Thursday, December 27, 2018

My Songs Of December 2018

December was all me being fully immersed in reading manga. I think I've read more than a thousand manga alone this month, which led me to abandon this blog and my social life because all I wanted to do on my free time was to read more manga! Hahahahaha #sadllife I guess I got this momentum from watching tens of anime starting from last October. Anyway, these 2 songs will definitely remind me of this December and "loser Farah".

Soran (소란) - Happy (행복)

Just like its title, I was happy to stumbled upon this song on its release date. Didn't know that Soran will be releasing a new song this month, hence double the joy! <3

Joo Woo Jae (주우재) - Nod (끄덕)

Discovered this song when I was searching for Soran's Happy on iTunes. Let's just say it was a pleasant discovery because I can't stop playing this song ever since the first day I discovered it.

Edit: Ooopsieee. There's one more song that will definitely remind me of this December. Beautiful Part 2 by Wanna One.

Wanna One (워너원) - Beautiful (뷰티풀) Part 2

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

My Songs Of November 2018

It has been a year ever since I started this "My Songs Of The Month". I started this segment (?) just because I need a platform to share some of the songs that I have always listened to but now it becomes more that that. I can perfectly recall whatever happened in my life in that particular month based on the songs that I shared. I'm not sure if I'm going to keep doing it but for now, these are my songs of November 2018.

Paul Kim (폴킴) - Me After You (너를 만나)

I was out of loop about Korean music because I have been busy indulging myself with endless anime this month so it was a nice surprise to know that Paul Kim released a new song when I was browsing the YouTube. What makes more happy because his new song hit the (my) right spot! So, yeay! I mean, I have always loved his voice but his songs are always kind of hit or miss with my taste.

Ritsuko Okazaki - For Fruits Basket

Nope, I didn't rewatch Fruits Basket but oh boy, did it bring back all the memories and tears when I stumbled upon this song again on YouTube. #ohmychildhoodmemories

Rena Maeda - Beautiful Rain

Okay, I'm not sure if I got the singer name and the song title right but it is what it is. I sat through the whole anime even though I didn't like it that much just because of this song. This song is beautiful! <3 #tiapkalidengarpunrasanaknangis #sishatitisu

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Cheonggyecheon Stream (청계천) & Cheonggye Plaza (청계광장)

Cheonggyecheon Stream (청계천) & Cheonggye Plaza (청계광장)

I think I went to Cheonggyecheon Stream (청계천) & Cheonggye Plaza (청계광장) twice (or maybe thrice?) when I went to South Korea 2 years ago. The first time was during the day and the second one during the night as I read Cheonggyecheon Stream offers different experiences during the day and night. #sistamak


Cheonggyecheon Stream (청계천) & Cheonggye Plaza (청계광장)

The first time I went to Cheonggyecheon Stream, I actually walked from the Cheonggye Plaza to the Dongdaemun Fashion Town and back to the Cheonggye Plaza again. That was like almost 5-6 km or 5 hour-ish walk. Tak tahulah masa tu fikir apa like hello, I'm a couch potato through and through kot, but at the end of the day, kaki memang jadi jelly habis.

Tip: Bring bug spray if you intend to walk from the Cheonggye Plaza to Dongdaemun Fashion Town or Supyogyo Bridge.

Cheonggyecheon Stream (청계천) & Cheonggye Plaza (청계광장)



I thoroughly enjoyed the walk and the view of the first hour but after that I became a grumpy ass as I didn't know the end point or how long it's going to take me to finish the whole course. #mohonjanganjadimacamsis You'll walk pass a lot of bridges, most of them having their own significance. I obviously was illiterate about the bridges so my reactions were mostly like these, "Eh, ni macam outdated sikit," or "Eh yang ni kenapa macam ni?"


Cheonggyecheon Stream (청계천) & Cheonggye Plaza (청계광장)

You'll also see a lot of murals (?) along the way. I think of of them has a history behind it. I learned about it earlier this year while watching Battle Trip. All I can remember about it when I was there, "Agak-agaknya apalah yang nak disampaikan by this thing?" sebab lukisan dia panjang gila and there was description about the whole thing which unfortunately, written in Hangul only.

