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August 2017

Dreamkatchers Initiative | Phrase of the Week: Don't Cry

Phrase of the Week: August 28, 2017

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Phrase of the Week: Don’t Cry
Hangul: 울지마
Romanization: ul•ji•ma

 

This scene is from the South Korean television series, Guardian: The Lonely and Great God (Hangul: 쓸쓸하고 찬란하神 – 도깨비) , starred Gong Yoo, Kim Go-eun, Lee Dong-wook, Yoo In-na, and Yook Sung-jae. It aired on cable network tvN from December 2, 2016 until January 21, 2017.

 

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Dreamkatchers Initiative | Snack Sunday

Snack Sunday: HAITAI Roly Poly Green Tea Latte

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Snack Sunday: HAITAI Roly Poly Green Tea Latte

Written by Dee | 27 August 2017

 

Snack Sunday: HAITAI Roly Poly Green Tea Latte

Hello DKI family, I’m Dee. I’m covering for Ji on today’s Snack Sunday adventure as we try out HAITAI Roly Poly Green Tea Latte. I personally love nearly all things green tea, so I had been looking forward to this. I wasted no time, and ripped the box opened and found six individual packs of two cookies.

Snack Sunday: HAITAI Roly Poly Green Tea Latte

My first impression was of the sweet taste of the green tea and the crispiness of the cookie. I didn’t really notice any milk flavor for the latte aspect of it. If you’re looking for more a latte flavor and less green tea, this perhaps isn’t it. The more you eat it the more the green tea taste like a sweetened Matcha Green tea. If you love green tea, I would recommend this snack to you.

 

Would I buy this again?

Yes, I would. The taste of green tea is just right and the  six individual packs in a box make it an easy and small snack to take a pack with me when I’m on the go.

 

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Dreamkatchers Initiative | Snack Sunday

Snack Sunday: Big Caramel Corn Choco

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Snack Sunday: Big Caramel Corn Choco

Written by Ji | 20 August 2017

Snack Sunday: Big Caramel Corn Choco

 

Chocolate!  I am having a strong chocolate craving, and for some reason my store is out of Ghana chocolate and the Chew & Dessert I tried last week.  I searched everywhere in the store and I could not find any pure chocolate.  I decided that I would settle, and just pick anything that had the words chocolate on it.  On today’s Snack Sunday adventure, I tried out Big Caramel Corn Choco.

As soon as I got to my car I opened the bag, I could already smell the chocolate.  The product smelled sweet, chocolatey, and just smelt delicious.  Someone at that factory needs to bag this scent because I want to use it as a body spray.  As awesome as the scent was, the flavor was even better.  It had a nice chocolate flavor with a light drizzle of caramel.  It kind of taste like Choco Puffs, but better, sweeter and crunchier.  I wish I had a glass of milk, so I could test out that theory, but sadly I do not.  I do wish the puffs were smaller, as it was hard to put a whole puff into my mouth.  But I have nothing bad to say about this product.  I kind of want to do an article on what you can do with this product.  Like make it a cereal, use it as an ice cream topping, or maybe add this on top of brownies.   It’s been awhile where I could fully say loved a product, and this one is hands down one of the best snacks I had this year.  If you have a major sweet tooth like me, this snack is for you.

 

Would I buy this again?

Yes, times a million.  I was serious about writing an article on how to use this product to improve other desserts.  This snack was super sweet.  It has a nice rich chocolate flavor with a light caramel taste.  Perfect for any chocolate lover.

Dreamkatchers Initiative | Snack Sunday

Snack Sunday: CHEW & Dessert – Dark Apple Chocolate

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Snack Sunday: CHEW & Dessert – Dark Apple Chocolate

Written by Ji | 13 August 2017

Snack Sunday: CHEW & Dessert – Dark Apple Chocolate

As I was lazily walking around my local market, killing time, waiting for my food.  I saw something in the corner of my eye.  I took a second to look around me, before I turned my cart around and grabbed a small brown bag and went to the next aisle.  Why was I being so sneaky?  Because I was with a few friends and there was only one bag left on the shelf.  And I didn’t want to share.  I grabbed a few other items and quickly checked out.  I was able to have a quick lunch with them and hide my snack without getting caught.

