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We were 16 going on 17…

 

Okay so HAPPY NEW YEAR! I haven’t posted much in the last few months but I have many reasons, not all good but reasons none the less. Honestly, I had the full intention to write this post before New Years, but then I got distracted and with what little free time I had (work, friends, family) I was sleeping. The holidays really do take a lot out of you. This post is just going to be a quick catch up, and I’m going to discuss 16 good/not so good things that happened to me in 2016  (that haven’t been discussed on here yet, I don’t think!).20161216_174442.jpg

  1. I got a full-time job in Toronto! I commute every day on the GO train. It’s not easy, I’ve always got something school-related on my mind and some days my kids drive me nuts BUT it’s a full time job in my field and I could not be happier.
  2. I went to New York City! At the beginning of September my boyfriend and our two friends (and I) drove to Morristown, New Jersey. I spent Saturday and Su20160903_133153.jpgnday in NYC and it was wonderful.I also went to Trader Joe’s for the first time: I am forever changed.
  3. In relation to #2, I saw my first show on broadway!! I’ve been to broadway musicals (Evil Dead, Last 5 Years, Book of Mormon, Cinderella) but this was my first actual show on actual broadway. I saw Waitress and I became OBSESSED. If needed I can perform, at mediocre level, the entire show.
  4. In relations to #2,#3 etc… I’ve become obsessed with HAMILTON! Yes. The musical. Yes it’s amazing. No I’ll probably never get tickets to see it on Broadway.
  5. I’m still playing Pokemon go. Every day. (This is me.)
  6. I had to fight the camp I worked at for my last pay check :’) 0/10 do not recommend.
  7. I went back to the store I was working at, over Christmas, just to help them out. It was nice to see everyone again J
  8. I fell down some stairs at the Dundas subway station on a particularly rainy day and bruised my butt.
  9. I went on a shopping adventure in Michigan with some friends and went back to Trader Joes.
  10. I saw Moana (amazing) and La La Land (amazing) – Two of my favourite movies from 2016.
  11. In relation to #1, I’ve created and developed 3 whole curricula in the last two months of 2016. It was challenging and fun but great!
  12. I started Bullet Journaling and using a Happy Planner. I’m hoping to stick with it 🙂
  13. I fell in love with a new part of Ontario and I hope to go back in 2017 (just for me, not for work!)
  14. I’ve successfully cohabited with my boyfriend for an entire year. It’s been amazing.
  15. I have also started a 2nd job in my field, but a different part of my field (standardized testing!) It’s different, but fun! 
  16. 2016 was a shit year for a lot of people. I’m scared and excited for 2017
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2016 went by in a hazy death-filled blur. I can hardly believe I’ve been home from Korea for more than a year (I miss you dakgalbi from Yeonsan and pumpkin pajeon… I might have to come visit Hannah so I can get you…). I haven’t been on an airplane since 2015… It’s crazy to me! I desperately want to travel again, even if it’s not by plane. I loved my little trip to NYC. I want to see more broadway shows, I want to explore more of the earth! I’m excited for 2017 and all the hope a new year brings. I haven’t had a resolution for a long time, but I have yearly goals that I keep to myself. I recently found my 2016 goals and though I did not reach them, they seem more attainable in 2017…

I hope your year was good as it could’ve been, and your 2017 is bright and happy. So many things are in the works for so many people I care about…

I can’t make any promises of when my next post is coming. I have ideas but I’ve been so blocked creatively lately.

I hope I can get back to my old blogging self, some day soon.

My posts will always stay up! And I’ll still respond to emails if you send them!

I hope the best for all of you!

Until next time,
B

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Live where you love. #hamont

I’ve been falling back in love with my hometown… Sort of. I’m actually just having a sordid affair with our wonderful restaurants and the mall. When I lived in Busan I tried to go to small businesses and restaurants a lot. Businesses have a habit of closing if they don’t do well after a while in Korea, and I know this isn’t as common in Canada but I still want places I like to do well. Either way, I’ve been enjoying new restaurants here and places that have opened up while I was away.

20160405_153121.jpgOne of my most recent meals was at Mezcal, a tiny taco place that stole my heart with it’s delicious wild boar tacos and churro sundaes. It was everything I could ask for and more. The tacos stole the show, and my friends and I all enjoyed everything we got. Including some very well mixed tequila cocktails. There’s something about an afternoon buzz, good food, and better company that can just make your whole week.

