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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

And the nominee for the Liebster Award goes to...

ME! 진짜?! (translation: for real?!)

Yes everyone, my wonderful and lovely friend, Emily, blogger of  Emily's Elixir, has nominated me for a fun blogging award. 
Now you are wondering...

What are the deets of this award?! 

It's for bloggers with under 200 followers that get nominated by associate bloggers. It's a fun way to expand the word about your blog, as well as helping other bloggers get noticed.


1. Each blogger should answer the questions the tagger has set for you.
2. Choose 11 new bloggers to pass the award onto and link them in your post.

3. Create 11 new questions for the chosen bloggers.
4. Go back to their page and tell them about the award.
5. Each blogger should post 11 random facts about themselves.
6. No tag-backs!


If you could have breakfast anywhere, where would it be and what would you have?
Honestly, two weekends ago, I had the most amazing breakfast on cafe street in Jeongja (area in Seoul, South Korea) at a restaurant called Stonewall! It is a bit expensive, but definitely worth it. I would order again - the breakfast that includes: eggs, German sausage, homemade style potatoes, and salad. It also came with pancakes, but due to my gluten issue, I passed those off to my friend, George. The breakfast was the perfect amount and the taste was amazing! (highly recommended if you're living in Seoul) 

What is your favourite lip balm?
Hands down, my favorite lip balm is made by Arbonne. It never lets me down.

What did you do last weekend?
Last weekend consisted of playing flag football on Saturday, followed by a delicious "seafood in a bag" dinner located in Itaewon (area in Seoul, South Korea) with some new friends. On Sunday, I went to a clothing swap (genius idea), a BBQ dinner with exchange students I met at the swap, and ended my evening spent with my Korean friend/co-worker, Natalie, and her boyfriend. 

What is your best fashion buy?
This is literally the hardest question you could ask me considering my favorite hobby is shopping. Yes, it's a hobby, not an obsession or habit. With that said, I'll have to choose...a simple, v-neck tee from H&M. It can be dressed up or dressed down. 

What is your favourite way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon?
Best rainy Sundays are spent inside in pajamas, curled up on the couch in a blanket, with my friends, enjoying our favorite shows or movies, while talking, snacking, and enjoying a few beverages. 
(Comma-splice much?! Yes, I'm an English teacher) 

What is your favourite beauty product?
Recently, my friend Amy, introduced me to a face peel made by Skin Food. It is a popular brand that is made in Korea. Because I have sensitive skin, I was a bit nervous to try it. Once I used it, however, I noticed a difference in the way my skin felt. It was smooth like a baby's bottom. Seriously. 

Do you prefer dark, milk or white chocolate?
Milk chocolate, most definitely. But of course, there's that voice inside my head that says, "Dark is healthier." Meh. Bring on the Cadbury Cream-filled Eggs and Snickers!

What is your favourite book?
50 Shades. I can't help it. Guilty pleasure. Enough said. 

What are the top five cities you'd like to visit?
I'm going to stick to cities in the U.S. otherwise it would be impossible to choose. 1. Boston 2. Chicago 3. New York 4. Honolulu 5. Denver

   What is your middle name? (if you have one!)

What, or who, inspired you to start a blog?

My main inspiration to start my blog was to keep family and friends updated on my journey in another part of the world, South Korea. Continuing to update them on my stories and pictures has allowed them to see just a slice of my life as a newly world traveler.  


  1. I have now traveled to 6 countries: Canada, S.Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Cambodia, and Singapore.
  2. I am a reality TV junkie.  
  3. I had an appendicitis when I was 6 years old.
  4. A movie star crush - Channing Tatum
  5. My sister is my Bestie. 
  6. My dad gives me the best hugs.
  7. A favorite shopping purchase are new earrings.
  8. One of my favorite evenings are spent having fajitas and margaritas with my step dad and mom.
  9. Teaching and coaching have always been my passion.
  10. I love the smell of coconut tanning oil.
  11. My favorite ice cream is vanilla with Hershey's chocolate syrup.






Okay, so I don't have 11 people I follow in order to nominate the proper amount.


  1. What is your favorite comfort food? 
  2. What is your drink of choice?
  3. If you could choose 3 countries to travel to, which would they be?
  4. Who is your mentor/role model?
  5. What is one word you say often?
  6. What has been your biggest challenge this year?
  7. Describe your most embarrassing moment. 
  8. Describe a perfect day.
  9. What is a nickname people call you most?
  10. Who was your favorite teacher in school and why?
  11. What is a guilty pleasure of yours?

XO, MaLeah

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