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2016 November Favorites


Can anyone believe how fast this month has gone by? Or rather, how fast this entire year has gone by? I can’t believe we only have one last month left in 2016! For the month of November I have to admit that I have been eating left and right without any thoughts of dieting! I don’t know if it’s because the weather is getting cold, or if it’s simply because I’m tired of eating healthy. I have been eating all the junk food: chips, cookies, ice cream, chocolate, ramen, you name it I’ve eaten it. Oddly enough, I don’t regret any of it. I’ve enjoyed every delicious moment of my snackfest, and I’m sure it’s going to continue in December. Bring it on!

#. Dan-poong (Autumn Foliage?): I’m not sure why there isn’t a specific word for the leaves turning red, orange, and yellow. The word for it in Korean is “dan-poong” and this year I felt like the colors were more vibrant than ever. I didn’t get a chance actually go somewhere specifically to see the dan-poong, but it was beautiful on my school campus.

#. Parallel Pen: I was looking for options to practice calligraphy on the go, and I decided to try the parallel I’d been hearing about. It has a much sharper edge than a broad nib marker, so it’s really nice to carry around without having to worry about spilling ink bottles.

#. Walks with Kip: It’s true, Kip will insist on marking every single bush in the neighborhood, but I hardly ever regret taking him out for a nice walk. We like to go to a nearby quiet park where Kip can run around and I can do some stretches without feeling conscious of other people.

#. Waffle cones: I think I actually get more excited over the waffle cone than the actual ice-cream! I just found out though that you can opt to get two junior sized scoops rather than full sized scoops at Baskin Robbins. I think this is perfect for when you can’t decide between two different flavors, but don’t have enough room for two whole scoops. I tried strawberry-vanilla and berry cheese cake and they were both pretty good!

#. Pizza-Dalk-galbi: If you like pizza and you like Dalk-galbi, then why not try pizza-dalk-galbi? It’s basically a spicy chicken stir fry with pizza toppings on top! I thought this was much much better than the dalk-galbi-fondue, which didn’t live up to my expectations at all. Of course, if you’ve never tried dalk-galbi before you must try the original first!

#. Holiday cups: One of the things I look forward to during the holiday seasons are the holiday cups and mugs! They always have the most festive designs that add some holiday cheer to my coffee. It’s always fun to see the different designs that different coffee shops have. I remember a couple years back there was a cute snowman cup when I was getting my coffee from a coffee stand in the subway.

Your Turn ♥ What has been your favorite thing to munch on this month?


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  • I share your thoughts! I have no idea where this year went. It’s been so hectic for me at work and life.

    Eat what makes you happy :) There’s another time for healthy eating!

    And I love fresh waffles with ice cream, yum!!!


    • Kim

      Hasn’t it gone by so fast? I’ve just been craving so much food these days! All I can think about are the yummy things I want to eat lol! Like right now I’m sort of craving mashed potatoes and gravy :P

  • It’s too chilly to even think about ice cream! That pizza looks delicious, though. Your calligraphy reminds me of the runes in the Lord of the Rings movies!

    • Kim

      I was inspired by a calligraffiti artist! :D I’ll have to go take a look at the Lord of the Rings runes! It’s been a pretty long time since I’ve read or watched the LotR series, It’ll be nice to do some reruns!

  • Wait what?! There’s such a thing as Pizza-Dalk-galbi now!!! Gosh, it looks so mouth watering <3

    Tienne — foregathers.life/blog

    • Kim

      Hehe yes!! You should try it :D I liked it much more than the Dalk-galbi-fondue they had going on. I think it’s the cheese that brings it all together ;)

  • This year really did go by fast. I feel like I just only celebrated New Years eve yesterday!! The Pizza-Dalk-galbi looks really yummy. Seeing it kind of makes me hungry :P Have a great day Kim!

    Tiffany x

    • Kim

      And now we’re looking forward to a new New Years Eve! The Pizza-Dalk-Galbi was really good! If you ever swing by Korea you should try it :D

  • That waffle cone looks AMAZING, and it takes me back to summer. I think there’s something about November and December, with the darker days and holidays and all of that, that really lends itself to eating fun snacks and foods. You do you, girl! Also, I didn’t even see this post before I wrote mine, but I am obsessed with the holiday cups too. They’re just so freaking festive, I love it.

    Kathryn • simplykk.com

    • Kim

      Yes it’s been quite cloudy and moody these days in Korea. It sort of reminds me of weather in Seattle :P Aren’t holiday cups so much fun? I always love the bright whimsical designs they come in! They really add some cheer to your day don’t they? :D

  • I love this post Kim! this makes me want to visit Korea more than ever. A friend of mine has given birth to twins, so I intend to visit by 2018! So I will have the whole of next year to save up! I really want to see the red leaves and just eat all the food!!

    • Kim

      Oooh! We should totally meet up when you come to Korea!! :D There’s sooooo much good food in Korea to try :D

      • Most definitely! Can’t believe 2018 is next year now ?

  • Ooo, your November line up makes me feel so cozy! And I actually really like hearing your updates on calligraphy, haha. It’s nice to see your hobbies, and read about them. Looking good!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

    • Kim

      Thanks Steph :D I’m hoping to do more posts about calligraphy in the New Year :D Happy New Year by the way!

  • Is that pizza even real? OMFG. It sounds perfect right now.

    • Kim

      Hehe if you like chicken and pizza, then you can have both in one dish this way:D