Tip: If you're short of time, just lepak dekat Cheonggye Plaza cause that's the probably the prettiest part of the whole stream.


Cheonggyecheon Stream (청계천) & Cheonggye Plaza (청계광장)


It was a different whole story when I visited the place at night. I only lepak at the Cheonggye Plaza area cause #nobodygottimetowalkanymore It was more crowded at night with a lot of couples being lovey dovey #ohmypoorsinglesoul #justkidding I think it's due to the lower temperature at night. It was breezy when I was there so, it was a pleasant night to spent outside.

Tip: Kalau rasa hati tu cepat sendu tengok couple being lovey dovey disarankan jangan datang Cheonggyecheon Stream dan Cheonggye Plaza waktu malam. Nanti makan hati pula :p


Cheonggyecheon Stream (청계천) & Cheonggye Plaza (청계광장)

I personally like my night visit more than the day visit because there were so much stuff happening at night due to Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market (서울 밤도깨비 야시장) and it was really breezy. Though I have to say that I'm not sure if I want to come visit this place, again. lol!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Discover Grizzly Bear Tour: A Tour By Discover Banff Tours

p.s: All the pictures in this post are of the low quality due to my phone problem T_T

Earlier summer this year, I had a chance to join a tour by Discover Banff Tours called Discover Grizzly Bear Tour. I was excited about this tour as Discover Banff Tours promotes a guaranteed grizzly bear viewing. Little did I know that the grizzly bear is a refuge bear instead of a wild bear. More on that later.

Places included in this tour are Takakkaw Falls, Emerald Lake, and Kicking Horse Mountain Resort. Unfortunately, the road to the Takakkaw Falls were still closed when I went for the tour. So, we skipped the Takakkaw Falls and went to the Emerald Lake straight.

Eagle Eye's Restaurant, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, British Columbia, Canada


Tip: Bow Valley Parkway and roads to Takakkaw Falls, Moraine Lake and Peyto Lake are usually open around mid/late June and close around early October depending on the amount of snow that we received in the winter. So, plan accordingly if you want to see these places.

As you may or may not remember, it was very cloudy when I went to the Emerald Lake for the first time, so I didn't get to see the pretty Emerald Lake like the ones posted on the internet. Honestly, it was cloudy everywhere we went on that day. Oh well, it was the end of May. That's the kind of weather that you'll get here in the mountains.

Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada

Tip: If you really want to come to the national parks or provincial parks located in the western Canada for sightseeing, the best season would be the summer season - mid/late June to end of August. However, do note that these months are the most expensive months as well.


It was such a short stop at the Emerald Lake. Think we were given around 20 minutes? There were not as many people as I expected but there was a group of Chinese tourists when we were there. Also, there was a couple doing their wedding photoshoot. Absolutely gorgeous! We then stopped for about 10 minutes at the Natural Bridge when we were on our way to the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.

Natural Bridge, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada

Like I mentioned in this post, I didn't get to appreciate the beauty of Natural Bridge on my first visit. That is due to the short time given by our guide on top of the cloudy weather and muddy water. You'll understand if you see the picture above.

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, British Columbia, Canada

After the short stop, we headed straight to the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort for our lunch and grizzly bear refuge tour. Technically, it was my second time here. My first time here was when I went for the snowmobile tour last year. It was good to be back :)

Eagle Eye's Restaurant, Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, British Columbia, Canada

We had our lunch at the Eagle's Eye Restaurant which is the highest restaurant in Canada. #cooltakcool Well, I skipped my lunch because it was Ramadan so I could only imagine that the lunch provided were delicious based on the plating and appearance. Anyway, we had to ride the Golden Eagle Express Gondola first to reach the Eagle's Eye Restaurant. It was quite a long gondola ride but not as long as Sunshine ones. The view along the way and at the top? Magnificent!

