[Lifestyle] My Nametag Bag(s)

I always like to support local businesses in Thailand for a long time but disappointed with some of them. (For example, 42-size-high-heels i bought from the internet that hurt my feet like hell, so the little mermaid i understand you now or sneakers that made me look like Pinocchio!) I decided not to buy shoes or anything else from local shop anymore! But after i discovered a personalised bag shop called, “Nametag”. I changed my mind. I ordered a brown Gym Bag (Dimension: W50 cm.) with my name “Pannita” on it. The bag arrived after about 20 days. Although it’s a bit pricey, i found that the quality is great. I immediately used it for my 4 days trip to Taiwan. I found that it’s made to withstand abuse and quite durable. On the first day, i slept at the airport using this bag as a pillow. For me, it’s perfect for 3-4 days trip and of course, a trip to the gym (which i do not take, LOL)! Anyway, I love it so much that i decided to order another one, Everyday Bag (Dimension: W38 x D15 x H23 cm.) with my nickname “Kor” embroidered in white.

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https://www.instagram.com/nametag.bkk/

[Lifestyle] City Backpacker Vol. 2

After got my hands on the famous and popular Kanken backpack, i’m now addicted to backpacks and bought more! I was torn between two brands, Hershel Supply Co. from Canada and Carrot Company’s anello EST. 2005 from Japan. But after I saw my friend using an anello backpack on our 4-days trip to Taipei, i decided to get one. I couldn’t find the right colour from any shop in Thailand, so i ordered it directly from Japan. It’s a bit more expensive, plus shipping and custom, but i’m super happy with the one i got! 😀

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I bought the regular size one, Light Grey x Black colours. It looks small but comes with high capacity! The bag is very light and waterproof. There are 2 compartment, a main large one and a small one on the front where i put my small items like train cards, office access card and etc. There is also a zipper at the back so that i can access my stuff without having to open from the top. Very convenience, indeed! 😉

There is a mini size as well but it’s too small for me (and my stuff). LOL Btw, if you are interested in one, i recommended “Onimaru Shop”, “Choose ME” or “Nukoy Shop” , as there are so many fake ones in the market right now. Please, beware!

http://www.onimaru-shop.com/

https://www.facebook.com/Choose.ME.again/

https://www.facebook.com/nukoyfb/

Anyway, check out my 1st City Backpack, Fjallraven Kanken No.2 (Deep Red) here:

https://korpannita.wordpress.com/2015/05/30/city-backpacker/

[Lifestyle] City Backpacker

It’s been a while since i last bought a backpack. It was in 2010 (5 years ago). I got a DaKnie laptop backpack when i was studying in Germany. I used it for trips and day out with my old 15″ laptop. The backpack comes with least 5 compartments for laptop, sunglasses and all. It also has hidden compartment on the back where i can put my important stuff like passport and wallet. I love how big but not too bulky it is! Although i switched to a desktop computer, i’m still using it for a trip that longer than 3 days or abroad.

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However, this guy is no longer suitable for everyday use (without a laptop). So, it’s time to buy a smaller and lighter backpack and i decided to get a new one from Fjallraven Kanken. After took it on a short trip, this Kanken No.2 (Deep Red) backpack is great and durable. I like the colour and the waterproof fabric but the only disadvantage is it comes with only 2 compartments which is too few for me. I also got the Kanken Pocket (Black) which is a great compliment to the backpack. It’s perfect for mobile phone, wallet and some small things. Anyway, i love them and plan to get more Kanken products like the mini backpack or wallet in the near future. 🙂

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If you live in Thailand and interested in getting one like this, plz contact “Everyday Shiawase” shop at:

https://instagram.com/everydayshiawase/

[Lifestyle] What’s in my Make-Up bag?

I recently got a new make-up bag from Live Out Loud (http://www.liveoutloudthailand.com/). It’s very cute and functional. I really like the colour and the artwork as i’m a huge fan of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland“. The dimension of the pouch is 110 x 195 x 65 mm. and it’s big enough to fit all of my cosmetics. 🙂 Processed with Moldiv (1st Roll, Left to Right)

1. Laneige Snow Magic Box Eye Shadow Palatte

2. Felicela Lip Brush

3. Felicela Concealer Brush

4. Mac Mineralize Concealer NC30

5. Maybelline NY The Hyper Curl Volum’s Express Waterproof Mascara

6. IN2IT Hair Brush Eyeliner Pen EPH 01 All Black

7. Too Faced Shadow Insurance Eye Shadow Primer

8. Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Water Base Sunscreen

9. Shu Uemura Face Powder Matte Colorless

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10. Bobbi Brown Blush Brush Travel Size

11. Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow Brush Travel Size

12. Bobbi Brown Mini Eye Liner Brush Travel Size

13. Shu Uemura Eye Shadow Brush

14. Felicela Powder Brush

15. Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler

16. Chanel Rouge Coco Shine Lipstick No. 457 Idylle

17. Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick No. 326 Incognito

18. Laneige BB Cushion SPF 50+ PA+++ No. 21 Natural Beige

I plan to switch some of them to different brands, for example cushion from Laneige to Sulwhasoo; loose powder from Shu Uemura to Laura Mercier; and eye shadow palette from Laneige to Too Faced etc. Anyway, there are some stuff that can’t fit in this bag or i keep them in my handbag at all time.

