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My Dream Airbnb Apartment in Seoul

July 25, 2015

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Use my referral link to get $34 off your first stay http://airbnb.com/miyake

I’ve use Airbnb in the past before and both of my experience was a good one, the feeling of staying oversea yet still feels like home is terrific. I could get use to this! I’m on midst on planning for my next oversea trip and no doubt that I’ll be using Airbnb again. Hopefully soon, to Hokkaido maybe? Never been there before and I really want to try skiing!

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How did I decided on my Airbnb’s apartment in Seoul?

To be honest, there are countless of beautiful apartment in Seoul and I was browsing apartment and my thoughts is I want to stay in a place that is Instagram worthy. Which I talked to Airbnb Team and ask them to help me out on this – I was given two choices and I personally find this apartment is more of my style, the cute korean vintage decor with woods interior. What more can I ask for? This is PERFECT! I am not going to lie that initially I was worried if the place will be too small for us, as the first Airbnb apartment that I stayed before look smaller than the photo, well you know photo can be deceiving sometimes. But this apartment look exactly like the pictures the host posted on Airbnb!

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How to choose the right Airbnb apartment?

The tips is read the review, it’s important to read the review to see what other people think of the listing and rating on things such as the communication with the host, cleanliness of the house, how convenient is the location, value and also check in process. All this reviews and rating will let you know more about the listing that you wish to book.

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The host Alice was very nice to offer to pick us up from the airport but I told her that there will be someone picking us up. Just how sweet and nice can she be? Arrived the place and we saw Alice waiting at the small groceries shop for us. Alice walked us to her apartment and the moment she opened the door I go nuts.

The place is gorgeous and it look exactly like the picture!

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Before my booking request is accepted. Alice asked me if I love cats?

As they live with a sweet little cat called “&” she is calm, charming and friendly. Of course, every guest that stayed in their house loves her. Which I replied her saying that I love cats and “&” being around is not a problem.

For any reason, if you don’t want to stay with their cat. Just tell them beforehand by sending them a message on Airbnb. I use the message function to communicate with Alice when I was in Singapore, if you have any question. Just let them know, Alice response really fast and that’s one thing that I like about.

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 For more pictures of the apartment: https://airbnb.com.sg/rooms/1195487

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Does the apartment place have wifi, do I have to pay?

The wifi speed in Korea is super fast and don’t bother to rent any portable wifi as Alice & Paul provide FREE portable wifi for you, which I this that is a big deal! Travelling without internet connection is a suffer to me!

Before I came a particular portable wifi rental which sponsored a relatively amount of bloggers told me that their customers complaints about the problem of slow and limited data usage with free wifis from Airbnb in Korea. Which make me so worried about the internet speed but I managed to stay connected whole day without any problem.

 And you’ve seen me snapchatting everyday non-stop like crazy so the net is fine!

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Is the place that you’re staying at convenient?

It took us 2 days to be familiar with the place, our apartment is up in the hill therefore it could be difficult for taxi driver to find the place. Just remember that Sook Myung Women’s University is nearby, as most of the driver know where is the university and you can just guide the driver from there. Other than this issue, this location is pretty convenient as there are bars, cafe, restaurant and drugstore around the place! The subway is 8 mins walk away from our place. But I will highly recommend you to take a taxi instead, because the taxi price in Korea is cheap as compared to Singapore’s.

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I wished that I’ll be able to share more pictures with you however I can’t, cause I accidentally overwrite all my pictures when I’m at Banobagi guesthouse, I tried to retrieve all the pictures and video but 90% of the pictures is out of focus cause Sunny doesn’t know how to use my 45mm lens. No choice cause she only use video function for work. Lololol!!! Talking about lens, I am thinking of investing on a new lens. Perhaps a 17mm?

Anyway, this incident shall be a lesson that I should not do my work when I’m drowsy. Lol! *facepalm*

But luckily I did an collaboration with a Malaysian photographer who is staying in Korea, which you probably have seen some of the pictures I posted on Instagram. I will be posting all the pictures on a separate post. Although the rose season is over and most of the roses at rose plaza is withering but the view is still breathtaking!!!

No pictures la… so you use your imagination ok? LOL

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Super happy to be able to visit MEME BOX HQ! As I’ve been trying to get my hand on their products but apparently they are providing international shipping anymore. Let’s hope that they will be providing it again soon!

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Website: www.memebox.com

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Hees* Got to signed on their signboard in the HQ!

Loving my hair here, I styled it with my straightener and did a simple hairstyle. Thanks Ryo for helping me to touched up my hair and did a new set of hair extensions for me before I fly off to Korea, you are the best! 6338 5250 to book an appt.

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During this trip we got our hair styled by Soon Soo, he’s the one who does Girls Generation’s Tiffany hair and I saw someone commented that he did Yoona hair too! He styled a lot of Korean celebrities, so if you to get the same hairstyle as your oppa or unnie. You know where to go! The address is Gangnam-gu chungdam-dong 22-19.

Anyway, Soon Soo is Sunny’s auntie friend so we got to do our hair there! After salon, we hang out awhile with Sunny’s auntie before we meeting up with Claire from Banobagi and Shin from DocFinderKorea for dinner and catch up abit! Been so long since I see the both of them, so happy to see them again.

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I’ve been to Korea a few times but this is my first time going to Lotte World, Sunny was telling me that we have to go there. But it’s raining season in Korea, so we can only stay at the indoor theme park. We may be a little disappointed cause all the fun rides is outdoor, nevertheless we enjoy the indoor theme like a kid that day.

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Except… The moment when Sunny decided to go to haunted house….

