30 June 2017

Surprise Kawaii Bag Unboxing & GIVEAWAY!!!



Kawaii Box recently got in touch with me about their new "Surprise Kawaii Bag" and asked if I would like to review one so of course as a lover of cute surprises I said yes! The "Surprise Kawaii Bag" is a little different to the Kawaii Box in that it's just a one time thing rather than a monthly subscription, it costs just $16.90 and that includes free worldwide shipping and the contents are worth around $50 so that's an absolute steal!


I absolutely adored everything that came in the bag especially the Pikachu purse and I'm sure I'll make good use out of all the things I got, everything is really great quality and total value for money so I highly recommend getting yourself one. Be sure to check out Blippo for all the cuteness and if you would be in with the chance to win one for yourself be sure to check out the widget below for details on how to enter.




What are your favourite kawaii items?
Good Luck
Cate
xoxo

Things That Make You Go Oooooo (June 2017)

Light, Udaipur

I won't lie this month has been a bit of a struggle mentally for me although there were some absolutely amazing and fun moments that dark cloud seemed to take over but thankfully I got through it and I'm feeling much better and more myself again. July is going to be another busy month for me but I'm going to make it a priority to take better care of myself and not get too overwhelmed, I hope everyone is doing good, is happy, safe and healthy. Enjoy this months links and be sure to share your fave links to!

♥ The Top Travel Trends of 2017

♥ What Is Casual Cosplay, Everyday Cosplay & DisneyBound Anyway?

♥ Going Green: An Introduction

♥ You Don't Have To Be A Girlboss To Kick Ass

♥ Studying Earth’s harshest landscapes could help us discover life on Mars

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♥ 5 Ways To Battle Self Doubt

♥ The Perfectly Quintessential European Bucket List

♥ 8 Ways To Chill Our When You Need A Break

♥ Embracing My Inner Girly Geek!

♥ Are You Checking Work Email in Bed? At the Dinner Table? On Vacation?

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 ♥ How To Stay Positive When The News Is Incessantly Negative

♥ 8 Ways To Worry Less

♥ How To Get Yourself Unstuck (And Massively Increase Your Personal Power)

♥ Finding Confidence Among Uncertainty

♥ 6 Mistakes We Make When Depressed or Having a Panic Attack

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♥ How I Map Out a Successful Week

♥ Blogging More Efficiently And Productively

♥ Chic Pixel’s Top 10 Anime Opening Themes

♥ 22 Of My Best Ever Blogging Tips

♥ 25 Things To Stop Freaking Out About Right Now




Love & Orange Soda
Cate
xoxo

19 June 2017

Coffee & Cake Date #3: Yellow Crafts Cafe - Chiang Mai - Thailand

Yellow Crafts Cafe - Chiang Mai - Thailand

One of the reasons I mostly drink my coffee black is because I don't do too well with dairy and most cafes don't offer a milk alternative but Yellow Crafts Cafe uses organic soy beans to make their own fresh soy milk daily. This is a great spot to come to for a morning pick-me-up as the decor is fresh, vibrant and clean, they make each cup of coffee fresh (even grinding the the beans) and there's a small selection of baked goods to or you can enjoy a hearty bowl of grains served with fresh soy milk.

Yellow Crafts Cafe - Chiang Mai - Thailand

I'm not usually a breakfast person, I tend to just grab something quick on my way out or skip the meal entirely but Yellow Crafts Cafe is the prefect breakfast spot and one I would definitely make the effort to visit, there's just something about the mood there that puts you in the right frame of mind for the rest of the day.

Yellow Crafts Cafe - Chiang Mai - Thailand

ฉันไม่ชอบกินนมสดเพราะว่าเวลากินท้องเสียแต่ฉันดีใจเพราะว่าร้านYellow Crafts Cafeใกล้ที่บ้านทำนมซอยสดทุกวัน ฉันชอบมาร้านนี่ตอนช้าวเพราะว่าร้านเเต่งสดใสและน้่งอยู่สบาย ถ้าไม่มีเวลาน้่งเขาขายขวดมนขวดกาแฟให้กลับบ้าน

Love & Lattes
Cate
xoxo

Psssst if you want to see more awesome cafes from around the world you can click the button below, buy me a coffee & get a shoutout on my next post


13 June 2017

Asian Dramas I'm Watching and Loving!

Heavy Rain #1

As much as I try to watch as many different Asian dramas as I can Korean Dramas are definitely taking over my watch lists as they're just so aesthetically pleasing and well made compared to some other dramas being made in Asia and it's no wonder that a lot of countries are remaking them into their own language. Korean Dramas are definitely popular here in Thailand and it seems like a lot of the K-Drama stars are taking over as I can't seem to walk 5 minutes without seeing Lee Min Ho or Song Joong-ki advertising the latest phone or beauty product.

