To all the sunscreen haters: important beauty advice I picked up from Korea

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Confession: before moving back to Korea, I rarely wore sunscreen. Maybe reached for it once in a blue moon, I’d say. I knew it was important to protect your skin, but since young age, I had a strong aversion towards sunscreen. It was thick, sticky, and had a funny smell that made me gag. Don’t even get me started on how much it hurt when it got in the eyes!!! Another big reason I didn’t wear sunscreen was because I used to associate sunscreen with being pale or maintaining paleness. And I was not about that. I wanted to be a tanned, bronzed goddess and didn’t want any barrier to get in the way of achieving that. (never did, FYI) Continue reading


TCK Goes to Wando + Cheongsando: Easy Breezy Long Weekend Getaway

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“slowness is happiness” in Korean

This past Korean Memorial Day weekend, my close coworker and I planned a last-minute getaway to Wando and Cheongsando, just so we can relax before we begin another hectic week of work work work. We managed to snag the last, few remaining guesthouses and hopped on an 8:30am bus to begin the 5-hour journey to our destination.

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TCK Goes to Hawaii: 9 reasons why Oahu should be your next vacation destination

TCK Goes to Hawaii

If you already follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you know that I went to the gorgeous island of Oahu, Hawaii a few weeks ago. This wasn’t my first time to Hawaii, however, it was the first time going without the company of family members so it was a completely different experience. It almost felt like I was visiting the place for the first time. (definitely a case of travelling with family vs. travelling with friends) Maybe it was also because I’m older now…

Anyways, I’m here to convince you why Oahu should be your next vacation destination. It’s not because I’m doubting that you believe Hawaii is amazing, but to reinforce that thought. I know Hawaii has always been lauded as being a paradise, but sometimes it can seem overrated because everyone talks about it. But Hawaii is far from it. It is well-deserving of all those wonderful reviews and raves. And I’m about to tell you why: Continue reading

My Skin But Better: Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control

My Skin But Better: Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control

The world is currently in love with the natural and effortless makeup look, and I am no exception to the partiality. The foundation I use these days to achieve that look is Laneige BB Cushion Pore Control. Laneige carries several versions of the BB cushions (pore control, anti-aging, or whitening), all of which are highly acclaimed for their gorgeous wearability. I wear the “pore control” line just because I have combination/oily skin. 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

Things that make me happy

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We all go through bad days. It’s tragically inevitable in our lives. However, there are little things in our lives gifted to us to magically make those bad days go away. Today, I want to share with you guys those little things that make me happy, things that I rely on to turn that frown upside-down.

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A killer tip to boost productivity!

I have the worst case of ADHD when it comes to just sitting down and getting work done. There are times when it takes hours to finish a task that should only take less than an hour. It is so frustrating to know that a chunk of my precious time has been taken away due to this incompetency. (*SOB SOB SOB*)

I know some of you might experience something similar and I GET YOUR PAIN. So I am here today to introduce you to something that will take your productivity game on another level. Continue reading