How I quit my job to become a freelance writer in 2017

Image source I have an announcement to make: I’ve quit my job as an ESL teacher and as of 1 March 2017 I will be a full-time freelance writer. It’s a decision I’ve been toying with for a long time, and it wasn’t an easy one to make. Since around August – it always seems […]

It’s not that time of the year without … silly hats! (Daily Post Photo Challenge)

Show us the one thing without which your holiday season could never be complete.   Since leaving university, I’ve had three Novembers in the Northern Hemisphere, and three in the South. In South Africa, November means sun, water, smiles breaking through the ice. It’s putting away the blankets and stretching your arms to the high […]

“Rare” – The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge

For this week’s challenge, show us something that stands out from the everyday. On a scorching summer day Imagine my surprise Walking past in fig tree in Korea   There’s nothing quite as tasty as a ginger biscuit with your morning tea. That is, of course, with the exception of A ginger biscuit in a […]

“Dear Ghost” – The Daily Post Creative Writing Challenge

In response to The Daily Post’s daily prompt – “Ghost”: Dear Ghost, I realised last night that I haven’t thought of you in a long time. Until last night, that is. How have you been? You haven’t disturbed my sleep with visions or visited my dreams unannounced in months, and I must say, I’m enjoying […]

“Fun!” – The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge

This week’s theme is simple: share a photo of something fun! Let’s all shake our booties, literal or figurative. Petarrr, the travelling rabbit, in a love motel in Gimhae, Busan, South Korea: Love motels in Korea are a serious business. I won’t go into what you DO in a love motel, I’m sure my readers […]

“Morning” – The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge

For this week’s photo challenge, publish a new post with an image that means morning to you.   I love mornings. Mornings are ripe with possibility and meaning. Mornings are forlorn, melancholy things. Here are a few pictures of my mornings, accompanied by a song I like to listen to. The smell of oatmeal in […]

“Look up” – The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge

This week is all about taking a moment to check out what’s going on above you. I live in the city of Daegu, in the Seogu District in Jungri-dong. Most mornings I’m too bleary-eyed to look up, and these days it’s so hot you just keep on trudging forward, squinting into the sunlight, trying not […]

The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Curve

For this week’s challenge, get inspired by the curves around you. From curves in architecture to bends in nature to man-made undulations, you have lots to work with!     And suddenly one day Just like that We stumbled upon A pumpkin patch   Underneath the bridge we sat and wept For one man’s music […]

The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Pure

For this week’s challenge, share a photo of something pure — it can be a person, an object, or a moment.   Pure is the glimmer of dew drops on the early morning walk to school   Pure is the way a child sees you and makes your eyes sparkle like their own   Pure […]