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Saturday, February 25, 2017

[Korean Snack Attack] Dwaeji Bar Ice Cream Bar (돼지바)


This was one of my favorite ice cream bars when I came on exchange 8 years ago! The dwaeji bar (돼지바).

Thursday, February 23, 2017

[K-Beauty] Etude House AC Clean Up (Acne Care)

I received Etude House's AC Clean Up samples with a purchase I made.
I was a HUGE fan of Etude House's old acne line, but they revamped it last summer and added the Pink Powder Mask along with some medicated products like concealer and cushion pacts..

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

[Seoul, Myeongdong] Missha Myeongdong Store 1 (미샤 명동1호점) Grand Renewal Opening!

Today's post is about the Missha Myeongdong store's grand renewal!
This is the location that is on the main Unesco street closest to Lotte Department Store.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Ticket Lottery How-To!

As you know the Winter Olympics are coming to Korea in 2018!
T-355 days until the Opening Ceremonies for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Tickets

I am going to go through some steps here help you get in the ticket lottery!


Social Media Updates: Facebook and Instagram

I have been searching for a hobby for a couple years now and I guess this blog is kind of it!
I know it's not going to be one of those really really popular blogs, but it is a good stress relief for me!

I recently set up a Facebook page for the blog, please like the blog if you so choose! (Please choose to like the blog: http://www.facebook.com/eatstretchexplore




The Instagram has been going for a while, but if you haven't followed me on Instagram yet, please do so!
I update with new post information and also remind myself (and followers) of some of my favorite posts in the past!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

[Korea] Korea Travel Expo 2017 (2017 내나라 여행박람회)

I should have let you know about this when I signed up a couple of weeks ago!
Foreigner Tickets - I am not sure if the sign-up window is closed yet.
The last day is TOMORROW, 19 February!

However, you can buy tickets at the door!

It's on the third floor of Coex Exhibition Center in halls C and D1.


[Seoul, Hongdae] Ryan Cafe and Kakao Friends Store

After we went to the Kakao Friends Concept Museum, we went to the Kakao Friends Store and then later to the Ryan Cafe for a quick coffee break.

Friday, February 17, 2017

[Seoul, Hongdae] Kakao Friends Concept Museum Seoul + Store


I am going to tell you about the Kakao Friends Concept Museum in Hongdae!
Don't worry, I am not going to give away all the design insights and backstories so you can really enjoy your own visit. However, I might post some videos on my Instagram, so follow me for that!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

[Seoul, Samcheongdong] Cafe Bora 카페보라 - Purple Sweet Potato Ice Cream and Peanut Ice Cream


I first went to Cafe Bora a year ago with my friend. At that time, we got the sweet potato ice cream and some sweet potato lattes, we were definitely sweet potato-ed out for a long time after that.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

[Myeongdong] BurgerB - Handmade Burgers and Craft Beer


Burger B is a bit of a chain in Seoul, I have been to the location in Youngdeung-po Times Square Mall, too.
It serves up burgers, fries, and beer.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

[Seoul, Sadang] Nak Dduk 낙지대학떡볶이꽈 ddukbokki


So, you might know of Uncles, a ddukbokki restaurant I posted about that is famous for its "blooming squid" ddukbokki. Unfortunately, it's a little far away for me and my SNU friends, so we searched for an alternative.

We found Nakdduk (낙지대학떡볶이꽈) near Sadang station and decided to give it a try.

Monday, February 13, 2017

[Korea] Hong Kong Ban Jeom 홍콩반점 Chinese Food - Fried mandu, sweet and sour pork, jajangmyeon


I've been craving Korean Chinese food for a while now. Had to go to me and my friend's standby restaurant, Hong Kong Ban Jeom for some jjajangmyun, tangsuyuk, and fried mandu.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

[Korea, Jeju Island] Beautiful Murals


If you're driving (or walking) around Jeju City, it's hard to miss the beautiful murals that are adorning houses and businesses and even the city walls.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

[K-beauty] Clio Kill Black Brush Eyeliner


I have tried many liquid eyeliners, but it's kind of hard to find a good one that can withstand the humidity and heat of a Korean summer and is easy to apply for me with my very novice drawing skills.

