Yumi Lash Lifting @mytwinklelashfairy

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Every year, I often try to find a way for personal growth and development. I believe it is important for ones to often improve themselves to keep up in our fast pace society. This year, I decided to take on a skill. As mentioned in my Insta Stories, I am now officially a Certified Lash Lift Technician.

What in the world is that?!?! 

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Let me explain…. Beauty perks has come a long way. Eyelash treatments especially has taken over the world by a storm. As the trend from fake lashes to eyelash extensions and now the revolutionary Lash Lifting. It all brings a whole new meaning to the eyes.

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I had my fair share of eyelash extensions done the past couple of months (during the hype.. that is) after having them done over at Fabulash (Arcadia). Needless to say… I LOVED IT!!! My lashes were definitely on point… long, curvy, sexy looking 24/7. However, after a couple of rounds of having them redone (mind you, extension lashes starts dropping quite a bit after a week) and as much as I love having luscious long sexy curvy looking lashes, I hate the fact that my own natural eyelashes were also compromised. After a couple of months of having them done and redone… I began to notice my lashes were shorter and much less than its usual self.

As we all know, our natural lashes will drop (I mean, it is suppose to drop) but I somehow feel that my natural lashes health was also compromised in those few months that I had them done. Eventually, I decided to remove them all and leave them bare to let them gain back their strength and length again.

Reality is NO MATTER HOW WE ARE TOLD OUR LASHES IS NOT AFFECTED.. IT EVENTUALLY WILL BE IF YOU DO IT CONSTANTLY.

Or maybe, my lashes is simply just not so suitable to have lash extensions done.

I always love natural looking lashes and before I heard of extensions.. my metal eyelash curler and mascara was always a MUST HAVE in my daily routine. That was until Lash Lifting came into my world. Lash Lifting gave me a whole new perspective of how our natural looking lashes can look amazing with just a simple lift (almost like a perm.. but wayyy curvier and much more natural looking).

Let me be a bit more specific.

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What is the difference between Lash Lift and Perm? Well, it is technically the same effect of having your eyes shout WOW and giving them lashes that extra oomph. However,  the technique used for a lash perm uses a cylinder rod whereas a lash lift uses a silicone. I personally believe that Lash Perm works better on those with longer lashes as the curling shortens them rather than elongating them. (A little bit like curly fries). HOWEVER, Lash lifts are suitable for all lash lengths (yes.. this means if you have short straight looking lashes, you are going to LOVE this results) due to the ability to ‘lift’ the natural lashes from the root using different sized silicone. This makes them more inclusive for women with shorter lashes who have always turned to extensions as well.

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The results is all so natural. That I can’t stress how much I love it. Did I also mention, it last way much more longer than lash extensions. A good 2-3 months that is!!

In a fast-paced industry, lash lifts are now one of the hottest trends with beauty professionals all over the country making sure it’s on their service lists. BUT please beware as a good technician and brand of products brings you a long way. My favourite Brand by far (after many many rounds of survey) is YUMI Lash Lift (originally from France). A widely established and well known brand throughout the globe. This method enhances the eyelashes naturally at the same time giving it a simple hint of dye to bring out the eyes that bit further. (Trust me, it makes so much of a difference).

Like myself, if you are interested to learn. Feel free to check out the links below. OR you can just contact me to arrange for my service over at @mytwinklelashfairy (instagram)😁

http://www.yumilashes.com/en/training.html

https://www.yumilashliftvancouver.com/training/

https://www.yumilashesusa.com/academy

https://yumilashes.com.au/training.html

https://lashnoirpro.co.nz/pages/training-yumi-lashes

https://beauty-school.co.uk/beauty-courses-london/yumi-lash-lift-tint-one-day-theory-practical-training

 

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Doughnut the one of a kind Backpack

There are so many kind of backpack trends and brands today. I have my fair share of favourite collection from Longchamp to Anello and now Doughnut. I have always loved a good functional backpack especially when I travel. Over the years, I have been trying to find one to suit my needs and finally I can say Doughnut really had done a good job in creating one of the most stylish and fashionable multi functional backpacks I have seen by far. Ones where I have a good space with a 11 compartments/pockets in total on the inside and outside… AND yet not too bulky to make it over empower my petite frame.DoughnutMini3.jpg

During my recent travel to Langkawi, my daughter and I used our mini petite doughnut macaroon and we can’t stress how much we love it. My little girl specifically had her colour combination chosen (Iceberg + Sakura) while I was carrying the Limited Edition One Piece Animation/Manga series. It is based on the characters of One Piece representing Luffy, Chopper, Nami, Sanji, and Zoro with a representative sign of character and a motto in Japanese. It was love at first sight when I saw the colour combination for this piece.

