31 May 2018

Things That Make You Go Oooooo (May 2018)

Ipad with flickr colors^^

Hello from the other side! Yep I am back in the UK until July and since I arrived here 2 weeks ago my life has been non-stop, I thought I would get a relaxing break here but my adventures haven't stopped yet and I can't wait to share with you what's been happening! June is going to be an amazing month meeting new people, meeting old friends and closing a chapter on my life here while I start preparations for my new future in Thailand, things might be quiet here over the next couple of months but I'll still try to update as often as I can, I hope everyone is well and please enjoy this months links...

♥ An Open Letter to Those Who Always Put Themselves Last

♥ 5 Anxiety-Busting Self-Care Techniques You Haven't Heard Of Yet

♥ How to Visit Pig Island in The Bahamas

♥ I Cut 5 Unnecessary Spending Habits for 30 Days and This is What Happened

♥ The Ultimate Guide To Combating Stress & Living A More Balanced Life

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♥ Is It Bad To Stay Inside For An Entire Day?

♥ How, When and Why I Love Brain-Dumping

♥ 5 To-Do's To Kick Start Your Week

♥ My LA Address Book

♥ Letting Go of the Worry That Weighs Us Down

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♥ Heads-Up: Add Cinnamon to Your Coffee to Boost Your Memory

♥ How To Turn Your Blog into a Business

♥ Got One Day In NYC? Here’s A To Do List!

♥ Yes, Fear IS Standing In The Way Of Your Dreams. Here's How To Outsmart It

♥ 5 Ways to Start Taking Better Care of Yourself

falling sheets, falling on kittens

♥ One Monster Lake Kawaguchiko Full Day Itinerary

♥ Everything We Love To Eat Is A Scam

♥ How I’m Trying To Cut Down On Sugar (and failing horrendously)

♥ Why Being Single in Your 30's is Incredible

♥ 29 Ways To Increase Your Feeling of Self Worth






Love & Cookies
Cate
xoxo


27 May 2018

Dore Dore - Garosugil - Seoul

Dore Dore -  Garosugil - Sinsa-dong - Seoul

Dore Dore is a really popular cafe in Korea known for their rainbow cakes, they have quite a few locations around Seoul but I believe their cafe in Garosugil was their first. I have actually been wanting to visit this cafe for a while as I've seen it featured in so many articles and videos and their cakes always look amazing, so on my last trip to Seoul I had to stop by.

Dore Dore -  Garosugil - Sinsa-dong - Seoul

It was Christmas Eve when I visited (a few hours from being Christmas Day) so instead of getting the rainbow cake I decided on the special Christmas strawberry shortcake they had, which was huge! Violet and I decided to share a slice but it was still a struggle for both of us to finish it but it was still quite good and not too sweet, had I not been so full I probably would've tried all the cakes there because they all looked so delicious!

Dore Dore -  Garosugil - Sinsa-dong - Seoul

Dore Dore -  Garosugil - Sinsa-dong - Seoul

Whilst I was sitting in Dore Dore I had this strange feeling that I'd seen this place before and not just in articles and vlogs and then it suddenly hit me GOT7 FILMED HARD CARRY TV HERE!! So that lead to me frantically googling all the images I could find and trying to find the episode (they're actually regionally blocked on MNET's YouTube channel in Korea... WTF?), so after finally finding some images and re-watching the first episode (the same one where they visited Shake Shack) it was confirmed THEY WERE HERE! Which lead to me taking all the random selfies I could and trying to recreate some shots they did, little did I know at that point that I'd be having more random "GOT7 were here" encounters but it was a pretty cool considering this was my first day in Seoul and I hadn't really planned it.

Dore Dore -  Garosugil - Sinsa-dong - Seoul

I loved the aesthetic in Dore Dore, it's no wonder it's so popular and really wanted to take home the holographic tables for my house. Each floor actually has a different look so if you're not into the pink there's a floor that's all chic and wooden, believe me Korea really knows how to decorate! I really liked the laid back, relaxed vibe there to and even though we were there near to closing time nobody was rushing us and telling us to leave. There's no doubt I will be back there one day I mean I still need to try their iconic rainbow cake.

Let me know what your favourite type of cake is and don't forget to enter my GOT7 giveaway!
Love & Rainbows
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 treats & a shoutout on my next post



23 May 2018

Midnight in Seoul - Gangnam - Seoul

Midnight in Seoul - Gangnam - Seoul - South Korea

Cereal is one of my favourite foods, I think every time I buy a box I end up eating the whole thing in one go so when I found out that there was a cereal cafe in Seoul I just had to check it out. Midnight is Seoul has been on my radar for a while, I actually wanted to visit it on my last trip to Seoul but it was closed so this time I made sure to stop by and check out that awesome pink aesthetic.

Midnight in Seoul - Gangnam - Seoul - South Korea

Midnight in Seoul - Gangnam - Seoul - South Korea

Midnight in Seoul - Gangnam - Seoul - South Korea

Midnight in Seoul now sell their own branded cereal which you can find in some Olive Young stores and their packaging is so on point, I love the cartoon movie theme and the bright colours they use, they've definitely created their own unique brand, the place was just so beautifully decked out and so on point. They also have a merch store next door where you can buy not only the cereal but clothes, phone cases, pins and much more featuring their kawaii movie characters.