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(1st roll, won’t fit in the bag)

19. Urban Decay Naked 2 Eye Shadow Palette

(2nd roll, always in my handbag)

20. Shu Uemura Glowing-Fit Powder Foundation SPF26 No.764

21. Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Lip Gloss Twisted Citrus

22. Nivea Hydrating Lip Care SPF10

I hope you enjoy my make up collection tour and if you want to know more about what i used back in 2013, check out my old post [Lifestyle] My Beauty Ritual at:

https://korpannita.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/my-beauty-ritual/

[Lifestyle] The Chronicles of Fashion: The Brands, the Clothes and the Wardrobe

I have to be upfront with you about my fashion and sense of style. I’m very far from what you called, “Fashionista”! I buy what i like and see fit. I’m not following any specific trends or anything. Colours i prefer for my clothes and shoes are mainly black, grey, navy, brown, beige and white. As for the brands i’m very fond of, here are the lists of top 5 favourite brands for Clothes & Accessories and Shoes!

Clothes  & Accessories

1. All Saints

I absolutely love this brand! I fell in love with it… since i saw the shop in London for the first time! I like the designs in general. I’ve got lots of jewellery and accessories, a couple of cardigans, a winter coat, and a pair of boots. I’m interested in a wallet and would like to get it as soon as it’s on discount. LOL 🙂

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Photo: All Saints shop on Friedrichstraße, Berlin, Germany

http://www.allsaints.com/

2. Uniqlo

I learnt about this Japanese brand when i traveled to Japan with my family. The designs are so simple and easy to wear that why i love them. I got t-shirts, sweaters, room pants, tights, socks and house shoes, bought from Uniqlo stores in both Thailand and the US. The heattach series is always great for winter!

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Photo: Scarf designed by mt Japan, bought from Uniqlo Mega Bangna, Bangkok, Thailand

http://www.uniqlo.com/

3. Fossil

This american brand is best known for the watches but i have to say that bags and accessories are not bad at all. I really love its vintage designs. I currently use a brown/canvas wallet, bought from Frankfurt Airport in 2012. I also have two handbags, a medium canvas one and a large black leather one. Love them!

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Photo: Fossil Canvas Marlow Satchel, bought last year from Amazon.com

http://www.fossil.com/

4. Zara

In my opinion, this spanish brand is good for work clothes! I got 2 coats and a handbag, bought from Zara stores in Bangkok and Berlin. I used to wear Zara’s cardigans but i left all of them at my parents’ place in Thailand. Btw, i found that some designs are too big for me even i tried on their smallest size or XS! 😦

Zara Coat

Photo: Me in Zara coat, trying to look like Sherlock Holmes for BBC’s Sherlock series! LOL

http://www.zara.com/

5. H&M

H&M is not the best quality brand around but the prices are quite reasonable. So, i occasionally found good pieces from its discount line. The jeans and printed t-shirts are not bad at all and i have several of them. I mainly shop for clothes at H&M here because it is the only store located downtown i can access on foot!

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Photo: The first H&M shop in Siam Paragon, Bangkok, Thailand

http://www.hm.com/

Shoes

1. Onitsuka Tiger

Onitsuka Tiger is my favourite brand of sneakers. I got my 1st pair of Navy blue striped Mexico 66, bought from Berlin flagship store in 2009 and my 2nd pair of  purple/grey Mexico 66, got as a Christmas gift in 2012. My current and 3rd pair of Crystal Blue/White Mexico 66 is just arrived. I wear them almost everyday!

Onitsuka Tiger Berlin

Photo: Onitsuka Tiger Flagship store on Steinstraße, Berlin, Germany

http://www.onitsukatiger.com/

2. ALDO

Aldo shoes are very good for work and it has my size! That’s important for me because i have an unusual shoes size for asian women. My size is EU42 or US10 which is 1 size bigger than my dad’s! Anyway, the shoes are comfortable and good looking. I love the Oxford shoes and used them for work instead of high heels!

ALDO Oxford Shoes

Photo: Me, wearing ALDO Oxford Shoes on a business trip to Berlin, Germany in 2012

http://www.aldoshoes.com/

3. UGG Australia

I have to admit that i’m not a huge fan of UGG classic elephant-feet style boots. I never own a pair of them but i’m absolutely certain that they will make my big feet look even bigger! As i’ve heard that those boots are very warm and perfect for winter, i decided to go for it but got a different style and they look pretty good!

