials are of abundance, the result of several years of swapping and hoarding. It truly surprised me how much this hobby had grown, how rewarding the reaps were and how deep a passion I still have for it. Though a dream, I still hope that one day, I'll be sitting in a little shop of my own, making things with my hands and be really happy. :)

As of now, let's look at the goodies I made for CNY!

I started off with this pin brooch here. The bag of felt scraps had gotten too full, and I was in need of something really sweet! I really love the pearls and gold beads; they make things look princess-y and oh so sweet!

And then I proceeded with a 2nd brooch, still with a theme of candy and cakes. After putting on the last piece of embellishment, I declare UHU a crafter's best friend! XD

And finally, I made something I've always wanted to make; a colour-block pin with dangly chains. There's something about the combination of primary colours that makes your eyes smile and heart all warm. :P

That's all I've to share with you for now. I'm not sure when I'll be able to craft again, as work will be starting in a few day's time. Working 8 to 5, 5 days a week is no joke. And I just realised, my chat box has become an advertising space for anyone on the planet. -____-" Pls, spare me, dear people. Only promote your handmade items, or kawaii-related things. If I look up a blog on 'kawaii', I wouldn't click on "100 types of padlocks for your home". -____-"

Right. That's all for now. Hope to post more stuff soon. Tata!