Midnight in Seoul - Gangnam - Seoul - South Korea

Midnight in Seoul - Gangnam - Seoul - South Korea

Midnight in Seoul - Gangnam - Seoul - South Korea

So let's get onto the food, you can either tailor make your cereal bowl exactly how you want it or order one of their sets which is what I did because although the ice cream was tempting I really needed some fruit! They also have a selection of different milks you can choose from so if you're vegan don't worry there are plenty of options for you to try and they will make stuff exactly to your liking. If cereal isn't your thing then they also have a few other breakfast items on the menu you can chose from and of course all the coffee because Korea is all about the coffee.

Midnight in Seoul - Gangnam - Seoul - South Korea

If you're curious Midnight is Seoul also has a KPop connection to as Jo Kwon from 2am actually owns this place and if you check out his instagram you'll see he's there quite often so if you're lucky you might be able to see him and his cute doggies there. I honestly loved this place so much and I'm kinda kicking myself I only decided to visit on my last day as it was only a short walk from our apartment, also I feel like you can't go wrong with cereal but then again I am a cereal addict! I adored the aesthetics and the cartoon, movie theme so much, I think it's very me and I kinda just wanted to move in there but one thing for sure I will definitely go back there on my next trip to Seoul!


What's your favourite cereal?
Love & Blueberries
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 treats & a shoutout on my next post



19 May 2018

THE BIGGEST GOT7 KPOP HAUL YOU'LL EVER SEE!!

GOT7

For the past two years my obsession with GOT7 has grown so much that they've become a pretty big part of my life, they've given me so much strength and inspiration to continue to pursue my dreams and through all the struggles of the past 2 years of me leaving my UK life and starting over again in Thailand with no idea how it would work out they've been there with me forever making me smile and giving me hope through their music and their actions. So to show my support to these boys I did some shopping and I'll admit I went a little bit crazy with the GOT7 merchandise whilst I was travelling but no regrets! Kpop merch is pretty hard to get, especially official stuff so I thought I would share all the amazing things I bought whilst I was away.



I split the haul into 2 parts because there was that much stuff and I also wanted to share a couple thoughts about the concerts and events I've been lucky enough to go to as I realised apart from a few Instagram Stories of me fangirling I've never actually talked about them before. This probably won't be the last of my GOT7 hauls and concerts though as they're currently on a World Tour and I'm planning to support them in as many countries as I can so stay tuned for more of my GOT7 adventures as it's not over yet!


Let me know your favourite KPop artists & don't forget to enter my GOT7 giveaway
Love & Birbs
Cate
xoxo

14 May 2018

#OOTD: My SWAGGER!

Seongsu-dong Graffiti Alley

So I'll admit over the past year I've gone through a style evolution and after over a decade I'm wearing jeans again and not just any jeans but skinny jeans! Now this is a big deal for me as I have a huge complex about my legs, they're just so short and wide compared to the rest of my body I never felt comfortable wearing trousers and while yes I still complain about them the fact that I'm here now wearing skinny jeans shows you how much more confident I am in my own skin. Since moving to Thailand my style has become what I like to refer to as "comfortable" so gone are my old kawaii poofy floral dresses as now I'm favouring a more easy sporty style whilst still keeping it kawaii! So when we found this amazing graffiti covered alley, thanks to our Korean drama adventures, I thought it would be the perfect backdrop to document my new street style.

Seongsu-dong Graffiti Alley

One of the things I've noticed through this style evolution is that I have a thing for jackets (and hoodies) and the majority of the time they're what my outfits are centred around because they're such an easy way to dress up and otherwise plain outfit and it also keeps the sun off my skin. This jacket I bought purely because I had seen the forever handsome, always my boi, Jackson Wang wearing it which is probably a stupid reason to buy something but once I tried it on and saw how good it looked on me I was sold, although teenage goth Cate would probably be turning in her grave seeing me wearing Kappa chav fashion but girl don't deny I look good in this jacket!

Seongsu-dong Graffiti Alley

The Kpop fashion influence has well and truly taken a hold of me but I'm loving it and just how comfy and chic it is. My SWAG hat is probably one of my favourite purchases from my travels to as I'd been looking for a new cap to keep the sun out of my eyes and I have a thing for cheesy slogans and I won't deny every time I wear it I do feel kinda SWAG!

What's one item from your closet that always makes you feel good?
Love & SWAG
Cate
xoxo


Outfit Details
♥ SWAG hat - Candy Stripper
♥ Jacket - Charms x Kappa
♥ Jeans - Chuu
♥ Shoes - Taywin


09 May 2018

Laundry Pizza - Gangnam - Seoul

Laundry Pizza & Double Trouble - Gangnam - Seoul

I'm declaring this month Kpop month on Cateaclysmic so I'm going to be sharing a bunch of awesome places I visited in Seoul which relate in some random way to Kpop starting with Laundry Pizza in Gangnam which you may recognise as a lot of groups including GOT7, BTS and many more have done photoshoots here.

