south korea

hello? it’s me.

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Excuse my (very long) absence. It feels like so much has been going on but in reality it has been just a lot of waiting, wishing, hoping and praying that so much will happen. Read the rest of this entry »


Exploring Seoul – Hoho Myoll Cafe

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We have just a little more than a month left in Seoul, and the fellow and me will be heading back to America. Read the rest of this entry »

Feeling Rusty

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I know I haven’t posted anything in a long time. A LONG time. I’ve been dedicating most of my blog writing to WaB, and I just haven’t found a lot of personal things to say.

Honestly these past 10 months have been hard. Phil and I are stationed in South Korea (although we’re back in the States right now for an Army class -his class, not mine-) and it has been one of the most isolating seasons of my life.

I’ve gone over several ideas for a community outreach project. Something that involves me giving back a little of my time. Something small, you know. Like buying a stranger coffee, and listening to them talk for an hour. Something like Humans of New York. But the farther into the idea I get, I feel like the more discouraged I get. And I don’t think I struggle with depression as a whole, but I’ve seriously doubted that a few times in the past year.

Complacency, apathy, and just a lot of self-pity too.

I’ve applied for a job, and although the hiring process is taking an extremely long time. I think it’s really going to help with everything. I think it’ll help me feel more involved and like I’m still an independent person.

Anyway, this post isn’t really anything other than something to help me get back on my writers’ feet. Make those words easier to find. You know?

How Koreans Cleanse: Cleansing Oil Review

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First I want to say that obviously I’m not a healthcare professional of any sorts. I’m just a 24 year old with a history of oily skin, enlarged pores, and embarrassing acne. Now, that you know my secrets, let’s continue.  Read the rest of this entry »

PSA for ChewWriteWords Followers.

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Chew on the Write Words is branching out! Starting this month I’ll be posting primarily on this account with natural beauty product reviews (natural deo, anyone?), DIY mask/scrub/lotion recipes, possibly local restaurant reviews, fun places to see or visit if you ever decide to travel to S. Korea, health and basic food facts, snack recipes and ideas, testimonies of my personal journey… and basically anything else that strikes my fancy.

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Not Given To Much Whine

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Wine and Bread


So Phil and I live in S. Korea. We’ve been here for a couple months and are still working on getting settled and finding our niche in our neighborhood. This has been particularly difficult in regards to food. Grocery shopping, eating out, sending Phil with lunches, finding markets with cool things… really, I’ve just had a disappointing time. The language barrier has to be the toughest thing, because you can’t buy anything if you don’t know how much it is, can’t ask how much it is, it might be priced higher because you’re American, and that’s even if you can decipher how to get there in the first place.

It isn’t that I don’t like Korean food, but they barely use salt

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