Showing posts from October, 2017

Exploring Perhentian Kecil Island with Sealife Inn

I have always wanted to go to Terengganu especially those beautiful islands there but unable to do so due to few constraints such as time, money, and distance. So, when I got back from Canada last year and had ample free time and a lil bit of savings, I made an impromptu suggestion to my Adik to go for a trip to Perhentian Kecil Island. Thankfully, she said yes and she even suggested that we should explore few other places in Terengganu. Anyway, we started searching for the best Perhentian Kecil Island package once we got consent from our parents. I faintly remembered reading about a package offered by Sealife Inn on Kak Huda's blog . So, I made a quick Google search about packages offered by Sealife Inn and showed a package that I considered suitable for us to my Adik. Thankfully, she said the package was quite good. Not exactly the cheapest (there were a lot of other cheaper options offered by Sealife Inn and other parties) but we liked what they offered. We booked 3 Day

First Sunset in Town of Banff

Recently (October 24, 2017 to be exact), I got a chance to witness my first sunset in Town of Banff. A beautiful one in this case. It was a tad late considering I have been living here for almost two months. Nevertheless, I was truly grateful for the sweet chance, alhamdulillah. Below was the picture of the sunset that I uploaded on my public Instagram . Town of Banff October 24, 2017 6:47 PM Below is the picture of the opposite side of the sunset that I do not get to upload anywhere. Town of Banff October 24, 2017 6:45 PM This first sunset served as a reminder for me that my days in Canada are numbered and I should start exploring and enjoying more what Banff is offering. I guess, cheers to a lil bit more active and outdoor lifestyle?

Hongdae Free Market (홍대 프리마켓)

Hongdae (홍대) in general is one of my favourite neighborhoods in South Korea as I mentioned in my previous post. Besides street performances that usually take place at the Hongdae Walking Street, another reason that I love Hongdae so much is because of Hongdae Free Market (홍대 프리마켓). Hongdae Free Market is an arts market cum festival which takes place every Saturday from 1:00 PM until 6:00 PM. However, it is only held from March to November. Cause let's be real, nobody got time to sit outside during the cold winter, right? Wanted to buy the passport cover but I just bought a new passport cover few months before T___T I like going to Hongdae Free Market because I want to treat my eyes with those beautiful arts and creations. I am in no way an artsy person (well, I can't even draw proper stick figures) but I do love seeing cute and beautiful stuff. So, my heart always feel full and light whenever I'm at the Hongdae Free Market. However, one may have different opinion

Misaeng: Incomplete Life (미생 - 아직 살아 있지 못한 자) (2014)

Wow! Wow! Wow! I didn't realize that it has been 3 years since Misaeng: Incomplete Life (미생 - 아직 살아 있지 못한 자) was aired in South Korea. Meant to do a review about this drama 3 years ago, but I was too occupied with my study and all fun stuff :p I missed the golden timing to do the review (okay, more like to fangirling honestly) but I think this drama is too precious and valuable to be ignored. Snippet of the drama (From Wikipedia ) Since he was a child, the board game baduk has been everything to Jang Geu-rae (Im Si Wan). But when he fails at achieving his dream of becoming a professional baduk player, Geu-rae must leave his isolated existence and enter the real world armed with nothing but a high school equivalency exam on his resume. Through an acquaintance's recommendation, he gets hired as an intern at One International, a large trading company. There, Geu-rae meets his boss, manager Oh Sang-shik (Lee Sung Min), who's a workaholic and has a warm personality; fellow

Looking Back at All My Old Blog Posts

I took my time recently rereading my old blog posts, from this blog and the previous two, just to see what I had been thinking and posting for the past eight years. And boy, did I get a good laugh just from rereading all of them :) For most part, I can see how childish and simple-minded I was when writing and publishing all those hundred posts. Especially all the blog posts that was written when I was in high school and my first two years in university. How come no one ever told me about that? I am so sorry to all the previous and/or current readers for you to read all those childish stuff. I also noticed a trend in my blog posts that still exists until now. I always write about my life. As if my life is so interesting to talk about, eh. But when I think about it, I started writing blog because I wanted it to be a medium where I can express my feelings, my tangled thoughts and my homesickness. I also wanted it to be a medium where I can come back to reminisce my old memories and t

Because I Love You (사랑하기 때문에) (2017)

