CIRCUITS OF FEVER

Photolog 2018: Day 143 of 365

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Chelsea's mom bought me some freshly baked cheese bread today. So I made grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner. Because you know, I had to make the cheese bread cheesier. (And pairing it with a sriracha ketchup dipping sauce was pretty much the best idea I ever had.)

Photolog 2018: Day 142 of 365

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Got my new BT21 goodies in the mail today from South Korea (my go-to authentic BT21 seller just started an IG page to order from that is a bit cheaper than his eBay shop), including four new iPhone 7 Plus cases and two figure key rings. I'm not really justifying these purchases — they were just too cute to resist. Can you tell who my favourite characters are? (Coincidentally, they are also the characters of my two biases in BTS.)

Photolog 2018: Day 141 of 365

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Monday, May 21, 2018

I was craving hoedeopbap after watching this vlog last night, so Ronsee, Chelsea, and I went to Mi-Ne Sushi for dinner, and we all ended up ordering the same thing. The version at Mi-Ne is really tasty, very fresh, and incredibly satisfying, but it is also the fanciest, most bougie-looking variation of the dish I have ever seen. Will definitely order again.

Makeup and Beauty Blog: Monday Poll, Vol. 525

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This week's Monday Poll:
  1. Are you OK today? Yep! It's been a good day, actually. It's Victoria Day long weekend, so I had today off. I'm riding on the high of BTS' performance of "Fake Love" and their Top Social Artist win at the BBMAs last night (I was watching fancam videos of the performance until like, 4:00am, so good thing I got to sleep in today). The weather was beautiful, mostly sunny with a high of 22°C, so I met up with my friends Ronsee and Val on Main Street Unionville, got some drinks at Starbucks (they finally brought the Strawberry Acai Refresher to Canada) and walked around for a couple hours (yes, I actually spent time outside!). And then Ronsee and I met up with Chelsea for dinner at Mi-Ne Sushi 'cause I was craving hoedeopbap.

  2. A family member you wish you could hang out with this week? I don't really ever feel the need to hang out with family members, but maybe my brother? We had dinner with him last week when he was in town but we only really spent a couple hours together and didn't really get to catch up.

  3. Dramatic or subtle? In life, subtle. In makeup, dramatic eyes, subtle lips.

  4. Something you're currently working on? Getting more sleep on a regular basis.

  5. What liner are you wearing? MAC Boot Black Liquid Eyeliner.

Sunday Video Love: Fake Love at the BBMAs

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Sunday, May 20, 2018



They killed this performance. The choreography is so, so good. (Along with the official taping, I've included two awesome fancam videos of the performance which capture the full choreography with excellent clarity. Because obviously the camera crew at Billboard does not know how to fucking film a performance.) I cannot wait to see this on their tour.

BTS at the Billboard Music Awards

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Just watched BTS win the Top Social Artist award at the BBMAs. I am so proud of my babies.

Photolog 2018: Day 140 of 365

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In preparation to watch the Billboard Music Awards tonight, I had to get a few snacks at Foody Mart.

Photolog 2018: Day 139 of 365

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Went to visit Vaughan Mills and had to pick up a box of macarons from Ela's before leaving. My selection, two of each: Salted Caramel, Tiramisu, Cappuccino, Dulce de Leche, Lemon Cake, and Pistachio. They're no Ladurée, but they never disappoint.

Saturday Nine: Last Night a DJ Saved My Life! (1982)

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This week's Saturday Nine:

You can hear this week's song here.
  1. This song is about a girl who is heartbroken about a boy who won't take her calls. Do you screen your calls, deciding to let some go to voicemail? Or do you pick up whenever you possibly can? (We're referring to calls from people you know.) I generally pick up when I can, but it mostly depends on what I'm doing at the moment of the call. If I'm at work and see my phone light up, I never pick up. Or if I'm watching something that I really want to pay attention to, I also don't pick up. But I'm good about returning calls. That having been said, most people text me these days rather than call.

  2. When she was feeling her lowest, she heard a song on the radio that lifted her spirits. What's the last thing you heard on the radio? I don't listen to the radio. But I'm currently listening to BTS' "Paradise" on iTunes. (I've been playing Love Yourself: Tear on repeat since it came out on Friday. Obviously.)

  3. This song includes the sound of squeaky wheels, indicating a sudden stop and perhaps a near-miss. Tell us about your most recent traffic mishap. I did cut someone off on the highway out of spite a few days ago, but nothing else to report, really.

  4. "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life!" is featured in the 2002 video game, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. Do you spend much time on video games? Not recently, but there is the odd occasion where I'll play The Sims 4 for like, 12 consecutive hours. 'Cause if I'm gonna game, I'm gonna game hard.

