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My Songs of December 2018

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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. B

My Songs of November 2018

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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 th

Cheonggyecheon Stream (청계천) & Cheonggye Plaza (청계광장)

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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 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. 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

Discover Grizzly Bear Tour: A Tour by Discover Banff Tours

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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. 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

Digital Media City (디지털미디어시티)

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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. 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. 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

Mountain Lakes & Waterfalls: A Tour by Brewster Sightseeing

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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 goes 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.  We went to Lake Louise first thing in the morning. It was my umpteenth time in Lake Louise but I found this particular visit to be more special and magical? It wa

Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을)

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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 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. 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 ca

Hallyu K-Star Road (한류스타거리)

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

My Songs of October 2018

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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

Hiking Trip to Stutfield Glacier

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This post was first 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 . ********************* 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 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. The hike

Tangle Creek Falls

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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 . ********************* 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 at 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

Her Little Guilty Pleasures Now Has a Facebook Page!

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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 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Her-Little-Guilty-Pleasures-186762058688414/ Instagram: https://in

Riding the Sightseeing Chairlift at Mount Norquay

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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. 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 ar

Splendid Day at Lake Louise & Emerald Lake

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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 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 :)

As Seen from Mount Norquay

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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.