Three Meals a Day of a Korean

Living in Singapore means being able to enjoy affordable and delicious food from many different countries. But some days, I just crave food from my home country. Here’s a little TMI post of the three Korean meals I had a couple of days back! Breakfast Clockwise: kimchi, ham& uh-muk (fishcake), myeol-chi (salted anchovies), gamja bokkgumContinue reading “Three Meals a Day of a Korean”

10 Things I Do on Self-Care Days

My days are usually sequences of events following to-do lists. Attend a uni lecture, participate in a uni tutorial, print lecture notes, file lecture notes, read notes before lecture, read notes after lecture, write lecture essays, zoom with project group mates. Most of my school days follow a routine largely founded on this structure, likeContinue reading “10 Things I Do on Self-Care Days”

Youth of May (2021 drama): Historical context

2021 KBS drama “Youth of May” is set to star two rising stars- actors Go Min Si and Lee Do Hyun. It tells the love story of Kim Myung-hee (Go Min Si) and Hwang Hee-tae (Lee Do Hyun) in the context of the 1980 Gwangju Uprising. This is not the first time a film/drama isContinue reading “Youth of May (2021 drama): Historical context”

Red Cuff of the Sleeve (2021 drama): Historical Context

Actor Kim Kyung Nam and actress/singer Park Hye Soo are in talks of starring in drama “Red Cuff of the Sleeve” some time in 2021. The historical drama is based on a novel of the same name written by author Kang Mi Kang, with the script written by Jung Hae Ri who wrote drama “TheContinue reading “Red Cuff of the Sleeve (2021 drama): Historical Context”

Yenly Yours Dessert (Suntec City) Review

RATING: 4/5 I recently visited a dessert shop called “Yenly Yours” located at Suntec City (3 Temasek Blvd, #01-K6 East Wing Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983), which opens from 11am to 10pm every day. This Thai dessert cafe already had 15 branches in Bangkok before opening in early 2020 at Suntec City. There are plansContinue reading “Yenly Yours Dessert (Suntec City) Review”

Mukja Korean Chinese Restaurant Review

RATING: 5/5 A few days ago, I visited a new Korean Chinese restaurant called “Mukja” which opened quite recently. It’s located along 275 Thomson Rd at Commontown Novena Regency and opens from 11:30am–2:30pm then 5–9:30pm on Mondays to Sundays (Public Holidays might affect opening hours). The interior is simple and clean, with white walls (withContinue reading “Mukja Korean Chinese Restaurant Review”

My Top 15 Semi-Casual Restaurants in Singapore

You want to eat somewhere a little fancy- but not too fancy or pricey. Here are my tried-and-tested top 15 favorite semi-casual restaurants that I recommend for an outing with your friends! 1. Dancing Fish Located at level 4 of Tang Plaza along 310 Orchard Road, this place is definitely one for lovers of Malay-IndoContinue reading “My Top 15 Semi-Casual Restaurants in Singapore”

Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth: Historical Context

Historical fiction drama “Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth” aired from December 2016 to February 2017, boasting an impressive main cast filled with current and rising stars like Go-Ara, Park Seo Jun, and Park Hyung Sik. Hwarang had a national viewership rating with a range between 6.0 to 11.1%. While the ratings might have been better,Continue reading “Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth: Historical Context”

Love in the Moonlight: Historical Context

2016 was truly the year of well-loved dramas- with Descendants of the Sun, Scarlet Heart Ryeo, Goblin and of course, Moonlight Drawn by Clouds. Moonlight, starring Park Bo Gum, Kim Yoo Jung and other popular young actors, received much love. The drama had a happy ending, with Prince Lee Yeong (Park Bo Gum) surviving anContinue reading “Love in the Moonlight: Historical Context”

Honbap: Past vs Present

“Honbap”= hon (honja= alone) + bap (food) For the past 13 years of my school life, I’ve always been going down to the canteen/school diners every break with my friends to enjoy discussing assignments and many interesting school affairs over lunch. Eating is a communal event at my house. I sit at the table withContinue reading “Honbap: Past vs Present”