On Sundays, my neighborhood acquires a carnival-like atmosphere, as people from all over Seoul flock to these streets in search of discount designer clothing and cheap knock-offs. My only day off has become a glorious ritual of reading in the coffeeshop, writing postcards, sampling the extraordinary street food, exploring another corner of my neighborhood, snapping photos and shopping for household wares.


On alternate Sundays, I am a tourist. 100% and without apology. I meet friends on the other side of this enormous city to share meals and beers and laughs and ex-pat commiserating while we take in the sights and sounds of this amazing, fascinating place. On Sundays, I say this a lot: “Holy shit, I live in ASIA!” On Sundays, I laugh. A lot. On Sundays, I feel unequivocally present, absolutely free and magically alive. On Sundays, I see that I am truly blessed. Read the rest of this entry »

Flickering Things celebrates the oustanding contributions to the 10 Things group on Flickr. While we fancy ourselves as two long-winded broads, Computer Science Geek reminds us that sometimes few words are necessary to express our thanks. Especially when it comes to food.

Computer Science Geek | Waffles in Morning Light

Waffles in morning light

“This never gets old…” — Computer Science Geek

The Hotel Alexis
It’s always nice to support local bands; it’s even better when your local bands are as brilliant as The Hotel Alexis.

Lazy lilts, dripping strums, and lyrics so intimate they ache, their newest release is like the kind of secret that’s been accidentally revealed to you on on a sun-drenched summer day. Read the rest of this entry »

As we’ve said before, Flickering Things is a tribute to the 10 Things community and a way of thanking them for helping us to spread the joy. Few deserve this thanks as much as Lori “getthebubbles” Williams who has been a champion of 10 Things: posting regularly to our Flickr group, cheering on others, and telling her friends. If 10 Things is a bliss brigade, Lori is a brigadier general.
As our very first contributor Meera Sethi said, “getting to know Lori is like drinking a nice tall glass of champagne.” We couldn’t agree more. This week let’s all crack open a bottle of the good stuff and toast the lovely lady we call Bubbles, and her beautiful tribute to the things that make us feel like a kid again.

getthebubbles | back to my childhood

back to my childhood

“My antique canopy bed: my great grandmother made the canopy, and it was handed down to me as a child. It makes me feel like a princess. It is small, and creaky, and old fashioned, but I love it. I have been able to have it in my house for the first time since I left for college, and I feel like a kid again.” — getthebubbles

Ladies and gentlemen, we are very proud to present our very own Miss March, Marya Figueroa… the effervescent heart and soul of the interweb, known to bajillions as Emdot. She’s the kind of gal who makes you want to make virtual friends because behind the fiber optics is someone very real and very true who sends you real mail to your real mailbox. We love her and we adore this love letter to her beloved SLO.

The Scent of SLO
San Luis Obispo County is like its own bag of potpourri. You’d be hard pressed to find a better smelling place. Now, I understand that that might sound like the strangest thing, “You love the way your town smells?” Indeed I do.

oranges and orange blossoms

It smells like orange blossoms and jasmine and eucalyptus – everywhere you go. Fresh spice from the pepper trees; salty ocean, bay leaves, and sage. And always orange blossoms, jasmine, and euc. Heaven. Read the rest of this entry »

Nothing makes us happier than seeing others spread the joy. As a thank you to the 10 Things community, we’ve created a new weekly feature titled Flickering Things. This new feature is a way for us to honor others that have jumped on the bliss brigade, creating postings that inspire us, both visually and editorially.

Crystl | Rhizome


“Ginger is one of life’s finer things. When I’m feeling a wee bit under the weather I peel, chop into disks, and steep ginger in hot water. Ginger tea is guaranteed to make me feel better faster than anything I can pick up over the counter.” —Crystl

Birthday Notebook
For my birthday this year, Janelle gave me this darling little notebook that is as sturdy as a Moleskine, but as pretty as a party dress.

Birthday Notebook

It is perfectly functional with its secret back cover pocket for storing snapshots & business cards, the elastic closure with that delicious “snap!”, and the reporter style, extra-long shape reminiscent of the grocery list pads my grandmother always kept in her kitchen. While I typically do not like my pages lined, this one Read the rest of this entry »

While I share a deep affinity for green, like my fellow contributors, I’ve always been too diplomatic to favor a color so absolute.

The newest post is up on 10 Things

From cyan to cerulean, turquoise has long stirred in me something at once desirous and deeply familiar ever since my uncle gave me my first turquoise ring at age two. I promptly ate the ring, which was never to be seen again, and since then Read the rest of this entry »

Stephanie: Sometimes I really want to make a 10 Things That Make Me Want to Pluck Out My Eyeballs list.

Purple would be on that list.

Janelle: I have a few things I could add to that list. Like raging hangovers and Lilly Pulitzer.

Stephanie: Hippies. And your .mac account.

Janelle: Maine drivers. Things to love: flannel blankets and vapid Jennifer Aniston movies.

Stephanie: I am watching a Mandy Moore movie. Mandy Moore would totally be on that list.

Janelle: Mandy Moore is the new Jennifer Aniston.

“Featured Things” is a new monthly series dedicated to the work of some of our favorite writers and photographers. We are delighted to present our first contributor, the eloquent and sublime Meera Sethi, an editor from Cambridge, MA who really knows her way around around a Canon 10D. She also has exceptional taste in fruit.

Ross’s face
It is always kind, intelligent, handsome, full of love and good humor, and every other day it feels wonderfully soft and smells incredibly good.

Ross's Face

We will draw a veil over the days in between when it is slightly sandpapery and/or smells of salmon. Read the rest of this entry »

What is 10 Things?

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens? Sort of. Except without Julie Andrews or outfits made from curtains. 10 Things is a place for gratitude. To be thankful for all sorts of things... big, little and medium.


10 Things features writers and photographers, exploring life's little joys through their lens. We invite you to come along for the joyride and share your lists, here, with us!
We will be accepting submissions for guest contributors in the future. In the meantime, please join our Flickr group to share your 10 Things.