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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

AFTER A YEAR IN KOREA - WEEK 1 RETURN

MY 1ST WEEK BACK IN A NUTSHELL
COMING BACK FROM TEACHING AND LIVING IN KOREA FOR A YEAR HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT EAT, SLEEP, YOUTUBE BINGING AND CATCHING UP WITH SOME K PEEPS AND SOME K BRATZ VIA KAKAO. SLOWLY CATCHING UP WITH MY HOMIES HERE VIA REAL TIME.

MISSED A FEW EVENTS WITH MY CAR NOT WORKING AND BODY STILL IN KOREAN TIME ZONE.

 I HAVE LONGED FOR THESE DAYS TO COME EVER SINCE THE LACK OF SLEEP WHILE PLANNING AND TRAVELING DURING MY LAST 2 WEEKS AFTER MY TEACHING CONTRACT WAS OVER.

AT LAST, THIS IS A TIME THAT I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR: A TIME OF TRANQUILITY ALONG WITH A HUGE TASK LIST TO TACKLE. HOWEVER, UNLIKE THE LIST I HAD DURING MY LAST MONTH IN KOREA, THIS LIST DOESN'T REALLY HAVE A DEADLINE.  

BODY MODE STILL IN KOREA TIME:
MY HOURS SINCE I'VE GOTTEN BACK HAS BEEN:

5:00AM EASTERN STANDARD TIME OF COURSE, EYES WIDE OPEN. CATCHING UP ON YOUTUBE AND SOCIAL MEDIA OR ANYTHING THAT INVOLVES THE INTERNET VIA CELL PHONE. THIS ALSO INCLUDES CATCHING UP WITH MY #KPEEPS VIA KAKAO, AKA THE KOREAN INSTANT MESSAGING SYSTEM.

6:00AM GET UP
SCARFING LEFT OVERS OR WHATEVER MUNCHIES I COULD CONJURE UP IN THE FRIDGE OR PANTRY.

#BEINGACOUCHPOTATO CATCHING UP WITH MY HONG KONG TELEVISION SERIES (SPECIFICALLY TVB) WHILE EATING.

9:00AM INTERNET STUFF

1:00PM GOING OUT SOMEWHERE. ERRAND RUNS

4:00PM CHOW DOWN, START TO GET SLEEPY

4:30PM AND ON, SLEEPY TIME.

I NEVER DID BREAKFAST.....UNTIL NOW:
CHANGING IT UP, I STARTED TO EAT BREAKFAST SINCE I'VE GOTTEN BACK TO THE STATES. EATING BREAKFAST IS A RARE THING FOR ME. BUT SINCE MY SLEEPING HOURS ARE ALL JACKED UP, I'VE STARTED TO GAIN AN APPETITE AFTER WAKING UP.
YEP BREAKFAST WITH TURKEY MEATBALLS

CATCHING UP ON MY CEREALS:
ALTHOUGH I’VE NEVER BEEN MUCH OF A CEREAL PERSON, NOR A BREAKFAST PERSON, THIS IS WHAT IS CURRENTLY AT MY CRIB. HENCE, TRYING TO MIX IT UP A LITTLE BY COMBINING MY CEREALS WITH A BANANA. #STAYINGHEALTHY
IN KOREA, THEY TREAT CEREAL MORE LIKE A SNACK. IT IS ALSO HELLA-EXPENSIVE AND THE OPTIONS ARE LIMITED.
I THINK I SPOTTED THE AVERAGE BOX OF CEREAL WERE AROUND $6 AND UP. I ONLY GOT IT OVER THERE WHEN THERE WAS A SALE. I ALSO THINK THAT THEY STARTED MARKETING MILK AND CEREAL TO PARENTS. IN KOREA, I MAINLY GOT THE KOREAN VERSION OF FROSTED FLAKES AND THEIR CHOCOLATE VERSION OF CHEERIOS.


