An Unexpected 4-Day Weekend and Random Vegan Eats

EDIT: I started this post yesterday but neglected to put it up, cuz, of course, food distracted me and I magically found myself back at Everest nomming on some samosas and curry with my coworkers…


What on Earth am I doing at home, in bed, blogging (and listening to The Darkness’s brilliant new album!) on an ordinary Thursday morning?!  Well, yesterday my school informed me that it would be closing down for two days, along with hundreds of other schools across Korea, due to the nationwide panic rising around the MERS virus.  I had NO IDEA about MERS, or why more people than usual were walking around wearing face masks, until yesterday.  I’m not really sure what difference two days will make (and kids are all running around playing with each other outside, anyway, so it’s not like they’re going to be spending the weekend in quarantine.)  But, anyway, that’s what’s going on here at the moment!  EDIT: Now I’ve come down with a cold, worst timing ever, right?!  So, I’ve been wearing my face mask everywhere.  Paranoia or precaution?  I dunno, but I’m scurred, yo 😷


In the midst of the MERS mayhem (it’s been going on since last month, apparently, but like I said I was blissfully ignorant to it all!), I’ve still been finding plenty of new yummy vegan food.  Along with my recent cravings for Indian food (check my previous post), I’ve been having hankerings for Mexican noms, too, which lead me to Dos Tacos, probably the best Mexican restaurant (chain) in Korea (though Gusto Taco‘s pretty awesome, too!)

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❤ Cute Korea: Sanrio Gift Gate Seoul ❤

Thank glob for Sanrio Gift Gates, those heavenly pink portals into an alternate universe, where money seems to float from your pockets as your arms grow heavier and heavier with the weight of totally unnecessary, unbearably adorable things.  Rejoice, people of Seoul, for deep inside the shopping haven that is COEX lays a Sanrio Gift Gate of our own!  (It is, as far as I know, the only one in Seoul…possibly the only one in Korea?!)

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Random Acts of Kindness

Last month, the super sweet blogger Steph from Tamed and Untamed nominated me for the Liebster Award, which took me by surprise and put a smile on my face!  I’m sorry it’s taken me so long to do this post, I’m such a procrastinator, I really am (I actually remember a t-shirt I had in middle school with the text “Procrastinator’s To Do List: 1. Write List” or something like that on it.  I’m also prone to rambling, as you can tell…)  ANYHOO!  The Liebster Award is given to bloggers by other bloggers (with less than 200 followers), to help promote new blogs!

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Curry Crazy in Seoul and Belated Buddha’s Birthday Lanterns

Sometimes it feels like there are just way too many things to do in Seoul.  I actually really miss just being bored, and having time to laze around doing nothing but reading, listening to music, and staring off into space.  Spending a weekend indoors just seems like such a waste now that the subway’s a skip away and there are so many places to go, things to see, and (most importantly) yummy stuff to eat!  Anyway, last weekend marked my favorite Korean holiday: Buddha’s Birthday!  And this year I finally managed to catch the Lotus Lantern Parade~!

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Seoul Vegan Flea Market + CARE Coexistence Cafe Revisited

UPDATE [September 19, 2015]: Mimi & Kelly’s has closed, and CARE Coexistence Cafe has changed their menu (for the better!)  Check out my updated post here ^^

I can’t believe how often we eat out nowadays!  It’s nice cuz there are so many sweet spots for vegan food in Seoul, but it’s not really helping my efforts to save money…  I guess that was the one pro about living in Ulsan: we ate in just about every day, and I was definitely cooking a lot more…like, A LOT more.  Oh well.

Last weekend, we attended our first Vegan Flea Market, hosted by VOTU (Vegan Community) and held in the cute vegan cafe Mimi & Kelly’s in Insadong!

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