From the US. Living/teaching in Korea since August 2011. Accounts of the various ways I humiliate myself, tales of my terrible dating life, some k-indie I enjoy, and lots of penguins and cats. Honestly, it's mostly penguins and cats.


Fall is the worst. And don’t even try to tell me otherwise.

Screw fall. You know who likes fall? People without allergies. You know who has allergies? ME. You know who hates fall? ME. I end up looking like a goober the entire season because my eyes are swollen and I’m constantly sniffling. (IT’S HARD TO LOOK CUTE LIKE THAT.) Also, it’s hard to teach when you can’t stop sneezing long enough to speak. Students don’t tend to appreciate being sprayed by snot. (However, that has never stopped them from spraying me with theirs…)

And don’t get me started on the weather. It’s impossible to dress yourself for this shit. At any given time of day you’re either too hot or too cold. Some of us are not good at layering. Especially because I despise carrying around 400 extra pieces of clothing every day. Summer? Wear as few clothes as possible. Easy. Winter? Wear as many clothes as possible. Also easy. (This is one of the ONLY positives about winter.)

Fall also makes me angry because it’s only going to get worse from here as it leads into the general awfulness and misery of winter. Seriously. Why does anyone like fall? (Don’t tell me. It’ll just make me angry.)

And just in case I haven’t made everyone angry yet, I’m just going to come out and say it. Pumpkin pie? BULLSHIT. That stuff is awful.

There. I’m done.

Jambinai on Sunday! Someone? Anyone?
Now enseoulment can’t use the excuse that I never tell anyone until the day of the show…

Jambinai on Sunday! Someone? Anyone?

Now enseoulment can’t use the excuse that I never tell anyone until the day of the show…


Valerie Hegarty

Famous paintings come to life in 3D sculptures of nature’s destructive tendencies.

Lipstick/Lip tint suggestions?

I think I’m going to try to explore the mysterious world of lipstick and lip tint, but I don’t really know where to start, so I need your help, Tumblr! I own exactly one lipstick right now, from Clio. I like it, so I’m planning to explore their other colors, but I’d like some other, cheaper, options as well! (I’m talking in the 10,000 won or less range. Is that too cheap? I hope not. I only like spending money on penguins.) Do any of the cheap Korean stores have anything decent?

Important announcement:

I’m just going to go ahead and declare that grilled cheese is humankind’s single, greatest achievement. It is the reason for my existence.

…That’s all.