Valentine’s Day in Korea (발렌타인 데이!)

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Valentine’s Day this year was a flurry of events! The morning started with Matt and I filming for DGFEZ. We did a tour of Seomun Market – the largest and oldest traditional Korean market in Daegu. It was a dream come true as I got to try on the traditional Korean hanbok – shoes, headgear and all!

Korean Traditional shoes

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Next, I met up with some chicas from the Love in Action ministry I’m involved in (in which I am doing some sex trafficking advocacy with), so we could share some love on Valentine’s Day and hand out chocolate to people. It was fun surprising people with chocolate and best of all, it was nice hearing them say “Thank you!” in English to me ^_^

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Matt and I finished the night putting up posters for the new Daegu Theatre Troupe play that’s gonna happen next week. We went to the local bars that foreigners usually go to and went above and beyond our call of duty and enticed them to actually pose with the signs.And we found the cutest dog at one of the bars!! Here are some of the pics, along with our awesome new friend Brian and Haerin. We interrupted their VDay celebration but they welcomed us to eat cake and play darts ^^ :

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My October in 2 Minutes

  1. Random Korean BBQ night
  2. Gangnam Style (ish)
  3. Riding my bicycle on the river
  4. At the nurses office at school, dizzy after my vertigo episode
  5. At the hospital, getting my ears checked
  6. Church retreat, and of course that means icebreakers!
  7. Awesome pimped out wheelchair!
  8. Weekly Wednesday bible study
  9. Tweeking my bike ’cause I’m still adjusting to it!
  10. Faculty dinner
  11. School festival
  12. Last warm days on the river
  13. Puppies galore!
  14. Rainiest day
  15. Shopping for fabric for Halloween at the traditional market
  16. Shopping for pumpkins
  17. Cute drum players
  18. Block party dinner
  19. Trying out theater costumes
  20. 24 Hour Halloween Theater Show
  21. Laura’s crazy scary costume!
  22. Creepy guy wearing an actual pig’s face for Halloween… seriously
  23. Even the serial killer likes to dance
  24. Street vendor playing with her baby
  25. Trying to make pumpkin pie…fail
  26. Teaching my Halloween lesson

It’s Halloween in Daegu!

Last weekend we suited up and went to celebrate one of my faaaaavorite holidays! Does it really surprise you that I like to dress up? 
BAM! I impressed myself with putting this Wilykit from the Thundercats outfit together in 3 days. I made it! WoooOOooo, mama be proud! Everything including contacts cost like $35. 
We first headed out to support Matt in his role in the 24 Hour Halloween Daegu Theatre Troupe show. 
Then we headed out to eat afterwards, and along the way Mihwa and Kelly got embarrassed about being dressed up so they went undercover lol.
Laura managed to freak out all of downtown Daegu with her realistic creepy ghost costume. Rolling a dress in dirty potatoes and smearing flour on you really works! 
Matt bought the wig, but I made him into the prettiest girl ever with makeup and accessories! The Koreans loved him, once again Matt was the celebrity of our group and people kept stopping us to take pics with him. 
People kept staring. Either cause Dave looked mad creepy, or Matt was adjusting his copper colored bra (my idea as well haha).
Such a creeper!
But then Dave got freaked out when this random drunk foreigner gave him a tight squeeze…with his pig face on…a literal pig face…bought at a local meat market. Grooooossssss!
The group at JJ’s where Matt and Dave were hits with these two Korean girls who kept wanted to use the butcher knife to kill each other. 
Gangnam Style –> Just had to be done. 
On such a night, of course you end it doing karaoke ^__^ 

My Friends are Creative

My friends, Jarrod Clegg and Eddie Pailet from The Daegu Theatre Troupe, made an epic music video that showcases our beautiful city of Daegu. Check it out: