Yesterday I met up with a Swedish girl named Julia, she was on a short visit to Seoul and wanted some company for the day. So first we went to D Museum for their Plastic Fantastic exhibition. I really enjoy going to museums and looking at artsy stuff! After the museum we headed over to Dongdaemun design plaza, which is a super cool place. We finished the night with drinks and karaoke in Hongdae. x
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Igår mötte jag upp Julia, en svensk tjej som var på en kort visit i Seoul och ville ha lite sällskap för dagen. Först åkte vi till D Museum för deras Plastic Fantastic exhibition. Jag tycker verkligen om att gå på museum och kolla på artsy stuff! Efter D Museum så åkte vi till Dongdaemun Design Paza, som är ett super coolt ställe. Vi avslutade kvällen med drinkar och karaoke i Hongdae. x

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Cutest coffee shop! I wanted to take the chandelier with me home, but yeah maybe next time ;)
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Gulligaste kaffestället! Jag ville ta med mig kristallkronan hem, men ah, nästa gång kanske ;)

Side dishes y'all!!!! Best thing ever. Also it was my first time at a "take your shoes off and sit on the floor" kind of restaurant. I could totally get used to that. x
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Side dishes y'all!!!! Bästa någonsin. Det var faktiskt min första gång på en sån där "ta av dig skorna och sitt på golvet" restaurant. Jag kan absolut vänja mig vid det! x


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You know what feels amazing? The fact that I've found my way back to my centered self. It's been a while since I felt this calm and content. My zen is back!! It was always there, but I'm really good at losing my focus and let my ego take over when life becomes too stressful. I forget the truth, the stillness, the beauty and just become a hot mess on the inside. I've been very good at distracting myself as well, but I've lived alone for three weeks now and although it's been an emotional roller coaster - I've finally been able to center myself. Thank you! Can I just remember this now and not fall back into old useless patterns? Yes please, I'll put them reminders all over the place!

Today I did some make up shopping and then I sat at Starbucks for a few hours listening to an audio book. How nice is that? It's the second time I do that and I'm loving it. Just getting out of my little room is nice, but I usually hate doing things out in the world by myself. Lately though I've been better at leaving my little safe haven and getting out there. x

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Vet ni vad som känns fantastiskt? Det faktum att jag hittat tillbaka till mig själv. Det var ett tag sedan jag kände mig såhär lugn och nöjd. Mitt zen är tillbaka!! Det var alltid där, men jag är väldigt bra på att tappa fokus och låta mitt ego ta över när livet blir för stressigt. Jag glömmer sanningen, stillheten, skönheten och blir en hot mess på insidan. Jag har varit sjukt bra på att distrahera mig själv också, men jag har bott ensam nu i tre veckor och även om det varit en emotionell berochdalbana - så har jag äntligen lyckats hitta mitt center. Tack! Kan jag bara komma ihåg detta nu och inte falla tillbaka till värdelösa mönster? Ja tack, jag får sprida påminnelser överallt och ingenstans!

Idag har jag shoppat lite smink, sen satt jag på Starbucks i några timmar och lyssnade på en ljudbok. Hur nice är inte det? Det är andra gången jag gör det och jag älskar det. Att bara ta sig ur huset är nice, men jag brukar hata att göra saker ensam där utanför dörren. På senaste tiden så har jag blivit bättre på att lämna mitt lilla rum och ge mig ut i världen. x



