THE GLEE FINN MEMORIAL EPISODE
O gosh this is def. me during this episode
BEFORE IT WAS LIKE:
AND THEN I WAS LIKE:
O gosh this is def. me during this episode
BEFORE IT WAS LIKE:
AND THEN I WAS LIKE:
I love fall because I can wear boots with leggings, the weather is awesome, and there is pumpkin everything!! I made pumpkin waffles the other night for Brinner (breakfast for dinner) and I have been mass consuming the Blue Moon pumpkin beer. This weekend is the fair and I am super exciting because I have Esther coming from DC and Teresa coming from Charlotte to visit me. I can’t wait to eat fried everything and clog my arteries…. Sorry body in advance.
On another note, I know guys suck all the time blah blah blah. But there are those rare moments when guys say or do something and I am just like awwww and it restores my faith in men (only for a second because then something happens and they are back to asshole status). One of my co-workers was telling me about his gf and how great of a cook she is, and I said ohhh wifey status and he said I hope she’s the one I marry. (OMG) A friend of mine has been long distance dating which is something I have always been skeptical about. BUT he told me he loves her and wouldn’t want to be with anyone else and then HE SHOWED ME THE RING HE PICKED OUT FOR HER?! I mean what? Yes guys like this exist they are just almost impossible to find.
In the meantime while I wait for my Prince Charming, (I recently have started watching Once Upon A Time, the best show ever so I will make some fairy tale references) I will continue to sip on my pumpkin spice latte and bake pumpkin cookies and enjoy this fall weather.
Could I be in any happier that it’s Friday?! I literally want to do cartwheels at 5:00 down my office (but I can’t do cartwheels anymore) I’ve seriously been so overwhelmed this week with working overtime at work and going to Greensboro for my parent’s restaurant event on Tuesday. On top of all this I have been being a girl this week so I have been in an extra grumpy mood, I could really use an attitude adjustment slushie from Wet Willies. Okay I am done complaining so let me talk about some random ish.
I seriously have been trying to make more time for TV because there are so many good shows on right now. The Mindy Project is a favorite, since everyone knows I adore her. She is hilarious and were 10 years apart so I hope by the time I am her age I am just as fabulous. And that I am as comfortable as she is in her own skin. Because let’s be honest, we, as women all struggle with insecurities and it’s lame and I hate it but we can’t help it. I think it’s in our DNA. I mean, I once literally red peppered my friend’s bf who will remain nameless. And by red peppered meaning I shook the red pepper shaker on him for singing “Love for the Big Girls” while I was eating a slice of pizza (which he swears it wasn’t towards me). This wasn’t just any slice of pizza; it was a slice from the biggest pizza ever in Savannah. The pizza was literally the size of a kitchen table and this guy was this song all day, but when he sang it while I was trying to eat this slice of pizza (this was after a rehearsal dinner and a night out in Savannah just to set up the scene), he made me feel insecure about eating the pizza. Haha Sorry I’m not sorry, I do get ridiculous sometimes…heres the humongous pizza that was so delish!
Okay, so I love when my mom’s friends talk about me getting married, because I AM NOT READY FOR THAT at all, not to mention that I am super single. It’s getting to the point where I literally run away from them whenever I see them. Like my bad, I haven’t met my soul mate yet… I swear I have been super busy with work, taking care of my puppy Sa-rang, and going to Zumba. And don’t suggest online dating, I am so scared of that hear scary things on the news and I watch too much catfish. Yes my fear of getting killed or someone lying to me about their identity is getting in the way of me partaking in that activity. Also, I have always wanted a cute story for how I met my soul mate, like ran into him at the dog park or something not ONLINE, or at a BAR… !
I say this all the time, but I am seriously one of the worst bloggers ever. I do the same thing I have done with my journals over the years. I neglect it for a chunk of time and then I come back and write a ton. Yes, I keep a journal, and yes it will be buried with me (no one needs to ever see my embarrassing rants). But I have decided to try to be more consistent and more honest, even if it makes me a bit vulnerable, so don’t judge me ;)
I have been back in the states for a little over 6 months now… It oddly seems longer. I started a new job as a recruiter for a staffing agency in downtown Raleigh and it’s been nice. Over the weekend I went to Savannah for my friend Bola’s wedding and had the time of my life (Thank goodness for bloody Mary’s or I would not have made it). I am so glad I got to share this wonderful event with her especially because I got to buy her a huge foam penis that she carried all around downtown Savannah. We have to always keep it classy right?
But it has made me rethink some things in my life. Like… is this Korean Diva supposed to live in Raleigh forever? I am trying to get back into the routine of living in America, and it’s tougher than I thought it would be. For example, now that I no longer talk to my “Korean bf” I have to get back into the dating world (haha, we can all laugh about this because I still don’t think we ever had a break up, we just stopped talking.But I do wish him the very best he’s such a great guy, I just knew he wouldn’t end up being my guy).
