You know your New Year's Eve was awesome when. . .
1. You got to go to a year end gayo. 2.You make Jae-jin from F.T. Island act like a fan getting attention from her favorite idol. 3. You get Hongki from F.T. Island to say “Hello” to you. 4. You got to ring in the new year with U-KISS. 5. You got to meet some amazing new friends and spend it with current ones.
Reasons I love Korea #46456456:
Old men and women sell vegetables out of the back of their truck dirt cheap. And if they know you? It’s cheaper. And if you’re their kid’s teacher? You some how manage to get a massive sack of mandarin oranges for about $1.50 (2000 won)
How to not say mechanical pencil.
“Teacha, I want a MAGIC PENCIL please.” “Teacha, I want a penal cull pencil please.” I nearly died at penal cull.
The most amazing student ever
So we were making paper snowflakes in class. One girl was so gung-ho on having an epic snowflake… And then when she opened it she realized she’d folded the paper wrong and it was some weird backwards thing. Girl: *running around the room, yelling* OTL OTL OHHH TEEEEE EEEEL. OTL OTL OTL. Me: *chokes, what is air* Well, we have to put up the OTL flake on the window, don’t we? ...
You know you live in Asia when...
One of the highlights of your week is a COSTCO CHEESE RUN. TWO POUNDS OF MARBLE CHEESE, YOU WILL BE MINE. Bonus if I can find the industrial sized buckets of candy canes again.
Things you really shouldn't do at the angry,...
•Make eye contact •Shush him •Laugh at his madness •Tell him to be quiet or shut up. … But guess who is a boss with some serious swag? 8D I laugh in the face of danger. And ranting old dudes on the train who smell like pepperoni.
So, back in the summer, some of my 6th grade girls wanted to follow me on twitter. So I gave them my writing/work twitter account, @ABlogAbroad (Because there is no way in hell they’re following my personal one where I hit on idols and swear like a sailor.) They thought they were pretty cool and stuff. But… There’s a downside to having your teacher on twitter, as they learnt...
I just handed out stickers to the entire class for...
They left a few minutes early and I didn’t have to issue an amber alert on anyone. When this constitutes a successful class, you know you weren’t meant to teach below grade 3.
Verb. To speak in very loud, broken English in hopes that the volume of your voice affects understanding. “HELLO. I. WAITER. ORDER? YES?” “…I think we’re getting Soohyuned.” To have a brief moment of confidence, only to have it come shattering down around you. “HELLO. WHERE ARE YOU FROM?” “I’m from Canada.” “OH. I AM FROM...
You know you're doing too many music shows when...
You can’t remember half the words to a song, BUT DAMN IT YOU KNOW EVERY PART OF THE FAN CHANT. It’s even better when you’re fan chanting in your living room, along to your iPod. :D
Rest of the world: Hey look, Asian dude speaking Asian! The one in red bowed when they got their awards, LOLZ HOW AZN. LOOK THEY SPOKE ENGLISH TOO! Moving on. International k-pop fans: FGHFGHFGHFGBVJHV BIG BANG ARE ON MY TV! THEY SAID WORDS LIKE VIPS. I KNOW WHAT A VIP IS! Me: …Holy shit, living in Korea paid off, I understood everything GD said. …WAIT BRITNEY SPEARS IS STILL...
Oh to be in grade 6 again
Betty: TEACHAAAA. I'M SO HAPPY.
Betty: ME... BEAST.... DATING.
Betty's friend: It's a computer dating game.
Me: *loses shit laughing*
Betty: *still flailing*
Introduction to K-Pop 101 Lesson One: In Korea, this is actually quite normal. Lesson Two: Everything you possibly need to know about Korean fandom can be seen in this video. Right down to the dancing pedobear pyjama suit doing body rolls to “Sixth Sense”.
When you run for the train and miss the doors
So you pour dramatically at the camera for the conductor. And he totally opens the door. CONDUCTOR-SSI, 감사합니다!!!
You know your Korean friends are awesome when they...
Trust them to never miss a Kevin moment, especially when it involves him hugging his favourite Canadian fan. ;)
That totally awesome (and awkward) moment when
You and your bestie get singled out and called up onstage to talk to U-KISS and then you get hugged by your favorite member. For me this would be Eli. ♥o♥ Any trace of annonimity that I had is now gone. ㅠ.ㅠ ^o^~♬
Look! I made a profile picture for this account! Finally! And it perfectly summarizes our lives here in Korea: CONCERT PEN LIGHTS. This is my (Rebecca) personal collection. I get them for every show I go to, so I have: U-Kiss, 2AM, 2PM, Big Bang, JYJ, MBlaq, and B2ST. K.Will doesn’t have pen lights. So I used a little yellow glow stick. :DDDD SO NOW WE LACK THE CREEPY FACE! WILL THAT MAKE...
I've learnt an important lesson today
NEVER. EVER. PISS OFF. YOUR KOREAN CO-TEACHERS. They know all your secrets, and the second you do something bad, you’re on their dead to me list, and will spread your secrets like wild fire. Since I’m not the one getting hated on, I’m simply watching from the sidelines and loving it.
Good stuff / Bad stuff
Bad feeling: Seeing your bank account suddenly get MUCH SMALLER when you transfer money to Interpark. Good feeling: Getting a text message immediately after saying “THANKS FOR PAYING, YOUR TICKETS TO THE 2AM CONCERT ARE CONFIRMED.” Damn Good Feeling: Knowing that, in exchange for your friend’s ticket, you’re getting a ticket to the U-Kiss concert at Zepp Tokyo in March.
...That even more awesome and horrible feeling...
And you and your friend realize you were checking Brian Joo out from across the crosswalk at a red line. …This would explain why we both were like “Damn boy, you cute.”
That amazing, horrible feeling when you see your...
And you realize you were sitting in the bar next door at that exact same time. ㅠㅇㅠ
Powerpoint Presentation: *shows pictures of very G-rated zombies. Like Zombie Prom Princess Barbie type zombie*
Me: Who knows what this is?
Grade 6 student: LADY GAGA!
Me: *proceeds to completely lose it*
Eat your kimchi showdown
I know some of you don’t watch eat your kimchi, but they reviewed snsd and the showdown is the girls vs U-KISS. So mobilize and vote for ukiss NAO!!!! I’m sure there is some way we can beat snsd. I’ve seen the power you kiss mes have.
That moment when. ..
sitting in the basement of my university killing time before class i’m approached by two Korean guys. We get to chatting when about 10 minutes later another guy joins. They tell new guy that they just met me. me: in other words they saw a white girl and - guy 1: No!! it’s not like that at all! guy 2: for him yes it is, so you need to be careful. he’s a professional. me: lolz (that was totally...
How to win over a 6th grader
Girls: *whispering and giggling over something they're doodling on their assignment*
Me: *slowly walks towards them and eyes the desk*
Girl 1: SHHH SHHH
*the girls try to hide the paper, but I see they're doodling b2st stuff on the paper. I also see their assignment is already done*
Me: *looms over their desk*
Girls: ._. ._.
Me: *leans over and whispers* I like Yoseob the best. *walks off*