Yesterday I wemt to a Korean language meet up event in London. It was my second time attending. The first time I met some cool people. This time I met an amazing guy!!
Now, at first I was like ‘yeah this guys cool’ but when we started speaking and he told me about his life, I was amazed!
I should probably ask permission to write his story as a blog post but I’m going to do it anyway!
I will call him, Jae because I don’t want to use his real name.
Jae’s grandparents escaped from North Korea when they were young. They found empty land in Incheon, South Korea, and decided to make it thier own. They built a farm and had children, Jae’s mum or dad.
Jae’s mum & dad stayed on the farm and had Jae! He lived on the farm until he was a young teenager and his first memory was seeing a headless chicken moving that his mum had just killed.
His family relocated to LA. He lived in LA for 17 years! He then came to London and has been living here for 3 years with a sucessful business and a beautiful apartment!
This guy had an interesting story. But not only that, he was so fun to talk to! We spent the whole night together, just talking about the most random things! I haven’t clicked with someone that fast and so easily in a long time. It was refreshing!
He has lived in my top 3 favourite places to live. LA: doesn’t everyone?! Korea: where do I begin?! London: Just home. My home.
I hope we stay friends for a long time! Hopefully I’ll find more interesting stories about his life & I’ll blog about them!
This evening I met up with a few people who go to my uni that also went to Korea this summer. It was so strange! I missed them so much! It was great catching up with everyone and a girl who lives in Holland is in London at the moment so it was amazing seeing her!
We felt as if we were back in Seoul! But a bottle of Soju cost £5 instead of the 80p that we spent for Soju in Korea! O_O shocking right?!?! It was worth it though!
I had the best summer & I am glad I made some great friends! It’s funny that I made friends with people from my uni who I had never seen before!
Tomorrow a one of the guys from Korea is coming to London! So tomorrow will be another night out!! =P maybe I will do another blog post!
The most important thing to do as soon as you get Kitty, is to take them to the vet. You can’t get he or she neutered or spayed until it is 5-6 months old but they need injections. Even if they are a home Kitty like Roari. So PLEASE!!! Take your Kitten to a vet!!! The price for injections are worth it because trust me, you don’t want a sick kitty. =[
(I will make a separate post on Neutering and Spaying at a later date)
So part two is going to go over things you should do with Kitty before it gets old.
I think the most important is to teach him or her its name!
The way I did this, was to say Roari’s name every time he looked at me, every time I gave him food, every time I stroked him, every time he came to sleep, every time possible! But make sure that you only call him or her by their name. No nicknames until they reply to their name!
Second important thing would be, for me, get them used to showering!
I know people say cats don’t like water, but if you wash your cat from when they are young they will get used to it. There is proof of this on YouTube. I wish that I could say Roari likes water, but I failed at this part when he was a baby!
Now, you have to be really careful. Please watch YouTube tutorials that actually show a cat! The temperature of the water must be Luke-warm. It has to be the temperature where you can’t say it’s cold or hot. Just feel water not a temperature! You also have to make sure that you never get water on the cats head or in their face. And please get Kitten shampoo for your vet or pet shop.
Also remember that Cats are naturally clean animals and they do not need to be washed as much as Dogs do. I’d say once every 6 months is fine. But I think it is also important to get a Kitten used to it so that if it gets really dirty it is not hard for you to wash it.
Third, when they climb on surfaces that you don’t want them to go on or on the curtain, they need to know this is wrong.
Now don’t shout at them or hit them. That doesn’t work with kids let alone animals that don’t know English! It took me a while and a lot of effort to get Roari to stop climbing on the curtains. But now he never does it.
What you must do is, as soon as they go onto the curtain/surface, pick them up gently, look at them, and say No. In a firm tone, but do NOT shout. When they realise that you always take them off the curtain/surface, they will hesitate a little bit before climbing up, when they get to this stage, simply say No. before they actually climb on to the curtain/surface. If you do this every time, they will get the message!
Many websites I have read suggest spraying your kitten with water. I disagree, I think that is horrible. Would you like it if someone sprayed water in your face?! They don’t understand that what they are doing is wrong. The one time my sister did this, Roari didn’t even care! He loves water! (But not showers -_-)
There are alternatives. Spraying the curtain with a spray you can get from pet shops that apparently stops your cat/dog from going to that surface that has been sprayed, but it stinks!! I got it when we first got Roari, and he hated it at first, but so did we. The smell was horrid and once it faded he was on the curtains again anyway!
You can also try a citrus air freshener or surface cleaner. This works better than that horrid spray!
Please, play with your kitty! When they are young they are the cutest!! And in a couple of months they will turn their tiny nose up at a toy and sleep for 20 hours a day! So enjoy it while it lasts!
Part 3 will be about Neutering and Spaying your cat. This will be up at a later date.
I have used so many purple hair dyes, from so many different brands. Not one of them is half as good as La riche’s Directions Hair Colour.
I mentioned in my ‘Hair Colour’ post, that I have had almost every colour hair. Every colour except from Black, have been possible because La riche’s Directions Hair Colour.
First I’ll give a little information on Directions hair colour:
Directions is a semi-permanent conditioning hair colour that was established in 1981. Directions hair colour comes in 34 different shades which are all of intense colour. It does not require any mixing. You just apply it from the tub. =]
But I am going to review the colour Plum in this post. (If you want me to review another colour just let me know! I’m sure I’ve tried almost all of them!)
Plum is an amazing hair colour. It adds a splash of colour without being too in your face bright. I’ve had this colour before but decided to go back to it because it is such an awesome colour. Usually when using Directions hair colours, I have to lighten my hair a bit because my natural hair colour is too dark for anything to show up. But this time I decided to do it over dark brown hair (My hair was red, then I went over it with black, then it faded to a dark reddish/brown colour). It came out perfect. To me it looks black because the lighting in my house is really bad since there is no sun in London, but when I see my friends, they tell me how intense and amazing the colour is!
Directions is very conditioning and you can even mix it with your regular conditioner for extra conditioning (and a top up of colour without using too much product).
Le riche’s Directions colour does fade, but there is plenty in the tub for me to do my whole head 2/3 times. (My hair is shoulder length and very very thick) And even if it only lasts you the one application, I buy my tubs for £2.99, which is cheaper than any other hair dye I have used, to I’d just buy another one. It is also good that the colour fades because instead of having to lighten my hair with a bleach, I can just wait for the colour to fade and apply a new colour!
If you like bold, intense colour, I recommend buying any Directions hair colour. It has never failed me.