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Things to Do on a Summer Trip to Tokyo: Chiba Castle, Ginza

Going to Tokyo was one of those dreams I never thought would come true. Even with the news of dirt cheap plane fares, guesthouse-type accommodations, and more lenient visa rules, the Tokyo-plan remained in the airspace of dreams. The trip just had to be perfect, you know? Sakura blossoms raining from the sky, sushi platters floating in the air towards me, and maybe Oguri Shun escorting me around the city. That kind of perfect. This year, however, I realized I cannot keep waiting for the perfect timing, or the perfect weather (or the perfect celebrity bishounen date. Sad face), or else I will never get there. I just needed the perfect travel buddy, and the perfect excuse. Continue Reading


Things to Do on a Fall-Winter Trip to Korea: What to Wear

I live in a tropical country that knows only two seasons – heat and rain. So understandably, I was in a little bit of a panic when I found out that late November in Korea – where they enjoy four seasons – was already the transition from fall to winter. The sudden drop in average temperature from 12 degrees C to 7 and below in the week of our stay was testament to that, and Korean winter is notoriously bitter, with harsh winds coming straight from Siberia. In the two weeks leading to our trip I researched blogs, rounded up thick jackets, hoarded thermals and overdosed on winter survival tips. I like my trips cool, but the cold does bother me.

Now I can enumerate below my personal tips for surviving fall-winter in Korea. I survived without catching a cold, mind. I’m very proud of that. Continue Reading

Music Dance and Lyrics

Dream Boy Onew


Plaid and floral Onew on his white horse.

A boy can not wear floral and plaid together and not be written about. It’s just not done. The outfit is plainly screaming for a blog post.

It is that happy time of year for SM Entertainment to once again whore out its ever effective noona bait. Fresh (and probably still tired) from the success of their mini album Sherlock and a multitude of concerts in Japan and elsewhere around the world, the Neverland boys of SHINee are raring and ready with another release. Leader Onew teases with the photo above for SHINee’s new song Dream Girl. Now I can with confidence say that I have the most colorful dreams, but nothing stylish like this.

The pink and blue plaid Thom Browne blazer is lollipop prep. Deliciously charming.  He drapes it over a pink and blue color block shirt with the sternest white collar, and pairs it with blue floral UNIQLO pants and studded silver sneakers. Genius, I say. Mad genius. Props to the coordi noona, and of course to Dream Boy Onew, who wholesomely pulled it off.

SHINee released the Dream Girl MV today. Enjoy the boys in their spring/summer prep below. Oh and the song is fun too 😉