Completely Unrelated…

Hey all–
My cousin’s son is in a contest for a magazine cover (SO ADORABLE) and I would love if you could please vote.  Please?!  It takes just a few seconds.  🙂  Thanks!

http://photos.parents.com/parents-cover-contest-2012/18/2012/597

Also (unrelated to Korea…kinda):
I bought a new dress today!! 😀

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/candy-counter-dress


It was the last one in stock…and it was my size…and I’ve been eyeing it for a few months now.  Anyway, I also don’t have anything fancy to wear here, so…yeah.  That was all the rationalizing that was going on in my head.  🙂  Also, wasn’t too expensive and either was the international shipping.  I’m pretty happy.

I love Modcloth.com. Good stuff 🙂  Unique styles and fun clothes at decent prices.  Amen.  🙂

…currently working on my TEFL course…on number 11 of 20.  Hoping to finish 11 and 12 tonight.  Getting close to the deadline, but I work well under pressure.  Bring it.
Oh hey, and it’s Friday tomorrow!  Hurrah!

I also love this dress…but not for $80.  Maybe when it goes on sale.  I’ve been eyeing that one too.
http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/savor-the-date-dress

Doing Something About It

I’ve decided that while I’m going through this homesickness, I’m going to try and make a list of all the things I like about Korea.  I’m going to try and make this an on-going list, so I’ll come back and update from time to time.
Note:  Keep in mind that I’ve been going through homesickness and my outlook right now is a bit bitter, so I’ll try to update when I’m on an upswing on my mood.

Things I like About Life in South Korea
*Getting an entire case of strawberries from the fruit seller guy on the corner…for less than $5.  (It’s 5,000 Won)

*The landscape/scenery/natural beauty of the country  (love the mountains!  and how close the beach is)

*The bluntness of the people–I hear that I’m beautiful about 400x more often here than I did back home.  (at home: in bars by drunk people, my family, or just general compliments on my eyes or hair, or comments from old people)  Here: more common and very direct.  An actual “You’re beautiful.”  which…feels awesome.  Definitely better than “damnnnn girl, you fine!”  lol.
^^However, there is a huge flip-side to this.  Those jeans make you look fat?  You’ll hear about it.

*The KTX//High Speed Rail System

*My kiddos

*The fact that hugs and playing with my kids is encouraged..not shameful or something that could put you at risk for a lawsuit.

*Cheap food

*Not having to pay for gas.  (love driving, don’t like the expense…especially now that I’ve experienced what it’s like without it)

*Sending half/$1000 (a bit less than that with the fees) home each month out of my paycheck.