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I have had such a wonderful day! I woke up early, exercised, got ready. Then Emil and his roomie picked me up and we went straight to the palace Gyeongbokgung (경복궁).
I'm obsessed with historical Korean dramas, so to be able to walk around in that sort of environment was just amazing! I was so happy. Plenty of people wearing Hanbok, the absolutely stunning views with the mountains in the background, astonishing buildings and the autumn leaves with their different colours. It was so magical! It was absolutely freezing, but I got a delicious ginger tea to keep me warm.
If you ever have the chance, you should totally visit this place! A sunny autumn day was perfect timing. x
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Jag har haft en så underbar dag! Jag vaknade tidigt, tränade, fixade mig. Sen hämtade Emil och hans roomie upp mig och så åkte vi direkt till palatset Gyeongbokgung (경복궁).
Jag är besatt av historiska Korean dramas, så att få möjligheten att gå omkring i den typen av miljö var helt fantastiskt! Jag var så glad. Massa människor som hade på sig Hanbok, de fantastiskt vackra vyerna med bergen i bakgrunden, byggnaderna och höstlöven i olika färger. Det var magiskt! Det var sjukt kallt, men jag drack ett jättegott te med ingefära som höll mig varm.
Om ni någonsin får chansen, så borde ni besöka detta stället! En solig höstdag var perfekt timing. x

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I've got some time to spare so I thought I'd share some random facts with you! x

My right leg is longer than my left leg.

I met my biological father for the first time this year.

If I have one sip of Red bull I throw up.

I have social anxiety and I'm very shy.

I'm scared of taking the London tube because my claustrophobia came back last year after a panic attack at Paddington station.

I regret all of my tattoos, but I still like some of them.

I'm pretty good at singing karaoke. My go to songs are Snow Flower (눈의꽃) by Park Hyo Shin and Video Games by Lana Del Rey.

I did the first year of high school three times.

I was a vegetarian for 7 years and vegan for 2 of those years.

I never used to get mosquito bites - until I went to Korea.

I think I'll be single forever.

I've never had McDonald's as often as I have in Korea. That signature burger though? Omg.


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God I just got the strangest urge to age, turn 45 and have life sorted out. I suddenly got so tired of being young and stupid, not knowing what to do. I just feel like I want to become a grown up. When is that happening anyway? I've made it through 25 years, but I feel just as gone with the wind as ever. I can at least hope to have my shit together some time after 30. The good thing about being young is that it feels like you have a lot of time, but that's no guarantee either. The clock is always ticking. It's simply up to me to fix it. YAAAAS! Sooo much fun!

I become so happy and warm in my heart when I see my friends get married, have kids, build their homes, have that cosy day to day life, work their way up the career ladder. How does one do those things? Teach me everything you know!
Sometimes it feels like I've burned all my little bridges and shot myself in the foot. Like I'm working against myself whilst I'm trying to work for myself.

At least I've figured out my next step. I booked my flight to London the other day, so on December 11th I will land in the UK. And right now it looks like I have a job waiting for me. After that I'll just take one day at a time and lay brick by brick. Eventually I might have a good foundation where I can build something good. But also, teach me your ways :))) x

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Gud jag fick precis en sådan sjuk längtan till att åldras, fylla 45 och ha livet löst. Blev plötsligt så trött på att vara ung och dum och inte veta vad man ska göra. Vill bara bli vuxen känner jag. När blir man det ens? 25 år har jag lyckats klara mig igenom, men känner mig precis lika borta med vinden som alltid. Jag kan ju iallafall hoppas på att man har sin shit together någonstans där efter 30. Fördelen med att vara ung är väl att det känns som att man har tid på sig, men det kan man ju inte direkt veta heller. Klockan tickar ju hela tiden. Det är upp till mig att fixa helt enkelt. YAAAAS! Guuud vad kul!

Jag blir så glad och varm i hjärtat när jag ser mina vänner gifta sig, skaffa barn, bygga sina hem, ha en sån där mysig vardag, jobba sig upp på karriärstegen. Hur gör man? Lär mig allt ni kan!
Ibland känns det som att jag har bränt mina små broar och skjutit mig själv i foten. Jag jobbar liksom emot mig själv samtidigt som jag försöker att jobba för mig själv.

