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Hey, missr00t! I am reporting on the behalf of the Poinsettia Pikes and this critique will serve us in the 2018 Critmas war. While I us...

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Writing List

Writing Goals for 2019

Create at least 1 blog post a month (0/12)
Write 26 critiques for DA work (5/26)
Write 52 thoughtful comments on DA (5/52)
Write & Post 1 work (story or poem) each month (0/12)

Reading List

Reading Goals for 2019

Read a book of poems --
Read a book based on history/historical events --
Read about a dystopia -- “The Rule of One” by Ashley Saunders
Read a sci-fi book series -- The “Binti” Trilogy by Nnedi Okorafor
Read/View 26 short stories, poems, or artwork on DeviantArt and Critique (3/26)
Read a book by Jamaica Kincaid -- “Annie John” by Jamaica Kincaid
Read a book by Octavia Butler -- “Kindred” and/or “Parable of the Sower” by Octavia Butler
Read a book recommended by a friend -- “Children of Blood and Bone” by Tomi Adeyemi
Read a book recommended by a stranger or acquaintance --
Read a book that became a play or film --
Read an award-winning novel or classic must read --
Read a romance or erotica novel --
Read about a dystopia, AGAIN! --
Read a Memoir or Autobiography -- “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah
Read a book that centers friendship between women --
Read a book by a revolutionary/freedom fighter/political organizer or abolitionist --
Read an LGBTQ centered book that is fiction, poetry or short story collection --
Read a book on self-care, lifestyle strategy or personal development --
Read a book that centers disability or has differently abled characters --
Read a book where characters speak Patois, Creole, Geechee, Black vernacular/slang, non-standard English --
Finish a series already started -- “The Selection” series
Read 52 articles -- (1/52)

If you have any recommendations or suggestions, feel free to note me or leave a comment!
If you would like to read or discuss any of the works above with me, I love conversation as well :)


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Meyia Johnson
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
Quick facts about me:
About to begin my first teaching gig at a college this semester.
I've come a long way from being quiet to well-spoken, and I don't plan to be reversing anytime soon.
I enjoy discussions--especially about social and political issues (don't be afraid to ask me a question!).
I'm a young, creative, deep-thinking, self-discovering, (spontaneously) anxious, but determined female.
I'm pretty open, and I usually always try to find the silver lining in everything.

4 Dishes You Should Try

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 26, 2017, 10:53 PM
Skin by SimplySilent

During my summer stay in South Korea, I discovered various restaurants down winding back roads in Gwangju and Busan. Some were familiar like Starbucks and Burger King, and then there were some I couldn’t even pronounce—the ones I yearned to try.

The food listed below include some of my discoveries.

Haemul Pajeon (seafood and green onion pancakes) 해물파전

Pajeon translates as green onion pancakes in Korean. The first time I tried this dish was during a cultural excursion to a traditional Korean village. We were treated to Pajeon  while sitting on the matted floor of a large restaurant. It was soft like American pancakes, but thin and crispySoon after, I went to explore a traditional Korean village.

food in korea

For more information about Pajeon and how to make it, feel free to check out My Korean Kitchen.

Korean Barbeque or Gogi-gui (고기구이)

This was my most favorite dining experience.

You are served a tray of raw meat—often pork, but I’ve had chicken as well—and you take the meat, place it on the grill, and cook it yourself. Once the meat is cooked, you remove it from the heat and place a piece inside a leaf. You can also add various types of sides or sauces onto the leaf. When it suits your taste buds, roll it all together and enjoy.

You also get an endless amount of meat for a set price. So if you come hungry and divide the cost among friends, you end up eating well for cheap--I only contributed ₩7000 (about $6) to the bill.


Korean BBQ was one of my first meals in Korea and I loved it. It was interactive, filling, and I enjoyed it with other foreign exchange students.

Unagi (Eel) うなぎ

I actually ate this dish after exploring the back roads of Chonnam National University in Gwangju, South Korea. This was served at a Japanese restaurant. It was the first time I ever had eel and it melted in my mouth.

Eel in Japanese Restaurant, S. Korea
                                  Unagi Eel topped with ginger.

Kimbap (or Gimpap) 김밥

This dish is known as sushi rolls. It is rice and seaweed wrapped around various ingredients. It could include meat, cheese, vegetables, or a combination of all of them.

Here is a video of me eating myulchi (stir-fry anchovies) for the first time. The video also features kimbap and udon (noodles).

Trying something new (youtube video)

I'm glad I was open-minded to trying new food and now I look forward to trying them again. If you ever find yourself in South Korea or at a Korean restaurant, I hope you give one of these dishes a try.

Thanks for reading and please check out more posts at

#blog #travel #korea #food 

  • Listening to: Attack on Titan soundtrack
  • Reading: Other peoples' works

!!Check My Blog Out!!

If you are into travel or following the travels of others, feel free to check out my blog. I'll be able to devote more time to it at the end of December, and I would love to get your feedback or comments.

Thanks in advance!


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TheLunaLily Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation!
AfroChica94 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much :D (Big Grin) 
RippleInThePond Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019  New Deviant Student Writer
Thank you so much for your critique and watch! They are both very appreciated!
AfroChica94 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
No problem Hug 
missr00t Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your critique that is definitely appreciated! I am glad you enjoyed my painting and that it attracted you enough to want to include it in this Critmas challenge (which I just discovered and that is definitely a fun idea)
AfroChica94 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Yes, I really like the idea. I think it is a great way to interact with other artists as well. 
And no problem. Hug 
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Thanks for the favs!
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Thank you so much for the Watch!
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Thanks for the watch
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