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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Apr 24, 2014
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I maybe overreacted a bit earlier. It really was a big misunderstanding with the message (by Friday night he just meant Friday before I get off work) - he plans to meet me still as he said he would, and he really really super double, no really this time, means it. Better late than never :)

Still lol. Careful with your word choice dude. Seriously night is after like 5pm, before that is afternoon. So Friday night = you forgot our plans or are breaking them and that’s what I thought! TT


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Apr 24, 2014
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Uh excuse me sir

When you promise me a weekend together after an estimated 8 consecutive prior weekends where that promise fell through but this one will be mine NO MATTER WHAT (even though the last two weekends were NO MATTER WHAT weekends too and both times you bailed on me for shit reasons that could have been avoided had you not been negligent perhaps due to being unaware of how much value I assign to promises)

and then tell me that “Friday night” you made plans to “meet friends” who will “be drinking” then what I will IMMEDIATELY THINK is “THAT MOTHERFUCKER IS BAILING ON ME AGAIN”

I’m not nearly intuitive enough to think that you meant that you will be meeting with them at 3pm and then THEY will drink later so you need to say that. 3PM IS NOT FRIDAY NIGHT SIR IT IS FRIDAY AFTERNOON

I am still steaming and my head was already about to explode thanks to this migraine that’s been having a 48 hour party in my brain. Don’t do this to me TT


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Apr 24, 2014
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A kid has one of those packages of dry ramen. He spills half the seasoning packet on the desk, scoops it up with his hand, and dumps it in the bag. He reaches in with his hand to pick up pieces of ramen and uses the same hand to put it in his mouth.

No thanks, I don’t think I’ll have some.


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Apr 23, 2014
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Even when walking down flights of stairs, I need to resist the incredible urge to close my eyes today.


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Apr 23, 2014
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yellfang:

party-at-the-tardis:

shavingryansprivates:

why the fuck is every nursery rhyme about people dying

  • the london bridge is falling down and probably crushing pedestrians
  • ring around the rosie pockets full of posie ashes ashes we all get obliterated by the black plague
  • it’s raining it’s pouring the old man is snoring he bumped his head and fucking died

and fucking died

humpty dumpty committed suicide

jack fell down a hill and cracked his skull

A BABY FELL OUT A TREE

(via fizzylimon)


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Apr 23, 2014
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abcinkorea his words! Lol he was looking for my sympathy in the toy department


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Apr 23, 2014
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*dramatic sniffling*

"Your boyfriend.. is a super poor guy…"


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Apr 23, 2014
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"Oh my god.. Oh my god.. Oh my god..

I’m a super soldier..

Okay. Okay. I’m done.”

*gasp* “OH MY GOD-“


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Apr 23, 2014
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In emart, DH picks up a power ranger sword. presses the button. collapses in happiness on the floor, repeating over and over again, “I have the power.. I have the power..”


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Apr 23, 2014
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bella-vida-en-seoul I personally don’t need to wash it off because my skin doesn’t have any reaction to leaving it on, but it seems like for people who have sensitive skin it might be a good idea to test in smaller intervals at first. Since I mix it with equal parts water I think it’s diluted enough for my skin.

bella-vida-en-seoul I personally don’t need to wash it off because my skin doesn’t have any reaction to leaving it on, but it seems like for people who have sensitive skin it might be a good idea to test in smaller intervals at first. Since I mix it with equal parts water I think it’s diluted enough for my skin.


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Apr 22, 2014
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One of the Korean teachers said that today I am more beautiful than any other day, like a queen or princess

One other teacher said I look very professional today.

That’s great, because this morning when I put on my clothes I thought, “oh this will be really cute” and then when I actually put everything on my body I thought it looked a bit more racy than cute. :( I almost changed because I thought it was too much for school, but it wasn’t too revealing so I left it. It just shows my curves a little more than my T-shirts and jeans do so I feel a little self-conscious.

But ps my second day hair is doing great things today which is a miracle because second day hair never works for me and my skin is looking fantastic for a change. My routine is so simple now, etude ac clinic cleanser with a bit of baking soda if I need exfoliating (I mix it right in my hand),and toner made of half apple cider vinegar half water. Sometimes if I’m in a rush I just use ACV in the morning and I’m convinced that it’s doing amazing things for my skin because it’s been over a month now and I have very few problems. I do have this weird tiny little pimple right under my eye and it’s the dumbest looking thing but as usual I just stuck with the ACV and upped the baking soda frequency and after a day it’s nearly healed. :)

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Apr 22, 2014
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Did you know..

