Saturday, 31 August 2013


Sentimental♥ - 서로

Would I be a more conventional kind of human this post would have been named Berlin Part 1. I also can't say that this was the obligatory annual summer vacation trip, haven't had any of these for years (at least it feels like that). So instead we went on a Summer 13 CY BDAY Trip. Last time I celebrated her birthday with her was when we were 11 or 10 I think. Being born in summer has the disadvantage of many friends being on holidays, so yeah... I actually have been away on her birthdays for almost as long as we know each other (^-^*)
We also recently noticed that most of the time we spend together is on public transport! Be it train, tube/subway, plane we always hang out on those kind of chic venues. Must be the reason why we are tired all the time, too - always on the move honestly.

Anyway, I can finally tick Berlin off my bucket list! Ok I have been to this city for several times already, but never really exploring it for myself. Now that I have wandered through it by myself I feel more or less satisfied with the sightseeing shopping/eating experience I had there. We managed to see a good amount of the important sights under the motto Don't Culture Me (What's Checkpoint Charlie btw?)

What I can tell you is that the guy working at Makoto has a really スケ~~ voice. Like really.

Chu, Ailing

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

The Republic of Wine

술 - Fly To The Sky

What I honestly admire about others is their ability to judge food. For me it seems to be such an impossible task as to distinguish the whisper of trees. That is to say, I almost like every kind of food and if I didn't like it, I wouldn't notice it until someone looks into my eyes and slowly says, 'the - noodles - are - still - uncooked' - '...now that you say it....'
I find that pretty sad, but with some things I'm kinda unobservative. Still, I don't lack personal eating preferences, it's quite the contrary. I somehow have a quite unusual taste: I hate egg yolk, grilled meat, chocolate, pork - and I know the flavor 'earth' and 'carpet'. (My favorite fast food are fries and cheesburger though...)

So, I think having so delicate a tongue is quite impressive, but at the same time, it's seems to be such a mainstream, act-sophisticated behaviour. The internet is flooded with food pics and everywhere people claim about the salad being not tender enough or having found a place where the noodles are even more juicy than place B (sth like that ㅋㅋ). It is in my oppinion weird that out of all things that people have achieved in industrial countries, a strongly refined perception of food is so popular and admireable and in fact viewn as a trait of higher life. One would think that further cultivated people prefer concentrating on other things to something as materialistic as food. It doesn't seem too different from a Stone Age savage getting ecstatic over an unkown species of slimy mushrooms.

Why don't we all get horny over big breasted women and well-hung men as well? With that said, who wants see an ikemen pic I shot of one of the oppas?
I have another one with full face, but I don't really like to reveal identities on this blog, so... maybe if someone desperately needs to see it.

Chu, Ailing

P/S I do like food pics nevertheless

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Skincare life

Be With You - 清水 翔太 ft Joe

Noticed that I haven't been updating much about my life recently (not that I ever did). The thing is, my life is pretty event-less and I don't like to talk about future things either, as it's really stupid to announce that you are going to marry Jonghoon next month and then one day before the wedding you find out that you're a stone and he's the sun, and you two will never be able to be with each other (or sth similar).

With that said - there are some semi-big things in the pipeline and if those are going to work out as intended, I will start to vlog a bit.
I'm saying semi-big because it's totally not my dream thing to happen, but it goes into the same direction

But I think vlogging will be fun, because normally I'm a very reserved (ok, let's face the truth - people-hating) person and don't like to take part in sociality too much. And I think my voice is like men's voice. And I have issues with the face I own.
But I still want to do it, I just have to buy a virus mask and I actually know which one is just the perfect one. Sakun's super slick trademark monster mouth mask. Since when do I want to have that mask? I don't remember, but it's been some years. There are many others stuff from Sakun that I like, but this mask is really the real thing.
I guess I have to buy a cute one, too, because this mask doesn't really go along with my homewear stuff

I did blog about having caught some terrible skin desease right? Well, to keep things realistic, it's just that my skin got some terrible sort of allergic reaction to sth (my cousin's bunnies I think) and since then it has never been the same...

First I had super many zystic sort of spots all over my cheeks, that turned into horror-acne, which has only gotten a bit milder towards the end. And the whole time my face was super red. But after the acne has gotten slightly better I got little bumps all over my face. They were sort of small so they can't be seen under certain light, but neverthelesss it was super annoying. I felt like I had gotten the plague or sth.
Eventually I got Epiduo prescribed and I have been using it for about 2 weeks (?). Epiduo is an acne-treating gel which works with benzoyl peroxide (and adapalene). As you might or might not know peroxide has a bleaching ability (Epiduo can even bleach hair and clothes) and the gel also has some scaling effects. So at first when I used it, my skin became super dry, I had gross, large patches of dry skin all around my chin and jaw bones (where I used most of it, since my bumps where concentrating on that area) and my skin really stinged after I applied it. Plus it got worse and the bumps increased and spread up to my cheeks.
I then realized that I might have used too much of the gel and now I'm using what I imagine is the recommended pea-sized amount. What's funny is that, since the gel has bleaching effects, I now have to leave the house completely covered up with large sunnies, broad-brimmed hats and how about a virus mask? Would look super weird, but it somehow makes me feel so Asian. I mean - avoiding the sun like crazy is Asian, so I like it ㅎㅎ

Anyways now that I use less of the gel, the bumps have gotten slightly better, too. The problem is I don't know if that's my skin's condition improving (from multiplying, spreading bumps to less bumps) or being as horrible as before (bumps), because while I used too much of the gel I didn't get any new pimples, but now I get those again .

my skincare produtcs atm, apparently blue and green are the colors to go for if you want acne treatment
++ my mother stole my camera that's why the crappy pic, I might retake it with my cam once I find it and label the items if anyone is interested ++

The reason why I blogged about this is I super love the idea of things slowly getting better, I'm sort of romantic, blue-eyed, naive and utopian when it comes to such things.
I hope that one day I can have the fair, even 얼짱 skin OTL.

Chu, Ailing

P/S I somehow feel super uncomfortable with a describtive title like this ㅠ