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Korea Shopping Haul 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Korea is one of the best places in the world to shop. Not only are the products affordable, but they are of good quality, too. Staying in Myeongdong, Seoul this 2018 allowed us to access so many shops within walking distance from our hotel.

people shopping in myeongdong, seoul

When I shop in Korea, I usually spend a bigger percentage on skincare items because I use them daily. Although Korean fashion is so cute and feminine, it’s usually focused on trendy pieces which can go out of style quickly. Being the basic human being that I am, I skipped on clothes. Nonetheless, I still got myself a few items on a whim! After all, I was only in Seoul for four days.

Other than my usual must-buy in Korea, I also picked out new things I’ve yet to try. So what have I spent my money on? Keep reading to find out!

deli manjoo

10 Cheap Korean Street Food + Travel App Giveaway

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

I had my first share of Korean street food during my first time in Seoul back in 2012. I remembered ordering a hotdog on stick which was coated with fried potatoes, and then skipping sausages and other tofu-like things soaked in hot broth. When I saw Kim Bok Joo biting and slurping all these tofu-like things with intense passion, I know I had to try them myself when I go back to Korea.

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A few months ago, we stayed in the heart of Myeongdong and every night, we had the chance to take in as much street food as we can. After shopping, we literally allotted two hours on the street so we can try the best Korean street food that’s within our budget. It’s nothing like Filipino street food because ours is way cheaper (and the cleanliness a bit questionable lol, but I do love them!), but theirs is just a total feast for the eyes. Some will only cost you as little as KRW 1,000 (Php 43.50) while other delectable treats (like the flame torched scallops) will burn your pocket at KRW 15,000 (Php 652.50).

That’s why to make the most out of your money, I’ll show you a list of Korean street food we’ve tried so far and what I honestly think about them. All of these cost no more than KRW 7,000 each.

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Fiesta Resort Guam Review

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Aside from tax-free shopping, the best way to experience Guam is to stay at a beachfront hotel. On my third trip, I was able to book two rooms at Fiesta Resort Guam along Pale San Vitores road. With only three days to spare, my main intention was to enjoy the beach at least two times before flying off again for work.

palm trees, beach, hotel review

Choosing an accommodation in Guam must be planned carefully depending on your top activities. Because we are five people in the group who want to do different things, I picked Fiesta Resort for two main reasons: location and affordability. Of course, there are other factors you should consider when choosing a hotel in Guam, especially if it’s your first time. Let me tell you all the details during my stay at Fiesta and decide if you prefer to stay at this hotel as well.

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Spaghetti Aglio Olio with Salmon Recipe

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Spaghetti Aglio Olio is one of the easiest pasta recipes you can make in your own kitchen. With garlic and olive oil as your base ingredients, making this dish is not only simple but affordable, too. This is perfect for dinner, especially when paired with a glass of white wine or moscato. In 25 minutes or less, you already have a fine meal set on the table.

spaghetti with salmon
The key in achieving the “perfect” aglio olio is to cook the garlic just right. You don’t want to overcook or else your pasta will taste like burnt garlic. On the other hand, you don’t want your garlic undercooked because you won’t get the natural garlic flavor you’re after.

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Are Sunnies Face Fluffmattes Worth the Hype?

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Sunnies Face is another business venture of the Sunnies company, popular for their line of sunglasses, optical wear, and cafe. Now introducing their makeup line beginning with matte lipsticks called Fluffmatte, the well-known brand in the Philippines has been raking in sales for their new product. Affordability and millennial style are the brand’s strongest edges, but we shall see if these new lipsticks are worth the hype or just another local lipstick brand.

lipstick product review cover

Before the release, Sunnies Face has been building up the suspense in Instagram. In addition, they have been giving away PR packages to well-known local Youtubers, with consumers trapped in waiting just dying to get their hands on these coveted lipsticks! Free stuff could influence one’s decision, so might as well buy and try the product myself. So during my quick trip to Manila, I swerved by the Sunnies Face boutique in Glorietta to try the most-hyped makeup product in town.

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Longchamp Cosmetic Case Review + 21 Things I Constantly Keep Inside of It

Friday, August 31, 2018

I swear by my Longchamp Le Pliage bags as durable, everyday work bags where you can throw in anything and they will stay strong for years. Because of its quality, I thought of owning the Le Pliage cosmetic case as well. Fast forward to three years later, my everyday pouch has stood the test of time in every bag that I carry.

cosmetic case review

I got my Longchamp Le Pliage Cosmetic Case at Duty Free Fiesta Mall, which was around Php1,800-2,000 at that time. I picked it up because the size was roomy enough to carry my cosmetics and other essentials, but small enough not to consume a huge space in my bag. The most important thing: it’s lightweight.

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Nothing Over $7 Ross and Marshalls Mini Haul

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

I cannot let my LA vacation pass without shopping at Ross and Marshalls! A trip to these discount department stores is worth it, especially if you’re looking for new items to purchase. The first ever item I bought in Marshalls is a Ralph Lauren button down shirt from two years ago (around $25) and I’ve been using it until now. From Ross, I still have my Ralph Lauren backpack which I bought in Guam last December.

shopping haul

My agenda in checking out these stores was to get some small stuff I need and items I can share with my friends after my trip to the US. Each item here is only less than $7 (before sales tax). Without further ado, here are my 5 purchases from Ross and Marshalls.

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