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Just behind my building, there is a school. Around the school, there are these beautiful cherry blossom trees. I spent a few minutes just letting the petals fall, and watching the branches sway.

I had taken a small trip to Myeong Dong to pick up a few things, after meeting someone. I picked up these Modi Polishes from Aritaum. Unfortunately the pink one SUCKS. It applies…plastic-y? It chips right after it dries. Yay for the 1+1 deal, but boo cause it was still about $2 each :T (On a side note, the brown one does much better so far…)

#lunch #korea #incheon #먹스타그램 #데일리

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Had lunch with the other teachers. I’m not sure what this was, but it was pretty good :)

Isn’t this just the cutest?! One of my students gave me it. It is Animal Stamp Candy. You lick it, and then stamp away! Tastes like Coca Cola. Yum.

I then found a bag at Costco Korea. I didn’t plan on seeing them, so I didn’t have the room to take it back with me. Next visit…I think I will xD

My meals have been…well very typical for me. I don’t need frills when it comes to eating. But…I am getting bored. This one one of my meals for the day. Chicken breast cooked, ripped apart. Mix in a block of tofu, flavour it with random things, and then shove it in a fried tofu wrapper.

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Yum…#dakgalbi #bucheon #부천 #먹스타그램 #데일리

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I had to meet my cousin. I had never met him before, and didn’t have a way to contact him. My aunt also didn’t have a picture of him on his phone. For some reason, I assumed he was on the ‘younger’ side of my cousins. Boy was I wrong. I almost missed him! haha…In any case, I got to eat with him, and chat. It was nice. We went to have Dakgalbi, since it was cheap, and wasn’t terribly busy.

One of my students brought Dong Bang for our class. Korea used to have a huge fascination with poo. My kids back in the days, would draw them EVERYWHERE. Yet, they will scream bloody murder if they actually see dog poop, in piles, on the street. In any case, it was funny. It smiles at you!!

#korean #handchimes #incheon

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#handchimes #korea

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I had to attend this cultural seminar. Here, there was this ladies group that played these hand chimes for us. No, not hand bells, hand chimes. It was like a tuning fork, with a tiny mallet. Apparently used as training tools before you start using hand bells. Either way, it was interesting. Would have loved to have seen the Gayagum, or other traditional instruments though…

#incheon #cherryblossom #spring #lovely #korea #sakura #데일리

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The Cherry Blossoms are out! I wanted to go to a park to visit them, but may need to do that early in the morning during the weekdays. For the time being, these were around the cultural centre. So many, so pretty.

After the seminar, we had a meal with the rest of the branches. It was hard to chat with everyone, but it was nice to see who else was working in the same company :)

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First off, Happy Special Birthday to My Dear Friend Jav~ Hope you have a wonderful day!

My students amuse me…such an interesting way to depict the two different feelings

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Ah…sometimes it is hard to get through the lessons. Not because of the students, but rather the material itself. So, it is always nice to see something like this, and have the students explain it. I thought it was interesting that they were able to explain the mixed emotions of the characters.

Yum I might eat on as an appetizer…lol #icecream #korea #incheon #먹스타그램

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This was earlier in the week…but I actually bought a few more Friday night. The embarssing part was that as I was stuffing my goodies in my bag, my student walked in and saw me. Wonder if she will tell the others about my crazy ice cream habits here xD

#milk #bingsu #loveu~ #shindorim #먹스타그램

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I am addicted to Milk Bingsu. I went to a buffet lunch at Shindorim, where I met with a kiddo I have known for a little over 15 years. It was a great time to catch up, as he is the first person from home I have seen since I got here. Seeing as it has only been 7 weeks, it isn’t like I was dying from the lack of ppl I am familiar with…but it was SOOOO nice to catch up. Anyway, this was the Sushi Buffet at D-Cube City, Sindorim Station. We paid 16,800won/person. It was alright. Not amazing, but better than Todai in Myeong Dong.