When the teacher wears new slippers inside the school, ALL the kids are whispering about it


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Apr 22, 2014
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DH and I were walking when I started humming some song he made me listen to a long time ago.

Him: …huh? It’s Korean, how do you still remember it?

I kept the same melody going, but midway through I changed from humming to “I. Just. Heard it one time. but. I remember the melody. Because I have a music degree-eeeeee and why elllseee would. I need something so useless ba da da da da daaaa” Back to humming.

The look on his face was like, “Yep. My girlfriend is a major dork.” But I know deep in my heart that he was slightly impressed with my skills as a lyricist. I bet my lyrics were better than the original ones.


Then he did that thing he always does where he turns to me and asks, “Do I look stupid?” and I’m like, “Uhh no?” and he responds as if I just issued a challenge, changes something, then asks me again. Usually it’s pulling his hood up and drawing it closed as tightly as possible which is highly effective, but this time he put the hoodie on only his arms and was flapping the hood in front of him. “Do I look stupid???” I just shook my head. We are evenly matched, that is for sure.


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Apr 22, 2014
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http://soupersmashbros.tumblr.com/post/83466622265/escapingtheweather-how-much-money-should-i-take    »

escapingtheweather:

soupersmashbros:

escapingtheweather:

How much money should I take to Korea for a weeks stay?

Are you coming to Korea this summer?? :)

I would say it depends largely on your tastes, but for me I could easily get by I’m Seoul on less than $100 a day, and that’s a LOT. I can’t imagine spending anywhere near…

Thank you so much for this. If I can financially afford it I’m definitely coming this summer :) Its just a case of factoring in accommodation costs too haha. 

I’ll probably be sticking to Korean food only, as there is lots of different food to try and I can’t wait to try it. I should be okay with shopping as I absolutely hate it haha, I get so bored really quick. I’ll probably have a look whilst I’m there but I’ll be reluctant to buy.

Same with drinking too, I hardly every go out or drink here so that should save me some money, I may have a drink with food but as for night clubbing I doubt I’ll go out as its not really my thing (boring I know).

I’ll definitely keep an eye out for that, thank you so much :) 

In total how much on average would you say I’d need to take? (excluding accommodation) 

Thank you again for the help :)

If it were me, I would want to bring a minimum of $500 with me just to be safe. But if you’re trying to spend less, I can assure you it can be easily done. I think if you bring that amount you can probably pay for your hostel, transportation, and food, and still have money left.

Be careful about buying plane tickets as early as possible though. I’m trying to buy a ticket for my brother in July, and the longer it takes me, the more prices keep jumping up. If you come across any good deals clue me in TT BTW I didn’t ask if you are only planning on staying in Seoul. If you plan on traveling within Korea then you should factor in bus/train costs.


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Apr 21, 2014
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escapingtheweather:

How much money should I take to Korea for a weeks stay?

Are you coming to Korea this summer?? :)

I would say it depends largely on your tastes, but for me I could easily get by in Seoul on less than $100 a day, and that’s a LOT. I can’t imagine spending anywhere near that. That’s vacation spending, not everyday spending.

I’m not big on expensive restaurants and if you eat a lot of Korean food you will probably not spend too much money on food. I’m also not crazy when I go shopping, as I tend to look at things and put stuff back for hours and then end up not buying anything. I also don’t do well in clubs as they make me incredibly uncomfortable so there’s that, and I don’t spend a lot of money drinking. So if you are different, perhaps plan accordingly.

I would say depending on where you go, around $50 will be enough for subway/buses here (although I doubt you’ll use it all, just plan that much for transportation in case you need to take a cab). Decent meals tend to be around $10 per person with the nicer ones being closer to $20, but you can find great food for even less than that. Coffee shops are way expensive, but you’re probably used to that.

Shopping will not break your wallet if you don’t let yourself get ripped off. Be careful of shop owners AND cab drivers, since being foreign will automatically make you look like a tourist and tourist equals easily fooled. If it feels too expensive, don’t feel bad or rude if you walk away.

If anyone has any tips, feel free to help this blogger out since I’m definitely not an expert. I’ve only been here 14 months and I can’t imagine planning a week trip here!