2018, Level Up

It’s been a while. A long while and I’m sorry. Before I go back to my irregularly scheduled posts, I felt like I had to explain why I’ve been away for so long. 2017 was a good year, I’ll go as far as saying that 2017 was an excellent year! I travelled all around the…

2017, Be Adventurous.

When you write down your goals, you’ll have to be confronted with the realities of your successes and your failures. 2016 in Review 2016 was the year of Doing More. While the end of 2016 was a giant dumpster fire of sadness, I’d actually stuck to my goal! Sure, there’s always room for improvement, but nothing…

Don’t be so hard on yourself.

 How are you? Hi everyone, it’s been a while right? January is over, and the shine of 2017 seems to have worn off a little.  Every year, I spend the first few weeks of January decluttering and planning for the new year. I make lists, set out goals and visualise all the wonderful things that the…

yo, what up?

Hi! It’s 21:03, it’s been almost three weeks since I’ve written a post. I’ve missed you all and felt a little guilty that I haven’t posted any dope content. Sorry team, I let the squad down. Good news, I have a job! It’s essentially my dream job, I get to pew pew and talk to people all…

Week 10: Fresh Start

Now I have no job to go to this week, hitting all my goals should be a lot easier to manage right? So much free time and so much to do! I still have a weekly tracker, but that’s all regular boring stuff. Let’s talk about other boring must-do stuff that I hadn’t had time…

I quit my job today.

Well, so that happened. I didn’t plan to walk into work today knowing that this was my last week, I actually wanted to wait it till the end of the month, but life happens and today was the day.  Honestly, even though I know this is the right move I am sad to go. I’ve…

Happy Valentine’s Day!

View this post on Instagram Happy Valentine's Day! I hope your day was as filled with love and happiness as mine was 😍😚 행복한 발렌타인데이! 이 꽃 은 아름다운 하지? #love #valentinesday #사랑 #발렌타인데이 #꽃 A post shared by Deborah (@adoredee) on Feb 14, 2016 at 11:34am PST My day was super lazy and super…

Week 4 Tracker – 2016

sigh. This week just absolutely flew by and I was incredibly overwhelmed with it all. I spent the first two days at work in back to back training sessions and the rest of the week in and out of meetings frantically trying to solve problems that as it turns out didn’t really need much solving….

Week 3 Tracker – 2016

The first and second week were a bit of a bust, I didn’t really track anything. By the time I’d gotten home, I’d forget to do it and it’d just drag on and on, till nothing was written. So! I decided to carry the chart with me to work, and I’d fill it in when…

2015 Blog Recap & 2016 Blog Goals

2016! It’s here, how utterly exciting *waves arms around wildly*, and 2016 is going to be so much better. My motto for 2016 is Do More, and that absolutely applies to my blog goals too. I spent a lot of 2015 just talking about beauty, and while that is a passion of mine this was…

2016, Do More.

January is the month of reflection and goal setting. I’m looking back at the highs and lows of last year, celebrating the good things and vowing to do better in the next. 2015 in Review 2015 was the year of being brave, I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone and start doing…

Boycott the Bus: Day 1

I woke up very excited to get up and walk to work. You see, due to roadworks in my city and what seems like a serious failing in the logistics department, I have to be at the bus stop at least an hour before I need to be anywhere. What should be a simple 20-25…

Quiz Time: Do you speak English?

As an English lady, navigating the internet sometimes can be a big mess of confusion. A lot of the media I consume is created for Americans by Americans, so there are times when the jokes, references or stereotypes they go way over my head. Most of the time its fine, I pick things up with context…

Organised July 2015

July! How is it July already holy crap, I can’t believe it’s already July and it’s mid-July at that! First of all, great news! I got a job! Not in an agency like I wanted, but in a nice company that will not be named (a girl has got to have some mystery!) that I…

I’m alive and I’m on Social Media.

I am sorry. Life. Life has gotten in the way of this blog, and I’ve been utterly unable to keep up. I have eight different posts half written ready to be polished and posted but I am so exhausted, I don’t even know where to start. Even as I type this up, my eyes are…

Jolly June 2015

June is here and let me tell you guys, I really need to focus on being happy. May was a rollercoaster of a month. Full of the highest highs and some of the lowest lows. I learned so much, had some amazing experiences but I ended the month in a really low place. As a…

Make It Happen May 2015!

