Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Stop & Chat: January 16-19
The above picture is another screenshot from that Ark: Survival Evolved game I talk quite a bit about. I tried out a different map for the first time in 1800 hours of playing and I'm absolutely in love. It's so much bigger than the main map for the game and each biome is distinct in its aesthetics and the creatures that can be found. I would not be able to play this map at all on my old computer set up. Ah, I'm such a peach about my new computer set up.
I've taken a couple baths in the past few days, but the weather has made it very hard for me to enjoy my baths. It's perfect bathtaking weather but the tub cannot maintain its heat. My baths still last at least 40 minutes, but the bubbles are still out in full force. I like staying until the bubbles go away. Sigh.
The landlord came by with an electrician and they fixed the guest room's lack of electricity. The electrician had to completely rewire the electrical box thingymaboppit why can I not remember the name of it? Now when I go to that room I can get electricity and keep the laptop on while working on posts! Yay!!
Soapmaking news! Michael and I were talking last night about the lye situation and he took a gander at a Google search. His search not only revealed several websites, but a list of storefronts that are here in Seoul. My search had nothing related to that, only vague blog posts and videos about the process of soapmaking. Turns out it makes a huge difference the website you use. Michael was using google.com/en versus my google.co.kr. Now we have several locations to check out. Also, pricing here is much lower than what I would have to pay in the States based off my quick checks of each location's websites. Now it's just a matter of figuring out if they're willing to sell to foreigners. In any case, soapmaking in Korea has come that much closer to reality for me. Now I need to get Mom to ship me all of my molds and miscellaneous supplies that I left over there but are allowed to be shipped. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! Immense excitement commence!
I'm having trouble finding a warmer for my wax. I have decided that the two warmers I casually use aren't good enough to get a full wax pool. Whether it's a bad translation in electrical differences or the ambient temperature of the house I am having issues getting my wax to fully melt. Even one ounce of wax is too much for these warmers to melt. I have the same owl bulb warmer that I talk about here as well as a hot plate warmer. I've been keeping an eye out for a tealight warmer but so far I haven't had any luck in finding one. Or any warmer, for that matter. Bah humbug. I'll have to look online I guess.
So that's my quick update to let you all know that I'm still alive, just not doing a lot of blogworthy things at the moment. I'm trying to melt wax, but I don't feel that my reviews can be fair if my warmers aren't performing to their full potential. Do you guys have any tips from your end of the world on my conundrum?