18 2 / 2012

I spent a lot of money today. I have been planning it for awhile. It was fun and I am reminded of how glad I am that I have no other responsibilities in life.

Now I must save money. So I can travel places.

26 1 / 2012

Or not. I haven’t finished my breakfast. Or drank coffee.

Sometimes I dislike the way I live my life.

26 1 / 2012

Even though it’s 6:50 I will try to make it to my 7:00 class.

01 8 / 2011

WOW!!! Has it really been sevenish weeks since I have left America? Wow…

Our last day in South Korea really had no plan. Jessica wanted to buy one of those knockoff-the-real Louis Vuitton handbags. South Korea has no shame :) I wanted to get a passport cover. So cute! 

We headed off to where everyone should start their day—-Ediya Coffee. I got my free coffee with a chocolate muffin :) we went to Daiso for some candy to bring home. Then off to the underground mall. Up to the market. Artbox for passport case. Remember it is our friend’s birthday. Card and gift. Han’s Deli for lunch. Meet Hattie. Get ice cream. Go back to hotel to drop things off and get money. Leave for Seoul :D 

Since it was Ki Tae’s birthday, we decided to celebrate with him. We went out for dinner and had a Baskin’s Robbins ice-cream cake. And after a scary bus ride (You psycho bus 152! you must have gone to the same school as 24-1!!) we said our goodbyes to Ki Tae. The kid spoiled us. 

I have been majorly blessed! And I don’t want to leave, but I need to leave. I need to see my friends and family. I need a church service I can actually understand. I need stability. Laundry is a must :) I need to pack for college.

This won’t be my last post. I still have to post pictures and stuff. Continue to read my blog. 

My super-dooper Korea trip ends at 4:55 pm in Incheon’s airport.

See Montana at 11:12 your time, August 2nd!

Bye Korea and all my friends and everything wonderful about you!

WOW!!! Has it really been sevenish weeks since I have left America? Wow…

Our last day in South Korea really had no plan. Jessica wanted to buy one of those knockoff-the-real Louis Vuitton handbags. South Korea has no shame :) I wanted to get a passport cover. So cute!

We headed off to where everyone should start their day—-Ediya Coffee. I got my free coffee with a chocolate muffin :) we went to Daiso for some candy to bring home. Then off to the underground mall. Up to the market. Artbox for passport case. Remember it is our friend’s birthday. Card and gift. Han’s Deli for lunch. Meet Hattie. Get ice cream. Go back to hotel to drop things off and get money. Leave for Seoul :D

Since it was Ki Tae’s birthday, we decided to celebrate with him. We went out for dinner and had a Baskin’s Robbins ice-cream cake. And after a scary bus ride (You psycho bus 152! you must have gone to the same school as 24-1!!) we said our goodbyes to Ki Tae. The kid spoiled us.

I have been majorly blessed! And I don’t want to leave, but I need to leave. I need to see my friends and family. I need a church service I can actually understand. I need stability. Laundry is a must :) I need to pack for college.

This won’t be my last post. I still have to post pictures and stuff. Continue to read my blog.

My super-dooper Korea trip ends at 4:55 pm in Incheon’s airport.

See Montana at 11:12 your time, August 2nd!

Bye Korea and all my friends and everything wonderful about you!

01 8 / 2011

Today is the last day we will ever see these awesome kids again! God has really blessed me. These kids are hilarious. I have so many stories! Let me tell you one about Jae.

Jae reminds me a lot of my classmate Soon Kyoo. Haha. The first night we watched Despicable Me. After the movie, we were trying to sleep (it was late, and we were tired) but Jae was not sleepy.

"Not sleepy."
“But I am sleepy.”

"If I don’t get some sleep, I am going to be angry." -Jessica
“Bird?”- Jae
“Yes.”- Jessica

Jae puts a pillow on top of my head.
“Evan hamburger, delicious!”

"Where do you live?"-Jae
“Montana.”-Krista
Pastor 2 comes in to tell kids to go to sleep.
(in Korean) “Where is Montana?”-Jae
“I don’t know.”-Pastor 2
“Where’s Montana?”- Jae

Trying to explain the location of Montana.
“Washington. Seattle.”-Krista
“Yes.”-Jae
“Then Idaho.”-Krista
“I don’t know?- Jae
“No, Idaho.”-Krista

I was trying to sleep but the kid wouldn’t be quiet. I was pretending to be asleep so he would get bored. But he was too funny.

"Evan not asleep! Evan smiling!"-Jae
Starts poking my forehead.
“No, Evan is having nice dreams!”- Krista

"iPod sleep."

Funny kid was funny :)

29 7 / 2011

These are the first two girls I met at the church. I call them Minnie and Jenny. They are so sweet and funny! Gosh I love them! On Monday, we played with them for half an hour or so. They wiped us out! I am going to miss them so much!

These are the first two girls I met at the church. I call them Minnie and Jenny. They are so sweet and funny! Gosh I love them! On Monday, we played with them for half an hour or so. They wiped us out! I am going to miss them so much!

