....is a yeasty irish cake that we eat
around halloween. I'm a yeasty irish gal
..yeasty meaning: youthful; exuberant; ebullient.

6.16.2008

my 모리 is something special


so i googled searched gray hair (and I may have mentioned before the fact that until about ohhh... a month or two ago I thought the spelling of gray was grey....) and couldn't believe what came up ....

this being one definition of premature gray hair...When more than half the hair is white by age 40, though, this is considered "premature."



Are you kidding me?!?! So then I googled searched images of grey gray hair and couldn't find one picture of anybody with anything close to what my hair looks like.


So now I'm feeling something special, sitting all here in my computer chair with the web cam on eating some kim chi and seaweed. with of course a head full of messy gray hair.



and talking to 홍일 on the phone...


My sister is probably coming to Korea for the fist two weeks of August. This makes me the happiest gal in Bundang! I'm so excited to show off my fantastic Korean skills! hahah.. yeah right... I'm just excited to show someone the amazingness of the all you can eat cham chi and kettles of obeksayju....

good night sweet thangs....

6.13.2008

He shows up at my door....


bearing gifts of morning time coffee, chusock sized boxes of melons, kim chi (that his mum made) and once at 6:30 in the morning with an umbrella. I'm trying to figure out if it's him being uber Korean and having to bring me something each time he comes to my house or if he is just the most amazing person ever.

But the language barrier is strong, and I'm feeling it a lot, mostly because I just can't ramble on and on at a high speed about anything and everything. it's just not possible. If we are together and someone calls me, i switch from slow English for beginners to BFF on the phone with swearing and slang in .1 seconds and his face contorts and he has a different English to study.

But it's really nice having a Korean boyfriend (well, I'm saying boyfriend here but really i have no idea!) because I get a TOTALLY new view of Korea. Korean people's houses and Korean friends who don't speak English or are not English teachers. Trips to the countryside and places that only Koreans seem to know.

my Korean is somehow not improving though. ha...

Last weekend was a long one, with no work on Friday. Jenny and I decided to have a little shit show and started our day with a drunken picnic and continued it all day through bars and nori bang.

being drunk all day in the park is a great way to meet new friends...

6.06.2008

smitten little kitten

And i had to actually explain to him that korean's have bigger heads....



this was of course after putting on the giant helmet (which is for the oh such much fun autobike, and not for any sort of mental delayed development at not understanding slash denial at how large korean head size really is....)

6.05.2008

some eye candy...


look at how absolutely adorable my 5 year old's are...



picking blackberries makes me excited! reminds me of the
days as a young lass in the brambles in Ireland...


ok this picture is absolute halair... i'm so into it, probably
singing some song (most likely ABC rock) that the kids are
so not into.... what i really mean to say is...
teaching your children makes me make this face....


well no, not really....

you know it's going to rain now

and also rain 5 out of every 7 days for the next two months. monsoon season divinely blows. we were supposed to go camping this weekend, another long weekend (whooo hoooo), but it's been raining (and i mean RAINING!) everyday since... urm.. maybe last week sometime... I also keep on biking to work and other various places hoping that I'll be biking through those 1 hour no rain blocks that sometimes appear. today made it - dry pants and all! the last 3 days, not so lucky!


So I'm really into owls. why? i dunno, big eyes and the twisty head thing and maybe because of the word hooters...ha..no .. i think it's mostly that 70's feeling of brown and orange colours and memories of crocheted and knitted owls for years ago. can't wait for owl tattoos someday....

nothing much today, prattle and ramble and bramble bee me.

last week we took the kids to 양방 for a picnic at a cottage that my boss owns. we had a wonderful time (until the rain of course) picking blackberries and eating watermelon and I just couldn't help thinking how wonderful it was that this was my job.

6.02.2008

outta touch


with a large group of misfits that i call my friends and that i clearly belong with. It's like I've forgotten that the phone and the post exist. I like writing letters but now i'm lazy and maybe slightly depressed or just not wanting to do a lot of things i used to really enjoy. Anyway, this out of touch-ness has got to end because really one day i will show up at your door and I would like it if we remembered each other's faces.

but enough of that. It's monday. should we talk about the weekend. I haven't posted on here in awhile, mostly to avoid talking about my life, which HEY i don't have to talk about it because really do you want to read paragraphs of me going on and on about this bar and that gin and tonic that threw me over the edge...

but this weekend, fantastical. 1st Hong Il and I had a day date planned (this is pony tail boy) where we scooted all around town on his little scooter. being me of course i was terrified the moment i got on the thing, i really really REALLY don't trust people driving me on any kind of two wheeled vehicle. I won't sit on the back of your bike unless i'm drunk and it takes a lot to put me on the back of a scooter. but by the end of the night i was like, holy shit i've never had so much fun. We biked to this huge market (like the food terminal down in etobicoke) and i met his brother the fruit wholesaler.. lol.. then we went to Lotte Dept. Store , which is just a giant mall, to go ICE SKATING!!! yay! thank god i went with nash and brock in Amsterdam because I was totally not scared at all and didn't fall once! woot woot.... and ice skating on our first "date", really, best ever.... then 2nd, kim and alex called on friday and yay yay! they come to bundang for the weekend, so i meet kim and we run around town to bars with friends and then end up in Hongdae (the cool area to go and party) and dance at seoul's version of the dance cave until maybe 7 in the morning. and it ain't no party like a dance cave party unless the make outs are a flowing like booze.


here is a picture of me on one of the 20 hour train rides in india. i love it because i want it again and again and again.
it's june now and life is ever changing.

i'm really happy for a bunch of things this month.

ponytails included.

my students are fantastical and it's a long weekend AGAIN....

let's just hope this early monsoon we are having will not last forever...

ciao bellas and different fellas