7 Things I love about South Korea

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About Miyuki Baker

Miyuki is a resident of the place where many circles overlap. They’re a queer, multi-racial/lingual artist, activist & academic passionate about using common or discarded objects, stories, zines, and performance in public spaces to make accessible art. Their research examines how we practice “hope” and meaning through space, architecture and the environment. They’re currently a PhD Candidate in the Department of Performance Studies at UC Berkeley. After graduating from Swarthmore College in 2012, where they were involved in queer Asian activism and making art, they received the Watson Fellowship to travel the world in search of queer artists and activists and made 8 zines highlighting what they learned under their publishing house Queer Scribe Productions. From 2014-2015 she lived in Ecuador and traveled by bicycle from Ecuador to Colombia cataloging traditional textiles, music and food. After returning, they built and lived in a mobile tiny house for a year (until selling it in May 2016).


  1. I love it! You must be having a blast in Hongdae. Also, the Kakaotalk emoticons are fantastic, I agree. And I may have to make a trip up to Seoul for some of those cheap piercings you speak of…

  2. Love this! So accurate and super cute, which suits Korea so well.

  3. I found your blog through your food politics post, I love so many of your posts! They are beautifully done and the topics are great. Looking forward to hearing more about food, Asia, everything!

    • Thank you Megan! I’m so happy to hear that :):) I’ll definitely keep posting about food and Asia 😉 everything in my life revolves around food haha I appreciate your commenting too! Have a fantastic weekend 🙂

  4. Your top 7 about Seoul, South Korea perfectly fits my top as well. Me reading this makes me miss Korea even more! I studied abroad in Seoul, South Korea in the Fall of 2009 and its been 6 years and still missing that amazing city. 🙂

    • Hey thanks for stopping by and commenting 🙂 Were you there for just a semester? Where else did you get to visit?

      • Hi, sorry this is a really late reply! Yes I was just there for a semester and it was the best semester of my life! I also visited Busan and Suwon. I haven’t visited a lot of places since we were offcourse in school and busy studying… (-_- )” but hoping that I get the chance to go back there again! 🙂

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