Saturday, April 19, 2014

Five for Fraturday - my fantabulous week

Well Friday came and went and oops! I totally forgot Five for Friday. In my defense, I did have a busy day and evening. So I hope you don't mind that this one is on Saturday.

Let's get it started! This week was a fantabulous week. I have now been in Korea for 8 months. I can hardly believe it. I only have 4 months left. I plan on living it up as much as I can. Carpe diem!

On Sunday I went to a Clothing Exchange. Finding clothes that fit in Korea is sometimes hard. So a couple of women started this clothing exchange twice a year, and everyone brings clothes to exchange. Then you walk around the room and just pick what you want to keep. And all the leftovers go to charity. I found a couple of Old Navy tops that fit and a couple of books. What a cool thing to do! Wish we could do this at home.

If you knew me in person, you would know that I LOVE hamburgers and French fries. They are my favorite food. I love them. Seriously.

In Daejeon, there is an awesome restaurant called House Grill. The guy who owns it actually lived in California for several years, and his burgers and fries are out of this world. I will absolutely miss this place when I move back to Texas.

On Monday, I took my new co-teacher, Jin Ju, to House Grill. She had never been there before. She LOVED it. I always get the Texas burger (can't imagine why....hehe), but I got the Hangover Burger this time...even though I don't really drink and didn't have a hangover. It's two patties, cheese, bacon, and their special sauce. SO good. Wow. Oh, wow. I will be going back there this week. Nah...I'm not obsessed or anything.

If someone had told me that spring was this beautiful in Korea, I wouldn't have believed them. It is absolutely gorgeous here right now. First, the cherry blossoms came, and I was captured by their beauty. But then these flowers started blooming. They are SO bright, vibrant, and colorful that they look fake. These photographs were taken near my school on the way to the subway. Or they gorgeous or what?

I have several students who are blind and are learning their ABCs. So I decided to make "touch" ABC cards for them. I took simple ABC cards, laminated them, and then used a hot glue gun to outline each letter. They worked out great!

We also used our ABC rainbow mats to match up the letters. I love to use our favorite ABC song and pause it after each letter, allowing the students to find the letter and match it to the one on their mat. The girls love that song so much that one day I caught one of them singing it in the bathroom. LOL!

Last but not least, I have some exciting news. Last week, I shared that I had to have a biopsy. I was nervous for the results but also for the fact of just being in a foreign country and having the possibility that something might be wrong. Scary place to be. I just heard from the doctor yesterday, and my mass in my breast was benign! Praise God! She tells me that I have fibrocystic breast disease, which is quite common but not dangerous.

I'm also excited that my jeans are so big that I can fit my whole arm in them. Weird but exciting! I think it's time to retire those jeans. Don't you think?

How was your week? I puffy heart comments and would love to know who all is reading my little blog!


  1. I love that we were able to connect through the Five for Friday linky. Yes, I live just south of the DFW area and LOVE Ranger baseball. I was looking at your pictures and noticed that you are currently in South Korea...what an experience! Are you from the DFW area? As far as the pictures, I use Pic Monkey. I started out with the free version when I started my blog a couple of months ago. But, I quickly upgraded to the paid version because I am somewhat of a perfectionist and I wanted to be able to do more with my pictures. The yearly membership was less than $40 so it worked out to be about $4 per month which I thought was very reasonable for all it offers.

    1. I am from the DFW area! I'm from Irving, and I love the Ballpark too. I'm teaching English for a year in South Korea. Because of my teaching experience, I got placed at the blind school. It's been a unique experience.
      As for Pic Monkey. Duh! I'm such a dork! I actually have the paid version too, but I usually just use it for editing and not for collages. I was using another app for collages, but I really liked the ones you did. So I just used Pic Monkey for my other blog, and they turned out fabulous. Thank you so much!

  2. I'm so thrilled for you and the benign lump! Breast cancer runs wild in my family. I lost an aunt to it at such a young age. 42. My grandmother lost both breasts and my mom had it but didn't have to lose anything. Glad you are free and clear! A huge sigh of relief!!!

    1. Thank you Cheryll! I think the hardest part was being in a foreign country and asking those "What if?" questions. Breast cancer is one scary thing.

  3. I came here from the Five For Friday Linky. The House Grill looks ridiculously delicious! I can see why you like it so much.

    Your trip to school is gorgeous!

    1. I'm glad you found me! House Grill is insanely delicious. The burgers are phenomenal and the French fries are the perfect crispness. Yummo!