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Photo: UGG Australia Adirondack II, bought to fight the last winter in Denver!

http://www.uggaustralia.com/

4. Fit Flop

In Thailand, FitFlop is an expensive brand and well-known for its sandals. I finally got my hands on a pair of brown sandals and discovered that they are very soft and compy. Although the design is a bit bulky, they are light and support my feet very well. This brand is recommended, if you know where to buy them cheap!

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Photo: FitFlop Tan Sling Thong Sandals, bought from Amazon.com in 2012

http://www.fitflop.com/

5. Born

I’ve never heard about this american brand before i found it at DSW or Designer Shoe Warehouse. I was looking for flat shoes for work and I decided to get a pair of Born shoes based on reviews on DSW’s website. The reviews are right! The B&W Oxford shoes are comfy and go well with my black handbag. Like them! 😀

Born Oxford Shoes

Photo: Born Kika B&W Oxford Shoes, recently bought from DSW

http://www.bornshoes.com/

[Lifestyle] What’s in my Bag?

I guess we all have probably heard of the saying, “You can tell a lot about a woman by the contents of her purse,” from somewhere or someone. So, let’s find out! My regular carry on is a brown leather messenger bag (Size: 13″ x 10″ x 3″) from Bagspace. I really like this bag but the only downside is that my full size 9″ x 12″ sketchbook won’t fit in it! 😦 Anyway, here is a long list of stuff inside my bag.

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1. Apple iPhone 4S

This phone is everything… from phone, camera, game console, radio, music player, map, compass, clock, notepad, dictionaries, flashlight, etc. I have to admit that i won’t feel comfortable going out without my phone. So, it is the first thing i put in my pocket!

2. Fossil Wallet

I’m sure nobody wants to leave wallet at home! Apart from money, i usually put my transportation cards, personal ID, credit cards, and insurance card. Those cards are as important as money, especially when i go out for a beer!

3. Apartment Keys

One other thing i never forget to bring with me unless i’m going out with my hubby who always has them in his pocket. The Lego’s Stormtrooper is guarding our apartment keys, while Emperor Palpatine is holding the key to our mailbox. 🙂

4. Pencil Case

I need to have at least a pencil or pen in my pocket so that i can draw or note something down somewhere. When i carry a bag with me, i usually bring the whole case with several pens and pencils, erasers, ruler as well as stylus for tablet. Just in case!

5. Muji Notebook

I still like to note things down on paper even i’m using my phone all the time. Black notebook from Muji is all i need. I like that it has a bookmark attached. Sometime i draw in this one as well.

6. IKEA Sketchbook

I got this sketchbook from IKEA Denver. I love snowflakes. I usually sketch or develop ideas using thumbnail sketch technique. I also take note in here as well. So, those two notebooks are some what interchangeable!

7. Google Nexus 7

As this tablet needs wifi connection, i take it out with me as an ebook reader. With free wifi and bluetooth keyboard, i can use it as portable computer. So, i’ve decided that my next computer will be a desktop instead of laptop!

8. JBL Headphones

This JBL headphones have good sound and will turn my phone/tablet into media station for musics and videos. The case that came with them is the best, it won’t let my headphones tangle in the bag.

9. Mobile Power Backup

I really like this power backup battery from Panasonic because it is small and light. The downside is it can only charge iPhone once and i won’t come with its own cable. So, i have to carry the USB cable with me in order to use it.

10. USB Cable for iPhone

In order to charge my iPhone using backup battery, i need the original USB cable came with the iPhone. I’m very proud that my cable doesn’t look that bad after has been used for almost 2 years!

11. Foldable Handbag Hanger

I don’t use it very often but it’s a good tool to have when facing with limited space to hang my bag. As there are so many valuable things inside, i prefer to hang the bag close to me where i’m sure nobody will try to take anything.

12. Shu Uemura Press Powder

I don’t actually use the powder during the day but it’s a good thing to have a mirror with me, just in case. Anyway, i think this press powder from Shu uemura is great when you need instant beauty!

13. Nivea Hydrating Lip Care

Given the weather is so dry here in Denver, this is my lip saver! I found that Nivea’s lip care is inexpensive and good. During the winter, i switch to Vaseline Lip Therapy for a better effect!

14. L’Occitane Hand Cream

I’m carrying this with the same reason as the lip care, this thick hand cream helps to prevent my hands from dehydrated. I got it during a flight, not sure which airline. Anyway, it is good and of course, free!

15. Karisma Hygiene Wipes

I used to try so many brands of wet wipes and i found that this one is the best, due to packaging and no perfume added. However, i often use them to clean my quill pen! 😛

Well, what do you think? What can you tell about me? And what’s in your bag? 😀