Bringing Jeju to Seoul – Innisfree Jeju House ain’t your average beauty store

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I absolutely adore Samcheongdong. The streets are filled with cute and unique cafes, and it’s just so much fun to muse over them as you stroll around. That very fact can make choosing the perfectΒ cafe quite a difficult task. If you’re not a fan of making that choice, look no further, and check out the Innisfree Jeju House.

Related: “Cafes & Cuteness Overload!!!!!! (a.k.a.) Samcheong-dong”

Korean makeup/skincare powerhouse Innisfree has been on a roll lately. They’ve already won the hearts of fans from and outsideΒ of Korea with their innovative usage of natural ingredients from the Jeju Island. They’re also known for their adorable environment-friendly packaging and immaculately crisp and clean store interior. Innisfree, as my sister would put it, is really something extra. Continue reading


Books I loved #1

Books I loved #1

“The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do In Life And Business” by Charles Duhigg

Ever wondered why you do certain things the way you do or why some behaviors are so darn hard to break? Blame (or thank) habits. Charles Duhigg explains in his book that habits are a huge part of our lives. The reason we don’t really think about habits is because they are automated mechanisms hardwired into our brain. However, once you’re conscious of your habits, you can alter the patterns and produce new habits. It’s definitely easier said than done, but the way Charles makes this less intimidating by breaking down the concepts into easy, digestible parts. He also draws examples from individual cases, NFL teams, and big corporations. You’ll be surprised how habits affected them and what kind of aftermaths were drawn. Continue reading

A Few Articles That’ll Give You The Chills

Articles October 2015

Happy Halloween!

I was browsing through my Instagram feed (@sominieee if anyone cares…) a few days ago and I was wondering why everybody was dressing up in a costume then I realized that Halloween was around the corner. DUH! Has my Halloween spirit left my soul already?? Possibly… (It’s been replaced by the Netflix spirit)

Anyways, any horror story fans out there? I love horror stories (although I have the hardest time sleeping afterward) and I thought it would be quite appropriate to dedicate this month’s edition of A Few Articles I Liked to a collection of a few scary stories that’ll send the chills down your spine.

*WARNING: This post is not for the faint-hearted. Read at your own discretion!! Continue reading

A Few Articles I Liked in April


Hello, everyone! There goes another month of 2015. It is officially Spring mode here in Korea and I am soooooo thankful for that. I seriously have to give myself a pat on the back for surviving the vicious Korean winter… It’s been so brutal and I don’t even want to look back. O.O What’s the weather like where you are?

As usual, I’m wrapping up the month with a selection of a few hand-picked articles from some of my favorite blogs. Keep scrolling to read more about the meaning of TCK, how to manage your time, to focus on positives, etc. Happy reading! Continue reading

A few articles I liked in January

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Happy February everyone!

I can’t believe we’re already a month into 2015! Since I’ve gotten back from Seattle, I’ve been so busy with work and just had no energy to even notice the time passing. I didn’t want that to stop me from blogging, although it did significantly slow me down. So to kick off the beginning of February, I wanted to share a few articles/blog posts that I liked in January as my first post of the month. These are articles I stumbled upon during my daily commute to and from work, or at home while winding down after a long day at work. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did, and have a wonderful first day of February! πŸ™‚ Continue reading