Two cafes that have been my top picks in Hamilton would have to be Cafe Oranje, 20160427_150941.jpgour little Dutch piece of heaven, and Mulberry, a quiet little spot on James North. Cafe Oranje has
speculas (cookie butter!!!) lattes, and constantly has Donut Monster donuts. Mulberry has amazing treats and delicious hot chocolate. These cafes make me miss the places in Korea but we have no problem hunkering down in them and chatting for a few hours.

I’ve also went to a few food-re20160223_190145.jpglated local events. The first being Soup fest back in February
where I had Chicken and Waffle soup for the first time! It was amazing. The second being a food truck event super close to home where a few trucks faced off in a slider competition. My favourite slider was a play on a big mac, with some spam. That slider ended up winning! I’m looking forward to the summer festivals coming up soon.  I’m going to miss out on the festivals20160511_182620.jpg this summer due to work but I will hit up the Peach Festival for sure!

 

Hamilton is the waterfall capital of the world. Did you know that? I sure did. I’m trying to explore more of the city in my time off because I did get to hike a bit in Korea (though it was kind of dramatic) and I enjoyed it a bit. Hamilton is a lot less mountainous than Korea, so it’s a lot more manageable. One hike was in an area of Hamilton I’ve always heard about, but never really explored. My friends and I explored The Devil’s punch bowl one soggy afternoon and it made for an interesting day. It had rained a few days prior so there was a lot of muck but the weather was mild and it was

overall a good day. Another hike was to Cherry Hill. My mom, sisters, and I have a standing tradition to hike Cherry Hill every Good Friday, as long as the weather is good. The area is surrounded by water and the animals in the area know to come to people so they can get snacks. We fed chipmunks, squirrels, birds, etc. It was such a fun day!

Hamilton is home to me. It’s been great getting back into my city, and especially buying so many things at the mall. I love Old Navy and I always will, I missed it dearly when I was in Korea. The mall is kind of my safe space. Yes, I can go without buying things, but it’s nice window shopping and helping friends when they need to get an outfit, or a gift, or buy shoes, whatever. I just like the mall.. Except when it’s Friday night and every high school kid in the city loiters the mall for hours. I enjoy the mall during the morning-afternoon before it’s soiled by youths.

Anyway, this Grandma is 25 now. Life isn’t any clearer at this age and I doubt this cloudy picture will become any clearer any time soon. I’m still thinking about my next move, and when I know what it is, you’ll be top on the list to know.

Thanks for sticking by me for this, I know it’s been a lot different since I’ve gotten home and I’m really sad about it. Life as an adult is hard, and I’m sure you’re all figuring that out.

Next post soon, I hope.

Until next time,
B.  xoxoxoxoxo

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Temples, Traditions, and Ramen

Early Sunday morning I hopped on the subway from Dobustsuen-mae to Osaka station. I tried grabbing some delicious ebi-mayo rolls but the closest conbini was sold out… I settled for some pastries from a bakery in Osaka station and then made my way to the train.

A ticket from Osaka to Kyoto was only $6. I didn’t expect it to be so cheap and I was pleasantly surprised. I was kind of lost waiting for the train but the signage was abundant and I had enough WiFi to give me some google maps directions to exactly what train to get on. We pulled in to Kyoto station just after 11am and I was speechless.

fb_img_1451365423762.jpgKyoto station is HUGE! I wandered around for a bit, not really knowing where to go. I wasfb_img_1451365427726.jpg by myself, with a few goals in mind of where to go, and that was it. I looked for the kitkat
store with no luck, grabbed a pumpkin milk tea and then went outside. It was a warm autumn day and I was so happy. The station was bustling with people, all eager to explore the city like I was. I purchased a $5 bus pass, which  was good all day for any bus in the
city. I had three places in mind to go to in Kyoto and all day to do it. The only set plans I had were not until the evening, where I’d meet a friend for dinner and Fushimi Inari.

I set off on my first bus, to a place I’d dreamed about going for almost a decade. The bus was long and full to the gills, but I was so excited. I had my kindle with me so the journey was easy enough, and before I knew it the bus was emptying at our stop. I walked quickly up the road to see a bunch of small shops and restaurants full of life. The temple was across the street in a wooded area. I paid my $5 entry fee, completely worth  it, and made my way inside. Kinkakuji temple, or the Golden temple, completely took my breath away. I was shaking, nervous and excited. It’s completely ridiculous to feel that way about a temple but this place was beautiful. This place solidified my love for Japanese architecture and allowed me to grow as a person. I went from a teenager who wanted to go to the land of anime to a young woman eager to see more of the world.fb_img_1451365445815.jpg

It was all thanks to my friend James. He had been to Kyoto during his exchange year in Japan. We sent emails all the time and the pictures he sent me were burned into my mind forever. I was kind of teary eyed looking at the temple, I took my time, took it all in and took many pictures. Kinkakuji has been on my small bucket list of places to go for years, it was possibly the first entry on that list and I finally made it. I wandered the temple grounds, basically floating from place to place. I bought some mementos but I knew this place would be a part of me forever.

