Danielle. 26. Elementary Music Teacher in Seoul, South Korea. I love kids, music, and teaching - and I'm kind of a huge nerd, so if you know those things about me then you have an idea of what you'll find on this blog. :) BUT if you want to weed out the personal stuff and random reblogs, just click the "korea posts" link above to get only my posts about school/kids.


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Jul 24, 2014
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Oh occasionally late at night I hear people try to stumble into my apartment.. most of the time the door is locked, but occasionally it’s not. =\ Luckily it becomes very obvious to them before they even enter that this is not their place so they never actually come IN. And I can’t see them because there’s a wall and a bathroom separating me from the door. Anyway I’ve been more careful with my lock at night, and DH is usually there so it’s okay.

But the other night we were SURE someone opened my door with a key. DH jumped out of bed and ran to the door at 4am thinking it was my brother, and he called out, “Derick??” Immediately after hearing that, the person locked the door right back and left. Now.. I’ve never given my key to another person besides DH. I’ve never lost a key. So I don’t know how someone could have gotten a key to my apartment. My assumption is that their lock is way too similar to mine and they went to the wrong apartment. DH saw the lock turn, I’m sure he was not mistaken about that. I don’t think anyone was trying to break in with bad intentions or anything but just in case I talked to my director about it. Maybe it was the maintenance guy…?

So he called, no one knew anything, he called the owner and asked her to change the lock, and they’re coming over today to put a keypad on my door. No more worries :)


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Jul 23, 2014
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Walking home from work yesterday, I told DH about the text from that creeper. He did that thing I hate that guys do where he was like GIVE ME THE PHONE RIGHT NOW I WILL END HIM but I convinced him to just let it rest. It doesn’t matter, it’s not like I’m gonna meet him anyway, let’s be adults and let him live his own fucked up life etc. Maybe I should have given him the phone after all since I know he was pretty pissed off - and I definitely don’t want to seem like I’m protecting this other guy -  but honestly I just didn’t think it was necessary. Nothing I say to this guy is gonna convince him that he’s doing anything wrong, so what’s the point?

But anyway I guess I’ve been pretty tired and rough to be around the past couple of weeks, and I got a bit of a wake up call yesterday. I spend almost all of my time outside of work with a guy who would never try to pull something like that on me, that’s worth something. Not that I just realized this yesterday, but having that reminder shoved in my face that a lot of guys are serious assholes made me appreciate him a lot more. 

P.S. my response to this guy was a lot milder than I expected it to be after I gave it some thought and became less angry. I just said to him, “My boyfriend and I are very happy together, we trust each other a lot, and I know if he ever tried to do what you’re doing it would absolutely break my heart. Maybe you should think about how your future wife would feel before you try to do something that might do the same to her. In any case, I feel very satisfied in my relationship so my answer to you is no no no no absolutely never in a million years, and I have no interest in meeting you again in the future whether I’m single or not.”


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Jul 22, 2014
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I met a guy over a year ago. Only one time. It was enough to be seriously creeped out by him and never want to see him again. He kept trying to be physical with me in public and I was honestly embarrassed and annoyed that he kept advancing even though I kept literally pushing him away.

I had told him he needed to meet me in my neighborhood because it was after school, I didn’t want to meet him in the first place but was single and willing to give it ONE shot, and ultimately I was not down for the effort of traveling to meet someone I didn’t think I was going to like.

Apparently this is code for SCORE I GET TO SEE HER APARTMENT because at the end of the night he made up some excuse about being so tired and cabs are so expensive boo hoo should have brought my car can I come home with you please to which I answered UH NO GO HOME DUDE.

(side note, when I told Duey that he said “does it really mean that? I don’t think so..” which is why I feel pretty good about not dating a creep =])

So anyway he made several attempts to contact me afterwards, even apologizing for his behavior and promising to go slower, but I finally told him straight up that I was not interested and had no intentions of meeting him in the future.

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So now. He messages me out of the blue asking how I’m doing and if I have a boyfriend. I tell him yes and that we just had our 300th day together. He tells me he also has a girlfriend whom he plans to marry this year, and he will be traveling to France soon to meet her family. So I think “oh okay he is just curious about how I’m doing, we’re both taken, I’ll humor him and give him an update”

NOPE CREEPER IS STILL CREEPY. After a day of chatty and 100% innocent conversation he comes right out with it: asking me if I’m willing to meet him somewhere private for casual, secret, no-strings-attached sex. WHAT THE FUCK DUDE.

I haven’t even responded yet. I feel sick and completely repulsed by the idea that this asshole would even consider asking me to do something so repulsive with him. How dare he disrespect me and my relationship as well as his OWN relationship in which he claims to be very happy? Dick.


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Jul 22, 2014
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It started at, “I need to get out, if I don’t go get something to eat I’ll be so hungry by 6:45” and migrated towards, “I have enough snacks to keep me marginally above empty for the rest of the day” just so I don’t have to go outside. ._.


