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Downtown Calgary

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Went to Calgary for 2 nights for a shopping trip. Did not get to buy everything that were not on my list. Did not get to go to every places that were on my list but my heart felt full. So full that it almost burst out with joy. It was funny for me to feel that that way cause I am not a fan of big city. I guess living at the Rockies has taken a toll on me eh. I'll see you next time, Calgary? :)

COMMON GROUND (커먼그라운드)

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I started one of my days in South Korea by going to the COMMON GROUND (커먼그라운드). Again, I never know the existence of this place until I landed in South Korea. Thanks to the Instagram (again!), I found out about this place. From the Instagram pictures, I can see that this place is so Instagrammable. It will be easily slipped into one of the must visit places in Seoul if you like all the hispter places. (I'm using the hipster word the way the youngsters in Malaysia use it). From my brief reading, COMMON GROUND is South Korea's first and world's largest container shopping mall built with prefabricated 200 containers. (I totally googled prefabricated after my reading - man, how I wish I had an expansive vocabulary). It is also a result of the experiment of revitalizing unused land in the middle of city. I guess the South Korean government had this idea, "Why waste a piece of land when you can build something and generate money?"  Just kidding! You can see how i

Lac Beauvert

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Went to Jasper National Park for few days after my short stint at Lake Louise and before settling down at the Town of Banff. Went for a walk around the ever beautiful Lac Beauver ( do you guys still remember this lake? ) and it brought back all my past memories. Jasper still feels like home after all these years, but it would never be the same without my girlfriends :)

Lake Louise

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Can't help but to miss this beautiful place. Though I only get to call this place home just for over a week, the memories that I made over there will last for a lifetime. Lake Louise, I miss you! Will definitely visit you again once I get used to my working life here and once I have a longer days off. :)

Haneul Park (하늘공원)

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The first post of what would be an endless posts about South Korea is about one of my favourite parks in South Korea; Haneul Park or Sky Park or known as Haneul Gongwon (하늘공원) among the locals. I did not know the existence of Haneul Park until I landed in South Korea. I was looking for other interesting places to be visited in South Korea because I did not feel like going to the places listed on the list that I made prior to the trip. Accidentally, I found this place on Instagram. Oh my, you have to see the pictures. They were so pretty! Sold by the pictures that I saw on Instagram, I made a quick google search. I found out that those kind of pictures that I saw on Instagram were taken during Eulalia Festival that takes place sometime in October - that's when Haneul Park looks the prettiest. Too bad I was there during the shoulder season. But, Farah being Farah, I decided to visit the park. So, off I went on one of those days. Getting to Haneul Park was a lil bit challen

Reflection Of My 1-Month Trip to South Korea

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This is a long time coming post. Meant to write this post few months after my trip but life happens - a depressing ones for the fact. So, here I am, finally writing and publishing this post after a year! My trip to South Korea last year was fun and good but it was not always butterflies and rainbows. And honestly, it left me so much to be desired. All these thanks to all the experience that I went through, the memories that I made, and the countless stupid rookie mistakes that I made. I was not entirely happy with the trip - I think I can do it better, but I was still grateful for all the life lessons that I gained during the trip. Here are bunch of pointers that I realized after my 1-month trip to South Korea. 1. I am not good at managing my money/budget. It hurts my pride to admit to this one fact cause most people around me keep telling me that I am good at managing my money but the truth is, I am not ! I blew out a good portion of my money just for shopping. I ca

Too Much Information Tag

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I was tagged by Misaki ( I'm so sorry, I forgot your real name! T__T ) and I figure I'll do this tag cause I feel like taking a break from another post that I am currently working on.  Without further ado, let's start. 1. What are you wearing? Clothes 2. Ever been in love? Ever since I was born. 3. Ever had a terrible breakup? None. 4. How tall are you? Not that tall considering I need to lift up my head whenever I communicate with my colleagues 5. How much do you weight? Heavy enough to be considered overweight T___T 6. Any tattoos? No 7. Any piercings? No 8. OTP? Don't really have any cause I am not emotionally invested with any pairings. 9. Favorite show? I have a few but on top of my mind right now is 2 Days 1 Night. I like this week episode and the previous one :) #chataehyunmydreamnampyeon 10. Favorite bands? Do Super Junior and Sweet Sorrow count? 11. Something you miss?   Asian food specifical

Sulbing (설빙), Hongdae (홍대)

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It was very hot and humid during my recent long layover in South Korea. In one of those days, all I wanted was to sit in an air conditioned space and have something sweet. I particularly craved for anything mango that day.  Honestly, Sulbing (설빙) did not instantly come to my mind. I was initially heading to Mango Six but decided to change my mind and go to Sulbing instead. The main reason why I decided to go to Sulbing instead was to give Sulbing a second chance. Let's just say, I was not impressed with the first Sulbing bingsu that I had during my first visit to South Korea. Sulbing (설빙), Hongdae (홍대) Sulbing, Hongdae was jam-packed during my visit. I was so lucky that I got a seat but obviously, it was not the best seat in the house. Cannot blame the other customers for having the same idea as me to go to Sulbing, cause it was really hot and humid that day. But then, Sulbing, Hongdae is quite small. So, there's that. A note for myself, I felt a little bit