Friday, May 18, 2012


I decided to help my girlfriend distress a pair of her  skinny jeans- turned shorts. She had them professionally hemmed previously as well. There are many many different ways to distress your jeans ie. cheese grater, sandpaper, scissors.. etc.There are a lot of different methods but I found this way to be the easiest :P It was my first time attempting this but it was actually quite easy.

What you will need:
1) Scissors
2) Tweezers

              Realized I needed to take a "before" photo, AFTER I already made two slits.
          1) Make two parallel incisions where you'd like your rips to be
2) There are treads running horizontally and vertically so you want to just fray the bottom edges by tugging on it, and once you can grasp the vertical thread you.. pull!
3) After a short while, you will start to see the horizontal threads clearly. You can continue to pull on the vertical threads from the bottom but I noticed for medium to big sized rips, pulling around the middle of the rip ( as shown in photo) is easier to remove the vertical thread. For smaller rips it's easier to grasp the edges (step 2) 
 4) Upon finishing, you will notice the top and bottom edges looking too "clean" so just simply pull on the edges to make them frayed! 
Now you can just repeat and add as much or ass little rips as you'd like!
I figured the bottom hem didn't match the rest of the distressed shorts so I just unstitched and cut off the hem!  and used a scissor to fray the bottoms out by going against the grain in a sweeping motion with scissors slightly open until you get your desired look. Also, once these have been washed, you will get a much prettier result!
The end !
I suppose you would need cleaning roller. LOL. such a mess.
Yam fries (my favv) ribs & shrimp! @ Marine Pub 
Sweater- Korea, Shoes- Franco Sarto, Pants- J Brand Mocha jeggings
Yesterday I dropped by Urban Outfitters and tried on a hat.. haha $9.99 although I didn't buy.
Purchased this T-Fal garment steamer at The Bay! They were having a sale on steamers until today! It was on sale $139.99 & 20 % off. It was between this or the Rowenta which reg price was about 180? From what I remember the differences were, Rowenta had extension to reach curtains, retraction cord, several accessories ie lint remover head, and 50W more than T-fal. I didn't think I needed such a fancy steamer so I opted out - going to check out Costco perhaps n few other places as well! but so far seems pretty good? Haven't used any other steamers before so I can't compare from experience!!
Also! wanted to mention I got eyelash extensions while in Korea! It was my first time having them done but....... I LOVE IT! lol, great confidence booster too. heheh def. going to have them done here in Vancouver when it's time!  ;)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Can't sleep.

Ah, it appears I still have jet lag. Not sure if it's just because I've been "sort" of busy, or because I just can't adjust- normally I'm good with that. Either way, 4:45 AM I'm browsing online. Getting hungrier by the minute hehe. Why is it that at night just when you shouldn't eat, you think of all the foods you can eat the next day? and............ get giddy.Well it's morning now but If I haven't slept yet I still call it night :P   La la. Anyway, here's a few cutesy things I'd bought from Korea,

Panda & Bee - hand lotion from Etude and the Russian doll- blush stick from The Face Shop
My new cellphone case! Don't worry the fluffy heart I detach, as it serves a better purpose
 Acts as a stand!
Ear jack accessory for cellphones

That's it for now .good morning night.. Time for bed... 5:48AM.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Korea Pt.4

Final Chapter
Somewhere along the road ..
Bunch of upside down pensions!
Peace Observatory -From here, you can see North Korean people living on the other side of the border
               Peeking into N. Korea
Korea is known for their unique/cute cafes, resturants & shops, last year I'd seen Hello Kitty cafe, everything from the seats, to your latte were all Hello Kitty themed!  
                       J's Recipe Resturant
Just outside where we ate, location where the korean variety show " Running Man" once filmed lol

Time goes by so fast while you are on vacation! Just when I was about to get used to the subway system & the culture difference .. time to go home! Sad to leave, but the thought of being in my own house !!!!! Nothin' like your own bed :) It's interesting how open and willing you are to spend money when you are on vacay! lol this time I made sure I made smarter purchases. Was able to see family, shop, tour around............and have fun!! .

                            Next trip. L.A and NEW YORK!!

Korea pt.3

JE JU ISLAND!              

             Beautiful palm trees to greet me. Felt like L.A! 
      TREND ALERT! : Older ladies with colorful hiking gear from head to toe. Holla at yo mamma! hahah
Shades of blue, how I love you.

Genghis Khan show- worth watching!  
Underwater adventure- this is the little transfer boat that took us to the submarine...waste of $$!!
Inside the submarine. Saw about 3 types of fishes? The handler had to lure them near with food.. my mom told our driver to not bring future tourists there. ahahaha
Elephant show
Glass World- Korea's #1 Glass Theme Park
Glass arts exhibition that has over 250 glass artworks from all around the world on display
Looking through the glass telescope!
Soinguk Miniature Theme Park- Models of famous architecture all over the world!
. Went horse riding! Apparently they are famous horses! as they've appeared in Korean dramas
Love Land
Outside the Botanical Garden
Inside the pension we were staying at, forgot to take photos of downstairs!
&& we stopped by the Je Ju mysterious road! Despite the road appearing uphill, the car still moves as if the road is going downwards! optical illusion. be sure to check it if you go :) Also stopped by Hallasan,  Folklore museum n much more. Beautiful Island . Je Ju

And yes, if you've noticed in pictures I got a perm! Loving it, but not so much my bangs until it grows out i'll be pinning them back!