Some Music to Soothe your Seoul... ^_^.

I'm so GLAD tomorrow is Friday... yay!

How can Korean music not be addicting?!!  They have Hot Korean Men in them... and then they're super catchy... like seriously!?!

Pictures galore...

Field Trip?

How is it that I almost always forget stuff that I do DURING the week?  this tuesday, we had a break with no school cause teh school is under renovation... yay!  computers and tvs in the classroom... should be fun and interesting...hopefully... and then thursday we took the kids out to an private elementary school to play and have fun.  it was nice not really having to teach the kids and just letting them play and have fun... this last week was probably the most exhausted that i had gotten in a ridiculously long time... friday during school i just kept picturing going to my bed and barely hitting the pillow and being knocked out for ages... still hoping for more sleep tonight... i'll probably go to bed super early to "catch up" on sleep... of course only AFTER uploading my 3 or 4 videos... haha back to work...

Um... ... ... ... Special! Edition.. Album... Hello???

It's been 1 week since I last posted and my last post really wasn't anything but a music video!  SO... it's pretty much been 2 weeks since I posted!  ah!... Sorry Sorry Sorry Sorry (Super Junior...)... ^_^.  No but I really am sorry!  i have been so busy and have been crazy tired from all the running around and hanging out with kids and be pulled each way by kids that it's gotten me too exhausted to just sit and type...

So I'm here... hoping to update with pictures on video so you dont have a huge huge huge blog to read!  hehe!  Plus it sorta helps me to not worry about uploading them to this thingy and anyway... it's just more convenient!!  ^_^.

First, let me start by saying that I've started Korean classes as of October 6th and LOVE LOVE LOVE them!  hehe!  it's difficult but challenging... another reason i get busy... i've been studying!...  I go to class Tuesdays and Thursdays and every other Friday... I hope to keep these up for awhile... my teacher is super cool and yeah studying before coming really helped... knowing the alphabet before coming to Korea is a really good step forward you can take... Click Here for help!

Okay back to your regularly scheduled program... hehe

last weekend (October 17)... I went and met a friend out in her area and we just chilled out... got our hair done and a few other things.  It was definitely fun to hang out in a new area that i dont know!  hehe!  We hung out... ate pizza at Pizza Hut and shopped around the area... we just window shopped of course!  After just hanging out... we headed back to her place to get ready for a night out for our friend's birthday night!  YAY!  so we met up the birthday girl and headed to Hongdae to hang out.  Hongdae is a big party central.  Clubs... Pubs... Tubs... (okay maybe not Tubs... haha i tried though... haha)  so we went and got some dinner at a sandwich place to start the night and then went to Go-Go's.  It's a pretty cool place to chill out and have a few drinks with friends but after like 10 or 11 it gets crowded but everyone's so friendly.. (wonder why?!)... haha!  we had fun and just stayed in GoGo's for a long time... then at about 3am we headed out and ended the night with 2 Kebabs a person... So Yummy!!!!  Met some cool people that maybe I'll message to hang out again soon... or maybe not... haha we'll see!  An anonymous blogger that I've been following also was there that night and i was so close to figuring out who it was but i didn't know till i was home that i knew we were in the same bar at the SAME TIME!  so crazy!  haha!!

(Speaking of meeting bloggers)... I also have been reading a blogger by the name of Jennifer who has and one random day 2 weeks ago... i was in myeongdong with rosie just shopping at forever21 and i saw her!  lol me being super weird now that i'm in korea... looked at her and said:  I read your blog!  as i giggle... seriously being Korea has changed me... and i love it!  hehe!!  so if you ever spot me... please... please... please... say something to me!  hehe!!

anyway back to my story... so i stayed at my friends house after the long night and that was that weekend... just had some fun and hung out with friends!

This last Saturday (October 24)... I went to a Korean village called 한옥마을 or also:  남산골한옥마을 (Namsangol Hanokmaeul) (click link)... My Korean teacher invited us to go with her on Saturday at 10:30 am and even though it was early i didn't have plans so i decided that would be super cool!... so Saturday i met up with my friend and we got coffee and met up with my teacher in front of our company building.  we met up with 6 or so other people besides us two and took taxis to this little village on the hill under/to Namsan Tower.  It was fun to be out in nature and with new friends.  everyone seemed cool and we all had a thing or two in common.  we are all foreigners in korea... no matter if we were american... canadian... columbian... or japanese... we were there AND we were all wanting to learn Korean for one reason or another.  Hopefully i'll meet up with some of these people in the future... of course we have the same korean teacher... something is bound to keep us together... haha how cheesy am i... !!!

pics will be up of that adventure...

