My festive season hopscotching through Korea!

Where have I been? (good question) I have been living life in the fast lane but its time to get back to this sharing some tid bits from my life abroad and other travel and inspirations that inspire me to write. I promise to be better at updating I have big hopes and dreams for this blog I best get the started no more excuses. So here we go first of many posts I have lined up. To set the scene let’s go back in time to about  Late December early January.

My festive season, it was such a crazy month of hop scotch through Korea as if I was the KTX going at high speed!

Started off with a 12 pubs of Christmas bar crawl singing Christmas carols in the streets of Downtown Daegu a week before Christmas and then my Christmas spent in Cheongju with my girls we dubbed it “Queensmas”it was a fun weekend we even had a proper Christmas meal from turkey to roast beef and all the trimmings.

 My first Christmas in years that felt like Christmas from gifts to the food and the friends that felt like family!! 

Then my best friend from home came for a visit it was great to have a piece of home with me and show her around! We celebrated New Years in Busan lit lanterns on the beach (clearly a new tradition of mine) and danced the night away making new friends and great memories! Needless to say, a very hungover New Year’s Day was filled with tons of greasy food and laughs about the night before.

The next week I had to work but it was nice coming home and taking my friend for walks and listening to her tell me about new discoveries she found wandering the streets of my new home she even got a cheeky tattoo from the infamous Daegu Tattoo from Artist K who speaks no English and has a side guy who does all the speaking this place is very well known especially around the expat community.

I was so proud to see her get lost and dive into a very foreign country nothing like South Africa or the touristy stops that everyone is used to. She got to truly experience my new life and made really good memories.

We spent our last weekend in Seoul shopping eating way too much and buying all the crazy Korean socks! As soon as she arrived she left again but we had great fun!

One of the highlights was having her here for my birthday too she really did spoil me from breakfast to gifts and it really made me feel special. The last thing anyone wants on their birthday is to be alone and even better I had my best friend from home. I am not a big Birthday person but it was nice to have a low-key Korean BBQ and drinks with my close friends.

And just like that the year was kicked off at record breaking fast speed I didn’t even know what was happening all while working our extended hours because my hogwan (korean after-school academy) does a winter camp program while the kids are on their winter break.

While I was truly happy and living life I was burning out quick trying to burn the candle on both ends of the stick in my social and work life. I needed to pause take stock and get out of the depressing cold so what did I do I hopped on a plane to the Phillippines for a week of rejuvenation more about that soon.

Peace love & Happiness

Cherry ♥



The Fuck Boy the Hot Girl and the Friend Zone!

We live in a delusional, made up superficial, social media fake world! Where the fuck boy rules, the hot girl scores and the friend zone is real. It’s like the high school chick flick of the new age! You sit watching from the outside and see what’s going on its a joke.

 It’s hard trying to date in this era where dating isn’t OK open relationships, one night stands and no strings attached is the norm. You try finding a future wife or husband in this day and age it’s like looking for the mysterious pot of gold at the end of the rainbow virtually impossible.

The nice guy the guy that’s the gentleman that believes that chivalry isn’t dead that love is real not something you say when listening to your favorite song or eating your favorite meal. But the love you experience when you meet a potential soul mate the real kind of I can’t eat, can’t sleep, love that love that will weather every storm. It’s unspoken of because heaven forbids you say the L word that’s not cool or start catching them feelings as the kids on the streets refer to it these days.

 Those people exist though and do you want to know where you will find them? I ‘ll give you one guess. In the friend zone! Every fuck boy has a girl best friend who has been crushing so hard she’s settled for the FZone praying secretly for that one day when his done being a stupid fuck boy and he will notice her. Vice versa the hottest girl at the party will have a guy bestie secretly crushing on her, and so the vicious cycle goes.

For those that do find that love hold on to it, cherish it, be kind to each other, respect each other and communicate with each other! Getting back in the dating world is hard work, and  nobody is ready for if you have been out of the game for awhile.

Where do I find myself in this tangled mess of dating in the new age you may ask? I am the girl that gets friend zoned I am the girl who friends zones at times. For ages I was oblivious to this world called dating just living vicariously through my girlfriends love lives and to be honest, it just felt like too much work!

 So I live my life, I never go out with the intention of finding anyone. I enjoy my life to the fullest, and through finding myself, I seem to be the hot girl at the party. I am not though, I am confident at times, I am far from perfect but I love the person I am becoming, I make my rules and yes I fall into the traps of the new age dating world at times.

When you figure out what you want and just live your best life people will notice you. You will attract the best people into your life, and if you lucky you may find that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow the trick is not to compromise who you are to fit into this delusional cesspool of new age dating.

