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I Was Stalked and Filmed on a Subway? :(
Recently I had a very creepy experience on the subway. A had a very odd man sit next to me and start filming me secretly (though obviously not so secretly since I noticed) He also tried to follow me but luckily I tricked him. For more info you can check the video below. **this is not common AT ALL in Korea, it only happened to me in Seoul because that's where I live. This could, and does, happen all over the world no matter what culture~** What I hope you take from this: 1. Be aware of your surroundings at all times. If someone sits next to you (even if it seems totally normal) just take a millisecond to recognize that - don't just stay zoned in on your phone. 2. If you feel uncomfortable - get up and move. I didn't do this but I should have. I didn't need to "prove" he really was creepy, regardless of if he was or not, I have every right to just move away. 3. If someone made you feel uncomfortable, trust your gut and keep an eye on them in some way. If I hadn't noticed him earlier, he might have followed me off the train without me knowing. 4. Let someone know where you are and what was up. Even if its just texting a close friend that is dependable "hey I'm at XYZ bus stop, there was a weird guy on the bus lol" just so someone knows. In case something happens to you, it could help people find you. 5. If you see something weird happening to another girl, try to do something. When I see guys getting too close to girls on crowded trains I always try to make it seem like I'm with the girl too so he's outnumbered, or I stare them down so they know they aren't being sneaky. Be safe out there everyone, and just be alert :)
๊ฒฝ๊ธฐ๋„์—์„œ ์ฆ๊ธฐ๋Š” ์ด์ƒ‰ ๋ฐ์ดํŠธ ์ฝ”์Šค BEST 5
๋งค๋ฒˆ ๋ฐ์ดํŠธ ์ฝ”์Šค ์ •ํ•˜๊ธฐ ์‰ฝ์ง€์•Š์ฃ ? ๊ณ ๋ฏผํ•˜์‹œ๊ณ  ๊ณ„์‹ ๋‹ค๋ฉด ๋ฐ”๋กœ ์—ฌ๊ธฐ๋กœ ๊ฑฑ์ •ํ•˜์ง€๋ง๊ณ  ๋†€๋Ÿฌ๊ฐ€์„ธ์š”~ ๊ฒฝ๊ธฐ๋„์—์„œ ์ฆ๊ธฐ๋Š” ์ด์ƒ‰ ๋ฐ์ดํŠธ 5๊ฐ€์ง€ ์ฝ”์Šค๋ฅผ ์ถ”์ฒœํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค!! 1. ๊ด‘์ฃผ ํ™”๋‹ด์ˆฒ ๋„์‹œ๋ฅผ ๋– ๋‚˜ ์ˆฒ ์†์„ ๊ฑท๋Š” ๊ฒƒ ์ž์ฒด๋กœ ํž๋ง!! ์†Œ์ค‘ํ•œ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๊ณผ ํ•จ๊ป˜ ๊ฐ€์„ ์ˆฒ๊ธธ์„ ๊ฐ™์ด ๊ฑธ์œผ๋ฉด์„œ ์ด์•ผ๊ธฐ๊ฝƒ์„ ํ”ผ์›Œ ๋ณด์„ธ์š”~ ๋‹จํ’์œผ๋กœ ๋ฌผ๋“  ์˜ˆ์œ ๊ฐ€์„ ํ’๊ฒฝ์„ ๋Š๋ผ๋ฉฐ ๊ฐ์„ฑ์— ์ –์–ด๋ณด์•„์š” 2. ๋‚จ์–‘์ฃผ ๋ฌผ์˜ ์ •์› ๋‚ ์”จ๊ฐ€ ํ™”์ฐฝํ•œ ์š”์ฆ˜ ์—ฌ๊ธฐ๋กœ ๋†€๋Ÿฌ ๊ฐ€๋ณด์„ธ์š”~ ๊ฐ€์„ ๋ถ„์œ„๊ธฐ๊ฐ€ ๋ฌผ์”ฌ ๋‚˜๊ณ  ์–ต์„ธ ๊ฝƒ๊ณผ ์ฝ”์Šค๋ชจ์Šค๋กœ ์ •์› ๊ฐ€๋“ ์ฑ„์›Œ์ ธ ๊ฐ•๊ณผ ์–ด์šธ๋ ค์ง„ ์ „๊ฒฝ์ด ๋ฉ‹์ง€๋‹ต๋‹ˆ๋‹ค ์—ฌ๊ธฐ ์•ˆ ๊ฐ€๋ฉด ๋‚˜๋งŒ ์†ํ•ด ์–ด์„œ ๊ฒจ์šธ ๋˜๊ธฐ ์ „์— ๋†€๋Ÿฌ ๊ฐ€๋ณด์„ธ์š”~~ 3. ๊ณ ์–‘ ํ”Œ๋žœํ…Œ์ด์…˜ ์—ฐ์ธ์ด๋‚˜ ๊ฐ€์กฑ ๋“ฑ ๋‚จ๋…€๋…ธ์†Œ ์ฆ๊ธธ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ธ€๋ž˜ํ•‘์„ ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ณ ์–‘ ํ”Œ๋žœํ…Œ์ด์…˜์€ ์ธ์œ„์ ์ธ ๊พธ๋ฐˆ์ด ์—†์–ด ๋ถ€๋‹ด ์—†์ด ํŽธํ•˜๊ฒŒ ์ฃผ๋ณ€ ๊ฒฝ์น˜๋ฅผ ๊ตฌ๊ฒฝ ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์–ด์š” ๋ฐค์— ๋น›๋‚˜๋Š” ๋ณ„๋น›์ถ•์ œ๋„ ๊ผญ ๋†“์น˜์ง€ ๋งˆ์„ธ์š” ์ข‹์•„ํ•˜๋Š” ์‚ฌ๋žŒ๊ณผ ์†์žก๊ณ  ์ด๋ฒˆ ๊ธฐํšŒ์— ๊ฐ€๋ณด์‹œ๋Š” ๊ฑด ์–ด๋–จ๊นŒ์š”? 