Monday, March 16, 2015

Seoul Travel Part 5: Snail Mail from #NamsanTower #SeoulTower

Starting Monday with a positive attitude via a Seoul-ful blog post...let's do this!

Aigoo, what is a Korean fangirl like? Writing a 10-part blog post given a 4-day-travel-to-Seoul vs. a 3-part blog post of a 21-day-USA-trip. Annyeonghaseyo! ^_^ 


Postcards from Namsan Tower. It's total reminiscent of Boys Over Flowers. Hello, Gu Jun Pyo! 

My son excitedly told me that he got my mail from Seoul. Priceless.

Located in the viewing deck of Seoul Tower is "The Highest Post Office". To send a mail, purchase from the selection of post cards, buy the balance stamps, write, then mail. Easy peasy. Oh my it's been yearsss since I placed stamps then sent out a mail via the post office. It's always via couriers with only at most 2 days lead time. 
I posted it last February 19...finally, it arrived!

They've got mail! From Seoul with Lots of Love. 
He's wondering how it took so long (25 days to be exact) for a postcard to reach Manila. We had to satisfy his curiosity on how a snail traditional mail works since this is officially his first postcard. This is such a good reminder that I should send him another surprise package soon since he's always excited for me every time I receive my online shopping purchases or media kits.

I'm grateful for the opportunity to travel to Seoul, I remember fondly dreaming of it years back fresh out of my grand addiction from watching Boys Over Flowers. So this is one check off my bucket list (*le sigh I have more, I can't wait!). And ye, I did take the dreamy cable car ride with a coffee to boot. I'm Geum Jan Di! *Teehee Where art thou my Lee Min Ho Gu Jun Pyo? Cheers! ^_^

To be continued...

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Seoul Travel Part 4: Youk Shim Won Gallery AM #FatedtoLoveYou #EllieKim

Annyeong! ^_^

If you have seen Fated to Love You (psstt...it's a Korean Drama, a remake from a Taiwanese Drama of the same title from years back), you will be ecstatic to walk into a shop of Ellie Kim. In real life, featured artwork are by a Korean artist, Youk Shim Won.

On our second day, on our way to Cafe Rosso of JYJ's Park Yoochun, just right across is Youk Shim Won's shop and gallery.

Oh my goodness, everything is awesome! Daebak! Ottoke?

Youk Shim Won's wallets, purses, and more
Youk Shim Won's Stripe Sunny, Nani, and Pia, and Gaettongi/ Keddongie. Super Cute. #Kyeopta
Cutie pies...iPhone 6 and 6 plus Youk Shim Won's phone cases. Hmmm, should I change back to iPhone? 
#OOTD With my Seoul sisters donning Youk Shim Won's Character Tops/Sweaters featuring Kiki, Pia and Ria on me. Fits me perfectly! 
...and so they shopped!
Oh how I love everything! It's so hard to choose in a whim (given that bags and tops don't come cheap), so since I am yet undecided amongst Pia or Nani or Ria, I will save splurging in Youk Shim Won's the next Seoul trip. I promise, I will know by then. Hah. Cheers! ^_^

Fated to love Youk Shim Won, visit  http://www.youk.co.kr/ to know more.

The Youk Shim Won Shop we visited is located in Palpan-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea. It's within the area of beautiful Samcheongdong-gil with its cafes galore.
Oh how time flies, it has been weeks since my trip in Korean dramaland...and I have still so much more to rave about.

To be continued...

Seoul Part 1:LTE Roaming When in Seoul
Seoul Part 2: #FOTD When in Seoul
Seoul Travel Part 3: #OOTD When in Seoul

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Cevio's Paint 'n Sip Nights

Annyeong! ^_^

Surprise, surprise...with Cevio's Paint 'n Sip Nights, anyone can paint.

My artistry is fairly average. While I can bake, I doubt if I can make creative cupcakes or fondant cakes. My handwriting is so, so. So I'm pleasantly surprised and thankful, I can paint..more or less...please indulge me, look!

Our bedroom with our paintings. I did 2 of 3. We need another one to fill the spot.
Another Friday night out in Cevio was in order, let's do this!

Paint and Sip Nights every Friday at Cevio Art Haus
Here's my journey to being the "Most Improved" participant the third time around...sweet!

First attempt was the date-night wherein I came with my hubby. Hmmm, I survived! 
Cevio's Paint 'n Sip Date-nights. Congratulations! 
Second attempt was for a Ms. Universe-inspired art piece...aigoo! I barely made it! Hah. 
Whew! So far, so good...with my chinggu, Teng of The Brow Studio and Cevio's, with the lovely couple of Ellana Cosmetics
Cevio's Friday Paint 'n Sip nights are held at the Cevio's Art Haus in Kapitolyo, Pasig.

Every session comes with the painting materials (canvas, paints, and paint brushes) and some refreshments.

