Archives for the month of: October, 2012

As you can see by the theme of this blog, I obviously watch too much television. Now while this makes for endless hours of entertainment (on a good day, my friends and I end up enacting what could be rejected scenes from The Big Bang Theory) and much of apocalyptic survival knowledge may be gleamed from pop culture, this has lead to my neglect of other worthwhile life endeavors. For instance, running a company. And writing. And shopping. One day I realized I’d been wearing the same pair of shoes for the past five days, mostly because I had no time to get a few decent new pairs. Why hang out at the mall when I had episodes of King of Baking waiting home for me? But I saw the error of my ways and did the one thing most geeks are loathe to do: trim down my TV viewing list.

So, CSI had to go. Same with Law and Order. Even the UK series, as much as I adore Jamie Bamber. I basically quit all police procedurals save for Criminal Minds (which you will have to pry from my figurative cold, dead hands because I heart Reid/Garcia/Hotch/Morgan and a girl needs a weekly dose of extra-horrifying heinous acts of murder and depravity to prepare her for whatever horrors await humanity come the apocalypse).

{Read the full post in A Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse.}

I was super annoyed that Etude House was phasing out my favorite Happy Tea Time foam, my current facial wash. (They were also phasing out the Strong Eyes cream eyeliner — sometimes it seems like the universe is trying to take away the good things in your life.) So I decided that instead of going around all Etude House branches and buying up all their supplies of Happy Tea Time facial foam, I should take this opportunity to try out new products.

It’s funny, but when I was in my early twenties, I never bothered with special soap for my face. I used on my face whatever liquid soap I used on my body. Then I got older and the idea of aging freaked the hell out of me, so I was determined to take all precautions. That meant soap made especially for the face, plus a whole bunch of other products like masks, moisturizers, bb creams, and serums. It’s great that using all that crap on my face is always a fun experience — they smell nice and if you pick the right products, you’re rewarded with a nice healthy glow afterwards.

Skin Food Lavender Tea Salt Mask Foam

I decided on Skin Food’s Lavender Tea Salt Mask Foam on a whim. I like the scent of lavender, and the idea of a salted facial wash intrigued me.

{Read the full post in A Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse.}

So, yeah. I was high, and I’m still trying to get back down.

Last October 24, Big Bang was here for their very first concert in the Philippines. The news alone a few months earlier was enough to make thousands of fangirls and fanboys weep with joy. I mean, when you live in the Philippines and you’re obsessed with a Korean idol group, the only way to get to see them perform live is to haul ass to South Korea or Japan or other countries where they frequently hold shows and concerts. Despite PSY’s Gangnam Style invasion, K-Pop still enjoys just a cult following in the Philippines, and few concert organizers are willing to invest in concerts of Korean acts.

Singapore was my go-to k-pop destination. All I needed was my passport, a cheap airline ticket bought months in advance, and the kindness of my friend Diane in Singapore who let’s me stay with her when I’m in town. I’ve been to K-Pop Night in 2010, and Korean Music Wave in 2011. Both shows featured multiple k-pop acts like SNSD and F.T. Island (another favorite!), and both had Big Bang as headliners.

But a Big Bang concert! I knew that would be a whole new different kind of awesome. Two full hours of nothing but my boys and their music. I have no idea what possessed Papa YG to decide Big Bang was going to do their first world tour this year, but I’m not complaining! Read the rest of this entry »

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