Short stop to Seoul!

Last week, I went for a short trip to Seoul. Since this is my second time in the city, I didn't 
want to do too many touristy things I did on my last trip. Instead this time, I went strolling 
and experience things local Koreans do on typical weekends. 

A view from Dongdaemun.

This is the newly launched design center, DDP, located in downtown Seoul. The center, designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid, is super futuristic and suave. I felt like I was in outer space. 

Strolling in Seoul's fancy shopping area, Garosu-gil, which means tree lined street. 
A Street musician in Hongdae.

All in all it was a great long weekend. I feel refreshed and am ready to tackle another month at work!
 More updates on cafes I visited in Seoul soon!

All Photos taken by me. :)


streamer coffee company

Time to hop another cafe. For my latest expedition, I hopped Streamer Coffee Company in Shibuya. I've always wanted to try this place out since it is owned and operated by Hiroshi Sawada, Japan's very first free pour latte art champion. 

The cafe indeed lived up to its reputation. We were lucky enough to get latte made by Mr. Sawada himself. I must say this is the most beautiful latte art I've ever seen, so precise and crisp. The latte was smooth and delish as well!

If you are around the Tokyo or Osaka area, be sure to check Streamer Coffee out, it's totally worthy!


february wishlist

a.p.c. boots / The seventh duchess tea / archipelago soy wax candles / baggu duffel bag /
 i love ugly six panel cap / korres hand cream


I'm loving everything about this look! oh spring, please come soon!

via Aritzia

5 minute healthy rice

one of my resolutions this year is to eat healthier. 
although i vow to be more stern about my diet choices, i sometimes find it challenging to come up with an absolutely healthy dish. 

i accidentally stumbled upon this quick and healthy recipe from a complimentary lunch at work. after trying the bento, i couldn't resist replicating this fresh and easy recipe! The best thing about this entrée is that the ingredients are easy to find, plus it only takes around 5 minutes to make!

ingredients for 1 serving:
- a handful of your choice of sprouts
- half of one avocado, diced
- halved 5 mini tomatoes
- salmon flakes ( you can leave this in case you are a vegetarian )
- 3/4 cup of cooked brown rice
- 3 tbs boiled beans and peas
- sliced green onions to garnish

sauce ingredients:
- 2 tbs soy sauce
- 1 tbs mirin
- 1 ts sesame oil
- a couple of pinches of black and white roasted sesame seeds

- mix the sauce together and set aside
- add the beans and peas to the rice. add a couple of table spoons of the sauce and mix well.
- simply decorate the dish however you want. I like to layer them and top with salmon flakes and green onions.
- add in the rest of the sauce on top of the rice and voila! your healthy rice is ready!
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