29 7 / 2011

This is the Lord’s work! Ha! We tie-dyed today with the little Koreans. Tie-dye is not popular in South Korea; this was the kids, parents, teachers, and pastors first time tie-dying. The parents kept bringing more and more white clothes for us to tie-dye. Thank God we had enough tie-dye. The sad part of the story is that we were given two violet colors in place of the turquoise. Bummer! Some of the kids were scared to do it. Totally understandable looking at my completely purple hands :) The little, non-colored hands is the kid I call Garret. He’s four and strange. He wanted to join us for the moment. 

God is awesome :D and He is doing some amazing things in this camp!

This is the Lord’s work! Ha! We tie-dyed today with the little Koreans. Tie-dye is not popular in South Korea; this was the kids, parents, teachers, and pastors first time tie-dying. The parents kept bringing more and more white clothes for us to tie-dye. Thank God we had enough tie-dye. The sad part of the story is that we were given two violet colors in place of the turquoise. Bummer! Some of the kids were scared to do it. Totally understandable looking at my completely purple hands :) The little, non-colored hands is the kid I call Garret. He’s four and strange. He wanted to join us for the moment.

God is awesome :D and He is doing some amazing things in this camp!

28 7 / 2011

This little girl I affectionately call BK aka Bad Kid. When I first saw her, she was terrorizing the choir. Very entertaining. Then at lunch, she hit Jessica, Krista, and I. Why? Who knows. Well, I have officially tamed her to be a sweet kid. I am her favorite :) kids are so cute! 

More updates and cute pictures to come!

This little girl I affectionately call BK aka Bad Kid. When I first saw her, she was terrorizing the choir. Very entertaining. Then at lunch, she hit Jessica, Krista, and I. Why? Who knows. Well, I have officially tamed her to be a sweet kid. I am her favorite :) kids are so cute!

More updates and cute pictures to come!

27 7 / 2011

Let’s look at some of the funny things I have learned about South Korea and how much I will miss them.

In Hangul (Korean language), there are no f sound or v sound. So when Korean speakers say the English word if, they pronounce it like ip. When they say Evan, it is actually Ebin. When you spell my name in Korean, 에븐, the character γ…‚ is their b,p sound. There is a commercial over here that says “I’m pine, I’m pine” and the actors move their arms around like a dance. We quoted it once in front of Hattie’s dad, who then said we watch too much tv :) we actually don’t.

Fashion. Everyone has it. People over here wear very different clothes. Even grandmas get into it. Their style is nothing like that of America’s. Women wear high heels everywhere, regardless if they should or not. But I think the men’s style is the best. Absolutely adorable. Another fashion hit is couple T-shirts. You will see that every couple has at least one set of matching clothes. I have seen some strange outfits and color arrangements. But I love that I don’t have to get too fashionable in order to look fashionable.

Korea loves English. And French and Paris. So almost every coffee shop/pastry place has something to do with Paris. Best yummy treat place? Paris Baguette. Written in English, thank you. It is hard to find notebooks or shirts or anything that actually has Korean writing on it. English is a coming language here and people love speaking it. Phrases I hear the most: “Sorry!” “Okay” “Delicious” “Where are you from?” “Do you speak Korean?” “How old are you?” “Hello” “Pretty” “Bye-Bye”

Going along with that note, a lot of people love Foreigners. There is a joke between Krista, Jessica, and me that if some Korean is going to talk to us, they’ll talk to me. In almost every circumstance where someone has come to talk to us, they talk to me. There was the monk, the old guy, the businessman, and many more. But as I was saying, most Koreans are very welcoming. Krista and I met two little girls who came up to us and said hello. Then one of them bought us ice cream :) some old dude invited us to have dinner at his house—we didn’t, but he was nice…and creepy. Our friends were really excited to meet us. In some cases, I have had people take pictures of me. Either I am cute or the weirdest looking foreigner ever. I have had some people just say hi and tell me I am pretty. Normally in conversation, being told you are pretty comes up no matter who it is. Goodness. I am going to miss the confidence booster.

Church services in Korea are not what I am used to. I have gone to three different denominations and cannot tell the difference. Every church has people in robes—the helpers and the choir. There are normally two pastors. The pastors lead worship. If some person is going to be a pastor in South Korea, he better work on his singing skills. They stand at their podium and sing into the microphone. Strange, eh? Every congregation recites something. What? I don’t know. I wish I could actually understand the service. I would love to know what they preach about.

Korean reality tv is way better than America’s. There is none of this personal drama being taped and produced for all people to see. Actually, this stuff is worth watching even if you don’t understand it. It is light hearted and funny. Man, good thing for mysoju.com for Korean tv shows!

The food is amazing! No matter where you go, you are bound to find some delicious food. And it has fewer calories than American food. Love it!

Ediya Coffee—I get a free coffee before I leave! So stoked!

I am going to miss being the foreigner. It has been fun.

27 7 / 2011

becauseiamrandom:

Pray for South Korea and other countries who are experiencing heavy rain and flood right now

becauseiamrandom:

Pray for South Korea and other countries who are experiencing heavy rain and flood right now