december updates


Here I am, a blanket wrapped around me (despite the fact that it’s 70 degrees outside and even semi-sunny) listening to Crywolf, smelling something called Peppered Smoke (not as good as it sounds) and thinking about how it’s been like, four or five weeks since my last blog post.

Honestly, I did mean to have something up during the first two weeks of December while I was in Thailand because HELLO, I was in THAILAND. Not only has it been years since I’ve travelled outside of the country, it marks my first time in Asia.

Except I went to bed almost every night at around 9, after a full day of touring and eating and taking blurry pictures (which of course didn’t make itself known until I was sorting through them) and for TWO DAYS (decades in teenage time, disregarding the fact I’m no longer a teenager) we didn’t have wifi. Except, as we found on the last day, we actually did. This is why you don’t leave me to figure out what piece of paper has the wifi password along with, “WiFi is complimentary for your first three days here.”

It’s okay guys, I survived.

Also I discovered new things like MANGOSTEEN. Has anybody ever tried it / knows what it is?

Apparently it’s a fruit and while we didn’t get to try the actual fruit, the ice cream flavor was pretty bomb. There were also wafers and biscuit sticks *ahem pocky* which were mangosteen flavored and VERY GOOD.

And?? There’s this guy who was on the corner of our hotel??? And he made Decepticons out of WIRES???

again, the BLURRINESS. i’m so sorry

There was also a guitar he made and customized on the spot for another tourist passing by. Just. Like. So much skill????

And then when we came home there was that whole jet lag deal – which I staunchly denied until I ended up sleeping until 1 pm the following two days, only to not be able to fall asleep Monday night. Aha. Ha. Ha.

I was going to do some Thailand posts on my blog sharing my travels, but unfortunately since so many of my pictures are blurry and I didn’t do a very good job of keeping them organized, I’ll be picking some and giving you updates (that have already happened) over Instagram! They don’t match with my aesthetic at all but considering how all over the place I am, I’m just gonna go with it.

On another note I’m mentally berating myself for not being able to keep up on this blogging thing. I’m not going to say too much about it because I feel I already have and it all went to butts anyway. I will say that I have some completely doable goals / ideas for my blog this upcoming year (NEW YEAR’S IS COMING UP) that I’m starting.

I just wanted to pop in and let you know I’m not dead and I’m going to keep blogging. Because I really really want to even though I’m SO lazy.

BUT keep an eye out next week! I’ll be back to some *actual* content for you guys 🙂

Hope you’ve had an amazing December so far!


  • Aw, this sounds like you had such a great time! And whoa, those sculptures are so cool?! And he made them out of wires?! Crazy… So jealous and hope I get to visit Thailand one day!

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    • Sam

      YES out of wires! We also asked if he could make a violin for one of my cousins, and he made it with an attached bow (I think that’s what it’s called lol) that you could move! It was so awesome.

  • Those items made of wire are so cool!

    • Sam

      I know, it was so crazy watching him make them too!

  • Sounds like an amazing trip! I’ve never been to Thailand, but I have heard of mangosteen before. Apparently it’s this crazy looking fruit that tastes delicious. All these tropical fruits that I wish was available elsewhere. How did that guy make those out of wire? That is insane!! And even though you missed out on the free wifi, at least you got to experience all of that! It’s good to disconnect every once in awhile, though it can be very difficult to resist!

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    • Sam

      It really was! Ahh, too bad I never got to see the actual fruit, or even try it. We just had mangosteen flavored stuff, but it was still so good. AND YEAH, the guy was just bending the wires around, occasionally using pliers. He could even add color by putting plastic tubing over the wires!

  • Leah Cohen

    Those decepticon sculptures are insane!! My hubby and I are planning to go to Thailand in 2 months. Let me know when you post!
    xx Leah

    • Sam

      Oh, no way! I may or may not post about Thailand in future months but in case I don’t I highly recommend going to Kanchanaburi. It’s more in the country but it’s so beautiful and green so if you love nature, it’s very fitting. We stayed at the Riverkwai Resort there as well, which is fantastic! Hope you have lots of fun!

  • subomi salami

    Seems like you had such an amazing time in Thailand. Nice blog girl!

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    • Sam

      Thank you!

  • Sauniya

    haha It sounds lik eyou had a wonderful time there.. so much that you’re still taking a lil tim to get back. Don’t worry though, we’ll still be here when you come back. I’m excited about your goals and ideas for the blog. I want to make a few changes with mine with the new year too.
    have a great week ahead Sam! 🙂
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    • Sam

      Thanks Sauniya! 🙂

  • Sounds like you had a brilliant time and seriously girl, why would anyone even think about blogging when they are on a vacation! LOL! Did you have time to hop over to Malaysia? It’s neighbouring country!

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    • Sam

      Haha true, true! Unfortunately no time to visit Malaysia, but my dad’s already thinking of the next time we head over there so hopefully sometime soon!

  • Glad you had a wonderful time in Thailand. Asia is beautiful. I hope you get to travel here more. 🙂

    Lyka Chiang

    • Sam

      Me too! Thanks Lyka 🙂

  • Thailand is such an amazing pace! It sounds like you had a great time! Look forward to reading your next posts! Thanks for sharing Samantha, followed you on Bloglovin’ x

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    • Sam

      Hey Kiran, thanks so much! Took a look through a few of your posts and followed you too 🙂

  • Rosy Flynn

    Sounds like you had a great time, I’ve never heard of that fruit but I really really want to try it now.
    Don’t pressure yourself to blog either, it’s there whenever you want it 🙂

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  • Mangosteen is one of my favourite fruits. You should definitely try it fresh. I always eat a bag of them for breakfast whenever I go back home to Thailand. It has a really tropical flavour. Hope you enjoyed it there & I also hope to see some more photos of your trip! x


  • Isn’t that the worst. It actually happens to me all the time and it’s so frustrating. At the time you’re just so focused on taking that shot that you don’t even think that it may be out of focus. Oh well. At least you had a fabulous time, despite the problems which are things you’ll back and laugh at soon enough.

    Happy New Year!

    • Sam

      I know right? Thankfully there are some that aren’t as bad.

      Happy New Year!

  • It sounds like you had a wonderful time on your tripe! Those models are incredible, what a talent that man had. The photo doesn’t look too blurry to me either! 🙂

    Having a good time and enjoying something is always more important than blogging it, so it sounds like you got your priorities right and had a lovely time. You can always blog whenever, your blog will still be here.

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and you have a happy new year 🙂

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    • Sam

      Thanks Mica 🙂 Happy New Year!

  • Travelling and enjoying your surroundings is what life is all about … living in the present. the blog will always be here when you’re back. I hope you had an amazing holiday in Thailand and congrats on your first trip to Asia. Happy 2017! <3 /Madison