2 Best Cafes in My City

2 Best Cafes in My City

There is a growing indie cafe industry in Korea and I am thoroughly enjoying exploring every. little. one. My city is considered very small and yet it has numerous amazing cafes, all with delicious drinks and incredibly Instagram-worthy aesthetics. The one catch about Korean style cafes is that they are usually dessert-centric, only serving cake, ice cream, and pastries. My go-to read and relax cafe, a mere half block from my apartment, is one such cafe, whereas my go-to work cafe offers paninis, a full breakfast, and salad as well as grab-and-go items. Thankfully I have plenty of indie coffee shops to suit any circumstance!

Take a moment to experience my two favorites below 🙂

 

Cafe Raincouver

My Designated Jane Austin Reading Cafe

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July 2017: 5 Must Have Shoes

July 2017: 5 Must Have Shoes
sky, skyline, city, city skyline
We stumbled upon an amazing sky bridge to Yeouido!

Welcome to this month’s fashion round-up!

If you missed last month’s, check it out here!

What really drew my attention this month was the variety of gorgeous shoes. A hands-down favorite of the bunch is the continuing trend of mules. In high school, my mum let me raid her shoe rack and in it, I found the most amazing woven brown leather mules that I wore to death. Unfortunately, those beloved mules bit the dust last year, right before the mule trend started gaining momentum, preventing them from their due glorification.

Check out my July picks of mules and more below!

Mules

Black Block Heels | Rebecca Minkoff Robyn | Malone Souliers Maureen Satin / Velvet Continue reading “July 2017: 5 Must Have Shoes”

Life Update and Get to Know Me!

Me on a sculpture mouth
A great picture from a great day on the riverfront!

Welcome to my life! I figured that because my blog has been up and running for about 5 months now I should tell you a little about myself.

20 Facts about Me

1. I am 25 years old.

2. My birthday is a couple’s holiday in Japan and South Korea : White’s Day. Yay chocolate!

3. I was born in Okinawa, Japan but would qualify to run for POTUS.

4. My eyes are grey blue. No one in my family has brown eyes.

5. I’m a coffee addict.

6. I am TESOL certified.

7. I earned my certificate in Barcelona, my second favorite city!

8. London is my favorite city. I visited when I was younger and it was love at first sight!

9. My ancestor was on the Mayflower, but I’m likely related through a female or non-first child.

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June 2017: The Fashion Roundup

 

Flowers on rocks (2)

Due to the fantastic response to my May 2017: The Accessory Round-up, I’m back this month with my latest round-up of clothing items!


Let’s work our way down, head to toe:

Tops

*Ruffle Bandeau Crop – Pinstripe patterns are everywhere, especially in crop style. Check Chriselle’s (of The Chriselle Factor) multi-purpose piece!  1 | 2 | 3

*Wrap Top – Song of Style‘s Aimee wore the lovely Jacquemus multiple times  1 | 2 | 3 Continue reading “June 2017: The Fashion Roundup”

Hitting a Wall: Weight Loss

Weight loss, weight gain: A struggle that everyone faces.

Wall art

This June marks the 7th anniversary of the beginning of my weight loss journey and for the first time ever I am revealing all. For me, it will never be over: I will always monitor my weight, in case of hiccups along the road, but more on that later…

Tall blue flowers

My story starts in high school.

I am naturally muscular and athletic, so I was never skinny growing up. My dad has thick legs, calves and thighs, and I inherited that. It was my biggest insecurity until I started to gain weight in my sophomore year of high school, then my junior, then my senior year. Soon it overtook the top position of enemy number one. It just kept building up and I never really stopped to analyze how. All I knew was that it was making me unhappy.

Then came senior prom.

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May 2017: The Accessory Roundup

May 2017: The Accessory Roundup

May 

MAY

May has been a month filled with blooming flowers and fashion, with lingering elements of the past.

As a part of the process of becoming a better blogger, I read hundreds of blog posts in an month and after staring at pictures for such a long time, one naturally starts to recognize what items are the must-haves of the moment. The following items are some of the most viral and my personal favorites! (Let’s just say Gucci’s game is strong…)

Bags

Cult Gaia Ark Big in Bamboo or Acrylic  – Bamboo seen on Chriselle Lim from The Chriselle Factor

GG Marmont Montelassé Shoulder Bag – Seen on bloggers like Christine Kong from DailyKongfidence Continue reading “May 2017: The Accessory Roundup”

4 Ways to Happiness 

4 Ways to Happiness 
Brown looks miffed but at least I look happy.


I’ll be the first one to admit:

This winter has been stressful.


As in, immensely so. A beloved family member has been in and out of the ICU and ICU long term care facility since January and won’t leave completely for another few months. There were dreadful occasions when I received the “prepare yourself” call and my heart shattered every time, leaving me in an unending state of anxiety. Gradually this dismal period wore me down, both mentally and physically, until one weekend I simply broke down. I didn’t leave my apartment, I didn’t speak to my friends, I didn’t do anything except cry, eat, and mindlessly binge watch Netflix. That weekend was a breakthrough moment; it was like a light went off in my head that told me to take care of myself. I had lost the access card to my happiness and I needed to find it in order to enter the wondrous world of happiness. So started my arduous journey.

1.  The first thing I did the following day was spend as much time outside of my apartment as possible.

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