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They come in so so so many variation of colours. Hues of pastel to darker tones to suit everyones style. Whats not to LOVE!!!! I could fit a whole lot inside this backpack and yet it feels remarkably LIGHT. I think it could even be a perfect fit as a baby bag or even a school bag of even a backpack for work for both men and women 😍. Doughnut1Doughnut2Doughnut3Doughnut4

Another bonus point I love is that this backpack is made with high quality waterproof nylon, also known as Cordura. Which means, no worries about having my iPad + Portable Power Bank being wet if I have to run in the rain.

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It also comes in various sizes Mini, Regular and Large. Both my daughter and I carried the mini ones for our recent trip. I somehow prefer smaller backpacks. However, maybe in the future I might consider getting the Regular sized one to add to my collection. 😁DoughnutMini6

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Another reason to love is the internal pockets available inside carefully stitched with lined interior to allow separation of items. I can easily fit my passport, wet wipes, tissues, money, phone and more at the compartments and not worry about searching for them items inside the bag with a bunch of other stuff.

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Super love it! ❤️ This backpack is thoughtfully designed to fit our daily essentials. Theres also a compartment specifically dedicated to place the iPad. For the Regular sized, it can also easily fit a 13 inch laptop. For further information, do check out their website over at Doughnut Official Malaysia meanwhile check out the VIDEO below to get an idea of how awesome this bag is. 😁 Doughnut Backpack the Best in 2018 

Fabulash Eyelash Extensions Review

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Back in my 20’s I used to work in the beauty industry. It was something that represents me and my passion for beauty. It kept me looking forward to going to work everyday. Sometimes, when I think back.. I truly do miss those times.

Today, in my mid 30’s and as a mom of two life is completely different. Looking good no longer is my priority but a luxury with the kids being around. Don’t get me wrong, I do try my best to look presentable (although most of the time I look like a typical mom with a lack of style … no kidding! ~)

HOWEVER ~ ever since I open my eyes after I had tried Fabulash I have a whole new concept of feeling and looking amazing. Yup.. the below image us exactly how I look like with simply loose powder and lipstick as makeup. NO EYE MAKE UP AT ALL.

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I remember my very first Eyelash Extension done at a small beauty parlour many donkey years back left me with an experience that I can definitely STRESS was not a good one. There’s always horror stories and the fear that our real lashes will all drop off leaving us with *botak/bald* looking ones! 😖 When I had my first experience it was nothing more but horrible!! It was literally a nightmare that I told myself I will NEVER EVER get my lashes done ever again!

Fast forward, many years, months and days later.. I stumbled upon the big RAVE of eyelash extensions once again. A girlfriend/neighbour of mine had hers done and I loved how it looked on her. She had hers done in various places using ONLY JAPANESE LASHES! I was in dilemma. I started having the itch to try.. i wanted to give it a go but I was extremely fearful for loosing my lashes. Months later, my girlfriend moved to Singapore and I put the whole idea on hold. Until I heard about Fabulash located in Arcadia Desa Park City.

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They were opened for a good six months before I finally decided to walk in to enquire about it seeing how packed it always is whenever I walked past the shop. I finally made the leap and had my appointment set to get them lashes done!

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IT FELT LIKE A MAJOR TRANSFORMATION!!!

The lashes I used were the Sakura Hime Lashes and they gave me a very natural look. They are also extremely light and doesn’t feel stressful at all on my own natural lashes. One thing I love is that their products are Japanese (YES! YOU CAN NEVER GO WRONG WITH JAPANESE PRODUCTS).

I can literally say BYE BYE to eyeliner and Mascara after today. It has definitely made my morning routine way much more faster than the usual 10 min I take. Now, I need only 3 min to get ready. 😁

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As I am fairly active in general… gym in the mornings (I sweat a lot), run errands for the family and chase after my little monkeys + occasional Muay Thai in the evenings and late night social dancing.. I can say, these lashes doesn’t disrupt my daily lifestyle at all.

