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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.

Three Palaces in Seoul: Gyeongbokgung (경복궁), Deoksugung (덕수궁) & Changdeokgung (창덕궁)

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I went to three palaces in Seoul; Gyeongbokgung (경복궁), Deoksugung (덕수궁) & Changdeokgung (창덕궁) on different days. My goal was to visit the major 4 palaces and Jongmyo Shrine (종묘) but I only managed to visit these three. I can't share much about each palace and its history as I didn't get to join the interpretive tour and I'm not familiar with Korean history. So, you're better off to read Wikipedia if you want to learn more about the palaces. Gyeongbokgung  (경복궁) Tip:  Interpretive tours are offered in English, Japanese, and Chinese at selected times. However, spaces are limited. So, come early if you want to join the tour. According to the Visit Korea website, Gyeongbokgung is arguably the largest and the most beautiful palace that remains today. I can attest the fact that Gyeongbokgung is huge as I didn't get to finish the whole compound even though I spent about 3 hours there. Tip: Be early if you want to get a best spot for the one of

How to Apply for a Criminal Check in Town Of Banff?

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This post is intended to share the information that I acquired when I was applying for my criminal check. Hopefully some of you will find it helpful especially for people who needs to apply for a criminal check in Banff. Some employers will request you to do it on your own while some employers will do it on your own behalf (after getting your consent, obviously!) Do note that this is based on my experience. Your process may be shorter or longer than mine depending on your circumstances. It took me less than 15 minutes to get a copy of my criminal check. Granted, it was fast as I was the only one there as I went there around 9 AM. Think it'll take me less than 10 minutes if I filled out my form quickly. 1. Go to RCMP office and apply in person.  If you're clueless like me, Banff RCMP office is located near to the Banff Train Station or Brewster Depot or Tim Hortons (whichever places you're familiar with). Do note that the office only opens on weekdays from 8 AM

K-Style Hub (케이스타일허브)

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I went to K-Style Hub twice during my trip to South Korea in 2016. The first time I went there because I wanted to go to the Tourist Information Centre and the second time was to pick up my tickets for  Pang Show: Pang Pang Cruise (빵쇼 팡팡크루즈) . I had a chance to explore the K-Style Hub a bit during my first visit. I went to see all the floors (FYI, they have 5 floors if you include the reception floor) but based on the pictures that I have in my hard disk, it seemed like I spent a lot of time at their Korean Food Exhibition Hall and Cultural Product Hall. Song Joong Ki was everywhere when I was there! Tip:  This is the best place to perform your prayer if in your area as they have a prayer room. This is also the best place to rest indoor after exploring the area as they put the air conditioner on the blast! On the second floor, they have the Tourist Information Centre. This is the place if you want to ask a lot of questions about South Korea. They have personnel who ca

Seoul Central Mosque (서울 중앙성원)

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Managed to visit Seoul Central Mosque (서울 중앙성원) once but it was at night time. My junior and I decided to perform our Maghrib here as we were in the Itaewon area.  & Ya Allah, I felt so serene and tranquil when we were at the Seoul Central Mosque. I found it truly fascinating because Itaewon can be crazy wild and loud especially during night but you can barely hear anything from the mosque. The only decent picture of us (or me, actually!) at the Seoul Central Mosque However, I will be doomed of saying this, but the Seoul Central Mosque was honestly not like what I expected. Wouldn't elaborate on this because I think it's a one time problem or at least that's what I hope for. Earnestly hoping, the problem will be fixed or have been fixed :)