Has it been a month since I’ve last posted? Oiiii. I blame work for it, what with me being in charge of organising another photography contest. That really occupied me as I helped the kids to pick photos, printed the photos, delivered it to the place to get them matted, picked them up, displayed them, found the judges, got the prizes, made the video and slideshow, created and printed the programme, hosted the actual event with my 4-H club officers . . . er, yeah. Let’s just say I’m glad that’s over! Now I feel like I can breathe a bit, and I’ve even remembered to do this post! “My Favourite Things” is a blog link-up hosted by the lovely Raisa and Eirene. Like last month, there’s no particular theme, so enjoy my favourites for this month :)
This radio is amazing. I requested my bosses to purchase this so I could have it in my lab to show kids what old technology devices look like. This radio looks vintage, but works like a modern device, and I love it. Even better that I found a classical music station — yay for 93.1 FM! But anyway, at work, this is my steadfast companion, and with all the hours I’ve spent with that photography event, this radio kept my sanity. I’m really tempted to get me one for my house now . . .
Speaking of classical music, I bought ticket to go see the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 and 7 in April. I cannot wait! I’ve always wanted to hear the seventh symphony (my favourite Beethoven’s symphony) performed live, so this is a great opportunity for me. I only wished the tickets weren’t so expensive. Buuuuut, I’m fairly certain that the performance will be worth the price.
I’ve grown fond of brunch meals. One of my good elementary/high school buddies is back in Seoul, and he’s a foodie like me, so we’ve been meeting up whenever we can, mostly for brunch. We met up in my area, which has a lot of delicious brunch restaurants. Our first “real” brunch (we’d met multiple times before and ended up doing things not very “brunchy”) occurred at Silence of the Lamb. Despite its gruesome name, I enjoyed their brunch. Good quality food and generous portion sizes at a reasonable price. I got the Biker, which comes with eggs, potato wedges, toast, bratwurst, and bacon. YUM.
Our second brunch adventure occurred at Phillies. I had the English breakfast and mimosa. Their potatoes were great, and so was their home-made sausage patty.
My third brunch adventure happened at Phillies again. I got their holiday waffles with bacon. The bacon is inside the pumpkin spice waffles. It came with candied walnuts, pears, and Amaretto whipped cream. OM, NOM, NOM. It was a bizarre combination, but it worked and tasted delicious!
I discovered a tea cafe called Chloris in Sinchon area that serves tea in English style. They use real China cups and teapots, and their interior design does look like something from the Edwardian era. I love this place! I have a place to relax at now when I have to go Severance Hospital nearby, so this is great. There are two branches in Sinchon, and I went to their first one. My first order consisted of Earl Grey tea and carrot cake.
My second order was royal milk tea . . . which also came in a teapot. I wasn’t expecting that to come in a teapot, to be honest, so I was a bit surprised. I loved it, though! The whole concept was just refreshing for me, and I felt so posh and so . . . Edwardian-like despite not even wearing Edwardian fashion, haha! Definitely my new favourite cafe in Seoul!
And my last favourites are what I promised to show from last month — my Thirty-One Gifts stash. The first photo is my Zip-Top Organising Utility in Grey Parisian Pop print. That’s my new work bag because it’s big enough for me to stash my shoes, umbrella, planner, and other junk I need at work. I also love that this thing comes with so many pockets. It definitely helps keep me organised!
This here is my new overnight bag, the City Weekender in Brown Woodblock Floral print. This is the bag I got in the flash sale — got this baby for $20 as opposed to something that’s $60+! I got this fully intending to take it on my Japan trip. Unfortunately, it didn’t arrive on time. If anything, it came like the day after I came back from Japan ~_~; Still, though, I love how this is so sturdy! Plus, it comes with a longer shoulder strap. Win-win!
Lastly, this is the stash I got recently. I got the Zip-Top Organising Utility in Bubble Bloom print, True Beauty Bag in Bubble Bloom print, and the All About the Benjamins in Putty Snake print for my best friend’s birthday this month.
As for me, I got the Handle-It Cosmetic Bag in Black Parisian Pop, Perfect Cents Wallet in Navy Playful Parade print, and Frog Icon Coin Purse. The wallet and the coin purse are a great combo because I can now separate my American and Korean change! Whee! I love the cosmetic bag because it’s easily wipeable, and it’ll be something I’ll take with me when I travel and can put my shampoo, soap, and other stuff.
All in all, I am glad I got all these stuff at an amazing deal, and I do hope my best friend in Guam loves her new stuff, too! And thus ends my post for this monthly link-up. Until the next one!