Once you know your worth, you will see that the hot girl at the party and the fuck boys of this world are just as lonely as the peeps in the friend zone! 

So if you single AF don’t hate it focus on you have fun do all the things you want to do while you have the freedom of being single. Life is great alone and with someone but only when you love yourself are you capable of loving another. So that’s why we have this delusional world of dating right now it’s because people don’t believe they good enough for themselves and they go out to fill a void by hooking up with as many people as they can.

Excuse my profanities in the title and in this piece I don’t usually swear but this just wouldn’t give this piece the correct dramatic effect without it.

I hope you enjoyed my view on dating in this day and age. Interested to hear what you think? let me know in the comments below.I will be back with some travel updates soon, Thanks for reading!


Peace love & Happiness

Cherry ♥



Blogging 101 – A Newbie to this World

I am new to this world of blogging and honestly sometimes I am not particularly sure what I’m doing actually most of the time. This new found passion of mine has opened my eyes to view things I see everyday differently I have highlighted topics I feel passionate about that before maybe never really understood.The common themes I have noticed are; inspiration, family, travel,life, music and a bit of fashion and how can I forget YouTube. ( I feel like thats all I ramble on about)

I started this blog in June almost 4 months ago now (time flies). I basically wanted something my sister and I  could do together. We have a 10 year age gap (crazy I know). We so much alike yet so different and thought it could make for a good read. While she is still battling the ins and outs of School I am tackling the scary real world.

Courteney may not write many posts as she is so busy with school and her dance schedule is crazy that’s why I try to include her in as many posts as possible. Where it be look posts ( she has a hot dancer bod) pulls off clothes way better than I could ever, including things we get up too and her new venture down the YouTube path. So she is as much part of the CherryHeartsBlog as I am.

I have been so overwhelmed lately feeling like I have bitten off more than I could chew and trying to get things perfect. I read other blogs or look at websites and YouTube videos wishing that I could recreate it.  Forgetting this new blogging world is a journey and all the new things I learn along the way will eventually all add up, to one great story. All the blogs I have been reading have been doing it for way longer than I have and sure got better as they progressed.( I need to practice patience and just have fun with it)

I even learnt how to organise my posts( the geek in me is very proud) So you will find my homepage updating all my latest posts but if you interested in reading  stories related to my life or life in general, inspiring stuff, travels and some entertainment news it will be under the tab Life’s Journey. I am keen to do more fashion things you will find look posts and thinking of maybe adding some hair and beauty tips and style inspirations and even some fitness tips. Series this is a section with the same theme like my Musical Mondays and YouTube posts and will add and end as CherryHeartsBlog continues.

Every like, new subscriber and comment is very much appreciated and hope you find something enjoyable visually beautiful, and most of all we get to inspire you somehow or just have a good old laugh with us!

Thank You and this is just the beginning! (this is the part where I should leave you with something inspiring lol)

Here is something I like my lovely friend T’Niele who lives in Bangkok sends me a morning Mantra  everyday  what a doll!

Life is a challenge! It does not matter what difficulties we face, our worth is measured by how we face those difficulties.


Cherry ♥


Instagood Instacraze Instawhat???

Instagram weekly Wrap Up

Instagram Weekly Wrap Up

Above you can see my Instagram wrap up. I am a newbie to the wanders of Instagram. Not because I didn’t want to join the bandwagon when it first started only because my outdated cellphone denied my access.

Alas I have joined the world of smart technology with my new Samsung Galaxy S4 (so digging this phone.) As much as I want to claim that I am technologically savvy truth be told I am not. I don’t speak phone and apps but I am getting there slowly.

I love pictures and all things visually appealing to the eye. I am dying to get my hands on a new camera but too get my hands on what I want I will probably have to spend the little free time I do have washing cars (job no 4) to earn extra cash for that baby lol.

So the S4 will do for now and helped me capture some of these awesome Instagram shots. I watched a cool video about Instagram and thought it was very insightful,will add the video below. It is kinda tips on how to use Instagram. Your Instagram needs to tell a story. Like a visual storyboard to the world without saying too much. You know that old saying a picture speaks a thousand words. well to me your Instagram should encompass that saying with one glance. You should be able to tell what that person is all about, may it be friends, travel,food fashion,family hobbies etc or a combination of all of the above.(more than just endless selfies we get it ,you know how to take a picture of yourself lol)

I try to walk a different route to work in the morning trying to capture different hidden gems in the city that can come across visually interesting. Through this social platform it has transformed the way I see the world and what could look great in a picture, to share with the world. I have learnt so much about myself this year, my love for writing, helping, pictures, videos and now they way Instagram allows me to make even the ugly things beautiful.

Happy snapping beautiful people!


Cherry ♥