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An A-peeling Habit – Reconstructed Mandarin Oranges

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Living in California means enjoying delicious citrus fruits all the year round, like navel oranges, lemons, limes, pomelo and grapefruit. In fact, all of these fruits are sorely missed by me when I’m living in Korea. Unlike California, Korea has four very distinct seasons, including some very, very cold winters–and this basically translates into a lack of good, domestically grown citrus fruit. Yet oddly enough, Mandarin oranges (aka “clementines”, “halos”, “cuties”, “tangerines”, etc…) are extremely common in Korea, especially in the winter months.

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The Tangerine Room – Let the Creative Juices Flow!

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About a year after getting married, Yoongu and I moved into a brand new apartment complex in Icheon. Unlike some older apartment complexes, which sport a very plain and totally unadorned layout, the complex we went into tried to feature some…ahem…creative (i.e. tacky) design elements. This included mismatched wallpapers, mirror tiles (a la the 1980s), plastic framing spray painted metallic gold, etc… Egads, the list of design tragedies in this apartment seemed never ending!

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Scratchboard Sugar Skull

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I love to learn about other cultures, and living in Los Angeles has definitely given me many opportunities to do so. The Mexican holiday of Dia de muertos/dia de los muertos (Day of the Dead) is a cultural holiday I’ve been exploring more in recent years, especially after my friend, Jenna, invited me to Dia de los Muertos at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

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DIY Circular Knitting Needles Case

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