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
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..
I finally feel like I’m settling more into life in Seoul.. I still hate that the nearest home plus and emart are like 20-30 minutes away…urgh… but i have found a semi-sufficent coffee shop I can go to in the morning.. my coteacher seems nice and i like one of my coworkers.
Tonight the bf brought a ridiculous amount of food to my house that was from his mother. He brought bulgogi, rice, side dishes and radish kimchi… every thing homemade… I’m beyond stuffed. The bf sent her a picture of me eating the kimchi and she got really excited…
Tomorrow the bf and I are going to spend the whole day together.. I’m super excited because he has been busy with his new studio and doing reconstruction on that…
To get a gun in Japan, first, you have to attend an all-day class and pass a written test, which are held only once per month. You also must take and pass a shooting range class. Then, head over to a hospital for a mental test and drug test (Japan is unusual in that potential gun owners must affirmatively prove their mental fitness), which you’ll file with the police. Finally, pass a rigorous background check for any criminal record or association with criminal or extremist groups, and you will be the proud new owner of your shotgun or air rifle. Just don’t forget to provide police with documentation on the specific location of the gun in your home, as well as the ammo, both of which must be locked and stored separately. And remember to have the police inspect the gun once per year and to re-take the class and exam every three years.
see, that’s gun control
you don’t take away a person’s right to bear arms
you take away a person’s ability to abuse their arms
i mean it’s high maintenance but i really think it’d be worth it if it saves lives
Flight is my first comic ever - a comic about the reality of being far apart from people you love- that you spend a lot of time by yourself. And you can be happy, and enjoy life, but there are still tiny moments that catch you by surprise, where you are overcome by how much you miss them.
Every part of Flight was done by hand, all of the illustrations and lettering were hand painted with winsor newton ink & watercolours and then added digitally.
If you’d like to buy yourself a copy or send one to your loved one, they’re for sale on my Etsy ♡
Angelina this is so beautiful! I relate so hard to that gust of lonely that sweeps over from time to time. Beautiful, beautiful stuff <3
Last night I met up with one of my friends that I met whilst on a trip to China last year…
We went and had burgers at this delicious place that is semi close to my house. Then we walked to Itaewon and went to this roof top bar place… you pick the beer you want out of a refrigerator pay for it and then get to sit on the roof top terrace. It was really nice.
We had a drink and were just talking away and then the group next to us starts talking to us too. It turns out the guys were korean and all had studied at MSU in Michigan! It was fun to throw a little banter back and forth at each other. I haven’t really met a lot of people from the same area as me… I guess they aren’t really from that area but more that they just studied there.. and here was like 6 people in the same area lol. It was a nice night… The bf came and picked me up and took me home on his scooter. That was nice so I didn’t have to walk up that giant hill! :)
why is it that were always told not to get tattoos at a young age because we “will regret it later on” when we are basically told to choose a career path by age 18? i’d rather be 40 years old with a tattoo that meant something to me when i was young than be 40 years old not wanting to get out of bed to go to a job that i hate because i was forced to decide on a career in my teens