I swear by them lashes and I seriously think I can’t live without them now! 🤔🤣
If you’re like me… worried yet want to look fabulous.. take my advice and give Fabulash a chance to transform you to be beautiful.

Fabulash does nails too! I love their collection of Nail Art available. They are simply GORGEOUS!

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Attached below are their prices as well as their contact information. Do give them a call to enjoy an amazing pampering experience from your lashes down to your toes.

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Fabulash

G-1-5, Plaza Arkadia, 3, Jalan Intisari Perdana, Desa Parkcity (223.75 km)
52200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
03-6411 2511
Opens at 10am

 

Hello 2018

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Hi everyone.
It’s been a while.
A couple months ago, I decided to take things a little slow. I find myself lost in finding my true purpose for this blog. I reached a point where I was constantly swamped with advertorial content and events and I kind of lost myself with excitement of these wonderful projects that the next thing I realise was the impact it had on my blog content. Despite that, being a hands on mother of two had me juggling with time management as they are both attending different schools had me struggling to maintain my work and personal life all together.

Towards the end of 2017, and after many long days of struggling in thought,I decided to take the step to reflect and turned down numerous projects in line as I decided to take some time off to revamp and truly seek myself and the true intentions on how I wanted this blog to go….whether if I should really call it quits or make a game change all together…. And finally… yes finally it’s about darn time that I’m back to turn things right.

2017 went by with so many amazing experiences, lessons and achievements for me. I was very pleased that I managed to strike of at least 8 from my 2017 resolution list. This year, I definitely have more challenges up ahead that I would like to pursue.IMG_3193

As health is a big impact to everyones lives. I have been rather realistic with mine. In 2017, I started living a more fulfilling life with a big focus on Health. I had a shock in mid of 2017 when I realise my fat % sat on a square ground of above 27% which shook me real hard, especially with my petite frame. I began working out 3 times a week and gradually increasing to 5 times a week. The journey was initially tough to get on track. I was always tired! But for health, I told myself.. I need to change. I started watching and learning about the food I eat. I began to meet new people whom taught me the importance of both health and food and the changes in makes to ones body. I was truly intrigued by it all.

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The Sourdough. As the journey continues, the more I learnt about health… I also learnt about bread making. It took me almost a year to finally get how to make a loaf of Sourdough bread with many failed moments in between. I swear, I gave up so many times but I am so proud of myself that I finally did manage to figure it all out at the end. I am not a professional. I swear I am far from that level, but I am definitely taking myself through this self learning journey as I venture into 2018.

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As I have mostly share the sweet part of life in this blog (creating memories is a must for me) but sadly, life is life. My grandma isn’t all too great this year with constant in and out of the hospital since 2017. I have always been close to my granny at heart as she used to take care of me when I was very little. Every couple of weeks when I hear the news that she is in hospital, my heart aches a little and worrisome is an understatement of how I feel. I know for a fact it is a parcel of life.. people come.. people go. But still… she’s my granny.

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Good relationships have also blossom further last year. I met so many new people and closer to those whom I have lost touched for the longest time with. I truly treasure each and everyone I have cross path with and hope to be bless with even more quality friendship this year ahead.

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Motherhood is ever so challenging 😂😅 As both my children are no longer adorable toddlers, I have a whole new level of patience to learn which falls at no.1 for my 2018 resolution… TO BE HAVE MORE PATIENCE. If you are one of those moms who knows a thing or two in this area, please do PM me and share some notes. I love my kids to bits and occasionally I will joke around with the husband perhaps we should have another one this year considering a number of mommies around me are also pregnant.. But truth is, 2 is really a handful right now. HAHAHHA.

Traveling to Korea Part 6

I can’t believe our one week adventure is almost to the end. New memories and adventurous experiences made throughout this trip. Day 6, the weather wasn’t too kind. It was drizzling the whole time hence, we had to change our itinerary with Shopping Day.

We didn’t buy much for ourselves but instead we helped friends to buy some goodies home.

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By night fall, the rain had stopped hence we strolled back along Meongdong streets to have our farewell dinner.

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*cheers to a fabulous family bonding trip*

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SO GLAD I WAS ABLE TO TRY THIS!!!

The raw gooey, slimy and sticky texture was quite palatable for me. However, the husband, and kids were very much freaked out watching me eat half of the plate.

