Sunday, November 27, 2011


That reminds me, I get a free manicure from the nail salon downstairs. Traded a free Americano coupon and a 24-pack of toilet paper for it.

But on the topic of attitude.

Being a bitch: I've done it again.

It should be kind of disconcerting to others that this isn't even the first time I've decided to just cut someone completely out of my life, despite the fact that they've been a significant part of it. It's just that when there's bullshit, I am just completely not willing to put up with it, especially when it's been going on for 3 months now, and I just want to be able to enjoy my last month here (3 weeks to be exact! Ouch.) however I want to.

It may seem like a bitch move, but is it really so bad if I'm able to mold my life to my own terms when I can, instead of suffering? If someone is being difficult in your life, and you've tried what you've could to fix the situation and nothing's worked, then I really feel like the best solution is to leave them and move on with your life. You really can't keep dwelling or else you'll get nowhere.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Things I Am Thankful For:

  1. The experiences I have been lucky to have this year - I got to visit Europe for the first time in my life and got to travel to so many different countries with a great group of people. I've never lived in such a peaceful city as Prague, so it was a very nice experience, but Paris was my favorite. It really brought out the latent artistic, refined side of myself. Now I am living in Seoul, which is a complete 180 degree turn of a cultural and living experience from living in Europe. I've been traveling this whole year and have so many stories to tell from this one year alone.
  2. Great friends - I realize that the only person who will always be by my side in life is myself, and that people will come and go, so I am grateful for anyone who has continued to stay by my side to this day, even if they will leave me in the future. Carolyn, Kathryn, Linda, Iris, Lauren, Callie, Jordon, Caleb, Fang, Han, Patrick, Connie, Cameron, and anyone else- you guys are all a part of my friendship pie at the moment, and I am thankful for that.
  3. Wonderful family - I'm surrounded by many people with severed families and am grateful that I have a huge loving family, in spite of the occasional riffs that are characteristic of any family. I love my caring parents for supporting me in the experiences I've wanted to have- paying for my NYU tuition, allowing me to study abroad for this whole year, etc. I love my 4 younger siblings- Christina, Cindy, Annie, and Anthony. Even though I don't show them how much my life would be incomplete without them, I really am grateful to have so many littles who look up to me, and I couldn't imagine not growing up in a household filled with loud laughter, screaming, and scuttling feet 24/7.
I feel like I'm thankful for the same things every year, but it shouldn't be a bad thing because it's great that everything I'm thankful for is with me every year.

Happy Thanksgiving 2011, from Seoul, South Korea.