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I took a photo every day in June. I feel like I left Korea...



I took a photo every day in June. I feel like I left Korea abruptly, but on a good note. I have been adjusting to life back in the states… and just adjusting to life in general. Discovering that who I am and how I feel now is far from who I was a year or two years ago. Still attempting to sort out what that means in the long term.

That all comes out much more melancholy and mysterious than I want it to.

I will tell you that I wake up each day, see the life that I have built the last ten years, and think I am truly blessed. I have worked really hard and feel that I have done very well. I am proud of all I have. This is a good life and I am lucky to return to it. My problems are trivial compared to others. But they are my problems.


I have had the most miserable flight home. Stomach pains and...



I have had the most miserable flight home. Stomach pains and exhaustion plague me at every turn. Never again will I spend hours in airport layovers to save a few hundred dollars. I have done it before with little to no problem. Maybe I’m just getting old and/or losing patience, but four hours into my flight over the Pacific and I almost paged the attendant to say I wasn’t going to make it.


I arrived in Busan late at night on Thursday, June 24, 2010. I...



















I arrived in Busan late at night on Thursday, June 24, 2010. I started work the next morning, and I can happily say that I finished my job a year later. I will be on my way back home on Wednesday, June 29, 2011.


I fell off of galbi (갈비) for a little bit, because I was eating...



I fell off of galbi (갈비) for a little bit, because I was eating it so often. Just in time to go home, I have gotten addicted to the 갈매기살 (pork) and 소갈매기살 (beef) at the So rae (서래) restaurants popping up all over Korea. I am so addicted! I want it all the time. I crave this delicious meat. All. The. Time. Like… right now. (T_T)


Spent two days in Gyeongju (경주시), which I quickly fell in love...





















Spent two days in Gyeongju (경주시), which I quickly fell in love with.


I took a photo every day in May. As I am not the best handler of...



I took a photo every day in May. As I am not the best handler of stress, I did my best to stay chill this month. I spent time on the beach with friends, left Busan on various weekend trips, ate as much Korean food as possible (waistline be damned!), began my good byes to my kiddos at school, and began purging clothes from my closet. And, wow, there are a lot of clothes. And shoes. And headbands. And belts. And purses.

안녕히계세요… soon.


“Clothes tell a story, and yours tell the story of a...





“Clothes tell a story, and yours tell the story of a crazy, deranged kickboxer who still lives with his mother in Queens.”

Carson Kressley

I love adjummas and their mismatched bright-colored stretch pants and loose blouses. I can’t wait to get older, let myself go, and dress just like them. Though some friends might say I’m well on my way. Hurr.


“Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees...





“Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it.” 

Andy Warhol

Whenever I see these stacked rocks, often near temples, I try to remind myself to see the beauty in everything. This usually lasts for about five minutes.

I really wish I could be the type of person who sees beauty in everything. All the time. I’d like to walk around, continually amazed at the precise perfection of rocks, roads, people, plants, and animals. Normally unappreciated things, like insects and weeds - that - grow - through - cracks - in - the - sidewalk, could live their lives happily—knowing that, were they to enter my field of vision, I would appreciate the hell out of them.

Ugh. If only.


Korea Now and Then: Cheonggyecheon (청계천)


One last birthday party at work for me to attend. It tugs at my...









One last birthday party at work for me to attend. It tugs at my heart strings. Birthday parties annoy me a little bit because they cut into my lunch period, the kids are monsters about making the birthday cards, and there is a 1/5 chance that some kid is going to vomit… but the parties make the kids so happy. And their joy really is contagious. I love how they can me the happiest when all I want to do is sulk.


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