Sunday, March 31, 2019

Touch my hair, please.

I love when Koreans touch my hair without permission. ❤️

It makes me feel loved and gives me a sense of belonging to their culture. 

😍 They should do it more often, said no one ever.

Monday, March 25, 2019

What is this movie called?

I love this Japanese movie.
It is funny and sweet at the same time.
Does anyone know the title?

Update - title is "My Love Story"

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Are you my Black Barbie?

I love these Black dolls.
Representation matters.

Tale of the legendary libido.

This movie is too funny. I've seen the male lead character in other movies. He has great comedic timing. Find it with English subs. NOT for children, strictly for adults.
Thank me later!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Take a picture. It will last longer, dude.

I love the zoom in and out of this shot. 
Amazing how just the zoom changes the entire picture. 
I really love photography.
Such a beautiful hobby to have. 

Artistic dreams

So, can I be the next world famous artist?
Van Gogh? Van EJ?

Its rainin' babies.

One of my Korean friends is a professor of nursing in the university nearby. She gave us a tour of her classroom. So informational. Look at the baby coming out!

Back breaking regrets

This is a statue in Suncheon University. 
It reminds me of the old ladies here who are hunched over due to lack of good nutrition during the Korean war. The country was literally built on their backs. 

Tunnel vision

For some reason tunnels fascinate me. It hypnotises me.

Puppy blues

This look was why I fell in love with Collie while dog-sitting. Puppy dog eyes are real. I see why they work.

Do you want to lose your life?

This is the back door of a Korean city bus. 
It doesn't look dangerous, does it?
This is one of the most DANGEROUS places in South Korea.
Young or old, you can lose your life here. 
The bus drivers PAUSE to let people off.
If you are not can lose a limb or your life.

Gotta be quick, dude.

Real talk. 

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Absolutely gorgeous!!

This is what "gorgeous" looks like.

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Sock it to me

I love the sock creativity here.
No one is immune.
These socks belong to a guy in his early twenties. Cuteness has no age limit here, thank goodness.

Eating and chillin' on a Sunday

Eating, malling and biking with Julie today.
What a great way to end the weekend.

Very chill Sunday today.

Flirtin' with a sweet cutie~pie

Sometimes you just gotta try and rob the cradle. This cutie was too cute not to talk to.
He was the strong, silent type but sometimes those are the best.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Candy apple red pedicure

I'm tryin' to practice a little self~care this sunny Saturday. I was sick all week and pushed through it for work. So today I just did laundry, cleaned and relaxed. I painted my toenails a pretty red and wore my favorite teddy bear pajamas.

I would love a foot massage right now.
Any takers?

Nature's painting

Last night's beautiful natural artwork.
So gorgeous!

Friday, March 15, 2019

So, you're not the other guy?

Okay, so I thought one of my co~teachers was a whole 'nother person! I worked with him for two weeks and four hours thinking he was someone else...then went to lunch and saw him eating lunch...uh...with himself. Ooops!

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Money ~poof~ disappeared into thin air.

Just like THAT my village school (and the additional money) has been taken away. Ghosted. With no advance notice. Thanks, Korea. 

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Dear Korea, I did NOT sign up to work in China, thank you.

Dear Korea, 
I did NOT sign up to work in China with all its pollution.
I signed up to work in a country with beautiful mountains and clean air. 
This is ridiculous and someone needs to do something about this. 
It makes no sense that the pollution has gotten this bad. 
I am NOT interested in having long term health issues because of a few years in living here. 
So here is my Dear John letter to you.

Dear Korea/John,
After long consideration, I have decided to walk away from this relationship. We've been together for more than five years. In that time you have been abusive emotionally (racism, sexism, all the ism) but I dealt with it because I chose to see the good in you. I excused the hair touching, the "your skin is so soft" comments, and the shock/awe that I could speak English as well as a "real American". I decided I could change you and make you better.

Many people told me to break up with you because of the emotional abuse but I insisted that you could change your ways and would begin to treat me better. Your high speed internet, strong economy and high income status made me think that was possible. Now, you've started to physically assault me. You cling to me and surround me in a hazy fog. My throat is sore, my head hurts, my skin is blotchy. You harm me daily and my tears flow. I fear the long term consequences of this relationship. I thought you loved me but you treat me so badly. You remind me of my ex, China. She was abusive from the start so it was easy to break away from her.

But, Korea, you seduced me with your beauty, colorful festivals and delicious kimchi. Why have you betrayed me, Korea? I wanted to work things out. I was willing to educate all your children in exchange for a healthy bond with you. 

But it is not working out. 

No, it is not you. It is me. My standards for how a country treats me has improved. That improved standards now excludes you, Kay Bae. 
I hope you can change one day and can create a healthy relationship. One where you embrace diversity and clean air policies. 
Until then I wish you well, K Bae.

I will miss you.