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Everything that is ZARA is ♥

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So this morning, I once again explored the shops in downtown Daegu and there's no better way to start it off by visiting my most favorite shop, ZARA. I just love everything that is Zara. I usually go there at 12 noon. I think that's the best time for me since there are only a few people so I can really walk in every part of the shop and check every item that caught my eye. Since it's the start of fall season already, everything just screams FALL Fashion. (I forgot to bring my camera so the following photos were taken using my phone. Sorry for the poor picture quality.)



When the coast was clear, I tried to steal a picture of myself in the mirror. Haha!


There are four things that caught my eye...and captured my heart! But I'll just post only three since I can't find the picture of my favorite knitted dress.

1. teal, pleated scarf
    When I saw this, I felt like I was Rebecca Bloomwood when she found the green scarf, except this one is much better (in my opinion) bec…

Here I am again

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Here I am, sitting/lying in my bed, listening to some christmas songs. It just feels so peaceful. But in my mind, there are a lot of things going on...
After dinner, I decided to do some jogging/walking in the campus. The weather was perfect, it's already getting cooler. I tried the routes other than the ones I usually take. There weren't many people so it's just so nice to walk and explore other parts of the campus. And the inevitable thing happened - me pondering about my life. Once in a while, I do get into this stage. It's nothing new and I think other people also experience this (right?) but whenever this happens to me, there's something different, something special. I feel like I'm in a trance. The first thing that came into my mind is this, I am not getting any younger. I am approaching the point in my life where I have to become fully matured. Technically, I am already considered an adult - hello 24! And in a few months time, I'll be 25. Whew, time f…

First ever climb (Juwangsan)

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I'm climbing mountains figuratively but I never thought, in my entire life, that I'll be climbing a mountain literally. This is my first climb and reaching Juwangsan peak is really AMAZING! Actually, the climb itself - the energy you put into, the determination to pursue, and the sight of nature's pristine beauty - is such a great and very rewarding experience already. Bonus point is me being one of the first three people to reach the top. Wow, thank you God for giving me the strength!


























This activity, although physically demanding, has also enabled me to reflect on some things. Firstly, that nature is such a wonderful gift from God. From the moment we arrived in the area until we reached the top and then hiked back down, I was just in awe with the beauty of the surroundings, the mountains, the forests...everything!


Secondly, that there's just so much hardwork put by the people who made and build the trails. They all deserve a huge THANK YOU! It's kind of unimaginab…

I feel pretty unpretty

I'd like to share this from a Glee episode. I've been playing it over and over again since Sunday. I just love everything about it -the very meaningful song, the video, and of course, Quinn and Rachel.

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P.S. I would love to have Quinn's lace blouse! I don't know but I'm starting to love clothes made of lace. =)

Chuseok (추석) celebration

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Today is the second day for Chuseok (추석) celebration here in Korea. It is considered as a Thanksgiving event wherein people celebrate good harvest with their families and relatives. It's a three-day holiday and for this year, it falls from Sunday to Tuesday. Wow, THREE-DAY HOLIDAY! This, I must say, is my first ever long vacation since I arrived here (which reminds me that I've been staying here for 6 months already). And this is also my first time to experience buying groceries like there's no tomorrow (now that's an exaggeration but I did buy a lot) because they said that shops will be closed.

While I was in Homeplus, I also saw some Hanbok (Korean traditional clothes). These days, they say that only children (and probably some elders) wear hanbok during Chuseok. 

So, me as a foreigner, how did I celebrate/spent the first two days of Chuseok? Well let me include Saturday, the day before Chuseok because I also felt like it's a holiday since I didn't go to the …

Getting ready for the semester

The Fall Semester has officially started and I'm back to being a student again. Well, a student and lab rat I guess. Aside from my experiments, I'll be taking two major subjects, a paper study, and a Korean language class. I must say those subjects are nothing compared to my previous loads in UPLB as an undergrad but taking subjects while conducting experiments is a different thing. So to make my heavy-loaded and complicated life more organize and bearable, I'll be taking some important lifestyle changes.

Live a healthy life
Make sure to sleep seven hours a day. Yes, 7 is the magic number! Drink plenty of water.As much as possible, don't skip breakfast.Exercise during Saturdays or Sundays.Be excellent in my lab works Record! Record! Record everything being done in the experiment, even the mistakes!Know what the process is all about.Complete the tasks given, especially the papers, on time (or even before the deadline).Learn to budget time. Avoid cramming. Make a schedule o…

Stressed out me

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It seems like a very long time already since I last wrote something here and now that I'm back Blogger has surprised me with a new interface. And yes I tried it but then after only a few seconds I realized the new interface is not for me. I still prefer the old one.

My life has been in a whirlwind these past few weeks. I've been so busy with all the lab works, papers, and report...and there's even much more waiting for me in the coming weeks, err, months. Whew!

I'm not yet a scientist but I'm now beginning to feel what it's like to be one.

And with all the stress that comes along the way, there also comes the unforgivable acne invading my face. Pimples just keep on popping on every part of my face. One pimple gone, another pimple come. Oh my!

P.S. Hopefully, if things get better and I get a grip with my schedule I'll be able to post something more sensible and enjoyable to read at. But as of now, everything just spells S-T-R-E-S-S.