Monday, May 21, 2018

I Miss Writing

 Bali Swing. Bali, Indonesia 2018

2017 was a challenging year for me. Not because I had difficulties in life but more because I took on new roles that took time for me to get used to. A lot has happened and I am thankful for everything that I experienced. But on the other hand I had to let go of some things and writing was one of those things.

I still tried to write as much as I can because I felt like I had to. I felt bad for people who follow this blog (those who genuinely do, if you are still here after all this time) and I felt like I had a responsibility to keep on publishing. Anything was fine as long as I could publish something. But one day I just wasn't feeling good about anything I write. Everything felt awkward and fake. I tried but I am not happy with the quality of the articles. It is when I decided to stop and take a break. I need to find inspiration again. 

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Seoul, South Korea (Garosugil)

Garosugil is one of those streets that's so charming that walking to the end of it feels melancholic. It has a distinct charm unlike the other streets I've seen in Seoul. It is quirky, a little quieter, and overall charming. It is lined with various local and international brands (such as Karl Lagerfeld pop-up store, 8ight Seconds, and that outlet store we went in that I don't remember the name) that you won't ordinarily see in other dense shopping area's in Seoul like Myeongdong and Hongdae. But of course, you will also see the popular ones like Stylenanda, Innisfree, and El Cube - all of which have prolific branches in Myeongdong and Hongdae. You can also find here some of the cutest theme cafes such as Line Cafe and Skinfood Cafe. If you are feeling something different and want to avoid the overcrowded areas of downtown Seoul, head over to Garosugil. You will find most of the same stores minus the crowd but plus the lovely trees the line the entire street.