Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pentaxyl Anti-Wrinkle Cream and Motives (Cosmetics) Makeup Party

Over the weekend I was invited to a Motives (makeup) party by my Korean language classmate. It was held at one of the rental apartments and organized by her Taiwanese partners/friends. They are part of the shop.com group and mainly work with/sell Motives (makeup) and skincare products.
Motives (Cosmetics)
A portion of the products displayed that day
According to Wikipedia, “America/SHOP.com is an internet marketing and product brokerage company that utilizes the internet (including social media platforms) and one-to-one marketing to distribute a variety of products across numerous markets. The company was founded in 1992 by JR and Loren Ridinger.

After goggling for a bit and reading more about the company, I guess simply put, shop.com can be likened to something like Qoo10.sg, EBay, and Amazon etc... The only difference is that instead of (online) shops selling their own products and doing their own thing (using Qoo10.sg, EBay, and Amazon etc... as platforms to sell their products independent of the site per se), sellers on shop.com can actually be part of the company by being a partner and ordering products to sell on their own. Akin to something of being an affiliate, but the difference is the investments and returns are usually higher; partners act like independent distributors of the brand they are the representatives of... Read more >>

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Korean Fried Chicken: Chicken Up Tampines

On the last trip to Korea, I wanted to try the Korean Fried Chicken but did not get a chance. There was a Korean Fried Chicken store below our accommodation but unfortunately when we wanted to try it they were closed (business must be good since they do not open on Sundays!). Not to say that there aren’t any Korean Fried Chicken places in Singapore, it’s just that they are (mostly) on the other end of Singapore (lol). So imagine my pleasant surprise when Chicken Up opened in Tampines... Read More>>


Korean Fried Chicken: Chicken Up Tampines

Saturday, March 14, 2015

An impromptu visit to the Teddy Bear Museum (제주 테디베어뮤지엄) & dinner

Teddy Bear Museum (제주 테디베어뮤지엄)
Teddy Bear Museum (제주 테디베어뮤지엄) entrance

At the end of the Jejueco tour, it was free time and we decided to make stop at the Teddy Bear Museum (제주 테디베어뮤지엄). Victor was so kind to drop us off at the entrance of the Teddy Bear Museum and so we made our way in. It was about 5 in the evening and there wasn’t much... Read More >>

Thursday, March 12, 2015

AirBnB: Owl house@Gyeongbokgung (a.k.a. Sui’s Loft #3) First Impressions

Owl house@Gyeongbokgung (a.k.a. Sui’s Loft #3)
The comfy bed on the ground floor....

Located within the Jongno district, Owl house@Gyeongbokgung (a.k.a. Suis Loft #3) can accommodate up to 4 people and is strategically located near the palaces (Gyeongbukgung) and cultural places such as Gwanghwamun square (about 5 minutes away), The Great King Sejong's museum, the Gyeongbokgung palace and Cheonggyecheon Canal, Insadong and Bukchon (about 15 minutes away). The nearest subway stations are Gyeongbokgung and Gwanghwamun... Read more >>

Sunday, March 08, 2015

The Jejueco Suites (3 Days/2 Nights) Experience

For our 3 days 2 nights stay on Jeju Island, we stayed at Jejueco Suites and joined their tour. Our stay was pleasant and the room was comfortable. The room was just like an apartment with TV, bed, kitchenette and all. We evening had connecting rooms (though we never did open that door hehe)! ... Read more >>

Jejueco Suites
Our cozy room!

Cheonjiyeon Waterfall (천지연 폭포)

Cheonjiyeon Waterfall (천지연 폭포)
The calm before the waterfall ^^

After the satisfying lunch at Soban 소반, it was off to visit one of the natural wonders of Jeju, Cheonjiyeon Waterfall (천지연 폭포), an area full of natural monuments (e.g. from the wild Dampalsu trees, camellias to the clear and deep waters of Cheonjiyeon etc...). The waterfall got its name from the legend of the 7 fairies serving the King of Heaven who came down to the pond on stairs of cloud and bathed in its clean waters... Read more>>