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

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,


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.