Showing posts from September, 2012

Down with a flu

While the whole Korea is celebrating 추석 (Chuseok), here I am stuck in my room, down with a flu. Last Thursday, I thought I was getting better because the sore throat was less painful. However, come Friday, I was coughing so hard, my nose was clogged, my body just felt so weak, I had headache and was feeling feverish. I didn't go to the laboratory and just stayed in my bed. It was like the longest day and night of my life. You know, the life of being sick. It's so hard, especially the fact that I'm away from home. All I ever wanted in that moment was to go home and be with my family because nothing beats the experience of being sick in the comfort of your home, with your parents taking care of you. Ugh, I miss them so much. We had a chat yesterday so it made things a little bit better. Right now, I am still taking a rest and slowly recuperating.
So you guys, let us all take care of our health. It's when you get sick that you get to realize the importance of being healt…

Feeling Under the Weather

Autumn has completely taken over. The temperature has dropped and trees are starting to change colors. But with that shift in season, my body is feeling a bit confused. I guess my nose, throat, and lungs are not yet ready for this new season. Yesterday I got dry cough and scratchy throat. Speaking and swallowing were painful but I still managed to talk to my friend like nothing's wrong. I bought 유자차 (honey citrus tea) and had myself gargle hot water with salt to ease my sore throat. By night time, I decided to go to bed early but I haven't really gotten a good night's sleep due to the excruciating pain in my throat. I woke up several times the whole night because my throat felt dry and burning with pain. It's hard to swallow my saliva so I just spit it out. Also, breathing normally with my nose was quite difficult, and with that I just tried inhaling and exhaling through my mouth. It's probably one of my worst nights ever! Last year, I also had that same experience…
God's timing is, indeed and will 
always be, perfect.♥

Discover and Experience Korea

Since I've been sitting here in the lab for the past few days (literally! sitting the whole day and reading, err, staring at journal articles), my mind tends to drift somewhere else. I suddenly miss exploring different parts of Korea. I couldn't help but look back at my previous travels.

Korea is such a beautiful country. There are lots of wonderful places to see- from parks, to traditional villages, to mountains, to beaches... So if you're planning to visit, I say, Go on, come, see, discover, and experience Korea!

Time to be Glee

I thought my Friday would be nothing but a boring, same old day full of rants. But a surprise awaits me come evening. Yes, finally, I got to watch the first episode of GLEE's Season 4 entitled as The New Rachel. I don't want to spoil the story but, honestly, for all the Glee lovers like me, the first episode is worth the wait! Here's a clip from Rachel Berry and Marley Rose's performance.

Friday night = Glee night!
Season 4. New York. NYADA. McKinley High.

P.S. I also want to experience taking a Greyhound on the Hudson River line and be in a New York state of mind.


Warning: This is a rant-heavy post.

So please bear with me.

As much as I wanted to think that I'm living a serene and peaceful life, everything seems out of place right now. I hate to admit it and put all my rants and problems here but I guess there's just no other way. A lot of things are going on/spinning in my mind, which include the following:

1. thesis manuscript
I only have two weeks before I hand the first draft to the professor and I still haven't figured out where I should start. In other words, I'm having a writer's block. Here's the universal truth in writing, the most difficult is the beginning, specifically the very beginning. Based on experience (from my undergraduate thesis writing to the present), 55% of my time and energy is spent summoning all the courage and motivation needed and 45% is spent on the writing process itself.  At this point in time, I'm still in the "summoning all the courage and motivation" stage. *gulp*

2. physical l…

Vintage Charm

While checking my daily reads, I came upon the post on one of my favorite blogs, The Clothes Horse, about Orla Kiely. Well, I must say, I second the motion. Indeed, the Orla Kiely AW 2012 campaign perfectly exudes that vintage charm. I am definitely loving every element - the dresses and coat, the styling, hair & make-up, and of course, the photography. Kudos to all the people behind the shoot! Here are some images from the Orla Kiely site.

Orla Kiely AW 2012

Visit Orla Kiely Campaigns to check other lovely looks.


My weekend just happened like that.  Sometimes it feels like instead of having two days of break, it's just one day all in all. Tomorrow is Monday once again. So before I continue with my mundane life of working in the laboratory, I just want to share what I've been up to this weekend. Yesterday, I was just stuck in my room the whole day. Bummer-mode watching romcoms...until I realized I'm supposed to go to the Daegu International Body Painting Festival in Duryu Park. I left at 5 in the afternoon and decided to drop by first in downtown to have a decent lunch (I've been eating ramen in my room, yeah only ramen). While walking, I was lured to go inside the clothing shops. The displays were beautiful and oh so tempting. First was MIXXO. Yes, my new favorite. Then, ZARA (coz they're just located beside each other). I let my eyes feast in the fashionable dresses, coats, etc. or in other words, I did window shopping. And then I went to the shop opposite of ZARA, the Won…

On -Ber Months, Seasons, and Life's Journeys

It's already past midnight but here I am. Yes, I'm back to being a night owl. Hopefully by tomorrow I'll be able to go back to my 12 o'clock sleeping time. So now I just want to share a big shout out, "Hello -BER months! Hello Christmas!" Because as we all know, when September comes, it'll only be a few months before Christmas. Yey! Oh and I must include, "Hello Autumn!" The other night, while walking back to my apartment, I realized something was different...the presence of a cold wind blowing through my face.

Summer has ended and autumn is now on it's way. I guess I'm really going to miss the four seasons. My whole life I've been living in a place with only wet and dry seasons and a hot and humid temperature all throughout the year. So being able to experience winter, spring, summer, and fall is such a wonderful thing.  It all started last year and now it's my second autumn experience and probably the last here in Korea since I…