Over the past couple of weeks I have been busy going through old photographs from travels long since finished and uploading the to my flickrpage.
In a classroom I teach in the heating hasn’t been working since who knows when. It has probably been broken since the summer. It’s one of those awful heaters that doubles as an air-conditioner, blowing out dry, heated air, in the winter, and flimsy puffs of cool in summer. Yesterday, I was sitting at a desk rubbing my knees and grimacing one of those ‘oh well you know’ friendly kind of faces towards the students who came in wrapped for artic exploration. I actually felt sorry for them because at least I could stand up and walk around for a little warmth.
I turned to one student, who I knew had lived in the UK for several years and proclaimed ‘what we need here are some radiators!’ to which she gave me a blank look. I remonstrated with her, trying to job her memory to which she replied ‘I prefer undol’. And I thought, ‘oh yeah…but no…’
But before I get on the airplane I just wanted to announce the winner for the giveaway...
I hope Shanice loves all of her gifts!
See you when I'm in England!
I'm writing this in Tokyo Airport. The first leg of our journey is done, just the long bit to go now!
BUT the open classes are over now, I went for dinner with my lovely co-teachers last night and it was nice to see them all happy and chatting. It's good to know that even though I will be gone a few months early, that Tasha will have some lovely people surrounding her at school. I also said goodbye to the principle yesterday morning, as he will be out on business on my last few days. Another stress off my mind. What do you think to my Korean alphabet in the note that I wrote him? The teachers laugh and say it looks like a baby's writing! Boo!
To be honest, this hasn't been the best week to look back fondly on my time in Korea. In fact, it's been super stressful, to the point where there's been lots tears and grumpy moods. There's been arguments, air line stress and open classes that went so badly that I thought they were only possible to imagine in my nervous wittling brain. All of this whilst trying to pack and clean my apartment.
Trash, Treat or Stash. There's only one week left before I have to say goodbye to my beloved Etude House, Tony Moly and Skin Food shops. I'm not quite sure what I'll do without them, but I know that my Boots point card may soften the blow a little back in the UK.
It seems like so many people out there share my love of Korean make up products, as the Trash, Treat or Stash posts became the most viewed on my blog. It was a massive surprise as I wasn't really sure if this was the right place for reviewing make up.
So, I thought I would make it a special edition this week and pick the overall category winners of all of the products that I've used over the past year and a half, done in the style of a fancy film award ceremony.
Let's start with my personal favourite category...
Well the time has come for me to drop the curtain on the Korean Make Up series of
It's just over a week before I leave Korea, which means only a week for me to buy as much Korean cuteness that I can fit in my suitcase. Because of this I'm doing my second giveaway.
The prize is a mystery hamper stuffed with some of my favourite Korean gifts. You can see some of them in my post on Tiara's blog here
There are lots of ways that you can join in with the giveaway, just take a peek in the box below!
Entry closes at midnight in Korea on the 25th if November. The winner will be selected at random and contacted via email.
Good Luck everyone!
Today is just a little bit exciting. That's because I am a guest blogger over at Little Tiara's blog
. This is my first ever guest blogging spot!
Trash, Treat or Stash. The Korean make-up products I've discovered are better off in the bin, the ones you should treat yourself to every now and again, and the ones that are so good that you should definitely make sure you have a stash of them.
I climbed the biggest mountain peak in Korea, Jirisan
. We did a little miscalculation with the amount of daylight that we had left and nearly had to finish it in the dark. This was made even scarier by the fact that there were 'Beware of the Bear' signs up all over the forest. Check out the link if you want to see some good mountainside fashion...or not!
So, long October! My last full month in Korea...you certainly kept me busy.
I hope you all like it! I'd been feeling that it was well overdue a bit of a tidy up. I loved my old header, I remember spending hours and hours trying to teach myself how to use the editor and carefully picking images. But it was very busy and brash, which is what I wanted it to be at the time, but I feel like my tastes have changed over the last year and a half.
Now I feel like a big change is about to happen as I leave Korea, so it was time that the blog changed too, to suit the new adventures. It feels a lot cleaner and I love it!
I've also changed a few of the buttons, to try and make it easier for everyone to find their way around. I found the main issue I was having is that people didn't know where to contact me, so that will be sorted VERY soon!
Well it took me hours of fiddling, and tearing my hair out, but here is the new design for the blog!