After a thoroughly enlightening experience, I wandered slowly back down the street. I stopped in the shops along the roads and looked at all the souvenirs they had to offer. I wasn’t really in a shopping mood, and that’s an odd feeling for me. I was completely and utterly happy. I fb_img_1451365480169.jpghopped on a bus back to Kyoto Station (my centralized point) and decided it was time for lunch. As I ascended the many escalators in Kyoto Station I was treated to a wonderful performance by a high school orchestra. Not only were they really good, they were also playing Disney songs. I sang along and sat and enjoyed the show before heading to Ramen Street. Ramen Street is a name for a section of the department store in Kyoto Station. Famous enough to have its own name but I didn’t think it was the greatest. The restaurants all seemed to serve the same stuff and they all had varying lengthy lines out front. I figured I couldn’t go wrong with ramen in Japan so I just picked one that looked appealing and bought my ticket. Turns out I was not wrong, and I enjoyed the second best ramen I’ve had  in Japan. Nothing beats that creamy delicious ramen I had in Shinjuku though… After filling up, I headed back out to Gion, where I’d explore the historic area of Kyoto, maybe catching a glimpse of a Geisha…

Originally this was only going to be two posts but to save your eyes I’m going to make a 3rd post. It’s hard to believe I was only there for 2 days but my last trip to Japan was one to remember. Sorry for the delay in my posts, lots of stuff going on at home so I’ve been a little busy!

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Next post really soon!
Until next time!
B

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One Year!

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Probably one of my all time favourite photos I’ve taken in Korea.

It’s officially been one year since I arrived in Korea, one year since I made my first post detailing my lovely adventure to Korea… And in a few short days (count ’em: 9!) I’ll be making the journey back, and I’m sure that’ll be a story in itself… I just hope it goes quickly.

My time in Korea has literally FLOWN by. I don’t think I’ve ever had a year in my life go by so quickly and I’m so excited for what’s next… and to be honest I really have no idea what is. When I look back on my posts I think about how long ago everything was, but also how I can remember the details of it all. I’m thankful for my brain sometimes because I can remember the specifics of a lot of things. Sometimes it works against me of course, but when I have those vivid memories that people often forget I feel really lucky.

I really do treasure the times I’ve had here, and the people I’ve met. I have to say this was one of the best years of my life, and it was, truly! There were some dark times, some wonderful times, and plenty of in-between times. I’ve got to know a lot about a country I grew to love (and also to resent at times, to be honest) and to meet some new and wonderful people who I hope will be a part of my life for years to come.

This is just a quick post to say thank you all for sticking by me, reading my thoughts, and sharing your stories with me. I appreciate any comments I get, online or other forms (like real life, wow!). And I love sharing my stories with you. And honestly, I see blogging as something fun for me. I tell people who trash talk blogging that I do it for myself, and it’s true. I honestly write these posts as a journal that I share with whomever wants to read it. When you start blogging looking for views, or sponsorship, or trying to be an expert on something you have no idea about.. that’s what I think gives blogging and bloggers a bad name… but if that’s what makes you happy, let that flag fly.

And as long as it makes me happy, I’m going to let this blogging flag fly as high as it can…

Okay that got incredibly cheesy incredibly quick so I’m going to cut myself off. I’m off to celebrate Alice’s birthday with fireworks, lots of laughs, and hopefully some pumpkin pajeon. I hope you enjoy this impromptu anniversary weekend (yes there will be another post tomorrow!).

Until next time,
B.