Grizzly Bear Refuge Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, British Columbia, Canada

After lunch, we headed down to the base and took a chairlift ride for our Grizzly Bear Refuge Tour. This was my first time riding an open chairlift ride, so I was really nervous. There were 2 other girls with me but it was their first time as well. We requested to the lift attendants to stop the chair masa nak duduk. Kemain panjang doanya masa naik chairlift tu. Haha.



Grizzly Bear Refuge Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, British Columbia, Canada

Actually, we almost didn't make it to our Grizzly Bear Refuge Tour due to miscommunication between our guide and the bear's caretaker. Thankfully, she allowed us to join the tour for a bit. Otherwise, memang rasa macam tak worth it la the tour. Once we reached the sanctuary (okay, tak sure the exact word apa but hopefully you get the gist of it?), we were greeted with the sight of Boo, the grizzly bear.

Boo, the grizzly bear

We then were bombarded with lot of details about Boo along with other information regarding grizzly bear behaviour. We also learned about the efforts they are putting to ensure Boo's survival and other bears around the world that happened to have the same fate as Boo. All this happened in about 30-45 minutes?

Boo, the grizzly bear

I found Boo really huge but the guide mentioned he's at his lightest weight when we were there. He weighed around 300 kg when we were there but the guide said he can easily reach 800 - 1000 kg, if I'm not mistaken when he's ready for the hibernation. #coolgilaokay

All in all, I had enjoyable day during the tour. I learned so much about grizzly bears that I hope other tourists will start educating themselves about bears before coming to national parks. I also managed to visit Emerald Lake for the first time and see magnificent views of the mountains in Yoho National Park and Golden.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Digital Media City (디지털미디어시티)

Digital Media City (디지털미디어시티)

I'm not sure if I got the place name right but this is where the MBC World (MBC 월드), and few other broadcasting companies like SBS and CJ E&M located at. This place also has been featured in countless Korean dramas and variety shows. Like I mentioned before, this place might be one of the best places for celebrity spotting if you're into this kind of thing.

Live shooting at the Digital Media City (디지털미디어시티)
Tak tahu shooting apa tapi rancangan dia pasal pets. Anjing di comel gila!

I think there was a music show recording at the SBS building because there were long line of fangirls sitting outside the building. When I was done with my tour at the MBC, the lines were gone. Seriously, what a dedication, sitting outside waiting since I don't know when just to see their oppas.



SBS Building at Digital Media City (디지털미디어시티)

Anyway, I didn't get to see a whole lot because it was hot that day and all I wanted to do that day was to sit or walk under the shade. Unfortunately, there was no or minimal shade at the area, which is why I left after about an hour.


CJ E&M Building at Digital Media City (디지털미디어시티)

Personal anecdote: Kena halau dari SBS Building because I accidentally went into their building and sat in the lobby #ineedairconditioner Malu gila sehh but what an experience, eh? Thankfully the guard halau baik-baik siap bagi extra 5 minutes for me to catch my breath.

SBS Lobby at the Digital Media City (디지털미디어시티)
Lepak sini sat sebelum kena halau :p

Monday, November 12, 2018

Mountain Lakes & Waterfalls: A Tour By Brewster Sightseeing

I had a chance to go to another tour last month. It was hard for me to decide which tour to go because every tour go to at least one place that I really want to go. After debating with myself for 2 weeks, I decided to go for this tour called Mountain Lakes & Waterfalls as I really wanted to go to Emerald Lake and Takakkaw Falls.

Places included in this tour are Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Spiral Tunnels, Takakkaw Falls and Emerald Lake Lodge. However, to my dismay, roads to Moraine Lake and Takakkaw Falls were closed for the season, two days before my tour due to the heavy snowfall that we received earlier that week. I contemplated to cancel this tour but after talking to one of the agents, I decided to just go for this tour. According to her, they will bring us to other places like Marble Canyon and others. 

Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

We went to Lake Louise first thing in the morning. It was my umpteenth times in Lake Louise but I found this particular visit to be more special and magical? It was less crowded and it was my first time seeing this colour of Lake Louise. We were given almost 45 minutes to roam around Lake Louise. I, unfortunately, didn't make that far as I didn't get to walk along the whole shore but I was content and happy.

Field, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada

We then headed out to the Yoho National Park to see the rest of the places. We stopped at the Spiral Tunnels in hope of catching a sight of train passing the tunnels but too bad luck was not on our side that morning. However, we did manage to see a train passing through the tunnels later in the evening. 

Tip: Educate yourself first about the Spiral Tunnels to appreciate the sight of the train passing through the Spiral Tunnels.


Then, we stopped by at Field because we have nowhere else to go at that time. Honestly, there is nothing much at the Field. Field is such a small and secluded town that I don't think I can survive living there. Our bus driver made a big loop around the town and stopped at the Visitor Information Centre (VIC). We were given about 30 minutes to explore the area. Didn't do much here as well except visiting the VIC for washroom break and to learn some stuff about Spiral Tunnels.

Emerald Lake Lodge, Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada

After that, we went to Emerald Lake Lodge for our lunch. I skipped the lunch as I'm not a big fan of the lunch options. Also, skipping lunch means more time exploring Emerald Lake, so, yeay? By skipping lunch, I had about 3 hours to kill at the Emerald Lake. I somewhat fully utilized the hours given to us by walking around the lake, though I didn't get to finish the whole trail. Wish I got to finish the whole trail T^T

Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada

I was deeply thankful that the sky became clearer and weather became better after about an hour. When we first arrived at the Emerald Lake Lodge, it was very cloudy that you couldn't see the top of the mountains. I was kinda bummed about it because I want to see the pretty Emerald Lake, not the gloomy Emerald Lake. Thankfully, alhamdulillah, I managed to see the glimpse of pretty Emerald Lake like what I was hoping for after that. After all, Emerald Lake was one of my main reasons joining this tour.

Natural Bridge, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada

We then stopped at the Natural Bridge on our way back to Banff. It was a short stop as we were given around 15 minutes here. This was my second time here at the Natural Bridge but it was my first time appreciating the beauty of this place. Let's just say that I was too young and too dumb to realize the beauty of this place on my first visit. 

On another note, to think that I could still get fascinated seeing this kind of view after living in the Rockies for about a year, it was a pure bliss. Alhamdulillah, I was happy :)

Somewhere in Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada

Our last stop on that day was this random campsite near to the road leading to the Takakkaw Falls. We stopped here for coffee break and snacks time. #bestcoffeebreakview I know it was just a random campsite, but oh boy, did I feel so small when I was there. It reminded me to my first time standing on the highway after hiking the Stanley Falls, surrounded by the mountain range. #whatafeeling

All in all, I was pretty much happy with the tour. Alhamdulillah, the weather was somewhat on our side which made everything better. The only complaint that I had was maybe they should skip Field and bring us to Marble Canyon and other places instead. Other than that, I'm pretty much a happy camper.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을)

Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을)

Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을) is a home to hundreds of hanok, which also happened to be one of my favourite neighbourhoods in Seoul. I just love the aesthetics and the vibes of this neighbourhood. It's interesting to see how ancient times and modern times harmoniously intertwined. The only thing that I don't like about Bukchon Hanok Village is it's very hilly. #hellomynonexistencestamina


Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을)
Steep tak steep?

Tip: Wear your most comfortable shoes as it's quite a walk and hike.

I went there in the morning to avoid the crowd. Thankfully, it was the best decision that I made as the neighbourhood started to get crowded after about an hour after I arrived. I honestly didn't do much at the Bukchon Hanok Village except walking around, taking hundred of pictures and enjoying the aesthetics of the neighbourhood.
Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을)

Tip: Get a map from the Information Centre or do your proper research if you want to see all the 8 views of Bukchon Hanok Village.

