Defying all rules of travel, I barely ate any British food whilst in London. Instead? Chinese food. Korean food. Japanese food. We were incredibly fortunate that Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was smack in the Chinatown district, and we made excellent use of our time there by eating everything delicious that we possibly could. Canterbury and … More Eating London: Food Recommendations in Chinatown
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: positively one of the best reasons to travel is for the food. I may have left Korea fed up with the homogeneous cuisine, but since leaving I’ve craved it real bad. I’ve recreated many meals (often with the help of Ricky), although I’ve found it’s neither … More Kimchi Grilled Cheese: A Food Fusion Love Story
This is my last week in Wonju. Sounds pretty final, eh? In one week from now, I’ll be flying across the pacific and the North American continent to return home to Montreal, Canada. I’ve been back in Korea since March (with 3 weeks in Japan thrown in the middle of that), and as this … More Where I’m at and Where I’m Going, + a Linocut Preview
Don’t ask why, but I’ve become obsessed with needing the outdoors. Maybe it was the concrete of Korea and the manicured urbanity of the UK, but the Canadian in me is craving some wilderness. I’ve been reading Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods to help me with my fix, but alas reading wasn’t good enough. I … More Trail Feet: Hiking Mont Saint Hilaire
Here it is, the final steps to my jagalchi woodcut! All in all, I give this project a C+ for the result. The wood and ink were definitely of poor/cheap quality, which I think contributed to its meh appearance (although I can’t discount the hack carving job I did on the first two plates). There … More Keeping Crafty: Jagalchi Woodcut Finale!
Today I started carving! This image will be printed in 3 colours, thus 3 wood boards will be used. I’m using the wood planks I bought for ¥70 ($0.80 CAD) at Tokyu Hands. I’m not sure how good the quality is, as far as wood carving supplies go, but it was more than enough for … More Keeping Crafty: Jagalchi Woodcut pt. 2!
Now that the day I’ve waited 2 years for is here, I don’t want to leave. I don’t really know how to put it more bluntly than that. Do I want to be in Canada? Yes. Do I want to see all of my friends and family back home and do all of the artsy/creative … More Homeward Bound – Planting Carrots
Apologies for the posting hiatus! As one might imagine, turns out moving internationally is a seriously busy business. I’ve barely had a moment to unpack let alone ruminate long enough on anything to post. But as I’m stealing a few moments, let’s recap on how the flight back to Canada land went! The morning of … More The Flight, or a Long-Winded Wednesday
Yesterday we woke up at around 8, prepped and ready to face the shit show we knew was going to be today, aka our last full day of preparation, only to find Ricky’s landlady had cut his gas early. A cold shower later, I got out to find that his co-teacher, originally having volunteered to … More Final Day of Errands, Running Smooth…ish
After a night of a multiple hour long skype with my parents to calm me down from luggage weight freak outs, today was to be dedicated to gutting and scouring my apartment. Since the mold incident, I’ve pretty much lived at Ricky’s. Over the past many months – and especially the last few weeks – … More Scouring and Goodbye Butter Chicken