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Black Cat appreciation day!

August 17th marks Black Cat appreciation day. As you all know, I have the most perfect cat in the world! He is fluffy, friendly, lazy, a little crazy and black! So although I am one day late, here is a post appreciating my black cat, Roari.

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My baby just 2 days after getting him. 2 months old

After trying to convince my mum for years to let me get a pet, my sister came home with the news that her friend has kittens that she needed to find homes for. We were offered the kittens free of charge as long as we cared for the kitten. Mum finally agreed and my sister and I went to pick up one of the kittens.

There were 3 kittens, all fluffy and adorable. Two were sleeping one was wondering around. The owners already decided they wanted to keep one of them, the one who was wondering around. My sister and I went over to see the two sleeping kittens. They woke up and I fell in love. One of them bit me and loved my sister. The other one loved me and bit my sister. He was the mischievous one who woke up his sister by biting her. He had to be the one we took home. A little bit fluffier than the others and he had slight tiger stripes.

He grew attached to me straight away. When he came home I was worried if he would miss his mum. I heard stories from friends saying that the kitten didn’t come out of the carrier for days or went out just to eat and then went back in. But my little Roari walked out of the carrier, meowed for his mum once and then carried on with life. He wondered around and then came to sleep on my lap.

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Now my baby is 3 years old and as I am in Korea, I miss him so much everyday. Just seeing him wonder around and playing with my feet or playing hide and seek with me. He acts like a dog! Runs to the door when the post man comes, follows me around the house, plays fetch and even drinks water from the tap. He used to wake me up in the morning by kissing me, eating my hair or biting my nose. He takes care of my mum and tells us if the water is boiling or if the bath has over filled.

It is so hard for me to understand why people do not like black cats. Put all stupid superstitions aside, black cats are just the same as white or ginger cats. If anything they are more affectionate and have such a sophisticated look about them.

Appreciate all cats. No matter what colour, size, breed or personality. They are lovely creatures.

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City Hunter [Episode 20]

I recently started watching the Korean Drama, City Hunter. This drama is action packed, unpredictable and keeps you anticipating what will happen next! I suggest that you should watch it as it was very exciting and interesting!

I will not be reviewing City Hunter in this post. Instead, I am going to answer the question that I asked myself after watching the last episode, as I am sure it is a question that many people asked. I don’t know if anybody knows why the ending was so brief and rushed, but I will write this post anyway to inform the people who said they thought the same as me! The question is: Why did the series end like that?!
I will not give anything away about the drama because I hate it when people spoil stuff for me!

While I was in Seoul, I was lucky enough to meet somebody who worked behind the scenes of City Hunter. I can’t remember if he was the direct, producer or screen writer, but I know that he worked on City Hunter and spoke about it in a presentation. He was a guest lecture at the summer school that I was attending, and spoke about City Hunter and other dramas that he had worked on.

As City Hunter was a very popular drama, he let us in on a few secrets! He spoke about the budget of the drama and showed us how the scenes were edited, (he showed us that one of the opening scene with the people in the sea, was actually filmed in a swimming pool and then edited to look like it was out at sea!). He also spoke to us about the last episode of City Hunter.

We were told that, the actors involved with City Hunter, were stressed out. Instead of the whole drama, (or at least a majority of episodes) being filmed before airing, episodes were filmed just days before the episode was aired. This put a lot of stress on the cast of City Hunter and the editors, producer and directer. I remember him mentioning Lee Min Ho (of course I would remember this!). He mentioned to us, that the reason why the season ended so abruptly and without any explanation of what happened after the final action scene, was because a few of the actors did not turn up to the filming.

I personally was disappointed with the ending when I watched it and I forgot that I was told before why the ending was the way it is! I was disappointed because we don’t know if Lee Kyung-Hee fully recovers & what happened to Lee Yun-Seong? Is Kim NaNa crazy or did she really see him? What about the President?…

So I turned to twitter, and my followers who had also watched City Hunter, expressed the same disappointment as me! It wasn’t until around 3am, when I woke up from deep sleep that I remembered what the guest lecturer had told us at Hanyang University!

So I thought I’d write this blog post to inform my friends as this is too much information to write in a tweet! I hope they read it! =D

I just wish that Korean actors didn’t have so much stress put on them. The guest lecturer told us that the actors of City Hunter and the people who made City Hunter possible, did not get any days off while filming the drama. I know it is their job and they became actors on their own accord, but they are human and do deserve a day or two off every now and again!

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Fringe? Bangs? Pt.2

So I got my sister to cut my heavy side swept fringe, into a front fringe.

I love it but it doesn’t look as good on me as it does on this pretty lady.

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Maybe I just need to get used to it! I love it though!!

Now I’m wondering how I am going  to style it tomorrow.

Why is it us girls, well most of us, take so much time on doing our hair?! I think I do because if I’m having a good hair day, I’m positive! Well as long as my hair stays looking good!

I wonder how long guys spend on their hair when they are trying to look their best or trying to impress someone?

Posted in Beauty, Reviews

Review : Botanic (Boots)

Skin care is very important to me. I have always had clear skin that I want to maintain.

I haven’t used a lot of skin products but the best one I’ve tried is the Botanics range. It is a range of all natural skin care products that is avaliable at Boots (drugstore).

I have tried the eye make-up remover, cleanser, toner, day cream, & no oil moisturizer. All products are amazing.

I have partually oily skin (mostly my nose) so the day cream was probably the least helpful. It still remains to be an amazing product.

My skin is brighter, less patchy (different skin tones), less oilyer (is that spelt right? Is it even a word?!) & my skin is much smoother.

The cleanser is very pleasing because you do not use it with water. Water in England is a bit rough, so it tends to dry out my skin. I prefer not to use water on my face unless I have to. You apply the cleanser onto cotton wool & simply wipe your face. You will see stuff on the cotton wool that you would not believe came from your face! The Toner should be used in the same way after the cleanser to pick up anything left behind.

I would especially recommend the cleanser & toner but, the other products in the Botanic range are worth buying. Botanics has a good price & are usually on a ‘2 for 3’ offer.

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