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Muffin Monday Mix [004]: Bedroom disco





Summer plans and Shanghai’s turtle-speed internet has been keeping me offline, but I’m back!

It’s rained almost everyday in June. When I’ve felt brave enough to venture out, my focus has been eating good food with friends. Otherwise, I’ve been keeping busy at home–baking pies, finishing half-read books, and cleaning out my closet listening to bedroom disco.

Well, my summer plans are finally coming together. I’ll be splitting my time between Beijing and Seoul!

How about you?

1. シークレットシークレット – Perfume
2. Nightdrive With You (Fear of Tigers Remix) – Anoraak
3. Manipulating Woman – Ladyhawke
4. Love You All (With Sascha Ring) – Luomo
5. Want U – Lo-Fi-Fnk
6. Paris (Aeroplane Remix) – Friendly Fires
7. Dame De Lotus – Emilie Simon
8. He Keeps Me Alive (Skatebard Remix) – Sally Shapiro

listen here + a muffin recipe


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    JB- Sunshine with everything
    June 13, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    I love these pictures! Your summer plans sound great. Wish I was going to Seoul this summer- I used to live there. Such a cool city. x

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      June 14, 2011 at 2:00 am

      Aw, thank you! Please let me know if you have any recommendations (shops, bookstores, cafes, etc.)!

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    June 14, 2011 at 2:09 am

    That last photo is beauuutiful, it reminds me of sitting inside of that cab, stuck in traffic looking at all the blue light under the Shanghai underpasses. What’s inside of those packages? Food?

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      June 14, 2011 at 10:41 am

      Such strange blue lights, aren’t they? Ohh the packages are called “zongzi” and they’re stuffed with sticky rice (some are savory, while some are sweet). The locals eat them to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival (last week).

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    June 14, 2011 at 2:48 am

    All that food looks so yummy! I love all your photos! They are always shot from such perfect angles and have great lighting!


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    June 14, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    thank you so much! i love those photos, as usual! and ooh la la who’s the guy with the glasses?

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    June 14, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    ahh you’ll be in beijing as well? WE MUST MEET
    i’ll be there from 29.6.11-3.8.11
    Btw do you know if blogger is blocked there? i’m so annoyed.


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    June 15, 2011 at 2:38 am

    yum red bean yum yum!

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    June 15, 2011 at 3:49 am

    all those pictures of food… it’s nearing lunchtime… and my stomach is embarrassing me!
    Thanks for dropping by my blog! I’m looking forward to following all your adventures!

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    June 15, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    whoa, yum! i’m trying to hustle my ass over to providence, ri this summer.

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    June 16, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Just wanted to say that I never had an interest in China until I read your blog – It has inspired me to go (by myself – eek!), and just bought a ticket for November!
    keep up the inspiration 🙂
    Katie xx

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    June 16, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    The food looks amazing. I’m so hungry after seeing them..

    June has been rainy here too. Can’t wait to see your pictures from Seoul and Beijing.

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    June 26, 2011 at 4:03 am

    Sewon! I love love love your photos! You are a photographic inspiration for Mitsi (my Canon rebel T2i) and me.

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    June 27, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    mmmm i’m so curious about the first one. there’s a filipino dessert that our grama makes very similar to that. sticky rice wrapped in banana leaves, steamed and eaten with a thick sweet brown coconut sauce. its only made during special occasions as it takes her 3 days to make it! such a treat. btw i made your muffin mix. my muffin pan was too big for our convection oven so i decided to turn it into a loaf of bread. hehehe still deeeeeeeeeeelicious. so wonderfully moist with gooey chocolate chips in the middle. yum-e!

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    Sewon’s Guide to Feeling Good! | Maps and Fragments
    September 14, 2011 at 11:19 am

    […] 2. Share it. It could be as simple as inviting someone over to eat a slice of homemade pie (a la mode), or putting up a bedroom disco mix online. […]

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