This is a Thursday's Travels- Anything about previous, current and future (upcoming) travel exploits entry under my Travel themed blog posts! For more info about the themed blog posts, do read the entry here.
We're coming to an end of #nadskaihoneymoon! Final two legs! Honestly, we never really had much of a desire to visit Milan. I was more interested in Amsterdam and Paris while Skai aka c(hubby) was more keen on Venice and Florence. But for us, Milan was essentially a pitstop for us before heading to Paris.
Before I begin with my picture spam, just like to share some basic costs.
We stayed in the tiniest Airbnb ever. It was quite cheap though. We paid SGD$230 for 2 nights stay. (though we only checked in late that day. Basically we had about 1.5 days in Milan)
Because we arrived late at night, we decided to sleep in and explore the next day.
The weather was pretty gloomy that day and even started pouring right after this picture was taken.
Yes, I know. Extremely itchy backside of me. I visited Caely at Shunji Matsuo at 313 Somerset and she suggested I lightened my hair first and to come back later for a darker colour if I wasn't comfortable with it.
She warned me that it would get lighter after a few weeks.
Instead of bleaching, she lightened it. Lightening is a less harsher method but of course, it can't go as super blonde unless you bleach it.
She topped it off with a reddish brown colour which I love!
And styled for me that day. Me love!
And as mentioned by Caely, the colour soon lightened. I think this is my closest to blonde so far? Love it! Unfortunately I felt it was a tad too blonde for work so I went back to Caely to darken it. SUPER PAISEH ABOUT IT MAN! 🙁
Trying out a darker mahogany brown this time so that the colour will fade to brown (instead of blonde) after a while.
Despite my fickleness, the numerous hair colours and lightening, my hair is still extremely soft because Caely used a Conditioner Colour which does not contain ammonia and is considered as a gloss colour. Thus shinier hair!
My colleague even mentioned my hair looks even more healthier now! LOL
Anyway, If you like any of my hair colours, do show Caely these pics to get the colours! Easier to show her!
Also, do check out my Shunji Matsuo 313 hair journey here:
For every 'good' person to travel with, there is definitely the 'bad' equivalent. And thus, I thought of penning down this entry as my Monday's Musings: The 10 Worst People To Travel With.
Total disclaimer: I'm not the best person to travel with. In fact, some of the points I'll be mentioning about describes me perfectly. :p Go figure which one!
Here is my list of the 10 Worst People To Travel With. Does any of them sound familiar?
1. The Bochup.
The Bochup does not plan for his/her trips. Not to be confused with a person "YOLO"-ing their way through trips. Basically, the bochup does not obsess over details nor do not care about details. This bugs the majority of travellers who probably can't imagine traveling without ANYTHING planned.
They usually just follow along whatever the group have planned and says 'anything' when it comes to asking for opinions.
2. The Scaredy-Cat
This type is pretty afraid of doing things or trying anything new. Their favourite phrases? 'Huh? Don't want lah. Not safe leh!'
They probably have a point most of the times. (Probably saved their neck a couple of times too?) But because of such individuals, usually a group has to change their plans else someone in the group would probably feel bad about 'pangseh-ing' the scaredy cat.
3. The Control Freak
Such individuals can't handle things out of their control or folks not following their itinerary. They've planned their trips perfectly and if things don't go their way, they freak out. Badly.
They need medication pronto. Like chill pills.
4. The MIA
Ever traveled in a huge group and deciding to split up? You've probably talked about meeting at a specific place at a specific time. This person disappears and doesn't turn up.
Instead of having their kidneys harvested or sold to a circus show, the MIA is probably shopping or back in the hotel room earlier. For some reason, phones hardly work with The MIA.
5. The Latecomers
It's predictable how late some people can be. They are perpetually late and watches hardly work on such individuals. Best to always tell The Late Comer to meet 15-30 minutes earlier.
6. The Blogger
*coughs* The Blogger needs to take probably 100 pictures a day. They spend the longest time at meals because they're trying to find a perfect angle to take pictures of their food.
If they are at a beautiful destination, traveling companions would probably have to take countless of #OOTDs (Outfit of the day) for The Bloggers.
