My Favourite Things: March 2015

My Favourite Things is a precursor to TC’s Treasures. Starting in November 2016, all My Favourite Things posts will be known as TC’s Treasures.

My Favourite Things (Original Image from

Has it been a month since I’ve last posted? Oiiii. I blame work for it, what with me being in charge of organising another photography contest. That really occupied me as I helped the kids to pick photos, printed the photos, delivered it to the place to get them matted, picked them up, displayed them, found the judges, got the prizes, made the video and slideshow, created and printed the programme, hosted the actual event with my 4-H club officers . . . er, yeah. Let’s just say I’m glad that’s over! Now I feel like I can breathe a bit, and I’ve even remembered to do this post! “My Favourite Things” is a blog link-up hosted by the lovely Raisa and Eirene. Like last month, there’s no particular theme, so enjoy my favourites for this month :)

Crosley CR31-WA Companion Retro Radio

This radio is amazing. I requested my bosses to purchase this so I could have it in my lab to show kids what old technology devices look like. This radio looks vintage, but works like a modern device, and I love it. Even better that I found a classical music station — yay for 93.1 FM! But anyway, at work, this is my steadfast companion, and with all the hours I’ve spent with that photography event, this radio kept my sanity. I’m really tempted to get me one for my house now . . .

Speaking of classical music, I bought ticket to go see the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 and 7 in April. I cannot wait! I’ve always wanted to hear the seventh symphony (my favourite Beethoven’s symphony) performed live, so this is a great opportunity for me. I only wished the tickets weren’t so expensive. Buuuuut, I’m fairly certain that the performance will be worth the price.

The Biker from the Silence of the Lamb

I’ve grown fond of brunch meals. One of my good elementary/high school buddies is back in Seoul, and he’s a foodie like me, so we’ve been meeting up whenever we can, mostly for brunch. We met up in my area, which has a lot of delicious brunch restaurants. Our first “real” brunch (we’d met multiple times before and ended up doing things not very “brunchy”) occurred at Silence of the Lamb. Despite its gruesome name, I enjoyed their brunch. Good quality food and generous portion sizes at a reasonable price. I got the Biker, which comes with eggs, potato wedges, toast, bratwurst, and bacon. YUM.

English breakfast and mimosa from Phillies

Our second brunch adventure occurred at Phillies. I had the English breakfast and mimosa. Their potatoes were great, and so was their home-made sausage patty.

Holiday Waffles with Bacon from Phillies

My third brunch adventure happened at Phillies again. I got their holiday waffles with bacon. The bacon is inside the pumpkin spice waffles. It came with candied walnuts, pears, and Amaretto whipped cream. OM, NOM, NOM. It was a bizarre combination, but it worked and tasted delicious!

Earl Grey Tea and Carrot Cake at Chloris Tea & Coffee

I discovered a tea cafe called Chloris in Sinchon area that serves tea in English style. They use real China cups and teapots, and their interior design does look like something from the Edwardian era. I love this place! I have a place to relax at now when I have to go Severance Hospital nearby, so this is great. There are two branches in Sinchon, and I went to their first one. My first order consisted of Earl Grey tea and carrot cake.

Royal milk tea at Chloris Tea & Coffee

My second order was royal milk tea . . . which also came in a teapot. I wasn’t expecting that to come in a teapot, to be honest, so I was a bit surprised. I loved it, though! The whole concept was just refreshing for me, and I felt so posh and so . . . Edwardian-like despite not even wearing Edwardian fashion, haha! Definitely my new favourite cafe in Seoul!

Thirty-One Gifts

And my last favourites are what I promised to show from last month — my Thirty-One Gifts stash. The first photo is my Zip-Top Organising Utility in Grey Parisian Pop print. That’s my new work bag because it’s big enough for me to stash my shoes, umbrella, planner, and other junk I need at work. I also love that this thing comes with so many pockets. It definitely helps keep me organised!

Thirty-One Gifts

This here is my new overnight bag, the City Weekender in Brown Woodblock Floral print. This is the bag I got in the flash sale — got this baby for $20 as opposed to something that’s $60+! I got this fully intending to take it on my Japan trip. Unfortunately, it didn’t arrive on time. If anything, it came like the day after I came back from Japan ~_~; Still, though, I love how this is so sturdy! Plus, it comes with a longer shoulder strap. Win-win!

Thirty-One Gifts

Lastly, this is the stash I got recently. I got the Zip-Top Organising Utility in Bubble Bloom print, True Beauty Bag in Bubble Bloom print, and the All About the Benjamins in Putty Snake print for my best friend’s birthday this month.

