A Week in Photos #4

This past week started off beautifully, so much so it felt like summer….and you know what that meaaans! Ice cream season!! Woooooohoooo! Best of all, these scrumptiliumptions popsicles go for as little as 50 cents. Word yo, as it should be. 
It’s been nice to walk around and enjoy the weather and the smell of grass and flowers all around. The river next to my apartment has become a sanctuary. 


Korea is so …cute! Can’t help but take pictures of the little details. They love to love here. Sometimes it makes you gag…and other times you just want to smile and join in the cheesyness. 

Other times you stop and stare in confusion and think, “Did they really mean to name this cafe in such a backwards way? Or were they trying to be clever?” …. I’ll let you decide. 

This isn’t being clever … I hope. To have a stuffed animal made after an alcoholic beverage is either brilliant in a sort of evil way (see example here), or shows how puritanical us Americans are to alcohol. They must laugh at our bootleggin’ days. 

 

So aside from being incredibly brilliant in their business skills, maybe it’s Korea or the fact that 20 years have gone by, but I was shocked to find an old classic toy had been revamped. Remember when all you needed was patience and an imagination to make a dinosaur? Now it also comes with a battery pack to make it roar in your face. Sweeeeeeeet! 

Had a great time attending Mansell’s birthday pajama party 🙂 We watched a movie from the year he was born then headed out to watch an awesome band play at Urban. Live music….loved it. 

I’ve been pretty tired lately from work, theater practice, theater web stuff, training for a run, dance and the various etc.’s in my 
life. So using my random Korean word skills, I’ve come up with my slogan that I can pretty much use daily nowadays: 
오늘 많이 피곤해요 그래서 좀비예요 왜냐하면 뇌 없어요
Today I am really tired so I am a zombie because I have no brain. 
You should see the looks I get from people LOL. 


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Dreaming in Korean

A few months ago it finally happened. In my broken English I finally spoke Korean in a dream. It felt awesome! I’ve heard it’s always a good sign when that happens, in regards to language acquisition that is. 

So last night was dream number 2. Here goes:

I was babysitting this small 8-year-old. When I picked her up from school she was balling. “What’s wrong?” I asked, and she started to tell me that she couldn’t live in her house anymore because a ghost was haunting her. I told her I’d see what I could do. We get to her place and there it is. A boy, a creepy dead looking ghost boy. And he is staring at us with the most stoic expression. Creeeeepy. The girl is covering her eyes and wont stop crying so I have to guide her and drag her to the apartment. Her family and I all watch as this boy appears in the dining area and just stares at us. Frustrated I yell at him. “Leave! Stop haunting her!” ….

I couldn’t help it. I had to draw it. It’s moments like this I wish I was a digital artist. Sigh, oh well ^_^ One day! 

Hahaa … so yes. It was a Korean ghost who did not speak a lick of English. I love how even in my dreams I suck and struggle to speak Korean. Maybe one day … ^_^ 

Daegu turns Musical

The Daegu Theatre Troupe’s sister group, Daegu Musical Revue, put on its first show this past November. It was a mixture of solos, duets and choral performances from various classic and contemporary shows.

Aaaahh! I almost died doing this show. I was massively sick and thus my voice was shot. I got stage fright…yep I was freaking out about doing this solo. Thankfully one of the main guys doing the show was just amazing and kept encouraging me to do it even though I came into every practice ready to quit. 

Ironically, the song I sang was “Climbing Uphill” from The Last Five Years – about an actress who’s mediocre acting career is making her dreams seem impossible and out of reach. Ha, so the acting was not really acting. It was me being me and dying on stage haha. 

Anywho, enjoy….sorry the video quality sucks, they were from my friend’s iPhone and I couldn’t get most of them. 

Foods I Miss in America

I was thinking the other day on my trip back home to America. I basically had Mexican food the whole time there, gorging on what I had missed the most. Currently, what I wish was inside my fridge (besides my mama’s home cooking of course):
  • Cilantro – hard to find and makes me drool. The Quiznos has it and I am sure to ask form, “Mani Shilantro!!” when I order.
  • Thick, creamy Yogurt …seriously Korea has only the watery or drinkable kind.

  • One WordChipotle

  • An Actual Dessert Menu….Coffee and Tea are NOT desserts!

  • American-Style Sushi….. like the Philadelphia rolls

  • Fresh salads with appropriate dressing….. somehow this can be a tricky thing to find here. I would like an un-drenched salad please!