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My Songs of January 2018

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I think this January was all about hope and a trip down memory lane. I was constantly reminded to my old self and past memories and that made me smile. I felt like I had come a long way since my rebellious teenage years. Thank you everyone who made me to take off to this trip down memory lane. To myself, these songs were your anthems for this January :) Sweet Sorrow (스윗소로우) - Happy New Year (해피뉴이어) Sweet Sorrow (스윗소로우) - I Love You (사랑해) Sad Angry Babies - Sabarlah

On Being Single by Choice & Posting Countless Contradictory Statements

When I was 18, I decided to abstain myself from being in a romantic relationship until I'm 30. It was a conscious choice that I made when I was a teenager but it is something that I still hold dearly until today. Some of my friends who were aware about this decision of mine asked me why did I decide to do so the age of 18 and I truly wish I had a better answer to give to them than "I don't know. I just feel like it." but honestly, I don't. Some of them were quite skeptical and said that maybe I got my heart broken by someone before and that led me to my decision. But, no, I have never got my heart broken (...yet, and hopefully it's gonna stay that way) over this so-called romantic relationship as I have never been into one. Yes, you read it right. This girl right here is single since birth. #teammotaesolo #모태솔로 I just felt that way at that time and still feel that way until today, though I think I have better reasons why I want to be single now. Right no

Our Times (2015)

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I finally jumped on the bandwagon of watching this Taiwan movie called Our Times. Have been reading a lot of good reviews about this movie for the last two years and I finally decided to watch it recently. Found a free time to watch it after abandoning few of my Korean dramas for a bit. lol! Snippet of the movie (From Wikipedia )  -  Please skip this whole section if you don't want to read any spoilers. The film opens in the present day, where Lin Cheng-hsin (Joe Chen) is an ordinary office worker who leads a stressful life. Her name, "Cheng-hsin", literally means "sincere of heart", reflecting her hardworking nature which often gets her ridiculed by her younger subordinates. Dejected, she listens to a cassette recording of an old Andy Lau song. This brings her back to her high school days, when she was an ordinary high school girl, who idolised Lau and lived a simple, carefree life. She had a crush on Ouyang Fei-Fan, (Dino Lee), the school's most popul

Pang Show: Pang Pang Cruise (빵쇼 팡팡크루즈)

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I won two tickets to Pang Show: Pang Pang Cruise (빵쇼 팡팡크루즈) few days before I flew to South Korea. The tickets were supposed to be delivered to my house but thankfully Korean Tourism Organization (KTO) allowed me to pick up the ticket in person at the K-Style Hub (more details about this place soon, insya Allah) . So, off I went to Yeouido ELAND CRUISE ferry dock on one of those days. Honestly, I almost let these tickets burn because I felt I did not have enough time to go for the cruise. Additionally, I kept feeling tired every night that all I wanted was to go home early and sleep. But thank god, I dragged my lazy ass to ride the cruise and see the show because it was fun and entertaining! Tip : Please call beforehand to reserve your seat or else you will be denied entry. Or, show up early and buy your ticket few hours (5 hours to be safe?) before the show cause the show is quite popular. The Pang Show started way before you ride the cruise. You'll be directed to

Bucket List Trip: Banff National Park

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I watched these videos around January or February last year to reduce my Canada-sickness but too bad it was not successful at all as they made me miss Canada more than ever. Now, that I am back in Canada and live and work in one of the most beautiful places in Earth ( totally bias and exaggerated! ), I want to immortalize the videos here as I might use their ideas ( whenever applicable ) in the future. Haha! :D   P.s: Do watch the videos if you want to see Banff (where I currently live) and Calgary (the city where I do my grocery shopping, lol!) in motions :)

My 2017 Best Nine

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I had another long reflection post ready to be published but I decided to delete it as I realized that I have yet to make peace with everything that scarred me emotionally and mentally in 2017. In short, 2017 was a hard, dark and painful year for me. I'm still trying to find the silver lining for everything that happened in 2017 but suffice to say that 2017 has yet to be a year that I can remember fondly for the rest of my life.  #pleaseprayforfarah Having said that, I did have few good memories in 2017 though most of them were minuscule in comparison to pain that I felt. But, let's just look back at my 2017 best happy memories as per my Instagram accounts, shall we? My public Instagram:  @happilyfarah My private Instagram. I have to say that my private Instagram's 2017 Best Nine best portrayed the good things that happened in my life in 2017 in comparison to my public Instagram. I can faintly remember my feelings and positive emotions behind those

Sulbing (설빙), Hapjeong-dong (합정동)

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I ate my first bingsu when I went to South Korea in 2016. All thanks to my junior whom I went out with. He was so adamant of eating bingsu as he was not sure when he will be back to Seoul. So, we decided to go to Sulbing (설빙), Hapjeong-dong (합정동) after our dinner. It was very easy to locate Sulbing, Hapjeong-dong as it is located along the main street. I am pretty sure it will be hard to miss the store as the store is pretty big (I am using the word big loosely here). Like any other proper F&B outlets, Sulbing, Hapjeong-dong is very spacious, cozy and welcoming. I like the store's interior cause I am a sucker for anything #aestheticallypleasing. There were not many people at the store when we came which was a plus point cause I was not in a mood to be in a crowded place. I guess it was because it was a lil bit late, Pretty sure, it was around 9ish. Or, maybe because everyone was busy clubbing. LOL! Anyway, my junior and I decided to order two different bing