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CCR Showroom

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Lifestyle

 CCR Showroom (short for Cocorobox) is a cute, little home and lifestyle store located near Pusan National University.  The store sells a host of top quality goods to liven up any home. It’s a great place to spend time browsing (& maybe buying) as well as a shop, CCR also has a cafe for you to sit and admire this wonderful retail space.

Taipei

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Food / Photography / Travel

A few weeks back I travelled to Taipei and spent some days exploring the city as well as venturing to Jiufen, located just a few hours away from Taipei. We arrived on a Friday afternoon and the first impact Taipei had on me was the architecture. The city is full of old, derelict looking buildings that gives Taipei it’s distinctive feel and atmosphere. We came to a quiet neighbourhood to check out a dumpling restaurant […]

Mid Century Cafe

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Cafe

Wedged between Pusan National University and Jangjeon station, Mid Century Cafe is a welcome surprise located in a very residential area of Busan. The cafe is kitted out with the usual aesthetics that are synomynous with any independent Korean coffee establishment: neon signs-check, outdoor area and seats perfect for selfies- check, vintage assortments displayed randomly- check. I ordered their strawberry latte which was divine, they also have a simple selection of cakes including gigantic madeleines […]

벗꽃 Season

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Lifestyle / Travel

I’m sharing some photos of the cherry blossoms (벗꽃 in Korean) that I took a few weeks back when the trees were in full bloom. It’s sad to see the blossoms go so quickly, but it is with their fragile brevity, that we flock and admire such beauty of nature and to appreciate the small pleasures life gives to us. Enjoy!

Kimchi & Scrambled Eggs

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Food / Recipe

I’ve recently moved to Korea and am excited as well as nervous in adjusting my new life here.  I wanted to share a delicious and quick recipe that I made recently. Kimchi is a staple product of Korea, rich in vitamins A,B and C and loaded with healthy bacteria. Perfect for a ‘once again student at 27 years old’ who will need refuelling while studying. There are many recipes online of kimchi and scrambled eggs, […]

Film Photo Album- Snapshots of Korea

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Photography / Travel

On my recent trip to Korea, I bought along with me a couple of disposable film cameras and ”experiment” with some film photography. Although, I’m no pro when it comes to photography, I enjoy snapping away and am learning to practice and improve my skills in this little hobby of mine. I took my camera everywhere with me while on my trip, taking photos of the everyday and unique life of Korea. I was excited […]

Cafe Matin

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Cafe / Food

Cafe hopping in Korea is a must. There are so many great coffee shops, each with their own individual style and aesthetic, it’s hard not to visit and enjoy what each establishment has to offer. Not only do these cafes’ take their style seriously ,but are also devoted in giving good coffee and a selection of brews to suit your taste. Cafe Matin does just that with its sleek industrial look and serving a fine […]

Lovesome Cafe

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Cafe / Travel

Lovesome is a pink paradise of a cafe, located in Jeonpo, Busan.  This cafe is another example of what is great about the Korean cafe scene, where it’s not only the drink that matters but also the aesthetic and making sure you get yourself that instagram worthy picture! I ordered a hot sweet potato latte, something I needed on a cold rainy day. Their most popular drink is the pink latte, a two tone pink […]

Japanese Bento Class at Atsuko’s Kitchen

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Food

Wouldn’t it be great to bring a colourful, nutritious lunch to work other than the same boring old farce of sandwiches? Japanese bento lunch boxes are an enticing piece of art that are not only visually appealing but healthy as well as super tasty. Bento’s are an everyday affair for the Japanese, they’re a convenient source of lunch for office workers and schoolchildren. There are also more elaborate forms of bento’s and seasonal one’s such […]

Myeongran- jeot & Seaweed Pasta

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Recipe

The title of this dish is a mouthful but so delicious; that I feel a bit compelled to share this recipe that my lovely boyfriend made for me. Myeongran-jeot (명란젓) is salt fermented pollock roe and is one of many fermented food products used in Korean cuisine. Paired up with spaghetti and you’ve got a brilliant fusion dish that combines the best of both Eastern and Western cuisine in one bowl. Enjoy! Recipe for Myeongran-Jeot […]