I stopped being a tourist in 2009 when I stayed in Florence for a boy. He drove me through cobblestone paths, waving his hands maniacally at the pedestrians blocking the way and yelled furiously at the other crazy drivers who would yell right back and swerve past him with a hair breadth distance of space. I found it all… Continue reading Wander Love not Lust
My three weeks in Southern California had been full of sunshine enveloping me, sand between my toes and endless unexpected encounters. Even the least appealing of the places I visited was better than Seoul because it provided the anonymity I craved and a respite from the daily grind. And of course there are boys who wear Mickey… Continue reading Withdrawal
While a good chunk of my summer has been spent basking in the sun and working on my tan, I’ve also spend a copious amount of time indoors, pushing papers and preparing to head back to the real world in Seoul. It’s always so amazing how I head to America always set on heading back… Continue reading Chasing Sunsets
For those of you who actually read this little space on the internet of mine, you’ve probably been wondering what happened. Let’s call it a combination of world weariness and writer’s block combined with a healthy dose of laziness… so I apologise. The thoughts in my head seem to just linger there instead of firing… Continue reading Lather. Rinse. Repeat.
It’s the last day of 2014 and I have finally been discharged from hospital after a harrowing six days that started on Christmas. I could dwell on the surgery and my illness and the complications but I choose to move forward and count all the blessings I’ve received because of them. The fact that my… Continue reading Counting Blessings
I find myself getting sentimental every September as the vivid blue and chaos of summer fades into sunset coloured leaves and cool breezes. This time last year I was lounging around on my friend’s rooftop, enjoying Seoul at undoubtedly the best time of the year – the tail end of summer. For a person who spends… Continue reading Goodbye Summer
I fell in love with New York, not as a wide eyed teenager but into my twenties after I had established a career. It’s not that I hadn’t been to New York before but on this short holiday I realised that despite having traveled all over the world, there were more adventures to be had… Continue reading New York: A Love Affair