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12.10.2015

The Perks of Online Shopping.

The Internet has totally revolutionized the way that we perform so many daily tasks. One of these tasks is buying clothes. Not so long ago, shopping for clothes meant a trip to the store and going into changing rooms to try on the various articles of clothing you were thinking about buying. Things certainly have changed in a big way. Nowadays, every type of clothing imaginable is available online. It does not matter how obscure the clothing you are looking for is. You are sure to find it somewhere if you look long enough. Here are a few of the main reasons why shopping for clothing online has become so immensely popular.
Mr. Shopaholic.
1. There are no lines.
The speed of shopping online for clothing is one of its most appealing features. Many people want to avoid shopping at malls and other busy stores during the holidays because of the enormous crowds. As you might imagine, waiting in line endlessly to check out can become very frustrating. Shopping online allows you to relax and browse various items from the comfort of your own home. Also, there is the sanitary issue. Being in large crowds when you are shopping can expose you to many germs that can make you sick. You do not need to worry about that if you shop from home.

2. Convenience.
You can shop any time of the day or night if you decide to do all of your shopping online. The Internet never closes for business. This means that if you suddenly get the urge to do some shopping for clothes at three in the morning, you will be able to do it. Being able to conform your own schedule to your shopping activities makes life so much simpler for millions of people who are unable to get to the stores during the day. You can buy some sarees online if you visit Craftsvilla.

3. Deals are plentiful.
There seems to be more deals online these days than there are at the actual stores. Knowing the right places to do your shopping is very important in the online world. There are many stores that offer sales regularly. There are also special sites where you can pick up coupon codes for some of the most popular online clothing sites. In many cases, the deals will only be offered online. The company's real stores will not be included for some reason.


12.05.2015

Seoul Searching | My Winter Travel Essentials.

Two more weeks and we're finally flying to Korea! Hooray!

To say that I am excited would be an understatement. I'm super psyched for this trip that I actually spent a good part of the day taking out luggage bags from the storage, sorting clothes, preparing the stuff that we need to bring, and listing down the items that I still need to buy. If I were more OC than this, I would have actually started packing a month ago. Haha!

Now as we all know, it's already winter in Korea and temperature has dropped to as low as 4 degrees Celsius. It has also snowed twice since winter started, with last Wednesday's snowfall heavier than the first. And while I am very eager to see, feel, and experience snow for the first time in my life, I'm also a tad worried because of my (and my son's) asthma. Hence, I've listed down our winter travel essentials - stuff that we're bringing (and/or buying) to brave the harsh Korean winter.

1) Thermals.
Otherwise known as thermal undershirts/underpants, these are pieces of clothing that are designed in such a way to help retain body heat.
Thermals for the little man.
Heattech by Uniqlo.
2) Coats, Jackets, Scarves, and Beanies.
They say the key to keeping yourself warm and toasty in the dead of winter is to layer clothes effectively. Coats, jackets, and scarves are key items in layering. Beanies, ear muffs, and gloves are options, too.
Keeping it warm!
3) Boots.
Because winter means boots, I'm trading my good old Onitsuka Tigers (for the meantime) for this pair of Dorothy Perkins ankle boots that I have not worn in a long, long time.
Winter = boots.
4) Hotpacks.
Perhaps you've seen these in Kdramas - those small sachets that give off warmth and are usually stuffed inside pockets. I bet I'll be buying a handful of these during our stay in Korea.
Photo credit: GrrlTraveler.
5) Medical Supplies.
Whether it's an overnight stay at the beach or a week-long trip to somewhere, I always make sure we have our medical supplies in tow. That includes our good ol' nebulizer and Duavent nebules (as prescribed by my son's pediatrician), Alnix Plus for my son's colds and allergies, and Ceelin Plus for his daily dose of Vitamin C. Also included in our stash are medicines for fever, cough, and upset stomach, pain killers, and my Salbutamol inhaler.
Some of our medical essentials from Unilab.
I guess I've got all my bases covered with this list. Hopefully, my son and I will be able to survive the unfamiliar season that is winter and have a blast while we're at it.

Do you wanna build a snowman? I do. :)

12.04.2015

Being Prepared for the Unexpected with Children.

As many full-time moms around the country can attest, there is never a dull moment with children. One of the keys that veterans subscribe to is being prepared at all times. Of course, that is easier said than done. Fortunately, there are helpful tips that can enable moms to be prepared when the unexpected occurs.
Yue's first trip abroad - Hongkong, 2013.
Backup Bag Ready
Whether it is time to go shopping at a local store or visiting the grandparents who live a few hours away, a handy item to remember is to have a backup bag ready to go. A backup bag is ideal for those times when plans change or something is forgotten. A backup bag can hold those important items that are necessary. Consider having a jar of food for an infant. Toddlers can appreciate snacks and meals in plastic container. Bottles of water, formula and other beverage options can prove to be helpful when little ones get thirsty. A backup bag can contain diapers, wipes and even a small mat where a baby can be laid for changing time. Burp cloths, bibs, a few books, plastic spoons and so many other types of useful items can be ideal when something is forgotten. A stop at a grocery store or a meal at a restaurant may be in order, and a backup bag gives moms the flexibility that is necessary.

Insurance Cards Ready
No mother likes the thought that her baby, whether he or she is one month or 17 years old, needs to visit the emergency room. Although it is not a guarantee that such a trip will happen, moms need to be prepared. Make sure that a copy of an insurance card is conveniently located within a purse. A father can have an insurance card copy within his wallet. It may sound obvious, but many people do not keep vital information with them. If going out of town for a few days without the children, make sure that their hosts have the information that is necessary. Therefore, moms can be ready to take their children to an emergency room Houston residents trust in or another facility in the United States.

Being ready and prepared for unexpected events is certainly important in life. When moms have what they need, they can make great decisions and not get anxious. They are ready to face what may come.


12.03.2015

Style Tips to Keep Him Looking Sharp.

Keeping a man looking sharp is an important task for that special woman in a man's life. A man who looks sharp has a special confidence about him that is not easy to replicate. There are some helpful tips to remember in order to keep him stylish.
Choi Siwon looking dapper, as always.

Consider Grooming Products
A good starting point for a man is to consider the type of grooming products that he uses. Whether an individual goes with a razor blade or an electric one for daily use, it is important to have quality products. Inexpensive products tend to be cheap and of poor quality. When it is time to cut or trim facial hair, the result of inexpensive products can have disastrous results. Therefore, invest in quality products that do a fantastic job. Although there is a price for excellence, the cost can certainly be worth it.

Consider Work Attire
The workplace is a very important location for a man to stand out. His skills, education and other factors can enable him to get results on a specific project. While he may look well groomed, remember that his work attire is something that cannot be overlooked. People notice when a man dresses to impress. It is certainly worthwhile to invest in quality clothing that is ideal for that certain presentation or a board meeting. There are plenty of custom dress shirts for men that will fit his body type and style. The right tie and suit can do wonders for a man who is ready to take on the world especially when combined with a pair of leather suspenders from JJ Suspenders.

Consider Personal Scents
One of the best ways that a man can separate himself from the competition is to have a personal scent that is amazing. What a number of people do not know is that cologne smells differently when it is applied on various men. Therefore, it is vital for a man to try on various scents in order to discover which one would match him best. Visiting a fragrance store is a good starting point. Look at a variety of scents before determining which one or ones work best with him. It does take time to find the right grooming products, work attire and personal scents that match him best. Remember that the efforts to make him stand out are certainly worth it. A man can stay sharp whether he is out or at home.