Singledom on the Weekend!

This weekend has been really quiet, or the truth is that I spent yet another lazy weekend doing nothing. I am stuck in some broken record lately of procrastinating and arguing with myself to do the right things ~ don’t worry I’m not walking around my apartment talking to myself! However I end up doing nothing and sitting on my arse!!!

So I got myself a pizza, from the local joint for $6 it’s a steal, which I allow maybe once a week or two weeks. I watched “Copying Beethoven” which was great but some parts I didn’t understand the deliberate camera action/focus that reminded me of NYPD. It’s worth watching if you haven’t yet. Then I spent another couple of hours just browsing on the net wanting to listen to some new Indian music as it keeps me in touch with Southall, as you can never get the Southall out of me! Ha ha ha~!

Sunday I wanted to go out but then I thought of the dangers of me spending too much money, so staying home was the cheapest option. I searched online for accommodations, flights etc.. for the big trip that my family will go on in March. Man, there’s so much it’s really overwhelming I forget what I was looking for. I remember when I booked a resort back in 2000 for Cherie, her family as well as some friends and myself, it was so easy it took one evening and a few websites before I made my decision but now I’m all over the place. But I must admit I do have a biased view now as that time was my first time to Thailand but this upcoming trip will be my forth and the first for my family. So I feel some pressure to pick the best that I can as I’ve stayed in some icky places as well as amazing places too.

Well I still have lots to research but my trusted belly started to rumble and annoy me as I really didn’t want to cook. So off I went as I had a craving for kimchi jjigae and thought that I can do this thing by going to the famous place close to my apartment but it’s normally full of taxi drivers which isn’t so nice. I got there only to be disappointed as it was closed, I looked at the other restaurants and saw so many people in them. It’s weird I have eaten in all of these restaurants either alone or with friends. However I felt a different vibe to the weekdays as everyone was sitting in groups. All of a sudden I was feeling panicky and didn’t want to be alone in a restaurant and walked by to the point where there was no more places to eat. I had to go back but I felt so stupid as I felt like everyone had seen me by now as I walked by the windows, so I hopped on the minibus and ended up closer to home. I saw that Manilla Bay restaurant was still open and is normally quiet. I walked in and ordered the same seared tuna dish as last time. But this time, it was absolutely awful, I ate it all due to pure hunger! But now, I regret eating there as my belly is not a happy camper at all! It’s still rumbling but not from hunger and it hurts too, it reminds me of two years ago when I had some serious food poisoning which I’m hoping is not the case here.

Ooooh , tomorrow is one more day closer to this silly winter camp being over! YAY! But I’m excited to practice the play with my kids as we’re doing, “Where The Wild Things Are”.


UK Music

This is an interesting video and the part where Riz MC is talking about Harrow!

Riz MC ~ this is great!

And here's more of Riz MC this dude is wicked!


Happy New Year!

I guess I've been neglecting this blog for quite some time and I'm shocked to just how long it's been since my last post. Oops~!

Well 2008 is here and it seems to be the year of changes. The biggest for myself is the fact that I will be leaving Korea this March. I have come to the end of my rope with ESL teaching here. It's been good as well as it's been frustrating. I'm glad that I have had great kids who actually made it worth while at work. However it's the administration and the fact that as a foreigner I will never have a future and will always be entry level. I was most disappointed with the fact that my contract does not offer anything for signing for the third year however it is expected that I hold most responsibilities as a senior foreign teacher, which makes no sense. But oh well!

So, it's been one of the hardest decisions to make as I love many other things about Korea, I have many dear friends here who are all artisitc and creative in some way that inspire me and my art work. I have independence with the money that I make as I feel it goes a long way here, and I am sad to be giving up my apartment. My art ~ I've been able to partake in a number of shows as well as events with other artists as I'm part of the community here and I will dearly miss it. It took me a long time to get where I am at and I will leave for Calgary once again.

However I'm so excited that my family is finally coming to Asia! This March they will stay here in Seoul for a few days and all of us will leave for a tour of Thailand. My brother will leave and my parents and I will go onto Cambodia and Vietnam. From there they will go home and I am hoping to meet up with my dear friend in LA and possibly my other friend in DC.

I'm planning on starting my own line of necklaces and other art goods as well as the possible career with the oil and gas in Fort McMurray with my brother. So wish me luck!

Here's whats been happening:

My 6th graders created  Halloween comic stories and the 5th graders made 
bookmarks.  The winners received a bag of candies.

Having fun in Itaewon.

The Itaewon Ohs!

Toad in the hole darling?

Saying goodbye to the lovely Irene ;(

My crazy shopping spree except for the whale.

Nado's birthday :)

Preparing for the Minority Report Art Show.

Sketchbook and table.

Hey I found Santa on stilts!

Christmas shopping!

Christmas dinner with some friends.

The best turkey ever!

Boxing day trip to Insadong. 
Yatren, Sandy and Ananda visiting from Daegu.  I hope 
mum and baby are having fun at home in Canada~!

Outside the Minority Report show at Gallery 175.

The family pose~!

My work.

Irene's work.

Fashion is exciting and so is Doota in Dongdaemun!

I accidently ended up at Seoul Tower but took a walk around as it's close to 
my house.  But I love the suspended sculptures.

My new line of necklaces.  Tell me what you think ;P

Birds in Spring.

Geometry wasn't my forte but this is!

For the diva with friends.


My first necklace, "Nabi" also the first to sell.  My friends Jameet and I used to make and sell jewelry during our breaks in high school, but I miss shopping for beads and that as we used to go up to London and Neal Street.