5 Ways to Enjoy Han River

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The iconic Han river is a majestic body of water that stretches along the length of the beautiful Seoul city. If you live in Seoul, you may have seen it countless times while driving along the river, or crossing one of the many bridges that connectΒ north and south Seoul. The Han river can also be a great place for a quick getaway from the city. So here are five ways to enjoy your Han river experience: Continue reading

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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

Is Social Media your best friend or worst enemy?

Is Social Media your best friend or worst enemy?

Social media is an integral part of our lives. Actually, I take that understatement back. It is an inseparable part of our lives. We use social media for various reasons; to stay in touch with friends and family, to build an online presence, to access news, or just for fun. What’s great is that there are many different social media outlets to cater towards these different needs and purposes.

Social media can play many roles for us TCKs. We may use it to see what our friends from the other side of the world are doing, to share photos from your recent trip to southeast Asia, or to build connections wherever you are.

However, as much as I would like to go on about how great social media is, I must also bring light upon the downside. While social media can be fun, it can also lead to FOMO (short for ‘Fear Of Missing Out’) and unreasonable comparison. Today, I wanted to talk about social media and how it can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Scroll down to read more: Continue reading