Thursday, August 23, 2012

Heading Home!

I am sitting in the airport waiting for my flight to leave Korea. As I sit here waiting, I still haven't really processed that I am leaving Korea and might never come back. It is a very surreal feeling. This place had become my home for the past year and now I am leaving it. It is a strange felling but I haven't gotten sad about it. I know that once I get home that I will start becoming sad and missing the home I made for myself in Korea. I also feel bad that I'm not more sad. I am about to board my plane so this will be all for now. See you back in the states.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Photo A Day: Aug 15-21

Aug 15 - Today has been a very weird day. It is a national holiday here in Korea, and so me and a couple of co-workers spent most of the day together. First we got together for lunch, then headed to Starbucks for coffee while Jihyeon had to do some work. While at Starbucks, Monica gave me and Alison a Korean writing test. Then afterwards we went to see the movie Total Recall. After the movie when I got home, I turned on the TV and the original Total Recall had just started. Haha, what a weird but good day off.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Lotte World

I finally made it to Lotte World. I have been wanting to go there for a long time now. Lotte World is the biggest indoor amusement park in the world according to Guinness World Records. There is also a portion of the park outside, too. The park consists of two parts: Lotte World Adventure which is the indoors part and Magic Island which is located outside. The park is also easy to get to because it is in Seoul and it's connected to the subway line.

Lotte World Adventure

Saturday, August 18, 2012

K-Pop: PSY - GANGNAM STYLE (강남스타일)

K-Pop is an interesting style of music. There are so many groups out there that all look and sound the same, but recently a new song came out that is both funny and has a good beat to it. I first heard it when I went to Norebang with some co-workers and they sang this song. I now hear it everywhere I go. I only understand a few of the Korean words but it is funny. "Oppa" means older brother if a girl is saying it but it is also something girls call there boyfriends. And Gangnam is a district in Seoul. Here is the music video from YouTube.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Photo A Day: Aug 8-14

Aug 8 - I bought some new shoes on G-market a couple days ago for W12,000 and I got them in the mail today. Yay, I like them and they fit!

Sunday, August 12, 2012


I have been wanting to see the musical Wicked for a long time. I knew that it was showing somewhere in Seoul, but I though, like a lot of there other plays/musicals, that it would be in Korea. Then I found out, nope, it's in English. It is an Australian cast that is on tour that is putting the production on. I was like, I have to go. We ended up going the following weekend.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

1 YEAR!!!

I can't believe it has been one year since I came to Korea. It has been quite a journey. It went by very fast. I am happy that I will be going home in 16 days. Ever since my plane ticket was purchase, I have been very homesick and so I am excited that I am almost there. There were many things that I did here that I didn't expect I would do, and there are things that I wish I could have done. As the day I go back to America approaches, I have been mentally making a list of things I will and will not miss about Korea. So here it is.

Photo A Day: August 1-7

Aug 1 - Yay, August has finally come. I will be heading home in less than a month!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Coex Aquarium

I went to the Aquarium in Seoul for the first time. It wasn't all that exciting and it was set up more as a tour then what I am used to. It was also very crowded which was annoying. My favorite part were all the sharks and the manatees.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Photo A Day: July 22-31

July 22 - I finally got a new battery for my watch. I have been meaning to do that for a while now. I have just been walking around wearing a dead watch for the past several months.