Last Monday was mine and my boyfriend's three year anniversary, as well as a public holiday, so we decided to spend the night in Macau. We went to see the Thriller show at the newly opened Parisian, had a few drinks and eggs tarts, then called it a night in a sweet ass room at Hard … Continue reading I’m watching my country burn up in flames
I've always had a weird love of stationery. I buy tons of cute little notebooks, use a few pages, then find another cute little notebook that I switch over to and repeat this forever until I'm drowning in notebooks with deer and bunnies and cats on the cover and the firemen can't get into my house … Continue reading Bujo for Dummies
Saving money is hard, sometimes even impossible. When I was back in the States I made a decent living working in the call center of a certain bank that sounds like Smells Dargo. The money I made allowed me to buy a used car, live with roommates in a nice Minneapolis suburb, meet the monthly minimum … Continue reading Kickass printable savings tracker
I never heard the term expat until I moved to South Korea in 2012. Suddenly, my life was full of expat bars, expat friends, and guides for expats. The people around me - my fellow expats - were mostly like me; early to mid-twenties, recently out of college, from English-speaking countries (because being an English … Continue reading What does ‘expat’ mean anyways?
I went to Barcelona this year on a whim. I happened to see that Emirates was having a massive sale and bought the tickets two weeks before I was set to leave. It was Chinese New Year and I had a bunch of time off work. My boyfriend and I had originally planned to go … Continue reading Mi viaje a Barcelona, or why you should travel alone.
There are two times when people act concerned about my health, and they usually go together: Them: "OMG you're so fat, you should really eat better! I'm worried about you!" Me: "Umm, I actually don't eat that badly, thanks. In fact, I probably eat better than you do. I'm a vegetarian, for one." Them: "OMG … Continue reading I don’t eat meat and I don’t give a shit if you do
I don't normally get choked up about celebrity deaths. When Michael Jackson died, I felt a bit sad about it, as I loved him when I was a kid and I remember dancing around my grandmother's house to "Black or White". David Bowie's death earlier this year was depressing because no one even knew he … Continue reading Why Prince’s death hit me so hard
Well, I'm back in the "yo" part of yo-yo dieting. After not seeing a vegetable for 10 days in Japan, I'm making an effort to eat better. I'm also aiming to hit up the gym at least three times a week, doing both cardio and weight training. Let's see how it goes this time. As … Continue reading Dieting again, ugh
Dating can really suck. It's hard to meet people once you're a grown up. In high school and college, you can meet people just by being in class with them or by attending the same groups or clubs. Once you're grown up, you're stuck with dating a coworker (NO), hitting up bars (UGH) or online dating … Continue reading It sucks ass: Dating as an expat
I'd like to think I'm a fantastic traveler, cause I try hard to travel nicely. I'm extra polite to flight attendants, cause they've got some tough ass jobs. There is no way I could be cheerful if I were trapped in a box for 14 hours with screaming kids, drunk businessmen and all-around entitled people. I give … Continue reading How to travel: keep it chill and don’t be a douche