A girl can dream.
How I wish to get back soon.
It's a dream to focus on this blog and Kdramas but I need to live.
A girl can dream.
How I wish to get back soon.
Today, I drank coffee.
It was the first coffee I ever drank in 4 years. 4 long years. My favorite White Chocolate Mocha tastes the same like 4 years ago.
I wasn't allowed to drink coffee ever since I had these stomach problems. A sip can make me go rolling on bed with my hands squeezing my tummy to ease the pain. Today, I didn't have a sip. I had 1 grande cup of White Chocolate Mocha and I'm still alive.
I missed this. My old vices are back. A cigarette in between my fingers, a cup of coffee on my right hand, girlfriends hanging out with me and a book to keep me company--it's just perfect.
I found myself hiding behind the book shelves of Fully Booked. When this particular book just caught my attention. To the people who knows me well enough, they all know I'm not a book person. I try. But I'm not.
It's surprising that I actually bought it without too much hesitation. And what's even more surprising was the fact that in 2 days, I'm done reading it.
I can't wait to purchase the next book tomorrow.
"To All The Boys I've Loved Before" by Jenny Han really piqued my interest and I'm so in love with it. I should be reading more books. A book a month is not so bad--eh?
I've been flying to Kuwait for a year now. I've been there a couple of times and most of the time I spend it inside the room resting. Only if we have 3 days of rest do I spent 1 day with the rest of the crew. But geez! My last flight there was indeed enjoyable. Surprisingly, we never thought that amount of laughter and fun could be possible within the grounds of the hotel.
My friends and I had a photo shoot at the hotel's garden. I didn't know there was a lot more to it until we did a quick tour outside. It was beautiful.
Something scrumptious for today's lunch. My brother Nigel treated me for lunch at Oasis restaurant here at Solaire Resort and Casino. Free is good! :)
Top: Beef Kalbi; Lower left: Gyoza
Beef steak tagalog
Located at the center of Manila's finest hotels and casino, Solaire Resort and Casino brings their guests an enjoyable stay through gaming, dining, relaxation, entertainment and leisure.
We've been staying here in this hotel for a couple of times now and I really love staying in Sky Tower. The only bad thing that I could ever say about their rooms would be the bathroom glass doors. You could literally see whoever's inside the bathroom and what in the world they are doing. I mean, it wouldn't matter if you're a couple but if you are a family staying in these rooms--there's no privacy at all. Just imagine if you guys have a nanny with you, what would you feel if you had to do the number 2 or if you had to take a bath (naked I suppose). Imagine how your nanny would feel if it's her turn. That's just plain awkward.
Anyway, as we got here today, I saw it for myself. They finally made the appropriate changes for these sliding doors. Hello, privacy!
Each room has either a king size bed or 2 twin beds, a beautiful bathroom with a bath tub and shower, a living room, a 50 inch flatscreen tv and tiny walk in closet.
It's pretty awesome how we get to stay here quite often. I'm thankful actually cause not everyone gets this kind of chance.
Solaire Resort and Casino
Aseana Ave, Parañaque, Metro Manila
The main reason for our visit would be seeing one of Rooftop Prince's shooting locations. Angie loves only a number of K-dramas and Rooftop Prince is one of them that's why we decided to go to this really creative, artsy-fartsy, little village. And it's no joke going there. Better bring bottled water with you and make sure you eat before battling out the uphill streets of Naksan.
No need to worry for boredom cause the trail has shops and restaurants to keep your eyes company.
Koreans has their own way of appreciating their artists which warms my heart. There are so many opportunities for them to showcase their talents, be it big or small. It's amazing how these simple artworks came out to be one of the reasons of their tourism. Though honestly, we know how burdensome it could be for the village owners for all the tourists who comes in and out in any time of the day. Still, kudos to the owners for their patience and support to their mural village.
Strolling along the streets, aside from wall art, you could also see some small shops along the way. This particular shop caught our eye. And we also had a chance to have a chat with the owner. He said he has been to the Philippines and lived there for years to study. That was around 1990's and we jokingly told him we were still babies when he was there.
His store is a really cute souvenir shop with trinkets you wouldn't see in other stores. I was particularly drawn into a souvenir which looks like a snow globe but instead of it having water and confetti inside, it only has sand. It was beautiful but I wasn't able to purchase it since we were on a budget. I got two postcards instead: 1 panda and 1 Ihwa Mural Village design.
Upon leaving the store, we finally got the chance to see other artworks like the staircase art pieces among others. Hooray! Cause it's finally related to the Rooftop Prince Ihwa Mural Village scene.
I read somewhere that this part of the staircase was the only part left from the original artwork that was seen in the Rooftop Prince's scene. The bottom part of the staircase's flowers are made from broken colored tiles put together and in all fairness it's also as beautiful (if not way more) as the original artwork.
(Just in! The tile staircase is also featured in Minho's new drama called Because it's the First Time. I just can't believe we were in the same place at a different time. I'm so freaking happy. Fan girling all over!)
Another artwork we had fun fooling around with was this. A graffiti wall that was also said to be featured in Kwanghee's We Got Married episode.
Overall, this place is really worth the visit. Tourists, artists, couples or absolutely anyone should visit Ihwa Mural Village to simply have fun and take pictures. It's something you wont do everyday. Around the area has also some historical places that you may want to visit.
Our trip here wasn't planned at all. Let's just say that we got here by accident. However, it wasn't a bad thing dropping by to one of Seoul's tourist spots on the way to Ihwa-dong Mural Village.
I wasn't prepared for a hike on our first day. Climbing to this place made me curse in my mind a lot but I was pretty satisfied with the entirety of the place. Or maybe I was just biased since I love parks and that I am in South Korea. It's just beautiful.
Naksan Park, it was a pretty sight. We had fun fooling around while going up. (Yes! More hiking once we got there.) We even saw a young couple playing "Kai Bai Bo" with their little kids as they go up the stairs and it wasn't a bad idea after all. It looked fun and they didn't look exhausted unlike me. If only we weren't being chased by time, we would've done the same.
As we got out of the park (which was by the way on top of the mountain), there comes the Seoul Fortress Wall which reminds me of The Great Wall of China but not quite cause it's just a wall but it's also great in it's own way. I'm not making sense now though. Haha!
I personally had problems with the outcome of some of our photos while using our GoPro Hero3. The colors weren't vibrant as what it should be but Adobe Lightroom did the trick and it was AWESOME.
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