Under A Curve

“We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” ― Winston S. Churchill We’ve been living in Seoul for over a year now and it continues to amaze us. In this ever-changing metropolis, gleaming peaks of grey quickly fill out blank spaces in the skyline and quirky artworks transform quaint neighbourhoods into popular tourist hubs. There is…

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The Route from Bibimbap to Coffee

It’s almost July and the seasons are set to turn. This year, the rains (in June) have been a no-show and it felt like summer a month too early. Local news agencies have started issuing heat wave alerts and I’m beginning to dread the next two months. July also marks one year of our stay in…

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The Art of Making Friends

I wish there was a manual wherein you could learn ‘how to make friends’. I’ve always thought it’s an extrovert’s well kept secret. As a child, I’d take comfort hiding under the shadow of an extroverted sister. I’d let her do the talking whilst I’d struggle with the right words to say. And, at every bend of my life —…

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Discovering Psy’s Gangnam

“Oppa is Gangnam style Gangnam style” In 2012, Psy turned into an instant YouTube sensation with the catchy song, “Gangnam Style“. And even if, very few truly understood what or what about he was singing; Gangnam would soon become Seoul’s top tourist draw. Back then, neither the beat nor lyrics particularly appealed to me and I couldn’t understand the need…

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