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2015, where have you gone?!

The year is coming to an end!! AGAIN! I swear it was just New Years Day a few weeks ago.

When I think about this year, I realise that I have actually done a lot, but the time seems like it has gone so fast!

So, here is a recap of my year!

January
I actually don’t remember much about last January. The main thing I remember was, I forgot my sisters birthday and I was sad about that for about 2 weeks. Oh! And I had the chance to work with my best friend, known to you guys as Johnny Bravo. Now that I think about it, this month was pretty important. My boss who I adored, left the school and was replaced by another amazing person, but it was only for a few weeks. So when my old boss came back, he fired one of the staff members in late December. In January, my boss asked if I knew anybody who needed a job. I brang in my best friend and he started working on the same day! Even though I only worked with him for a month, it was great!

February
My company was bought by new owners at the end of January. Since the school semester starts in February in Korea, most of the teachers at my school were let go or decided it was time for them to leave. I was nervous as I was the only foreign teacher left as unfortunately, Johnny Bravo couldn’t work any longer.
I watched my first kindergarten class graduate and I was able to pick which class I wanted to teach next.
I moved apartments, to the best apartment I have had yet.
When the new teachers came, I made a great friend who I am sure I will stay in contact with even when she leaves Korea. I also met a teacher who I hated.
And then, I was promoted to Head Teacher!

March
In March, I finally went back to London for one week! It was amazing to see family and friends again but it was obviously far too short.
When I got back to Korea, I was working and my work load kept increasing. I didn’t mind since I love responsibility.
One of my best friends, Wizard of Oz, followed the yellow brick road back home. =( Sorry that I am not sorry for that horrible line.

April
In April, I got my kitten Aurora! A co-worker of mine told me about a pet store where she got her kitten and she also told me about a kitten that was in the pet store. I went along out of curiosity and also because I needed a pet. After seeing my baby Roari again when I went back to London, I realized I needed a fur baby with me. I went to the pet shop, I fell in love with her, I asked the vet to keep her for me, I went back the next day and got her. The best decision I have ever made in Korea!
My birthday! Johnny Bravo gave me the best birthday party ever! But I knew that I would be saying goodbye to him very soon.

Aurora 1

May
Johnny Bravo
had to leave Korea and I was heart broken. After just saying goodbye to The Wizard of Oz in March, my baby brother Johnny Bravo had to leave too. I cried like a baby on many occasions. But even though he is back in England, I think of him everyday and we speak to each other as much as possible. I love you Johnny Bravo!

June – August
I don’t remember much about these months. Summer in Korea is always a blur because the heat. I remember being heart broken by the infamous Model. 
I also remember that my boss resigned and this is when my year started to go bad. As you guys have read in my previous blog post ‘Goodbye.’ I had a terrible time at work after my boss left.

September – October
From September to the 15th of October, I went through hell. I couldn’t decide if I was going to continue on in my job or if I was going to find a new job. I ended up leaving on the 15th of October after arguing with my director about my severance pay. When I got my pay, I left. The following week, I had an interview in an amazing place. English Village. And I got the job on the day that I went to the interview. I started working the following week. But with a new job, I had to move houses. While I was moving back to Seoul, I knew my apartment wasn’t going to be as nice as my old apartment but I had no choice. So I moved and you can read about it here.

November – December
In November, I settled into my job and actually started teaching. I also met an amazing guy. I knew him for a while before, since I was living in Bucheon, but things only got serious in November. The problem is, he lives in Gimpo, but we are making it work by taking turns to go to each others houses over the weekend or sometimes during the week.
Even though our relationship is new, it has been a little bit stressful at times. He speaks the tiniest bit of English, so I have to rack my brains for all my Korean. And then sometimes we have miscommunication problems because of culture. But most of the time, I am so happy to be with him and this seems to be the first proper relationship since Prince Charming.
I don’t want to jinx anything though!

And now, it is exactly one week until Christmas! I was hoping to be able to spend this Christmas at home with my family, but since I had to change jobs, I can’t take a holiday and the downside of working at an English village is that we have a winter camp that starts the week after Christmas. So no break. On the plus side, I have someone who I am in a relationship with to spend Christmas with this year! Considering Christmas is a couple holiday in Korea. How many times am I going to say Christmas? Christmas.

