Life in Korea, World Travel, and Other Musings

“We don’t see things as they are. We see them as we are.” — Anais Nin

Yes, the focus of my site is food.  And I don’t know about you, but I can’t stand trying to find a recipe online and having to weed through someone’s boring daily recount of their child’s pooping habits before I finally get to the ingredient list.  A food blog is a food blog is a food blog.  And it should be about…um, food?  Right?  That’s what I think.

But I didn’t always do the food thing.

My original site began in 2009 as a personal blog about moving to Korea.  As my awareness of all things around me at that time became increasingly acute, I decided I should journal about this momentous life change.  And, you know, just have something my family and friends could see aside from Skype dates and Facebook photos.

As time went on, I realized that:

1) Life happens no matter where you live, and day-to-day logging of those little events is not always that exciting.  It’s just not…sorry, bloggers of the world.

2) Making a “Moving to Korea” blog is not a novel idea.  Pretty much everyone that comes here does it.

3) What was far more interesting was the extreme challenge I faced in just trying to eat normal American food (or just non-Korean food), even in my own apartment.  Some of the tips and tricks I created for myself were much more useful to people, whether living in Korea or not.

So I changed the overall focus of my blog and started making YouTube videos to boot.  Last month, the super-awesome iWeb that I’d been using for 3 years changed to the not-quite-so-awesome iWeb, and I’m currently loading all my old blogs and recipes onto the I-hope-this-is-awesome-and-not-a-pain-in-the-ass WordPress.

But occasionally I still throw my two cents around about other things from life in Korea, to world travel, to other random thoughts I find useful and/or amusing to others.  But I like to keep them separate.  If it has nothing to do with the food, you’ll find it here.

And I’ll keep doing both, so long as I think it’s worth doing.  If it ever becomes a bunch of excruciating minutiae (thank you, Elaine Benes), then I’ll stop.