May is here and it is time to make things happen! April was a wonderful month, in the last week I was overwhelmed by wave after wave of awesome news and opportunities that presented themselves. One of those things was an amazing writeup on fashionista.com that listed me as one of 14 Best Blogs and Websites…

Dealing with an owie.

I don’t really watch EYK anymore but this video really hit home for me. I had an accident in early 2011 I think, doing what I do best, being active and I was put on high doses of painkillers, (tramadol being one of them). For a while I was great, but the side effects became just too…

I blog when I have something to say.

2015! What’s my plan for this blog? Well, the same as I’ve always done really. I only want to blog when I have something to blog about. That sounds obvious, but it really wasn’t to me for a long while. I thought that I had to talk even when I had nothing to say, which…

The Return of the Trackers!

Remember these? I got super into these mid 2014, I also used to designate each month as a month of something.. then I kind of just stopped doing that. Well, 2015 is the year of being brave so I’m going to be more diligent with these. Welcome to Jump to it January! I’ve got big plans…

2015. Be Brave.

Happy New Year! 2014 is all done, and I’m genuinely really excited for what 2015 will bring. I experienced and learnt so much last year, about myself and the world around me. I graduated with an MSc in Consumer Psychology, became closer with family, discovered I’m lactose sensitive (sobs), saw the Tour de France for…

Just Water July.

I like to set challenges for myself to do each month. In May I did, “No TF2 May“, in June, “Junk Food Free June” and they’ve all been difficult challenges in their own way. They’ve actually spilled over past the months, so while I don’t totally abstain I’ve found myself not playing TF2 and not…

Monday Night Television 05052014

Howdy! After the Week of Television, I realised I watched a lot of TV, and baring the the few shows I watch with boyfriend and subreddits I frequent I don’t really have anywhere to talk about them. Boo.  Maybe this will become a regular feature, maybe not. Let’s see how this goes! Spoilers everywhere, so…

Week 15 Recap: Baby steps to Adulthood

Eat Like An Adult I feel like I’ve become really single minded. That I can only focus on one thing at a time, and luckily for me this week that thing happened to be food! I’m eating better, so much better. I’m finding the motivation to cook. Stretches Recently my back has been hurting a…

Week 13 Recap: The Great Sadness

Sometimes I feel sad, like really sad and I’m not sure why I feel so awful. When that happens I usually make lists of things I need to do and check something off the list to feel a little bit more in control and less sad. Some days I can’t even do that, and I…

Happy Birthday to Me! ~

Well, technically my birthday was on the 23rd, but semantics. I had an amazing time, friends came over from around the country to hang out! We went to a boardgame cafe, had dinner at the only Korean restaurant in my city (it was pretty awesome) and we went to a bar for blue coloured drinks….

Week 10 Recap: Sunshine Town.

I took the weekend off and it was glorious. I’m not one who’s quick to jump to diagnosis, but I strongly believe that I’m someone that suffers from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), every winter I start to feel really low and demotivated. The sun was in full force this weekend and I can’t remember a…

Week 9: Recap

I got so much sleep last week you guys, it was awesome. Keep room clean I’ve been feeling like my life is too cluttered and everything feels a little overwhelming. So at the start of last week I detoxed my room, refolded clothes and vowed to keep it like that. I didn’t manage to keep…

Happy March!

March is my favourite month because it’s my birthday month and it’s boyfriend’s birthday month too, which means lots of celebrations and lots of happy times. In honour of such a special month each week in March is going to have a funtime theme. Week 1 will be Televison! I’ll talk about all my favourite…

Week 7: Recap

Success! I had a great week, even though I didn’t hit all my goals, I got really close with most of them. Getting to bed on time is surprisingly easy once you commit to it, and I downloaded a new sleep aid app that I’ll talk about later this week that I think has been…

Valentine’s Day is a day for love.

My Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter feeds was as full of people lamenting the fact they didn’t have a date, and declaring war on Valentine’s Day as people who had dates and were happily showing off their presents. The complaints are true, it is a very commercial holiday. There’s this weird pressure to perform, to be…

The Android Apps I miss the most.

Even though I don’t hate FireFox OS, its infancy means that it’s missing a few apps that I really enjoy. Most of the apps I use such as Tumblr, Lastpass, WordPress, Facebook, Onenote and Gmail I found were either on my Tablet, my laptop or the mobile websites are adequate. Instagram Social media apps are…

Week 6: Recap

sigh. The London Tube strikes meant I didn’t go to school this week on Wednesday and Thursday. I was really disappointed because I was ready to hit the ground running work wise, but I was left a little deflated. Lack of structure really messes with me, so I decided not to do an official tracker….

