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Travel far enough, you meet yourself.

09/01/2021

When I was younger, I was obsessed with everything that wasn't my immediate reality. Like most children, I dreamt of finding fairy circles deep in the woods, waking up one morning to find a letter on my desk inviting me to learn magic at some school far far away, or coming across a dragon egg while playing hide-and-seek on my friend's ranch. I even redecorated and painted my…

Video

Language Learning Problems

08/01/2021

I started more intensively studying Korean about a year and a half ago and in the wake of my boredom from being stuck at home, I decided to make a little video about it. Honestly, I feel like this is more for me than anyone else, I don't know how people manage to stay at their homes all day. Maybe it's because my home is one room it…

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It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

08/01/2021

So, I basically started filming this way back in September and slowly over the course of months and months of piecing video footage together I gathered all of this. I know I never film, I'm aware, I don't have excuses, but anyway. With COVID basically becoming the neverending story of last year and possibly into this year I made a little video about what I've been doing while…

Creative Writing

Concession

09/11/2020

Today, you can start your new life! So why don’t you? You could if you wanted, if the world wasn’t a complete mess right now, you really could - This is what you tell yourself, this is what she tells herself. But she did this for 1095+ days, and suddenly, who she is, this is it. It’s not a bad thing, she hopes. Perhaps she’s better than who…

Culture

Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving to Korea: Part I

21/08/2020

Perhaps most frustrating has been forgetting words completely. Because I use about half of the English I used to use before I moved, a lot of those bigger complicated SAT words have completely slipped from my mind. The other day I was trying to remember the word "conspire" and ended up blabbering through a definition of the word before a student corrected me. A lot of my Google…

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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. …