The Cartography of Thought: Introduction

I’m going to start a project that’s been at the back of my mind for some time now, gnawing at me incessantly as my time scrolling through Buzzfeed quizzes and magazine articles eventually leads me back to the inevitable research I have piling up concerning this topic. While the format I decide to share this information in may change, the subject matter will stay true to the title of this new series of instalments. I’ll begin by saying that before anything else, I’m an avid learner at heart. I’m the type of person who becomes wildly obsessed with specific topics […]

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“Life Itself is the Proper Binge”

I think I would have forgotten about Thanksgiving had it not been for my very loving parents who so graciously have spent the last week and half sending me pictures of the products of experimental baking (shout out to the Skype call which delved into my mother showing me some of the food she’s been making in time for the fall weather). Regardless of my jealousy, the holiday will come and go, and unfortunately, I will not be able to partake in it. Did you know that the cost of a small turkey (enough to feed about four individuals) in […]

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So This is How We Leave Things?

And here I am. I’ve created something entirely fictional in my head, writhed the words and tales until the person who’s sitting in front of me has become the distorted image of something left behind. He doesn’t speak, just gestures towards me, his hand signals mixed and distorted in their delivery. I nod though I do not understand. The tips of his fingers begin flaking, breaking into pixelated pieces, dissolving into the stale air that separates our hands from reaching one another. The heater hums above us. Somewhere near the front of the cafe, I hear the unmistakable sound of […]

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Top 10 Korean Dishes

1. DOLSOT BIBIMBAP (돌솥 비빔밥) (dor/l•sot bi•bim•bap) – Stone pot mixed rice Probably the easiest to come by and most popular dishes you will find in Korea, 비빔밥 is a bowl of rice and a variety of vegetables, mixed together and served with or without meat and a hardboiled egg. While the vegetables can change based on where you are, typically it’s served with mushrooms, carrots, cucumber, 고사리(go•sa•ri), soybean sprouts, and spinach. You can always order it either vegan or vegetarian, which is what I tend to do because the dish is filling enough as it is without additional fatty […]

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