After 24 years of living in Ohio I decided to up and move to Korea! I am a preschool teacher at PSA. I love working with the kids even though sometimes they drive me insane! They still bring so much happiness into my life.

My intentions are to use this blog to recount my many adventures in Korea and hopefully give my loved ones an insight into my life. But who knows where this might actually go... : )

Edit: I've been in Korea for officially a year... that ish is cray cray... lol

So I didn’t get to go to Busan for Chuseok so that was a major bummer but at the beginning of October we have a 3 day weekend so I’m definitely going then! I miss my Busan friends! One of my dear friends has just left Korea I’m super sad because she was with me from the beginning but her and her husband are moving on to better things in Hawaii! Aloha!~~ I’m going to have to go there to visit her!

I’m excited to start using my ridiculously huge toaster oven! I’ve used it twice and burned my hand once…those odds are not very favorable! I have things to make m&m cookies but I need a mixing bowl… the problem with starting over in a new city I missing so many things! I always forget to buy them too! I’m also going to make some banana bread for the bf’s mom to say thank you for my wonderful Chuseok gift and all the food she sent. I literally had to give food to some of my friends because there was no possible way I could eat all of it.

The bf and I are planning to have a picnic at the Han River on Sunday! I’m super excited!!! ~~

Going to clean and try to make the apartment more homey… I still haven’t accomplished this after living here for 1 month…

Myeongdong Kyoja kalguksu!! So delicious and worth standing in line for 15 minutes! #myeongdong #kalguksu #kyoja #mandukalguksu #delicious #명동 #명동갈국수 #교자 #서울 #korea #seoul #koreanfood #foodie

Myeongdong Kyoja kalguksu!! So delicious and worth standing in line for 15 minutes! #myeongdong #kalguksu #kyoja #mandukalguksu #delicious #명동 #명동갈국수 #교자 #서울 #korea #seoul #koreanfood #foodie

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dude the oxford comma is the shit i am all up on that bitch like woo woo





all right, you’ve convinced me. 

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this is a necessity for me

dude the oxford comma is the shit i am all up on that bitch like woo woo

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all right, you’ve convinced me. 

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that one time Woobin was literally me

Selfie with no makeup! #selfie #nomakeup #nofilter #eveningout #naturallook #messyhair #seoul #korea #lateNight

Selfie with no makeup! #selfie #nomakeup #nofilter #eveningout #naturallook #messyhair #seoul #korea #lateNight

Macaroon Frapp! Omg deliciousness in a cup. #macaroon #frappuccino #delicious #hongdae #lateNight #dessert #bestThingEver #korea #seoul #seoulLife #eatingAllTheThings

Macaroon Frapp! Omg deliciousness in a cup. #macaroon #frappuccino #delicious #hongdae #lateNight #dessert #bestThingEver #korea #seoul #seoulLife #eatingAllTheThings

Working out…

So I’ve started “exercising” eeewwww thank goodness for my hilarious co worker it doesn’t seem like working out but girl is trying to kill me… we worked out at the gym for an hour and half and then walked around the mountain for 30 minutes as a “cool down”. Today she woke me up at 9am to go hike up a mountain… we were going to go lift weights at the gym after but she had to meet someone for lunch…*praise baby jesus*… I came home and passed out… Seoul was hot today.. I walked around Itaewon in the hopes of finding apple butter… no such luck… I miss that delicious stuff….

I’m waiting on the bf to come over so we can eat pizza because now that I’m working out I can eat all the delicious things sans guilt lol… yyyaaayyy! Pizza Party! But I did prepare a salad because I’m in love with my homemade balsamic vinaigrette! :)

Planning on doing some shopping tomorrow. I also need to decide which days I’m going to Busan for Chuseok and buy my tickets before they sell out. 1 week and then a 5 day break yaaaayyy for Korean Thanksgiving!! 

Is ‘fat’ really the worst thing a human being can be? Is ‘fat’ worse than ‘vindictive’, ‘jealous’, ‘shallow’, ‘vain’, ‘boring’ or ‘cruel’? Not to me.

—J.K. Rowling (via kushandwizdom)

One day it just gets better. There’s no explanation or reason why. You just wake up and you’re not angry anymore.

It always struck me in years after how bizarre it was, how two people could look at one another with such tenderness and complete love, and how quickly that could dissolve into nothing but bitterness.

—Hannah Harrington, Saving June (via larmoyante)

Homemade banana pancakes for breakfast! #simple #cooking #breakfast #bananaPancakes #homemade

Homemade banana pancakes for breakfast! #simple #cooking #breakfast #bananaPancakes #homemade

Become friends with people who aren’t your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn’t the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn’t come from your social class. This is how you see the world. This is how you grow.

—note to self  (via koreyan)

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Handwritten by whitepaperquotes contributor Lauren

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Handwritten by whitepaperquotes contributor Lauren

A simple dinner. Braised the chicken and cooked it the sauce for 30 minutes and then shredded the chicken . Made a salad with a homemade vinaigrette. Topped the sauce with some Parmesan cheese. #delicious #simple #spaghetti #pasta #dinner #salad #vinaigrette

A simple dinner. Braised the chicken and cooked it the sauce for 30 minutes and then shredded the chicken . Made a salad with a homemade vinaigrette. Topped the sauce with some Parmesan cheese. #delicious #simple #spaghetti #pasta #dinner #salad #vinaigrette

Eating all the things…

I literally feel like all I have done since moving to Seoul is eat… I’m not complaining because I love food…but my pants are getting tight >_<

One of the girls I work with works out so we were talking about becoming workout buddies…so hopefully within the next week or 2 we’ll figure something out and I’ll start going to the gym with her.. for anyone that knows me they know I absolutely hate working out.. I don’t believe any of that hype “you’ll love it when you get used to it.” No freakin way… that’s some bs that people tell themselves to try to convince themselves that they don’t hate their life…

Sunday was SUPPOSED to be a fun filled day with the bf… but it rained… it’s rained to freakin much and every Sunday lately… We will try again this sunday..

School is going well.. I’m exhausted most days… 4 year olds are tough.. and then on mon wed fri I teach elementary students for 2.5 hours straight.. but they are extremely high level.. they are 7 years old and doing a 3rd to 4th grade american text book.. 

That’s all for now… Saturday night I’ll be going to my friends play.. I’m excited… I’m trying to be social and all that..