4. ํŒŒ์ฃผ ํผ์ŠคํŠธ ๊ฐ€๋“  ๊ณ ๊ธ‰์Šค๋Ÿฌ์šด ๋กœ๋งˆํ’์˜ ๊ฑด๋ฌผ๊ณผ ๊ณต์›์„ ์กฐํ™”๋กญ๊ฒŒ ๋งŒ๋“ค์–ด ๋“œ๋ผ๋งˆ ์„ธํŠธ์žฅ์œผ๋กœ๋„ ์“ฐ์ผ๋งŒํผ ์œ ๋ช…ํ•ฉ๋‹ˆ๋‹ค ๋Œ€๊ทœ๋ชจ ๋ณตํ•ฉ๋ฌธํ™”์‹œ์„ค์ด๋ผ ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ๋ณผ๊ฑฐ๋ฆฌ๊ฐ€ ๋งŽ์•„์š” ์—ฐ์ธ์ด๋‚˜ ๊ฐ€์กฑ์ด๋ž‘ ๊ฐ€์…”์„œ ๊ฐ™์ด ์ฆ๊ฒจ ๋ณด์„ธ์š”~ 5. ์–‘ํ‰ ๊ตฌ๋‘”์—ญ ์˜›๋‚  ๊ทธ๋Œ€๋กœ ๋ณด์ „๋ผ์žˆ์–ด ํ์—ญ ๊ทธ๋Œ€๋กœ์˜ ๋ฉ‹์„ ๋Š๋‚„ ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ์–ด์š” ์ „์ฒ ๊ธธ ์˜†์— ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ฝƒ์€ ์–ผ๋งˆ๋‚˜ ์•„๋ฆ„๋‹ค์šด์ง€ ์‚ฌ๋ฐฉ์ฒœ์ง€๊ฐ€ ํฌํ† ์กด!! ์˜›๋‚  ์„ค๋ ˆ๋Š” ์ฒซ์‚ฌ๋ž‘ ๊ธฐ๋ถ„์„ ๋‚ด๊ณ  ์‹ถ๋‹ค๋ฉด ์—ฌ๊ธฐ๋กœ ๊ฐ€๋ณด์„ธ์š”~
Art Field Trip: Japanese American National Museum's Hello Kitty Exhibit in LA
Yesterday, my friends and I were able to visit the Japanese American National Museum's Hello Kitty retrospective, "Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty", which opened in the LA-based museum last month. Running through April 26, the exhibit celebrates everything Hello Kitty to commemorate her 40th anniversary. From backpacks and notebooks to toasters and even motor oil, the variety of products that have featured Sanrio's most iconic character is seriously staggering. Here, you get to see some of the most impressive of these. You even get to see Hello Kitty outfits and accessories once worn by celebrity Kitty fans ranging from Cameron Diaz to Katy Perry. (You can even get up close and personal with a Lady Gaga performance dress made of nothing but Hello Kitty stuffed toys!) But perhaps my favorite part of the exhibit is a complete art gallery filled with paintings, sculptures, and interactive works all inspired by Hello Kitty. The artists featured represent both American and Japanese artists, and include such popular ones as Audrey Kawasaki, Gary Baseman, D*face, and Yoskay Yamamoto. Check them out in the attached pictures! Photo 1: The 'halfway point' of this two-story exhibit Photo 2: "Hi Kitty", Audrey Kawasaki Photo 3: "Much Loved Kitty", Mark Nixon Photo 4: "Uh Oh Kitty Ho", D*Face Photo 5: "Hello Kitty Kaiju", Mark Nagata Photo 6: "Space Kitty", Yoskay Yamamoto Photo 7: "Melty Kitty Dream", Buff Monster Photo 8: "Hello Kitty in Bloom", Michael Courville Photo 9: "Play Date", Gary Baseman Photo 10: "Hello Lincoln", Scott Scheidly
Thursday Is Donut Day!