Goodbye Android, hello FirefoxOS.

Well, just temporarily. My lovely Samsung Galaxy Note is dead. It refuses to charge properly, switching off at random times and displays wildly different battery percentages in a five minute time frame. So  it is with a heavy heart that I’ve had to say goodbye to old faithful. In my head I’ve always been a…

Week 5: Recap

Sorry that this is so late! My phone died and I lent my camera to the boyfriend (still haven’t got it back, gah!) so I didn’t have a picture taking machine. But! Now I have a new phone, and even though the camera is adequate, let’s press on! I think this week I did much better…

Week 5: 27th January 2014

Week 4 was equal parts awesome and disappointing because on one hand I finished and submitted all my assignments for semester one, on the other hand I didn’t meet all my goals. Boo! Well, I have every belief that Week 5 will be so much better now that I’ve tweaked my goals, let’s rock this!…

Week 4: Recap

Gah! It was such a poor effort on my part. I have an excuse though! I had two assignments due on Thursday and I pretty much solely focused on that.  Which is why there are so many crosses and so few ticks. The good news is that with all my 5am late nights I managed…

Weekly Trackers.

Resolutions never stick because we end up feeling guilty about them which is pretty awful. I saw this funny SNL sketch on Sunday and I don’t want this to be me this year! So, I bought a ton of reward tracker charts and I decided to stick to my resolutions that way! Because stickers are…

How to irritate a customer in just 3 easy steps!

Last year I made the silly decision to spend a month’s paycheck on purchasing a three month bus pass.  My reasoning was that I’d need about two months of it, it was cheaper than buying two month passes separately, and if I needed more I’d have it there and if not I would request a…

Facebook is an abusive lover that is keeping my friends hostage.

Earlier today I shared this link with some friends on Google Hangouts and no-one was even a little bit surprised. Why should they be? We’ve all assumed that this has been happening for years, it’s been leaked by Snowden and now Facebook is just all out admitting to selling their users. I don’t remember where I…

The Changes. They’re coming.

I’ve had a lot of  usernames online, a new one for each website I’m on, and sometimes even multiple a site. When I bought the domain name khareesi.com I was heavily invested in the TF2 comptetive community and I was known as Khaleesi. As time has gone on, and as my involvement waned in the community,…

Merry Christmas!

I hope you all had a lovely day filled with lovely things and memories.

Blogging, online privacy and ice-cream waffles.

I had an interesting lecture on the impact of bloggers and blogging in society. From talking to the guest lecturer and a classmate, I realised that I didn’t have an actual focus for this blog. I’d always used blogging as a sort of diary/journal/bibliography thing, but beyond that, what was I actually trying to do here?…

The worst date I ever had: Subway Boy

Let me preface this by saying I make a lot of mistakes in my story, it could have gone horribly wrong but thankfully it did not. Looking back on the story I am incredibly lucky that my date turned out to be a jerk not a masked murderer. If you’re ever on a date and…

Life is about the journey.

I’m the kind of person who needs an end goal. I plan and plan for that end goal, but once I get to it I feel a little empty. That is, till I find a new one.  When I’m pursuing a goal I feel like I have a purpose, I feel motivated because I’m moving…

I have a stationery problem.

By problem, I mean I’m awesome. By awesome, I mean I should not be allowed to purchase anything ever again. In my defence most of this was from my time in Seoul. But on the other hand, a lot of it isn’t. This is years of stationery hoarding, my god there’s a lot isn’t there?…

My new job at L’occitane.

My retail experience is extensive, very extensive (sob). I have worked in all kinds of places, food, service, and I have stories that would make you raise your eyebrow. I try not to talk badly of anywhere I’ve worked, even if it was horrible, because every experience is a lesson in some way. Working in…

I’ve been stuck in Draft Hell.

As you can tell, I haven’t posted anything substantial on my blog forever. This is entirely my fault, because I got stuck in this rut. I used to write things for me, but when I moved over to WordPress I guess I kind of shifted focus and started writing for an audience. Those likes and…

Today is a personal day.

I’m so exhausted. This last week (and last weekend) has been a whirlwind of activity. The house went from bursting with people to being empty with only me (sad face). I bought a tablet for school! I went to London to hang out with an old friend. I met more of boyfriend’s friends and we…