You can do more than that as they have quite a number of cultural centres, museums, guesthouses, restaurants, and tea houses. Some of the cultural centres and museums offer free admissions, so you may want to fully utilize the chance? As for me, I didn't enter any cultural centres and museums because most of them were not opened yet when I was there. Additionally, I opted out from visiting any tea houses and restaurants because I had a goal not to spend money on unnecessary thing that day.


Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을)

Tip: Please be considerate of the living residents by not making loud noises when walking around the neighbourhood.

I personally found Bukchon Hanok Village to be quite relaxing in the morning when there was no crowd. When crowd started to show, it became so hectic, especially if inconsiderate tourists showed up. I really wanted to sew up some people's mouths when I was there because they were just too loud and rude.



Oh, I also bumped into a group of Malaysians and a Malaysian family when I was there, and boy was I extremely excited and happy to see them. #masalahorangdudukoverseas However, my feeling was not reciprocated. Didn't even get a nod from them T_T Sedih gila! Thankfully, one of the guides for the group of Malaysians struck a simple conversation with me, so I was happy :)


Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을)

Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Bukchon Hanok Village despite being lost when searching the Scenic View #8 of Bukchon Hanok Village. I have this feeling that I can easily spend one whole day here if I have all the time in this world.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Hallyu K-Star Road (한류스타거리)

Super Junior GangnamDol

I passed by this Hallyu K-Star Road ( 한류스타거리) when I went for the K-pop companies hunting. Didn't know the start or the end of this road so I missed the huge doll and some. I was okay with the fact that I missed the doll because it was just another landmark.

GangnamDol

I personally think that there was nothing special about the Hallyu K-Star Road except that it has these GangnamDols lining up. If this is your first time in South Korea and you're a reallyyyyyyy hugeeeeee fan of K-pop, you may like this place. As for me, it was just meh. I only stopped just to take picture of those GangnamDols. Sebab dah alang-alang kan? :p

GangnamDol

So, yeah. Please skip this place unless you're a K-pop freak! :)


Saturday, October 27, 2018

My Songs Of October 2018

October 2018 was a month full of struggling. I struggled to get back to the routine of going to gym at least 3 times a week, I struggled to get back to the habit of eating somewhat healthily, and I struggled to stick to my financial goals! Was and still not happy with what happened and my current progress.

October 2018 was also the month that I finally hit the "I had enough of Korean dramas" spot! I was and am still somewhat live watching at least 5 dramas a week but sometimes I just binged two weeks' episodes at one time, depending on my mood and free time.

As such, I started watching anime again. I rewatched the whole series of Prince of Tennis and boy, did it bring back all the memories and feels! #teamtezukathroughandthrough I also discovered two OVAs of Prince of Tennis that I didn't know about their existence, which I of course binge watched in a day! I can't believe that I missed them all these years T^T Additionally, I started watching few anime that I haven't watched before, thanks to the suggestions by BudakVanilla.

So yeah, while I was struggling in few parts of my life (health and financial were the major ones), I was quite happy indulging myself with a part of my childhood memory. And, these 3 songs will definitely remind me of this month :)

Soran (소란) - Can't Close My Eyes (잠이 안 와)

Vincent (빈센트) - The Beauty Inside (With 2morro)

BUMKEY (범키) - Love One 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Hiking Trip To Stutfield Glacier

This post was published on May 12, 2015 on one of my older blogs. Decided to repost it here at Her Little Guilty Pleasures due to reasons that I mentioned in this post.

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Cuba kira berapa kali saya sebut Stutfield Glacier for the past few posts. Haha! Excited sangat sampai asyik-asyik sebut pasal Stutfield Glacier. Alhamdulillah, berpeluang untuk sertai Staff Activity to Stutfield Glacier hari Sabtu hari tu. Thanks to James for not cancelling my days off :p

Stutfield Glacier, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

Stutfield Glacier ni terletak dekat Icefields Parkway macam Tangle Creek Falls juga. It took us 1 and half hour untuk sampai ke starting point of the hike sebab Stutfield Glacier ni 95 km daripada Town of Jasper. As mentioned in the title, this was a hiking trip. However, I'm no hiker! Bukan hiker, tapi teringin punya pasal, pergi jugalah. As expected from a beginner hiker, I fell down few times, almost broke my ankle, injured my hands and got bruises all over my body.

