Posts tagged "Korea"

Ordering dolsot bibimbap

hiddentreasures:

kikinitinkorea:

I’m just like

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obsessed with this blog. obvi.

Going through this blog makes me both miss the hell out of my life in Korea and SO THANKFUL I am no longer teaching. Ah, love/hate.

One year ago today.

Decrease the class size and stress, switch the Korean kids for Caucasians, and it’s about the same picture.

But, oh! I miss my kids. They were pure love.

Minus the terror picking his nose.

A very cool way of reviewing my Tumblr Life.

Wahhh, 한국 진짜 도로 가고 싶다 ㅠ-ㅠ

[ Make your own video at Pummelvision ]

I Spy with My Little Eye

4 out of 6 PostSecret “Other Nations” books in Korean. That’s pretty awesome!

the-hurricane-k-reigns-here:

charliesuh:

seemeinseoul:

Hey Korea Tumblr friends!
The meetup will be at OverSound in Hongdae, Seoul! Check out the link if you’re curious about the place.
You definitely don’t want to miss this! The meetups have always been a great way to meet new (best) friends in Korea! If you’re unsure, that means you should go. I’ll bet you a drink that you won’t regret coming! We got 21 days till the meetup, hope to see you all there!
The meetup page will be posted soon so mark your calendars and keep an eye out! 
[Get the word out! Invite your friends! See you there! and if you have any questions, leave a message: http://seemeinseoul.tumblr.com/ask]

Hey guys, straying away from photos for a second, this is a meetup you should be at! (If you’re in Korea of course, sorry if you’re not!)
I’m organizing it with a couple others and it should be an awesome time! We have had a few in the past and they have always turned out great. It’s a good way to meet new people if you just moved to this country or if you just want to party with new faces, familiar faces, or blogs you’ve been stalking for a while now! (Kidding! No, actually, not kidding). So come out, I’ll see you guys there!

I’ll be there for sure! Going to the first tumblr meetup of 2010 was the best decision I made after moving here. If you don’t know anyone, don’t worry, that’s what meetups are for! Tumblr has provided a strong community for me in Seoul —the relationships with the people I’ve met through this blogging platform have been some of the most rewarding of my time here. I can’t encourage people enough to come. It’ll be great fun!

Can someone please deliver my teleportation device already so I can be there? 
If yours has already arrived (or, you know, you actually live in Korea), I hope you guys attend this because the best friendships I’ve ever made have been through these meetups. 

the-hurricane-k-reigns-here:

charliesuh:

seemeinseoul:

Hey Korea Tumblr friends!

The meetup will be at OverSound in Hongdae, Seoul! Check out the link if you’re curious about the place.

You definitely don’t want to miss this! The meetups have always been a great way to meet new (best) friends in Korea! If you’re unsure, that means you should go. I’ll bet you a drink that you won’t regret coming! We got 21 days till the meetup, hope to see you all there!

The meetup page will be posted soon so mark your calendars and keep an eye out! 

[Get the word out! Invite your friends! See you there! and if you have any questions, leave a message: http://seemeinseoul.tumblr.com/ask]

Hey guys, straying away from photos for a second, this is a meetup you should be at! (If you’re in Korea of course, sorry if you’re not!)

I’m organizing it with a couple others and it should be an awesome time! We have had a few in the past and they have always turned out great. It’s a good way to meet new people if you just moved to this country or if you just want to party with new faces, familiar faces, or blogs you’ve been stalking for a while now! (Kidding! No, actually, not kidding). So come out, I’ll see you guys there!

I’ll be there for sure! Going to the first tumblr meetup of 2010 was the best decision I made after moving here. If you don’t know anyone, don’t worry, that’s what meetups are for! Tumblr has provided a strong community for me in Seoul —the relationships with the people I’ve met through this blogging platform have been some of the most rewarding of my time here. I can’t encourage people enough to come. It’ll be great fun!

