Author Archives: Chasing Carefree

About Chasing Carefree

I am a Singaporean Chinese who moved to Chicago in 2015. I hope to chronicle my daily life, rants, travels and observations of the American culture on this blog.

K-Drama Review: Woman of Dignity is Awesome!

Recently there is a new JTBC Korean drama that caught my eye, which is none other than Woman of Dignity starring Kim Hee-Seon and Kim Sun-A. I only started watching after reading about its phenomenal ratings in the news reports, … Continue reading

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How to Take Part As An Audience for Taiwan’s Variety Show 綜藝大熱門

This is a step-by-step guide on how to participate in recordings for taiwanese variety programs and my experience as an audience for 综艺大热门。 Continue reading

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Tasty and Authentic Asian Eats in Chicago

I’ve always enjoyed Asian food a lot more than western food, be it Japanese, Thai or Vietnamese. Therefore I really cannot quite get used to food in the U.S even though Chicago is already considered quite a foodie paradise. I’ve … Continue reading

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What I Will Miss Most About Leaving Chicago

Now that I am one month away from returning to Singapore, I am actively looking for good pastel classes in Singapore so that I can continue pursuing my hobby. BUT there are absolutely no results. Seriously?! And this is what … Continue reading

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Review of Korean Drama “Defendant”

Just finished watching hit Korean drama “Defendant” and I am truly blown away by this gripping and intense thriller which made me suffer from anxiety attacks at times cos it was just so exciting! The concept of this drama is … Continue reading

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3-Day Itinerary in Washington DC

Just came back from a 3-day trip from Washington DC! It was supposed to be the cherry blossoms’ peak blossom season, but alas, half of them were damaged due to a sudden snowstorm just a few days before I arrived. … Continue reading

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C-Drama Review: Eternal Love, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花

After binge-watching on the latest hit Chinese period drama Eternal Love, Ten Miles of Peach Blossoms 三生三世十里桃花, I’m finally done with it!!! Omg, this is seriously such a surprisingly captivating and addictive drama, with good leads, good acting, acceptable special effects, … Continue reading

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Drama Review of Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu 月薪娇妻

Recently, I’ve been reading about this manga inspired Japanese drama Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu that apparently took Japan and Taiwan by storm. The premise sounded interesting – paying for a “wife” who does all the housewife chores. … Continue reading

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The Helplessness of Living In U.S. with no English skills

Why will anyone in the right frame of mind move to the U.S. when they obviously do not know English? This is one big question that I often ask myself when I see the older Chinese immigrants in Chicago. Because of … Continue reading

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Interesting or should I say weird people you see on Chicago’s CTA Train

People who skimp on train fares This morning, as I was scanning my Ventra card to pass through the train gantry, I spotted a man squatting down and squeezing through the gantry so that he did not have to pay … Continue reading

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