 I kept telling her that I cannot la, really! You can me to get on ANY roller coaster ride, I’ll be more than willing to but if it’s haunted house…. I really got no balls for it, I hate the fact that the people inside always disguise as ghost and scare the shit out of me…. I’m just super humji when it comes to horror stuffs.

As I grow up my courage level shrink, lol. I used to be very fearless when I was young, always transpass to haunted house with my friends. Now I just can’t… But Sunny was really looking forward to it and she was standing at the queue with a super excited look on her face, *facepalm* I can’t reject this. So got no choice but to go along with it.

 So how I managed to overcome the walk in the haunted house? Wanna know?

Eyes on floor and just walk as fast as I can, lolololol. #failed

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I will be blogging about Banobagi very soon, stay tuned for it alright!

Don’t forget to use my referral link to get $34 off your first stay http://airbnb.com/miyake and a big thank you to Airbnb for the accommodation! I really love my Seoul apartment alot and also grats to my host because they recently just received the SUPER HOST award.

I guess that’s all about it, I’ll try to blog as much as I can. Love you guys!

 

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BBQ Beef Tongue, Are You Kidding Me???

October 1, 2014

Hope that you wouldn’t mind cause this post is going to filled with mostly food pictures, equal to less picture of me. Well partly because my face is still swelling from fat-grafting that time, so I couldn’t care less to take more pictures of myself. Photoshopping every single one of them is a chore. So let’s embrace the food pictures? Shall we?

All pictures is taken by Canon 650D with Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 lens!

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Eda, Nikki and I was walking along Hapjeong and we decided to give this yakiniku shop a try!

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 Tokyo Yaki offers beef, seafood, Japanese style noodles and more. I remembered that their menu is written in Korea, that’s why we asked Eda to order instead. I’m not a picky person and I mean it, so anything is really fine for me. lol

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 The meat and seafood is cooked on a grill at the diner table and we have to grill the dishes ourself. We are served with dipping sauces, Kimchi, salad, sweet potato and etc.

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The girls having some conversation about their dogs while I’m just busy doing my own thing as usual. Sometimes I really wish that I have my own personal photographer that will follow me everywhere I go and a videographer will be great too.

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↓ Eda suggested us to order beef tongue as she tried it in Japan before and claimed that it’s nice. I was initially quite skeptical about beef tongue, but I went with it anyway. And I’m glad that I did because…

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To my surprised, it’s nice. The beef is thin sliced and the slightly chewy texture is quite enjoyable. I really hope one of you that was skeptical gives it a try! My favourite yakiniku shop “Yakinikutei Ao Chan” is serving beef tongue! Woohoo!

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Phone: 02-338-0497
Address: 396-31, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea
서울특별시 마포구 서교동 396-31
Area: Mapo-gu – Hapjeong
Subway Station: Hapjeong 합정 Station #622
Sangsu 상수 Station #623
Hours: Mon~Thu: 16:00~02:00 / Fri, Sat: 16:00~03:00 / Sun: 15:00~24:00

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Etude House Global – Kbeauty Tour in Seoul

June 12, 2014

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Picture credit to Etude House Singapore everything is so pink and princessy!

 Thank you My Fat Pocket team for the liaising with Etude House and giving me such an awesome opportunity to enjoy this wonderful experience in Seoul. You girls are the best! Previously I was invited to Japan but as compared to that, this Seoul trip was really awesome. Except the fact that I’m facing some problems in life while I was there, but it didn’t stop me from working. Really thank you so much Etude House for everything, there is no words to express how much ily!

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Sweet Brand ETUDE HOUSE K-Beauty tour in Seoul

June 2, 2014

Very thrilled to be invited K-Beauty Etude House Makeup Class in Seoul with Korea’s top makeup artist Ms Woo. But before the beauty class, we get to make a trip down to experience Etude House flagship store at Myeongdong!

When you thought that Etude House can never get any cuter, their play store will prove you wrong!!! Pink and princess theme interior design with magical twinkle song playing in the shop, I don’t feel like leaving this shop…

Can I have a house that look like this? Please???

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Me holding onto my current favourite makeup base “Magic Any Cushion in Magic Pink” I am using my second compact given by Etude House. Thanks for this awesome must have Any Cushion, it’s so convenient to bring it with me everywhere. Plus achieving bright, smooth and dewy skin is a few pats away only!

This product is selling in Singapore now at $29, comes in 3 different tones.

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Precious Mineral Magic Any Cushion, Magic Peach | Magic Pink | Magic Mint

I will blogged about their purpose soon on another blog post, meanwhile you might want to visit the nearest Etude House outlet and grab it first. I sure that you’ll love it as much as I do. The light and sheer coverage make skin look pretty!

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We get to tour around Etude House and they introduced all their star products to us!
Proud to say that I owned most of the star products that they introduced and mostly wasn’t sponsored.

I bought quite a few stuffs from Etude House but one of my favorite is this cute minnie packaging blusher that I’m holding onto which I bought it for you girls! All the product is left at my friend’s club storeroom, lol. I’ll go get it back when I’m free, meanwhile you might want to share with me how I can make the giveaway a little bit more interesting!

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 We went to Madison Ave for spa service organized by Etude House!

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See how cute Etude House paper bag is, it’s in a princess house shape! How adorable!

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Mini lunch prepared by Etude House before we start nail session, I choose neck massage and foot massage instead because my nail is usually done by http://thenailartelier.com

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Outfit for K-Beauty Classes, love my hat from Stylenanda and comfy shoe from NB!

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 Me looking serious when trying out Magic Any Cushion! :/

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 Grats to lucky girl Trish for winning the prizes from Etude House!