I always say this but it’s so true I suck at dating, mostly because I pick winners. I mean does anyone remember the winner I dated senior year and how it took me a month to break up with him? I loved when I was in Korea and Tony would tell me how he would see him out and this is why I don’t go to my old favorite bar “The Oxford” anymore (this is where I met him). Anyways, I recently tried to get drinks with a guy and he told me he wanted to grow a mullet and I think he was serious…here is my welcome back to the “Dirty South”. I’m going to try to be more open I promise… even if I will forever be scared of the “L bomb” and still think it’s highly appropriate to respond with “I love YouTube”. But I have become more open with the idea that maybe everyone does have a soul mate. I mean I thought I met mine on the elevator, until I made an awkward remark, but maybe one day I will run into him again. Haha oh goodness I seriously have the most ridiculous encounters and I am going to do my best to entertain yall with them.
My heart has seriously been breaking this week with everything that has been happening. Hearing about the Boston marathon and the Texas explosion made me realize that the world can be a cruel and ugly place with evil people. But what makes me even more devastated is seeing and hearing my friends and other people say things like they deserve to die or be tortured. How can you say these things?
I get so disgusted when people become ignorant and generalize a group of people based on the mistakes of a few people. Seeing and learning things from our past, we all should know that hatred never solves anything. And let’s be real, no one wants to be a hater.
But I’m happy that for tonight America is safe. God bless America!
Coming back has been intensely weird and awkward. First off I forgot that I need a filter because people here actually understand everything I say. Oopsy. I miss Korea soooooo much and I try not to think about it, because if I do too much…. I will probably just hop on a plane.
On another note coming back to living in the least sexiest city in America… Cool Greensboro has triggered me to start working out more. But it’s so difficult because I have missed American food so much. And I admit it I’m a total foodie.
Well on to new adventures of the next part of my life. I know I wanna do HR and live in a fabulous city but I might have to put the latter on hold. Because living in a fabulous city is expensive and everyone knows I suck at being poor. While applying for jobs and going on interviews I promise to update this more because I want everyone to share my experiences(good and bad or just straight up ridiculous)
Love, Korean Diva ;)
Hi! I also bought some perfume from the Tunisia pavilion, and I was wondering if you remember anything about the name of the company? I totally dropped mine, and it shattered ALL over my floor. :'( Googling "Tunisia perfume" doesn't really narrow it down. Even if you just remember the name of the scent you got, that would be amazing!
I’m so sorry I didn’t know we could receive messages on tumblr. I don’t remember what it’s called and I looked at my bottle and there is nothing….. I still have mind and it still has a lot left sorryyyy
Ashley! I just started following you. Your posts are so entertaining hahaha I'm glad everything worked out for you. I'm thinking about teaching english over the summer and maybe through a semester so I'll look to you for some advice later, ok? :) Take care!
Omgggg I didn’t even see this message and I know it’s been like a year I’m sorry!!
I guess technically you’re not supposed to say you suck at blogging but since its literally been almost 6 months since I’ve updated..I’d say its pretty bad.
So let me touch on a few things quickly and since I have some free time tonight I might just blog likes crazy.
Since my last post I went to Thailand and it was amazing! I rode elephants, played with tigers, saw long neck women, and ate like it was my job. I went to Bangkok, Pattaya, and Chiang Mai. I would love to go backkkk even if was soooo hot.
I also extended 3 months on my contract mostly because I wasn’t ready to leave Korea yet. And now I’m done teaching and in Japan…… I leave next Friday for America that will be crazy.
OMGGGGGGG so i have less than 3 months left of teaching!!!! And It’s safe to say I am at a good place, I even want to have children again. Mama and Papa Lee should be happy, because I know they want grand-children. I will miss Korea, the land where its socially acceptable to take self-photos in public, take shots(of soju) at lunch time, and do my makeup in public.
I know a lot of people who read my blog also look at my FB and see the pictures I post from my children. They are obsessed with my dating life(or lack thereof). Just the other day, I had this conversation with a student, after I told my class of mostly girls, dont ever cry in front of other people especially boys. One of my students asked me if I ever cry in front of boys, I said of course not. And she told me teacher, that’s why you’re solo, because you can’t be strong in front of guys they won’t like you, cry and you will get a boyfriend. I don’t know where these kids get this information.
So… I have no idea what I am going to do when I get back to NC. First I will probs eat some CHICKFILA and some PANERA!!!! But, I hope I can find a job, because I really suck at being poor. On another note my parents just opened up a Korean restaurant in Greensboro and it’s doing pretty well, so that’s super exciting. My mom told me if all else fails I can wait tables… OH GREAT working for my parents!! I know December is a weird month for hiring so I think I will just get a puppy to occupy my time. So if anyone knows of someone hiring especially in the field of HR, help a sister out.
Next month I am going to THAILAND with my friend Teresa and I ammm soooo effing excited that sometimes i randomly just burst into a girlish squeal. BUT I CANT WAIT to ride an elephant, and just relax by the beach, and get a massageeee everyday!! I need this vacay because I swear the stress of teaching is making me age. And I need to be looking my prime in my 20s. Also I am starting a strict diet, this will be better than my previous diets that failed from me cheating by drinking excessively( Stressful days) and eating chocolate (even more stressful days). This time I am motivated by my Thailand trip, so I will workout at the gym even when it’s raining and force my co-worker to go on runs with me. I am going to apologize in advance for being grumpy, I am not the most pleasant to be around when I’m hungry(or sleepy).OKAY YAY and remember Nothing taste as good as skinny feels!!