Okay, another mini update :)

So, I’m currently sipping on my bbt from Real Fruit, while I wait for mom to finish up at the gym.

Why not do a mini update post while I’m waiting…so yay!

Well, I’ve mentioned it a few times, but truthfully I kept doubting it would actually happen. Well, I received my Visa confirmation number, and dropped off my passport at the consulate the other day to have my visa stamped.

That means…I probably have about a week left in Canada. I will finally, after probably nearly 8 years of hoping…will be teaching in Korea.

I’ve hit a few hiccups, and will continue to see some more my first week. This is since I need to do a health test (let’s hope I don’t have something severe I didn’t know about O___o), and have to do training that requires a few tests. If I fail, there is a possibility of having my contract revoked. Then its a mad scramble for a new job lol. In any case, I’m not too worried, as I know where my passion to work with children/youth, and know my skills. What I am worried about is my ability to memorize things. That and my health in terms of not being weak. I recently caught a cold, as I was recovering from the flu. This is what stress and worry does to you people…DONT BE STRESSED! Haha…I say that, but I’m the one who got sick :p

Anyway, the point is, the consulate said my visa should be done before Thursday next week. Then I want to leave asap, so I can hopefully see my aunt before training starts. She fell just after the new year, and…ended up breaking her hip. She had it replaced, and is finally at home. Usually this is really really bad for people her age, but when mom called to check in on her, she was feisty as ever. I officially know that all unintentional/kinda intentional snappy comments are part of my blood line from my moms side haha…

In any case, keep your fingers crossed for me, that…
– my visa gets completed without any issues, and hopefully by Monday/Tuesday. I filled out the form, so I shouldn’t be declined the visa.
– that I get at least 90% better by about the same time. I don’t want to be sick on the plane, or during training…I mean I’ll be sleep deprived and jet lagged
– that I don’t fail training (just need to try and remember not to panic)
– that I meet some great people during training, who I can work together with so we can all achieve our goals
– finally, that I might meet some people who I might be able to call friends in this new place

That’s about it for me. Still trying to fit what I need in my one checked luggage, and carry-on. Proving a little hard. But I was able to take all the mu and other face things I need to survive the first 6-9 months. I want to concentrate on converting the Korean Won into Canadian Dollars asap as the dollar has fallen quite a bit, which is in my favour for conversion. So rather save money for a bit, rather than spend like a nut :p

I’m pretty excited!

So, for now, that’s all I have for you. Ill update on progress once I have the passport back :)

Okay, another mini update :)

Musical Friday w Wax/왁스

Wax/왁스 – Fix My Makeup/화장을 고치고

Wax has been a long time fav of mine. Almost from the time of her debut. Her voice isn’t too scratchy, or too high pitched for me. Plus, the emotion…the emotion!!! And the videos are always quite…amusing, even if its typical kdrama late 90s-early 00.


Musical Friday w Wax/왁스

Last week on Instagram…

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

Last week on Instagram…

Musical Friday ‘Miss Me or Diss Me’

Due to a few controversies, MC Mong took a rather long break from the music/entertainment industry. Recently returned, Miss Me or Diss Me was one of the first songs to be released.

I used to love his music, so I was pretty happy to have him back. Of course, I wish that he would have dealt with things better. Oh well.

Musical Friday ‘Miss Me or Diss Me’

Sephora will be the death of me…

I did my best not to buy…or seeing as I did…to stick with skincare. I did okay.

I guess…lol

Well with the employee F&F (where you had to snag a code from an employee, which I grabbed from Instagram), then the VIB release of the F&F sale…my wallet was in for a beating.

I mean…for Sephora, 20% is a rather big deal. It also helped to push things over the top for some. I saw receipts to qualify for Rouge in one shot! Wowza. Cannot imagine doing that myself, but it was interesting to see the pictures that people would post online.

So here is what I managed to drag home.

Sephora F&F Sale 2014
First Aid Beauty Cheers to FAB Skin $60CAN
SUCH a great deal, so I knew I needed it. It was OOS online, but managed to snag it in store. I actually like the cream and the Facial Radiance Pads a lot…and really enjoyed the cleanser, so for me, this was a steal!

Sephora F&F Sale 2014
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pad $14CAN
I actually ordered the Facial Radiance Pads again, as I was on my last few from my first tub. I actually prefer to get the smaller tubs, as my friend once bought a larger one, which ended up drying up on her by the time she got to the bottom. I also don’t peel the seal off completely, which makes me feel as if I am doing it some extra service or something

Sephora F&F Sale 2014
Peter Thomas Roth Unwrinkle Peel Pad $15CAN
I also wanted to try another peel, so I got the Un-wrinkle Peel Pads. It is supposed to be stronger than the FAB ones, but I read some reviews where people preferred the FAB>PTR. I wonder what my experience will be like…For this, the smaller tub ended up being more of a value deal than the larger ones.

Sephora F&F Sale 2014
Peter Thomas Roth 21st Birthday Kit $44CAN
My friend suggested the facial wash, so when I spotted this kit at the Yorkville location, I popped it in my bag. I’ve tried the peel (not my ultimate fav), and the sunscreen (from Sephora’s Sun Kit last year…which is a tad too slick for my oily face). With my age, I need to start moving away from SA and move to AHA…but this was too good of a deal.

Sephora F&F Sale 2014
Clarisonic Brush Head Value Pack $90CAN
This was spotted at the Yorkville location as well. I had ordered the Radiance brush heads online (as they were $43CAN for a two pack), but wanted the regular ones which were sold out at a lot of the locations. I mean it will last me the year…/whydoIneedsomany…

Sephora F&F Sale 2014
I picked these up as well…mainly because they were cute and such a great deal! I think I snagged these before hand…

Sephora F&F Sale 2014
This kit actually ended up going back. I got the facial cleanser in a freebie baggie, and the other stuff didn’t really appeal to me without it. So it went back.

You would think…that would be enough. But no. Black Friday happened, and I picked up a bunch of stuff there (which I shared HERE). Luckily Boxing Day wasn’t that good, so I only got one thing (Ole Henriksen Skincare Duo). Phew…but I still spent so much frigging money. So yes…unless I learn some proper self restraint…Sephora will be the death of me.

Sephora will be the death of me…