Review: Siam Thai Restaurant

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Been a while since I had Thai food! So we decided to go visit Siam – a Thai restaurant in Dundrum shopping center

Dundrum shopping center is one of our go-to places when we want to have a “different day” on a weekend. Because it is quite far from where we live, we often stay there for the entire day. We usually go there early in the morning. And then, let our son play in a play cafe inside the shopping center, have lunch, and just roam around the mall while my son takes his nap.

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Review: Create Your Own Perfume Workshop (Airbnb Experiences)

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On our trip to Seoul, we booked a workshop thru Airbnb Eperiences

On our trip to Seoul, I had a friend who came on the same weeks we were there. She was the same friend who visited us last year from Singapore – so I was thrilled we can meet even for just a day while we were there! We had our separate itineraries on most days but planned to do this activity (including my Mom) so we can have a bonding moment together!

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Father’s Day celebration + End of Season Sale!

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This year, we had the End of Season Sale at the same time as Father’s Day!

We recently celebrated Father’s Day. And because the weather was so gloriously good on that day, we decided to spend the entire day outdoors!

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Best Korean Foods to Try in Seoul

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I miss Seoul! And, definitely miss these top Korean foods..

I am definitely feeling the “Seoul hangover” vibe. If only it is easy to book the next plane ticket available to go to Seoul – I’d do that in a heartbeat. And, to be honest, I’d go anywhere to take a mini break these days, too!
Shopping aside, Korean food is one of the things I enjoyed while we were in Seoul. Kimchi is a normal side dish I often stuff my face with, which I have grown to love a lot more during the trip! So, just imagine I have probably tried all sorts of variants (and shapes!) of this famous Korean side-dish.

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Bank Holiday Ireland: Howth weekend!

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We went to Howth during one of Ireland’s Bank Holiday long weekends..

Bank Holiday weekends are here again in Ireland. I think we are down to a couple more before the “holiday draught”. It is actually good to have these short breaks from work, especially if the weather is fantastic, too!

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Pride + Weekend Errands

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The pride parade was on that weekend but I had to go to the city center for some errands..

A couple of weekends ago was gay pride in Dublin. A lot of people consider this a big achievement in Ireland, especially after the State legalized same-sex marriage. It could’ve been because of the country’s Catholic roots. Or, the fact there are still a lot of countries out there where individuals belonging to the LGBTQ community are still fighting for their rights. So for Ireland to officially recognize this right and grant to them – is such a huge milestone for the group!

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Review: Taste of Brazil (Groupon)

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Trying Taste of Brazil’s 5-platter menu for Groupon

Did you ever experience badly craving to go out for a bite but don’t have enough money to spend? That’s me these days. Trying to save some cash for an upcoming trip so as much as possible, I want to be a bit frugal when it comes to spending my money when eating out.
During these times, I often visit Groupon or LivingSocial and get some deals to eat out. I don’t want to keep eating the same food I have inside the house, been indoors during weekdays so itching to go out, too. And I don’t want to stuff myself with fast food the entire time I am trying to be a bit frugal, LOL! So, buying vouchers is the next best thing for me!

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Top things I enjoyed in Seoul!

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I still think about Seoul. So, let me share the best experiences I’ve had while in there!

Our recent trip to Seoul went by so fast – I wish I could easily go back again! Time flies when you’re having fun – as they say, right?
We spent about 2 weeks in Seoul but I still feel as if I haven’t been around much. Probably because we encountered a couple of challenges traveling with a toddler (you can read a related post here) around Seoul. So, we had to change plans sometimes!

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Review: Beef and Lobster

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Beef and Lobster in Dublin was one of the few restaurants open on January 3..so we tried it out!

After the holiday festivities, Dublin city center seems like a ghost town. Some shops and restaurants are not open for business until the second week of January. So, if you are walking around the city center around this time of the year, expect some hot spots to remain closed for business!

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Airbnb: Seoul Edition!

A screencap of Justin's apartment. Photo from Airbnb

So, we used Airbnb again for our Seoul accommodation..

During our last visit to Seoul, we booked an Airbnb accommodation. Well, I may have had a few “bad” experiences with some Airbnb hosts but I can’t scrap off Airbnb altogether. Of course, the accommodation cost is one big factor – especially if traveling in big groups. Apart from that, the convenience of having the amenities as if you are staying in your own home (ie laundry facilities) is another HUGE plus! This is most important if traveling with a toddler for long duration trips.

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