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.

 

I saw the always lovely Fromm tonight at V-Hall! Many thanks to koreanguyproblems for giving me tickets!

I saw the always lovely Fromm tonight at V-Hall! Many thanks to koreanguyproblems for giving me tickets!

How much are they normally? I want to go, but not sure if I can spend 123 this month :/
Two day tickets are normally 140 and one day tickets are 88.  So it’s honestly not a huge difference, but I’ll take whatever discount I can get.^^ Regular sales will start on July 31. Also, tickets won’t sell out until much closer to the festival date, so there’s plenty of time if the 140 seems doable! (If I remember right, two day tickets didn’t sell out until a few weeks before the festival and one day tickets might’ve been available at the door last year. But I didn’t pay super close attention because I bought my ticket way in advance last year too, so I could be wrong.)
Anonymous asked
U dislike everything

That’s not true! I like penguins!

…But yeah, I guess I dislike almost everything else. It’s part of my charm.

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Grand Mint Festival tickets go on sale today! The lineup hasn’t even been announced yet, but I’m already 1000% sure that I want to go. (The lineup is always fantastic, there’s a discount for buying them now, and it was suuuuch a great time last year.) Seriously, if you’re at all into Korean indie music, you really can’t go wrong with this festival.

Tickets here.

On today of all days…

I conveniently woke up today at 7am after forgetting to plug in my phone and set my alarm last night, so it seemed like I’d dodged a major bullet there. I don’t have to be at work until 9am, so I plugged in my phone, set an alarm for 8am and went back to sleep. The next thing I knew, I woke up with a jolt and it was somehow 9:03. I threw on the first clothes I saw, skipped even trying to cover up my dark circles (I’m part raccoon), and sprinted to school, arriving in a sweaty mess by 9:15. (My first class is at 9:20. Luckily I didn’t need to prep anything this morning.) It’s the first time this has ever happened at this job and no one seemed to care at all, so that was a relief.

BUT THEN, in the middle of my second class, I noticed a few people peering in at me teaching. A few minutes later, one of the teachers came in with a guy holding a camera and told me that they needed me to go upstairs and take some pictures with the kids. On the way there, they told me they needed to update the photos because the teacher in them no longer works at the school and I just look so lovely and nice. (HA!) Fortunately the photo shoot was pretty short and I just had to take a few awkward “teaching” photos with one of my classes and I was done.

But really. I feel like I generally look pretty put together at work, but TODAY, the ONE day that I’ve just frantically thrown clothes on and rushed to work without any makeup or anything is the day that I get pulled into a school photo shoot. I have the best luck. The only consolation is that because this is Korea, I’ll probably be photoshopped beyond recognition before the general public is traumatized by my awkward face. We can only hope.

Penguin Macaron in Hyehwa!

It was closed when I saw it, so I’ll have to go back again soon. I’m not sure how I feel about ice cream macarons, but I’ll try anything once if there’s a penguin involved. It would be much cooler if they were penguin shaped or at least had penguins stamped on them or something though…

Penguin Macaron in Hyehwa!

It was closed when I saw it, so I’ll have to go back again soon. I’m not sure how I feel about ice cream macarons, but I’ll try anything once if there’s a penguin involved. It would be much cooler if they were penguin shaped or at least had penguins stamped on them or something though…