Scarf: Burberry | Trench Coat: Stradivarius | Breton Top: Mango | Red High-Waisted Pants: Vero Moda | Flats: Tory Burch | Bag: Chanel (same as here) | Earrings, Bangle: Bvlgari | Watch: Charriol | Belt: Hermes
Whenever I come across articles that point seemingly trivial comparisons between a “tourist” and a “traveler” based on mere nuances, I can’t help but roll my eyes to the high heavens. Seriously, what is everyone’s obsession with labels and exclusivity? Why is there a holier-than-thou attitude to something so arbitrary like: insert hobby/artform/career/preference/sexuality/race. I don’t know about you but I certainly have no time to disparage a certain lifestyle choice just to make myself appear better than everyone else.
The fact is, I’m not, and neither are you. It’s instances like the aforementioned, that makes me blurt out one of my favorite mantras: “to each her own.” Some people want to see the world, others want shiny pretty things, others want to live simply, some people want to have it all… the truth is: our preferences don’t come in binaries. The world is not black and white–in fact, human vision can distinguish about 2.3M colors (depending on which medical journal you’re referring to). On the flipside, we all have variations of choices and options that we can opt to take as we please.
So enough of those poorly curated, Thought Catalogue-esque articles from juvenile and seemingly self-righteous fashion/travel/food publications whose sole purpose is to draw negative conversations to get more eyeballs… let’s all go back to reading well-written and thought-provoking stories that promote diversity, rainbows, and cupcakes. Or well, at least things that are socially relevant.
That said, here’s what went down on Day 3 of my Korea Trip. Apologies for the late post but in between my work and my personal life, I honestly had very little time left to blog, moreover proofread (apologies in advance for the errors and lack of brevity). During this day, we went to a lot of museum trips, art galleries, and other sight-seeing spots. I personally love museums and learning about a country’s culture and history–I was somehow always so excellent with History and never got anything less than a 1.00 GPA for all my college History courses (yes, including Rizal studies). I like narratives and History is one huge-ass, albeit convoluted, narrative. Likewise, I love art galleries–and I most especially love innovative art installations. Here are a few photos from the trip as well as my very functional wardrobe (channeling Parisian chic):