Can ONE week REALLY change your life?

Can ONE week REALLY change your life?

At the end of March I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Kolkata for one week to see  The Hope Foundation's projects with street and slum children. Most of my friends and family know how hard I fundraised to make this opportunity a reality, but many of you don't know the enormous effect it had … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Love sick or Puppy Love

Guest Post: Love sick or Puppy Love

Guest post written by my friend Kieran from The Long Acre Blog! :)   So, of recent weeks, a change has come over me. A change we can believe in? Perhaps!   Was i hungry? No. Tired? No. You been eating too much sugar again, kid? No, no, but maybe yes and no...   Could you call it love? Hmm, … [Read more...]

Animal mating rituals are SO not sexy

Animal mating rituals are SO not sexy

Ok just came across some seriously funny posts by fellow bloggers and simply HAVE to share. No, they are not related to travel nor are they related to Korea but I'm sure you will all still appreciate them. First this poor girl HERE boldly confesses to her worst date ever where her whole body and … [Read more...]

It aint over til the fat lady sings…

It aint over til the fat lady sings…

A lot of people dread valentines day. A lot of people hate valentines day. A lot of people adopt the name "single awareness day" as Valentines is a harsh reminder to their current relationship status. So what if I told all these sad souls, who are now no doubt, relieved that D-DAY has come to an … [Read more...]

Doesn’t matter if you’re black or white

Doesn’t matter if you’re black or white

No, this isn't a post about the late King of Pop, or some insightful post about racial oppression. This is, in fact, a little more light-hearted, although perhaps not as cheesy as those struck by cupids arrow may desire. Valentines day is always cheesy. The soppy poems, the chocolates, the public … [Read more...]

FREE HUGS SEOUL

FREE HUGS SEOUL

I have now lived in a country for over 4 months and have not participated in a FREE HUGS day. This is a new record for me. What in the world is FREE HUGS I hear you non believers ask? Well you can read the full story here but let me give you a little summary. The FREE HUGS campaign was started … [Read more...]

Love to You, and You and YOU!

Love to You, and You and YOU!

I just read a heartwarming blog post by fellow blogger Aaron, over at Blue Eyes in Korea, about how he asked his drama class to write Christmas cards to his Grandfather in which they talked about themselves and about what they liked about him. He writes, I wish I could be with my grandfather when … [Read more...]

Dear North Korea

Dear North Korea

Dear North Korea, I don't think you know me, but I guess it's about time for a formal introduction. My name is Janet, and I moved in with your lovely southerly neighbour 99 days ago. It's, I'm not ashamed to admit, the second longest relationship I've ever had, and it's going strong. We are … [Read more...]

Long Lasting Locks of Love

Long Lasting Locks of Love

One of my first days in Korea I visited Namsan mountain and N-Tower and came across this huge collection of multi-coloured padlocks attached to every visiible bit of fence. Over the years these 'Locks of love' left to express peoples long lasting love for eachother have built up to an enormous … [Read more...]