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shopping in seoul: part 1

seoul has a lot of famous department stores, like Lotte, Hyundai, Shinsegae, but they tend to be a little fancy. and by fancy, i mean expensive. hella expensive. i also find them a little annoying because most brands in women’s … Continue reading

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beauty war in korea

i’m seeing a major beauty war going on in korea. there are so many beauty brands targeting the 18-34 female demographic, that you really can’t go 50 feet in any direction without running into one of its stores. unlike the … Continue reading

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smart city: seoul

seoul is the smartest city i have ever been in. and by smart, i don’t mean that its people are intelligent (although, let’s be honest: korean peeps are pretty darn smart) — i mean that the city seems to make … Continue reading

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magic, magic, magic

Every time I go to a korean hair salon, I learn that they’ve invented some new, super techy-sounding perm. There’s regular perm, digital perm, magic perm, straight perm, roll-straight perm, air wave perm, thermal wave perm, blah blah blah. seriously, who can … Continue reading

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house of spirits

when we were in thailand, we saw these little houses in front of just about every home/building. we also passed a lot of stores selling these little houses, all lined up outdoors. at first, i thought they were super fancy … Continue reading

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enter the (black) dragon

hello world! welcome to the year of the black dragon! i’ve been totally MIA lately because we’ve been busy traveling again. we were in Thailand and Cambodia for about a week and a half before arriving here in Seoul, Korea, … Continue reading

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WTF moment of the day: kimchi

this rant may come as being a little hypocritical, because i’ve been known to talk (and even sing) about kimchi a lot. but i have to say, i am quite annoyed by the overuse of “kimchi” in popular culture to describe korean things that have … Continue reading

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