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Walking towards a spring of fresh water

It’s been perfectly sunny and warm this week, but I’ve somehow caught a cold. I’m considering it a good excuse to wear cozy sweaters, drink hot toddies with extra lemon, stroll by my favorite book stores, bring home sweet desserts, and eat plenty of soup at home. At busy times like these, I don’t mind my body reminding me to slow down a bit.

Recent book purchases: Uncocoro, an illustrated Japanese book about “intestinal health” and The Little Prince in Chinese (I can officially read The Little Prince in four languages now!)

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b1For me: a cup of hot toddy at Salvador’s Coffee House

b2For Taurin: a cold bottle of amber ale imported all the way from Oregon-based brewery

b3Veggie burger with hummus, lettuce, and tomato. Served with homemade pickles and chips.

b4Yum, the innards!

Custard pudding puff pastry from my favorite bakery. It’s really good.

Yes, they were real birds!

c4Freshly baked baguette with hummus, roasted peppers, and caramelized onions

c5Bacon and goat cheese pizza topped with olives and onions

c6Blackberry apple pie a la mode

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“What is essential to the heart is invisible to the eyes.” ― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

I’m bursting with ideas and ready to regain my strength, because there are lots of exciting things coming up in November. Zeolite and I are working on a collaborative project. I’ll be opening up a small online shop of little things I’ve been crafting. I’m also planning on hosting a giveaway of lots of handmade goodies to share with you!

33 Comments

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    Amelia
    October 30, 2011 at 3:34 pm

    Ah that quote from The Little Prince — So, so true.

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      Sewon
      October 31, 2011 at 3:30 am

      :) P.S. Amelia, I’ve been listening to all of your 8track mixes while I work on essays. They’re perfect!

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    Barbara
    October 30, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Love these foods, they make me so hungry! Hope you recovered a bit & looking forward to your online shop1

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      Sewon
      October 31, 2011 at 5:43 am

      Thank you, Barbara. :) Feeling a bit better now.

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    Krys
    October 30, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Hope that you feel loads better soon!! (:

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      Sewon
      October 31, 2011 at 5:50 am

      Ah, thank you. I saw all your snow photos! A white….Halloween?

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    catarina
    October 30, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    your photos always cheer me up!
    about the adress, you can send it to the adress i sent the mail from :) i’m excited!

    xx

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      Sewon
      October 31, 2011 at 5:55 am

      :) Expect something in the mail soon!

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    Eileen
    October 30, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I hope you feel better soon. :)

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      Sewon
      October 31, 2011 at 6:12 am

      Thanks, Eileen. :)

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    STARR
    October 30, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    The pics with lanterns look like movie stills and that veggie burger looks amazing!

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      Sewon
      October 31, 2011 at 6:13 am

      That veggie burger was really good! xx

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    Kelly Zarb
    October 30, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Keep up the fluids lovely!! The photo of those little finches is gorgeous!!

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      Sewon
      October 31, 2011 at 6:13 am

      Aw, thanks, Kelly. I’m drinking plenty of water! :)

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    Way
    October 31, 2011 at 2:38 am

    I’m interested in that bottle of beer…

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      Sewon
      October 31, 2011 at 6:14 am

      Let’s go to happy hour together, then! :)

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    Jenny
    October 31, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    The veggie burger looks absolutely delicious!

    I really hope you start feeling better. I’m sure the hot toddy was refreshing.

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      Sewon
      November 1, 2011 at 1:29 am

      Thanks, Jenny. The hot toddy was so lemony and gingery! :)

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    Lindsey
    October 31, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    Feel better soon! Hottie totties should definitely help that cold along lol.

    I love Rogue ales! Dead Guy is my favorite beer in the world :3

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      Sewon
      November 1, 2011 at 1:32 am

      Gotta love some good beer! I’m feeling much better going to get one of those soon. :)

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    anastasia
    October 31, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    As usual, your pictures are beautiful and exciting C: I look at sickness the same way. It means your body NEEDS a break, all my peers seem to see it as just a bother to be squashed with picking up the pace. WRONG. 😀 p.s. veggie burger makes me hungryyyy

    anastasia

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      Sewon
      November 1, 2011 at 1:48 am

      Sometimes you’re just so busy, it’s hard to rest at home. But frankly, I feel so much better after resting all day yesterday. :)

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    winnie
    November 2, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Every time I visit, I’m reminded how much I like your blog! I’m so jealous that you can read that book in 4 languages! That’s amazing. You’ve been eating some amazing food too. Love the photography.

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      Sewon
      November 2, 2011 at 9:58 am

      Aw, thanks Winnie! Haha, my Chinese reading is extremely slow, but I’m finally getting there. xx

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    Celsy
    November 2, 2011 at 6:07 am

    I love love al your photos and those food looks so good! i’m so craving!!

    GOOD NEWS! i just got your camera today and im so happppppy, it’s adorable! thank you!! and i’m actually leaving tonight, what a perfect day to have it arrive on the day!!
    ohh btw i’ve put in the roll of film, and i tried pressing the shutter button but i dont hear any “click”, am i doing something wrong?? >.<

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      Sewon
      November 2, 2011 at 9:54 am

      Aw, I’m so happy to hear the camera arrived safely, especially right before your trip!

      Hm, since it’s such a basic toy camera, you have to make sure the roll of film is securely in place, wind it carefully, and double-check to make sure the spindle is moving clockwise. It’s a good idea to do this until you know that the film is wrapped tightly around the spindle. Once you’re sure that the film is winding properly, you can finally close the camera “back door,” wind it again, and finally start shooting.

      Good luck!

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    Claudia
    November 2, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Oh, get better soon!
    I know we should all listen more to our body and take more rests.
    Love the illustrations of the book about intestinal health!

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      Sewon
      November 2, 2011 at 9:58 am

      Thanks, Claudia! I’m glad you noticed the “toilet book” 😛

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    jazzy elizabeth
    November 2, 2011 at 10:52 am

    All of the food looks amazing! Feel better soon. x hivenn

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    Carissa Vicky
    November 2, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    cuteeee illustration from that book!

    Carissa

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    jannese
    November 3, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Hey Sewon, I love all your pics, truly inspiring.
    I saw you left a comment that you wanted the Happy Homemade Vol 3 book. Just email me after reading the comment I replied on my post. take care and keep shooting awesomeness!!!

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    Crystal
    November 5, 2011 at 4:25 am

    It’s exciting that you can read The LIttle Prince in four different languages! What are the other two?

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    Birdie
    November 7, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Awww ! All the food looks delicious !

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