Travel

Strolling through Kyoto

07/02/2017

Kyoto is pretty close to Osaka and so with that in mind, we planned our trip to stay in the seventh biggest city for six nights. The good thing about Kyoto is that popular attractions are relatively close thus we wisely chose to walk everywhere even while it snowed. I would recommend going to Kyoto in the spring, summer or autumn just not the winter! All main attractions in Kyoto are outside and so going in the dead of winter is not really…

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Travel

Eating our way through Osaka

01/02/2017

2017’s highlight so far has been exploring two cities in Japan – Osaka and Kyoto – with my friend Necy. Here’s what we got up to. The sun had set and had landed hours after we had planned to. The delayed flight dragged the day out longer than expected. On our first impression off the plane, Osaka didn’t seem anything “different” to Busan. We hopped on the train – after spending a moment trying to work it out and shuttled…

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Food Travel

New Restaurant Find: Piewang

04/12/2016

For dinner this evening, my friend, who knows some good spots in Busan, showed me to this cool homemade meat pie restaurant over in the Jeonpo area. Back home, I wouldn’t usually go for pie and mash cause well.. it was always there! Personally, I had a desire for a good old portion of fish and chips… but this restaurant has awakened my taste buds! The owner had lived in Australia and recreated some delicious pies! I totally forgot that…

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Travel

#BusanDiaries EntryFIVE

24/11/2016

  The last couple of weeks have been a good time as I’ve been exploring a little more of Korea. Unfortunately for you guys, I was living in the moment and didn’t document everything – so you’ll just have to take my word for it! I was in Seoul for the weekend at the end of October for New Philadelphia church’s leadership retreat. I don’t think the words, ‘amazing’ covers the experience but for want of a better word, I’ll…

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Food

Cupcakes In Town

21/11/2016

  Nadia’s cupcake is one of the cupcake restaurants in Busan for Western cupcakes. She’s the first “real” cupcake shop I was introduced to. Everything is handmade and tastes pretty darn good! You’ll find Red Velvet, Lemon, Blueberry, Mint Chocolate and Strawberry cupcakes.  There are other cupcakes that she makes, one being my favourite – Earl Grey cupcakes. Hmm! The average price for the cupcake is 4,300won (£2.90 or $3.60). The owner offers a coupon/voucher system where you have to collect ten…

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Food

Highlighted Restaurant: DonDon Jung

21/11/2016

  Food. Yes. It makes me a rather happy. It brings forth a large smile upon my face. But it doesn’t happen with any kind of food. ONLY good, goooooooood food. DonDonJung in Busan (I assume they’re around the country but I’m not certain) is a Japanese restaurant I was introduced to recently. I personally like Japanese food a lot. For now, this is how close I’ll get to Japanese food until I go there! The meal isn’t heavy and it hits the…

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Food

Restaurant highlight: It’s all about the Sauce

26/10/2016

Hankkiyakki (translated directly as Grilled Meal) is a Japanese Barbecue in Kyunsongdae(경성대) Pukyongdae (부경대) area in Busan. They have other branches in Haeundae (해운대) in Busan and many others in Seoul. This restaurant has been my favourite thus far in Busan. Let me tell you why. When I first got to Korea I knew that being a non pork eater would again be a problem. I thought I shouldn’t give up too early on my search to find alternatives to pork…

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Literature

Caught up in a fallacy

07/10/2016

And the show commences – the show for one, highlighting unwanted visions, things that can never be undone. I orchestrate them all yet have no control over it, they arise with power, in lonely times like this. my fingertips try and reach them, rearranging the scene, it changes nothing in reality no matter how hard I daydream. I remember when You whispered things were going to change, You looked down the timeline assuring there will be pain, but You’ll be…

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Travel

#BusanDiaries EntryFOUR

28/09/2016

If I’m totally honest, I had hit another wall when it came to blogging. If you have been following my blog for a little while, you would know about this; I get a little overwhelmed and then not post for months. That had happened, unfortunately. Where does it come from? If you have read a post many moons ago called Dear Overthinker  you would know I procrastinate a lot. WordPress keeps a history list for every single post and this one has…

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#BusanDiaries EntryTHREE

30/06/2016

Nothing much to wrap up from entryTWO. So this month what have I been up to? Man it’s been busy! I was tryna to write as I went along but things got a bit hectic aha! In this post, I did a few things (in no particular order); my Seoul excursion, banquet at church & my second baptism, administering speaking tests at school, dealing with awkwardness & learning Korean. – The first thing I’m gonna address is awkwardness. Moving abroad is…

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Teaching

Teaching in Elementary School part 5

01/06/2016

As part of the ‘Teaching In’ series, I asked a few people from different cities and levels of schools to share their view on what they’re experience is like teaching. Sheneice got back to me with her views as a first time teacher. Have a read of her first three months in Korea.  Tell us a little about yourself and what brought you to Korea. (Anything from what you studied, to what your interests are in general). Hello, my name is…

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