Hiking Trip to Stutfield Glacier, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

The hike was 12 km hike one way. So yeah, I walked 24 km just for this hiking trip. My parents will be super proud if they knew anak diaorang yang puteri lilin ni, yang memang suka memerap dalam rumah ni berjalan sejauh 24 km dalam satu hari. Hike ni taklah susah sangat sebenarnya sebab there was no elevation gains. Cuma surface dia tak berapa nak rata. Sekejap pasir, sekejap batu kerikil, sekejap sungai, sekejap lumpur. Itu pasal la jatuh la, apa la.


It took us 2 hours plus to reach the nearest spot of the Stutfield Glacier. It was worth it to walk for about 2 hours plus cause the view was superbly mesmerizing. There was no other words than subhanallah.

Stutfield Glacier, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

We had our lunch at the spot and spent about 1 hour plus there just to enjoy the scenery and the serene moment. Berjemur bawah matahari yang serious panas terik tapi suhu sekeliling sejuk. Sunbathing (involuntarily) dekat glacier itu katanya. Kulit memang terbakar habis ya. Tak rupa orang Melayu sekarang ni :p

Stutfield Glacier, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

The coolest thing that happened when we were there was I got to witness avalanche for the first time in my life with my own eyes! It's kinda cool to see kalau awak berada dalam jarak yang selamat. Bukan sekali saya dapat tengok. 3 kali! Sebelum avalanche berlaku, awak akan dengar macam bunyi guruh yang kuat. Tiap kali kami dengar bunyi macam bunyi guruh, mata dah melilau nak tengok dekat mana avalanche tu.

Stutfield Glacier, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada


After we had enough of the majestic surroundings (again, honestly you'll never get enough of its beauty but you just have to move on), we headed back. That was another 2 hours of walking. Sampai je van, semua orang dah tak larat. Semua pun dah tak sabar nak balik. Termasuklah saya. I was so tired yet so happy. It was totally a well spent and productive day.

Black Bear at Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

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We ended our trip with a bang! My first black bear this summer! :)

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Tangle Creek Falls

This post was published on May 11, 2015 on one of my older blogs. Decided to repost it here at Her Little Guilty Pleasures due to reasons that I mentioned in this post.

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Tangle Creek Falls, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

I read somewhere over the net that Tangle Creek Falls is one of the most commonly photographed falls in the Icefield Parkway. For your information, Icefield Parkway is dubbed as a highway to heaven in Canada. Seriously, memang cantik sangat pemandangan sepanjang Icefield Parkway ni. Sepanjang perjalanan mesti mulut tu takkan lekang dari menyebut subhanallah, subhanallah, subhanallah.

I guess I was lucky to be a the Tangle Creek Falls sebab masa orientation, orang HR selalau juga sebut pasal Tangle Creek Falls ni. Dan, rasanya hotel tempat saya kerja ada history dengan Tangle Creek Falls ni.


Berpeluang singgah ke Tangle Creek Falls ni masa trip ke Stutfield Glacier. We stopped for a toilet break sebab bila dah start hiking untuk ke Stutfield Glacier tu, memang tak berpeluang nak melepaskan 'hajat' kecil atau besar sebab tak banyak pokok.

Tangle Creek Falls, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada

Tangle Creek Falls ni betul-betul dekat tepi highway, berhadapan dengan toilets yang kami singgah. Tiada info tambahan pasal Tangle Creek Falls untuk dikongsi sebab takde sign apa-apa pun dekat situ. Anyway, masa on the way ke Tangle Creek Falls ni, saya nampak bighorn sheep. Please google if you don't know how bighorn sheep looks like. Saya memang dah lama teringin nak tengok bighorn sheep ni. Alhamdulillah, dapat juga tengok.

