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The saddest dog I have ever seen is the panda dog at 37 Degrees...





The saddest dog I have ever seen is the panda dog at 37 Degrees in KSU.


I live for the nights where all the girls get together and wear...



I live for the nights where all the girls get together and wear cute outfits. This just isn’t done enough back in the USA.


My kids know the breakdown of my ethnic background. I have...



My kids know the breakdown of my ethnic background. I have repeatedly told them that my father is Mexican, from Mexico. I say it like that too.

Last week, when we reviewed Mexican culture (re: Cinco de Mayo), there was a picture of a bonita that the kids say looks just like me. “TEA-CHUR! YOU!”

Then, today, one of my smartest girls (Katie) gave me a sideways glance and said, “Teacher, you lie. You Korean. You same as me. We sisters.” I said, “No, Katie, Stacy Teacher would not lie to you.”

Katie said, “Teacher, I believe your face is Korean. Your body is Mexican.”

Oh, kids, you are just taking it out of me this week. Sigh.


This is the dog in my local fish market. Usually I say,...



This is the dog in my local fish market. Usually I say, “Hey puppy!” and he just shoots me a dirty look that says, “Stupid human. I don’t speak English.” I need to learn some Korean appropriate phrases for dogs.


I don’t know what to do with this boy when he cries....



I don’t know what to do with this boy when he cries. Something just sets him off and he lays with his head down and cries. Not sure if I’m supposed to comfort him… or mock him.


Chungcheonbuk-do, Suanbo-myeon - Suanbo Oncheon (Hot Spring)


Suanbo is a large tourist spot in North Chungcheong province known for it's hot spring bathing and skiing. There are many hotels and activities in this area, and it's restaurants specialize in rabbit, duck, and pheasant meals. This is a beautiful place to be during the cherry blossom season in springtime or of course in fall or winter when you're looking for a nice outdoor warm-up. With fall coming soon, I thought I'd introduce you to the Suanbo Hot Spring area.

So many little dogs in Korea! I am not sure if Koreans believe...



So many little dogs in Korea! I am not sure if Koreans believe in spaying and neutering their pets, because I am always shocked to see the huge balls on the male dogs. Like, wow.

This is what my life has resorted to. Taking pictures of shaved dogs on the subway, and talking about dog balls on the internet. Alright.


One of my favorite foods in Korea is galbi 갈비 (aka kalbi)....



One of my favorite foods in Korea is galbi 갈비 (aka kalbi). Wikipedia defines it as “marinated beef (or pork) short ribs in a ganjang-based sauce (Korean soy sauce).” When we cook it on the grill at a restaurant, it’s an amazing social experience, and surprisingly cheap in Korea.

I have been to several different places, but my favorite places will cook the meat on a cylinder pit of glowing charcoals and then the smoke will by sucked up into an aluminum hose hanging from the ceiling.

I would eat it everyday if I could find people to go with me, and it didn’t make my hair and clothes reek of smoke.


At my old job back in the states, I was known as the Burger King...



At my old job back in the states, I was known as the Burger King savant. I regularly ate zesty sauce with my onion rings, annoyed employees with my chocolate milkshake requests, occasionally dabbled with the BK Fish, and probably too frequently consumed the triple Whopper and then considered a Junior Whopper as a chaser.

My addiction became so bad before I left that my local BK employees knew me by name. And they used to give me free coupons for Whoppers. (I miss you, Maria and Jose!)

So imagine my dismay when I discover that Korean BK does agree with my stomach. Like, wow, does not agree with me at all. I ate a Whopper —even with no cheese!— and I was miserable and depleted of the sandwich within an hour. Then, I felt better and thought about going back (because my stomach was empty, you know). But I didn’t. Thank goodness.


I love the 8,000₩ dress I bought in Seoul. That is all.



I love the 8,000₩ dress I bought in Seoul. That is all.


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