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cosRX | Moisture Up Pad & Clear Pad

October 23, 2017

Boy oh boy, have I found the best product for my sensitive, dry and irritated skin!!!

http://www.cosrx.co.kr/shop/shopbrand.html?xcode=023&type=P

I found this product on facebook. I was reading through a feed on this group that I joined and someone had mentioned what products to use for their acne and another person was suggesting this product. I wasn’t sure what this was at first so I looked it up. I was like… HUH?! at first, but then I wanted to try it and so I bought it online.

The red is to clean up your skin and the blue is to add moisture to your skin.

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사진찍는 아빠 | 왕십리 사진관 | Photo Studio Wang Ship Li | Dad who takes pictures

September 20, 2017

In Korea, SA JIN KWANs are known as Photo Studios. Studios where you can get your passport photos done or any other kind of photos.

사진찍는 아빠 (Dad Who Takes Pictures) is one of the Photo Studios that specializes in passport photos and family photos.

사진찍는아빠
02-2282-5406
서울시 성동구 행당로 107

At HANG DANG (Line #5) station, use exit #2 and walk straight down the road.

After one block down the street, you’ll see 행당로 11길.

The studio is on your left-hand side, right after that sign.

You can’t miss it.

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룽청 | 압구정동맛집 | 압구정중식 | 압구정중국집 | Korean-Chinese Cuisine Apgujeong

August 26, 2017

Ever heard of Korean-Chinese Cuisine?

Well, it’s also called Korean style Chinese food. Long ago, when Chinese immigrants came to Korea to settle down, they took Chinese cuisine to a new level by making it their own. They put the Korean style into Chinese cuisine and made it a new sensation in Korea.

Now, Korea has its own Chinese cuisine that is Chinese food, with some Korean flare.

Fried shrimp with cream sauce.

I don’t remember what this was in English but it was like a slightly spicy fried shrimp dimsum on top of sea cucumbers.

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[KR] HONG DAE AMERICAN DELI | 홍대 수제버거 맛집 | 홍대 수제버거 | 홍대 데이트 맛집 | 홍대 스테이크 맛집 | Philly Cheese Steak

August 2, 2017

Today Julia and I went to the famous “AMERICAN DELI” in Hong Dae.

Chef OH is famous for winning the East Western Food Festival. He even won 3 times!!!!

He has also been on the Korean TV program DAL IN on SBS.

He is well known for creating hand made burgers that are created with fresh ingredients and with precise details in his recipes.

“AMERICAN DELI” is located in HONG DAE IP GU (Line #2).

If you exit #8, it can be found easier.


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[KR] DEAR TABLE | 디어테이블 | JANG AN PYEONG Station Brunch Cafe

July 18, 2017

Today I got the chance to go to a REALLY SUPER NICE Brunch Cafe in JANG AN DONG.

From JANG AN PYEONG Station (Purple Line #5), use exit #3. Walk straight towards the road and you’ll see a bus tation.

From this station take bus number 2233 and get off 4 stops later in front of KYUNG NAM HOTEL.

Once you get off the bus, you’ll see CAFE BENE on your left. Walk towards Cafe Bene and make a right, towards Cafe Bene.

Walk straight to the end of the road and make a left. You’ll see this.

Walk about 50 steps and DEAR TABLE will be on your left.

TA DA~ The exterior is like any ordinary cafe & brunch restaurant. Very westernized. Just looking at this, made me miss home.

Felt like a restaurant in downtown Vancouver.

The entrance is in the middle and there are two balconies on each side. The doors are folding doors that I think are kept open during days that are cool.

That’s my mom walking in. She was so excited to eat here!

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Study Cafe | 스터디카페 | 타임카페타스 | Time Cafe TASS | 금호동 스터디 카페 | Seoul Study Cafe

July 16, 2017

Today I had the chance to go to a Time Cafe called TASS. It’s really close to our place, right near SHIN GEUM HO Station on the purple line #5.

Time CAFE TASS

서울시 성동구 금호로 151 , 02-774-1827

If you come out of the station through exit #3, make a left and walk towards Dunkin Donuts.

You’ll see this.

Walk up to the third floor and you’ll find the entrance to your left.

As soon as you walk in you see this room that can hold up to 6 people.

For the use of the two rooms that they have, you have to make an appointment beforehand.

This is what it looks like inside the room.

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VSP | 뷰에스피 | 2017 맥북프로 보호필름 | 맥북프로터치바 보호 필름 | 노트북 스크린 보호 필름 | 노트북 필름 | 터치바 필름 | MacBook Pro Protective Film | Screen Cover

July 7, 2017

So a few days ago, I was able to test out this protective clear film for my MacBook Pro.

http://vspshop.co.kr/

It came like this with the product in the mail. The instructions were on the back and everything was really straight forward.

