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Kimchi Pots

Kimchi Pots

The last few years have been incredible. Life-changing. Inspiring. Lots of adjectives.

I’ve opened up myself to new experiences, opportunities, and people. I’ve seen the good and the bad.

And somehow, I’ve managed to survive when I sometimes felt like I wouldn’t be able to anymore.

We all have that, don’t we? That enate ability to survive. That willpower that sees us through even when you reach the darkest depths.

I feel like most people will have their moment… the one where you feel like you’ve got nothing left, you’re surrounded by darkness, loneliness, depression… and then…

You can look around you and see that you’re absolutely surrounded by loving and caring people that would give anything to take the pain away. Even strangers.

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Where Do We Go From Here?

Last year, I created three blogs in the hope that one of them would find huge success. It turns out that three blogs is a lot of work!


I did find a small glimmer of hope over at Eat Your Lunchee. This blog is specifically designed for foodies interested in School Lunches, especially in Korea.

This year, I have a new direction, and that’s food. Not just the Lunch-ees… but my own recipes. I’m inspired by many bloggers, namely 519 Kitchen and A Fat Girl’s Food Guide. I’ve been following them for quite some time and they give me great ideas!

Soon, the layout of “Everything Rae” will change to something new and shiny, especially formatted to fit all of the food I want to share with you.

Thank you so much for following my adventures. I look forward to the change and a new outlook on blogging!

Vietnamese Shabu Shabu: “Shabu Hyang!”

Shabu Shabu is a wonderful course meal. In Korea, this normally consists of three courses, veggies, noodles, and rice. If you’ve never had it, watch this video!

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I Have Jitters!

Hey all. This is a more personal post, mostly put here because a huge event is about to take place. I’m moving!

Okay, so it’s not that exciting because I’ve done it 3 times in the past 3 years. If I didn’t mention it before, I’m an ESL teacher in South Korea. This means that, with the awesomeness that comes from living abroad, I also get the added perk of living pretty much scott-free. Yep. FREE.

Downside? Living in a Studio Apartment.

Now, I’m not trying to say I’m not thankful for having a rent-free living situation, but I will gripe a little bit on this: studio apartments in Virginia (my homestate) sometimes look like this:

HUGE kitchen and island, behind the wall is the bedroom

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