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Seoul Photo Diary, October 2014

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Most possibly left my soul in Seoul, again. My 5th time to the city, and still it never fails to impress me. Days were filled with beauteous skies, which would explain the numerous pictures of clouds, that looked as though they were paintings of blue and white swirled and swished together. There’s mouth-watering food on every street, and at such affordable prices. Despite clocking at least 15 kilometres a day in terms of walking, we still managed to gain some weight from all the chomping and chowing we were doing.

Important point to note – the fresh produce in Seoul was the best I ever had, especially the peaches. Perhaps they were in season, but the juices we had there were mind-blowing and ruined anything else we would ever have outside of Seoul. Peach juice, A+. Grape juice, A+ (both red and green). Banana juice, A+. Orange juice, A+. Grapefruit juice, A+. We had to start our days with juices, and how they make it is to just blend the entire fruit with ice. Delish, and remembering this is making me drool.

We managed to score an apartment in Hongdae, which was super convenient. My favorite spots this time around were the streets between Hongdae and Hapjeong, as well as Anguk Station – the streets there were quaint, very interesting to explore, and tons of food.

Can’t wait to head back, but with so many travel destination options, when will my return to Seoul be?

The Dining Table Dilemma

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Ooh, hi guys, did you miss me? It’s been a week since I’ve updated this space, and I promise there’s good reason. We have been swamped with work at Eriin Creatives, with a lot of content creation and article writing. When such work comes about, most of my creative juices are used up at work, and I find it hard to muster creative energy for the space.

On to other things – for someone who isn’t going to be a home-owner anytime soon, I have a weird obsession with interiors and homes. I’ve been having a dining table dilemma in my head (a faux non-existent dilemma since I won’t be purchasing a dining table anytime soon) – to have a completely matching set with individual chairs, or a table with mismatched chairs (minimal yet Swedish), or one of those huge wooden tables with matching wood benches? I love them all, especially the huge wood benches as I love cozying up with friends and being able to have “easy access” to the person next to me. There’s a sense of comrade when you’re sharing a bench with someone, but wouldn’t your butt hurt after a while?

My dining table is going to have to work doubly hard though, since I think it would be great to have a huge table that works as a desk space in the morning (for when I have work meetings), and then transform into the most warm, welcoming space when it comes to dinners. I envision it having fresh flowers on a daily basis, with a nice jug of iced lemon water. When dusk falls, I’d set the table while J cooks a good hearty dinner. Mmm, my imaginary dining table is making me feel extremely happy right now. What does your dining space look like?

Office Space Inspiration

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So I’ve been thinking about office spaces and working from home lately, and pondering on how I’d like my space to be, or rather how it has to be to ensure comfort, ease and productivity. A couple of key features I’d like include:

  • Windows, or lots of natural light – this will keep me happy, awake and feeling blissful.
  • A majorly white space – I’ve realized that white gives me a sense of calm, rather than anything wood-based or black. However, all¬†white surfaces have to be easily¬†cleaned.
  • A huge-ass refrigerator that’s stocked with healthy snacks and drinks, like fresh coconuts, fresh fruits, greek yogurt and honey.
  • Chair to desk ratio is extremely important – it has to be perfect for me or I start feeling super uncomfortable.
  • A soft, comfortable chair with a high backing – I definitely need to rest my head on something to keep my neck straight (been having some spinal issues, more on that soon), and as I lack in the booty department, my butt starts to hurt if I sit too long on a hard chair.
  • Lots of table space – This will be necessary for my work laptop, a gaming laptop, a glass, keyboard and mouse, and some skincare products to use while working.
  • A meeting area that can double up as a dining area – I love the idea of having a nice round table with flowers in the middle, that provides some calm and beauty to meetings. Will also be great to have friends over for lunch!

What are some office essentials that you need in your space? Would love to hear about them! ;)

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