With Raisa and Eirene no longer hosting My Favourite Things, I decided to continue with my own monthly favourites post. Starting this month, this new column will be called TC’s Treasures because I’m fond of alliterations, haha! Like My Favourite Things, I’ll be showcasing things I’ve been loving lately. This month’s a hodgepodge. My favourites run from apps to beauty product to video game to food. See my favourites for this month and I’ll be back next month for more TC’s Treasures!
Sticky Study: Kana
When I blogged about re-learning Japanese, Sydney and I started talking about our learning experiences. She shared with me an app she highly recommended to help her memorise Hiragana and Katakana, and that led me to buying Sticky Study: Kana. This app has really helped me memorise Hiragana (haven’t started Katakana). Not only does it have the correct stroke order and allows me to “write” them on the screen, but it randomises the cards, so the Hiragana’s been sticking with me a lot easier than my past study methods. I’m really glad Sydney recommended this app to me!
Son & Park Beauty Water
I’d been on a hunt for this product. I read somewhere that Olive Young sells it, but I’d been to three different Olive Young and not seen it. I finally found it in an Olive Young in Songtan of all places, and I managed to get a deal on it! This set came with a regular-sized bottle and a travel-sized one for 22,000 won — normally priced at 25,000 won. Yay for discount! This is a cleansing water that also tones and exfoliates your skin, and I am really loving this product. It leaves my face clean and smooth, and even my friend who was with me was so impressed by the product capability that she bought a box, too, and loves it as well!
Remember how I mentioned that I booked a trip to Hakodate next April? Well, this game is the reason for my interest in Hakodate. This a historical fiction game about the Shinsengumi, who were primarily based in Kyoto, but the Boshin War that the Shinsengumi fought in had them in Hakodate as well. This was all featured in the game, and I found myself wanting to re-play this game for like the millionth time. I absolutely adore this otome visual novel, and I love all of its historical elements. Oh, and I will not lie — the bishounens are hawt. I know I should be playing all these other games on my backlog, but Hakuouki is one of those games that is a guilty pleasure.
Apple Galette and Pumpkin Spice Latte
Last, but not least, I am loving this one bistro in my area! They recently started selling seasonal baked goods and drinks for autumn, and I’m in love with their apple galette and their home-made pumpkin spice latte! Korean Starbucks do not sell pumpkin spice latte, so this is something that I’ve not had the pleasure of experiencing. I’ve tried the Keurig pumpkin spice coffee, but thanks to this place, I’ve tried it in a latte form, and it’s absolutely delicious! I cannot compare it to Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte, but this leaves me super satisfied that I wished it were available all year round!
Have you tried of my listed favourites? Would you ever visit somewhere because of something you’ve read, watched, or played? Are you a pumpkin spice fan? What is your favourite autumn treat? Let me know in the comments!