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Eating healthy in Korea??

Tomorrow will mark 1 week that we have been here in Korea. Another week and a half to go before we have to leave all the delicious food and glorious weather!

But that’s just the problem… there’s too much delicious food! My brothers wedding is 2 weeks (!) after we get back to Malaysia. After all the effort I have put in to eat healthy and exercise, I really don’t want to go and blow it all now. 

If you have been to korea, you will know the perils of dieting. To explain, let me tell you how the restaurants work here. They all specialise in a certain dish. For example, one might sell BBQ beef. But then that is pretty much all they sell. So you either eat the beef or go hungry! There’s never a nice Caesar salad or grilled chicken on the menu. So unless you are eating at home all the time, I would say it is almost impossible to eat healthily! So rather than eating clean, I’m just trying to eat less. Let’s see how that goes. 

I did go for a run this morning though. And a hike this afternoon. And exercising here is much more interesting. There are rivers and streams which almost always have a running track beside them. Nice scenery, great weather! Ahhh… So I’m hoping the Active minutes are balancing out the food I’m eating. (That’s what I keep telling myself anyway!)

To be honest, though, korean food is not all that unhealthy. Of course, they have their car share of fries and sugary foods. But when it comes to dinner time, meals are often well balanced. 

This evening we ate dakgalbi, which consists of spicy chicken mixed with cabbage, sweet potato, onions, rice cakes and a sauce. This is all I cooked in a wide shallow pot. Then a bit of rice is mixed in at the end to soak up all the juice. I know for a fact that this is way healthier than burger and chips! 

Eat less. Exercise more. That’s what I’m trying!

View from the top of today’s hike!

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Going to Korea!

It is currently Sunday night and we are already taking the first steps in getting ready for our imminent korea trip to see Milly’s Korean grandparents and family!

I bought my korean SIM card online yesterday, which I need to pick up when I arrive at Incheon airport. We also just chose an Airbnb for the short vacation we will take with hubby’s parents to Chuncheon. And now, lay in bed, I’m supposed to be making a list of things I need to buy and then a list of things I need to pack. I find it’s always good to have lists then you don’t over do it. And also, you can add to the list when you suddenly remember something. So that’s what I’m going to do. 

If you haven’t heard, me and Milly are going a few days before daddy, then he will follow us later on due to work schedules. So we are just taking the stroller, a backpack and my diaper bag (daddy can bring all the heavy things later!) Because off this, I need to be very careful in what I pack so that I’m not lugging around a ton of weight on my back. 

I have absolutely no experience of flying alone with Milly, but I am quite excited to accept the challenge. I have been googling tips from other mummies and the main thing that they almost all advise is ‘arrive early and take your time’. So I’m planning on sticking to that. Do everything slowly and don’t get stressed. 

I’m also wondering about filming. Will I really be able to film everything when I have a 19-month-old to look after. Hmm… we will see. I’ll try my best. 

As for now, I need to get started on that list then get a good nights sleep before my last day at work tomorrow before the holiday. 

Night night (as Milly would say) ☺️

Milly's Days out

Immunisation Day

I always wake up with a heavy heart on immunisation days. I hate to see Milly being poked and prodded by someone other than me! But we allow her to go through it in hopes that it will keep her safe from nasty diseases in the future. Especially when living in this tropical climate, we want to do anything we can to protect our health as there are definitely more things you can catch in this hot and humid weather!


This is us currently sat in the waiting room. Milly has decided it would be a good chance for a nap. I bet she thinks if she is asleep, I won’t take her in to see the doctor haha. If only! 

Milly would normally take any injection like a champ! We usually see about 2 minutes of crying followed by her completely forgetting about it and acting normal again. It is really amazing how little she cries! Let’s see if it’s the same for today…

We are done! Not even 1 tear! She is a superstar! Even the doctor and nurse were surprised at how well she took it! The doctor is really good. You can tell she has kids of her own. The office is really colourful. There’s a play corner and tons of toys and teddies! 

This is just a few minutes after we came out of the office. She was off to play with the other kids there and completely forgot what just happened. I’m so happy! 

I remember the first time she had an injection. I had tears rolling down my cheeks, feeling so sorry for my little princess. But she seems to just be used to it now! πŸ˜‚πŸ‘πŸΌ

Here’s hoping we will have good health and no problems till the next check up! 

Hello up there!

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Waking Up… yawn!

Daddy leaves for work at about 7:15am. He has offered in the past to slip out the door in silence but I much prefer him to wake me up and say goodbye. So, normally, I’m awake. On the very rare occasion that I’m absolutely shattered, I may drift back off to sleep. But if you’re waiting for me to explain all the many things I get done early in the morning then you are about to be very much disappointed. I was not a morning person before I had a baby, and despite my best efforts, I can’t seem to change that. I basically just lay there for a while. Milly sleeps in our room so I check on her and make sure she is still asleep. Then it’s back to the bed or the sofa, a few flicks through Instagram, a scroll down the news, maybe check my emails. 

And then, on a good day, sleeping beauty will wake up around 8:30. (Yes, that’s a whole hour of me laying on the bed.. don’t judge!) She gets herself off the bed, pulls open the door and staggers out in to the living room, still slightly confused as to what is happening. She then looks around, and after spotting me, the first thing she wants is a long squeezy cuddle. Every day. I love it! During this cuddle, she seems to slowly wake up to the world around her, realising that she is wasting precious playing time, and signals for me to put her down! Ah well, it was good while it lasted. 

So starts the day! Good morning world!

Cuddles!