Posted on February 26, 2014
Looking back on my February Instagram feed I really want to count how many calories I have consumed. It also definitely explains as to why I have grown myself a pair of manboobs…Can’t help it, Korean food is so damn good and if I have the chance to eat like a Joseong King, why not?
Oh and I just turned 24! Woop Woop~
[From left to right]
1. Peaceful countryside in Damyang 2. Cotton candy latte in the Banana Tree cafe (post here) 3. Cheese Dalkgalbi 4. Fish Oddeng street food for dinner. 5. Do you want to build a snowman? 6. Cakes disguised as a plant pot.
7. Damyang DdeokGalbi 8. Waiting for the train in the Seoul subway station. 9. Incheon International Airport still have their Christmas decorations up! 10. Arrived in Hong Kong 11. Perks of visiting family? Moneyzzzz 12. Dim Sum.
13. Hong Kong Breakfast – Pineapple buns and milk tea. 14. I’m a tart…and egg tart. 15. Village floating on a lake. 16. Galbi goodness! 17. PungoBbang with a custard filling. 18. Potato soup – KamjaTang
19. Sizzling samgyupsal 20. Valentines luvin’ 21. Studying Korean and listening to ‘Set me free’ by SM the Ballad. 22. Birthday bouquet 23. Gifts and messages. Thank you all. 24. Snowboarding in Muju resort.
25. Nightboarding > Dayboarding 26. Gyeongbuk Palace in Seoul 27. Naked line of trees 28. Which cake? 29. Forget Kimchi, it’s pizza time! 30. Jeyokbokkeum and side dishes all for $3!
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Posted on February 20, 2014
One of the main reasons I decided to stay in Korea for another year was because of snowboarding! Last year I had a taste of it during mid March as the snow was melting away. But oh damn was it great to be back, not only just snowboarding and riding the wind, but i couldn’t wait to take more photos of this resort for this blog…
…until I broke my lense.
I wasn’t carrying it out and about around my neck whilst boarding…in fact it was nicely padded inside my bag. I don’t get it, it was fine last year even though i fell and rolled over many times… T_T . No regrets though…I think I would’ve beaten myself up more if I didn’t take any risks and went home pictureless…meh, so sorry guys for the lame post this week.
Trying to master the front edge technique I ended up with bruised knees, bruised back, a bruised purple arse, and an unfocusable lense…GAINS BRah!
Aaaaanyways there are more pictures on my Instagram account if you’re interested. Just sayin’
Posted on February 10, 2014
I know I said on my twitter account that I would Instagram like crazy when I get to Hong Kong, but lack of wifi really made me want to pull my hair out and give up. At every corner of the street I try and see if I can steal anyones internet but no luck at all. I think I was still in Korea mode where I thought wifi was available almost everywhere….dangit…my hands couldn’t resist taking out my phone even though i knew I couldn’t access Facebook…grrrr
Anyhow I’m really getting into Instagram-ing lately as it’s so much more convenient and fun. My sister always goes on about ‘travel-gramming’ and I never really understood it. But the more I practised taking Instagram pictures the better I got and it’s always great fun to instantly edit the photos on the spot…allllll in one device.
Due to some emergency family situations I flew to Hong Kong for the weekend. Rather than taking pics of the usual touristy areas, I thought I might show you guys a nice hidden gem near where my grandparents live. The main picture is a fishing village staying afloat all year round. I sometimes wonder what will happen where there is a typhoon or something…
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Posted on February 2, 2014
When someone visits from London you would generally have an idea as to where to take them to or recommend. However when Shini of Park and Cube came to Seoul and asked me whether there is a photogenic/scenic place that I can take her, for the first time my brain was empty. Obviously you would take them to places like Namsan Tower or Gyeongbuk palace and all the other touristy spots. However since she will already go there with her husband later this week… where else IS there where you don’t have to hike up for hours or travel outside of Seoul. Photogenic….scenic….non-touristy….Seoul….hah….good question!
For once I really appreciate this whole hashtag kafuffle happening with Instagram. Korean natives regularly hashtag really peculiar café spots (#카페) or irresistible food (#맛집) from around the country. This makes researching much easier and requires very little effort, so you can easily build up your itinerary by using Instagram just like I do. Since photos can be really misguided in some websites, Instagram helps realistically capture what a place looks like through the eyes of a person.
This is exactly how I came to knowledge of this café.
The Banana Tree cafe and their eye capturing Cotton candy latte 솜솜라떼 (sweet as fudge btw) and signature Flower Pot 팝 dessert which looks intriguing. It really reminds me of the days when I was an obese child where I literally stuffed anything in my mouth including grass from the school field and dirt. Now, I really just want to go outside with the flower pot dessert and munch on the soil like truffle in front of people JUST to see their grossed out reactions~ hehe
How to get there:
Seoul subway – Sinsa exit 6 just behind the casamia.
Directions are a little tricky so watch the video for directions here.