It is no secret for people around me that I am a huge fan of Cha Tae Hyun (차태현). I like him for his personality but I am obsessed with him because of his laughter. Never in my life I would think that I can fancy someone just because of his/her laughter but Cha Tae Hyun did just that. I even have my own hashtag for Cha Tae Hyun # chataehyunmydreamnampyeon that I used when I went to South Korea last year. So, it was no-brainer for me to watch one of his latest movies; Because I Love You (사랑하기 때문에). Anything that can help me with my fix of Cha Tae Hyun, right? And boy did I glad that I picked up this movie :) Snippet of the movie (based on few of my readings) Because I Love You is about Lee Hyeong (Cha Tae Hyun) who becomes a spirit after an accident and starts entering the bodies of several different people struggling with love. As he enters several bodies, he gets to experience love at all ages; from the flaming youth, to middle-aged enlightenment, to an older couple who have ye

Songs to Listen to when You Work Graveyard Shifts

I noticed that I have been listening to these few same songs every night to help me get through my graveyard shifts. Love to share them with the rest of you as they may be your cup of tea as well. As you reading this post and listening to the songs, you may notice that most of the songs are kinda slow and soothing or fall in acoustic genre.  These kind of songs are all that I need instead of upbeat songs as I value peaceful and quiet night. They may not wake me up (well, I don't really feel sleepy when I am working) but they make me happy in a calming way and make the nights more bearable whenever I have nothing to do. Maybe you will feel the same way too? The songs are listed solely according to my preference; from the most played song to the least played song. Enjoy :) Heaven - Because I Love You (사랑하기 때문에) WeAreYoung (위아영) - The First Moment #2 (처음 널 보고 #2)   Sweet Sorrow (스윗소로우) - Because You're Here (그대가 있어서)   Lee Juck (이적) - Don't Worr

On Starting Anew & Challenging Myself

Am writing this post to remind myself that I actually started doing something for the betterment of my life after going through a long dark period.  Some of you might have been wondering where did I go for the past one year. I rarely appeared online. I stopped updating my previous blog (and eventually closed the blog down) and Instagram. Basically, I left my virtual life hanging. I received few comments and DMs from other bloggers asking about my whereabouts which I unintentionally ignored. Sorry for that and thank you so much for showing that you care :) Honestly, I did not go anywhere. I was exactly in my place but at the dark corner of it. I was struggling emotionally and mentally due to the changes that happened in my life. I am not ready to go into the details yet but the essence of the dark feelings revolved mainly around my failure to get a decent job in Malaysia and the struggle to readapt myself with Malaysia. I knew how dangerous those feeling were, so I decided

Lost & Found | WeAreYoung (위아영)

I was lost while making my way to the Hongdae Free Market (홍대 프리마켓) and I accidentally discovered this indie band called WeAreYoung (위아영) when I was busy looking for the right direction. I absentmindedly watched their rehearsal and was intrigued to know more about the band ( cause I love their music - it is totally my style! ) that I decided to show up during the actual show. Did not regret my decision at all though I have to cut my visit to Hongdae Free Market short and change my whole plan for that day. They had just a nice 45-minutes performances with most of the songs are cover songs. If I remember correctly, they only sang one or two of their own songs. However, I can be wrong too as I did not understand the whole ment that they had during the show. lol! I think this show was a part of series of introducing relatively new and well-known indie bands who have been performing at coffee shops all over Hongdae. Additionally, I think the show was meant to hopefully introduce them

Hongdae (홍대)

Hongdae (홍대) might be one of the neighborhoods in South Korea that I love so much. But then, I did not get to explore other neighborhoods like Sinchon-dong (신촌동), Daehangno (대학로), Hapjeong-dong (합정동) and Sinsa-dong (신사동) to name a few, so there's that. While I love Hongdae, I have made a note for myself that Hongdae always makes my senses overload and I might feel overwhelmed whenever I'm around the area. Interesting thing to note: you can barely see any older adults walking around Hongdae except the store owners as Hongdae is mainly dominated by local youths. So, this is the place that you want to go if you want to meet and see young locals. Not the best picture, I know. I love Hongdae mainly due to the street performances at the Hongdae Walking Street. Most of the times I stick to the acoustic performances or whoever performs songs that I am familiar with. I can easily spend a day here doing nothing but listening to all the street performances. I think I sp