Went to Bucheon Station to meet my Aunt. She is quite the demanding old woman! But…not in a horribly mean way. It is just really funny that the family is all like that lol Anyway, I got to the station early so I could roam about. Gotta love the random outdoor markets in Korea <3

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Surprise…surprise…

Still haven’t hooked up a phone. Still not sure if I want to set up a phone. I probably will seeing as I am dependent on Google Maps, and my Aunts are going nuts not being able to call me. Going to try and get unlimited data, so maybe I can skimp on getting actual internet at home…we will see.

In any case, not much to post about, seeing as I didn’t have much wifi access -__-

This was taken a little while back. I was in Namdaemun, and came across this stall. SUPER Kawaii!! So delicate as well :)

Last Friday, the female coworkers and I went to celebrate another new teacher’s term. We went for the Blueberry Makgeolli that I fell in love with last time. Too bad I can’t drink much though…but my goodness it is YUMMY! I know, that once I finish up my year, and go back home…I will for sure be making this during any BBQ I host :P

In any case, a long weekend is coming up for you guys! Hope that you have a great week :)

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Here’s hoping that my pictures show up properly. Instagram linking wasn’t too friendly last week…

#korea #incheon #lunch #yum #먹스타그램 #데일리 #인천

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So, since I have early meetings on Tuesday and Thursdays, it meant that I get to have a late lunch with some of my co-workers. This was suggested by one, as the fish soup was her favourite. I’m not usually a solid fan of it, but I have to say…for only 7,000won, it was delicious!

Late last week, one of my co-workers made us homemade Mac&Cheese!! It was DELICIOUS. Made with cheddar and Jack Pepper cheese. She also added a Mexican spice for an added kick. Just…Just…I have no words. I felt so bad asking for more, as we needed to save some for another co-workers Fiance. But dang…so yummy it deserved its own picture :)

#InstaSize #namdaemun #Seoul #korea #streetfood #touristthings #데일리 #먹스타그램 #얌

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I was in Namdaemun to buy Hot Cheetos with K. You know, I had NEVER heard of them…Canada doesn’t get them. But hot dang…I wish we did. They are 5000won a bag here, and in a way, worth it. The flavour is unique. The taste really grows on you. In any case, yummy. The picture is of some of the street food while passing through. This is…Uhmuk? Kind of like a fish cake thing…I think?

I FINALLY got my hair cut. There is no Juno Hair close to me. Luckily, I was able to go to Edae (Ehwa Women’s University area), and visit Juno Hair location #2. Brief review, I like the atmosphere at Location #2, but I liked the head massage and the ladies at Location #3 more. I was waiting for a friend to get her hair treatment done, and was asked if I wanted a drink. They delivered the drink on the tray, with flowers, and mini chocolate muffins xD

Epic foodddd xD #koreanbbq #bbq #sinchon #먹스타그램 #데일리 #yum #InstaSize

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We had dinner. I love the way they have the egg ring around the meat. YUMMY! xD It was a good Korean BBQ Meal. I forgot the name, but this is a franchise.

Soooooooo happy! #행복해 #팥빙수 #팥미옥 #patbingsu #seoul #korea #먹스타그램 #데일리

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We then went for dessert. Roamed the streets of Shinchon…and ended up at Patbingsu place. I got the milk one, and my friend got the nut one. So yummy xD It was a good day for food lol

Late night. #hongdae #seoul #nighttime #super7 #슈퍼7

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We then went to Hongdae to play. I’m much older than her, but we ended up at a club. We wanted to dance, and we did. But DANG…I felt like I lost 5 years of my life, seeing as these kids smoke like there’s no such thing as cancer -___- But it was fun for the most part :) I loved that I could wear my sneakers, and I still wasn’t the most under-dressed person there lol

I then went to the Siloam Sauna and Spa at Seoul Station. I was pretty tired, but the subways were closed, and I needed a break. I only went for the sauna part, since I really did want to get home asap (I was seriously sleep deprived. I can’t party like I used to OTL). But, I had such a great time. Great water massage, and then just a real ‘tub’ to soak in…was good. I would seriously suggest you go to a Jimjilbang, and do the whole naked sauna thing. I would never go with a friend or even a family member. However, when you don’t know the people, it is far easier to do :P

Later on Sunday, I met up with K, and we went to Bupyeong Market to check out. We ended up at Fruili Venezia, where I had pasta. Very good! They also had a deal where you buy two pasta’s, you get a pizza free. Unfortunately, the pizza was sweet, since it was made with BBQ sauce…not tomato. I’d go for the pasta again, but it is expensive without the pizza freebie.

