An Anxious Student in a Foreign Country

by Kuma

Hallo, pals! Miss us much?

While Peach is busy being a Korean diva and working her butt off at the Korean Centre, I travelled to Singapore for my studies. (Yes, more studies, MOARย  ๐Ÿ˜ˆ)

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First impression: Absolute bliss. First few days I was like a tourist, I spent my time hopping on and off the bus, and familiarising myself with the super efficient SMRT system. I ate out a lot, finally paid a visit to DAISO (oh Daiso! the land where everything is $2), bought weather-friendly clothes (MUJI and COTTON ON โค ), and did the usual touristy attractions. I was blown away by the convenience of living in this tiny country. Again, these were onlyย the first few days, what was referred to as the “Honeymoon Period” inย a talk at my University. When everything is glorious, attractive, and you’re basically a sport and willing toย accept aย new place as your own for the next year or so.

~One Week Later

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TheCloset Features: The Nature’s Co. Beautywish Subscription Box!

by Peach and Kuma
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Hello to our lovely readers!

We took the liberty to collaborate with The Nature’s Co, a completely vegan brand of cosmetics and skin care products, to bring to you an exclusive sneak peak into their monthly subscription box!

What we like about the Natures Co. products is that they are made with all natural plant based ingredients. Not only are these products free of chemicals and animal by-products, they were made without harming any animals! Score!
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The Plebeian Guide to Living Life- Tip #5 โ˜•โ˜•

by Kuma

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So, as a young girl, whenever I went out to dinner with the family, my parents always ordered soup in the following manner:

“One sweetcorn/ burnt garlic/ tomato soup, and please divide it into two.”ย 

For them, the reason was that the quantity had beenย unreal and too much for one person, but I noticed something else. The “into two” came out to be two full bowls of soup! Which was then devouredย by sixย people, of course. ^_^

From this experience, Peach and I have vowed to never order two separate dishes/ beverages/ appetizers whenever we go out to eat! Plebs need to bank on every opportunity they can get, after all!

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Make Your Own: Personalised Budget Gifts! ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ‰

By Peach
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Birthdays, holidays and celebrations; what makes them extra special is an adorable little gift, all wrapped up, ready to tear into! But store-bought gifts are a surefire way to make a dent in your bank account! So why not make your own?

The best thing about hand-made gifts is that they are customisable. You can cater to your gift-receiver’s sensibilities by adding a personal touch to your gifts, it is sure to win them over, and ensure that your bank account remains intact!

I bring to you, three personalised gifts that I made for my dear pal, Kuma’s birthday!
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Come Snot or Tear: Top Korean Movies That Will Make You Cry!

by Kuma

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There have been times in our lives, when we were distraught – bawling our eyes out, snot covering our faces, and a soaking pillow- all this not because of a distressful life event, but something a bit more important, i.e., a sad, morbid, morose, excruciatingly painful film.

I cry at the slightest displayย of emotion, therefore, watching sad movies is sort of dangerous for my system. But nonetheless, Peach and I can’t exist without ’em!

So, get your pajamas all ready, pillows all mussed and squeezed within an inch of their lives, because the following list of Korean movies is your ticket to the Teardom of Pain! *Dun Dun Dunnn*

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Top 5 Coming of Age Anime!

By Peach

Anime is an integral part of my childhood, and my fallback through awkward puberty and teenage angst! Coming of age anime is a must if you want to reminisce about childhood days, and if you’re still in those days, then there’s much to be learned from them!

So I bring to you, my list of Top 5 coming of age anime!

Now we’ve all been acquainted with Naruto, Bleach, Death Note, One Piece and the like. So I’m choosing to overlook these illustrious gems!

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Sweater Weather Tag! โ„ โ„ โ„

by Peach and Kuma

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Thank you so much to Bapalaya, for tagging us to do the Sweater Weather tag!

Even though we won’t be facing Sweater Weather for quite a while, doing this tag was a respite from our current deadly heat, and we had a lot of fun dreaming about cardigans scarfs and boots!

The rules of this tag are as follows:
Answer the Sweater Weather questions, and tag 10 bloggers to do the same! Easy!

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Make Your Own: Matcha Chia Popsicles!

by Peach and Kuma

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We can all agree that Ice-cream is the perfect treat to beat the heat! Our Matcha Chia Popsicles will bring an authentic Asian flavour to your palate!

Chia seeds are super rich in fibre and keep you feeling full for a long time! They also act as a thickening agent in this recipe, so you can keep the heavy cream back in the fridge!

Matcha is a great substitute for coffee, and we all know how that shit goes down!

The highlight of this recipe is that it’s super healthy! It can be made vegan and gluten free!

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Make Your Own: Mint Chocolate Blocs! โฃ

by Kuma

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Two words, Mint and Chocolate. Just put those two together and I’m happy to sign off my assets (my bookshelf) over to the next person.

Mint lovers, like Peach and I, would not be disappointed once I’m done with my recipe for today, i.e.ย Mint Chocolate Blocs!

These blocs are gooey, melty, chocolate chunks, with a powerful hit of mint to your senses! What more could you ask for! ย โœฟย โœฟ

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The Plebeian Guide to Living Life- Tip #4

by Peach
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Do you need a storage solution to your behemoth pile of nail polishes? The answer lies in chocolates, my friend. Ferrero Rocher chocolates, to be exact!

If you’re wondering what on earth those two could have in common, have you ever laid your eyes on the boxes these delicious treats come in, before scarfing them down your face? They are adorable little plastic boxes that are just the right size to store your nail polishes in!

If only food was always the answer. ^_^

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