Photo Potpourri is a precursor to Recent Realities. Starting in July 2016, all Photo Potpourri posts will be known as Recent Realities.
I’ve recently decided to try VSCO Cam to see what the hype is all about. I’ve grown to like it, and I enjoyed applying the filters to the images I’ve taken. So this whole photo dump post is dedicated to all the photos I’ve taken thus far and have been VSCO Camed XD Enjoy looking at my photos!
One of my recent projects was to compile a “message book” for my super big boss who’s leaving. She’d been here for about thirteen years, and she’s someone everyone in my organisation is going to miss. The “party committee” I’m apart of suggested we get a card for all the employees to sign. I, on the other hand, thought about how ridiculous it’d be to try and get 70+ employees to sign a single card. Someone suggested we get a huge card, but I objected to that idea because it’d get all smushed when folded. Then I remembered my memory book project. Thus came the idea that we get a photo album and index cards, and all of us write, draw, or print our farewell messages on an index card, and compile it together with some photos and whatnot. Then I had a good friend help me decorate the album, and this is what it came to be. Who’d have thought fabric, ribbon, lace, and a tassel could be combined to create a good look? I’d have never come up with something so simple and elegant!
I took my boss to Chloris, and she loved it! We checked out one of the Sinchon branches, and I ended up getting Earl Grey tea and chocolate fudge cake. Yum!
Then I went to the other branch in Sinchon and had some green jasmine tea. I really love Chloris and their concept. I just love how the usage of a real teapot and teacup just gives off an elegant feel to the whole experience!
One of my good friends came to visit, and she told me she wanted some Korean food. So I took her to the little diner in my area that serves mostly Korean “street food”, and we ordered this set that comes with soondae (Korean blood pudding), tteokbokki (spicy rice cake), and tweegim (Korean tempura). This set only cost us 3,500 won (About $3.25 USD).
My friend also brought me some polvoron! They are my favourite cookies from the Philippines! :D I call them “crumbly cookie dough cookies” because that’s what they really tasted like to me when I first tried them. Unfortunately, I can never remember the name “polvoron”. Luckily, when my friend asked me what I wanted her to bring me from the Philippines, she knew what I was talking about when I said, “those cookies”.
I also met up with her briefly for breakfast, and we stopped by Berkeley Coffee Social to get some caffeine and cookies! We both got the macadamia nut latte and their chocolate chip cookies. Oh, em, gee. That latte was so good! First time I’d ever tried macadamia nut latte :D
I bought these cupcakes at Fat Cat in Haebangchon, and they are delish! See, I’m friends with the lady who bakes them, and she’s the baking goddess of all the baking goddesses I know. I don’t know what she magic she does when she bakes, but her cakes are just super scrumptious!
I’ve been recently in the mood to re-watch a bunch of older films, and I realised that I didn’t have Armageddon or Deep Impact, so I ordered those and the Charlie Brown history specials from Amazon. Guess I’m in a movie marathon mood!
And the last photo shows my newest manicure :) French manicures are some of my favourite nail design, but I hadn’t tried this version yet. I like how it looks, but I think I’ll stick to the thinner version.