Howdy ya'll, how's it going?
I've had a rather typical week, which means I can finally update my blog when I normally do, yay!
Had a normal week of teaching after the excitement of Sports Day, a normal week of Korean classes and nothing out of the ordinary, school wise. I didn't do anything special until the weekend, as per usual. Unless you consider getting my highlights done special. I do indeed enjoy getting my hair done!
|this is what happens when I post a new album.|
Sidenote, about 97% of these are from
|Someone here likes The Walking Dead.|
Don't eat the meat.
|getting my hairs did|
|Couldn't resist these boots|
|Totally matching one of my 5th graders|
|Fall colors are starting to appear!|
|sometimes there are promo trucks for new kpop albums|
or shows. This one is for Beast's new mini album, TIME
Had a normal week, with some fun plans on the weekend:
Friday was the Great Korean Beer Festival! I'm not a huge beer fan, but I've started to drink it more often here. I still don't know what kinds I love and don't love, as they all taste really similar to me, but it was still a fun time. I got to hang out with some friends, try a few different beers, and just have a great time.
|There was even a costume contest|
|With my lovely friend Jeanie|
On Saturday morning, I pulled myself out of bed much earlier than I ever do on Saturdays so that I could haul myself over to Yonsei Severance Hospital. Again. Don't worry, nothing wrong this time, I just wanted to make sure I got a flu shot, since my kids are TERRIBLE at keeping their germs to themselves.
|The uni hospitals here are super nice|
This ended up being a more arduous process than I thought it would be. I had to go to the International Health Clinic to see a doctor, tell him what I needed, and then he had to get his supervisor, who I had to tell, again, what I needed. They approved it, but then the payment system wasn't working in the clinic, so I had to go to the cashier in the main part of the hospital. Then I went over to the outpatient pharmacy, where I was told to wait till my number appeared on a screen.
15 minutes later, my number had yet to appear, and I started to get frustrated. Did I misunderstand? Does it really take this long? Did they misunderstand?
Finally, a nurse came out to check. Either she forgot to tell me a step or they needed her to pick up the prescription, since in the bag was a small syringe. I can understand that they probably don't want to just give that out to people, so maybe I missed an explanation.
This whole process took about an hour. The shot took less than 30 seconds. All in all, it was a bit frustrating but not that bad, nothing I couldn't handle. Flu shots are expensive here, at least $30. I miss the free clinics on campus.
Oh well, hopefully this means I won't get super sick this winter!
I headed home to rest up, clean up and get ready for the evening.
|flu shot bandaid|
|Saw this mural on my way home after the|
Because a few of my friends' birthdays are around the same time (Jeanie, Ga Hyeon and Lauren), they decided to have a joint birthday party. And since it's close to Halloween, it was also a Halloween party!
|I didn't feel like putting in much effort, clearly,|
so I went with animal ears.
|The party was on a rooftop near Itaewon|
|With a lovely view of Namsan Tower!|
|Batgirl and just a bat|
|Saying happy birthday to Ga Hyeon,|
who started as the Crow and then took to
wearing Lauren's birthday present from her
It was a fun night filled with friends I haven't seen in ages. It usually takes a lot of time for me to motivate myself to go to big social events, but I'm glad this one turned out well. Happy Birthday to my friends!!!
On Sunday, I met up with Sarah for a bit, to have a low key day.
|This chimaek restaurant uses "Innocent" to|
denote boneless chicken... okaaaay
We enjoyed our chimaek, ran some errands (there are an infinite amount of things I could buy from Etude House...), and decided that we didn't want to go home yet, and that a cat cafe would be a great idea!
Obviously it was.
|this guy stayed here the whole time we were|
there. Must love that spot
|This one was insistent and greedy haha|
|Our favorite was still there!! Love this one|
|They take food very seriously|
|We were getting ready to leave when this|
guy decided that Sarah's lap would be
the perfect napping spot. Of course
we had to oblige!
|then the advertiser cat came in|
Deciding that we needed to be responsible adults and go home and grocery shop, make dinner and what have you, we parted ways for the day. I stopped at the grocery store to pick up things for the week, as I've found that Sunday evenings are pretty tame and that people don't bother me when I'm there.
I came home and decided to try out some of the new stuff I got from Etude House.
|Decided to try out a new nail polish color. I|
am terrible at doing my nails, but I really
like this look!
|Also trying out some collagen under eye patches,|
because I've been looking like a panda lately.
Damn dark circles!
That's about it for this weekend, lots of food, fun and good friends.
In this week's "Weird things Christina receives at work" category, we have a packet of tomato juice!
Stay well, stay safe and get your flu shots everyone!
Aaaand in this week, I previosly mentioned that Beast is heavily advertising their new mini album, TIME. I'm digging this song A LOT right now. It's constantly stuck in my head.
I'm soooo into this song. It's been playing all over Seoul lately, and every time I hear it, I have to stop and listen. Beast has some really great music, and they've been around for a while. This is their 7th mini album, so they've proven that they've got staying power. Check out 12:30.