July 28, 2011


Happy Friday!

Tonight I am heading to Indonesia for a little over two weeks! I can not wait to get in the air and start my summer vacation.

One of my best friends, Olivia, is half Indonesian. Her father grew up in Jakarta and is accompanying our group of 14 friends on our trip through Indonesia. It is going to be so much fun to travel with Olivia's Dad and have someone in our group who can speak Indonesian and knows their way around the country.

We are starting our trip in the capital city of Indonesia, Jakarta. Full of motor bikes, markets and upscale malls, I have heard Jakarta is like the wild wild west.

Next we are moving on to another large city on the island of Java called Jogyakarta. It is known to be the cultural capital of Java and is very close to two important Hindu and Buddhist temples.

Our last stop on our tour through Indonesia is Bali. We are going to spend a little over a week exploring this large island. I am going to spend a night or two in Kuta, the backpacker city, before heading into the cultural city of Ubud (where Eat Pray Love was filmed). We are going to finish our trip on a small island off the eastern coast of Bali called Nusa Lembongan. I have read that it is the real Bali, no cars allowed on the island, beautiful beaches and small bungalows right on the sand. It is going to be the perfect place to end our trip.

Wish me luck, and hopefully I will have tons of interesting stories and beautiful pictures to share! Have a great weekend!

And to appease the crowds a KPOP Friday video.

"Roly Poly" by T-ara.

July 21, 2011



The rain has finally stopped and the sun has come out. It actually feels like summer and I could not be happier. The last day of school was on Tuesday. I have been teaching a Summer English Camp for four hours each morning and then either desk warming or sneaking out to enjoy the summer weather.

Yesterday Olivia, Sam and I left school early to hit up a public pool in Seoul. We went to the Yeouido Swimming Pool, which is right on the Han River. The enterance fee is only 5,000 won; however, you must also buy a swimming cap for 4,000 won or you can't go into the water.

It was a blast. The pool was full of oiled Koreans wearing revealing bathing suits and tattoos. Also the kiddie pool was PACKED with little nuggets wearing cute suits with matching tubes and swim caps. The pool's sound system was blasting summer club jams the whole day, which was putting everyone in a good mood. I can't wait to head back to the pool on the Han to enjoy more of my summer in Seoul.

For KPOP FRIDAY I am going to give you two Korean Summer Jams that were being played non stop yesterday at the pool in Seoul.

The first song is called "Hot Summer" f(x). I also recently featured another f(x) song "(Pinocchio) Danger".

Pretty average KPOP song and video. It is a fun video and upbeat song, great for summer days lounging pool side.

Hope you enjoy the video for "Hot Summer" by f(x).

The second song for this weeks KPOP Friday is "LaLaLa" by Mighty Mouth. This also isn't Mighty Mouth's first apperance on KPOP Friday. Check out their post for the song "Tok Tok".

There is not a whole lot going on with this song; I mean the title is "LaLaLa". It is a classic summer single with a video made to look just like one of LMFAO's pool parties. I have to give it to Mighty Mouth though, they are making me want to go to where ever they are in Korea and party on that boat and pool with them.


Enjoy Mighty Mouth's summer single "LaLaLa".

July 14, 2011



It has been raining straight for about 3 weeks now and I think I am officially over rainy season. Korea is in some serious need of sun.

This weekend we are heading south east to Boryeong, the home of the world famous Mudfest.

I have been looking forward to this weekend for eleven months. This festival is the festivals of all festivals. Millions of foreigners and Korean's alike flock to this small beach city to soak themselves in MUD, drink, dance, wrestle, slide, swim, ect. There are also going to be DJ's and fireworks. One fabulous weekend.

This week's KPOP Friday song is "Bubble Pop" by Hyuna.

Hyuna is a member of the South Korean girl group 4minute (KPOP Friday back in October). She is a Seoul native and currently attends Konkuk University.

"Bubble Pop" is her first single off her first solo EP. It is a fun cathy song that has an extremely sexy video. Her dance moves are very provocative for Korean videos and it has been getting some backlash, but I love the video more because of it! Things I love that are in this video: the silver HUMMER, the Derrick Rose jersey and how the video is filmed and edited similar to Korean TV (cartoon writing).

Have a great weekend and I hope you enjoy this week's KPOP Friday "Bubble Pop" by Hyuna.

July 13, 2011

Photo Booth Love

Most of my student have never been able to play around on an Apple computer before. They all think I am very "richie" for having one and want to always look over my shoulder to see how it works.

I have been showing some of my favorite students Photo Booth recently, and they have been LOVING it.

Here are some shots we have taken over the past couple of months.