Visiting Seoul, South Korea on a budget

Envision a landscape of mountains, thousands of trees, temples, and dirt roads that royal dynasties once explored. Now climb up enough hills and peaks and you’ll quickly realize that you’re still in a metropolis filled with busy skylines and the aroma of coffee shops at every corner.

As with any wanderluster, we often find ourselves looking through photographs of our past amazing vacations trying to recollect everything that had happened. We remember the crowded streets, the smell of street food, and the inevitable sores and blisters from hours upon hours of walking.

Being a hopeless romantic sucks. Being a hopeless romantic that watches Korean dramas suck even more. Whether I was stuck on the notion of running around the city with my true love hand-in-hand while we ride into the sunset on a moped, or the idea of having a cute coffee date with my oppa at a cafe, something about Seoul just drove the goo-goo-gaga in me completely wild.

After spending a solid two years watching Korean dramas, I was given the best anniversary gift ever, a trip to Seoul by my boyfriend! Unfortunately due to our times and schedule constraint, the trip was only limited to a full 7 days of exploration. And you can bet we took advantage of those full seven days in what I can only describe as FABULOUS!


Tokyo, Japan Vacation on a Budget

My recent vacation to Tokyo, Japan on March 7 – March 13 had to possibly been the hugest culture shock I have ever encountered. It was also by far one of the best vacations I have ever had. I’m not sure if it was the city lights, the fast-paced streets, the countless things to do or just the politeness of every single Japanese person there, but the city was very well-received in my eyes.

To travel from a country that view holding your significant other’s hand as a courtesy, to a country that finds that same public act as taboo, or provocative, was definitely something worth witnessing. The streets were beyond clean, smoking in non-designated area was prohibited, and traveling around Japan — though was confusing at first — can be easily done through their train system which is by far the best and organized system that exists, I think.

If you thought you’ve experienced sushi or real Asian food in America, THINK AGAIN. The sushi was not smothered in mayo or all that other crap sauce that sushi restaurants in America are notorious for. You are literally eating raw food, healthy food, Japanese-people skinny food.

Mugshots of CEBA Miss Sweetheart Pageant 2013

I’m back — and hopefully blogging and keeping you guys updated a lot more. Its been a good what, 9 months since I last made a blog post? A lot has been going on personally which has mentally worn me out. I’m still proud to keep on pushing though! I have a lot of new photos that I need to get up on this site, but until then please be sure to follow me on Facebook.

I recently volunteered to help a dear friend of mine out who was coordinating the 2013 CEBA Miss Sweetheart Pageant which was held Jan 31, 2013 at Station 4 in Dallas.

Basically this is a competition where all the pretty boys dresses up as pretty girls and strut their stuff in stereotypical pageant format, with the inclusion of 8 inch heels and wigs that looked freshly plucked from India.

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