15 February 2017

Inspirational Quotes #83


"Everything you want is on the other side of fear."
- Jack Canfield

10 February 2017

5 Fandom Friday: Galentine's Day Gifts


YEY FANDOM FRIDAY IS BACK!! This week we're sharing out 5 favourite Galentine's Day gifts which is a whole new concept to me but one I really love because my "gal pals" definitely deserve some love this Valentine's season to in fact I'll take any excuse to spoil my awesome friends because they all deserve it! It has been waaay too long since my last 5 Fandom Friday post and If you don't know what 5 Fandom Friday then head on over to the Female Geek Bloggers group and check it out and join in, I really want to start doing them again because I miss being an active part of the group which always have some really interesting topics to talk about so hopefully you'll see more of these posts soon, maybe not weekly but at least monthly 



♥ Yankee Candles - I find that if I'm feeling stressed or want to relax one of the things that helps is to light a scented candle so I figure I would share the love with my girlfriends because y'all need to treat yo' self!

♥ Notebook - Whether you need to write your thoughts down, write your next awesome novel or just your weekly shopping list notebooks are great gifts, super cute and really useful to.

♥ Etude House Bubble Tea Sleeping Pack - Etude House make my favourite cute cosmetics and they work wonders on my skin so what better way to relax and treat yourself than with a super cute facemask.

♥ Rat Queens - This is one of my fave "Girl Power" comics which I know I've mentioned several times before but I want everyone to read it because it's awesome, fun and crass all at the same time.

♥ Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt - Speaking of awesome, fun and crass things I recently re-discovered one of my fave anime series, it's like Powerpuff Girls on crack and I love it especially the dubbed version which is done so perfectly you'd think it wasn't an anime at all!

Love & Bubble Tea
Cate
xoxo

31 January 2017

Things That Make You Go Oooooo (January 2017)

A Global Perspective

I'M HOME!! After a very cold January back in the U.K. catching up with family and friends I'm back in Thailand and excited for the year ahead, now life is a bit more settled here I definitely want to get back into blogging and I'm feeling more inspired to do so hopfully I can bring all these plans and ideas I have into fruition soon. HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone I hope 2017 is a happy and healthy year for you all xoxo






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Love & Ice Cream
Cate
xoxo

20 January 2017

5 Asian Dramas I'm Watching & Loving

Outside The KTV

Since moving to Thailand I've been exposed to more Asian TV and where as before I would spend my nights catching up on the latest import from America I'm now watching the latest Lakorn (Thai Dramas) or imports from Korea and I have to say I actually enjoy them a lot more than I thought I would because they're just fun and relaxing to watch, I mean compared to my usual TV faves such as Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead these Asian dramas are REALLY tame but sometimes you just need something sweet to calm your brain so here are a few of my faves.

Misaki has been so focused on her career as a pastry chef she hasn't dated for a long time, then one day she gets fired from her job and bumps into her first love, Chiaki who offers her a summer job as his restaurant and a place to stay with him and his two brothers. Romance is not usually my thing (although I admit I watch a fair amount) but I found this drama really endearing and sweet. I really loved the chemistry between the actors, Misaki is super cute and funny and the boys... well lets just say it's hard not to fall for their charms they're both good looking and completely charming, can I have one please? There's also a fair amount of foodporn in this drama to with it being based around a restaurant and I found myself getting hungry numerous times watching it, I would love to try all those yummy cakes if I could.

The U-Prince series follows these elected "Princes" (basically handsome boys) from different departments in this elite university on their quest for love and this is the 3rd instalment of the U-Prince series and my favourite so far because DINOSAURS! I absolutely loved T-Rex he's so adorably geeky in his T-Rex hoodie and anyone who loves dinosaurs that much is a big win in my book plus unlike some of the other "Princes" he's a complete sweetheart even when his crush is ใจร้าย (mean). Fun fact about this drama is that my cousin actually has a small part in it which was a nice surprise for me to see, so of course now I'm going to be nagging her to get me a part in it to and to also let me know where they got those awesome dinosaur hoddies because I need one in my life already!

This drama is basically the Korean version of The Little Mermaid as it's a love story between a human (Lee Min-ho) and a mermaid (Jun Ji-hyun) which spans from olden times to the modern day. I'll admit that Lee Min-ho was my main reason for checking this out but I definitely stayed for Jun Ji-hyun who plays the mermaid because I love how kooky she is and the pair have really great chemistry. I can't wait to watch more of this drama as I normally wait until a drama is over to binge watch it but this one I just couldn't wait to see and I couldn't to recommend so definitely check it out!

Most Asian dramas I watch tend to be romance based and although I watch a lot it's not my favourite genre so when I discovered this one (thanks to my husbando staring in it) I was happy for the change. This drama follows a retired jazz player who joins a school full of delinquents and inspires them to change their ways and follow their dreams by joining the school's brass band. It's such a sweet story and there are so many touching moments it had me smiling from ear to ear, I think everyone needs a sensei like this in their lives, so if you're feeling a little low about life and totally uninspired this is the drama to watch to get you inspired and back on your feet.

This drama reminded me a lot of Dream High 2 (but more on that in another post) in that there are a few KPop stars I recognise in it (VIXX!!) and it centers around a school who's focus is not on solely academics but martial arts, personal growth and discovery, and of course there's romance in it to. Although this drama didn't do well with its ratings and was cut short I enjoyed it as it had a multi-national cast which brought a nice element to the drama and also some supernatural twists which made it different to other "high school" dramas and made it more interesting to watch oh and did I mention VIXX!!

Love & Strawberry Cake
Cate
xoxo

15 January 2017

Inspirational Quotes #82

"Genuine and true love is so rare that when you encounter it in any form, it's a wonderful thing, to be utterly cherished in whatever form it takes."
- Gwendoline Christie


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