Weird Week :o

…so, new teachers have arrived to replace us at our job.  I sit here, sipping coffee and smoking cigarettes pretty late into the night, even though I have work in the morning, and I have been feeling sleepy and tired all day today anyway – but still, I sit here.  I have a weird feeling about all of this in the pit of my stomach … I don’t know, I feel like I have never so blatantly been replaced like this before.  Both times before this has happened, the new teachers arrived on the day of my departure, not two weeks before.  This is all so weird.  I can feel my co-workers becoming jumpy and outlandishly excited because there are new teachers in the building.  I don’t know, it’s all really very bizarre.

I started practicing Japanese again … I’m already planning my next trip with my boo and mapping out how much I want to have learned until then to make our travels that much more comfortable — as if it could get any better — :)

Speaking of my boo … he’s sick – he’s so prone to get sick, maybe I should suggest he actually starts taking vitamins or something.  He’s such a beautiful man.

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I’m very excited to start our new job with him — I have so many plans for us to do — I just hope our new job doesn’t depress him and beat him to the ground like this one, so he’s actually able to do things during the week :]

Can I take a moment to talk about my best friend?  Well, my other best friend, one of the ones I left behind in New York — my Andrew!  He’s really growing in popularity and becoming somewhat of a local celebrity.  His photography even got him in the newspaper — I am so unbelievably proud of him :)

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He’s amazing and he’s having a good time doing something that he loves, following his passion.  I want to do the same, however — I have to find the time to do so haha!

It’s been FREEZING in Seoul all of today, I left Charlie’s house a few minutes ago and everything was frozen over with signs that it had been snowing.

I’m just going to enjoy the cold cold weather :)

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Though I still have a queer uneasy feeling in my stomach … I have such a beautiful life.

(And the flowers that Charlie brought me, NEED to get photographed!)

Getting my nails done tomorrow! HAAAAAYYYY!

(P.S If you have a “Peach” hit me up @lolacapulette)

 

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Deities in Love

Vacation is not only good for the soul, but it might have single handedly saved me from completely giving up on this place that I have been forced to call home.  In this trip I have learned that I shouldn’t give up on myself, or the one that has stayed by my side no matter my insolence and impatience.  I haven’t seen the ocean in over ten years.  Somehow, it renewed me, it made me whole again, it completed me and it finished feeding my hungry mind and my starving hands in search of creativity.

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Giant tofu burgers, whiskey, art galleries, expensive cigars and the love of my life  … what else could I possibly ever need?  The serenity offered to us by the calm waters caressed us to sleep every night we spent there.

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With sand in our shoes and love in our hearts, we lived it up like we haven’t in a long time.

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Now that we’re back in Seoul, back at our job — we’re hoping for a long weekend soon so we can escape to our secret special beach once again.  Love is really all we need.  ♡

HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR!! ٩( ๑╹ ꇴ╹)۶

Today, Sunday February 22nd is ALBERT TEACHER’S BIRTHDAY!! :D

We only had two days of classes this week.  We had a nice vacation before we have to tackle moving out and starting our new jobs, which is nice.  Truly wish our vacations were longer, BUT I can’t complain, it has been very very nice.  We did things that we almost never have time to.

Before we went on break, we had to go to our new place of work and pick up our schedules.  Since my favorite thing to do in the world is give presents, the new year of the goat gave us the perfect excuse to bring a little something to our new boss!♡♡♡

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We had a chance to stay in and rest our tired bones.  Something that we truly haven’t done together before.  We always have the need to go crazy and go somewhere and do something on our breaks.  That’s nice too — but there’s just something so comforting in just basking in each other’s company. ( ⋆•ิ ᴈ-ิ(ᵕ❥ ᵕ⁎ ॢ)

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We had a chance to eat and enjoy super ultra delicious foods that we hadn’t stopped to enjoy before.  Not the way we have this time at least.

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There’s an Italian restaurant right on our block that we have NEVER stopped to inspect before, the name right now escapes me, but it’s by far one of the best food establishments I have ever had the pleasure to dine in.  Everything from the decor, the service, the atmosphere, the music and of course the food is magnificent to say the least.

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We stumbled upon their little bistro completely on accident.  One of the many days taken in Seoul to celebrate the New Year, all the places where we frequent were closed.  On that day, tired and hungry, we decided to give it a try.  From then on we decided to come back there, even when we move away! (。♥‿♥。)

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The name escapes me at the moment, but we will be dining
there tonight once more and I’ll be sure to record it.

Though we did stay in … we still had a chance to go around and enjoy a few things.

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My brother sent me photos of a few interpretations of paintings that I have done in the past, and it got me thinking about doing it again.  I don’t know what happened or why I stopped, but I’ll get back to doing it once I find sometime in my new home!

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Be My Valentine! ♡^▽^♡

After a long time of looking – I found the perfect school to begin teaching little angels the beautiful English language that was taught to me.  I completed the “transaction” today and I’m going to go pick up my schedule tomorrow.

If you have any questions about teaching abroad (in South Korea, [Seoul particularly]) please don’t hesitate to ask.  Just shoot me an email and I will be happy to help.  It’s goodbye J.M Academy, and hello new life – new school – new students – new home – new opportunities for romance – new smiles – new everything ( ˘ ³˘)❤

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Last Saturday was Valentine’s day, and I don’t know if it’s because I’m here – or because of who I’m with or what – but it was the best Valentine’s day ever — ever — I have never felt happier — I have never felt so loved and so protected.  I love my boo.  ( ⋆•ิ ᴈ-ิ(ᵕ❥ ᵕ⁎ ॢ)

Finding the ideal place hasn’t been easy though.  We’ve gone to more than a couple of school to interview with their directors and realized that their school just didn’t work for us.  Come to find out that the perfect school for us was actually very near to where we live now.  It’s both exciting and a little bit nerve wrecking.  In a good way though – I think.  Only because we’re entering a school where there are 12 teachers in total and we’re going to be “the new teachers”.  I like meeting new people, sometimes, and I do feel more comfortable that someone so special to me is living this experience with me, but you never know who you’re going to find.  Hopefully everything will be just fine, and we’ll be happier there than ever before.

I’m going to miss this place.  I’m going to miss the Jamsil area, the lake … the killer geese that come out of the water to attack at night (haha).  My apartment, the view from my window – the atmosphere of this area … the people around here …

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And of course … above all — I’m going to miss my children.  Those little faces that I have seen every school day for an entire year of my life.  Those kind accepting little faces that do nothing but love you and learn from you and give you their all. 乂❤‿❤乂

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photo_2But – lets talk about this beautiful week that passed us by in a second.  This week has been all about sanswiches.  I swear I am ganing so much weight from eating with Stuart all the time, because he takes me to the best places and I get to try the most delicious sandwiches!
He took me to this little cozy place in Itaewon that has by far the most formidable delectable tasting sandwich of like, my entire life. photo_4

Everything has been so beautiful lately that I constantly forget my problems.  As a matter of fact – I’ve been thinking … do I even have problems?  I mean really, do problems exist?  Are they a real thing?  Or are they as fake as Santa Clause? ღゝ◡╹)ノ♡

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I’ve had so much fun this week – and it wasn’t only because of all of the words exchanged and all of the sights seen … there was also music heard.

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We attended the symphony over the weekend.  But … of course … it wasn’t until after we delighted in more delicious sandwiches with Marissa teacher and her boo Mr. Toaster Strudel!          ٩(⸝⸝⸝◕ั ௰ ◕ั⸝⸝⸝ )و

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