Me the Living

Espresso. Korea. Melon Ice Cream. Autumn. Sloths. Tea. Books. The Universe. Scarves. Cozy Blankets. Roaring Fires. Jazz. Lee Minho.


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My idea of rich is that you can buy every book you ever want without looking at the price and you’re never around assholes. That’s the two things to really fight for in life.

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“Tell me what happens the first time you see a woman naked.”

“The first time you see a woman naked will not be like you imagined. There will be no love, no trust, no intimacy. You won’t even be in the same room as her.

You won’t get to smile as she undresses you and you undress her. You won’t get to calm her nerves with nerves of your own. You won’t get to kiss her, feeling her lips and the edge of her tongue. You won’t get to brush your fingers over the lace of her bra or count her ribs or feel her heartbeat.

The first time you see a woman naked you will be sitting in front of a computer screen watching someone play at intimacy and perform at sex. She will contort her body to please everyone in the room but her. You will watch this woman who is not a woman, pixelated and filtered and customized. She will come ready-made, like an order at a restaurant. The man on the screen will be bigger than you, rougher than you. He will teach you how to talk to her. He will teach you where to put your hands and he will teach you what you’re supposed to like. He will teach you to take what is yours.

You must unlearn this. You must unlearn this twisted sense of love. You must unlearn the definition of pleasure and intimacy you are being taught. Kill this idea of love, this idea of entitlement, this way of scarring one another.”

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Alright guys. I just need to talk about these babies here for a sec. I’m not one who really ever cared about skin products or makeup or whatnot but I HAVE BEEN CONVERTED!

Seriously, this post will look long but I am so pumped about this stuff that I want to BUY IT FOR EVERYONE and CONVERT people! And be overall one of those really annoying people who can’t stop talking about something that no one else cares about because I just LIKE IT SO MUCH!!

I don’t know how it happened that I lived in Korea for 6 months… did not succumb to the skin care regimen. Went back for 11 days… still did not relent. And yet, a couple weeks after I got back I found myself in a Korean store in Annandale, VA buying up all the skin care products in an attempt to bring myself back to my favorite place.

And a few weeks after that…. I am a Korean skincare product lifer! I will never go back!! I don’t know how I avoided it for so long or why because it’s seriously amazing. They have like, magic in their products.

1. So the first one on the left is the Innisfree oil cleansing wipes. These are amazing and make your face super fresh and get all your makeup off! I didn’t realize how much residue was being left over just washing with face wash. The important note here is the OIL. There are a bunch of different “styles” of this, like getting it as a liquid and pumping it onto a cotton pad or whatever but get something!! (And as a disclaimer this is entirely different than that eye make up remover horrible liquid separates-in-the-bottle ddong you get from Clinique types)

2. The little white O Hui squeeze-y tubes are both face wash. One is foam and the other is moisturizing. I use the moisturizing one most days and the foam one maybe every 3 days. The foam makes my face feel super clean but gets rid of some of the moisturizing from the oil wipes so I like to use it slightly less frequently. It’s like my “extreme” cleaner every few days.

3. Next up is the small O Hui bottle on the left. That’s what I will call toner because it’s the closest thing we have here to what it is. But it’s technically called a “skin softener” and it does exactly that. It’s not harsh at all like toners here in America. It feels really fresh and cool on your face and kind of preps you for the next step.

4. The magic happens with that last large O Hui bottle….essence! I don’t know what we have here that’s similar, if anything, but it’s AMAZING. I seriously wake up looking like I slept in a cool dewy field with daisies around me. My hair should be in Heidi braids on the top of my head and I should prance carelessly through fields… no, but really. I used to put BB Cream on my entire face to even it out (Korean or Japanese BB… not THICK American BB, but that’s another post!!), and now I literally use it as an under-eye cream exclusively. (I don’t really get pimples so I don’t have to cover anything like that up) Essence is miraculous!

Anyway, moral of the story is that YOU SHOULD BUY THESE. I think the last time my skin was this nice was when I was in middle school.

Anyone who hasn’t taken the plunge into Korean skin products because it’s overwhelming or you just didn’t know…. DO IT now!!

Zoey, cute as can be :)










"their chicken is really spicy" 
"beware, the injera is spicy"
"the water is spicy" 

"the air was spicy"

"The staff was very rude"

"The dim sum restaurant didn’t have a menu"

"They gave me chopsticks"

"They asked me to wash my hands before I sat down to eat, something about traditions? I was humiliated"

"The staff didn’t speak English"

"The chair was spicy"
"The ice was spicy"

"Service was great. Food was great. Couldn’t find parking" - 1 star

'my napkins were only one ply. no free breadsticks”- 1/2 star

"the staff was spicy"


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"I prefer maritime laws over laws on land. Maritime laws only exist to guarantee safe passage. There are no loopholes or biases to favor more powerful vessels. Every ship is equal, and no one is more powerful than the sea." 



*hears a single word from a foreign language that i know* Wow. haha not to toot my own horn or anything but did you guys know that you are in the presence of a sophisticated linguist

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$2,500.00 Titanium and Gold Lip Pearl Linerlock

This knife is from Suchat’s New Diamond Edition. This liner locking folder features a carved Robert Calcinore Mosaic Damascus blade. The handle has carved titanium bolsters, carved gold lip pearl scales with pink/green/yellow stone inserts, carved matching Damascus rear bolsters, and carved and anodized titanium liners and back-spacer.

I need a sugar daddy, now.

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Had a very interesting few months while on Tumblr hiatus. Thought I was going to be fired then was given a promotion 2 days later among other emotional things. So now I’m in downtown DC which is lovely since I can take public transportation to work! Whoo!

Also went to Korea for 11 days with Cory and had an AMAZING time!! Totally different experience from when I lived there as well. So, Yay! I’m back.

If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I bet they’d live a lot differently. When you look into infinity, you realize there are more important things than what people do all day.

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