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Jul 22, 2014
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Yes. Let’s start off the morning by having a bunch of kids reach over me to try to get something that sparked their curiosity and spill my coffee which has just gotten to the perfect temperature for drinking. Now my desk is sticky and everything smells like coffee.

..right before the break when I was going to be drinking it.

Also dear LG phone, I assure you a thousand times that I will always mean “right” even if my finger misses one letter occasionally. There is almost no scenario in which what I actually meant to type was “rugby” so please stop.


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Jul 22, 2014
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I’m sorry to the teachers in neighboring classes who have to listen to my coughing fit that’s been happening for 10 minutes :(

And my throat just started feeling better yesterday..


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Jul 21, 2014
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Also: Question

Am I the only one who can’t find popsicle sticks anywhere?


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Jul 21, 2014
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(Source: kittiezandtittiez, via thecatsmustbecrazy)


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Jul 21, 2014
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My dashboard keeps recommending me people who I’m sure I followed a long time ago. I’m literally too lazy to unfollow people unless you just flooded my dash with porn or teen angst photos. So if I was following you before, it’s 99% unlikely that I unfollowed you on purpose. So plz don’t be offended and let me know if that happened TT



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Jul 17, 2014
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baeoora that’s a good idea, I think it’s really crappy of her instructor to be like that though..

baeoora that’s a good idea, I think it’s really crappy of her instructor to be like that though..


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Jul 17, 2014
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My ten year old student just told me that her ballet instructor told her she can’t wear pointe shoes until she loses 2kg. She is already quite thin. She said she is not going to eat dinner tonight.

I understand that there is much about ballet that I am ignorant about and maybe this really is a safety issue, but I think that there is a very small difference between 30 and 28kg and encouraging weight loss in such a young girl is so problematic. I don’t feel right about hearing this.


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Jul 17, 2014
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He’s here!

I’m at work, so I can’t be out spending time with him, but I did stupidly decide to stay awake talking on the bus ride home this morning when I should have been sleeping.

This morning, we ended up just taking a cab and I was RIGHT. It was way too expensive. Not only did we have cab fare to worry about, but there was also that toll I forgot about. It would have been better to stay in a cheap hotel and pay for a cab to the airport than to do what we did.

Anyway, we got to the airport around 4am and waited for over two hours.. At one point there were cameras and a welcoming crew and all these (sorry but) pathetic-looking people looking like they were getting ready to be someone’s floor to walk on. They were practicing all these interview questions in English and I honestly felt so sorry for them because literally I will never bend over so far for any celebrity EVER. Anyway, turns out that celebrity was Paris Hilton and she stood in front of the gate letting people take pictures of her for like ten minutes and I was just like “dude get out of the way I’m trying to see my brother”

And then like an hour later he came out and I slept for one more hour when I finally got home and then we walked to work together because his goshiwon is on top of my school. I just went out on my lunch break and had lunch with him and now he and DH are going to a PC room to do stuff you do in a PC room (jk like I don’t know).


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Jul 15, 2014
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I’m refreshing the flight watch page like every five seconds because I’m so excited. I can’t believe I’m finally going to see a family member for the first time in over 16 months. 

His trip, btw, is hellacious. Using US times: at 7am, he got on a bus headed for Dallas. Several hours later, he needed to commute with his luggage ALONE from the greyhound bus station to DFW International where he got super lost and confused trying to figure out where his airline even was. Not having a boarding pass was a big hassle but them having very limited access to smartphones and computers and whatnot.. I just told him to check in at the airport. Er anyway I guess he finally found it after asking a ton of people for help and also searching the internet.. He is currently in the air about an hour and a half from LAX, where he will board his long flight for Seoul in FOUR HOURS.

Tonight, DH and I will go out to Incheon (maybe) and spend the night in favor of getting to the airport early and saving money (hopefully). He is expected at the gate by 5am (Korea time) and I guess there is a night bus that can take us there but I have no idea how to buy tickets for that. Maybe that would be a better idea than spending 50+ on a taxi or 40+ (not including additional cab fare since we probably can’t stay really close to the airport without spending over 100) on a crappy hotel? I have no idea, maybe I should ask DH what he thinks. Our original plan was to spend the night around the airport, but I’m rethinking that because my ultimate goal is to seriously save money because I want to have a good amount to spend while my brother is here.


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Jul 14, 2014
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There are a lot of days when I feel like, “How am I going to muster the energy to get through this day?”

But almost every time, at the end of the day, I walk out of work thinking, “That was easy. I’m pretty sure I could do this every day.” I have a pretty decent job, honestly. I’m luckier than most other hagwon workers. I have an amazing boss and great coworkers. So being annoyed or feeling exhausted because of a few kids is… Eh.