I’m not sure who’s going to read this, but I will say my piece and rest my case thereafter.
Reminiscing the days when I first started out sharing my love for beauty through social media makes me feel a little happier. Back then, the (social media) world seemed like a community of liked-minded individuals looking to share information, news and ideas. We were all trying to share our (beauty) tips and finds on platforms such as blogs and the now #1 photo sharing App – Instagram. The conversations we had were all about sharing the best (and worst), and basically everything else under the sun.
Fast forward three years now, it seems like the whole social media landscape has changed (or did I not notice it right from the start?). The once “genuine” community I let myself into seemed to have morphed into a factory of workers churning out (similar/identical) content from the same batch of materials, or what we call “sponsorships”.
2017 has been a year of ups and downs for me, and I believe for many as well. Whether it be your career, relationships or individual wellbeing, I wish to tell you this – “Take things in stride”.
Taking things in your stride means to accept advances or setbacks as the normal course of events in your life, and to deal with them calmly. This is something I’ve learnt to do in 2017, in all aspects of my life.
It’s always a dilemma when it comes to the question of, “What do I wear today?” This is especially so when you’re travelling, isn’t it? I often find myself not being able to pack light. I always want to bring the entire season’s fashion trend with me so that I can have choices. The fact is that you only have got 23-30kg to fly with even after your crazy shopping so no over-packing!
My recent Seoul trip taught me never to try bringing my entire wardrobe again because ultimately, I was re-wearing some of my comfy sweater pieces over my thermal wear. I ended up with a couple of clothes unworn so, here are some tips and OOTDs (Outfit Of The Day) from my Seoul searching trip earlier this month, just to give you an idea of what to dress for the winter season. I’ll be ending the post with a Style Challenge video too!
I just came back from Seoul, Korea, recently and I’m still wishing I was back in the cold, with occasional snow while walking down the shopping streets of Garosu-gil, Hongdae and Myeongdong.
Travelling to Seoul, South Korea
It’s 25 years into my life and it was my virgin visit to the popular travel destination, South Korea, to attend a K-Beauty conference – Made in Korea (MIK) 2017 – courtesy of MyFatPocket. It was my first time travelling with MFP’s Editor, Xinyi (@xinyicyndisoh) too. This short trip was a rather fruitful one as I got acquainted with many K-Beauty brands that are looking to expand to our tiny little red dot, ate many local dishes and bought even more makeup!
Before all the beauty reviews continue to populate Paradeoflove, I just want to pen down some of the interesting things I encountered in this metropolitan city, including beauty recommendations, food I’ve tried and some of the Instagram-worthy spots for your OOTDs in your next trip.
Summer vacation is a time when memories are made. It’s the most exhilarating season, as destinations gleam in the sunlight, inviting you to leave a footprint. It’s no doubt that the sun is great, but living in Singapore where we get the scorching sun all year round, I’m thinking twice about going on a summer holiday to be exposed to more sun and heat. I know we’re transiting into Fall now but well, the wanderlust in me is acting up, so I just wanted to share my thoughts about Summer Travels.
How about Autumn/Winter?
Honestly, I’d rather travel to cooler destinations such as Australia because this continent’s summertime is not in sync with the others. Where it’s summer mostly in the States, or the European cities, it’s usually Autumn/Winter in the months of May to August, which means cold weather! I mean, why spend a bomb to experience summer when you get it all year round?