We are the CHAMPIONs: Clubbing with the New Girl (that’s me)

Last night was a blast for so many reasons!

First of all, I’d like to thank Emma who absolutely, without a doubt, has made my life suddenly brighter with her presence in it! ♥ I met a lot of very kind people last night, all of whom seem to be absolute dolls. It was the first time that I’d been out in such a big group of foreigners before. To be honest, I was a little worried, because some foreigners here can be kind of ridiculous. You know, what I mean? As in, they get completely plastered and act like complete idiots and make fools of themselves. But, I guess those people are everywhere, no matter where you go.

It’s just that, for some reason, I thought that there seemed to be more of them in Korea than normal. I guess I just needed guiding, haha.

Anyway. The people I met last night were lovely. Here’s the downlow on what went on.

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Date Night With Busan


Yeah, that’s right. ‘Ugh’.

Ever had that feeling? When everything is absolutely great and you should be totally, entirely, and ECSTATICALLY BLISSFUL…but there’s still one or two small things that are really bothering you, like the fact that you have to finish laundry sometime in the next millennia? Yeah. That kind of ‘ugh’.

Aside from a small emotional breakdown this week was fantastic! I have to add that the breakdown was just par for the course. Living in a foreign country so far away from family gets to you every now and then. I’m surprised that I hadn’t had an episode before now. But don’t worry, I’m fine. I talked to my mum, ate a lot of Kimchi Jjigae, and then bought a whole bunch of skin/make-up products from “Skin Food” and started to feel better. Thanks for being concerned.


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Monthly Tests: A Form of Emotional Torture.

Hello readers.

I’m not going to beat around the bush with tales of sunshine and butterflies. I’ve had a hard week.

There. I said it.

Also, I know that a lot of you back home are wondering about this situation going on lately with North and South Korea.

There’s the talk of war in the air. I know that’s nowhere near a ‘small’ thing, but there’s no use panicking about it when there haven’t even been any decisions made yet. As most of you know, on March 26th a South Korean ship was sunk near the disputed North Korea/South Korea sea borders. 46 soldiers lost their lives.

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It’s A Lot Of Something Good


It’s been a while, hasn’t it readers? This past bit of time has been really busy. I’ve been working quite a lot on top of studying for the TOPIK exam which is coming up in September. I haven’t exactly had a whole lot of extra time to type up on the blog.

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Early Mornings and Midweek Posts.


Hello readers. Well, it’s Thursday, bright and early! And I’m up gazing out the window into a perfectly dreary morning. Cloudy, grey, and rainy it is on this 6th day of May, and I can only remember to be thankful that the weather wasn’t like this yesterday on my day off.

Anyway. Not really a whole lot going on in particular. It’s just 7:17am and I’m not ready to get down to any kind of business yet, so here I am on Blogger.

Lately I’ve been making a few lifestyle changes, and I’m proud to say that they’re going rather well.

1.) Wake up early

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Weekend Post Part II (on Tuesday): Life is Sweet and God is Good.


Hello again everyone. I’m keeping good on my word and I’m writing up this “part II” post to the blog I began Saturday.

Beware readers… long post ahead.

Saturday was an… amazing… day.

I had recently begun to feel a bit homesick. I miss my family, and I miss my friends especially around this time of year when the weather is so nice. I began feeling a bit misplaced. Friday night I went to bed thinking about the awesome summers at home, all of the bike trails, the coffee shops, the pool, the lakes, all the other fun things to do.

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Runny Noses and Separation Anxiety.


Hello readers. It’s been a full week since my last post, and part of me actually feels a little guilty about that. So, let me explain.

This last week has been FILLED with blogworthy things. The drama at work has measured an 8.5 on the “Days of our Lives” scale, but unfortunately I care about peoples feelings too much to write up about their problems on a blog… even when their problems DO affect me and the entire office in a negative way.

But, what I can say is that now my school is looking for a new teacher, here at the beginning of a new monthly schedule, and it’s got everyone pretty stressed out. Hagwon working is not for the faint of heart or those with a weak stomach. It is busy, at times disgusting (kindergarten children can be really dirty), and always measures a shade of “stressful”, even on the days when there’s not much going on.

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“You there. Yes you….give me your shirt.”

Today was a brilliant success! Though, it didn’t start out that way. Actually it began quite ominously and I had a creeping suspicion that today was going to end with me crawling into bed and hoping that the sun would hurry up and set.

I had a bit of trouble getting motivated this morning. The thought of going out all on my own again was a bit daunting, but the idea of a possible haircut got me shuffling out the door.

My Hair Issues

My hair used to be really short. I’m talking… boy-short. I loved and hated it. But that’s just the relationship that my hair and I have. Love, hate. Even now, I like my hair cut, but it’s longer than it’s been in over 4 years and for some reason that’s bothering me. I see the girls here with all of their cute short hair styles and I get that inner tug to get my hair cut again.

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Breaking The Habit (With a Mid-Week Post)


So. This is a little out of the ordinary. I’m making a post on Thursday night. Fancy that.

To tell the truth, I’m actually feeling a little stressed. Not entirely sure if that’s meant to be surprising or not, but that’s not the point. The point is, I’m itching for an outlet. Blogging seems to be the most readily accessible.

This week has been a blur, just like the past 4 weeks. Being so busy at work really makes time fly by, but when I finally have a moment to just sit and think it feels like I haven’t rested in ages. I suppose I’m not really complaining. Though there is quite a bit that I would like to do that just can’t be done because of my work schedule.

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Clothes and Curtains


Annyoung haseyo, readers. It’s that time of week again for another update.

A lot of realization went on this past week, though none of it necessarily bad. We learn, we grow, we think new things, feel new things, and change little by little into what is, hopefully, a better, more stable person.

Anyway, to start off:

Seomyeon Underground

Sorry guys, no pictures. My camera battery was out and I was actually afraid to try to plug it in using the voltage converter I brought from the states. The last few times I’ve tried to use that converter it’s gotten so hot that I could smell burning plastic. I didn’t exactly have good feelings with the thought that my camera battery might overload and explode. Dramatic? Hardly! There’s already black burn residue on the bed outlet from the last overload incident (previous tenant).

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