Dec 20, 2013


"Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey. A path that’s right for someone else won’t necessarily be a path that’s right for you. And that’s okay. Your journey isn’t right or wrong, or good or bad. It’s just different. Your life isn’t meant to look like anyone else’s because you aren’t like anyone else. You’re a person all your own with a unique set of goals, obstacles, dreams, and needs. So stop comparing, and start living. You may not have ended up where you intended to go. But trust, for once, that you have ended up where you needed to be. Trust that you are in the right place at the right time. Trust that your life is enough. Trust that you are enough."

— Daniell Koepke

Nov 29, 2013

Korean Pop

Everyone around me knows that I am in love with Korean Pop since my poly days. However many do not know which band I actually love. Music is very subjective, and my taste for music varies depending on my mood.

My favourite bands are rather popular in their own areas, be it dancing, singing or acting. They are unique in their own ways and that is why I tend to listen to them frequently even though they do not have a new song released.

Two bands that got me started are Big Bang and 2ne1. Both are from YG Entertainment. GDragon and CL are great leaders in the bands. They bring out a different energy and aura every time they do a comeback. Their music is always a pleasant surprise to me. Hence my love for them is constant.

The next band that I love is EXO, from SM Entertainment. These 12 boys are unique individuals and the song "Growl" got my attention. My bias are Luhan (Exo-M) and Chanyeol (Exo-K). I must say their dance move is really unique and it really got me dancing to the music too.

(image from YG Winner Facebook) 
The last band that I favor a lot has yet to debut. Got to know them from YG Entertainment's WIN: WHO IS NEXT, where two bands have to compete so that they can debut. The bands were named Team A and Team B. Eventually Team A and their name has changed to Winner. The debut has not been confirmed but they have a few songs that are great for the ears which they sang during WIN. I cannot wait for them to debut because this band has great potential. HWATING WINNER (:

All 4 bands are unique which makes me want to always listen to their music.

사랑해요 <3 

Sep 30, 2013

Coffee is good for you.

What is something that you cannot live without? My 'something' will be coffee. It is part of my life now, like a boyfriend that I cannot live without every single day. My favourite coffee will be a hot cup of latte. I love the good mix of espresso and steamed milk. I prefer it with no sugar as I love to taste the beautiful combination of the espresso and milk The best latte that I have tasted from is in Italy, 2012. The coffee aroma was beyond words. The brew was perfect too. I miss that taste and wish to go back again to drink that cup of latte.

( Had a good cup of coffee and sandwich at Merchants Wine Cellar & Store)

Coffee is an addiction for me, but I do not overdrink it. Over doing something will just harm you instead. The benefits of coffee are rather interesting besides keeping us awake. Hence you should start drinking coffee. Of course with no sugar and milk, if possible. Those add-ons will make this zero calories drink be packed with unhealthy calories.

Benefits of coffee:

1) Coffee is a potent source of healthful antioxidants. Based of a study done in 2005, the human body seems to absorb the most from coffee, though fruits and vegetables have loads of antioxidants too. (This information is taken from HuffingtonPost. )
2) Caffeine provides a short term memory boost. This is actually rather true, especially for me. With coffee, it allows me to remember things especially during the morning. It also makes you intelligent.  (This information is taken from HuffingtonPost. )
3) Smelling coffee make you feel less stressed. The aroma is amazing. It makes you feel happier and energetic. It curbs depression too.
4) Coffee reduces your risk of Type 2 diabetes, by almost 30 percent. (This information is taken from Health - Howstuffworks and HuffingtonPost)
5) Coffee can help to enhance performance in endurance sports.

With so much perks, coffee will be a great choice of beverage besides water. Enjoy every sip!
Buon Appetito (:

Merchants Wine Cellar & Store
52 Duxton Road
Tel: 6222 1162

Aug 8, 2013

Current Read: Vernetta Lopez's Memoirs of a DJ- Life in progress.

I grew up watching Under One Roof and always remember Vernetta Lopez for being hilarious in her own personal way. Her book is amazing. Though the book is about her life, she managed to make it easy to read and the details in the book was interesting. It was not heavy at all. Besides that, I never knew someone who is so happy and has an amazing happy personality had to experience a failure in her marriage. She has my fullest respect for being a strong and successful woman in every aspect. A good role model indeed. Thanks Vernetta for inspiring me with your book (: