Monday, January 31, 2011

Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP - We No Speak Americano (Official Video)

This song makes me want to Dance, Dance, Dance!

On My Way

My friend Laura loves photo shop and made this photo to celebrate our departure for Hong Kong to celebrate Chinese New Year. Yeah year of the rabbit here we come!
This morning as I was thinking about my HK adventure and other upcoming adventures and this song popped into my head. Korea is the first country I have been to outside of North America so I am totally psyched to visit another place while I am here.

This song also is running through me because my life plans have recently changed again. For a while I have been planning a cross USA trip with Liz for when I leave Korea. We planned to start in Seattle and work our way down the Pac coast then across to New York. Well  with a recent look at our budget, recent employment changes for her and a drive to always explore we have decided to scrap that trip. We have decided to travel through South East Asia instead. We will spend two months backpacking through Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia and anywhere else our little hearts desire. I do plan to spend a good deal of time during our trek volunteering. I've found a program in Thailand where I can help with sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation. There is a different program where I can work with elephants. I'm also interested in taking regional cooking classes throughout the trek as well. I don't know exactly what I will be doing for the travel time but I do know that I will be relaxing, making memories and exploring our beautiful earth. You may be asking yourself about my other future plans. Camp? School? Marriage? Kids? 401K? I can honestly tell you I don't exactly know. All of those things interest me but my "plan" is to live my life in the best way possible and live it for me. I have been trying to learn to be more selfish and make decisions for me. Make decisions about what is best for me. I know that might worry some of my protectors out there and I love your concern but just know that it is because of your support that I am able to do things like this. I cannot tell you how many friends and family members have told me how much the envy me or have expressed how they would NEVER be able to do what i'm doing. I know it's not for everyone. I know a life of hostel jumping and communicating only through smiling and hand gestures is not appealing to many but for me it is amazing. It gives me energy and excitement. When I am an old lady and I am sharing stories and photos with the little people in my life I can't wait to inspire in them what the world travelers in my life have done for me. So thank you everyone who has helped me want to eat strange food, swim with sea turtles and live out of a back pack. You Rock!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Many Many Movies

One of my friend posted this and I have Christopher to thank for most of this list. I am not a horror fan but when your best friend loved gore it's what happens.. Thanks Chris.

SUPPOSEDLY if you've seen over 85 films, you have no life. Mark the ones you've seen. There are over 270 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own Facebook account, paste this as a note. Then, put x's next to the films you've seen, add them up, change the header adding your number, and click post at the bottom. Have fun!

(x) The Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease 
() Grease 2
() Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
() Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
() Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
(x) Boondock Saints
(x) Fight Club
(x) Starsky and Hutch
() Blazing Saddles

Total so far: 5

() The Neverending Story
() The Neverending Story II
() The Neverending Story III
() Airplane
(x) The Princess Bride
() Willow
(x) Anchorman
(x) Napoleon Dynamite
(x) Labyrinth

Total so far: 9

(x) Saw
(x) Saw II
(x) Saw III
(x) Saw IV
() Saw V
() White Noise
(x) White Oleander
(x) Anger Management
(x) 50 First Dates

Total so far: 16

(x)The Princess Diaries
()The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
(x) Scream
(x) Scream 2
(x) Scream 3
(x) I Know What You Did Last Summer
() I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
(x) The Shining
(x) Candyman
(x) Stand By Me

Total so far: 24

(x) Scary Movie
() Scary Movie 2
() Scary Movie 3
() Scary Movie 4
() Resident Evil 1
() Resident Evil 2
(x) American Pie
(x) American Pie 2
(x) American Wedding
() American Pie Band Camp

Total so far: 28

(x) Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
(x) Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
(x) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
(x) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
(x) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
(x) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
(x)The Wedding Singer
(x) Little Black Book
(x)The Village
(x) Lilo & Stitch
(x) Finding Nemo

Total so far: 39

() Finding Neverland
(x) Signs
(x) The Grinch
() The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (original)
(x) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
() White Chicks
(x) Butterfly Effect
(x) 13 Going on 30
() I, Robot
() Robots

Total so far: 44

(x) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
() Universal Soldier
(x) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
(x) Along Came Polly
() Deep Impact
(x) Kingpin
(x) Never Been Kissed
(x) Meet The Parents
(x) Meet the Fockers
() Eight Crazy Nights

Total so far: 51

(x) Joe Dirt
() King Kong (Peter Jackson's version)
() A Cinderella Story
(x) The Terminal
() The Lizzie McGuire Movie
() Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb & Dumber
() Dumber & Dumberer
(x) Halloween (original)
() Surviving X-MAS

Total so far: 55

(x) Final Destination
() Final Destination 2
() Final Destination 3
(x)The Ring
()The Ring 2
() Flubber
(x) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(x) Practical Magic
() Chicago
(x) Ghost Ship

Total so far: 60

() From Hell
() Hellboy
(x) Secret Window
() I Am Sam
(x) The Whole Nine Yards
(x) The Whole Ten Yards
(x) The Day After Tomorrow
(x) Child's Play
() Seed of Chucky
(x) Bride of Chucky

Total so far: 66

(x) Ten Things I Hate About You
(x) Just Married
() Gothika
(x) A Nightmare on Elm Street
(x) Remember the Titans
() Coach Carter
(x) The Grudge
() The Grudge 2
(x) The Mask
() Son Of The Mask

