Sitting in Starbucks, sipping a Dark Mocha frapp while admiring my ring… Wow, it really happened! I still can’t believe it. It has been 11 days. I thought I won’t get super excited or maybe just have a short blissfully happy moment. Heck, I never even thought that I’ll end up as an engaged woman. 10 years ago, I would have scoffed at the idea of marriage. “I’m a modern career woman; I don’t need a guy in my life.” And here we are, folks, a simple woman embracing this […]
The weather has turned for the better. It is colder! Along with the freezing winds came my joint and neck pains. My fingers and wrist hurt, much more in the mornings just after I wake up. My neck is in constant tension, and I suspect I may have occipital neuralgia as my scalp feels either cold or numb. Pain at the back of my eyes is also more promiment. The past few weeks have been spent in bed, with the lights off, eyes closed, while waiting for the NSAID-of-choice to […]
Life has gotten in the way lately. Finding time to write was the least of my concerns since fixing my schedule for the fall semester was of utmost priority. I have since dropped 2 classes because both were in Korean and none of the professors wanted to accommodate me. Such is the life of an international student in Korea. They tell you that the classes would be in English… but they are not.
I finally got around to building my own PC after more than a decade of relying on laptops. I think I went through 5-6 laptops during those dark times in history. Some of them fought hard and died, while some just cruised through life, eventually getting too slow to be of any use. When my first laptop exploded, I burst into tears. It was the most important thing in my life. It was so reliable. Granted I had to plug it in every time due to its short battery life […]
I have been so busy this month that my planner is threatening to run away and hide (or maybe commit suicide by burning itself). My boyfriend went back home to the US for a weekend trip, then we had an 80-km bike marathon that rendered me useless for the rest of the weekend. I had so many homework too, and then I went on a weekend trip to the Philippines for my best friend’s wedding. I also spent time with my mom for her birthday before flying back. There’s also […]
Spring has been a nice change of pace from the icy Korean winter. Flowers have bloomed, cherry blossoms have fallen, and leaves have added a splash of green to the otherwise bleak landscape. This week, rain has been pouring on and off. It has been raining constantly since last night, and I took a moment off my busy life to appreciate and capture nature. I love the windy, rainy spring weather in Seoul.
After rifling through several boxes of things back in Philippines and discovering that I had indeed lost my only pair of eyeglasses, I resolved myself to the fact that I would have to get another pair made once I get back to Seoul. A day after landing, I decided to check out Namdaemun Market for optical shops. I walked from Gwanghwamun to Namdaemun after my Korean Language class. I couldn’t resist stopping by Aritaum, and ended up spending almost 200,000 KRW. NEVER WILL I STEP FOOT IN THAT SHOP AGAIN. […]
What I truly miss about the Philippines (aside from McDelivery) are cheap massages. Back home, I can have an hour-long back massage for P350 (7.5 USD). I particularly enjoy home massages because I don’t need to drive myself home afterwards. With crazy Manila traffic, the euphoric effects post-massage will be transformed to anger and frustration. I do these home massages for at least once a week. Once in a while I treat myself to day-long spa affair involving body scubs, body wraps, massages, facials, and foot pampering. Prices would range […]