To celebrate the incredible progress of my plastic surgery journey, which you can read all about here, I decided to call a couple friends of mine to join me for donuts this morning. WHY? Because LA donuts from random mom and pop shops are the best, and can turn any post-op rhinoplasty into something called bliss! @Butterflyblu knows all about these dreamy eats in and around LA. This time, however, I wanted to venture out to a different donut shop. One that I'd never been too. And this is what happened: Kettle Glazed! Coming from the Valley, take the 101 S. to Vine street and go East, which turns into Franklin. Just passed Argyle. If you hit Gower, you've gone too far! Turn around! I know, parking is hit or miss, but if you have to park further than you like, imagine all the calories you'll be burning, which will make diving into these nuggets of sweet heaven all the more decadent! Their Cronut is A REVELATION OF ALL THAT IS RIGHT AND GOOD. Don't skip this!!!!!!! I think this is my new hotspot for donuts. For realz. If you live in LA, and you've never been here before--VINGLE ME! LET'S GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Would you ladies care to join me for some donuts here sometime?! :) it's not a date, just a time to chill... @jordanhamilton @kaminisingh @alywoah @TessStevens @ChelseaHeyes @QueenYuki @KyotieWolf @kristenadams @Donnas @stargaze @flymetothemoon @ImUrBestFriend @galinda @Bekka @RaquelArredondo @jazziejazz @rmayra1 @prgurl4u2envy @DemiP @alannasofia @danidee @daniachicago @simplysam12 @TAIJIOTTER
Koreatown LA: Desserts, Desserts, & More Desserts!
One of my East Coast friends is flying to LA this summer and staying in Koreatown. Since I'm a San Diegan that sometimes heads up to LA on weekends, she asked me what to eat and where to go when visiting K-Town. Being that we've got a whole bunch of K-Entertainment fans on here, I figured it might be useful to list places for ALL of you - so if and when you're in California, you know where to visit to try some delicious food. I figured I'd start off with a card dedicated to some of my all-time favorite Koreatown desserts! Bingsu @ Cafe Heyri 755 S Hobart Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90005 There's plenty of places to get Korean-style shaved ice in Koreatown, but none of them have the variety of Cafe Heyri. There's traditional red bean (pat) bingsu, melon, green tea, coffee, chocolate, and - my personal favorite - seasonal fruit (pictured above)! Macaron Ice Cream @ HAUS by Coffee Hunter 3826 W 6th St. Los Angeles, CA 90020 A growing trend in dessert cafes is the ice cream macaron - an ice cream sandwich made by layering ice cream between two very big macaron shells. Not only is HAUS' version my absolute favorite, but if you're a K-Pop fan, this cafe's got massive flat-screen TVs that play all your favorite music videos while you eat! Bungeoppang @ Okrumong 3801 W 6th St. Los Angeles, CA 90020 Not only is Okrumong famous for its incredible take on traditional patbingsu, but it's also one of the few places in Koreatown where you can get a basket fresh bungeoppang - fish-shaped waffle-like breads filled with red bean - to share with friends! Animal Donuts @ Fantastic Donuts 1101 S Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90006 You can read a little bit more about these adorable donuts here, but Fantastic Donuts has become pretty Instagram popular for their cute animal and character donut designs. (However, I'd definitely also recommend their cereal-topped ones. The Cinnamon Toast Crunch one almost tastes like a churro!) Honeycomb Ice Cream @ Honeymee 3377 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 116, Los Angeles, CA 90010 I was telling my fellow So.Cal foodie @hmfong that I've never been able to check out Honeymee personally. Why? Because every time I'm in the neighborhood, there's a huge line of customers! How's that for a testament about how locals feel about this simply vanilla soft-serve topped with liquid honey and a generous REAL honeycomb on top? Mochi Ice Cream @ Mikawaya 118 Japanese Village Plaza Mall, Los Angeles, CA 90012 So I'm cheating and throwing in a Little Tokyo wild card - Mikawaya! Chances are, if you've ever had store bought mochi ice cream, it was made by the Mikawaya company. But LA is the only place where you can visit its shop and order some pretty unique mochi ice cream flavors, including plum wine, black sesame, and mint chocolate chip! So which one of these would you be down to try? Have any of you visited Koreatown and have other recommendations? Let me know in the comments below, and for more #FOODPORN, follow my brand new foodie collection #FOODPORN!