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Craving Juk

3 May


Isn’t it funny that when we’re feeling starved and scarfing down something that tastes phenomenal, sometimes, we don’t know if it is just THAT good, or if we are just THAT hungry? After a thirteen hour flight from Los Angeles, California to Seoul, Korea, I desperately needed to grab something to eat despite only having 15 minutes to get to the next gate to catch the last leg of my flight to Manila, Philippines. I was looking forward to eating Korean food since I had been anticipating an hour layover, but since waiting in line for and finally getting through the airport security checkpoint took over 45 minutes, that didn’t leave me much time for eating. On the plane, of the two meals and one snack served, there were no vegetarian options. So, I had to skip the ham sandwich snack and only ate the sides of the lunch and dinner offerings, which was kimchi with rice and a small serving of fruit. On the plane I was already running through a list in my mind of Korean food that I would want to order during my layover, but in reality, I found myself literally running through the airport, passed all of the Korean food that I wanted to order. Although I only had less than 10 minutes before boarding I couldn’t help but stop at a food court at the Shanghai Deli so I could order something to-go and eat on the plane. I ordered Juk, a Korean rice porridge, which I always crave, but hadn’t had in a while. I don’t know if it was just my cravings talking or my hunger, but the Juk was probably the best Juk I ever had. I was glad that I had stopped off despite being just in the knick of time to board, otherwise I would’ve only had one option on that 3 hour flight to Manila, kimchi with rice and a side of fruit.

Shoe Blue, Baby I Love You

5 Dec

shoe blue

Have you ever been so infatuated with a shoe, that you will think about it years later and kicked yourself for not buying it? Well, the great thing is, with today’s market and technology, there is an ability to find something that is no longer in stores through online stores and bidding sites, like Ebay.

I’m at work on this Hump Day and I am wearing a pair of high heel blue patent leather Gucci loafers. I actually didn’t buy them years ago, when they were for sale at Gucci and when I had the chance. I did at that time; however, purchase them in gray. It turns out I really wanted the blue pair and regretted that I ever purchased the gray instead of the blue. After obsessing over this blue pump, I went on my trusty Ebay account and began my search. Of course it wasn’t easy and it took me many, many searches of “blue patent leather Gucci pump” or a combination of a few or more of those search words and several filters. I finally found them in my size after a few months of checking on if any one had listed a pair. I bargained with the seller to sell them for lower than the listing price. The original retail price on these babies was probably upwards of $600. I got them at (in my opinion) a great deal: $150.00. These pumps are perfect for work and I paid a lot less than I would have initially. The gray ones got the shaft (I really just sold them on Ebay). After all my searching, I found my true, blue shoe love.