Late Night Cravings: Zongzi

Late Night Cravings: Zongzi

One thing I loved about living in Shanghai was Chinese holidays. I mean as a high school student, I had every reason to love any excuse not to go to school. Fair enough, no?

One particular holiday I really looked forward to was the Dragon Boat Festival. Every year, our family driver’s wife would make tons of zongzi, a traditional Chinese food commonly eaten during the Dragon Boat Festival, and share them with our family. Read More

David Foster Wallace Tells TCKs to Chill

Coping with a major identity crisis, having a constant feeling of restlessness, feeling like you’re never going to feel at home.. these are only a couple of issues that plague TCKs.

I know that I struggled to “identify” myself.

I was Korean. Then I was American. Then I was Chinese. Then I was a Korean expat. Then I was an American expat. Then I was a half-donkey, half-bunny alien that struck Earth due to a freak meteorite that hit my spaceship. Read More

TCK Goes to Songdo

TCK Goes to Songdo

Thank you, the month of May, for giving us a glorious 5-day weekend! Originally, I wanted to visit Taiwan to see my best friend, but that didn’t happen so I was left with almost a week of no solid plans. Still, I decided to make the most out of the long weekend and planned a day trip to Songdo.

Songdo, located near Incheon, is approximately 2 hours away from Seoul by subway, so I thought it would make the perfect destination for a quick day trip. To get there from Seoul, you’ll have to take Line 7 all the way to the last station (Bupyeong-gu Office) and transfer to the Incheon 1 Line. (see English subway map here) Read More

How to prevent sickness before a vacation

How to prevent sickness before a vacation

You’ve been counting down the days for months, and you have just one week to go until your vacay aaaaaaaand ATCHOO!! Great, now you’re sick. Has this happened to anyone before? Because I’ve definitely been a victim of this tragic situation and I totally understand the frustration. Getting sick before a vacation and (even worse) carrying that sickness to your vacation is just not ideal.

My boyfriend and I have this thing when we reach around 2 weeks countdown until our next reunion, we really push each other to stay healthy and not get sick. We really don’t like waiting months to see each other and end up one of us being sick, because who does??? Read More

How to spend a productive long weekend

How to spend a productive long weekend

Long weekends are amazing, without a doubt, and one is fast approaching here in Korea (tomorrow to be exact). Unless you have a getaway planned (lucky you), chances are you’ll be spending it as you would on a regular weekend. I, for one, don’t want to feel like “where the hell did the long weekend go?” next Monday, and I’m sure you don’t either. Therefore, I’ve committed myself to making sure this long weekend is as productive as possible. This doesn’t mean full-on work mode like the weekdays – this is a break, after all – but making sure the following Monday, you’ll feel like you just absolutely killed it. Here are some things to keep in mind: Read More