AOA Black  ( meaning Ace of Angels 에이오에이) is a smalled band formed with 5 of the 7 members of the main AOA pop group, Jimin, Choa, Yuna, Youkyung, and Mina.  AOA debuted in 2012 and revived a slew of nominations that year from various  award shows like SBS MTV, Allkpop Awards, Mnet asian ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
I love toys~ and I think most of you guys that read my blog on a regular basis are aware of that fact! If not, I have a whole related category that I plan to fill up with all sorts of features and eye candy ^^ Today I want to share a place with you that many of us know quite well though~ Toys R ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
This year I went out to enjoy the festivities at the Yeon Deung Hwae Lotus Lantern Festival as usual for Buddha's Birthday in Korea!  This holiday and festival is one of the cutest and most cultural events they seem to throw, so if you are visiting Korea in the Spring or new to Korea you should check ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
Today's feature is a hit 맛집 (Taste House) in Seoul with all the young people~  a small hole in the wall around Hapjeong 합정 that specializes in fun flavors of croquettes and American-style chilli, 길모퉁이 칠리차차 aka Cornerside Chilli Cha Cha! ♥ ♥ ♥ If you love croquettes ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
Here is a belated post of some early spring outfits I happened to snap while it was still brisk outside!  It took forever for Korea to get warm this year so I was wearing jackets and long sleeves for what seemed like forever D: Pastel hobo outfit from my trip to Japan ^^ Stripey version and ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
  Did you know Seoul is the home of the world's first Barbie themed hair salon??  Yes, that is right!!  Barbie is well-loved in Asia, and in Korea you can find things like Barbie beauty hair products, a Barbie shoe store, and now finally a Barbie hair salon for you to get your locks looking as lovely ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
♥ Sponsored Review! ♥ Remember~ I only work with sponsors I like or approach myself because I want to feature them anyway ^^ The Jamy is a new online shop for Korean fashion that just came on the scene last fall!  Although they are the new kids on the block, they sure pack quite a decent ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
Today I have a sweet little boutique tucked away on the quiet Northern area of Hongdae to share with you! We discovered it one day on our way to Molly's Pop's and immediately I was sucked in by all the cute clothing on display outside!  I am pleased to introduce you to "Star Shine" boutique~ sweet ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
At long last the Cherry Blossoms 벚꽃 bloomed in Korea!  They came quite late this year because winter seemed to hang around forever! Korea has many places to view them, but one of our favorites is actually right next door to my apartment, Boramae Park 보라매공원! The trees are not very ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »
Re post of last year's Holiday feature! For Seoul 2013 listings of events for Buddha's Birthday check HERE Lotus lanterns outside the 관악구 government office. One thing that I found disappointing about Korea when I first started coming was the city-wide lack of traditional holiday celebrations. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Read the rest of this entry »

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