Category Archives: San Francisco Déjà Vu

Oh, How the Days Fly By

This past week flew by incredibly fast. Daily routines of waking up at 8, going to work from 9-5 or 6 and then relaxing in the evenings brings with it a certain rhythm for life. It might have to do with me being put onto a project at work or that the newness of being in San […]

Let There Be Japchae

I’m pretty awesome. Yeah, I just said it. Why? Why? What in the world could I have possibly done that would have me claim such a bold exclamation? Wait for it… After biking to the Korean market early and then to the farmer’s market to pick up fresh veggies early this afternoon, I spent the […]

Noona Wa Shong, Noona Wa Shong!

When in Korea, Jean-noona was the best sister, ever, and definitely helped make my experience there a happy and memorable one. Riding bikes, talking (and listening to me, a lot), consuming tons of food, hanging out at the studio, and walking around Hongdae are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to describing […]

Keeping it Blu

The other day I came across a place called Blu Cleaners. The name is pretty non-descript, but I couldn’t help myself from stopping to take a photo since it reminded me so much of where I used to live in Seoul; Blu Guest House. From the actual blue color and the spelling to the use […]

A Day in SF

All of a sudden I’ve found myself with this totally straightforward 9–5 lifestyle. It isn’t so bad, but what makes it actually fun is the group of guys that I work with. We’re all nerds with a strange sense of humor. I’ve actually become a bit crude and “dudeish” in my commentary over the past […]

Caffeinate Me, Please

A few years ago I was drinking soy caramel macchiatos from Starbucks and wouldn’t even come near a cup of proper Joe. Flash forward to today: I drink 32 0z. of the good stuff—black—at minimum per day. My drug of choice is the almighty Americano. When and where did this all get serious? Last time […]

This is San Francisco

I’m back. Back in San Francisco, that is. Almost exactly two years ago I left this city with a plan. That plan didn’t make it very far, but ironically it is in pursuit of finishing the MFA in Sweden that I left California for that has brought me back. This time, instead of working in […]

My First Korean Food

This is one of the simplest Korean dishes to make. Throw together a couple thawed rice cakes (떡), some water, sugar, red pepper paste (고추장), onions (파), ramen (라면), and soy sauce into a pan and 10 or 15 minutes later you’ve got a delicious batch of dokkbokki (떡뽁이) to chow down with a drink […]

Floating Around

This year has been a total whirlwind, woosh woosh woosh, and has entailed a blinding number of changes to my bed place for sleeping. I realized upon arriving to San Francisco that my friend Jonnie’s couch would be at least the seventh sleeping place (one night stays and sleeping arrangements for the Norway road trip are […]