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April Showers…

wpid-img_20150411_230653.jpgApril was a really fun month. It was really rainy but the beautiful days were amazing. I mean my first baseball game got rained out, and the cherry blossom festival was a bit gloomy but I did end up going to a game! The next weekend wpid-img_20150411_193430.jpgactually. On April 11th, I watched the Lotte Giants (Busan’s team) get beat by the Hanhwa Eagles (Daejon’s team). We sat in the Unreserved Seating, which was really a great view. And for $7! It was a steal. The group of us enjoyed snacks, some enjoyed beer, and we watched our team lose horribly. I also bought a set of thunder sticks, and we all wore the regulation orange plastic garbage bags that you do at Korean baseball games. Overall, it was a fun game and I enjoyed it! Afterwards, we headed out and got some dakgalbi! Which was amazing of course, the restaurant wpid-img_20150411_164557.jpgnear Yanjeong is the BEST. The following day, Megan and I made our way to Centum city. We wanted to explore the shopping area, we got food, and just had a nice chilled out day. The week at work went pretty quickly because I was so absorbed in doing the final speaking tests. So odd that I’m done 1.5/3 semesters at work!!

The following weekend was the foreigner market! Every month, since January, there’s been a foreigner market in the wpid-img_20150418_142000.jpgGwangan area of Busan. Each month has had more and more vendors, and three bars: Sharky’s, HQ, and Beached bar, are filled with vendors selling various goods. It’s a great place to get hummus, cheeses and yogurt, and other dishes that are delicious and wanted by many foreigners. It’s so nice to have an event like this and it’s really gotten popular. It also brings a lot of the foreigners out there and it’s always nice to see a friendly face. A group of us headed to Brunsweek, a restaurant in Gwangan, for brunch before the market. Gillian, Megan, Karolyne, and I enjoyed our brunch and also got a few things at the market. Following the market, we hung out on wpid-img_20150418_161054.jpgthe beach enjoying the sun and sipping some drinks. Later on, we had a delicious BBQ meal that was SO very good. We also ended up at HQ where we reunited with a big group of people as the rain started to fall outside. After an instance, I wasn’t really in the mood to be out but I was with a good group of people and we made our way to Eva’sTicket in the KSU area. It was pretty much empty when we got there and the staff was kind of rude but we had poutine, and then a group of us from Hwamyeong left. Overall it was a good Saturday night, but I could have done without some of it…wpid-img_20150419_205017.jpg

On Sunday, I had a super chilled out day with Megan. It was REALLY rainy, so we took the subway to Homeplus, got some groceries and then headed back home. We ended up going to see a movie too, Kingsman. I have already seen it but I liked it enough to see it again. It was really funny watching someone else watch it too.. haha. Overall I had a good weekend, and sometimes you just need a day to chill out.

The last weekend of April was pretty busy! A big group of us hung out at CU on wpid-img_20150425_033722.jpgFriday night, drinking and having fun. In Korea, it’s not uncommon or illegal to drink in public and one of the cheapest places to get drunk is at the convenience store. (Convenience stores, good for more than just snacks;)) There was a guitar, lots of friendly Korean guys, and just a great group of people. It made Saturday a little bit difficult for some of my friends, but we all made our way back to Sajik stadium to watch the Lotte Giants play the Samsung Lions.

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AND WE WON! It was an amazing game, I left a bit before the ending but it was a really good game. We won 12-9. It was one of the more exciting games, compared to the first one I saw. A few of us were pretty tired so we just grabbed some dinner and made our way back home on the subway. I don’t like feeling like I’m wasting a good night out but sometimes wpid-img_20150425_194908.jpgwhen you’re tired, you’re tired.

The following day I wandered around Hwamyeong with Megan, we got some birthday cake ice cream cones from McDonalds (they were amazing) and had a good snack at Hurdy Gurdywpid-img_20150426_153211.jpg. It was a beautiful day to walk around. We ended the night by watching the sunset with pizza from Gillian’s new beautiful apartment! I had crazy apartment envy now. (Gillian is one of the newest girls that has moved to Hwamyeong and she’s a lovely person!!).
The last week of work was pretty chilled out because it was the end of the semester, I was finishing up textbooks. My boss even gave us a few short days and a day off (on April 30th.) I used that day to go shopping and exploring in Haeundae, as I don’t get to make it there that often! OK BT is an awesome plus sized shop there and I got some nice black jeans from there. (I’m wearing them now!).

The first weekend of May was pretty fun and a super long weekend for me! May is shaping up to be a super exciting month. Tomorrow, May 9th, is my birthday. And I’ve got some nice plans that include going to the monthly foreigner market, going to SpaLand, and the following weekend I’m going to a festival in Seoul, and then wpid-img_20150426_180523.jpgfollowing that there’s a long weekend where I have a visitor coming from home! I’m very excited for what May has to bring, and I’m also excited to be a 24-year-old!