I am looking forward to what the new year will bring. I am thinking about what my new years resolution should be. Even though I usually don’t keep them!

I hope you all had a great year and I will try to update again before Christmas! If not, Merry Christmas and my next post will be about what I did, if I do anything interesting.

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=[ Sowwi

Hey! I feel so sorry towards my blog and my readers! I haven’t posted in a long time. So here is an update on why!

I started writing for a website which I was always interested in! Hallyu UK! I have had great oppurtunities thanks to them such as having a press pass to see Super Junior in London & the oppurtunity to get my work published somewhere other than my blog. Although I have been posting for them & haven’t been posting on here, it’s going to change. I miss my super opinionated posts!

Another reason why I haven’t been posting is I also started another job. In customer servive yet again -_- but this is only a Christmas job to get some extra money!

Apart from them two reasons, I have been super busy. I hungout with & interviewed AJ Rafael when he was in London (post coming soon), I had a press pass for KBEE 2013 (Korean Brand and Entertainment Expo) and I became an English leader for a friend of mines Korean & English study session/ organisation. (A blog/vlog will be up on this very soon!!).

Also, I graduate tomorrow! I know it’s been ages since I actually finished uni but the moment has finally come. I actually didn’t want to go because its so freaking expensive! But I have to for my mummy.

So this has been a post explaining why I have been missing. I will try to do another post this weekend!

In the mean time, head to http://hallyuuk.com to check out my articles!

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Shitty Christmas

No Christmas presents this year.

I know I don’t celebrate Christmas but Mummy used to always get me atleast one gift.

(If you haven’t already, please read ‘Update’ first to understand.

I was really hopefully that she would be home in time for Christmas. It’s days like this when I miss her more than ever.

I see improvements everyday and I am so thankful for that, but my house with out my mum is not home.

I’m going to spend the day with her today in hospital. It won’t be the same as a normal Christmas but it’s the closest I’ll get to one. Although family are at my house for Christmas, it feels wrong to celebrate without mummy.

Please keep improving mum. I am so proud of the progress you have made since you have been in hospital. I can’t wait until you can come home. Love you loads. x

I hope you all have a great Christmas and make sure you let those closes to you know how much they mean to you.

Merry Christmas xx

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‘ello Jello

This is a little piece I wrote for the magazine I had to produce at university. It was written a while back, before Christmas, so it is a bit out-dated!  I will be posting a more recent article about Far East Movement soon! Enjoy =]


The entertaining, down-town LA boys of Far*East Movement have come back with another club-hitting song. Like a G6 was a massive hit in the clubs last winter and luckily, the boys are back with another song which will definitely be a club anthem this winter! Jello hit the iTunes hot 100 chart at number Seven in its first week.

 The Far*East Movement lads have definitely given thought into when to release a new track since their fans must be dying for some new material after their first mainstream album Free Wired. It’s a great idea to keep fans keen for more by release a track of their next album which hasn’t even been given a release date yet.

But are we just waiting for another album with the same sounds of Free Wired? Far*East Movement have definitely got a fresh sound that stands out from other hip-hop based groups.  Far*East Movement are signed to the Alternative-Pop record label Cherry Tree London, which other artists such as LMFAO & FrankMusik are signed to. Kev-Nish and the rest of the group have pressure to sound new and different. But it seems that the Los Angeles based group have nothing to worry about because it looks as though they are making music effortlessly.

Kev-Nish speaks about how the album will have,

‘a few songs that show the hip-hop roots and the ‘Rocketeer’ style, and heavy synth dance tracks as well, but the majority of the album is going to be the L.A. dirty bass sound’.

Sound a bit like the first album? Regardless, it won’t be a disappointment if the second album (rumoured to be called Dirty Bass) sounds like their previous album Free Wired. Kev also comments on how him & the boys are trying to take the album to a different level;

‘To accentuate the bass, we bought an old school refurbished 1989 Cadillac limo. I used to install car stereos, so I’m going to hook up the system myself and we’re going to take all of our songs in this car and drive around in L.A. and vibe out’.

With the success of their first album, I’m sure Far*East Movement won’t find it hard to get the right sound for their album to succeed. They just have to stay true to themselves & the next album will be a masterpiece.