These 4 Black Women Slayed NYFW With a Powerful Message

These 4 Black Women Slayed NYFW With a Powerful Message

  The past two years have been an especially tumultuous time for race relations in America. This is particularly true for the relationship between police and the black community, but is also evident in other areas such as TV, education, and fashion. Faced with the widespread, blatant mistreatment and killings of people of color (often […]

Busan Lotus Lantern Festival, Gwangali Beach, and Jazz Clubs

Busan Lotus Lantern Festival, Gwangali Beach, and Jazz Clubs

Each year, the southern coastal city of Busan holds a Lotus Lantern Festival to celebrate Buddha’s birthday in Korea. Thousands of lanterns in all shapes and sizes are on display throughout historical sites in the city, including a lantern parade. Eric and I had a long weekend in May. We decided to spend it at the […]

OOTD: Trying New Things

OOTD: Trying New Things

There are two colors I have actively avoided in the past: orange and green. The former because it’s a bit of an an obnoxious color…like it’s the spirit color of that person who talks too loudly during private discussions, the person who talks with their mouth full of food while laughing loudly at their own jokes, the overly […]

Hair Review: Heather Timeless Bun by Outre

Welcome to my first ever hair review! (Round of applause) I did a video about what women of color should pack for Korea, and since I was already made up, styled up, and set up with my camera, I just decided to do a hair review right after. In that video, I commented on how […]

Visiting Jeju: Itinerary Ideas & Vlog (for our anniversarymoon!)

Waaaay back in early June, Eric and I visited Jeju Island, the Hawai’i of Korea, to celebrate our one year anniversary (aka, our anniversarymoon). I can’t say if the island lived up to its name because I’ve never visited Hawai’i ㅠㅠ but I can tell you that despite being smaller than the state of Rhode Island, it […]

Future Teacher in Korea? Pack These Classroom Essentials

Your documents have been submitted, your offer letter has been signed, and your plane ticket has been bought. Congrats on landing a teaching job in Korea! Now the only thing left to do is pack. There are tons of resources with great suggestions and tips on packing for Korea, but before you set about making solemn, […]

Outfit of the Day: Wide-Legged Pants for the Summer

Outfit of the Day: Wide-Legged Pants for the Summer

My relationship with skinny jeans is similar to many people’s relationships with Facebook: you’re pretty much addicted until you come to your senses one day about how utterly ridiculous it is, prompting you to stage a boycott that lasts three days at best while you test other competitors, until you realize that this is just […]

I’M BACK! OOTD + (Short) Life Update #2

I’M BACK! OOTD + (Short) Life Update #2

Hello again to my small (yet awesome) community of readers! Life has been hectic on all fronts over here in the Korean countryside but I’m alive and well 🙂 My last post was on Valentine’s Day, and I don’t think I can sum up the last 5 months in a short, succinct, Twitter-ific way, so […]

OOTD: A Walking Valentine

OOTD: A Walking Valentine

I’m not sure who’s idea it was to give holidays theme colors, but it pretty much ensures that I have an easily planned outfit for that day, so I’m all for color themes. The usual Valentine’s Day themes are full of shades of red, pink, black [if you’re that kind of person (aka slightly bitter…it’s OK, […]

8 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were GREAT Dancers

8 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were GREAT Dancers

When it comes to celebrities known for their dance skills, there are four categories: 1. Actors who have portrayed dancers (Jessica Alba in Honey; Gabrielle Union in Bring It On; Mila Kunis and Natalie Portman in Black Swan; Channing Tatum in Step Up; Janet Hubert in that one Fresh Prince episode) 2. Singers who dance better than […]