Can someone please deliver my teleportation device already so I can be there? 

If yours has already arrived (or, you know, you actually live in Korea), I hope you guys attend this because the best friendships I’ve ever made have been through these meetups. 

(via hurricane-rising)

Historic day.

Today marks the announcement of Osama Bin Laden’s death, Hitler’s death announcement 66 years ago - and the one-year anniversary of when I met these beautiful people. 

Of the deaths, I know not what to say. Of my Tumblr Family, I miss these fools. Korea, you’re tearing me apart. 

not pictured: Myra and Jimmy ]

I don’t really know what to post anymore.

Disclaimer: I really, really miss my Tumblr family, wifey, and kidsies. If I could have them when I went back, I’d do it in a heartbeat. Alas, it isn’t so. So. ]

I feel I am stuck in limbo, awaiting a further delayed background check, shifting between wanting to head back to ROK or staying here. Of course, the former is largely dependent on the FBI and the latter is…well, I don’t quite know yet.

I love being home, I’m not going to lie. Aside from the guilt of being unemployed and not missing Korea more, I am 100% enjoying myself. Great food, accessible workouts, cheap coffee, family dinners and a wonderful guy - I really couldn’t ask for more. If someone would hand me a fabulous job with a gas card, I’d stay forever.

But I feel I’ve been putting up this great big fight since I’ve been back. Trying to avoid falling into patterns of complacency - wanting material things, wasting gas and money, getting a meaningless job to pay the bills. And I feel somewhat of a failure for falling into this trap of American consumerism and not seeing the so-called big picture.

However, this is happiness for me. Watching my baby cousin’s face light up and run to see me, playing with the family dog, sitting with my mom and talking, Zumba-ing with my sister, texting friends in the same time zone, working out and taking classes, eating great Mexican food, hanging out with a certain boy everyday, basking in sunshine daily. These are the things that matter.

Yeah, I can want more. But I don’t think I need it.

"What do you MEAN there are 438 kinds of salsa? How is this possible? I’ve spent an entire year having to travel an hour only to find ONE kind of salsa. What do you MEAN this place is right across the street from where I live? HOW are there 7 rows of beans? HOW ARE THESE SO CHEAP? HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO WALK OUT OF HERE AND NOT BUY EVERYTHING? I NEED EVERYTHING. OMG PICKLES."

Me, last week on the phone with my sister, having a minor breakdown in the middle of a grocery store.

Welcome to America.

And we’re done.

Closing on Month 12 with mixed feelings. On the one hand, I can’t wait to go back home and eat legit Mexican food and catch up with loved ones and play with my cousins and be warm again.

On the other, I am going to miss my kids and the friends I’ve made here. Even if I do end up coming back for the summer, I know it won’t really be the same. Which is okay. It will still be enjoyable and I will make the most of it - I just wish this chapter didn’t have to end. 

Click the “Read More” link below to read my reflections of Month 12.

  • A lot of the people who judged me for coming to Korea a year ago are now in the process of getting their E-2/F-4 visa and sending emails with questions. I’ve been suppressing the urge to add an “I told you so” to my responses but just barely, ha.
  • It must suck to hold fights in Konglish. Listening to the couple upstairs makes me cringe.
  • I find it amazing that electronics stay in the place you lose them. From cameras to phones to e-readers to wallets, Koreans don’t (generally) steal. It’s going to be hard adjusting to the states.
  • I really love the friendships I’ve made here. Not only with the main cast but with the supporting crew as well. “See you laters” are hard.
  • I might be delirious from lack of sleep.
  • I know less about what I want in life than when I came here - but I think know I’m a lot happier.
  • I can see why most people end up staying 2 years.

I am flying home in three hours - I plan on spending my first week solely with my family, eating lots of glorious fatty foods. I’d be more excited if I didn’t have to deal with lugging around two overweight suitcases. Urhgrughrugh.

See you in May, Korea.