I’ve been such a busy bee but I’m happy to be back! It’s so fitting to share my first vlog here with a Wednesday wisdom quote. I’ve been wanting to do this for quite some time now and although there was a lot for me to personally overcome, I’m happy that I pushed myself to take that step! Self-doubt or listening to other people’s doubts about you really kills more dreams than failure ever will. I’m so lucky to have a great support system, all my family, friends and loved ones are always so supportive. For me, it’s really the self-doubt. Growing up I was super introverted and it was only in my university years when I started to come out of my shy shell. After I graduated, I moved away to live in Seoul and that was one of the best experiences of my life because it pushed me to be comfortable with myself and the next thing you know, I’m now 90% extrovert and 10% introvert! Still, when I thought about making a vlog, there was something that held me back. A year into the pandemic and I finally decided to get over those fears and make time to put together my first vlog. It’s now live on Youtube!
I never doubted that it would take a lot of work, but it took A LOT of work. I loved every bit of it and it was so much fun to make. You know that I’m a very creative person so this is another creative outlet for me, especially during the pandemic. In this vlog, I give a sneak peek of the first home (I’ll do a condo tour soon!) me and my fiancé bought together, food adventures (you know I love my food) as well as ways I have been taking care of myself during these busy times.
Here it is! Take a look and show me some love by leaving a comment to let me know what you think, give it a thumbs up and subscribe. Can’t wait to create the second one. If there’s anything that you want to see more of, let me know. Thank you so much for your support and for checking out my first vlog!
Hope you’ve been staying safe and healthy during this pandemic. Halloween is always such a fun time of the year and although this year was very different we made sure we went the extra mile to have fun with it. We usually don’t put up the decorations at the beginning of the month but thought why not start the celebrations earlier this year. We’ve both been spending so much time at home working and socially distancing so it was nice to enjoy the decor throughout the month.
When the pandemic hit, we started planning more elaborate date nights that turned into monthly parties. It’s quite a bit of planning so we would alternate months to give time for planning and execution. The fiancé had October which worked out perfectly because it’s also my birthday month. He did such an amazing job planning out all of the details of the party, everything from food, drinks, decor, lighting and even our costumes.
Most of the decor were from Dollarama and they really transformed the space. Out of them all, I especially love the wall bats and spiders. They were such a great price and came with so many in a pack! The Philips Hue lights (Philips Hue Go Bluetooth & A19 Smart Bluetooth LED Light Bulb) gave such a cool shadow effect. Those lights are so great when setting the tone and mood of the space and can be changed to any colour. Once we turned it to the purply tone it instantly gave a spooky vibe. We live in a 1 + den condo and we did quite a lot to the place as you can tell. We try to utilize the wall space, light fixtures, our bar cart and the doors.
Who doesn’t love a good crossbody bag? Friday by JW Pei has been creepin’ up on my Instagram for a few months and I finally went ahead and ordered a few items to see if the quality lived up to how the bags looked in pictures.
Friday by JW Pei is a sister brand of JW Pei and they offer vegan leather bags incorporating recycled plastic with sustainability in mind.
The first bag that caught my eye is their Camera Bag, which is, unfortunately, all sold out. Not sure if they’re bringing it back but I’ve always wanted a camera bag, just haven’t found one that fits both the price and look that I want until this. I love that this one has a pretty chevron stitching pattern. When I got it in the mail and tested out the bag, the zipper ran very smooth. The strap is detachable and adjustable in length which makes it very versatile. I also added the tassel ornament to the order so that it can add a bit more personality to the bag.