Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Christmas Eve!

It's Christmas Eve and I'm almost finished with work. Tomorrow I will be flying to Thailand for my week long Christmas vacation! Ahhh, I thought this day would never come. First, I will be in Bangkok until the 28th and then I fly to Koh Samui until January 1st! This vacation is definitely well deserved, considering I haven't had a day off since Chuseok in September. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone! Cheers to 2011~! Hoping it is as amazing as 2010~!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I haven't posted on here in such a long time! Just wanted to let everyone know what I've been up to. Here's a few photos from the past month ^^

Thanksgiving dinner sans oven...not bad if I do say so myself. But nothing compares to the parentals turkey and stuffing!

Out at Zen Bar in Hongdae

Ice cream fondue at Hagen Daz. As if the ice cream, fruit and bites of cheesecake and brownies weren't delicious enough- they all get dipped in hot chocolate sauce

Michelle came to visit from Japan ^_^ Us in Insadong!

Bukchon Hanok Village- worth getting lost

Mirror shot with identical cameras and Christmas colored scarves

Late night noraebang

One of my favorites- Sunny in her pink outfit- fur coat included. She was also wearing a tiara but decided to take it off because I kept calling her princess (she insisted she wasn't one)

Matthew. He's the newbie in Apple class. Loving the homemade reindeer ears obviously!

Monday, December 20, 2010

too close for comfort

There are only 5 days until Christmas. Due to Korea's current events, my Christmas spirit is dwindling. Instead of enjoying myself while my students draw Christmas cards and sing Christmas carols- I am anxious and unsettled. Today South Korea followed through with their planned military drills on Yeonpyeong Island; a South Korean island in the Yellow Sea- bordering North Korean territory. North Korea threatened 'deadly retaliation' causing a very tense day for all. (Remember people- Seoul is only 120 miles away from Pyongyang) Seoul has been my home for 10 months- and the thought of war breaking out in this country is devastating. Koreans live with the threat of the North on a daily basis- living here and actually experiencing their fear right along with them is something words can't describe. As selfish as it sounds, I would really like to be back in the Christmas spirit and to look forward to my Thailand vacation. This week should be about Santa, peace and happiness; not bombs.

In the words of John Lennon, "Give peace of a chance."

Here's a really informative article for all to understand what's going on.