Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Christmas in Korea and January currently

I hope your Christmas was wonderful!  My Christmas in Korea was fantabulous.  I have the biggest apartment out of all my friends here in Korea, so I got the privilege of hosting Christmas at my place.  Everyone brought a dish which thank goodness because there is NO way I could have cooked for 25 people in my little kitchen.  We also did a Dirty Santa gift exchange.  Here are some pictures from that day.  Enjoy!

My little apartment...I am grateful because I actually have a living room.  Most of my friends have a one-room apartment.

Check out the huge pile of coats!

Yummy, yummy food.  This was SO good, and I was so glad that nobody brought Korean food.  Yes, I admit it.  I am not a fan of Korean food.

When in Korea, you take your shoes off and leave them at the door.  That's a lot of shoes!

Our stash of gifts...

In Korea, a big jar of peanut butter is an excellent gift.

That's a lot of foreigners in one little apartment!

And of course you have to do a funny picture!

And now for the January currently...I am linking up with Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade.

Listening - I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the movie, Pitch Perfect!  If you haven't seen it, you absolutely must.  I am a sucker for a Capella singing.

Loving - Getting a package in Korea is like Christmas.  Seriously.  You don't know what's going to be in it, and opening it makes me feel like a little girl.  I got 2 packages this week!  Woo-hoo!

Thinking - I have this week and next week of Winter Camp, and then I have my 2 weeks of winter vacation.  When teaching English in Korea, you don't get 2 weeks off at Christmas.  You actually only get Christmas day and New Years Day off.  For my winter vacation, I am going to Thailand.  Ready or not, here I come!

Wanting - I am missing my dogs terribly.  I've had dogs for the past 14 years and to not have one right now is really lonely.  Here are pictures of my 2 babies:

Missy is a little 7-pound diva who rules the house.  She is a terrier chihuahua mix and loves to cuddle with me or her brother.

Kobe is a 3-legged dog who is my second foster failure.  He is such a great dog that there was no way I was letting him go.

Needing - Since I leave for Thailand in 12 days, I need to book my hotel rooms.  Agh!

Memory - I will always remember this Christmas as having a big Christmas party of 25 people in my little apartment.  It was a wonderful day.

I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see what 2014 will bring!

12 comments:

  1. I LOVE Pitch Perfect. I watch it at least once a month! I also totally agree with the specialness of receiving packages when you are abroad, I get so excited with every piece of mail I get. Have fun in Thailand!

    Butterflying Through Teaching

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    1. Don't laugh but I actually just watched Pitch Perfect again. I want to be in one of those groups when I grow up!

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  2. It looks like you had a wonderful Christmas. Love your photos of your dogs. Enjoy your trip to Thailand. I love your Starry Night picture. I am doing a project with my kids in January based on Starry Night. Your photograph reminded me that I need to work that into my schedule.

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    1. Oh thank you Marcia. Starry Night is probably my favorite piece of artwork. Love it!

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  3. WOW! What an amazing experience. It looks like you had a ton of fun. Gotta love experiencing the world...enjoy!
    Tania
    My Second Sense

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    1. Thank you! I am loving this adventure.

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  4. I am a tad obsessed with the song Cups from Pitch Perfect. P.S - your dogs are so adorable!

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    1. Thank you! I miss my dogs terribly, but they are getting spoiled rotten by one of my best friends while I'm gone.

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    1. And I just watched it yet again! Love that movie!

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  6. What an amazing experience for you! I loved your pictures of your Christmas it looked like a blast! :) Pitch Perfect is the best! I have to admit I am a bit obsessed with that one- I watch it a least once a month (sometimes more but we'll keep that on the down low LOL) Have a great New Year!
    ♬Kay
    On the Trail of Learning

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    1. Well I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one obsessed with that movie! I actually just watched it again tonight. Did you know that they are coming out with a Pitch Perfect 2? SO excited!!!

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