18 May 2017

With Reckless Abandon: the art of making luck


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I've had this post sitting in my drafts for ages, since, ironically, I haven't really found the right words, or the right phrasing. Nothing has felt like it's articulated my point well enough. A point that is basically talking about how I do things without really thinking about possible consequences more often than not.

Seriously (and sorry, mum, dad, really I am) I have a habit of getting myself into some really hilarious situations. Mostly, they wind up ending in my favour. You know how they say life begins at the end of your comfort zone? Well... my comfort zone is sometimes all but a dot to me.

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9 May 2017

April Beauty Favourites


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Well it's been a hot minute since I've done a monthly favourites. Especially a beauty favourites post. Usually I'm a creature of habit, the way I do my makeup hasn't really changed that much since I started wearing it at 15 (though I ditched the solid blue eyeshadow haa, how embarrassing), and it's hard to test out new products month on month when you don't have a lot of disposable income. Or are chronically bad at saving... 

But! I guess that's changed for April. Mostly because I've been in a position where I can buy a lot more (yay employment), but also because I'm back in Korea and there is so much choice. A vast ocean of affordable choice. 

Also the fact that I had to have a major declutter of basically everything I owned before I moved has probably helped the fact I actually needed new things - apparently my hoarding tendencies also span to both skincare and beauty too, who knew?? - and when the the temptation is there, I have very little self control. (Yes that is probably a bad thing, I am aware.)

Anyway, if you're up for reading a slightly late beauty favourites post, then here we go!

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21 Apr 2017

Hexagon (헥사곤) - Garosugil Sinsadong


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I'm resurrecting 'the food series' after what has seemed like an absolute age. One of my favourite things to do in South Korea is explore all the restaurants, cafes, and general eateries that I've been eyeing up over on instagram for too fudging long. On my explorations so far, I've been happy to see that some of my favourite places from my year abroad are still alive and kicking, but also saddened that some of them haven't survived the last three years. Seoulites are a particularly tough crowd - competition is fierce

A few weeks ago - when I met up with Devina before Seoul Fashion Week - we went for a little wander around the DDP to take some photos, and then on to Sinsadong for me to see how much it's changed (not that much, but also so much at the same time), and for food. We weren't feeling anything particularly heavy, so decided to give Hexagon a go. 

Latin American food in Seoul? Ok let's go. 

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14 Apr 2017

10 things I've learned in my first month of teaching abroad


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So I've been teaching for a month now - first official paycheck and everything - and it's definitely taught me a thing or two about life. I'm pleased that I wasn't ever really a complete and utter terror at school, and that I was one of those kids that actually did my homework despite not really wanting to.

Seriously, when people say that some jobs are easier than others, if they lump teaching into that I'm not going to be happy.

I teach elementary and middle school students (so from age 7 to about 14?) and they've taught me one or two things so far..

Or 10.


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