Friday Five: "Nine times?" "Nine times!"

Friday, September 21, 2018
This week's Friday Five:
  1. If you were to play hooky on your next regular work day with no negative consequences, and if you could only spend the day by yourself, what out-of-the-house fun activities would you pursue? My next work day is tomorrow, so if were to skip out on work, I would go by myself to Day 2 of the BTS Hamilton shows because some standard tickets were just released "from production." (I think this is mostly as a result of this whole exposΓ© on Ticketmaster from a couple days ago.) Yes, I am going on Sunday and then again next weekend in Newark, but there's no such thing as seeing BTS too much.

  2. In the same situation, what stay-home fun activities would you pursue? Sleep in until noon, make some French toast, watch BTS videos, maybe re-watch BTS Bon Voyage Season 2, and take a nap before making some ramen for dinner.

  3. If you played hooky specifically because someone else needed the time off, who in your life would be your accomplice and what would be first on the agenda? Ronsee or Chelsea. First on the agenda would be go out to eat, probably somewhere we've been meaning to try downtown. (I have been eyeing those Japanese soufflΓ© pancakes at Hanabusa Cafe for like, a year.)

  4. When did you last visit a museum, and what item on exhibit impressed you? I went to the American Museum of Natural History last May, and I found the Titanosaur to be the most impressive (it's 122-feet long!).

  5. What's something you've recently gotten away with? I attached my two days off and a floating holiday to my vacation week next week so I have ten days off in a row starting on Sunday. Normally, this wouldn't have been allowed because I'm in upper management but my boss was like, "It's okay. You're going to see BTS. I get it. It's a big deal for you." 

BTS — Seesaw x I NEED U Remix


Suga surprised us with this new bop today that combines two of my favourite BTS songs of all time. πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸΌ

BTS Twitter [BigHit]: Thank you, Hamilton!



Photolog 2018: Day 263 of 365

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Any Asian kid will have grown up drinking Vitasoy and Ovaltine. Matcha Tea & Dessert makes them into soft serve ice cream, and let me tell you, they taste exactly like the original drink version. It's Asian childhood nostalgia in the best way possible.

Photolog 2018: Day 262 of 365

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Decided to go for dinner with Ronsee, who was craving noodle soup. I remembered a new hand-pulled noodle place that Maegan was raving about called Omni Palace Noodle House, so we decided to try it out tonight. First things first, this place is ridiculously spacious. Like, it's possibly the biggest noodle restaurant I have ever seen. Secondly, you can actually see the chefs making the noodles in the kitchen that's lined with glass windows so you know that the noods you ordered are gonna be fresh AF. Third, the bowls of noodles start at about $11 for a regular size but it's only $1 more for the large size, so it's totes worth it to get the big bowl. Fourth, the noodles are firm and cooked al dente, and they give a fantastic amount of chew and incredible mouthfeel. Fifth, the broth is amazingly flavourful, almost with a hint of nutmeg, and is as much of a character in the bowl as the noodles. Sixth, the ratio of noodles to meat to veg to broth is excellent. So, yeah. New fave place for beef noodles.

BTS Twitter [V]: πŸ‘‹πŸ˜€



BTS Twitter [J-Hope]: πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦μ•ˆλ…•πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦



BTS Bon Voyage Season 3: Ep. 1

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Episode 1 of Bon Voyage Season 3 was released today, so I immediately rushed home after work (like, I actually sped more than I normally do on the highway) to watch it. And not only do I think that Season 3 will be my favourite season (Malta is my favourite destination of theirs so far), but I realized that I truly relate to these boys. Case in point: This is me picking out my clothing for a trip.

Second case in point: This is me procrastinating anytime I have to run an errand. Or do anything, really.

Third case in point: This is me when I go out to eat with anyone.

Fourth case in point: This is me whenever I drive any other car that is not my own.

Fifth case in point: This is me when I'm caught doing something ridiculous.

Sixth case in point: Jin is me when there's any food in front of me.

Aside from that, I'm just really enjoying all their cute moments and shenanigans:

And also the stunning scenery:

And, yeah. This is why I can enjoy Tuesdays again.

Photolog 2018: Day 261 of 365


I had to. It's National Cheeseburger Day!

BTS Twitter [RM]: λ‚˜μ΄μ•Ό 가라 ~~ 🀣



Photolog 2018: Day 260 of 365

Monday, September 17, 2018

Maegan, Jason, and Johnson took me to Bang Bang Ice Cream & Bakery for dessert and as it was my first time there, I had to make it count because my decision to return in the future would be based on this one order. So after much debate, I decided on an ice cream sandwich with Cinnamon Toast ice cream and a "Gingerrrrr" cookie (ginger molasses). And it was fucking incredible. The cookie was soft and chewy and beautifully spiced, and the ice cream had the perfect consistency that was thick and creamy but not hard. The flavour itself was like the leftover milk from a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch (one of my fave cereals of all time) except way more saturated in flavour, and god, it was the most perfect dessert ever on a hot day because it was cooling and also reminded of the best parts of fall. Just pure bliss in every bite.

Makeup and Beauty Blog: Monday Poll, Vol. 542

This week's Monday Poll:
  1. What's your current pedicure situation? I've never had a pedicure in my entire life. That having been said, I just painted my toes last week in Cirque Colors' Lady Liberty and it's still looking pretty good.

  2. Has an animal ever pooped on you? No... but it might be because I'm rarely ever in close proximity to animals. I'm also rarely in areas where there are lots of birds.

  3. Resting BF, side eye, or eye roll? I have a pretty excellent resting bitch face.

  4. Gym, tanning, or laundry? Laundry, because it's the only activity of the three that I actually do.

  5. Fish tail or French braid? I'm not all that into braids, but between the two, I prefer French braids.

  6. BONUS QUESTION: Have you ever taken candy from a stranger? Yeah, it's called trick-or-treating. I started real young.

Photolog 2018: Day 259 of 365

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Went downtown with Maegan, Jason, Tuta, and Johnson to do the AIDS Walk this morning, and then went to Wilbur Mexicana for lunch. We managed to snag a table near the back of the restaurant (tables fill up fast here) and took turns ordering. We shared an order of chips and guacamole, and I got myself a carne asada taco and a chicken Original "Wilbur-rito" bowl, which consists of rice, black beans, guacamole (no extra cost!), pico de gallo, lettuce, jack and oaxaca cheeses, and sour cream. There's a massive self-serve condiment bar with seven different salsas as well as sixty hot sauces and lime slices — my top choices are the pineapple-habanero (mild) and the "Suave" (medium-hot) salsas. The burrito bowl was great, but not that different from what you can get at Chipotle or Z-Teca. What really shines at Wilbur is the tacos. The carne asada — which comes with pico de gallo, queso fundido, and crispy onions — was perfection. Jason had the baja fish tacos and Johnson had the grilled avocado and mushroom tacos, and they were all phenomenal. Glasses of refreshing watermelon-lime agua fresca completed our meal and was the most perfect antidote to the scorching heat today. If the continually growing line-up out the door at 4:00 in the afternoon on a Sunday is any indication, the food at Wilbur is tasty, addictive, and has a massive following for a reason.

Sunday Video Love: Epiphany (Practice)


This is going to be magical live. Exactly one week before I see my baby boys in person!