EVENTS: HELLO KITTY AND ART AND CRAFT SHOW
WITH MY FIRST WEEK BACK IN THE STATESI WENT TO SOME RARE EVENTS THAT WERE GOING ON THIS WEEK. 

HELLO KITTY TRUCK WAS IN TOWN FROM CALIFORNIA. IT WAS AT THE FLORIDA MALL AND WAS ONLY GOING TO BE THERE UNTIL 8PM. I MADE IT THERE A LITTLE BIT BEFORE THEIR CLOSING TIME. THEY SAID THAT 
THEY WERE FROM CALIFORNIA AND THAT THEIR NEXT STOP WAS GOING TO BE TEXAS.


THINGS WERE MEGA EXPENSIVE OF COURSE. I GOT THE $13 MUG THAT CAME WITH A STICKER AND PIN! YAY! 


             

FIESTA IN THE PARK @LAKE EOLA
I ALSO DROPPED BY CARR’S ART EVENT AT THE ORLANDO’S FIESTA IN THE PARK ART SHOW THAT WAS HELD AT LAKE EOLA.


LAKE EOLA, ORLANDO






























HE HAD A KILLER SPOT AND THE LAKE SERVED A GREAT SILHOUETTE BACKDROP FOR HIS BOOTH.




QUICK RUNS FOR MY CRAVINGS: HUBBLY BUBBLY, KFC, TACO BELL
ON ONE OF MY DAYS DURING MY ERRAND RUNS, I ALSO MADE A QUICK STOP TO HUBBLY BUBBLY’S.  I WENT A YEAR WITHOUT HUMMUS AND FALAFEL. ALTHOUGH, THEY SOLD FALAFEL IN ITAEWON, I WASN’T GOING TO PAY AN ARM AND A LEG FOR SOMETHING THAT I COULD FIND AT HOME.
@ EDGEWATER / ORLANDO
Address3405 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, FL 32804

I ORDERED THE CHICKEN PITA AND AN ORDER OF FALAFEL.
DURING MY FIRST WEEK BEING BACK IN THE STATES, I ALSO HAD TO SATISFY MY CRAVINGS. THIS INCLUDED THE MASH POTATOES THAT WERE NOWHERE TO BE FOUND IN KOREA. I WAS ALSO TOO LAZY TO MAKE THEM MYSELF FROM SCRATCH WITH THE LACK OF “ME” TIME.

ALTHOUGH THERE WERE PLENTY OF TACO BELLS IN SEOUL, MY CRAVINGS INCLUDED TACOS. AND I DEFINITELY NEEDED SOMETHING CHEAP. BUT, 
5 TACOS AND 2 ROLLS OF ROLLED CHICKEN TACOS LEAD TO A $10 BILL! #THINGSADDUP

WEIGHT LOST FROM BEING ABROAD FOR A YEAR.
I'M ABLE TO FIT INTO LOTS OF MY CLOTHES FROM THE PAST! BEING WITHOUT A CAR AND HAVING TO RELY ON TRANSPORTATION HAS MADE ME WALK MY BUTT OFF FOR THE YEAR IN ADDITION TO SOME OF THE MOUNTAIN CLIMBING.
MY INCREASED APPETITE HAS MADE MY MOM WHIPPING OUT STUFF IN THE KITCHEN.

DINNER FROM MY MADRE:
1ST MEAL FROM MI MADRE AND A SIDE SCOOP OF KFC’S MASH POTATOES:



2ND MEAL FROM MI MADRE. SHE NOTED THAT THIS WAS MORE OF A WELCOME BACK DINNER. OH KAY!  I DO HOWEVER, MISS THE SWEET SOY SAUCE THAT SHE MAKES.

3RD DINNER FROM MADRE = HALLOWEEN DINNER:

DINNER ON 4TH DAY BACK IN USA:



THAT'S MY 1ST WEEK BACK IN A NUTSHELL!
~ your Photo Princess