마담 앙트완
Ko Hye-Rim is a fortune teller who claims she can hear the voice of Marie Antoinette but in reality she's just an ordinary woman searching for true love with a keen sense of intuition that knows how to read people, when Choi Soo-Hyun, a world renowned psychologist who's goal is to prove that true love doesn't exist, moves into the office above Ko Hye-Rim's coffee shop they find themselves working together (although begrudgingly at first) to help solve people's problems. I really enjoyed this drama, I loved the characters and seeing all their relationships develop and I also really enjoyed the side plots of them trying to source people's problems and solving them as both the leads had very different methods and goals, it's a really funny drama to so definitely check it out.


별에서 온 그대
Doo Min-Joon is an alien who has been stranded on Earth for 400 years meets popular actress Cheon Song-Yi who he believes saved him in a past life, as he tries to find out the truth about who she is the two become close and fall in love. After watching Goblin and Legend of the Blue Sea this drama came highly recommended to me as it follows a similar storyline of finding past love with mystical beings, the drama also shares some of the same cast and after Legend of the Blue Sea I am such a fan of Jun Ji-Hyun! I have to admit I didn't really like the male lead in this I found him quite flat and boring and I know this is probably how the character is supposed to be as he's a 400 year old alien with little sense of humour who's avoided connection with people for fear of revealing his true identity but compared to the amazing Jun Ji-Hyun he just kinda fades into the background but towards the end of the drama I did warm up to him and I really enjoyed watching it maybe not as much as Goblin or Legend of the Blue Sea but it's still worth a watch if only for Jun Ji-Hyun, have I mentioned enough already how much I love her?


×××ホリック
CLAMP's xxxHolic is one of my favourite ever anime/manga series and I had absolutely no idea they had made a live action version of it and stumbled upon this completely by accident. If you're familiar with CLAMP you'll how how beautiful and enchanting their artwork is and this drama brings life to that aesthetic, even the soundtrack works perfectly to add to that dreamy supernatural vibe. Ghost stories have always been my favourite and with most of the dramas I've been watching lately being romance or crime based this made a refreshing change even though I've watched the anime countless times! This drama felt a lot darker in tone than the anime, it lacked a lot of the humour of the original as well as my two favourite kawaii characters Mokona and The Pipe Fox but I still felt it was a very good adaptation and it's one I'd happily watch again and again.


태양의 후예
I have heard so much about this drama that I thought it was finally time to give it a watch, without going to much into the plot it's basically a romance story between a doctors and soldiers but it's so much more than that to and deals with themes of patriotism, duty, forgiveness and sacrifice. This was such a beautiful drama and a beautiful story I really loved all the characters and how selfless they were and I also loved the humour in the series as it worked well to lighten the mood between those heartbreaking and serious moments. I can definitely see why it was so popular, Korea knows how to make dramas!

そして、誰もいなくなった
Todo Shinichi finds his idyllic life in turmoil after a man bearing the same name as him is arrested and he's accused of identity fraud, as the story unfolds Shinichi realises that there may be something more sinister behind what he thought was a simple system error as he seeks to regain his stolen identity. Although this drama was only released last year it feels like it was made a while ago, maybe it's because Tatsuya Fujiwara is the main star and he's barely aged since staring in the Battle Royale and Death Note movies, seriously what's your secret dude? But aesthetics aside this drama was actually quite interesting and it was almost scary to see how not being a part of "the system" can affect your whole life through even the smallest ways.

Love & Sakura
Cate
xoxo

07 June 2017

A Quick Visit to Hong Kong Disneyland


I only had a couple days stopover in Hong Kong before my visit to Seoul, South Korea and although I had visited Hong Kong once before many, many years ago one of the things I wanted to do the most but didn't get to do was see Disneyland so I made it a priority to finally visit there this time. It's one of my life goals to visit every Disney theme park in the world and I'm not doing too badly so far with Paris, California, Tokyo and now Hong Kong crossed off the list.


Hong Kong is probably the smallest Disney Park I've visited but it didn't make it any less awesome and I loved seeing what exclusive items and rides they had there, although it was a rainy day I still managed to have lots of fun and I loved seeing Toy Story Land and the Mystic Manor which is their own special "Chinese" take on the Haunted Mansion. Unfortunately though as I was there on a quiet day in the off-season I couldn't find much in the way of food, I really wanted some of the Disney themed dim-sum I'd seen pictures of online but I couldn't find them anywhere but I still managed to get myself some Chinese egg tarts and an Iron Man waffle so my cute food cravings were somewhat satisfied.


Of course I couldn't help but buy a bunch of souvenirs while I was at Disneyland so here's a video of me showing some of the things I bought including an exclusive Hong Kong Disneyland Lucky bag which I had no idea what was inside but *spoiler alert* I LOVED EVERYTHING!!!


Hong Kong is just a few hours flight away from Thailand so I'm pretty sure I'll be back one day soon to explore more of the city and eat all the delicious dim sum so look out for more adventures soon!

What is your favourite Disney Park & which one would you love to visit?
Love & Lightsabers
Cate
xoxo
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