No, I’m not dead.

Hey, everyone. (And by everyone, I mean the small handful who will probably read this, considering I haven’t posted in about five months.)

I have been meaning to post forever. Really I have. Since I last posted, I’ve been to plenty of cute cafes, vintage toy stores, all three Disneyland parks in Asia, and last week I was in Harajuku. But did I post anything? Obviously not. I want to use the excuse that I’ve been too busy, and while I have been busy, I honestly just kind of forgot about my blog. It’s been so long since I used one that it continuously slipped my mind.

Anyway, I was just watching a Korean drama. (Meloholic- 10/10 recommend, and not just because it stars my favorite singer.) It stopped to buffer the video, and instead of getting annoyed, I randomly thought about how I should make a blog post. I took it as a sign, and here I am. This won’t be a long post, it’s just to assure anyone who may care that I’m still alive. I will start posting at least once weekly, so please look forward to my next post. I promise it will be worth the wait! ♥

Dreamy Café Day

I love Wednesdays. I know a lot of people absolutely abhor this day, but I never work on Wednesdays, so obviously I have no reason to hate it. Today was an especially great Wednesday. I escaped the humid hell that Daegu (or Daefrica, as the locals like to call it) is at this time of year for the balmy city of Busan. Okay, so I kind of had to go there to pick up my passport. (Got a shiny new visa to China–Shanghai Disneyland three weeks from today!) However, after a quick run to the Chinese consulate, the rest of my day was spent lounging around on Haeundae beach followed by coffee at the most wonderful little café.

Ah, there it is. I won’t bore you with too many details of my relaxing day. I’ll skip straight to what you came here to read about. I discovered a great little café in Busan called “Le Café Paul Cézanne”. What a great name for a café. I mean, who wouldn’t want to drink coffee in a café named after the father of modern art?

I wish I could show you the outside of the café. It’s sweet and pink and reminiscent of a dollhouse. Unfortunately, my friends and I went there later in the evening, and the only pictures I took did not turn out well. However, if you’re interested in the exterior, there is a picture on the café’s instagram. (le_cafe_paul_cezanne)

Walking into the café was a somewhat magical experience. Mainly because as we walked inside, an instrumental version of “How Far I’ll Go” was playing softly in the background. We ordered our coffee and then snapped a few pictures before heading up the stairs to find some comfy seats.

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Shortly after sitting down, the sweet woman who was running the café brought us our drinks. I got an iced caramel macchiato, and I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t one of the best I’ve ever had. The coffee was smooth and it wasn’t overly sweet. (In my opinion, that’s always a great quality in what my friends and I refer to as “dessert drinks”) I also ordered delicious madeleines which were lemon flavored.

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I wish this café were in Daegu. Not only were the drinks amazing, but the music was perfect. It was not overbearing, and everything was an instrumental cover of songs ranging from Disney to songs off of recent K-drama OSTs. Combine the music with the adorable decor, and it lent to the perfect atmosphere for some daydreaming. After around an hour and a half of planning about our future, grown-up apartment together, (which will most likely include a dress up trunk and a Lego coffee table) I snapped a few more pictures of the lovely interior before my friends and I caught a train home to Daefrica.

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All in all, it was a great day that ended in visiting a great café. If you ever find yourself in Busan, I recommend grabbing a drink and doing some daydreaming here. ♥

 

What does the future hold? (Hint: cute things)

Have you ever had the uncontrollable urge to bite something or someone that you found to be irresistibly adorable? I get that urge ALL. THE. TIME. The urge is usually strongest when I’m watching a performance of my favorite singer in tight leather pants. However, it also presents itself to me when I’m staring at a Monchhichi or admiring a new pair of Minnie Mouse ears that I just bought in a Disney park.

Did you know that the feeling to want to bite something cute is completely normal? I read an article somewhere about it a while back. It’s called cute aggression, and it basically means our brains actually can’t handle how cute something is. The urge to bite (or squeeze) something is our brain’s way of trying to keep us sane. That article made me feel a lot better about myself, so I didn’t actually do any follow up research to see if it’s true or not. I just decided to take it as fact so that I feel a little less crazy when I see pictures of my brother’s new puppy and get the sudden urge to bite it.

You’re probably wondering why exactly I’m telling you all of this. Well, it’s because I want to give you a fair warning for what lies ahead if you continue to read my future posts. (Which I hope you do) I try to live my life as cutely as a twenty-five year old teacher can possibly afford. I tend to frequent cafés that serve adorable desserts, shop at stores that specialize in princess-y packaging, and whenever I can, I like to travel. (Favorite destination: any Disney park) I plan to post a lot about the cute places I go, the adorable treats I devour, and any additions to my [awesome] vintage toy collection. All that being said, you’ll probably want to bite or squeeze a lot of things as you scroll through my blog in the future, so don’t say I didn’t warn you!

Beyond the urge to become aggressive while reading my blog, I hope that I can also inspire you and help to bring a little more cuteness to your world. Surrounding myself with cute and happy things has brought a lot of positivity to my life, and I think that’s something no one can ever get enough of. Whether you also aspire to live the cute life, or you just enjoy dipping your toe in once in a while, I hope this can be a place of enjoyment for all who visit. ♥