Friday, February 23, 2018

new destinations: India

This weekend, I embark on a two week trip to India with one of my favorite couples; yes, I am third-wheeling it but to my credit, it's not like I invited myself. I was asked to tag along. And actually, we've been joking that J is actually the third wheel to D and me. I haven't taken more than a week off in my entire 10 years of working so I'm extremely happy and excited to get a break, especially since this year began with loads of drama in my office.

India has always been pretty high up on my bucket list. Ever since I watched the movie Lagaan in high school, I've been fascinated by Bollywood and the fashion and the culture and of course, the food. Food has always been my top motivator when it comes to travel (and life in general) and I can't wait to get some authentic Indian cuisine. (I plan on being vegetarian abroad for a few reasons, but Indian food is so flavorful, I know I won't be missing out on anything at all.)
This is definitely one of the most exotic places I'll have ever visited; actually, I haven't really been anywhere particularly un-western. (Does Turkey count as exotic?) And this means there was much more preparatory work that had to be done prior to our departure.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

In-Flight Beauty Regimen

I haven't always been that diligent about skincare. It wasn't until I hit my mid-20s that I started taking skincare much more seriously. I think it's because I had moderate acne in my teens and it kind of felt like no matter what I did, I couldn't clear up my skin and then when I turned 20 it sort of cleared up on its own and then I felt like queen of the world because my skin was clear and my youth gave me rose-colored glasses.

Fast-forward five years and I realized that I needed to start taking care of my skin if I wanted it to keep looking fresh and youthful. That's when I started getting interested in Korean skincare trends, pricier miracle products, and building my own routine.
And now that I take skincare much more seriously, I've gotten into the habit of more seriously pampering my skin all the time, and that includes during air travel.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

72 hours in Oahu: Day 3 & Video Diary

On our final full day in Oahu, we got up bright and early to try and get to Diamond Head before the massive crowds. We ended up leaving right around 6AM and made it there in about ten minutes.
We paid the $5 fee for our car and parked while it was still basically pitch black outside.
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