Now, I’m probably going to go back into my old format, since I’m a bit more caught up, and I’m going to do some more detailed posts about my favourite places in Busan, the ones that I keep returning to.. haha. Thanks for reading and I hope you have a great weekend! I know I will!

Until next time,
B.

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Nominated for an Award?!

Well, imagine my surprise when I get a comment from the lovely Lally that says she is nominating me for the Liebster award. The award is, basically, an award to get to know some lesser-known blogs online and just connect us bloggers in a nice little way. Thanks for my first (of I’m sure many, just kidding) award Lally!! Alice nominated her and she is actually one of my friends out here in Busan! I can’t wait for Alice to come back and I’d love to meet you Lally, thanks for the nomination! liebsteraward

11 Facts about Me:

  1. I have wanted to do ESL teaching since I was 12-years-old. My degree is actually in Linguistics for Teaching English as a Second Language.
  2. I have a mild addiction to Bubble tea and need to have it at least once a week to function.
  3. I live in constant fear of my phone/computer crashing and me losing all my files but I have done little to save them…
  4. I love planning things but I would rather plan for myself than other people.
  5. My expectations from other people are rather low but that’s because I’ve had high expectations before and after being let down so much I decided to be a bit more chilled out.
  6. I am a generally happy person but I do hold grudges like cute puppies so if you wrong me, I will probably always remember.
  7. I love PUNS! So much. I have a reputation for telling bad/good jokes.
  8. I like taking selfies and I have often thought about getting a selfie stick.
  9. I have been to more countries than anyone else in my immediate family.
  10. I’m the first one in my family to graduate/attend University. (My sister graduated college first though).
  11. I currently live in Korea because I attended summer school in Seoul and fell in love with the country. Though I do love it here I will be returning home after my contract is up, I don’t know when I’ll be back but I’m making the most of my time here.

Lally’s Questions:

  1. What is your guilty pleasure?
    – My guilty pleasure is watching super cheesy TV  shows. One that a lot of people don’t like, though I really feel no guilt about it 😉
  2. Name 5 things that make you happy.
    – Writing, Friends, Music, My family, and of course my Boyfriend.
  3. What skills do you wish you had?
    – I wish I could pick up languages as quickly as I did when I was younger. Though my Korean is coming along, I wish it was better. Also better money-saving tips (though I am pretty good at saving I can be swayed with the right sale…)
  4. What is your favourite twitter account to follow?
    @stats_canada – Amazing.
  5. Do you have any OCDs or superstitions?
    – Not going to pretend I have a mental illness, but I do like my things in a certain way/place and when they’re changed I can get pretty miffed.
  6. What are you reading at the moment?
    – Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn, though I often forget to bring my e-reader with me.. Ah.
  7. If you had to live with only one of the five senses, which would it be and why?
    -Oh god… uhhh Sight. I like being able to see things and if I didn’t have taste I could try many things that look scary and freak people out.
  8. What do you find scarier, the idea there is other life out there in the universe, or there isn’t and we’re completely alone?
    – I think the idea that there isn’t life out there and we’re completely alone is scarier because… who wants to be alone?
  9. What’s the meaning behind your blog title?
    – Girl (me) in the Dynamic (ever-changing, growing, also the English slogan for Busan) City (Busan) woo.
  10. What is your favourite season/weather?
    – I love Fall but I have been loving the pretty sunny days we’ve been having. If I had to be super specific, I’d be a super sunny Beginning of April day when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom.
  11. Tattoos. Why/Why not and what are they/would they be?
    – I have one tattoo on my inner right wrist that I got when I was 18 and I have often thought about getting another. I may end up taking one home with me when I leave Korea…

My Nominees:

I am supposed to pick 11 but some of the people I want to pick have already been nominated so I’ve picked 7 awesome people who I want to know lots more about, and I think are very deserving of this prestigious award. 🙂
Hannah -Met her in Summer school and she easily became one of my best friends. She’s living the coolest life and I love her a lot.
Jazmine – Also met her in summer school and she writes some incredible stuff.
Derek – Found him through wordpress and now I stalk his amazing foodporn on instagram. Love my fellow Canadians in Korea.
Stephanie – New follower of mine with a beautiful blog. I’d love to learn more about you!
Megan – My sister. I know she won’t do this but I’m nominating her anyway.
Jini – K-Drama fan that is a new follower, I’d love to know more about you!
Milli – One of my friends in Hwamyeong and also a fellow Brock Alum.

