Category Archives: something new we tried

ask and ye shall receive

The last time we were in Hong Kong, The Husband and I made a spontaneous decision to go see a movie. I say it was spontaneous, because we usually bring sweaters and jackets with us, as it is usually, like, … Continue reading

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baseball games in Korea

Before this year, I’d been to baseball games just two times in my life, and they were both soOOOooo mind-numbingly boring. I’ve come to associate baseball with the highest level of boredom, on par with watching paint dry. No, wait, … Continue reading

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Binch by Lotte

I bought this box of cookies in Seoul not because it looked delicious, but because its name cracked me up. Binch. Looks a lot like that other word that begins with “Bi” and ends with “ch.” There’s also something about … Continue reading

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the two koreas

EM, our friend from work who was visiting Seoul at the same time we were, suggested that we go on the DMZ tour (Korean Demilitarized Zone) — one of Tripadvisor’s most popular things to do in Korea. I have to confess I was a … Continue reading

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Hongdae area in Korea

Last time we were in Seoul, it was too damn cold to do anything. I feel like I complained the entire time and sat around my parents’ living room contemplating the miracle of ondolbangs for a month. This time, however, … Continue reading

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exotic hot pot in China

Since coming to China, we’ve had hot pot on numerous occasions. The husband and I are actually not huge fans — most times, it’s just too damn hot in Shenzhen to be sitting around a steaming, boiling pot, and the super … Continue reading

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afternoon tea at The Peninsula

I got uncharacteristically classy this past weekend and went to The Peninsula in Hong Kong to meet my friend E for afternoon tea. We got seated right at 2 p.m., when it opened, because E got on the line at … Continue reading

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wishing on a sky lantern in thailand

There’s so much I want to tell you about Krabi, Thailand — the beaches, the islands, the longtail boats, the thousands of carved wooden penises at Phranang Beach (don’t worry, my perverted little friends, I’ll come back to this later). But today, … Continue reading

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Survivor: Shenzhen Style

The Husband and I went on a school trip last Friday. We were told that one of the activities would be a cooking contest at a “green ecological garden,” and I went along envisioning a peaceful hippie-style organic farm where … Continue reading

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