Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valuminumtimes Day

via Etsy
It's that time of year again, and, instead of looking through every romance-themed article on the internet, I'll share with you a few things I really like right now.

I really enjoy shopping at Forever 21 on Garosufil.  They always play top songs from home with some edgy K-Pop mixed in with Pheonix and Katy Perry.  Being around the styles, the colors, and the music makes me feel very much like I'm back in America, and I often feel a little bummed when I have to leave because I feel like I'm leaving home again.  But hey, I found something I really like when I was there this past weekend!
Behold my mad modeling skills, photography prowess, technological savviness, and the dress I bought.  (Sorry for overwhelming you with so much awesome so suddenly.)
I got on a huge fern kick this week when I started drafting up more ideas for my tattoo concept.  I like ferns a lot, but I hadn't been seriously considering them as ink material until now.  This picture's from the site for Canadian Biodiversity, by the way.
One more recently formed relationship: Me + Royal Milk Tea
It's light, sweet, frothy, spiced, and delicious.  I'm already wondering when my next overpriced cup is going to be.  (This one was from Little Jakob's off Garosugil.  Sinsa is the place for awesome stuff.)
All the way from Korea, Happy Valentine's Day, friends!
I recommend you celebrate with the cinematic excellence of Teen Girl Squad or with reading up on the true and traditional story of Saint Valentine.  I myself will be watching Monsoon Wedding with a girl friend here.

By the way, Valentine's Day seemed rather silly to me before getting to date my awesome and studly boyfriend Caleb.  Unfortunately, all the commercialism hyping up this holiday isn't doing much for me now since I'm far away from him.  (Neither Google Maps nor Mapquest were able to calculate the distance when I tried to check just now. Must be pretty dang far.)  So, I'll look forward to whatever 2013 will bring, and I'll hang tight with the single ladies here in Korea till I see my man again.

All of that was an effort to explain why I wasn't gushing about roses and romance.  I love Caleb fiercely and dearly, and I am very much in love and glad to be, but I think Valentine's Day is best when celebrated with your significant other.  So this year?  Meh.


  1. that tea looks incredible! I just hope when you get that leaf it will look as precise and unique as you have crafted it. Also, ice cream makes any Valentine's day better...you should get some for tonight.

  2. Good morning how are you?
    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.
    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately it’s impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.
    For all this I would ask you one small favour:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Korea? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Korea in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:
    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Calle Valencia, 39 Bajo C
    28903 Getafe (Madrid)
    If you wish, you can visit my blog www.cartasenmibuzon.blogspot.com, where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.
    Finally I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez

  3. I love the Homestar reference - that's definitely my favorite Teen Girl Squad.
    I also love that dress.


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