Jag har iallafall klurat ut mitt nästa steg. Bokade mitt flyg till London härom dagen, så den 11 december landar jag i the UK. Och som det ser ut nu så har jag ett jobb som väntar. Sen får jag ta dagen som den kommer och lägga en sten i taget. Tillslut kanske jag har en bra grund att bygga något bra på. Men också, lär mig hur ni gör :))) x



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Food blogger Chessie in the building!! God I love Paris Baguette. I'm gonna miss that place when I leave Korea. They have so many nice pastries, sandwiches & salads! x
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Mat-bloggaren Chessie är på g igen!! Gud vad jag gillar Paris Baguette. Jag kommer att sakna det stället när jag lämnar Korea. Dom har så många goda bakverk, smörgåsar och sallader! x



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I heard that London had been asking about me. I don't know what it is but there's just something about London, I always seem to end up there again and again. And since I'm most likely going back pretty soon I thought why not share some pics from last time I lived there! What's your favourite thing about London? x
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Jag hörde att London hade frågat om mig. Jag vet inte vad det är men det är något med London, jag verkar alltid hamna där igen och igen. Och eftersom att jag antagligen kommer att åka tillbaka dit snart så tänkte jag att jag delar med mig av lite bilder från förra gången jag bodde där! Vad gillar ni mest med London? x

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My Sunday evening was spent with Emil and his roomie. We had some dinner, then we ended up walking along a little river looking at different light installations. Super cosy, but slightly cold. So we finished the evening with a hot coffee and some chocolate mousse cake at Coffee bean & tea leaf. x
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Min söndagskväll spenderades med Emil och hans roomie. Vi åt middag, sen kollade vi på olika ljusinstallationer som fanns längs en liten å. Jättemysigt, men rätt så kallt. Så vi avslutade kvällen med en varm kaffe och lite chokladkaka på Coffee bean & tea leaf. x

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It's not a secret that I love Korean dramas. I think I've watched like 60 over the past 12 months, hehe. They give me life ok?? My Viki-pass is the best thing I'm spending money on every month.. Anyway, here are three really good dramas that I'm currently watching!
(descriptions and pics from viki.com)

While you were Sleeping // 당신이 잠든 사이에

A young woman with bad premonition dreams meets two people who suddenly develop the same ability.

Nam Hong Joo (Suzy) lives with her mother, Yoon Moon Sun (Hwang Young Hee), a widow who runs a small restaurant. Jung Jae Chan (Lee Jong Suk), a rookie prosecutor, and his younger brother, Seung Won (Shin Jae Ha), move in across the street. Since she was young, Hong Joo has had the ability to see bad events before they happen, but she is often unable to do anything about it.

One day, Jae Chan has a strange premonition dream about an accident involving Hong Joo and Lee Yoo Beom (Lee Sang Yeob), a ruthless attorney who used to be Jae Chan’s tutor. Jae Chan decides to interfere in the course of events and ends up saving the lives of Hong Joo and Han Woo Tak (Jung Hae In), a young police officer. When Jae Chan, Hong Joo and Woo Tak then start having dreams about one another, they realize that their lives are now somehow entwined.

But can the three discover the reason that they were brought together, and can they prevent the people closest to them from getting hurt?

Because this is my first life // 이번 생은 처음이라

What can a house-poor man and a financially strapped woman do? Nam Sae Hee (Lee Min Ki) is a single man in his early 30s who has managed to buy his own home. But his mortgage takes all of his disposable income and he has little left to do much else. Yoon Ji Ho (Jung So Min) is a single woman in her early 30s who barely makes enough money to get by and has given up on dating because of her financial situation.

Through unexpected circumstances, Ji Ho becomes a renter in Sae Hee’s house, and they become housemates. Can they help each other grapple with their own individual financial issues?

The King loves // 왕은 사랑한다

Power, friendship or love?

Wang Won (Im Siwan) is the Crown Prince during the Goryeo Dynasty who harbors an extreme lust for power. His childhood friend, Wang Rin (Hong Jong Hyun), is his trusted ally and bodyguard.

When they meet Eun San (Yoona), the beautiful daughter of the wealthiest man in the country, they become inseparable friends. But when both Won and Rin fall in love with Eun San, what will happen to their ambitions and friendship?



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