As for me, I got the Handle-It Cosmetic Bag in Black Parisian Pop, Perfect Cents Wallet in Navy Playful Parade print, and Frog Icon Coin Purse. The wallet and the coin purse are a great combo because I can now separate my American and Korean change! Whee! I love the cosmetic bag because it’s easily wipeable, and it’ll be something I’ll take with me when I travel and can put my shampoo, soap, and other stuff.

All in all, I am glad I got all these stuff at an amazing deal, and I do hope my best friend in Guam loves her new stuff, too! And thus ends my post for this monthly link-up. Until the next one!


  1. I hate how busy work can make us!! Congratulations on getting that whole event organized and taken care of!

    It’s so cool when people still use vintage things. And it’s a plus that it works!! I’m sure the performance will be worth the price, and hope you’ll enjoy it when it comes around next month ;).

    The brunch meals look delicious! Anything with bacon is delicious XD. It’s amazing when you see places still serving in China ware. Everything these days are served in styrofoam or plastic cups *__*. Your bag looks cute :D. And it’s a plus that it’s much cheaper ;).

  2. The photography contest sounds like a lot of work! I hope you can relax more now that it’s over :)

    That’s a cool looking radio! I love that it has a vintage look, but it’s actually a modern radio.

    Yum, I love brunch. I think it’s because I normally have a boring breakfast each day, and brunch lets me have breakfast foods that I don’t have time to make, haha. All of those brunch dishes look tasty!

    That’s so cool that the tea cafe uses real China cups and teapots. They look so pretty and cute and probably help set the mood.

    I like the patterns on the bags you got! The frog coin purse is especially cute :D

  3. Good job on the photography contest! :D That’s a lot of work, and I’m sure you did well.

    That radio looks so cool! I just listen to Pandora nowadays for tunes, but I think I’ll take a look at that radio once we have a more permanent living space in a few months.

    It’s great that you get to brunch with your friend. I love going out to brunch! I don’t get to do it very often, but I’m making it a point to do once a week.

    The overnight bag is super cute! :D

  4. I love everything about your favourites list, especially the food! :) I am also fond of brunch food, especially Sunday brunching!

  5. Your brunch looks amazing! & who doesn’t like a good mimosa? :) Now I want to plan some brunches with some friends!

  6. awww beethoven. I remember enjoying beethoven when I practiced my piano. too bad i end up hating it, playing the piano i mean but i’m pretty much alright with watching others play. there’s a bitter taste in my mouth when i remember my pianist days in the old days LOL

    oh my, i love brunch meals! for me, having such brunch meals would be really really special because that’s not how i always have my brunch. the only time i get brunch meals like in your photographs is probably when i stay in hotels :P i’m a huge fan of english breakfast brunch meals. sadly my family doesn’t do that. “we’re asian so we don’t do that!” kind of atmosphere, i suppose :)) sometimes i just buy heinz baked beans and eat it for brunch alongside bread and butter and orange juice lol

    i wish i can have scrambled eggs everyday ugh…and mashed potato… sadly my mom doesn’t know how to make proper mashed potato..and by proper i mean, smooth and creamy :))
    which reminds me, there’s this asian-western fusion restaurant where they serve brunch meals during the weekend and despite going to the restaurant at like, 12 noon, i always order their brunch meals LOL i love it that much.

    afternoon tea places are so fancy! it’s not a huge trend in here but there are some places that are not hotels which serve afternoon teas. the most famous one is TWG Tea Boutique from the S’pore branch and they serve very good egg benedict and a lot of choices for teas *o* i love the feeling of afternoon teas. i just love feeling like a blue blood, fufufu~

  7. Michelle on

    That radio is pretty awesome! I believe my mother’s elderly client can recall the moments she sat with her family and listened to the radio to hear President Roosevelt. Of course this elderly woman is 94 years old. Wow, that’s a life right there.

    Still, that’s cool that it works like a modern device. :D

  8. I love your favorites! I’ve spent so much time studying/working these last months that I’ve neglected the blogs that I usually follow. :( Anyway, I’m glad to see that you’re doing all these cool things. The photography contest seems like it was a lot of work, but that concert is going to be awesome. I’m also going to make it a point to check out Chloris.

  9. Late night blog reading is now making me late night hungry! XD Especially the bacon holiday waffles. I love looking at your food pictures! So drool worthy!

Comments are no longer accepted on this post. However, feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments regarding this post.