Palette and Papa Brush, Mama Brush, and Baby Brush + Pencil
Choice of drinks (Coke or Iced Tea) and featured cocktail food (I love Cheese!) to go with the drinks. Cheers!
So for my third attempt...dan, dan, dan, dan!

*le sigh I survived! Yay!...with Chris Pedayo, featured Artist and Instructor for the night (attended 2 of 3 with him, see his featured artwork here), and my chinggu, Teng. Thank you for having me! ;-D
I promise, anyone can paint here. While it can be challenging at times (at least for the artistically challenged me...haha), it's a truly a good way to de-stress (oh really?! if only you're not too competitive...haha!).  Relax. Paint 'n sip. Repeat.

Best of all, you get a painting for a very affordable price with priceless bragging rights to boot. Anyhow, it's said that an artist cannot fail, it is a success just to be one it's the thought that counts.

Here, anyone can paint, but only the fearless can be great *thinks Chef Gusteau ^_^ , so schedule a Friday night out, date night, or private/corporate art class in Cevio. For Summer, they have art class for kids and adults. Super fun, I swear!

We have more empty walls to fill, more artworks to paint. Let's do this! Aja! Aja! Fighting! Cheers! ^_^

About Cevio's Paint 'n Sip...


Cevio's Paint 'n Sip Nights is a feature of the Cevio Art Haus to promote the appreciation and love for art and expression of creativity - All in one Haus.

Cevio Art Haus is located  in 60 San Isidro St. Barrio Kapitolyo, Pasig. 

For more details, like Cevio Art Haus and Cevio's Paint 'n Sip Nights in Facebook

For reservations contact Cevio's at the following numbers: 0905 723 2845 or (02) 656 4931. 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Seoul Travel Part 3: #OOTD When in Seoul

Annyeong! ^_^

Daebak! Winter in Seoul...happy dance! Welcome to Dramaland! Bring on the coats, scarves, and boots to boot!

Please, indulge me...here are my #OOTDs. Teehee! ^_^

Taken in Namsan Tower. *Le Sigh *Thinks Boys Over Flowers #LeeMinHo
Day 1: 
Muji Wool Coat
Levi's Jeans
Fitflop Crush Boots

Taken in Namsangol Hanok Village

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Seoul Travel Part 2: #FOTD When in Seoul

Annyeonghaseyo! ^_^

Oh well, it's been a while since I did a makeup product review post, so meantime, it's best to consolidate few of my fave FOTD a.k.a. selfie/selca shots.

My, oh my, primed with my Korean skincare goodies, to get my no-makeup Korean-drama-lead-star-look, I actually put in some efforts to get the effect done. Hah.

My makeup must-haves #WheninSeoul
Face: Hera HD Foundation No. 21; Beauty Blender
Eye Makeup: Laura Mercier Pink Mosaic Shimmer Bloc
Lips: Smith's Rosebud Save Balm; Shu Uemura M PK 356
Blush: Bare Minerals Vivacious
Mascara: Bare Minerals Flawless Definition Curl & Lengthen
Brows: Majolica Majorca Brow and Lash Colorist BR333
Eyeliner: Nyx Cosmetics Skinny Black Liner; Laura Mercier Eyeliner Creme Noir
Highlight: Benefit Cosmetics Eye Bright
Makeup Brushes: EcoTools

I brought with me a Laura Mercier primer, but the Innisfree The Green Seed Oil is love. Effortless moisturizer for winter less the grease.

Got this as sample from my previous Innisfree Haul. Super love it. It might be too much to be worn in Sunny Manila, but my, my, this is perfection in winter.  
#Selca #Selfie #InstagrammedProfilePix Teehee! ^_^
What is cramming? Getting my eyelash permed hours before our flight. Hehe. Will cover that in another time.

This ahjumma fangirl had a field day in Seoul (Part 1 here)...can't wait to be back! Cheers! ^_^

P.S.

Since I frequent California more than Seoul, I have yet to build my Korean-laden makeup stash. ;-D 

To be continued...

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Wifey to JB and Mommy to Chasey :) It's said that one's eyes are windows to one's soul. True! My eyes twinkle when I'm happy, they light up with my smile. I’m no frills! I'm easy to read (except during Poker). I easily get teary eyed on practically both happy and sad things. I'm overly emotional! UP,Toy Story 3, and Glee made me cry with delight.My hubby is my source of strength. He balances that side of my personality. He made me a more self-reliant person.I love being a mom. But be it known that I tend to be OC, paranoid, and definitely see my self as a stage mom.I can't help but throw him parties every year.I love to read. If there is a lifetime membership to Book Lover's Club, I've probably signed in as early as Grade 1. I'm blessed to have a special relationship with God. He is my confidante. I practically talked to him anywhere and anytime about anything. I'm a Kapampangan and supposedly known for having culinary skills.This still needs to be found perfected, but for sure, I can say I'm a gourmand!I love to eat and it shows!Oh well!Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder and Happiness is only a state of mind. From today onwards, I intend to live in a Happy Mode!Cheers!