In any case, yummy food pictures are always welcome…right?? :)

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I had this huge love for Pucca and Garu back in high school. Loved it so much, one of my close friends at the time gave me this pucca pencil set. I still have the mechanical pencil a decade later. I was always paranoid that I would lose it, but still carried it around in my pencil case :P

In any case, I’ve been loving the promotion of Pucca. I’m not sure why she is being promoted though…

#happycamper #korea #food #burger #incheon #먹스타그램 #데일리

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My Coworker K said that these burgers were great. So we made our way over after work one day. I must say, that the friendly attitudes of the workers, and the super yummy cheesy food…I was SUPER happy with my meal. Yes, it is a tad expensive for what we think should be cheaper. But I had no regrets. NONE. I wanna go back now :P
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I FINALLY got to start my Alien Registration Card! If Canadians wish to stay longer than the 90 day period, you need to get one. This also allows me to open up a bank account (used to be that you could temporarily open with your passport, but the two places we went to said they don’t do that), I can sign a contract for my phone and internet…I cannot wait! It was also pretty quick. We took the public transit, and I left and was back in my area within 2 hours. We got there in the morning, so that was also REALLY helpful.

#friedchicken oh how well it's done here…#korea #bupyeong #incheon #goodeats

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Chicken.
Is there anything more that needs to be said?
I had this nutritionist friend awhile back, and she used to say how technically fried things weren’t as bad as we make it seem. The reason they were, was because the oils are not heated high enough, thus does not drain off the food. So when you eat the food, all that oil that has been trapped is consumed. I’m not healthy, or think about oils…but the fried stuff here…is just awesome. It isn’t oily. Perfectly crispy. The only oils are from the chicken itself, if you even find any. It is almost as if it has evaporated during the frying process. So all that is left is the delicious, moist chicken…

I might be drooling while typing this LOL
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Oops, almost forgot to schedule this!

Did you know that Cadbury has apparently changed their Creme Egg packaging?? I mean, too often I would look into the container, and see eggs without their foils. In that case this is a great move for them. But…it just isn’t the same! Having to carefully peel the foil in the event that the creme seeped out and adhered itself to the foil…haha

I have always wanted to buy a lovely “In your face” statement piece. This isn’t as wild as some that I have seen, but it is just lovely for me. I picked this up from Banana Republic online. It was 50% off the sale price, and additional 25% off for a new purchase code (sign up for their email and they email you a special code). Ebates Canada was also having 7% on purchases. Seriously, I have spent too much in the past month on Gap Corp purchases. But I happen to love the things I have picked up. Helps that they were nearly Old Navy prices :P

First celebration. I turned another year older last week, and got to celebrate with people I have known for exactly half my life. I cannot handle any alcohol, and my friends are worried for me, since Korea is all about drinking haha. It’s okay. There will be other lovely yummy things to eat and drink that aren’t alcohol. (Dufflet Raspberry Lemon Cake. They know how much I love my Dufflet). On a side note, my friends picked up a candle that sings :P

I met with other friends who I have known for exactly half my life at Piggy’s (Thornhill, Glen Cameron Rd). It was my first time. LEAVE YOUR COAT IN THE CAR!!! My hair STUNK so badly after lol. But DAMN did we have a fun time laughing. <3

In any case, I still have some more food dates left this week. It isn’t that I mean to be selfish, but in the last few years, birthday’s last a week. It is just a little hard to gather everyone with all our different schedules. I don’t mind…makes me feel more special :P

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