  5. This week's featured artist, Indeep, was a trio. We've had many groups, some duos and tons of solo artists on Saturday 9, but not many trios. Can you name another popular trio? Nirvana, Paramore, CHVRCHES, Blink-182, Green Day, Beastie Boys, Muse, TLC, Destiny's Child, Hanson...

  6. The last time Indeep performed together was in 1997, at a New Year's Eve show in Paris for French TV. Have you celebrated a holiday in another land? When I was 8, we were in Hong Kong for New Year's.

  7. Britain's Royal Family is in the news this weekend, with attention centered on the nuptials. The Royals made news in 1982, as well. When this song was popular, Michael Fagan gained momentary fame by breaking into Buckingham Palace. He found The Royal Bedroom, where he came face-to-face with the Queen. He reports that Queen Elizabeth sleeps in a nightie that "reached down to her knees." What did you wear to bed last night? A pair of Uniqlo drape pants and my BT21 Tata & Mang tee.

  8. In 1982, you could buy a loaf of white bread for 50¢. Today, the national average price for that loaf of bread is more than $2.50. When you go grocery shopping, do you comparison shop and make purchases at more than one store? Or do you prefer one-stop shopping? It's usually one-stop shopping unless I'm looking for something specific. For example, if Foody Mart doesn't have the specific Asian snack I'm looking for, I'll head over to T&T.

  9. Random question: What's the first famous quote that comes to your mind? "We accept the love we think we deserve." (From The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.)

Photolog 2018: Day 138 of 365

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Friday, May 18, 2018

My friend Amanda brought me and Viv to the small, family-owned Desserts Plus for some authentic Italian food as a change since we are always taking her to Asian restaurants. I, too, am baffled by the name of the place, since desserts aren't really their main focus, but I digress. As Amanda put so bluntly, "The service is shit and the wait is long, but the food is fucking good." We ordered the Laziale pizza (hot sausage, hot soppressata, mushrooms, and hot peppers) to share as an app, and then I had the Gnocchi Piemontese with ground beef sauce as my main and the homemade tiramisu for dessert. I'm not gonna go into detail, but I only wish that I had a bigger stomach so I could've eaten more. The food is fresh and flavourful, the portions are big, the prices are reasonable, and you will be leaving with a doggy bag. If you want delicious, homemade Italian cooking made with pride, this is a must-visit.

Friday Five: How About a Knuckle Sandwich?

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This week's Friday Five:
  1. When did you last punch someone? I think I was 10? I punched my brother because he laid down on my bed in his dirty clothes when I specifically told him not to. Aside from that, I'm sure I've accidentally punched someone in a mosh pit before.

  2. How many of those frequent (whatever) stampcards/punchcards do you have, and which are you most likely to fill and redeem? I don't keep any of them anymore because I never go to any of these places frequently enough to redeem anything.

  3. When have you had a really good fruit punch? Wow, I can't remember the last time I had fruit punch. Does the strawberry Fruitopia at McDonald's count? Either way, I wouldn't consider it "really good," so I guess it's a moot point.

  4. What are your thoughts on boxing? I've heard it's a good workout.

  5. When do you usually punch in and punch out? I haven't punched in and out for work since becoming salaried last year. But despite working 40 hours a week, I don't have the same work hours everyday, so I don't have a "usual" start and finish time, anyway.

Fake Love

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It is currently 5:06am. I have stayed up for the sole purpose of watching this video upon its release six minutes ago (Eastern Standard Time). My mind has not processed the actual storyline of the video yet and what any of it means and how it relates to the Bangtan Universe (this will require several more replays), but the song, the choreography, the visuals, and the entire production itself is fucking stunning. And, yes, I did notice that Jungkook reveals his abs for the first time ever in an official capacity in this video (my Jungkook biased self has happily died). I have waited months for this and it did not disappoint. I will probably watch this another 18 times today, but for now, excuse me while I go pass out.

Photolog 2018: Day 137 of 365

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

I was at the beauty department at T&T to pick up a new jar of Innisfree Green Tea Seed Cream when I came upon these Mediheal x BTS sheet mask sets on special for $29.99. These masks are consistently sold out on their official website and I've seen them on eBay for $50+, so I was surprised to see them at the beauty section of a supermarket. Nevertheless, I got myself the set for oily/combo skin because BTS can pretty much sell me anything (also because Mediheal makes really good sheet masks). And they come with a pack of photo cards (two of each member!), which is really a delightful bonus.

Photolog 2018: Day 136 of 365

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Went with my friend Ronsee for meat skewers at Charcoal Grill Legend. I do think Chat Bar is superior in quality, flavour, and ambience, but there's no line-up here and sometimes that's all that matters when you're hungry.