I have recently come across these great Korean songstresses, not the regular diatribe of Kpop, from the likes of Big Bang and Super Junior which makes you want to hurl from there sticky sweet tack. These girls are actually quite talented and also unsual and quite alternative. Infinity of Sound a.k.a IS (아이에스) play traditional Korean instruments fused with contemporary lyrics and funky beats. Unfortunately there is not information in English about IS. However they are well worth the listen!
Check it Out: ‘Bom’ (Spring)
Wow! What happened to this year ? 12 months has already flown by here in South Korea. What a year it has been, lots of ups and downs, some great memories and some horrible.
One thing I will miss is weekend trips to Seoul to look around art galleries and explore. Seoul really is a great city and reminds me of back home in London. Which brings me to my first problem… why did I decide to live in a small city….. wow so much harder than I thought! Small town life is not for me, I enjoy walking around busy streets, checking out cool little stores and observing urban culture.
Another great memory I have had here is travelling around Korea, seeing the green tea fields, climbing to the top of mountains, and exploring Buddhist temples and shrines. I have met many nice people here and also many I would rather not see ever again… well that’s life.
I never thought I would be homesick but it really hit me hard around Christmas time when I didn’t feel well and i missed home cooked foods and my creature comforts. However, my DS, trashy Korean TV, Starbucks and Retroho have kept me sane.
As the chapter is closing , I am anxious and excited to see what will be happening in the next one, and what life back in the UK will hold for me. Here’s a few of my explorations:
My new Korean obsession, Aloe Vera Juice.
I can’t get enough of this sweet goodness!
Filed under culture, drink
So lets look what’s in my bag today, but first lets look at my bag. It’s a Fred Perry leather Inflight Retro bag, which i have in brown and blue, these colours have now been discontinued by Fred Perry but you can still pick up black.
Next, i would be lost with out my Macbook Air. I am a new mac user but i will not go back to dark side. The quality is much better, especially when chilling out to Goldfrapp or The Smiths.
A green cotton tartan woven scarf. If you know me, you know i have a fetish for green tartan and scarf so this is the pure embodiment of a fashion orgasm for me. Perfect to carry around in your bag if it gets a bit chilly.
Finally, I have a good book and a magazine. I am currently reading Philip Pullmans ‘Dark Material’. This really is a must read as the movie, ‘The Golden Compass’, does not do the books justice. The magazine, is GQ Korea.