When I tell people I taught myself Korean, I normally get asked two questions: why, and how.

I was pleasantly surprised that there are actually a lot of things people haven’t talked much about related to life in England, and I racked up this list in no time. (I mean really, yes chips are called crisps, and they have a queen, and people are more polite, but I’m going for weirder, more sneaky differences here.)

The biggest takeaway of all this Christmas is that home is where the heart is, and while I love my home-home and all its warmth and love from my parents, being with Ivan is what makes me really, really happy.

Sometime in late November I noticed a change in the air here in Manchester. Or, not so much in the air, but right in the middle of the pedestrian areas in the city centre.

In my mind, the best vlogs are really just well-edited videos about really boring stuff, and you just can’t take yourself too seriously if you want to make them enjoyable. Did I accomplish that? Well…

There is a huge payoff in the last 50 pages or so, but the real tragedy in An American Tragedy is that you have to slog through 800 pages to get to it.

If you haven’t been living under a rock for your entire life, you’ve probably heard of the stereotype that it rains a lot in England. While I can confirm to you culturally astute people that this is definitely true, I’m not just talking about the amount of sunny days, although there definitely is a lack of those. I’m talking about the lack of hours in which the sun is actually above the horizon.