Hello! It's been a month since my last update on the blog, because frankly, I haven't been the most hardworking on contrary to my constancy on Instagram. Therefore, here's a quick update: I have been spending my days catching up with friends, testing the waters for interviews with different companies and working part-time while figuring out my future plans that everyone have been questioning me on. Some people wonder why I feel stressed at all when I don't have a full-time commitment on my hands now — little do they know they've just found the answer to their question. Hence, I'd really appreciate it if you could keep your concerns to yourself and be assured that I will find my own path soon to come. :) 

Today, however, I would like to carry the topic over to a stay-home midnight movie I watched with my boyfriend a week back. He introduced me to a comedy show called The Interview that talks about how North Korea is portrayed to be and the vicious actions taken against citizens and other countries. I've never known much about the country, but I do acknowledge that I've always seen them in a bad light. 

On the other hand, I absolutely adore South Korea to bits! From their delicious Korean food to subconsciously grooving along to K-pop hits, there's just so much you can takeaway from the beautiful country! In fact, I'm guilty of listening to Up & Down by EXID a tad too much recently, hehe. Here's a list of my favourite things from South Korea!

#1 SPRING SEASON: CHERRY BLOSSOMS

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I've only been to Korea once, dated all the way back to my secondary school days. I can't clearly recall how the trip went, but what etched deeply in my memory was the beautiful nature in Korea. The temperature was rather chilly, but it beats a whole year of summer in Singapore hands down any day. Would really love to head down to see the beautiful cherry blossoms in Korea some time in the future. 

#2 SKINCARE: KOREAN BEAUTY AND COSMETICS

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If you asked me where I get my stash of facial masks from, you'll realise how most of them come from either Innisfree, Etude House, or TONYMOLY. I go crazy over their facial masks because they are affordable, nicely packaged and leaves a really soothing after-effect on my skin after application. Moreover, brands like Innisfree encourage preserving of nature and pursue an eco-friendly green life, which is a great concept that I really like! One of my favourite buys this month has got to be the TONYMOLY Kiss Lover Style (lipstick) in Bad Purple — it's smooth, sparkly, and doesn't leave any residue during application! 

#3 KOREAN DRAMAS: ANY SHOWS STARRING LEE MIN HO

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Okay... Let's just say that I've been head over heels for Lee Min Ho ever since my early secondary school days during the release of Boys Over Flowers when he starred as bad boy Gu Jun Pyo. I like bad boys with a soft spot within them and I cannot deny.. HAHA. I've seen him twice in press conferences over a span of at least 5-6 years apart, and I'm still as fond of him!? Anyway, I've always been into Korean dramas such as Princess Hours (Goong), The Heirs, Personal Taste and City Hunter. I can't decide which variety show starring Lee Min Ho is my favourite, because each romance show has its own story in it. What I know for sure was how Boys Over Flowers left the deepest inpact on me. You should honestly catch it already if you haven't!

#4 CUTE VIRAL VIDEOS: BABY YEBIN

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Aren't these cheeks just so extremely pinchable?! *pinches* Fallen for this innocent little angel ever since her super cute videos were circulating about on Facebook. I was ecstatic when her mum created a YouTube channel and Instagram page to take more on-the-go videos of her baby girl who has gotten lots of oohs and aahs from all around the world. I mean, just look at this!!!!! So cute lah I cannot!!! *spams heart-shaped emoji*

#5 KOREAN FOOD: KBBQ

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Of course, how can we forget about the awesome food served in Korea? I never had such a great love for Korean food until I started writing articles for koreanrestaurants.sg where I had the opportunity to go for food tasting sessions at different Korean eateries in Singapore. That roasted pulled pork, tasty iced cold Korean beer, and mouth-watering side dishes... Really just leaves you wanting for more.

#6 KOREAN FOOD: KIMCHI

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Fun fact: I used to hate Kimchi, but now I am a HUGE fan of this traditional fermented Korean side dish. I still regret at the thought of having rejected every side dish that came along with a main meal back then when I was dining in Korea with my family. So wasted!! Now that I am able to appreciate eating Kimchi, all I do now is ask for refills over and over again when eating in at local Korean restaurants.

#7 KOREAN FOOD: PATBINGSOO

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Moving on, there has been a craze over a Korean shaved ice dessert called Pat Bing Soo recently in Singapore. It comes with sweet toppings of your choice such as chopped fruits, condensed milk, fruit syrup and Adzuki beans. I love how well the condensed milk blends in with the shaved ice and complementary fruits. Plus, it's definitely Instagram-worthy!

#8 KOREAN FOOD: FRIED CHICKEN

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Last but not least, we'll definitely not forget about the yummy Korean fried chicken that comes in different spices and flavours! I love myself a plate of Korean fried chicken (while on my way to 5kg weight gain) on days I get strong cravings, and have tried them from different outlets, time to time. I usually stick to sweet soy flavours, although I like it mixed whenever possible.


With that mentioned, Kentuky Fried Chicken has also launched their new series of Korean Fried Chicken! I dropped by the nearest KFC outlet just a few days back to give this new rave a try, and was pleased with the outcome! I ordered my 4 PC Yang Yeum Wings (Korean-inspired wings) that came in an affordable set of $6.90 per bento, along with a drink. However, you can also get your 4 PC a-la-carte wings for just $4.90!


Here are my Yang Yeum Wings up close, coated in Korean-inspired sweet and spicy sauce, freshly crisp and ready to be served!


You could also try the Umadare wings, coated in tangy yet savoury Japanese sauce if that's more of your preference. I enjoyed both set of flavours, but am a greater fan of the Yang Yeum wings! In fact, here's a short summary of the new KFC wings for those who love Korean fried chicken too, just like I do!

BATTLE OF THE KFC WINGS

Freshly breaded in-store with a special batter, these juicy wings are cooked to crispy perfection and coated in your choice of two bold flavours – choose between the Japanese-inspired tangy yet savoury Umadare and the Korean-inspired sweet and spicy Yang Yeum. Who will be crowned king of the wings? You decide.


Pick a side and be part of KFC’s greatest wing-off. Hashtag #kfcoishii to support Umadare or #kfcmashisoyo to support Yang Yeum on Instagram! I vote for #kfcmashisoyo. What about you? :)

Brought to you by KFC x Nuffnang SG. All professional images have been credited accordingly.