Kimchi & Coffee is dedicated to curating the kind of life I can love and appreciate. I share DIY projects, home decor ideas, my attempts at a holistic life, all while bringing attention to the little things that make life happy and beautiful.
It’s those little moments that keep me going and wanting more. Whether I am creating those moments through fun projects, defining my nesting space, or appreciating the little things around me – I want to create and acknowledge the wonderful things I have around me.
But why Kimchi and Coffee? That’s a gross combination. Yuck. Well, yeah, they are. But they are quintessentially me.
- Kimchi. I am half Korean and kimchi is a staple Korean dish. It’s spicy, and a little weird. But I love it. But why is it me? It represents my heritage, my longing for comfort, and how I stick out a bit (but in a good way).
- Coffee. Well, I love coffee. A lot. But not always. I started out drinking coffee because I was working 3 jobs in college (one of them at a coffee shop), and I desperately needed to add caffeine to fuel my unrealistic schedule. I started out putting syrups in every coffee I drank. I didn’t like coffee. Little by little, I decreased the syrup, and now only drink it black (mostly). Then the worst happened. I found out I was allergic to coffee, and couldn’t have it for months. Those months were cruel. I couldn’t have something that I looked forward to every day. But I didn’t know how much comfort that warm cup brought me every morning until I couldn’t have it. It was one of the moments that made me realize how much of my daily routine I take for granted.
So kimchi and coffee may not taste amazing together, but it is me. I will probably have it for breakfast someday soon and report back. I’m sure it will be amazing.
On another note, my life is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, a city I have a mad (and wonderful) love affair with. I spend my days working on social causes. It is in those moments, especially, that one needs to acknowledge and realize the little things around you. This is my space to recognize, value, and create a life that I want to be in.