Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Lonely Island Thaigiving

Old Family
New Family
It's All About Moderation

The feast
Bartenders in Actions
Yup, even classy on the holidaze.

Do the "Creep"

"I don't know what but I think I'm going to have a great day..."

B-moves in the living room
"Now back to the good part"

Thaigiving is the new Thanksgiving

For the oven-less foreigner,
the holidays get a bit more creative.
So this year we decided to celebrate with fusion Thai food.

The Thai Giving Menu:
Thai Cucumber Salad
Chicken & Tofu Satay with Peanut Sauce
Tom Kai Gah
Swimming Rama
Pumpkin Walnut Chicken Curry
Cherry Pie

It was magical
and it made us Creep.

(Thank you Rebeqa, Crystal, Alyssa, Landino, Steph, Lisa, and Norma Jean.)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Together Again

"Let's go together," Lauren Teacher said 
and off we went.

Adventures just seem more adventurous when
Rebeqa Teacher and Lanae Teacher
are together again.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Hunt'n Gators

Rebeqa bought me a giant gator and
The shop keeper gave me a giant lollipop.

It feels like I'm at the State Fair.
Where's the fried ice cream and Zipper?

Jim Jill Bong holding down the fort back home.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

He Came, He Saw, He Conquered

The Harri-bou made a visit
and he fell in love...


with Korea
and it's wonderful little children.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Moment In Time

For on magical day
my family was together.

It was delightful.

It is a precious memory.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Adventures of The Harri-bou

To say that The Harri-bou loved Korea
would be a dramatic understatement.

 However, he has always said no place is perfect 
without Krispy Kreme.
 Done and Done.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Breaking the Code

5 Rules for dressing for success in a Korean Kindergarten:
1.  Cute is king.
2.  Bright is a requirement.
3. Tight is your friend.
4.  Short good.
5. Low cut bad.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Put A Fork In It

Norma Jean, all growed up.
Thanksgiving came on November 5th this year,
Right between the US and Canadian options,
and it included all the important parts
like NJ's magical first turkey.

At this point I've spent more holidays outside of The States
than I can actually count and I've loved each and every one.

This time around I reveled in the fact I was just a guest -
not the ring leader and not the facilitator.
I was just the half-drunk girl in charge of mashed potatoes.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


When young and old, Native and Korean...
My ladies: Lisa, Alyssa, Steph, Lauren, Sue.

are all escaping into funny hats and crazy costumes...

it's hard to remember we haven't always been this way...

it just seems like we all belong together.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

'nuff said

Out of the blue the devil appeared in Sokcho.
We were left with only one option,
protest with couples shirts.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Just a Barbie girl living in a Barbie world.

There's a place in Sokcho where ex-pats and locals unite for mayhem.
Especially on Holidays.

Despite the fact I didn't spend a whole lot of time at Min's when I actually lived in Sokcho, its become my festive destination of choice.  I've grown increasingly fond of this quirky outpost and its charming patrons so it's always worth every minute of the long commute across half the country.

Why make such a journey?  Because Min's has got that down home feel.
 In short- it's quirky, it's crazy and you never know what might happen.
However, the one thing I'm certain of is that I'll be welcome and included in all the unexpected fun, even when I haven't been home in quite a while.

So - Come on Barbie, let's go party!