Monday, August 25, 2014

Korea I am back!

Yes indeed. I am back.
Oops, I did it again. This post is loooong overdue - I was back in Seoul for a brief work sojourn around the 29th July to 1st August, so yes, I am pretty much one month late with this post. But you know, it is worth every word and picture because this time around, I was discovering a whole new place. I left never the same again.
May I present - Garuso-Gil. 
With the ladies.
Best thing about a blog? Having no one to fault you for posting more than one picture of the same angle. Haha.
The weather in Seoul is much cooler this time around compared to just a few - two? - weeks back when I was there.  This road right here is where you go to people-watch in addition to shop. 

Back in Park Hyatt Gangnam...

As the stormy clouds loomed over...
And for dinner, Poom on Namsan.

Next day, another reason to take a selfie? A full-length mirror.

And... new Burberry sunnies. Haha. I love my job.
The crickets were chirping incessantly. The street was too chic to handle. Oh, that's Dosan for you.
Count on the Koreans to really play out a good interior. This Italian restaurant, Buono Sera, was the embodiment of a greenhouse.
My vegan meal. Raw Till 4 babey!

Speaking of raw till 4, dinner time!

And... I am back on home ground again. For Now. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Bubble love

Every time I leave Seoul, a part of me stays behind.

Yes, I was there again! It was a bit sad to leave; this time around I travelled for work solo, and apart from a really close shave (wrong transport arrangement, hotel mix up) and samaritans in the shape of the amazing Indonesian media team, I got to really see Seoul on my own, by foot, and more than ever I felt like this world is really quite secluding - you've got to know the rules of the game, so to speak, in order to really be part of this glittering, glamorous world.

Eaaarly in the morning, looks so beautiful isn't it? Of course, only at the Shilla. (disclaimer: I didn't have this but it was definitely an eye candy for a very early start to the day!)
I am back...
... and so was the misnomer! -_-
at the Library Lounge in The Shilla.
Near Myeongdong I think... roads here are just so massive, and buildings so intimidatingly tall.

I managed to explore two new sites this time around: Apgujeong and Garuso-gil, both famously chic in the area of Gangnam-gul.

Garuso-Gil - a place where you have to see in daylight and night time. It's got a life of its own! And did I mention the sightings of really gorgeous couples here? I can sit here forever just people-watching.
And room service for dinner!
Vegan bibimbap and steamed veggies - thanks for meeting my special requests so flawlessly, The Shilla!
Aaand a selfie before I left yesterday - why not eh? :P

Saturday, June 07, 2014

What wat

This is SO LATE - literally from April (I know this because the company trip poster is still plastered around my office), but still, the experience of seeing Angkor Wat in person is still something to show for and to strike off the bucket list. So here it is, and then some (Jem and the Hologram wannabes as we played dress-up for the annual company dinner).

Bye bye Malaysia!
First, it was the quieter and smaller Bayon, before the real deal:

Haha the most hilarious moment ever! totally improvised, and totally photobombed.
err, my first #ootd? must confess, it gets addictive. :P
Narrow staircases to more rubbles.
the scarlet-bricked road to Angkor Wat - Angkor Thom South Gate. The deities on the right line the road, while on the opposite side are asuras, the demons.
Gorgeous sun setting as we walked through the main entrance to Angkor Wat.
Beautiful sunset.

Good thing we stayed near Angkor Wat and the city, so we went gadding about the town on the next day. I noticed the poverty and also at the very same time, the little glamorous hubs that cater to the foreigners. All good, but there is no denying that the country is in dire need of extra help. It was just sad seeing kids running after us for our leftover food; it was just infuriating to see people buying off vendors with a stall that is infested with flies; it was just mind-blowing, eye-opening. Anyway, at least there will always be a silver lining in the clouds. Like this :)

And then night came! :DD
Can you guess? :D Powerpuff!!
Me and the Minion N hahaha.
Super Mario!
She was Veronica from Archie. Can you tell? Haha!

Last day before we got going, we hung at The Glasshouse Park Hyatt Siem Reap.
Photobombed by KFC. this was indeed a trip of photobombs!
Real people do work. HAAHAA.