Kisah menarik pasal toilet.
Toilets yang saya singgah tu serious macam toilets zaman batu. Takde flush dan rasanya segala buangan terus masuk ke dalam satu tong besar. They were very smelly too. Thank god they had hand sanitizer and toilet paper.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Her Little Guilty Pleasures Now Has A Facebook Page!

Her Little Guilty Pleasures now has a Facebook page! Well, I made one months ago because I wanted to switch my personal Instagram account to business account. Sadly to say that I've been ignoring the Facebook page ever since I made one cause I'm an Instagram and a Blogger girl through and through.

However, I have been constantly getting notifications that Facebook will unpublish my page if it keeps being inactive. So, to prevent that from happening, I have made a decision to make my page somewhat active. For now, I'm thinking about posting random photos that I have taken for the past few years. The photos are most likely ones that didn't make the cut to be featured on my Instagram or blog.

So, if you're interested in seeing all the random photos and maybe something else, feel free to LIKE my Facebook page. Your LIKE is greatly appreciated! <3

Her Little Guilty Pleasures Facebook Page

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Riding The Sightseeing Chairlift At Mount Norquay

Mount Norquay, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Had a chance to go up to Mount Norquay for the first time last June. All this while I only heard about Mount Norquay from my snowboarder or skier colleagues. #masalahorangtakmainwintersports Hence, I was excited to go up there for the first time..

Tip: Mount Norquay provides free shuttle in the summer. Do fully utilize the service if you're in Banff! :)

Took the third shuttle from the Banff Train Station. I was the only passenger in the shuttle so I managed to have a good chat with the shuttle driver. Wasn't sure how long it's supposed to take us from the Banff Train Station to the Mount Norquay but I think it took us more than half an hour to reach the base due to construction? We even managed to share the running joke about Canadian seasons.

Mount Norquay, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Do you know that Canada actually only has 2 seasons instead of 4 seasons? We only have construction season and winter season here. That's it, guys! There is no spring, summer or fall in Canada :p

Upon my arrival at the base, I exchanged my coupon for a free ticket (one of the perks of being a local) at the ticket counter. There was no line, so I assumed summer is a slow season for Mount Norquay? I also didn't have to wait to ride the chairlift. The chairlifts at the Mount Norquay are smaller compared to other chairlifts that I rode last summer. Now that I think about it, it was my first 2-seat chairlift. Also, I felt that the chairlifts were quite unstable?

Tip: Mount Norquay usually provides number of discounted coupons to the hotels. This year, they had 2 For 1 coupons, which means you'll get 2 tickets for the price of 1. Do ask your front desk agents for the coupons if you want to save some money! :)

Mount Norquay, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada

Didn't remember how long did it take me to be at the top but it wasn't that long. You can read what happened after that at this link. Basically, I was stunned with the view as it was my first time seeing the Town of Banff from that point of view. Also I felt very pleased as I got to see a bighorn sheep in a close range and had a staring contest with it. Yet, I felt quite bummed as I had to cut short my stay as I had a stomachache. 

Monday, October 08, 2018

Splendid Day At Lake Louise & Emerald Lake

Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
Lake Louise
October 6, 2018
9:30 AM

I thought I had enough of Lake Louise but who am I kidding??!!! Lake Louise looked so magical when I was there the other day. And now I'm excited to see the frozen Lake Louise this winter! :D

Emerald Lake, Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
Emerald Lake
October 6, 2018
1:30 PM

Emerald Lake, I have yet to get a chance to see you at your prettiest but you easily blown my mind the other day! You looked thousand times better than my first visit with the great weather and all. I am forever grateful for the chance to see your another charm :)

Saturday, October 06, 2018

As Seen From Mount Norquay

Mount Norquay
Mount Norquay
October 5, 2018
12:45 PM

Back to Mount Norquay after almost 4 months. My eyes were blessed with this view, which reminds me to be humble, always, in my life.
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