The other half, I decided to try to have it semi cooked with sesame oil. This I didn’t fancy so much. I personally find that the sauce somehow over cover the taste of the octopus. Perhaps the sesame oil is too strong for my liking. >.<

The very next day, we had to rush off to the airport rather in the morning. Thankfully, we were able to stop by for a quick breakfast + coffee before heading to the airport.

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It took us about 2 hours upon arriving the airport. The husband and I wanted to have our one last meal before the plane ride home.

No meal is complete without LOVE and desserts. 💕

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Traveling to Korea Part 5

We started our day by dropping by the famous Osulloc for some amazing green tea while the husband had to do some work.

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Known to be one of the famous premium green teas that comes in a wide range of variety. Although it is a tad bit pricy but it is most certainly worth trying, especially if you are a green tea lover.

We then headed over to Hongdae, with the intention to check out the famous trick eye museum as well as their famous street food.

The kids obviously had loads of fun there. 😍

Hongdae has many amazing cafes to check out. As the time and weather wasn’t too good, we only managed to check out the lamb cafe.

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We had coffee and their waffles here.

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We then walked along and saw some pretty interesting things and had some yummy street food.

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We then headed for dinner before heading back for the night. 😍 #eatnonstop

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Traveling to Korea Part 4

Day 4 in Korea is a Day for the kids. They were extremely excited about today and probably looked forward to THIS DAY the most. WHY? Because today we are heading over to LOTTE WORLD.

Our morning started off with breakfast.

I was in LOVEEE with this..

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It’s so fluffy and soft on the outside (something like sponge cake texture) but it has the most light yet creamy fresh cream on the inside that just ooOOozzeeeee out when you bite it. #deliciousisanuderstatement

My son, on the contrary was obsessed with the cute pororo character printed cheesecake.

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As soon as we finished. We headed to Lotte World.

I have always tried to plan something fun/interesting/amusing for the kids on every little trips/holidays I have, as I believe sometimes kids learn most through fun experiences in life while we are making and creating memories together.

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It was a fantastic indoor theme park and we had quite some fun there too! 🙂

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We were there for a good 3/4 of the day and decided to head on back somewhere nearer to MyeongDong for dinner.

On the way back, the boy saw his favourite character again. 😛

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We decided on Mexican for dinner that night.

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Followed by desserts before calling it a night.

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Traveling to Korea Part 3

Rise and Shine

It was yet going to be another fabulous day in Korea. WHY? Because today is the day where I will be seeing, breathing, eating and eating and eating all day long.

To be honest, I love to indulge in eating quite a fair bit when I’m traveling which sometimes the husband gets a tad bit scared of my crazy sudden urge of appetite/eating patterns.

Day 3 was planned to be the day where we head on over to Garosu-gil for cafe hoping.

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Doesn’t this look so good?!?!

I was literally in love with the Latte here.

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We walked along the street of fashion and as usual ended up not buying anything. Don’t get me wrong, I do love shopping but sometimes I don’t know what to buy. #wtf #dontwastemoney #goodwifematerial #luckyhusband

Next stop is known as the BANANA TREE

They serve this really cute looking plant like cake which my kids were both freaking out when I took my first bite into it.

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Next stop, we came across this really pretty and vintage looking cafe.

It was really quite unexpected but with very few seats available inside this tiny cafe was half full with customers that we had to walk in to try.

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We ended up ordering high tea there and while I was waiting for them to serve, I walked around and saw these cute looking Rose Financier (which is pretty much like sponge cake if you ask me 😂) 

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We were all definitely sugar high after this!

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As much as I would love to eat some more… the husband and kids were pretty much giving me the NO MORE EATING LOOK.

We then headed back to MyeongDong and guess what… the little girl was so amazed by tornado potatoe that we got one for her to try.

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to my surprise…. she could actually finish the whole thing!!!!

#gluttonyisinourgenes #wecaneat

Once she was done… we headed on to explore the Duty Free Malls before heading back for the day.

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Opps.. no. It wasn’t exactly like that. We actually went back to MyeongDong and had some food before heading back home. 😁

 

Traveling to Korea Part 2

Hello readers! Day 2 was a day filled with fun adventure. Starting the day out early we headed off to Myeongdong in search for food. Our mission was to search for the famous Issac Toast. It wasn’t too far from our location but it did take us a good 15 min brisk walk to get there with the kids.

The line was rather long when we got there. Thankfully it didn’t take too long for it to be our turn.

