Early morning baking

The best time to bake (in my opinion) is in the wee hours of the morning. The sun isn’t out yet and there’s nothing like smelling caramelizing sugar whilst the sun comes up. Or maybe there’s one thing better… sleeping in. Unfortunately, that’s never an option with us insomniacs, so let’s stick to the baking….

[food] Noryangjin Wholesale Fisheries Market

When you start getting comfortable in Seoul, you find that the amount of coffee shops you visit goes up, and the amount of cultural attractions you visit goes wayyyy down. But thankfully, it’s never too late to start it up again. Now, Seoul is getting hot. And uncomfortably hot… the humidity just kind of screams…

The Instagram Diaries

Having a full-time job has left little time for pictures. First, who knew teachers carried around so much stuff. Most days I have a tote, a paper bag and two books in my free hand on the way to and from work. Try to fit a dSLR in there… are you kidding? Second, I tried…

Duke Chapel vandalized

(photo credits) Last night, Duke Chapel was vandalized. Throughout the past four years, I’ve come to love this chapel and it’s so saddening to me that someone did this. At first I think I felt anger, and then sadness, but then I read this from Dean Wells, and felt thankfulness of how great mentors like…


“The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.” – Robert Flatt

Good Friday

“By the cross we, too, are crucified with Christ; but alive in Christ. We are no more rebels, but servants; no more servants, but sons!” – Frederic William Farrar

For-profit education?

Seems like an oxymoron to me… However, on Wednesday, I went to Laura Palmer Noone‘s lecture called Postcards from the Edge. Dr. Palmer was the president of the University of Phoenix – the largest university in the United States. I went in not buying her argument – but she kind of made me start thinking…

[thoughts] Missing Tanzania

I’m especially missing Tanzania today. Maybe it’s the cold weather, maybe it’s the lack of green outside. Pole pole, hakuna matata.