Friday, August 24, 2012

the skinny

Noun: the skinny - slang term for inside information
Just a few iPhone snaps to share about my week, the lovely meals I had at Food For Thought/Tiong Bahru Bakery (I aim to try every single dessert they have to offer there), and my bikini-clad plans for ze weekend.
Life's been all-round good.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


My first solo bus ride out to Gwangju, which was about 2.5 hours away! Woke up kinda late that day but thank God I managed to find the bus terminal (a really nondescript building) and get on board the very next bus.

Sole scompany on the bus: sugarless wheat tea

The cutest pooch I spotted while out shopping

Insanely spicy thai food for a late lunch. what was most memorable about this lunch, though, was the FaceTime I had with my dear ole colleagues <3

Korean cafes are gorgeous. Nuff said.

Rollin', rollin' hills for much of the bus ride to and from yeosu

Stopped by the supermarket to get some groceries and had to make my own cardboard carton to lug it all back.
eco-friendly much!

More of a train person than a bus person. Found it cute that they assigned seats to us on the train too.

Imma happy girl when I get my Starbucks java juice


Fantastic getups, these palace guards
Catholic church on the outskirts of Jeonju

Sepia-toned selfie

Beautifully quaint traditional Korean homes converted into stores and museums

Wore my neon top to death in Korea.

Overdid the walkathon and scooted into this lovely cafe for this UHMAYZING RED BEAN DESSERT. The best way to beat the summer heat!

Hiked up a few flights of stairs for this

My colourful Bibimbap lunch :)

My day-offs from work were spent in these spots. It was here that I finally learnt how to enjoy travelling alone. I was pretty apprehensive at first, especially because I am quite a blurblock when it comes to navigating. But I came to enjoy my leisure time alone, and didn't feel self-conscious much. Glad I managed to get over my phobia of aloneness.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012



I love the attention to detail that the Koreans have. They create the most beautiful works of art. The last photo was a quote scrawled on the door of a second-storey cafe with the most gorgeous velveteen vintage chairs, and some yummy waffles to boot. 

I apologise rather belatedly for the photo spam, but every single photo here (taken during my first week) puts a smile on my face. I loved visiting the Swiss pavilion and entering this special ice-cold chamber to get up close and personal with a glacier as old as Korea. Our culture-themed weekends saw us donning cheongsams to celebrate our multi-cultural, diverse society - and it made us trigger-happy too. I probably lugged back a gazillion face masks too. Oops ;)