New job talk

Almost 1 year later and here's what's changed:

  • I moved down to the Suwon area,
  • I got a new job as an after school teacher in an elementary school
  • I'm studying hard to try to be a programmer, which is why I moved. For the job with the short hours.

Other things have and are changing, but we'll save those for later when the outcome is more clear.

I work only about 5 hours and spend the rest exercising (there's a gym in the lobby of my building) and trying to focus on studying. The hardest part about starting something new is fitting it into your everyday schedule.  But as usual, even if I miss my lazy days, it's way more gratifying finally getting to play a game or watch a movie after I've done everything I "need" to do.

I got these Jaybird bluetooth earbuds as an early birthday gift for myself! I paid way too much for my phone to have it yanked to the ground by a cord a smashed while I'm running. These are the more 'high-end' kind of bluetooth 'buds, the sound quality is supposedly better, but more importantly the battery life is 8hrs instead of a tiny 2hrs.

quarter century birthday part 2

At midnight of the 25th (my real birthday), keunseok suddenly woke me up from my half-asleep state and was like 'we have to watch a movie, don't go to sleep, get up.' obviously i was grumpy about that!! so i sit up, grumbling until i see on the tv 

"to Sidney...."

and i just yelled '야!!!!' because i knew what was coming; he had asked a bunch of our friends to make a short clip wishing me happy birthday and edited them all together. i cried so much while watching it, and i was so happy.

it ended with a long video from my parents, and keunseok walked up the stairs to the loft with a 'cake' (cranberry bread with candles in it) and sang me happy birthday along with my parents in the video.

it was amazing, and is one of the best things i could've ever gotten. thank you so much to everyone involved, that video will forever be priceless to me.

the next morning, keunseok made me seaweed soup 미역국, the usual birthday soup in korea. actually, it was pre-packaged and we just had to heat it up, but it was still really good!

after breakfast, keunseok wanted to go swimming one last time. it was even colder than the day before, but he braved it!

it was raining,'s this action shot of keunseok flipping his hair.

no one else was up then, so it was very peaceful. have i gushed enough about the view and the fresh air?

i even got in for like .5 seconds ㅠㅠ i don't deal well with the cold water. but the pool water was warmer than the rain that was falling!

after my quick dip, we opened up the jacuzzi room and soaked for a long while.

the only morning picture of me where you can't see my usual morning bloat right away 8)

of course he looked like some pool boy model without even trying. UGHHH.

after, we had some ramen (he had ramen, i took a few bites) and that same puppy came by when we opened our door. she was in love with keunseok, i think. he claims her 애교 was too strong and he couldn't resist.

and then, good bye wonderful pension and beautiful 가평 ㅠㅠ i want to go back for our anniversary. not even to the same pension, but to this same area.

it was a great, private birthday celebration. i was blown away by keunseok's plans and the care he took to do everything for me. perfect start to my 25th year~