The Bloggers travel best with their kinds.
7. The Princess
Princesses usually travel with their male servants who would carry everything for them and pander to their wishes.
If Princesses do not have their male servants around, they turn into 8. The Whiner.
8. The Whiner
The Whiner is one of the most irritating of them all. They whine about everything. About how cold it is, about how expensive things are, about how far they have to walk, about how heavy their bags are.
Everything. Most people whine but The Whiner whines ALL THE TIME. Best to wear earphones or headphones when out with The Whiner.
9. The Slow Coach
The Slow Coach usually appears during shopping trips. They have this constant need to examine every item in the shop before checking out the next shop. I personally encountered this before.
The best way is to split up and meet up after. Unless they are... 10. The Sticky.
10. The Sticky
They persist in following you everywhere. Like everywhere. They can't seem to take a hint and even if you tell them you'll need to run some errands, they'll follow you. Just because.
Have you encountered any of the above? Or are there any others that you really can't stand? (Like the Unhygienic?) Feel free to comment! I'll love to hear from you!
Pictures (except for The Scaredy Cat and The Blogger) are all obtained online mainly from memegenerator 🙂
Do check out my other Monday's Musings blog posts here:
Well, this is my Monday's Musings entry. Sorry for the long wall of text! I hope that you've enjoyed reading this The 10 Worst People To Travel With musing piece! Are there any other topics that you'll like to hear from me? Do comment and I'll muse about that
Needless to say, I was curious too. As a lover of most things in Korea (I blame my BFF and Kingmeng for this!!!) and of spicy food, I was extremely game to try it out! The Korean Fire Noodle Challenge is basically a fiery type of instant noodle which looks like it's coated in the blood of demons and provokes unnatural reactions for those who are daring enough to challenge the devil.
Apparently the cup noodles version was more popular and spicier?
As someone who eats a double mcspicy at a go without any laosai after effects, I decided to take up the Korean Fire Noodle Challenge!
But of course, one does not go down without dragging people. Misery loves company yo!
Yesterday, during lunch, along with 4 other colleagues, we decided to go for it.
Some of us were worried about our tummies, some was scared shitless, some of us came prepared with milk while I didn't really think too much about it.
So the steps were such. Pour hot water ala cooking instant noodles style. Pour hot water away. Mix in sesame seeds and dunno what else nonsense inside. Last but not least, mix in the devil's blood. Okay, that chilli oil evil thingy.
The moment i smelled it, i thought.... This was a very bad idea.
But it was too late.
The not famous five of us gamely sat down with a cup of milk infront of us and the offensive smelling noodles.
like in a race, we waited for the "Go!" before we ran for our lives. Or well, ate for our lives.
I took a very undainty big bite and went on going. There were gasps around the table, slurping sounds and lots of tissue wiping but I assure you, it didn't sound pleasant at all.
It felt spicy yes but it was fine. One of our runners Alexis, decided to give up after her tongue did the well, tongue version of a leg cramp.
The rest of us kept going. I slowly felt the fire burning. Lips were thingy. Tongue felt fuzzy. A warmness in the throat, i just kept going. If I could complete a freaking half marathon, I can freaking eat some spicy noodles!!! Kept shoving the offensive thing in my mouth.
And I completed first! While waiting for the two guys to finish (Yuhui left a teeeny weeny bit), i slowly savoured the glory. At this point, I did not drink the milk at all.
What did i feel? Hot. Like mad hot. But honestly, bearable. I felt it was actually quite nice! though if it had more liao like hot dogs, it would be damn shiokadoo.
But like in the wise words of Katniss: Fire is burning.
The worst part wasn't eating it. It was AFTER eating it. It felt hot! I immediately downed my milk.
My verdict? Yes, it was hot. But it wasn't the excruating hot I thought it would be afrer watching the videos. I think us chilli lovers would find this delicious.
And for those who were asking, no, i didn't laosai after that. But after lunch, when I burped, my eyes felt teary and stingy. It could be a coincidence perhaps.
I wanna do it again! Who wants in?! How was your experience? Would love to hear from you guys. Do comment here!