Everything was very straight forward and easy to apply.

First, you wipe your screen with the wet tissue and then with the dry tissue, then get rid of all the dust (even the really small ones with the sticker that is included, then peel off the STEP 1 film and place the screen protector on your Macbook screen. Place it nicely aligned and peel the STEP 1 strip off.

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Shaved Ice Machine

July 3, 2017

So recently I’ve been totally addicted to the snow shaved ice AKA 눈꽃빙수 in Korea. I wasn’t this addicted even when I lived in Singapore. You’d think that I would be, living in such a hot country, but I wasn’t. Here in Korea, I got addicted even when it wasn’t even hot. I think it was last winter that I went to 설빙 and I just totally got hooked. I got hooked to the Strawberry Bingsoo back then but right now, I’m so addicted to 팥빙수. The one with red beans.

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The Baby stuff I use

June 15, 2017

One of the difficult things about raising a child (other than being sleep deprived for the first year and mentally going crazy) is picking which item to use for your precious little one. It was hard for me when I had Josh because I was in Korea, I had no idea what to buy, no idea what I needed and didn’t have a friend to ask. So I had to my own research and find out on my own.

With Tyler being born, I knew exactly what worked, what I needed and how much of the items I needed to buy.

So I decided to do a post on these “BABY STUFF” that worked for me and my children.

This may not work for you and your child but it’s a list that I’d like to share for all moms.

Thermometer.

I use the forehead thermometer from BRAUN and the in ear one from the inexpensive PORORO brand. BRAUN thermometers are really expensive. I got this one in Singapore for about 80 dollars.

However, I like to have at least two in the house so that I have a second opinion. Sometimes the temperature comes out weird and I have to measure it four or five times. For those times, I keep an extra thermometer so that I know exactly what range I’m looking at.

The Pororo brand from Korea is around then bucks and works as an ear thermometer and a forehead thermometer. It works great!

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A TWOSOME PLACE COLD BREW | 투썸플래이스 콜드브루 원액

April 5, 2017

I seriously have NO idea why they named this coffee shop ” A Twosome Place”. Is it just me that thinks this name is weird???

When I first mentioned this to Kaden, Kaden said to me that this coffee shop was a pretty famous place. I was like, “WHAT?!”.

But now, I’m used to it. It’s still weird to me. But I’m used to the fact that it’s a weird name and it’s a bit less weird if you say it shortened in the Korean way that everyone in Korea says it. Everyone just calls it Twosome. As in 투썸. Which does seem a bit better cause the word twosome does mean a pair or a pair of people together. I just think putting “A” and “Place” before and after is a bit awkward. It’s like saying it’s “a pair of people place”. I don’t know, maybe I’m just really weird.

Anyways, when I first went to Twosome, I fell in love with their cakes. Their cakes were not too sweet but soooooo delicious that every time Kaden and I would go to this “place’ for coffee, I would order a slice of cake no matter how full I was. I would try a different slice every time I went and would want more. It was like one slice was never enough. Then I fell in love with their Royal Milk Tea. It was the best milk tea I had tried (hot or iced it didn’t matter) and a slice of cake with a cup of milk tea would just be the best treat for me.

I was a “Starbucks Girl” if you know what I mean. I would always drink Starbucks coffee when I was out and nothing else. Well, if I was in Canada then I would either have Starbucks or Tim Hortons. When I first came to Korea, there wasn’t a Starbucks near my place. There was only “A Twosome Place” and a local small coffee shop that a lady ran by herself. So I really didn’t have a choice on my way to work. Then after I moved in with Kaden, I went back to Starbucks. It was like I had returned home.

Now, it’s back to Twosome. There isn’t a Starbucks near my in-law’s place, but there is a Twosome. Recently, when Kaden and I went to have some coffee. We found out that they had a new menu called the Cold Brew coffee. It was the best black coffee we had tried in a while.

So when we heard that they sold the extract of the cold brew coffee for 14000 won KRW, we bought a bottle and brought it home.

This bottle of the coffee extract is good for 6 months in the fridge and is easy to make. Mix the ratio at 1:4, the extract 1 and water 4.

I love the flavor of this coffee so much that I want to drink two cups a day. I try and hold back, though. If you’ve tried this already, you probably already know that there’s a hint of chocolate flavor in this coffee. I love that. It’s not the sweet chocolate taste but the scent of cocoa. The coffee itself is very bold but very smooth and is really easy to drink. Very rich in flavor but not too strong and bitter.

This cold brew coffee from Twosome is right now, currently, my favorite coffee and I wish I could send some to Canada for my friends to try.