Seoul 2018

This year, my family and I finally went back to Seoul after not doing so for 2 years. My side of the family are without doubt, creatures of habit and once we find something we like, we do it all the time.

Hongkong used to be the destination of choice as it’s somewhere my mom was familiar with. But after we went to Seoul, it became clear which city was more enjoyable for us.

For the past 2 trips, my dad was able to come with us for the holiday. While that should be the way it is, and is good family time… the burden of finding good and cheap food naturally fell on me.

I also recommended some of the food to my friend and she is bringing her family around as I’m writing this post. All good food places from this trip can be found on my instastories and this map.

Here are some of the ones I dream about daily:

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PAPERBLOOMSSG: HANDMADE FLOWERS

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I’ve been making flowers officially since the start of the year, and it’s been hundreds of flowers and thousands of petals since.

So glad to have found a craft that I’m comfortable with and eager to improve all the time. My other crafting endeavours haven’t been quite successful – lettering, cross stitch, embroidery, crochet… but this one – paper flowers – has been the most fulfilling.

While nobody really wakes up to the thought of buying paper flowers yet, I hope to make a step in changing that, and contribute to more paper flowers in hands and homes in the region 🙂

#confessionsofanintrovert

I saw this on a friend’s feed and it’s just too true! So many social situations I’ve had trouble navigating since I was a child and still struggle with now.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/genamourbarrett/tweets-extroverts-wouldnt-understand

Just one of the really, really ‘so true’ situations that I still struggle with… at 30:

 

Hobbies

I chanced upon this article on the New York Times on mediocrity vs excellence, in relation to hobbies – and I love it.

In Praise of Mediocrity

Lost here is the gentle pursuit of a modest competence, the doing of something just because you enjoy it, not because you are good at it. Hobbies, let me remind you, are supposed to be something different from work. But alien values like “the pursuit of excellence” have crept into and corrupted what was once the realm of leisure, leaving little room for the true amateur.