“Stay” - Rihanna (By KoreanKaramel)
Love this song and just had to sing it.
Hope you guys enjoy!
nohelmet asked: You know, there's a place by my house, Seoul Street, that's supposed to be street vendor style korean foods.
O_O! We might have to make that happen! >_<
Happy New Year by the way! ^^
Oh how I miss this~ ::tear::
My Non-New Year’s Resolution! (>_<)
New Year’s Resolutions are so last year.
Really, they’re last century, but who cares, right?
So many of us convince ourselves, much to our own dismay, that we need a starting point (or what I like to call a ‘1-2-3 NOW!’) in our lives.
But most of us, at most, only get to the ‘starting 1-2-3’ and forget that not one ‘NOW!’ but an indefinite series of ‘NOWs!’ are what will manifest into successfully accomplished goals.
Goals such as:
- Shedding pounds and/or inches
- Applying and getting into UnderGrad/Grad/Law/Med/etc school
- Writing and publishing a novel or book
- Finding ‘the one’ and marrying him or her
- Building better relationships with family members and children
- Starting a business and making your first grand.
- Living a more ‘green friendly’ and healthy lifestyle
- Going to church and praying more often
- Keeping in touch with good friends
- Potty training your puppy/kitten (or dog/cat)
- Getting through your toddler’s ‘Terrible 2s’ phase
- Cooking at home more regularly instead of eating out (money saver!)
- Volunteering in some capacity at least once a month
- Running a marathon (or marathons of varying distances)
- Taking a course on a topic of use or interest to you
- Writing an album and sharing it with the world.
And the list goes on.
So today, not January 1st, 2013, here’s what I’m going to begin committing a great deal of my time to.
Everyday, I’m going to read an essay written by an established or semi-established author.
Each month, I will write an essay of my own, incorporating some of the themes, literary elements, and style choices employed in the 28-31 pieces I’ve read over the course of that month.
And yep! I’ll be posting a link to each piece I write, if you’d like to read what I come up with.
I make no promises of literary grandeur, but I do promise that if I haven’t written 12 interesting essays by the end of 2013, I will donate $1,200 to a charity of a follower’s choice (or $100 to 12 charities that 12 followers have suggested).
I have the format.
I have consequences (with positive outcomes).
I have my will.
And my wallet’s hope that I don’t get lazy.
So…what will your Non-New Year’s Resolutions be? ^^
My New Home = Washington DC?
I know I haven’t posted in a long while, but I didn’t want to write anything until I had some sort of significant ‘life update.’ So here we go~
Since I’ve been home (3 months), I’ve been on several interviews for jobs that are far from what I’m looking for. And I know what some of you are thinking. Well, you’re the one who applied for those jobs. And you’re absolutely right.
But here’s the thing and I know I’m not the only person out there who has ever had the impulse to do this..in the very beginning of any job search process that I’ve had to undergo, I’ve always found myself applying to every job I’m even conceivably qualified for, without having devised some sort of life strategy or plan (e.g. asking myself whether I want to stay in Detroit? Whether I’d want a position with advancement opportunities? Or a job with full benefits?)—considerations to which I now know the answers—no, yes, YES!
Sooooo…. I’ve been applying to jobs in the Washington, DC area as that is where the graduate programs I’m interested in are located and it is also where I’ve always imagined I would be in one way or another. I’ve contemplated law school for years and have even gone through the entire application process, but in my heart of hearts, I now know that my life is meant to head in a different direction.
Last week, I was flown out to DC (lodging, meals, and airfare completely covered!) for my dream position with a company that is top-notch in philanthropic biomedical research—it was my second interview with them—and it was an amazing experience.
Me staring out the window of my hotel. :D
I had the chance to see the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument…
…and to, also, connect with a life-long friend of mine who I haven’t spoken to since before I left to live in Korea for the past year.
But as far as my second interview goes, I the chance to meet a group of people who are quite a cohesive team and honestly, the absolute best at what they do. And the facilities?! Out of this world. O_O <——my face throughout the entire tour.
I’m hoping to join this amazing group of people and hopefully within the next few days, I will receive an offer from them and will be moving out to the DC area!
So that’s where I am, folks! Just hoping for the best.
Wish me luck! >_<… ^_^.
Long overdue, I know. But I’ve been getting my life together since coming back to the States. In the meantime, here are some photos from my time in Korea and while traveling.
More to come!
Just a few pics of a couple of my 4thie classes. I didn’t have time to take as many photos as I would’ve liked, but I’m more than ecstatic that I managed to get these. ^_^.
As you can see, the first photo is what class is like before myself and my co-teacher lay the smack down. The second is the orderly result of being verbally threatened. Haha.
The last photo is of my favorite 4thie class. They’re the sweetest Korean kids I’ve ever met. No contest. And I’m truly going to miss them.
All right, back to packing and cleaning! >_<…^_^.
Worked a Miracle this Morning!
So I finally found someone who was serious about transfering my iphone 4 over to them and we agreed to meet this morning (the previous night) to make it happen. She was so sweet despite the fact that we arrived at the global Kt Olleh store at 7:30ish in the morning and discovered that they don’t do contract transfers until 9am. T_T.
I was freaking out because I had a class to teach right at 9am, but I was DETERMINED to not have to pay nearly half a grand to settle my 2-year contract, so I called my super sweet and awesome 4th grade co-teacher and she covered for me.
Ugh, words can’t describe how much I love this woman. She knows that I only ask for her to do things when I’m really in a pinch, which is RARE. And let me just say that coming into work 99.9% of the time, being super prepared, and doing my job well really pays off in critical moments like..well…this morning. lol
So I got to spend an hour and a half with an amazing fellow Native English Teacher and hear about her hagwon horror stories. Luckily, she found a new position and is loving her new boss. :D
So yeah, I made it happen and I also got a chance to take a few photos with my favorite 4th grade class. *Shhh* Don’t tell anyone they’re my favs. Hehe. I’m not usually one to pick favorites, but this particular class, although rowdy, was so affectionate and was soo sad to hear that I was leaving them.
Well, now all that’s left to do is clean my apartment, meet up with friends, pack, hopefully get my Paris Pass in the mail before I leave, and well…LEAVE! :D
I’m still looking for someone to takeover my Iphone 4 contract. ::sigh::
I was sooo excited, but the person who wants my phone can’t get to the Kt Olleh store before 6pm when even the Global 24hr stores stop doing phone transfers.
Holy crap! O_O
Boy, am I glad I booked my one-way flight to Paris months ago because a similar ticket costs ~$900 now.
Yes, folks, JUST for a one-way flight to France. O_O
My reaction had I waited: