Wednesday, March 30, 2011

blackbird singing in the dead of night

 I spotted this little guy in an amazing Japanese megastore.  It has a cage case.

I had to have it.  It came today (thank goodness!  I needed a little surprise today of all days!). 
Check out all the colors it can come in plus the amazing picures people take with it!
I'm boring and picked white. 

As soon as I get my film developed, I can contribute to this group-

Yeah for springtime!

Currently listening to:  Little Marriage, Lia Ices.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

the weekend blur

My weekends have been such a race against the return of Monday.  It seems like they go from Friday night to Monday morning in less than 24 hours.  This weekend will be no exception.  I need the weekend though.  Really, really need it.  No matter how short it may seem. 

I also feel like I was the last person to know that Liz Taylor died.  Where was I yesterday that I almost missed that?!  Also on that note, there is the most amazing link to 100 photos of her that gave me goosebumps-

Look at her rock the Dior "new look" and kill it in bikinis all day!

Currently listening to:  Starlight, Walter Meego.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I kill plants.

So I made these instead!

It's almost spring in Korea again.  Bring on the yellow dust, blossoms and the rain!

Currently listening to:  Mr. Blue, Catherine Feeney

Thursday, March 10, 2011

long exposures.

I took my tripod outside to take pictures of the moon.  None of those really turned out, but I caught a few others.  I knew I wasn't going to be able to be out at night with my tripod, laying on a sidewalk trying to get the perfect shot, without being questioned.  A lady came out to see exactly what I was doing. 
So I showed her.  She seemed impressed. 
She gave me a thumbs up.

Currently listening to:  Tomorrow Is A Long Time, Nickel Creek.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Having my fill.

A few things I can't get enough of lately.

#1.  This amazingness.

#2.  Chamchi gimbap.  I just love it.

#3.  This amazing chocolate cake from my baker.  It is the closest thing to homemade cake I've found in Korea.

#4.  The new tiny babies at school!  They are just so little and adorable I can't stand it.

#5.  Thinking about this summer.  It is going to be truly spectacular.

I have so much to plan for as I wrap up my time in Korea.  I have three months left and so much to do.  I still have a short list of things to see/do here.  Who knows.  It may not be my last time.

Currently listening to:  The video you should have just watched.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

puddle jumping

Korean shoe stores are some of the most painful places for me to visit.  First of all, I don't really like shoe shopping.  Second, you have to haggle and fight for a pair of shoes that are probably going to fall apart anyway.  On top of all of this, every shoe store in all of Korea ends up having the exact same shoes.  There is little variation beyond material and heel height.  I have no idea how these stores differentiate themselves. 

So, when I needed pink heels in October for my Halloween costume, not a single store had anything lighter than a shade of beige.  "No pink!  Not fall color!" is all that I heard from store after store.  So I gave up and wore my Nikes (which are awesome, but my Barbie costume needed heels!).

At the moment, I'm trying to find a pair of wellies.  I hate. Repeat HATE walking to work in the rain.  My shoes and pants end up all wet and I'm a terrible clutz and I often end up slipping at least once.  Usually twice.  I recall a time, not too long ago, when every shoe store had at least seven pairs of wellies on display.  Now, after two weeks of looking, I've not found a single pair.  Not one.  I'm not giving up.  I'm not letting Korean shoe stores defeat me once again. 

However, if I do give up, I'm ordering a pair of these.

Probably in red.  Or pink.  Sigh. 

Currently listening to:  Ballerina, Leona Naess.