Weekend trip to LA & SD

(SD as in San Diego!) Hi guys! I took a short weekend trip to LA over Valentine’s Day and wanted to share some pictures. It was a beautiful weekend filled with good food and great company. Sorry in advance for the lack of food pictures 😱 SHOCKING! I know. I usually take pictures of everything…

Ginger, Dates & Honey

Sorry for the lack of posts. Life has been quite busy but that’s no excuse! I’ve been feeling under the weather this past few weeks…so here’s a really delicious ginger, dates, and honey tea recipe to help fight off your cold-like symptoms! I don’t know about you, but I love ginger! It’s full of amazing…

Korea: Day 10 

Pictures taken on Thursday, 11/19/15, in Seoul, South Korea. We visited yet another palace situated right smack dab in the middle of busy city of Seoul. I’m still at awe that we are able to visit and walk around old palaces where royalties used to live. It was an amazing experience. The palace was filled…

Korea: Day 6, 7 & 8

Still here in Korea – made it to Seoul (capital of South Korea) on Monday! I’ve been busy exploring and shopping.  Sunday: went to church and spent time with my aunt and uncle’s church friends.     My aunt and uncle have two dogs. But this puppy is the cutest!     Monday: We packed up the…

Korea: Day 5

Hi everyone – it’s 11/14/15 6:45 PM here in Korea (11/14/15, 4:45 AM-EST US). Today we visited the Hahoe Folk Village (하회마을) in Andong. This traditional village is a major tourist attraction because of its preserved Joseon period-style architecture, folk traditions, books, and old traditions. This special place is a valuable part of Korean culture. The Hahoe village got…

Korea: Day 4 

It’s Friday, 11/13/15, 10:00PM here in Korea (8:00 AM-EST Friday in US).  Went to another temple today. Are you tired of my pictures yet? This is a very modern temple. It’s modern because it’s not thousands years old – it was built recently. But beautiful regardless.                      We had a delicious lunch…

Korea: Day 3

Thursday 11/12/15 (Wednesday 11/11/15 US time) One of the best things about visiting my aunt and uncle who lives in the rural parts of Korea is getting to see all of the historic sites this country has to offer! It’s crazy and unimaginable. The temples, I mean. We drive through and up several mountains. And…

Korea: Day 2 

Wednesday 11/11/15 (Korean time) Woke up at 6:30 AM Korean time (4:30 PM Tuesday 11/10/15 US-EST time) Started the day with some delicious breakfast. Ready to do some more sightseeing! We first headed to a small town where my mom grew up. Walked through a small, local market and bought some 호떡 (rice cake with walnuts,…

Korea: Day 1

Tuesday 11/10/15 (Korea time) – Monday 11/09/15 US time 14 hour non-stop flight and 6 hours at the airport later… I made it to Incheon, South Korea airport Tuesday night (5pm Korean time). Korea is 14 hours ahead. I am visiting my family in South Korea for few weeks. Traveling 14 hours on a flight…

Cucumber Kimchi 

Happy fall! I love this time of the year… The constant struggle of sweating in my boots or freezing for not wearing enough layers. It’s a confusing time for my wardrobe. But one thing is certain – cold weather in Korea means kimchi party aka Gimjang/Kimjang (김장). Gimjang is the traditional process of preparing and…

Salmon sushi bowl (chirashi)

I spent my 4th of July in Los Angeles and went to a delicious chirashi bowl restaurant, SweetFin Poke; it was trendy and casual. I got a flavorful kale salad as the base with spicy raw salmon topped with crispy garlic, crispy onions, seaweed, and edamame. “Chirashi” bowl is a Japanese cuisine; rice topped with raw fish,…