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Friday, September 30, 2011

New Hair + My New Haven

Hi everyone~ I recently decided to update more regularly and talk about my life instead of waiting for a topic to pop-up in my mind and always saying that I’ve been busy haha

Yesterday, I dyed my hair!! :D

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Half blonde and half pink! I’m really happy with the results, it was a long process because I wanted my blonde to be lighter and less yellowish so Carlos bleached it (ammonia free thank god)and toned it before adding the pink!

It looks so pretty when it’s curled!! :D

On Tuesday, after an extremely bad day, I called off for work and went to the stables with my mom to see her horse. It was really nice to get away from Montreal, pet the horses and play with the dogs.

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My mom’s horse is the brown one ^ her name is Eva :) I used to horsehide when I was a kid but I stopped because I got really scared of my mom’s previous horse Kenny. He was nice but very agitated and I could barely control him. However, Eva is much nicer and already likes me. Maybe I’ll start horse-riding again, it would be fun.

Plus, that stable is very peaceful. It helped me clean my mind that day~

Monday, September 26, 2011

OOTD–Retro Polka Dots

Lately I’ve been shopping a lot… but barely bought anything, I feel like whatever I see in store doesn’t please me enough but this week-end, I FINALLY found a long skirt that not only fit me but looked really cute!

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*Basic Cream V-neck, Unknown necklace, F21 skirt and belt, Spring Wedge sandals*

The only thing that annoys me with long skirts or dresses… is the wind! You always picture long skirts to fly away from your body but it’s always the opposite… the wind always blows my skirt between my legs which is annoying haha . In any case, I thought this outfit was really nice, a guy in my bus complimented me on my look! This is the first time this happens (and that it wasn’t creepy!)e000_015

The only unfortunate thing that happened today is that I forgot a bag in the bus which contained a really nice top that I got from Olivia!! Original price was 40$ but I got it for 10$!e000_069 I’m so sad because it was the last lilac top but I’m going to go back to Olivia and see if they still have that one in another colour…e000_062 in the meantime, I have called the bus lost-and-found line and they told me to call everyday until Friday so check if someone was honest enough to bring it to them…

Which I highly doubt… e000_007

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Take a look at my card!

Recently, I’ve been meeting bloggers from all over the world while working and every time, they gave me their blog card! Whenever asked for mine… I would write down my URL on the back of my job business’ card, which I found kinda meh… so after seeing the nice card that Emily sent me with her beauty package, I decided that I should also get cards from Moo.com!

Here’s what they look like!

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IMG_0376I put my family name on the card but I’m still hesitant when it comes to publishing it online ^^’ Even my email and personal Facebook don’t display my family name…

Mmhmm isn’t something odd about these cards? That’s right! These are actually MINI CARDS!!

Here is what the size is compared to my job’s business card! Mini Cards from Moo.com are 70mm x 28mm which I think is a very nice and unique size for a blogger’s card!

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I ordered the a pack of 100 cards (16.99$) on September 14th along with a pink Mini Card Holder (4.24$) with regular shipping (7.50$) for a total of 28.73$ after first order discount :)

You might think “mhmm that sounds quite expensive for only 100 cards” and frankly, I thought it was to until I got my hands on the cards. According to MOO, I was supposed to received my order on October 13th… but I received it on September 23rd! I took a little bit over a week to print and reach my home.

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The cards came in this nice box :)

Not only did my cards arrive way before I expected them to, the quality of the paper and the image is simply amazing. The paper is very thick which makes the card very solid: should someone bend it, it bounces right back to its original shape! As for the design, I decided to go with the picture that I use as my banner… which was taken with an iPod Touch.

While you are designing your cards on Moo’s website, there is a tool that allows you to enhance your picture for printing: it made my design come out beautifully and you can’t spot a single pixel at all, even if it was taken with a 3MP camera!

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e000_009Overall, MOO did a great job on my cards and I would recommend every blogger to get their cards from them! The fun thing is that if you have no idea what to do for your card design, MOO has tons of designs to chose from :)

And just to inspire to create your own cards, MOO added a few codes to share with my friends… well readers are friends too so go ahead and use these codes!

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So… who wants to exchange cardse000_076

(play from 1:27 hehehe~)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Delicious Korean Food Diary [pics heavy]

If you are hungry, I recommend you read this post another time because today I’m going to share with you pictures of the best food that I ate in Korea! Those who follow me on instagram might recognize some of these pictures hehe

August 9th 2011

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This is a large soup that my friend Doyoon, his friend and I shared for dinner. Doyoon described it as a soup that consisted of beef ligament (?) which grossed me out a little bit at first but I ended up LOVING it!