For today’s Snack Sunday adventure, I tried out CHEW & Dessert Dark Apple Chocolate.  I liked their CHEW & Real products, so when I saw this, I had high hopes.  I wasted no time, and ripped the bag opened. The aromatic scent was amazing.  The texture was soft and chewy.  And the flavor was sweet, sour and little bitter from the dark chocolate.  If you love dark chocolate, I would recommend this snack to you.  I was a little surprised by the sourness since the pictured showed a red apple instead of a green apple (which are known to be sour).  But the sourness quickly dissipated and the sweetness kicked in.

 

Would I buy this again?

Yes, I would.  Maybe not a scorching summer day.  Because melted chocolate can get a bit messy.  But overall, I am very pleased with the dried apple covered in dark chocolate.  It’s exactly what I would expect from this brand.  A flavor true to their word.

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beautiFRIDAY: Secret Nature Moisturizing Rose Mask

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beautiFRIDAY: Secret Nature – Rose Mask

Written by Ji | 11 August 2017

 

beautiFRIDAY: Secret Nature- Rose Mask

I have finally finished my project and I needed a little R&R before the next one begins.  If I don’t have time to go to the spa, I create my own at home.  I turned on some music, took out a moisturizing mask, and for 20-minutes, I let everything go and just relaxed.  For today’s BeautiFriday adventure, I tried out Secret Nature Rose Moisturizing Mask.

This mask has a beautiful strong rose scent.  The whole entire time I wore this mask, I felt like I was surrounded by roses.  Even though the product was heavily scented, I did not feel overwhelmed by the fragrance.  Instead, I felt as if I was transported to a rose garden.  This mask is perfect for all the flower lovers out there.  Besides the beautiful scent, this product is filled with serum.  As I took out the face mask, the serum started to fall from the mask to my lap.  I quickly examine the mask and applied it to my face.  When I opened the mask pouch to see if there was any leftover serum, I was surprised to see about 1.5 tablespoons of serum leftover.  I applied all that extra serum everywhere.  I felt and smelled like I bathed in rose water.  It felt fabulous.  The next 15 minutes went by quickly, as I enjoyed rose scent and light music.

After wearing the mask for 20 minutes, I dabbed the rest of the mask serum onto my face, neck and arms.  Keep in mind, I already applied all the excess serum all over my body, so I am reapplying to places that that had already had serum on them.  It didn’t take long for the serum to dry and absorbed into my skin.  The rose scent stayed the rest of the day (probably because I soaked myself in the serum) and the face mask glow lasted for the next several hours.

 

Would I buy this again?

Yes, I would.  Even if this mask did not have that beautiful rose scent, I would still buy this product.  My face felt a bit sticky after, but with the amount of excess product left over, plus how well it moisturized my face; this mask is a winner.

 

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Dreamkatchers Initiative | Snack Sunday

Snack Sunday: SEOJU ICE JU Strawberry Yogurt

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Snack Sunday: SEOJU ICE JU Strawberry Yogurt

Written by Ji | 06 July 2017

It’s a hot and humid 100-degree weather where I am, and I needed many things to cool me down.  Besides the pool, tons of ice water, and a fan, I also needed some sort of ice cream/popsicle.  For today’s Snack Sunday adventure, I tried out SEOJU ICE JU Strawberry Yogurt.

SEOJU ICE JU was deliciously sweet and milky.  The product had very little strawberries pieces.  By pieces, I mean little slivers of strawberries.  Just enough where you can see red bits, but not enough where you had to chew the strawberries.  The texture is similar to any yogurt ice cream but it has a nice flavor.  It’s more of a milky yogurt tasting treat with hint of strawberry.  Which I am find with, because I love yogurt ice cream.

 

Would I buy this again?

Yes, I would.  This yummy treat will definitely be part of my summer cool down.  With the delicious yogurt flavor and refreshing taste, this snack will put a smile on anyone’s face.

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