A minor crisis occurred today when my nose ring fell out in the shower. Luckily I managed to get hold of it before it went down the sink – unluckily I wasn’t able to put it back in myself. Ricky finally convinced me to go back to the piercing shop and get them to fix … More Bingsu and Fine Fillets
One of the the things that irks me about Korea is, oddly, also something that can make it endearing. I’m talking about the lack of professionism and/or casualness in the way business is conducted. It can be very strange when it’s in circumstances where the manager of a store or fast food place is chilling … More Some Cherry Tomatoes With Your Glasses?
Payday today, which means of course going downtown and having a little shopping fun. For me it also meant indulging in something a little different. Now I’ve been wanting a nose and lip piercing for months, pinning a butt ton of Pins for inspiration and looking on with envy at all those with gorgeous facial … More Shiny
And so to continue with our summer camp adventures. Today was, to use my co-teacher’s newest vocabulary word, sweltering. It’s probably the hottest day I’ve ever experienced in Korea and temperatures that soared over 40°C at least with 100% humidity. So while I sat “supervising” my kids (aka melting and near comatose from heat exhaustion), … More Summer Camp: Part 1, Day 2, and Errands in the Sun (and Rain)
Because I haven’t been posting, I haven’t been documenting my feelings about being in Korea, work, travel, etc., so it’s going to be tough to summarize it all here without being too long or (frankly) boring. So thank you in advance, if you take the time to read this. Much like Marta, I’ve had some … More Korea: As It Stands
This is a post to continue on Marta’s soap gallery. I actually had been planning on writing a post called “Soaps I have Used” (to pair with “Metros I have Used“) buuuut then I didn’t really keep up with taking pictures…Here are three in order of worst to best (relatively). Keep in mind these are all … More Crusty Soap
If you’re lucky enough to come across a public bathroom in Korea that has soap at all, it’s likely going to come in an unexpected form. Not in a squirty spout, not in a dispenser, not in a nifty foam, but a bar of blue soap impaled on a stick. Now the squeamish germaphobe in … More The Hand-Job Soap
Living in Korea means sometimes stumbling home at 5 am, sun rising over empty streets, trying to hail every car on the road because you drunkenly believe they are taxis. Living in rural Korea means stumbling home at 5 am, sun rising over empty streets, then finding a cob of corn in your purse for … More Maybe it was theft…
Today was my country’s birthday, and as such we had to celebrate – albeit in the modest way we Canucks get hoppin. An impromptu party was put together by Buzz, my favourite foreigner bar in Chungdae, or the main drinking quarter. Everyone was invited to enjoy poutine (ahem…”poutine”…sorry my inner Quebecoise snob couldn’t condone it … More Happy Canada Day!
First off I want to thank everyone for the incredible amount of support you gave me after my last post. It was tremendously hard to put into words, and even harder to make the decision to publish it. Ultimately, I’m so glad I did. Not only did it make me feel eons better for getting … More Pierced in Korea: Being Impulsive Because of Pinterest