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I went to a soccer match in Seoul! I drank Cass Lite and ate...









I went to a soccer match in Seoul! I drank Cass Lite and ate ddeokbokki (spicy rice cake, 떡볶이). There were fireworks and cheerleaders. The paper noisemakers were very effective.


Daejeon 대전 (is South Korea’s fifth largest city with a...


















I went to the Hello Kitty Cafe in Daejeon. It is located in...













I went to the Hello Kitty Cafe in Daejeon. It is located in downtown Daejeon (대전시내). I grew up a Hello Kitty fan, and I may still be guilty of buying a few pink and red trinkets as an adult. The cafe was undeniably cute.


My neighborhood is extremely women friendly. There’s...





My neighborhood is extremely women friendly. There’s “woman’s style baked chicken” to my left and Mr. Pizza expresses its love for women on my right.


In many Korean apartments, the showers are not sealed off from...



In many Korean apartments, the showers are not sealed off from the rest of the bathroom. Water pretty much goes everywhere and exits down a big drain (where the sink water also goes to). Because of this, it’s encouraged to own special rubber washroom slippers.

I bought these cute Hello Kitty slippers! They make me smile every time I walk into my bathroom. Also, the 아저시 (ahjussi, older man) that came to fix my leaky shower looked AWESOME wearing them!


I celebrate Easter more in Korea than I do in the States. Back...







I celebrate Easter more in Korea than I do in the States. Back home, I do nothing. Here, in Korea, I make hats for my kids, play games, and give them candy. They love it!


Yellow Dust (황사)

On a daily basis, I receive numerous concerned messages from friends and family about the possible nuclear attack from North Korea. Most advise (e.g. ask or beg) me to leave, but I’m staying cool. Honestly, I’m more concerned with yellow dust from China killing me.

So, since, yellow dust season is here, let me share some links to check the status of Korean air quality:


I finally experienced a Korean jjimjilbang (찜질방)! They are best...













I finally experienced a Korean jjimjilbang (찜질방)! They are best described as large, gender-segregated public bathhouses. Admittedly, it was a little nerve-wracking because a good part of it is spent naked, but I had a really good time. I enjoyed hot baths and saunas.


I know I already mentioned that I went to Busan a month ago, but...







I know I already mentioned that I went to Busan a month ago, but I’m still reflecting on things. This is my second time living in Korea. I’ve already mentioned that I have experienced new challenges that I didn’t expect to. I think I’ve gotten over that hump, but I’m not sure… It may return. Of course, I hope it doesn’t.


Honest confession: Sometimes I get drunk. Really drunk. I am not...





Honest confession: Sometimes I get drunk. Really drunk. I am not one to pass out in the streets or go home with cute boys. Nope. Instead, I steal posters and buy junk food at the local convenience store. Then, I sit at home with my newly acquired decor and snacks, so I can message my friends all over the world. I feel like I should hash tag this post as “boring,” but I don’t care; I’m awesome.


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