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For dessert, we had Patbingsu at a popular coffee shop: Tous les Jours. Notice how all, or mort, coffee shops nowadays use French in their name. I was asked often what did that or that coffee shop name meant haha.

August 10th 2011

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On the 10th, I met up with Braeden really early in the morning but it was way too early to find a good place to eat: Korea is not really a breakfest place so we ended up at another cafe branch; Paris Baguette. The employee there messed up the dirnk Braeden had ordered for me even if it wasn’t a bother because I liked the other drink he had made too but he replaced it and offered us more sweets to apologize (not picture). A few minutes later, the employee who had made the mistake came to our table and apologized and bowed so many times, I was worried his back would be sore! Culture shock #1 !

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We later met with two friends of Braeden and had delicious BBQ for lunch. Oh the meat… I still remember the taste!!!

Later that night, my brother and I ordered to eat on our own without a Korean friend to help us for the first time. I spotted a small restaurant that looked like a street cart embed into a wall. Their menu was composed of very simple and popular street foods that I recognized so we decided to order 떡볶이 (tteokbokki) and 오뎅 (odeng) were foods that I love haha. Turns out that I ate at of the best street food restaurant in Hongdae; Gukdae Tteokbokki! No pictures, unfortunately.

August 13th 2011

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After exploring another palace, Michael, my brother and I entered a random restaurant in Hongdae for lunch and used the useful “point at a picture” technique to order our meal. Thankfully, Michael and I both know a bit of Korea so we had an idea of what we were getting! I had cold noodle, my brother a bulgogi dish and Michael had seafood ramyun.

August 14th 2011

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On the 14th, we joined my friend Angela and her childhood friend JongWon for diner! We had AMAZING 닭갈비 (Dak Galbi). My brother was amazed that the restaurant staff used a paddle to  stir everything in front of us haha.

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We then headed to a more traditionnal style Korean bar in Gangnam to try 막걸리 (makgeolli), a liquor made out of rice. Turns out I wasn’t a big fan or makgeolli alone but with a bit of soda in it (commonly known as 사이다 hahaha) it was really good! We had a few side dishes with that as well: in Korea, you do not drink without eating something on the side. The egg rolls were DELICIOUS!

August 16th 2011

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On the 15th, we met Michael and his girlfriend for Shabu Shabu which was really good! I especially like the fish cakes that had cherries designs, the cheese rice cake and the super refreshing water kimchi! We later headed to the Han River and drank with my friend Yeon Joon who later joinded us!

August 17th 2011

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On the 17th, I met Yeoun Joon and Ruda, two girls that I met in Seoul. They brought me to School Food in Sinsadong. We shared beef risotto-style rice, kimbap wrapped in a sheet of egg and tteokboki… in carbonara sauce!!! Smartest mix between Asian and Western cuisine ever!!

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Since this was going to be our last night in Seoul, my brother really wanted to have more bulgogi so Yeon Joon brought us to a place that served it :) I was so delicious, I haven’t had bulgogi since I have been back because I can still remember the taste of that one haha

August 18th 2011

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We spent most of our last day at Incheon Airport: our flight was delayed then undelayed and redelayed… so to be safe, we were at the airport so early, our counter wasn’t even open. I wasn’t really hungry so I had a nice sandwhich from Paris Baguette.

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Until I spotted the most delicious hot dog shop once we went through security and had this amazing “Bulgogi burger French style on baguette”. Best. Hot Dog. Ever. Korea even rocks at making food that’s not ever theirs… haha

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I hope you liked this post! Many lunches and snacks were not pictured. For snacks or small lunches, we often opted rice balls or bread sold at 7/11s. On the 15th, my brother and I were both tired and simply ordered room service, which was good but not worth writing about haha.

It is SO CHEAP to eat in Korea and portions are quite big so it’s easy to share with a friend and both be full. I’m drooling as I’m about to publish this post… oups…

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

September Fashion

It’s been a while since I blogged about fashion and I thought it might be nice to take a break from the Korean themed posts and head back to Japan for a little while for some fashion eye-candy! I caught up with the September issues (even if some magazines already have their October issues out) and picked out my favourite outfits! I love how a lot of summer items are mixed with a few autumn classics! A nice way to extend a summer wardrobe into fall… and very budget friendly haha!

Instead of separating all of these magazines in different blog posts, I thought it would be nice for a change to just do it all at once! So here goes!

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Maxi skirts <3

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Love the “Who is this chick?” shirt hahaha

POPTEEN

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BLENDA

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