Even at first glance, you’d never mistake Cheolgil Tteokbokki for a run-of-the-mill restaurant. The windows are foggy even though the air is clear, and decades of Seoul’s humid summers and frigid winters have warped the planks that cover the building. Inside, the tteokbokki sauce bubbles in its oversized pans and fills the entire restaurant with the signature, mouth-watering gochujang scent. The menu is sweet and … Continue reading Cheolgil Tteokbokki (철길떡볶이)
This summer, on top of skyrocketing Covid cases, we were also hit with a horrible heat wave. One thing to know about Seoul is that summer heat is always coupled with a miserable amount of humidity. It’s wet and always feels 10 degrees hotter than it actually is. It was at this point in time that our AC unit decided to die beyond the point … Continue reading Pet Friendly Hotel in Seoul
Christmas in Seoul is magical. Every year it seems like the city embraces the festive warmth of the season just a little bit more. The subway stations, streets and malls are all decked out in glittering lights, fully decorated trees and all sorts of grand displays. I think it’s safe to say that we could all use a bit of extra holiday cheer this year, … Continue reading Christmas Decoration Shopping in Korea
Over the years, especially throughout childhood, I found myself collecting all sorts of things from Beanie Babies and Disney figurines to McDonalds toys and Pogs (remember Pogs?). I’ve had a lot of collections, many of which still reside in boxes at my parents house, but none of them quite compare to Bae Tae Hyun’s Godzilla collection. Bae started collecting Godzilla figures back in 2014 after … Continue reading Godzilla Cafe in Korea: Cafe Ookii ( 카페 오오키이)
After what seemed like an eternal winter (not really complaining), spring has finally returned to Seoul. The first signal is the blooming of cherry blossoms all across the country; something I really look forward to every year. So far, this year has been a bit busy and I was afraid that my most recent trip to California was going to prevent me from partaking in … Continue reading Yeouido Spring Flower Festival – Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival
Checking out the latest art exhibit is one of our favorite things to do, even more so now if it gets us out of this awful heat. So to kick off the summer, my husband decided to surprise me by taking me to an art exhibit entirely dedicated to ice cream! We didn’t know what to expect when we arrived, but what we got was … Continue reading Cooling Down @ Hi, Ice Cream in Seoul (하이, 아이스크림)
Another year, another Comic Con. Well, it’s actually only the 2nd Comic Con to be held here and I’ve got to say, it wasn’t half bad. After last year’s Con, there was a lot of talk about how unorganized the event was and how a lot of vendors were really displeased. We were actually a bit worried as to whether or not there would even … Continue reading Seoul Comic Con 2018: Ay or Nay?
Lately I find myself getting reacquainted with my artistic side. I’ve always been pretty artsy, at some point I was even aiming to be an animator for Disney. Though that dream has come and gone, every now and then I find the need to draw, paint or simply create something new. Recently I’ve been obsessing over paper art. I finally created my first paper art … Continue reading Paper Art Exhibit in Seoul: Paper, Present @ Daelim Museum