Fitness, HEALTH, South Korea, TRAVEL

My MERS-Induced Office Life

I have been silent and stationary at a desk, 9 hours a day, for the past 5 days. This is unusual for me as a teacher who is accustomed to spending her working hours using emphatic body gestures to explain vocabulary while projecting my voice to the back of the classroom like a thespian at… Continue reading My MERS-Induced Office Life

Japan, TRAVEL

Advice From My First Solo Trip

My first solo trip to Tokyo was definitely a learning experience full of uplifting, crazy, glorious moments as well as some not so great, highly frustrating moments! While sitting in a cafe on the last day of my trip I started to scrawl down what I felt I had learnt; the good and the bad. I thought I'd share… Continue reading Advice From My First Solo Trip

South Korea, TRAVEL

Solo Weekend in Seoul

This weekend was the first weekend I've spent solo in god knows how long. It just so happens it also coincided with Valentines Day, so with the boyfriend off skiing I decided I deserved a memorable weekend of me-time. I am currently typing this in one of my favorite coffee shops on a spring-like Sunday… Continue reading Solo Weekend in Seoul

BEAUTY, Skincare

Korean Product Review | Sum:37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick

A few days ago I hotfooted it to Hyundai Department Store with the focus and determination of a ninja assassin. My target was the Sum:37 counter. For eons now I have been wanting their Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick but buying it would have directly violated my New Year's resolution to refrain from buying skincare items… Continue reading Korean Product Review | Sum:37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick

South Korea, TRAVEL, Veganism

VEGAN EATS AT SINCHON LOVING HUT

I'm so happy I finally made it to Loving Hut in Sinchon! Back when Busan was my home and meat was not my friend, I used to frequent a Loving Hut at least once a week. Since becoming an uber carnivore I sadly lost my appreciation for a well-made, animal product-free meal and so one… Continue reading VEGAN EATS AT SINCHON LOVING HUT

South Korea, TRAVEL

SEOUL INK BOMB TATTOO CONVENTION

Ink Bomb 2014 is a pretty rockin event for a country that still enforces laws against tattooing and carries a general social disdain for the sight of inked skin. In the spirit of non-conformity, a few friends and I went to the Ink Bomb tattoo convention this year to soak up the heady alt-atmosphere. During… Continue reading SEOUL INK BOMB TATTOO CONVENTION

BEAUTY, Makeup, TRAVEL

Korean KOREAN PRODUCT REVIEW | ARITAUM LIP TINTS & ETUDE HOUSE PLAY PENCILS

I've always been an eye over lip kinda woman. Sadly though, as the weeks pass by in South Korea the humidity % creeps higher and higher and all that polished liner and eyeshadow starts to look like a toddler got loose on my sockets with a black crayola. So, I've become a bold lip, natural… Continue reading Korean KOREAN PRODUCT REVIEW | ARITAUM LIP TINTS & ETUDE HOUSE PLAY PENCILS

South Korea, TRAVEL

LAZY SUNDAYS IN NOKSAPYEONG

For me, there are two options for the perfect Sunday: staying on the sofa with a Sci-Fi marathon...or heading out to Noksapyeong for a casual stroll and some amazing food. This little corner of Northern Seoul is a great place to explore. Don't arrive too early or you will find most establishments aren't open. In… Continue reading LAZY SUNDAYS IN NOKSAPYEONG