Get that Hallyu-worthy skin as Korea’s “So Natural” launches in the Philippines

When I started becoming interested in K-Pop waaaaaaay back in the early aughts, one of the things I loved about them Hallyu-babes and boys is how great-looking their skin is. It’s smooth, clean-looking and very fresh. When I saw how big their skin-care market was, and how inclusive it was (extensive skincare and cosmetics areContinue reading “Get that Hallyu-worthy skin as Korea’s “So Natural” launches in the Philippines”

Going to South Korea? Here are my visa-application survival tips

Back in 2012, I went to South Korea by accident. I was helping my sister work on her visa requirements when her friend had to stay in Manila due to family concerns. Since I already knew the drill and because I don’t want my sister to travel on her own, I decided to submit theirContinue reading “Going to South Korea? Here are my visa-application survival tips”

Bad Guys – finally a Korean drama loved by the Hubs

Like fashion, shoes and cosmetics, the love of Korean drama is something that is solely the women and the fashionable gay men’s territory. Korean dramas usually follow a certain formula — just enough of syrupy goodness to make every woman fall in love, a good mix of comedy to lighten the mood and gut-wrenching scenesContinue reading “Bad Guys – finally a Korean drama loved by the Hubs”

The world is a few Google Map clicks away

Technology is a wondrous, wondrous thing. I spent the day touring the streets of Ginza, Shibuya and then had a quick jaunt at Mt. Fuji. When I grew bored salivating the many amazing sights of Japan, I made a quick jump at Namsan in Seoul, and revisited my old neighborhood in Myeongdong. I made aContinue reading “The world is a few Google Map clicks away”

Looking for a place to stay (Day 50/Project 365)

I love going on trips because there’s nothing I love more than arranging itineraries, looking for places where we can stay and drawing a day to day budget for every trip. Yet, with less than three weeks to go before we go to Seoul, we have yet to find a place where we can stay.Continue reading “Looking for a place to stay (Day 50/Project 365)”

There is a light that never goes out

“SEOUL, South Korea — The South Korean military went to “crisis status” on Tuesday and threatened military strikes against the North after the North fired dozens of shells at a South Korean island, killing two South Korean soldiers and setting off an exchange of fire in one of the most serious clashes between the twoContinue reading “There is a light that never goes out”

Poster for new JGS and MGY drama now out

The cast–Moo Geun-young, Jang Geun-seok, Kim Jae-wook, and Kim Hyo-jin— of the new manhwa adaptation “Mary Stayed Out All Night” recently had a photo shoot for their poster last October 6. One of the best blogs in Korean entertainment, DramaBeans provided an entertaining and informative discourse on the new drama. (Please read it here) SaveContinue reading “Poster for new JGS and MGY drama now out”

Kim Hyun-joong is hooot, but…can he act?

Kim HyunJoong fans before you misconstrue this post as a hit against your idol, may I invite you to read the whole thing first before you pelt me with his CDs and attack me with your sticks? Granted that KHJ has the face that could probably launch a thousand ships, naaay even maybe a wholeContinue reading “Kim Hyun-joong is hooot, but…can he act?”

CN Blue releases 3rd teaser

My source for all things Korean, Popseoul, has announced the released of CN Blue’s third teaser. The teaser features the group bassist, Lee Jung-shin in “Untouchable” As expected, they will be releasing my oppa Yung-hwa’s teaser last. Ugh, the agony of waiting… Credits: Pictures from Popseoul

A Saturday evening like no other: korean goodies PLUS a visit to the Filling Station

I live in Makati, a short ride away from the city’s red light district. When I was still at the old job and carpooling with my friends, we always pass by this area and I make it a point to alight here and walk my way to the jeepney stand. Yeah, I know it’s creepyContinue reading “A Saturday evening like no other: korean goodies PLUS a visit to the Filling Station”