Monday, June 27, 2011


So I've started this new weightloss program called Herbalife. And for those of you who don't think I need to lose weight, trust me I do. Anyways...a friend of mine has been on it for a year and she's had great success with it. So we were talking about it the other day and it sounded like something I could really do. Basically it's a shake for breakfast and dinner and a nutritious lunch. With small snacks of fruits or veggies in between if you get really hungry. There's also multivitamins and a supplement called Cell-u-loss that helps with losing water weight and swelling. And a tea that has an engergy supplement in it as well. You just put some of the powder in your water bottle and you're good to go. So today is day 1 and I can already tell you I'm not as tired, not bloated after lunch like I normally am, and just feel much better. Granted I've had to make lots of trips to the ladies room, but I guess it's worth it. Having a small bladder isn't cool at all!!! lol

I think I can stick to this plan with the help of my friend and hopefully the next time ya'll see me I'll be at least 10-15 lbs. lighter. That's my goal anyways. To lost that much by the time I leave here. So wish me luck!!!

If anyone else is interested in this is their website. Herbalife. You have to find a distributor near you in order to get the products. But you can look around the site in the meantime.

On a different note...getting magic straight done to my hair again. This time instead of paying like $200 for it my friend will do it for $50!!!!! He's the one that always cuts my hair! BANK!!!!! hahaha

Countdown til Hawaii!!!!!!! I won't have my new camera to take, but I'll take my other one. The camera arrived broken in that the LCD screen was messed up. So I called the company I got it from and he's sending me a new one as well as some sort of filter for free!!! So hopefully I'll have it for Boracay.

Alright...another trip to the ladies room is in order..hahaha Sorry TMI!!!!! Lata!!!

Just B: B Bright: DIY color block pouch

This is my new project!!! I've gotta head to Hongdae to get the clutch and paints and stuff...but it will be worth it in the end!!! Will post pics when it's done!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Even after 16 months...

there are still things I'm not used to and that irritate me living here in Korea. As much as I've enjoyed my experience here I can't see myself living here forever. There are things that I know I can't get back in the states, but there are things I can get in the states that I can't get here.

Disclaimer: This post may sound negative and whiney, but I'm not trying to be. Just wanting to express the difficulties I'm still having living here. we go.

1. The humidity. OMG!!! You think humidity is bad in Oklahoma. You don't even know. We have humidity, but humidity here is on a WHOLE 'nother level. You walk outside and BAM! It hits you like a mack truck. I honestly could use about three showers a day. Thank goodness for air con. Or I would do a midnight run and never return!!! haha

2. Monsoon season. BLAH! Two months of raining every day. And I mean EVERY day. Maybe not the whole day, but on and off. I absolutely HATE the rain! Especially when I have to walk in it. Even with an umbrella everything gets wet. BLAH!

3. No consideration for surroundings or other people. Yes, there are those people who are somewhat considerate during certain situations, but I can't tell you how many times I've been body checked by old men and women, pushed for no reason, and treated as if I was invisible. Is it so hard to just walk the 2 steps around someone instead of ramming your body into them as if they're not really there? I've also seen people who have been injured or need assistance and EVERYONE walks right on by. I saw a woman literally fall on her face and EVERY single person walked by like nothing happend. Eventually a man stopped to make sure she was OK. Why I didn't help you ask...I was 3 stories up in a coffee shop. Had I been, I would have immediately gone to check on her. In the states if something like that had happened there would have been a swarm of people surrounding her.'s fend for yourself.

4. Being an adopted Gyopo (Overseas Korean) doesn't help much with the fitting in. Much less a "heavier" Korean woman. I've somewhat got used to the stares, but I still know what it happens. When I speak English and when I'm hanging out with my friends who aren't Korean. This country is so appearance oriented. You must be thin with a pretty face or you get treated like crap. I think I have a decent face with big eyes or double eyelid, but here being heavier really give you self esteem issues. And even though I am a foreigner I don't appear to be. It's strange how my foreigner friends who are caucasian are treated compared to how I would be treated if I was out by myself. Not that I'm complaining or am's just weird to see and experience.

Right now that's all I got. Just a little peice of my mind as of late. Peace out!


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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

4 more weeks of class...

I'm super super super super behind on this. My bad! I just haven't had the motivation to write anything. Not because I haven't been doing anything, but because I've been doing quite a lot and don't really feel like writing about everything when you can really just keep up with facebook. haha But, I guess I owe you a quick update.

Had my open class today. The VP, and the 3 other English teachers, as well as the head teacher were in there to watch. Kinda nervous because it was the first time for the VP to see me teach. And that man kinda scares me. Anyways...It went OK I guess. But, as the VP was giving feedback I felt like it was bash Caroline's teaching day. He expects me to learn the students names. First of all, I would love that because it would make life so much easier, but remember I teach 3 grades, 2 with 7 classes and 1 with 6, and at least 27-30 kids in each class. So do that math and that's at least 540 kids probably a little more. YA...that ain't gonna happen and considering it takes me about a month to remember a Korean name anyways. So, hopefully the 4th graders will start wearing name tags and I'll get up enough courage to read their names. lol And yes it will be in Korean. After the meeting was over Wendy, my 4th grade co-teacher translated and made his comments not as rude. lol So it wasn't so bad. So I'm glad that's over and done with.

This weekend making a girls trip to the beach!!!! There's about 8 of us going all together. It's going to rock!!!! Gotta work on my base tan for Hawaii and Boracay so I don't fry. I'm so looking forward to Hawaii!!!! And I'm splurging a bit on a little something something for myself! I've been debating whether or not to get a DSLR, but then I realized that I'd probably get annoyed by the large size of it. So my friend Tyler showed me his Sony Nex 5 he recently got and I fell in love. haha My other friend Thanh has one too, but I didn't get to see his in person. He's too stingy to show it to me. haha So, I found a package deal on for the camera, two lenses, a case, extra battery, 16GB memory card, a couple filters, and a cleaning cloth for about $860.

I can't resist. So, Tyler is letting me ship it to his APO. What a nice guy. lol and dad, don't get mad at me. I'm still saving up enough money. Don't worry!!!!

Hawaii in 4 weeks as well!!!! I leave the 15th for Hawaii and get to see my parents on the 15th back in the states!! It's going to be awesome!!!!! And I'll hopefully have my awesome new camera!!! If not, I'll take it to Boracay. But looking forward to see the parents and just being in Hawaii.

Alright well...that's about all I've got the energy for. So...take care and until next time.