You, me, a cup of tea

I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather lately. But I’ve found the cure – a hot cup of tea and a good book. I just started The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I love it so far – I almost wish I could just keep being sick so no one would judge me for sitting all…

Urban jungle

Sometimes in Seoul, you forget to look up at the little quirks that await you in the sky.

Rain again

Weather in Seoul has been so unpredictable lately. I came in the middle of rainy season where it literally did not stop raining. Then it just turned disgustingly humid (around 90%) and stayed at a warm 86-91 degrees Fahrenheit on average. And just when I started to get used to this hot weather – it…

Lilies

I got a beautiful bouquet of flowers yesterday as a late congratulations for graduating. I’m not a huge fan of flowers, mostly because while beautiful to look at, they wilt so quickly – and it’s just sad for me to watch the petals drop one by one till they’re all gone. But I do love…

What a difference a (year) makes

Around this time last year, I bought a chenille prickly pear cactus at the plant market in Seoul. I named  it “Tokki” (which is “rabbit” in Korean) and left it here in Seoul when I went back to the US. What a difference a year makes – look! Then: July 2010  Now: July 2011

Pizza Toast (aka the poor college grad’s pizza)

So I mentioned in one of my previous posts that eating out is expensive… it’s definitely true. Too bad I don’t listen to my own advice. I’ve been eating out a LOT lately and it’s definitely putting a dent in my wallet. So this past weekend I didn’t go out at all and cooked all…

Street Graffiti

All cities are mad: but the madness is gallant. All cities are beautiful: but the beauty is grim.  – Christopher Morley

Eating Out

I’m not one to eat out very much – first of all, it’s a lot more cost-efficient to cook at home.. second, now that I’m not in college, I’m usually alone for meals, and it’s a bit strange in my opinion to go out to eat by yourself and third, I’m pretty much one of…

3rd Street

It’s another one of those nights where I can’t seem to fall asleep. So I decided to look through some old(er) pictures. Photo credits go to Angie Paek, editing by yours truly. After graduation, I actually took a little break before heading to Indonesia. I stopped in LA for a few days to see some great…

Looks good, tastes good

Living in a college dorm doesn’t allow for much cooking. We had a kitchen, as did every other dorm, but it was difficult to buy the ingredients I needed and to take the time to cook something. Or, if I’m going to be honest – I was pretty lazy. But being out of school’s made…

Hong Kong, yet again

Seriously, of all the airports I’ve been in, I don’t think I’ve frequented an airport as much as I have at Hong Kong International. I am in and out of this place about 5 times a year, and now it just seems so familiar. My itinerary here always seems to be the same too. I…