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 30, 2014
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It’s after 12:30 and the owner of this apartment is still out there. He almost left once but suddenly it stopped working AGAIN and DH had to yell for him to come back. They seem to have figured out (?) what the problem was, and he is supposedly close to having it fixed for real this time. Oh my god I just feel like I can’t relax right now with him here lol, but I also feel so terrible that he’s spent so much of his day out here trying to fix my door. What a mess.

Seriously why didn’t he just call a professional to install it in the first place.. Why do we have to be so cheap :(


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Jul 30, 2014
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Well so at least he can speak Korean and was able to get the number for the security office.. He called and the guy came up and opened the door for us (we then left it propped open), then he called the owner of this apartment and he came and fixed the door for us. Then when we went downstairs to the mini stop, we came back up and it was broken again. So the owner had to come BACK and right now he’s out there unscrewing stuff and idk what will have to happen later on for it to be really fixed. I just want to sleep without being locked inside my apartment.

P.S. The problem is something related to the actual handle, like when you turn it on the inside the bolt doesn’t turn to open. He fixed it at first by reconnecting some part but I guess it got loose again. I was hoping for some trick or button but I guess it was a legitimate hardware issue (aka this should be a professional, not DIY, thing).

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Jul 30, 2014
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Un. Fucking. Believable.

DH got here. Opened the door. Closed it behind him. Now all three of us are locked inside.


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Jul 30, 2014
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So the completely new electronic keypad they put on my door has stopped working with me inside the apartment. My brother is here, too, and we can’t get out. Tried every button, DH called the manufacturer and their solution is “open the door from the outside”

Well.. I don’t have a number for the building security. I can’t reach my boss or his wife now for some reason, and DH is over an hour away (but he’s coming). Until then, neither of us has eaten anything all day (we were trying to go out to get food) and I know I’m not literally trapped in that obviously I have to be able to get out eventually, but I’m in kind of a panic right now.

I don’t understand, it has been working fine for over a week and was even working fine earlier today. What happened? :\


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Jul 27, 2014
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Congratulations to all the girls that can pull their hair back into a ponytail and have it sit beautifully on their heads - not too tight but still secure, just the right amount of loose hair looking cute and casual rather than an absolute mess

The humidity is not so kind to my hair. I have to wear my hair down (despite it being way too hot to do so) in order to hide all the baby hairs underneath that shrink up into old lady curls the moment I step outside my apartment. I love having curly hair, but sometimes it’s really annoying. I’ve thought about doing the magic wave thing, but I’m not sure what I would do with the regrowth and I am NOT brave enough to have short hair. My hair has been past my shoulders for ten years at least.


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Jul 26, 2014
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I’ve been there so many times for shopping and thought you meant the popular underground area but then I actually looked it up and found the places you’re talking about. I’ll check it out, it seems like fun! :) seouliloquy

I’ve been there so many times for shopping and thought you meant the popular underground area but then I actually looked it up and found the places you’re talking about. I’ll check it out, it seems like fun! :) seouliloquy


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Jul 26, 2014
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I found Popsicle sticks AND pipe cleaners in the ipark mall bookstore. Now if I could just find a really big craft store I would be so happy!


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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
@ 11:58 pm
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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
@ 10:34 pm
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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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