Asia Shopping Haul: South Korea and Taiwan

Asia Shopping Haul: South Korea and Taiwan

We talked about eating in Asia. Now let’s talk about Asia shopping! I only love to shop when I’m away from home ironically. Asia is a shopper’s paradise. There are traditional markets and highrise department stores. But my favorite place has to be the subway stations! South Korea Skincare is a staple in South Korea. You may have heard of the Korean 10 Step Skincare Routine. I recommend the Myeongdong area of Seoul for all your skincare needs. It’s Skin…

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Blogging Toolkit: Everything to Grow Your Blog

Blogging Toolkit: Everything to Grow Your Blog

What are the best blogging tools to grow your blog? I’m going to give you the tools I use on a daily basis. Website and Hosting for your Blog WordPress is my blogging software of choice. This is WordPress.org, not to be confused with WordPress.com. There are a lot of website builders out there. Think Wix.com, Squarespace and many more. I’ve talked to other Graphic Designers and they’ve always gone back to WordPress. It’s the most used software for a…

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Strolling Through Dongdaemun in Seoul

Strolling Through Dongdaemun in Seoul

Dongdaemun. Have you heard of it? Dongdaemun Gate, also known as Heunginjimun Gate, holds lots of history in South Korea. It translates literally to the “Great Eastern Gate” of the city. The area of Dongdaemun surrounds the gate and was a great place to explore. Follow me there. The gate itself was such a contrast to the modern buildings around it. Time stood still. I was transported back to the Joseon Era of Korea. The gate was originally an entrance…

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Oido Lighthouse and Fish Market in South Korea

Oido Lighthouse and Fish Market in South Korea

Oido in Siheung was such a calming area. It was near the seaside and included a lighthouse and many seafood restaurants. There was even a fish market. I’d always heard about fish markets in Asia and was just curious to see what one looked like in real life. The Oido Seaside Below is a map of the surrounding area. It included the Oido Prehistoric Remains Park and the sea. The plaque below explained the purpose of the lighthouse. They built…

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The Ultimate South Korean Food Diary

The Ultimate South Korean Food Diary

“Why do you like to visit South Korea so much?” I’ve been asked this question so many times. Among visiting friends, shopping and sightseeing, Korean food is awesome! School Food was a cute restaurant in Myeongdong that sold lots of “school-inspired” dishes that were simple and easy to eat. I ended up eating Udon noodles, which are actually Japanese. The Korean food below is from a restaurant in Incheon. I have developed a love for squid and the squid I…

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Interior Design Inspiration: Living Rooms

Interior Design Inspiration: Living Rooms

If kitchens are the heart of the home, then living rooms are the lungs. (I made that up myself.) They come in second but are still very much needed. And they help turn a house into home. Three things stand out to me when it comes to living room design. First the furniture, then the walls and lastly architectural elements. Living Room Furniture You walk into a living room and it’s stuck in a time warp. 9 times out of…

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Stylenanda Pink Hotel Myeongdong Tour

Stylenanda Pink Hotel Myeongdong Tour

Was I walking into a hotel or a store? It was almost hard to tell as I walked into the “Lobby.” I had walked into the 3CE Stylenanda Pink Hotel store in Myeongdong Seoul, South Korea. I had seen lots of videos online and wanted to checkout it out for myself. It was such a creative concept for a store. 1F: The Lobby A large information booth greated me upon arrival. It gave me that vintage Los Angeles hotel vibe….

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HTML Shortcut Codes For Beginners

HTML Shortcut Codes For Beginners

Are you learning to code in HTML? There are a lot of codes to remember. I’ll help you remember the ones you’ll use most. 1. HTML Headings and Paragraphs When you’re writing in code, your headings and paragraphs look like this. When they are put into a web browser they end up looking like what you see below. It’s important that you use end tags. If the text in your paragraph starts with <p>, then you will need to end…

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Package Design that Catches Your Eye

Package Design that Catches Your Eye

We buy things that appeal to our eyes. That’s why package design is so important. We will choose the item in the best packaging. It’s just human nature. Want to get an A+ on your package design skills? Check out the following brands. The cute bottle above is from beauty supplement producer, The Tonik. I like that they chose an uncommon bottle shape. The packaging is simplistic and cute at the same time. The next design is also simple, but…

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Airbnb: My First Experience in South Korea

Airbnb: My First Experience in South Korea

Airbnb. I’d heard so many things about them. Honestly, I was scared. I was worried that something bad would happen. And that there would be no hotel desk to run too. For years I stayed away from Airbnb. I’ve even stayed in hostels, but was afraid of Airbnb. Then my last trip to South Korea came along. Seoul Location My first stop was in Seoul. I stayed in the Wolgok/Korea University area. There were a lot of apartments on Airbnb.com…

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