Alluring to my Nose and Wallet

Jodi and I happened to go into one of the perfumes stores in downtown, around the corner from Buy the Book and Mr. Pizza.

I had been in need of my favorite perfume, Salvatore Ferregamo’s Incanto Heaven. We went into the store and I was able to try out the others in his line. I finally settled for trying a new one, his Incanto Charms.

The price threw me off a little, pretty close to the prices in America. While I battled between splurging, the girl next to me had selected her scent. Then she did something amazing! She chose these small empty tubes from the countertop and had the salesperson fill it with the perfume. Her would be $50 purchase was reduced to a mere $20!

So there you have, it is even better than getting the bootleg versions off the streets of Manhattan. You can get the real legit perfume for a mere $20 for 20ml!

Perfect size!

Then Jodi found Sephora’s website that let’s you know what other perfumes you may enjoy based on your fav.

My suggested perfumes

Here were some useful Korean phrases I needed:


Capturing Apsan Park

My school had a trip to Apsan Park with the goal of having a landscape competition. The girls would spend the day in the park capturing a scene with paints and watercolors, while the teachers chaperoned and relaxed for the day. What I got out of it was spending time with teachers I rarely see, even with the big language barrier and realizing how shy middle school girls are about taking pictures. They try so hard to hide behind their hands and peace sign gestures!

Interesting fact: San means mountain in Korean, so never call it Apsan Mountain.


Some of them were so talented!


They found any spot to sit on, listen to music and work on their art.


The teachers and I played hooky and rode the tram to the top.


The view of Daegu


They were so shy!




My Korea acting debut

Thanks to Jodi, I got involved with a theater troupe here in Daegu. Started by Kristin 2 years ago, it was simply a “I miss theater and let me go on facebook and find out who misses it too” kind of moment and that is how it all began.

Who doesn’t love a good cheesy Murder Mystery eh? We are having two shows, on the 30th and 31st. So though I won’t be celebrating one of my favorite holidays with my siblings this year, I’ll be doing something exciting to make up for it!


The Chumpi Chambre: The Toddler Weeks

Here are some clips from a couple of weeks ago. Again, Chumpi no longer looks like this. He is growing up so fast! ;-(

*Chambre – spanish slang for gossip