Photos to follow tomorrow – I can’t find the cord to my camera to upload photos. A bumpy bus ride along the countryside brought us to Las Dunas Centro Comercial. A quiet, quaint little mall, we had it almost to ourselves. We scurried in and out of stores. We weaved in and out of dressing… Continue reading Shopping in Sanlucar
Tripp and I just got back from a trip to the U.S. It was Tripp’s first time in the States and his first long plane rides. Joe couldn’t come with us this trip because of work and he’ll be accompanying us on another trip to the States in late July. We went home to see… Continue reading Tripp’s First Trip To the U.S.
This past week was my last Thursday dinner. We went to Lanna, my favorite Thai restaurant in Songtan. Joe got to come to dinner this week and see the secret life of a group of girls at dinner for 4 hours. Thursday dinner has been such a blessing to me this past year. I can’t… Continue reading Thursday Dinner
This past weekend was crazy busy! A bachelorette party/bridal shower girls weekend in Soeul, Joe’s Squadron Farewell Party, packing, one last couples bible study meeting. I’ll start at the beginning, the trip to Seoul. 12 girls came to Seoul on Friday, despite the rainy snowy slush that had accumulated on the ground all over the… Continue reading Going to the Chapel – Seoul Style!
6 of us ventured to Apgujeong in Seoul last week for the Thursday Girls Holiday Party. We were sad more couldn’t make it but this is a busy time of year. (Steph, Bethany, Ashley, Kate and Megan waiting for the bus to Seoul) We ended up taking the bus, which was big mistake. I wanted… Continue reading Thursday Girls Holiday Party
That is the name of a TV show on Polaris, Korea’s new travel channel. Strike in Travel is a reality show that follows 2 young Korean girls around for 2 weeks in a different country. The show has ventured to Spain, France, the West Coast (USA) and Australia so far. A while back, Ally had… Continue reading Strike In Travel
My girlfriends and I have taken frequent day trips this summer and Dongdaemun seems to be the highest on our list. We spend hours wandering the unending aisles of fabric, ribbon, beads and notions for many different reasons. I am trying to get a handmade business off the ground, Ashley’s trying to find items for… Continue reading Summer Shopping Trips
I know, without even speaking to her, that most nights she puts her 2 year old to bed alone because her husband flies at night. I know, upon shaking her hand, that she hasn’t seen her parents or friends in the States in over a year. I know, well before introductions, just by the look… Continue reading Short Friendships, Strong Bonds
Haircuts A little background info… I used to get my haircut only about twice a year, part of the reason was the fact that I was always trying to let it grow and then when I moved to NYC I couldn’t afford or rationalize paying $100 for a shampoo, cut and blowdry unless I had… Continue reading The most random post in the history of Joes Melans…
One evening after coffee, Steph, Ally and I walked down to Ally’s car at the end of the alley to find that Ally had a ticket on her car. 60,000 Won, roughly $60 USD is what the ticket will cost Ally, as well as a headache and aggravation. Tickets in Korea are sporadic, more often… Continue reading CMOD – Cars in Korea