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Nagasaki: Oura Church, Glover Garden

Japan’s oldest standing church is in Nagasaki! Oura Church, one of Nagasaki’s most famous landmarks, is also the only Western building to be designated as a national treasure in Japan. Behind it is Glover Garden, an area where Nagasaki’s former western residents used to stay. I’ve already been to these places before,…

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Fukuoka: Joten-ji, Shofuku-ji

Looking for a place to go to this spring? Fukuoka is a great sakura-sightseeing alternative to the big cities in Japan if you’re not too keen on big crowds. I went for a few days first week of April 2016, and it was definitely one of my most memorable trips ever,…

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Charriol: Forever Watch

First things first – YES, my fringe is back! If you followed me from the beginning (some 10-ish years ago), you’d know that I sported bangs for the longest time! I already wanted to bring them back last year, but decided to postpone cutting my hair drastically until after the wedding….

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Mango: Lucky New Year

First post after getting married, and most probably my last post before Chinese New Year! This means I’m back to regular programming – yay! Starting today, expect a lot from my pre-wedding backlog! I actually just got back from our minimoon in Hong Kong, and it was super fun witnessing…

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Fukuoka: Tocho-ji

I’ve seen Tocho-ji and its famous sitting Buddha during winter, but the view totally pales in comparison to peak sakura season. There’s a huge cherry blossom tree right smack in the center of the temple grounds! There’s not much to say when this is right in front of your eyes:

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Fukuoka: Ohori-koen

Feeling just as hopeful about 2017 as the peak of cherry blossoms in Japan. I deliberately saved this post in time for New Year’s because I’m so thankful I got to see this life-changing view with my parents. There’s always something about springtime – not only is it a sort of rebirth…

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Nagasaki: Oura Church, Glover Garden

Japan’s oldest standing church is in Nagasaki! Oura Church, one of Nagasaki’s most famous landmarks, is also the only Western building to be designated as a national treasure in Japan. Behind it is Glover Garden, an area where Nagasaki’s former western residents used to stay. I’ve already been to these places before,…

Nagasaki: Twenty-Six Martyrs Monument, Nakamachi Church Garden

Back in peaceful Nagasaki after 5 years! One of the great things about staying in Fukuoka is having access to wonderful neighboring cities in Kyushu – Nagasaki being one of them. It’s only about 2 hours away via shinkansen, making it ideal for a short day trip! This time, I was…

Fukuoka: Joten-ji, Shofuku-ji

Looking for a place to go to this spring? Fukuoka is a great sakura-sightseeing alternative to the big cities in Japan if you’re not too keen on big crowds. I went for a few days first week of April 2016, and it was definitely one of my most memorable trips ever,…

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Tying the knot in January 2017!

Behind the Scenes: My High-End Korean Pre-Wedding Shoot

Thanks to Wedding Seoul, a one-stop shop for pre-wedding services in Seoul and Jeju, I was able to work with some of the most high-end Korean pre-wedding suppliers – Choi Jae Hoon, one of Korea’s leading wedding gown designers, With Beauty Salon of K-drama My Love From The Star fame, and Luce,…

Vera Wang Manila

Perks of being a blogger bride – a preview of the first Vera Wang Manila boutique in 8 Rockwell. Metro Weddings Magazine hosted an exclusive trunk show that got me spontaneously fitting Vera Wang dresses of my choice. As soon as I entered the store, my eyes went straight to the classic Vera…