Mental Health Awareness Week 2018.

Today, Wednesday the 16th of May, marks the middle of Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 (14th-20th May). Truth be told I didn’t notice that this important week had already begun, nor did I have it catalogued in my brain during the lead-up to this informative week: I don’t feel guilty about my ignorance to this….

My Trip to Fukuoka, Japan – Part 2.

Unsurprisingly our first, and only full day in Fukuoka, began with a little pick me up: coffee. Coffee, or as I like to call it ‘water for insomniacs’, comes in plenty of varieties throughout the various convenience stores in Japan. Although the actual coffee choices were pretty much alike those sold anywhere else in economically…

My trip to Fukuoka, Japan – Day 1.

With any holiday whether the duration be a month or a few days, the aim is to spend time wisely and incorporate as many experiences into your schedule as possible: my brief two day trip to Fukuoka, Japan was no exception to this. Alike most Japanese cities Fukuoka is centred around numerous shrines, parks and…

What’s in my travel pouch? – Fukuoka Edition.

Next week I’m taking a brief trip to Fukuoka, Japan. Unlike back in December of last year when I visited Osaka, I intend to take less of my belongs with me; mainly due to the fact that I’m restricted to using a holdall or small suitcase which complies with in-flight/carry-on luggage rules. Travelling in Spring…

A Foodie Recommends.

I’m well aware that travelling to South Korea isn’t on everyone’s Bucket lists nor is it considered a country to be incurious of. When we (Europeans and Westerners in general) think of venturing to land of oriental descent, China and Japan often spring to mind. If my Seoul Food (- did you see what I…

Mini Kbeauty Haul/Review.

Upon noticing that my relatively small makeup collection lacked pastel or Springtime appropriate shades – mainly due to the mass hoard of burgundy and brick rose coloured lip products – I decided to treat myself to some affordable basic cosmetics which would offer a subtle, more suitable look for the current season. I’m Meme/아임미미 ”I’m…

Life Update. Again?

I highly doubt that any of my regular readers noticed my absence for simplyemsblog; with this in mind a so called “life update” post isn’t essential but I shall proceed regardless. So… where have I been? Well thankfully this time round I haven’t spiraled into a seemingly never ceasing faze of depression or come to…

Cafés.

For the longest time I refrained from entering a coffee shop: I had this prejudgement that cafés were only for stylist, classy individuals who were perhaps wealthy due to having some form of a link with business – even to this day some cafés project this vibe. With such expectations is mind I believed I…

Daiso Mini Haul.

Daiso is a Japanese budget store providing basic homeware items including kitchen utensils, storage methods and cutlery as well as beauty and skincare items plus everyday essentials. It’s most comparable to pound shops in the UK and dollar stores in the US; only exception being that items generally range from 1,000₩-8,000₩ (0.65p-£5.25/$0.92-$7.40). In 9/10 cases…

Food Diary – Thursday 23rd March.

After managing to begin to give English tutoring sessions to Koreans a few hours per week, I thought I deserved to treat myself by indulging a little as the weekend approached. Simply to state caution was certainly thrown to the wind: barely a vegetable in sight! As much as I would like to promote healthy…

Is this ‘real’ news?

I admit I’m partial to a bit of celebrity gossip, but try to refrain from it unless I have absolutely nothing better to do with my time. Since growing up to realise that a huge percentage of showbiz news isn’t legitimate, I have noticed that with the heightened use of social media it’s becoming ever…

What To Take On A Picnic.

Before this weekend my online friend and I was discussing the pleasant change in season – the arrival of Spring. In South Korea Springtime seemingly has sprung into force rather rapidly considering it was only a few weeks ago that we were battling the icy wind and temperatures revolving around minus degrees. As soon as…