Over the past few years, November has come to mean one thing…JOB HUNTING, and all the stress and exhilaration it brings. I guess it’s no surprise then that I’ve been seeking out non-stop comfort food lately! It’s nice to still be able to find new vegan-friendly treats, since so many places I’d depended on for grub are closing down (basically every single Loving Hut, it seems…) Anyhoo, since it is still autumn, have some fall foliage (which is fading fast around here, boohoo!)
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!)
Welp, we’ve been living in our new place in Seoul for about a month now, so this post is way overdue! There have been hard times, happy times, and lots and lots of nommy food. Luckily (sort of?) our hagwon director felt guilty about selling his school and prematurely cancelling our contracts, so he helped us find our new place in Seoul, set up our internet, and organized our moving truck. So, settling in was easy enough. It is SO nice living on the Green Line, like, holy shmoly, no more two hour journeys to Hongdae! Our new neighborhood is pretty darn funky, too.