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i really hate internet explorer. A LOT. i'm changing to firefox.

i just typed a really long entry, and i'm really angry because internet explorer is a huge piece of crap, and now i have to type it all over again. but i'm not going to type it all over again.

well...long time no write...i've been busy as a bee here this week...we've had such nice weather here, but it won't be too long before the nasty and really hot weather sets in. gross. makes me feel a little better because it was 60 degrees here today, and it snowed in iowa =) sorry about your luck, guys. make sure you look at all the new photos i put up this week...there are a lot!! http://flaminko.myphotoalbum.com

last monday after work we decided to go to a noribong. for those of you unfamiliar with what they are...they're like karaoke rooms, except private rooms for you and your party. so, we got off work at 11, went to the noribong, and i think i strolled (er, stumbled...) in my door at about 430am. what?? on a monday?? i know...i was just as shocked! So on Tuesday no one really felt like working...so we didn’t...and someone was nice enough to bring us Gatorade!!!

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Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday were pretty normal days...teaching and more teaching...on Friday was Sun Young’s last day, so we went and all had dinner after work...that of course turned into more noribong!!! I got home about 5am Saturday morning. Hoon is always very concerned about how I’ll get home and whether or not I know what to say when I get in the cab...i’m still trying to get used to this chivalry thing...speaking of which...hot ta found out how to say ‘you look cute’ and ‘beautiful girl,’ so when he said that to me, I said ‘thank you,’ and he said ‘you’re welcome,’ but heeju told him to say something else, so he said ‘my pleasure.’ I about died...it was so adorable! Steve yelled at me the other day tho bc I tried to get my own water...and then I reached for the chopsticks and he was like, ‘no, no, no, I’m here to serve you princess.’ Yeah...died a little more right there...anyway, back to Friday night noribong...i sang ‘a whole new world’ with hoon and when we were done, heeju told us to stay up there bc she had picked out three more songs for us to sing haha...we must sound pretty good together!

Saturday we went to 화성문 (hwaseong fortress) in 수 원 (suwon)...it was pretty cool...built in the late 18th century, and now has the crappy part of 수 원 and a very main road going right thru the middle of it. It takes about two hours to walk, but after a couple miles you go down these stairs and are all of a sudden in the really really crappy part of 수 원. Naturally when me and kim got down there, we got distracted by random shops on the side of the road....but eventually we found the rest of the fortress like three blocks away. We decided to go to the bus terminal instead....after we ate, we shopped for a little while in the bus terminal, then went back to suji and then lotte mart. I’ve never been so happy to be in suji in my entire life...there were such creepy people in parts of 수 원 ...like hookers, or strippers...and the men standing outside of the window looking at the stripper/hookers...ugh.

Today, Sunday, was so hyun’s wedding. She looked absolutely stunning!!! Here are some main differences in Korean weddings:

  • the point of a Korean wedding is to go and get your picture taken
  • the wedding was in an 8 story building with only the top two floors devoted to the wedding stuff...the other 6 were like restaurants and bars and whatnot
  • people talked throughout the entire thing...there was no big to-do when the bride walked in....everyone kept talking..but they clapped...
  • there was funky music
  • you can eat before, during, or after the wedding
  • the door was open and people could walk in and out during the wedding (which lasted about 20 minutes)

I got in the cab to go to the wedding and the driver asked me if I was miguk, and I could proudly say yes =) I understood!!! He also told me in almost perfect English that I looked very beautiful...awww ajashi!

I still love my students! And apparently they love me =) Heyoung has C class after I do and she noticed this kid Jay was sitting in the front of the class...he normally sits in the back...and she asked him why he was sitting in the front, and the whole class told her it was because he loves me...awww...it’s really funny though, because in my class I was teasing him about having a crush on Kim!

Next week we are going to the east coast on Saturday, then Sunday morning coming back and going to a cultural festival with our Korean class...and Sunday night...haha noribong!!!! It’s the ‘Kelsi is turning 21 for the third year in a row’ party! Woohoo!!!

I always thought the commercials here were very obnoxious...until the other day when I finally understood one. They play the tv show with no commercials, and then play them at the end before the next show comes on and so I sit here and listen to so many commercials at one time. Well, there’s one that sings: saaw oolooyoo. I usually hear it and pay no mind, but the other day I heard it and instead of actually hearing saaw oolooyoo, I heard Seoul milk!! I about had a heart attack!! Seoul is written as two syllables ( saw ool) and milk is ‘oo yoo.’ How do I know this? I read it in Hangul on my milk carton...and yes, mom, I said milk carton...i bought some frosted flakes with a recycle bag on the front and needed milk to go with them =)

Anyway, enough rambling...i’m so angry internet explorer stopped working and this stupid travellerspoint didn’t correctly save my ENTIRE entry. So, sorry this is so short...it was longer...but I’m not typing all of it out again. There are two more videos under this from So Hyun’s wedding.

<3 k

Posted by flaminko 10:14 Archived in South Korea

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more like...are you retarded? WTF?

by grindios

sooo jealous...

k

by flaminko

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