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PLANNING FOR KR

Monday, September 28, 2015


If you are like me travelling to a snowing country to experience real winter for the first time, I totally understand how you feel. It will be about 3 to 7 degrees when I am in Korea so God bless me please. People are all telling me that winter in Korea is BITTER COLD. I have been to Taiwan during their colder seasons but of course it is nothing compared to what I will be facing in two months time and I hope whatever that I will be able to withstand the chills come December.




The lowest I had in Taiwan was 13 degrees and to be very honest, I struggled a lot to keep myself warm cause I was in a freaking short gown during the shoot. I thought I packed well during my visit to Taiwan but there were days when I actually struggled with even 16 degrees and I am in my coat and inner wears. So this time round, I am definitely going for even thicker outwears with better long johns. Note to all, UNIQLO's heat-tech inner wear does not work quite well for me in Taiwan so I don't know if I should still waste luggage space to bring them along. They ain't too heavy/bulky though.

There, the wind was literally blowing right into my bones.

So here's what I am planning to bring for my upcoming Korea trip - 2 sets of longjohns // 3 pieces of heat tech tops // 5 pieces of knit tops // 2 pairs of fur lined leggings // 1 pair of jeans // 2 pieces of scarves // socks // lounge wear // my fake winter boots I bought from TaoBao for Taiwan. I don't know if these are enough though.

Anyways, I just checked out the following from Taobao. I know I am kinda slow but I am finally using Taobao's direct shipping and/or appointed forwarder instead of using an agent or our own (okay, no more our own cause I have left my company) GFS china to freight my purchases. Here's what I bought.. I will probably do a review when my items have arrived. Can't wait !!





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  1. I am in S.Korea now, been here for 5 months. I am from the US so expecting it to be like NY or Chicago weather. I didn't bring any winter clothes besides a silk thermal and a few long sleeve tops and scarves so have to buy a lot. Have a pea-coat and been looking at Unîqlo's selection. Good to know that it's not so great but may try out some things. Mostly shop at Forever 21 and H&M, also Bang Bang. It's only started getting chilly here recently as I've started to ask people how the floor heating works, lol. Have fun! Going to Seoul?

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    1. Oh dear, sorry for the extremely late reply. Yes I went to Seoul but I kinda felt cheated by the weather forecast. When the forecast was around 4-5 degrees, I wore slightly thinner and I was freezing. When the forecast hits minus degrees, I wore slightly thicker and I started sweating LOL.

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