Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Leaving Korea

It's been 6 months, a great adventure full of new experiences and friends and I'm ready to pursue what I love most... Horses. I have missed them dearly. My plan is to take my BHS (British Horse Society) Exams which I have been putting off. I need the education and Certs to back up my experience, most legit horse jobs require BHS. So fingers crossed I can look back on this year and know I made the right decision.

I'm gonna miss Korea, even though Korea & I have a love/hate relationship. Mostly I'm gonna miss Shane who will be here until November and then coming to Ireland for a short European adventure with me before he heads home to Texas for Thanksgiving, which he is already extremely excited for!

I don't want this to be a sad post! I want to reflect on my great adventure with Shane, know I'm gonna see him again very soon and look forward to MANY MORE adventures with him, which no doubt we'll have!!!

A slight rip off from Ashley's Blog but I feel the same so here goes:

Things I WONT miss about Korea:

Hagwon life

The communication fails

Language Barrier

The nasty beer

The price of cheese

Scary Adjumas

The smell of fish everywhere

The smell of sewerage everywhere


Everything is last minute & mandatory

Being sick after eating anything

People parking wherever they feel like


The noisy cats from the cat castle
Living & breathing in TIGHT Asian spaces
The lack of horses

Things I WILL miss about Korea:

SHANE (but I'll see him soon enough..wohoo)

The cute kids I teach

Shabu-Shabu (Favorite meal here)

Cheap drinks

Cheap food

Cheap health care

Cheap everything

Crazy cab drivers

There are No traffic laws

There is No copyright laws

There is No open container laws

How safe it is here

Riding bikes by the river

The transport systems

Twilight & wine nights with Kelly & Kelsey, the Cullen Sisters

Songs & the Irish girls & Co.

The Ridge

Maybe I'll be back someday. Not to teach.

But to once again experience the crazy culture it has to offer.

Bye Korea!!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Woah Beefy Koreans!!!

Yesterday, Shane & myself attended a Bodybuilding tournament in Gwangju. One of our instructors/friends at our gym was competing. It was ridiculous. Beef Beef Beefy Beefcakes!
They were like an ARMY of muscle!

Nice panties boys!

There was a half time show that I know Aine would really enjoy as she is the 'Spinning QUEEN', also... Mam you might pick up a few cool moves for your spin class at Westwood! ha!
(See Video below!)

This is our friend 'Jay' doing his thing... beefy!
(Video below!)