at around 11 or 12... karrin and i decided to head back and grab some lunch cause we needed food!  haha!  so we met up with some friends at COEX mall... which was my first time going!  yay!  hehe!  first we at lunch at On the Border... so my 2nd time in my life and the 1st was in America... now in Korea... hehe!  Then we went shopping... I didnt buy anything till we went to a convenient store later in the day and then we went to a music store... bad idea for me... haha!  it was hard for me to find korean music other than online back at home but as soon as i walk into this store i found my favorite boy band... SS501... there new album came out this last week... i already downloaded it but i wanted a physical copy with diary and my first 2 posters of them... (which i have yet to put up yet... haha)... the CD is really good.  I would recommend listening to them!  they've been around for a while but they're in early 20s... so they'll be around awhile.  I also bought Goo Hye Sun's CD (Geum JanDi from Boys over Flowers)... it's all piano pieces but shes a good artist in general.  singer.  artist.  author.  actress... i admire her.

anyway after the music store we decided we'd grab some food and then head home for a movie night.  The girls and I had a movie night and I taxi-d it home at 6:20AM.  haha!!

it was fun to just have a chill night and hang out with friends.  I love to go out and have fun but staying in is good too... saves money too!  haha!!

this week should be a good week and i can't wait to see what the days ahead hold for me...

Look out for my videos of pictures soon to come after this blog... it just takes time to put them together and uploaded but i promise within a few hours they should be up!

please comment and let me know you're out there reading this!  haha!

Have a good night (or day) wherever you are in the world!!


this song has been stuck in my head ever since i watched this video but i couldn't find it in my youtube favorites and when i heard it on the street i could never find someone who knew it!!

ah!  i'm so happy i have to tell the world!!

Gyeongbok Palace

October 11th, 2009
Today, I visited Gyeongbokgung Palace.  According to my friend who took me to check out this palace... it's the largest palace of the 5 Grand Palaces (the wikipedia page attached above also confirms this... lol).  I had a lot of fun.  I met up with my friend at 1pm and we took a bus from our area to where the palace was located... i'm sorry if you want to visit cause i can't remember the bus but it's the one close to Insadong!  and it's really easy to find!  just look it up... obviously if it's large there's going to be some way to get there!  haha!... when we arrived we took a look around before buying our 3,000Won tickets to roam around this huge area!  we walked around most of the whole thing and later when to look at the museum off to the side.  I definitely learned a lot of information about Korean culture and hope to take time to learn a lot more.  It's all so interesting and i felt bad that my brain is so helpless with information told to me rather than when i read it... so i'm hoping that i can find a book to help me learn and then remember everything he said to me... lol!  After checking out the museum (it's a huge museum...)... in total i think we spent like 3 hours or so looking at the palace and the museum... i definitely enjoyed once again being outside... it was a cool day too so it felt good... not a large amount of those deadly stairs either!  haha!!  many families and school groups roaming around but it was all so fun!!  ^_^.  Please check out the video of the fun pics from my trip!  ^_^.

Suwon Folk Village & Chuseok holiday

So obviously Chuseok holiday was a week ago... and i'm just now getting to updating what fun i encountered!  ^_^.  not much really went on... our school had vacation from thursday, october 1st to monday, october 5th... I decided to stay in the area and sorta explore around.  On thursday, i went out with a friend to hang out.  it was nice to do whatever... we went to dongdaemun stadium for a little while and i bought what i thought was a shirt but turns out can be a dress (it's in-between... not short so it's ok!)... then later went to Itaewon.  Friday, I met up with Foreigner Joy (<--click her name to view her blog about the adventures we had the Suwon Folk Village!) and another friend Jei to go to the Suwon Folk Village in Suwon which is located in GyeongGi-Do... which means I stepped out of Seoul for the first time!!  yay me!!  I had a lot of fun checking out the village and just being out and about in and around nature!  everyday surrounded by city life makes you want some country times... haha... that's the small town texas girl in me... i guess!  ^_^.  I set up a video so I didnt have to fill this thing up with a million pictures!!  and videos!  haha!

when we got there we walked around and just looked at all the structures.  it was really nice to walk around... REALLY Nice!  haha... i would recommend anyone to go to get out... when we went they had scheduled times of different shows available for watching!  We got to watch "Farmer's Music and Dance", tightrope walking, a Traditional Korean Wedding, and sorta watched a horse show... we got interrupted though... lol tis k!  it was all so fun!!  ^_^.  I just love Korea and am happy here!

Saturday... I hung out with some friends later in the night.  It was so much fun to just hang out at someone's house doing almost nothing!  haha!  Sunday... just rested and Monday... nothing again... haha!  it's so much fun to just rest and chill out!!  haha!!

well i have not much more to say... another blog will come RIGHT after this so i dont wait too long again about today's fun adventure!  ^_^... enjoy the video!!:

chuseok vacation!

I have so much to write but so little energy... although today has been filled with cleaning and what-not... I am drained... and will be going to bed soon... thoughts of going back to work after the 5 day weekend are racing back and i am even more drained... i'm hoping to have energy tomorrow to post about the fun i had the last few days!

update will come soon... no worries!!

hope everyone had a great break!


My kiddos!

Singing about the weather and seasons!