Cafes

Yeonnam-dong: “Pan Honesta”

03/07/2020

At “Pan Honesta,” located in the far end of Seoul’s quiet residential neighborhood, early mornings mean muffled conversations, an under-stated dark-roast, and a book. Over the last few years, vegan options have become more sought out, either due to the influx of foreigners now residing in Seoul or as an attractive addition to the city’s budding diversity within the food community. While there is still a significant amount…

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An Affair with Food

17/05/2020

I wished, beyond anything, that this body I was confined to could be as easy to leave as anything else in my life. I felt that I was at a loss to win, and this inability to render my control left me as lonely as ever. I felt lonely especially because I couldn’t talk to anybody about it. If I tried I was met with rolling eyes and…

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Growing Up: A Delusion of Grandeur

06/05/2020

The myth of childhood told me that when I got older, I would innately gain some kind of understanding about the world that would allow me to move forward both productively and confidently.…

Culture

Dating Red Flags in Korea

08/06/2019

Dating is difficult, and dating in Korea is no different - especially as a foreigner. Considering the language and cultural barriers, there are still some things that you have to be on the lookout for in a potential partner. …

Culture

5 Apps You Need Before You Visit Korea

21/02/2019

It's always good to do some research before traveling to another country, and part of that process involves figuring out how you're going to navigate while there. As intimidating as it may seem, I've narrowed down five applications outside of the common Google scope that will make things easier if you're planning on visiting South Korea.…

Creative Writing

Lists

18/02/2019

She and I will go on dates masquerading as friends and confess the things we save for falling stars. I am enamored with leaving our hometown, and the more I speak to such a life, such possibilities, the more I witness the image I saved for her unravel across from me. I will receive an acceptance letter in the mail. I will leave. I will never see her…

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Another Year (or so) in Review: Tomorrow, Today

31/01/2019

Sometimes I think in the midst of writing resolutions and starving ourselves for the newest fad diets at the start of the year, we forget about those little moments, what those bits and pieces look like when tethered together just tight enough. We spend our time moaning about how horrible the year was, how this year will most definitely, definitely (just you watch!) be better, then make silly…

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How I Lost Myself in 2018

08/01/2019

I had this list in my head, it went something like: acceptance of others, meditation - things of that nature. It was a very easy-going new year's resolution list straight out of a women's magazine - nothing too crazy, nothing too "Eat, Pray, Love." But as I'm sitting here at my desk staring at this candle that has the phrase "Love Heals Every Body" printed across the front,…

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Osaka in December

05/01/2019

This wasn't the immersive site-seeing type of trip like I had last year. It was more, let's go shopping and wander through department stores until we forget how stressed work made us before this holiday, kind of trip. Anyway, I filmed (kind of), but as always, I was distracted by pretty things and didn't film as much as I could have. I realized this kind of thing, though…