I found Clio Kill Black Brush Eyeliner a couple years ago and it's now my go-to.

Friday, February 10, 2017

[Korea] GS25 New Packaging for Snoopy Coffee Milk :)



The packaging has changed, but everything else remains the same.

Thoughts? Do you think this one is cuter than the last?

[K-Beauty] Best deals on kbeauty (Part 2) Myeongdong Lotte Duty Free Tips (Shared via @youniqbeauty)

I was graciously given permission to re-post this information by @youniqbeauty on Instagram.
This post highlights the layout of the LOTTE DUTY FREE Store in Myeongdong!

Here is a link to her account, you should definitely follow her account if you're into K-beauty! https://www.instagram.com/youniqbeauty/

Here's a link to Part 1: Sales and tips for shopping at road shops

Thursday, February 9, 2017

[K-beauty] Labiotte Truffle Revital Cream


Today's post is a guest post from my mom. It is a review of the Truffle Revital Cream from Labiotte (the company famous for their wine bottle-shaped lip tints and lipsticks).

This is a follow-up to yesterday's post (Labiotte Haul)! Just click Labiotte in the tags at the bottom of this post!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

[K-Beauty] Labiotte Haul (All this for 61,000KRW! Including 2 wine liptints, 2 full size creams, 2 cleansing products, and much more)


Labiotte has been getting a lot of press recently because of its really adorable wine bottle-shaped lip tints and lipsticks. So, I knew I just had to go in (sorry, mom).

Tomorrow's post is a review about the Truffle Revival cream, so check that out! (Subscribe or follow my blog to get updates!)

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

[Product Review] Kindle Paperwhite


So, I seriously, just bought a Kindle Paperwhite...like got it a week ago thanks to my parents.
I was seriously so upset, when I saw this in my email! It's 20$ off now for Valentine's Day.

Korea Itinerary: One week in Korea (3 days in Seoul, 4 days in Jeju)



Started off the week in Seoul, because of international flights to Incheon.
Then, mid-week, we went to Jeju.
Finally, we returned to Seoul and did a few more days of sightseeing.

Monday, February 6, 2017

[Kindle] Frederick Douglass Books




In case you were motivated by the failure Black History Month speech, if you can call it that, to learn more about Frederick Douglass, there are plenty of books written by Frederick Douglass available on Amazon for free.

Share it with your friends!

(I recently got a Kindle, so I am going to be reading a lot more again!)

[K-Beauty] Etude House Play 101 Stick Line - Contour Duo

Today, I wanted to let you know about the Play 101 Stick Contour Duo from Etude House.

For people with Pink Memberships, they were on sale this weekend for 8900 KRW (any item in the line), so I had to restock my contour duo stick! (Original non-sale price: 12000 KRW)

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Saturday, February 4, 2017

[Korea - CU, GS25] DailyTalk Mango Aloe Juice

This Daily Talk Mango/Aloe juice is new. It showed up in convenience stores (GS25 and CU) about two weeks ago.

I decided to try it as a breakfast drink, instead of my usual milk, like this Snoopy coffee milk from GS25.

Friday, February 3, 2017

[Seoul] Secret Best Photo Spot for Gwanghwamun, Gyeongbokgung Palace, Cheongwadae (Blue House)

I discovered this view last year by accident, but on a clear day, it's a really great vantage point of the Gwanghwamun, Gyeongbokgung Palace, and Cheongwadae (Blue House - President's residence) lineup along with Bugaksan Mountain in the background.


Thursday, February 2, 2017

[Korea Itinerary] Jeju in Winter for Lunar New Year (3 nights, 4 days)


This picture was taken at Seopjikoji (섭지코지), where there is a great view of Seongsan Ilchulbong Peak (성산일출봉).
My family and I went to Jeju during my parents' week-long visit to Korea (full itinerary to follow, including 3 days in Seoul).

We went over the full Seollal - Lunar New Year - Chinese New Year (설 연휴), which for 2017 was from 27 January to 30 January.
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