A New Beginning

During my first month in South Korea I had been searching for the perfect pair of chopsticks. I wanted my first pair of chopsticks to last me a lifetime and be a symbol that I have finally immersed myself into a culture unlike my own…a symbol of a new beginning.

While in Seoul, I spent some time in Insadong to do some shopping. As I was shopping I found a pair of chopsticks I liked, so I bought them! My first pair! Later that night, I made my way back home to Daejeon. It was a long night and I was tired, but as soon as I got home I regained my energy. Why? I became extremely excited because on my table was a note with a pair of chopsticks! My friend, whom had stayed with me for a few weeks, had left this thank you gift on my table before we left for Seoul! What a great surprise!

These chopsticks are, truly, my my first pair! The best thing about these chopsticks is that they were a gift from a dear friend of mine. These chopsticks will stay with me forever and always be cherished.

Thank you, David, for being a part of this new chapter in my life. Chopsticks

Ice Cream Waffle

Banana Caramel NutDon’t you want to scarf this down right now?!

Holy cow, thisΒ banana caramel nut ice cream waffle was amazing. Some of the coffee shops around here like to serve ice cream waffles. I know you can’t see it, but I promise there is a waffle under all of that ice cream and whipped cream!

Prior to moving to Daejeon, I have never heard of waffles a la mode. Now, I want this dessert all the time!