Reasons I think you should move to Korea

…you know, if you feel like it and stuff. There are tons of these posts out in the bloggerverse, but I wanted to include my own take.  Of course you’ll see blogs talking about the internet here (there’s wifi everywhere – even the subway!), the service here (it’s easy to get your server’s attention and…

The Universe

It’s almost as though Amy Schumer, Bill Nye, and the lovely gals from Broad City got together to write a sketch for me this past weekend.  Just as I had written about missing the comforts of home, “the universe” decided to send me some things I’d been missing. Last weekend I met a fantastic young…

I dream in Skyscanner part I

I want to see everything and go everywhere.  I’ve traveled pretty extensively throughout Europe, I’ve been fortunate enough to perform in China, England, The United States, and South Africa, and I still feel like I haven’t even started to see the world!  Being in Korea just makes me want to jet set each and every week do a…

Hair did at Hwamiju

  Most of my friends are aware that when I’m stressed, frustrated, or bored I change my hair.  My Mom does exactly the same thing, and it always seems to make me feel a lot better.  Better to change your hair than eat your feelings, right?     I had tried to get my hair…

How to meet people in Korea (or at least Busan!)

You’re going to have to kiss a lot of frogs before finding your Prince (or Princess!).  Thankfully there is a mixed bag of great people in Korea.  Photo by Joel Gale Photography I was very hesitant to write another list post but after the quick success of the last one (and e-mails from followers – thank…

La Bella Citta Busan

Have you ever had a meal so fantastic from start to finish that you felt like a changed person?  After the most wonderful weekend checking out new corners of Busan, we were exhausted and disappointed upon discovery that the “Spanish Bistro” about which we had been wondering didn’t actually serve food (El Secreto – but…

Ridin’ Solo

Not to quote Jason Derulo too hard (ahem…”Jason Derulo” – Jason Derulo), but the last few evenings I have been ridin’ solo through the big bustling metropolis of Busan (er – more like Ben Folds Five: “Rockin’ the Suburbs” in Hwamyeong-dong, Buk-gu).  Yesterday I hit the gym before work which meant I either had a…

Kudeta

Merriam-Webster describes a Coup d’état as: “a sudden attempt by a small group of people to take over the government usually through violence”.  “Kudeta”, a nightclub in Haeundae Beach, seems to have taken over the space we originally thought was TAO Beach Club (yes – like in Vegas).  Whether through violence or not, the sudden…

How do you Sunday Funday?

I’ve been staying in on Saturday nights to take full advantage of Sunday mornings and it’s been paying off.  The past couple of Sundays have been pretty spectacular.  Great friends, great food, lots of walking – just a grand ol’ time before heading back to work on Monday (let’s be candid – my job is…

Teacher Kimbap

Kim Seon Saeng: If you see this Kimbap Chain make sure to head inside and check it out.  Not that my kimbap experiences have exactly been vast, but having lived in Vancouver I experienced my fair share of sushi and kimbap and know what I like (and this, my friends, I liked!).  My Hangul-reading skills…

Saturday in Seomyeon

This weekend was gray and rainy.  I had planned on heading to the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival on Sunday, but the weather and my persistent cough didn’t really make me want to do anything.  I managed to get a sweet pair of prescription glasses (frames, check up, and lenses for KRW 10,000 at Davich!) on…

Working it Out Abroad

Britney said it best: “You want a hot body?…You better work, b*tch”.  I had gained about 30 stubborn pounds in Toronto over the course of my 3 years since leaving Vancouver.  I had a trainer, I would diet, but nothing seemed to work.  I’ve kind of come to the conclusion that I’m getting into those…