Verdict. It was definitely something worth trying. We ordered 2 toast surprisingly the kids finished up most of it for us. 😂 😍 #aslongastheyeatallisgood

We then headed for Coffee. I was once told that Korean has pretty amazing coffee and both the husband and I do not deny it.

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Sometimes I think it could be the milk they use. It’s creamy but light at the same time (does that makes any sense?) 

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We walked along and the next thing we saw had me and the little girl grinning from cheek to cheek.

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This is so darn pretty! AND its made from premium quality ingredients too!!!!!!

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Our next stop was to visit the all time favourite tourist spot Gyeongbokgung Palace. It was only about less than 3km away but we decided to catch a cab there instead of walking with the two little ones. 😂

The Palace was really huge. We were extremely thankful that even though the sun was shining it wasn’t hot at all. As I could describe it, we had fabulous weather that afternoon.

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We then walked along Gyeongbokgung area and decided to head on over to try the famous Tosokchon Samgyetang.

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Once we had gotten inside and settled down. We (the husband and i) pretty much had our main focus right on the KIMCHI. It is SOOOO GOOD!!!

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They packed little cute bottles of ginseng to be added into the chicken broth to combine with its dish. Despite it being a bit pricy, the kids definitely loved the chicken.

*which this momma has missed out on taking the photo* >.<

We then headed over to Dongdaemun but shopping wasn’t our priority for this trip but the little girl insists she wanted a photo with LINE BEARIMG_7555

…..back to MyeongDong we headed and soon after our first damage was made…

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#weirdpeople #comekoreabuyjapanesestuff #weloveonitsukatiger

*I swear, MyeongDong left us with quite a positive impression after our first purchase* 😂

Later that evening, the husband had an itch to scratch. YESSS.. SALSA!

 

 

 

Traveling to Korea Part 1

I love traveling. Who doesn’t , right?

…get to explore a new place.. breathe in new air… learn a new culture… see fantastic architecture… try amazing new food.. see some amazing people…and the list goes on and on and on..

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It was recently that we (my family and i) traveled to Korea. It has been a place that was on my bucket list to visit other than the amazing Japan that I can never get bored of exploring. But the decision to visit the country was pretty much a no brainer especially when I have been completely hooked with Korean Dramas lately. Secretly madly in love with Ji Jang Wook and Sunghoon which the hubs has been strangely supportive with my newly found  affair with them on TV.

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Back to the trip…..

As the kids are no longer toddlers, they are now much easier to communicate with (as for which if they will listen or not, thats another story to tell all together… HAHAHHA). I have been really thankful that traveling by air with them has always been smooth sailing.

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Our flight was 8am in the morning hence we had to be at the airport by 6am. We called the cab to pick us up which he came around 5am. Needless to say, the kids were knocked out a couple of hours in our flight and both had an hour plus nap (woohoo … break time for me!)

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I was pretty excited as I didn’t know what to expect when we reach Korea so I was up all the way.. 😁

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We arrived around 3:30pm and by the time we reached our Airbnb at almost 5pm and was ridiculously hungry!!! I had a pathetic tasting Nasi Lemak on the plane which I ended up not eating.

On the contratry, upon arriving our Airbnb was really fantastic. It is located at Cheonggyecheon-ro Stream which was only walking distance to Myeongdong. Large enough to fit 6- 8 pax. Depending on how big/small you are in size.

It was a loft style concept and I was completely in love with the design of this place when I first saw it. It reminded me bit of Japan as it was pretty small and cozy. We couldn’t exactly stand up and walk around upstairs as we needed to crawl to move from one place to another. For me and the husband, it was a pretty cool experience. Once we dropped our bags we went on our first Food Hunt.

We walked across the street to arrive at Myeongdong and soon saw this BBQ restaurant that caught our eye.

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We ate and ate and ate..

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The food was amazing!

We then walked around Myeongdong Street and did a bit of shopping and more eating. 🙂

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By now, it was close to 9pm and we were all pretty tired, but excited at the same time. Time seems to past really fast too. It was definitely way past sleeping time for the kids. Mind you, my kids sleeps really early everyday and they wakes up really early as well. So soon after dessert we decided to head back to rest.

Soon after bathing, my babies were snuggled up sleeping together while I had the perfect view to watch them sleep throughout the night. #preciousmoment #motherslove