My Questions:

  1.  How many countries have you been too? (Layovers count!)
  2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  3. What’s your favourite song right now?
  4. How old is your oldest friendship?
  5. Do you sleep with any stuffed toys?
  6. What do you do for a living?
  7. What do you want to do for a living?
  8. What’s your favourite day of the week?
  9. What’s the easiest way to make you smile?
  10. What’s the easiest way to make you mad?
  11. What’s your favourite social network site to use?

The Rules:

  1. Thank and link back to the person(s) who nominated you and display the award.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the nominee asked.
  3. Give 11 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 11 7 bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. (I only picked 7 #rulebreaker)
  5. Notify the bloggers you chose for the award.
  6. Make a list of 11 different questions for your nominees to answerOr you don’t have to do it at all, I’d just like to know more about you.
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Six Months in Korea/ Top 6 things I love about being in Busan.

wpid-img_20150329_130726.jpgI usually try and come up with some sort of creative title but I am just so excited that I can’t possibly think of anything… Well that’s not true, I just want this to be seen as something a little bit different than what I usually write. I usually write recaps of my adventures, places I go, things I do, etc. But this is just going to be one of those posts where I just start writing and then stop when I feel satisfied. It’s going to be a mix of both of my usual posts and some of my self-reflection posts (like the one here). So as of April 20th, I have officially been out of Canada for 6 months. As of today, April 23rd, I will have been in Busan for 6 months, 6 months since I started this blog. And as of May 1st, I am into my 6th month of my contract. Now what does this mean?

Well, I’ve already halfway done the contract of a year. SO that means I have to start doing interviews for my replacement soon. Even interviewing people to replace Lee. I really want a good person to fill my shoes. My school is wonderful, and although the schedule changes often it is a great place to work. And I have to start thinking about what I am going to do when I get home… Life is going to be very different in a few months.. I just have to make the most of my time here now and also save as much as I can!

So, now, without further ado here’s my top 6 things I love about being here!

  1. The cost of living. It’s ridiculously inexpensive here. From clothing, to taxis, to meals out… I can save a lot but also buy a lot for a little bit of money. My most expensive taxi ride has been like 20,000w and that was like a half an hour ride. Meals out are filling, cheap, and I can usually get away with spending $10-$20 including drinks. $20 is an expensive meal for me here, where it’s the norm at home.
  2. Always something to do. There’s always some sort of festival going on, or a sporting event, just something. I feel like I do something fun every weekend and it’s great. I think it’s a combination of wanting to make the most of my time here and also just wanting to experience new things so I sometimes push myself to do things even if I usually wouldn’t. I do like festivals at home but I feel like I make myself do things here.
  3. My job. My job is wonderful. I have a great group of coworkers, a generous boss, a consistent work flow (2-10 or 9:40-6:40), and some good kids. Not all my kids are angels but I have a few favourites that make even the toughest classes worth it. And my boss buys us dinner weekly, so that’s nice.
  4. The Rose Park. I’ve heard this park referred to in many ways but soon enough it will be full of roses and the name will make sense. I have to walk through this park every day when going to work, Lotte Mart, the subway, whatever. I have to walk through it and I love it. In the last few weeks there were beautiful cherry blossoms and now the park is lush and full of flowers and greenery. At night there is a chorus of frogs singing to me on the way home (it’s creepy and funny, it actually scares some people). I love walking through the little park and I love on sunny days when it is full of people just enjoying the day.
  5. Bakeries/Bubble tea I love the bakeries here. I know that people often complain that you can’t get good bread in Korea but I love some of the crazy things they come up with. I will miss them when I go home.
    It was no secret that I liked bubble tea at home but coming here and being introduced to Milk tea… I can never go back now. I really love it. I put these two together because I usually get some bread at my favourite bakery and then go get a bubble tea.
  6. Jimjilbangs. I really have grown to love jimjilbangs and I will miss the lovely bathhouses when I leave. I like sitting and soaking for a few hours and then relaxing in some comfortable clothes. I like spending time there with friends and even having a cheap place to crash when I am in another part of Korea.

And so that’s it, my top 6 for now. I’m sure they’ll change when I’m done the next six months and I’m sure I’ll add more but for now! These are my 6 favourite things about being in Korea right now!

Six months down, six to go. Hard to believe that time is going SO quickly here. I have made some great memories, some even better friends and have seen some incredible things. Let’s see what the next six months has to offer.

Until next time,20141207_170714
-B.