Kimchi Reinvented: Modern Korean Food

When most people think of Korea (whether they’ve been there or not) there are always a few things that immediately come to mind: hanbok, BBQ, K-pop, etc. However, no matter who you’re talking to, kimchi is always on the top of that list. 김치 (Kimchi) is Korea’s national dish. It is a traditional Korean side dish that consists of fermented vegetables and seasonings. It is … Continue reading Kimchi Reinvented: Modern Korean Food

Cosplay in Korea: Tea Party with Alice

I have always been a bit of an Otaku. I love all things anime, manga and video game related! Back in college I used to work at some anime stores (which was awesome). I wore geeky tees, hoodies and hats to work and, on occasion, some minor cosplay items like Naruto headbands or Totoro ears. I even attended Anime Expo back in LA (in full cosplay … Continue reading Cosplay in Korea: Tea Party with Alice

Cafe B-hind

As its name suggests, cafe B-hind lies tucked away behind the hustle and bustle of Hapjeong’s cafe street. At first glance, you may think it to be just another ordinary cafe, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Once inside, there’s an embracing laid back, somewhat vintage, musically themed atmosphere. This 13 year old cafe was created as a sort of haven for people to relax and study … Continue reading Cafe B-hind

Urban Jungle

As I’ve mentioned before, 홍대 (Hongdae) is one of the most heavily fashion-oriented districts in Seoul. Due to the strong influence of the students from 홍익대학교 (Hongik University), the arts university after which the area is named, hip-hop/urban fashion is particularly popular. Hoodies, Snap-backs, padded vests and boots are all popular and comfortable items worn by both guys and girls. For this photoshoot, I decided to … Continue reading Urban Jungle

Writings on the Wall

홍대 (Hongdae) is definitely Seoul’s prime location for for all things young, new and trendy. On any given day you can find indie bands playing, b-boy battles ensuing or artists drawing caricatures all outside on the streets. Being situated around an arts university, it’s no wonder there’s so much excitement. It really has a particular charm that calls to graffiti artists, hip-hop dancers and urban fashionistas. … Continue reading Writings on the Wall

A Day of Cat-astrophic Proportions: 청춘 고양이

If you’ve browsed around my blog, there should be no doubt in your mind that I’m definitely a dog person. I LOVE dogs of every breed shape and size, but to be honest… occasionally I have an itch that only a cat can scratch. While I don’t think I could ever be a cat owner I do think they’re pretty cute. I like the rumbling … Continue reading A Day of Cat-astrophic Proportions: 청춘 고양이

Brunch: The Most Important Meal of the Day

When Julie Andrews sang a song of her favorite things, I have a thing or two she may have missed; one of them being brunch! I love breakfast, but far to often my random and sometimes hectic schedule doesn’t permit me to indulge in this morning ritual of bliss. So for me, and others like me, brunch was created. The joy of having breakfast in … Continue reading Brunch: The Most Important Meal of the Day