Laundry Pizza & Double Trouble - Gangnam - Seoul

One of the things I love about Korea is just how extra they go with the themes of their restaurants and cafes, they're just so aesthetic and it doesn't surprise me at all that so many idols get their photos taken here, it even featured in my boy Henry's I'm Good music video. I just love the bright colours and the laundry theme is just such a unique concept for a restaurant, and of course a great place for taking selfies!


Sadly though I wasn't a fan of the pizza there, I tried both the mac and cheese and margarita and they were pretty mediocre HOWEVER upstairs you can find Double Trouble where they sell all sorts of different types of grilled cheese sandwiches and those are so GOOD, so much better than the pizza and it was only $10 for a grilled cheese sandwich, fries and a drink which was about the same price as one slice of pizza, so I would say skip the pizza and go for the grilled cheese!

Laundry Pizza & Double Trouble - Gangnam - Seoul

Of course whilst I was there I couldn't resist taking a bunch of selfies and trying to recreate some of those iconic shots although I restrained myself from to climbing up on the tables... even though I was kinda tempted. The lighting was kinda awful there though which you can probably see from my super dark grainy photos *sigh* I mean it's kinda amusing the place has such bad lighting considering it's one of those places where people go purely to take photos but at least I got to stand in the same place as my beloved once was and eat off a table which pretty idols had sat on to.

Laundry Pizza & Double Trouble - Gangnam - Seoul

Despite the mediocre pizza I would definitely go back there though because that grilled cheese was amazing and definitely satisfied my cheese cravings, also it's just a really cool place to grab some lunch with friends, chill for an hour or two, live out your Kpop dreams and live out your idol dreams.

Don't forget to enter my GOT7 Giveaway!
Love & Pizza
Cate
xoxo


05 May 2018

Fashion Haul from Tokyo, Seoul & Bangkok

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I've always loved Asian fashion, there's just something that's so fun and unique about it all, so during my trip to Tokyo, Seoul and Bangkok I just had to pick up a few things. Although I've been living in Thailand for over 2 years now I've mostly avoided buying clothes and just wore what I packed in my suitcase to save not only some money for more travels but luggage room! However a lot of the clothes I have are worn out, no longer fit or are no longer my style so this trip was the perfect chance to get myself a whole new wardrobe and stock up on those essentials, especially now I know I'll be settling down in Thailand for a while.


Whilst in Japan I mostly visited the second hand/vintage stores in Harajuku to find what I wanted as not only are the prices generally cheaper but the clothing is surprisingly good quality compared to a lot of second hand stores you can find in other countries, luckily I managed to find a lot of things I loved for really cheap. In Korea however I focused on the more trendy stores which have been made popular by a lot of idols wearing the brands, but as it was winter at the time I was there and I'm living in the land of forever summer I didn't get too much and found myself picking up most of what I wanted back in Thailand. Overall I'm so happy with all my new clothes and I can't wait to start getting creative with them so hopefully you'll see some outfit posts from me in the future!

What are your favourite fashion styles?
Love & Puppies
Cate
xoxo


01 May 2018

IGOT7 ♥ GOT7 WORLD TOUR CELEBRATION GIVEAWAY!!

GOT7

May is a very special month for GOT7 fans especially here in Thailand as not only is tomorrow our boy BamBam's birthday but the World Tour is starting and there will be a 3 night concert happening here in Bangkok next week and YES I'M GOING!! I've mentioned my love for this group multiple times on this blog and if you follow me on Instagram and Twitter you'll know GOT7 is pretty much my life now! So to celebrate I want to give my fellow IGOT7's something special and share the love of KPop because believe me I know the struggle of being an international fan and how hard it is to support your favourite KPop groups let alone see them in concert.


I've been very lucky to find a whole bunch of GOT7 merchandise during my travels (haul coming soon!) and I recently discovered some KPop stores in Bangkok so I thought I would pick up a couple things for you to win and because the World Tour has started I'm going to include some exclusive concert merchandise I picked up when I saw them at Nestival in Chiang Mai and Turn Up in Tokyo.

♥ The Prizes 

GOT7 Thailand Tour 2017 Nestival Folder
GOT7 Thailand Tour 2017 Nestival Stickers
2017 Turn Up GOT7 Japan Tour Postcard
2017 Turn Up GOT7 Japan Tour Final Postcard
2017 Turn Up GOT7 Japan Tour Merchandise List
It's Skin GOT7 Aloe Sheet Mask
It's Skin Jackson Honey Sheet Mask
It's Skin BamBam Postcard
JB Postcard
Mark Clear Card
Ahgabong Lightstick Keychain

So if you want to be in with the chance to win all this amazing merchandise, check out the widget below for details on all the ways you can enter and be sure to stay tuned for even more GOT7 and Kpop fun happening on the blog this month!


Let me know what your favourite GOT7 song is & who's your bias in the comments!
Good Luck
Cate
xoxo


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