In Which Starbucks Has Become the Frugal Choice

I have never been a big coffee drinker, but when a brand new Starbucks opened up next to my work a few months ago, it still meant trouble for someone who was both on a diet and a budget because of all of the delicious non-coffee foods and drinks they offer. Since resolving to become... Continue Reading →



In my last post I mentioned that after my day out I stopped by the salon to get my hair cut. I have always had a bit of a fear of getting my hair cut. I'm not sure why - maybe because I've just never had nice hair. I put it off for a horribly... Continue Reading →

Clearing Out the Fridge

Around a week ago I bought some celery which I used to make some delicious cajun-style beans and rice. I wanted to just buy a small packet of the stuff, but the smallest quantity I could find was about 2kg worth (it only cost about 2,500 won, though). So I used some for my beans,... Continue Reading →

An Ode to Gmarket

It took me a year after arriving in Seoul before I was confident enough to explore the world of online shopping in Korea. It really changed my life, for better and worse. In an instant, a world of useful items and delicious foodstuffs became accessible to me in just a click. But of course, with... Continue Reading →

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