Total so far: 72

() Bad Boys
() Bad Boys 2
(x) Joy Ride
(x) Lucky Number Slevin
(x) Ocean's Eleven
(x) Ocean's Twelve
() Ocean's Thirteen
(x) The Bourne Identity
(x) The Bourne Supremacy
(x) The Bourne Ultimatum

Total so far: 79

(x) Sixteen Candles
(x) Pretty in Pink
() Lone Star
() Bedazzled
() Predator
() Predator II
() The Fog (original)
(x) Ice Age
(x) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
() Curious George

Total so far: 83

(x) Independence Day
() Cujo
(x) A Bronx Tale
() Darkness Falls
() Christine
(x) E.T.
(x) Children of the Corn
() My Boss's Daughter
(x) Maid in Manhattan
() War of the Worlds

Total so far: 88

() Rush Hour
() Rush Hour 2
() Rush Hour 3
() Best Bet
(x) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(x) She's All That
() Calendar Girls
() Sideways
() Mars Attacks
() Event Horizon

Total so far: 90

(x) Ever After
(x) The Wizard of Oz
(x) Forrest Gump
() Big Trouble in Little China
() The Terminator
() Terminator 2: Judgment Day
() Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
(x) X-Men
(x) X-2: X-Men United
(x) X-Men:The Last Stand

Total so far: 96

(x) Spider-Man
(x) Spider-Man 2
() Spider-Man 3
() Sky High
(x) Jeepers Creepers
() Jeepers Creepers 2
(x) Catch Me If You Can
(x) The Little Mermaid
() Freaky Friday
() Reign of Fire

Total so far: 101

(x) The Skulls
(x) Cruel Intentions
() Cruel Intentions 2
() The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
(x) Shrek 2
() Shrek the Third
() Swimfan
() Miracle on 34th Street (original)
(x) Old School

Total so far: 106

(x) The Notebook
() K-Pax
() Krippendorf's Tribe
(x) A Walk to Remember
() Ice Castles
() Boogeyman
(x) The 40-year-old Virgin
() The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
() The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
(x) The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Total so far: 110

() Raiders of the Lost Ark
() Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
() Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
() Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
(x) Baseketball
(x) Hostel
() Waiting for Guffman
(x) House of 1000 Corpses
() The Devil's Rejects
(x) Elf

Total so far: 114

() Highlander
() Mothman Prophecies
(x) American History X
() Three
() The Jacket
() Kung Fu Hustle
() Shaolin Soccer
() Night Watch
(x) Monsters Inc.
(x) Titanic

Total so far: 117

() Monty Python and the Holy Grail
() Shaun Of the Dead
() Willard
(x) HighTension
(x) Club Dread
() Hulk
(x) Dawn Of the Dead
(x) Hook
(x) Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
() Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Total so far: 122

(x) 28 Days Later
() Orgazmo
() Phantasm
() Waterworld
() Kill Bill vol 1
() Kill Bill vol 2
() Mortal Kombat
() Wolf Creek
() Kingdom of Heaven
(x) The Hills Have Eyes (original)

Total so far: 124

() I Spit on Your Grave aka the Day of the Woman
(x) The Last House on the Left
() Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
() Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
() Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
() Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
() Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
() Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedii
() Ewoks Caravan Of Courage
() Ewoks The Battle For Endor

Total so far: 125

() Re-Animator
() Army of Darkness
() The Matrix
() The Matrix Reloaded
() The Matrix Revolutions
() Animatrix
(x) Evil Dead
(x) Evil Dead 2
() Team America: World Police
() Ghost town

Total so far: 127

(x) Red Dragon
(x) Silence of the Lambs
(x) Hannibal Rising
(x) Wall-E
() Batman Begins
() The Dark Knight
() The Prestige
() Cars
() Gone With The Wind
() Top Gun

Total 131. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Christmas time part II

Over the holiday I volunteered to watch a co-worker's pet while he went to the states. Everyone knows i'm not a big animal fan but I figured a hedgehog was pretty safe since it sleeps like 20 hours a day. What I failed to realize was that the four hours a day the little fucker is up are midnight to 4:00am. I don't know what he was doing in there but he kept Liz and me up with his shenanigans every night. We would wake up in the morning to a cage covered in pellet food, little logs of poo and his water dish spilled and soaking the towel he slept under most of the day. Well.. he was at least cute and cuddly right? Let's just say that to touch him I had to wear hot mitts AND wrap him in a towel and his spikes still poked through to my skin.
Yeah! He's awesome! 
  Christmas day I went to a wedding with Liz and Barbara for one of the Korean teachers from TTT. Korean weddings are a whole other blog, believe me. After the wedding we met up with CeCe for a night of me being awesome. Awesome of course means drinking games, dancing with strangers and tough talking people into drinking.
  Laura had told us about a really neat tea shop in Insadong where birds were fly around. So Liz and I spent a day walking around with our ultimate destination The Old Tea Shop. We first went to see the Christmas decorations down town. I took a photo of Liz that I love so much I have to share it.
Yeah she's a spy in her spare time

Thank you to all of my friends with Citibank
school loans. You made this tree happen!
It was a very interesting experience for sure. The birds were swooping and pooping all around us. They helped themselves to our rice cakes and taunted a cat that was out on the ledge of the building. It was a neat place but not very fatty friendly. We were lucky to get a table by the window.
Hello little birdies

Birdie eating our rice cakes
I've shared how much Koreans love poop and how poop adorns a lot or the merchandise here including socks, key chains and toothpaste. I thought the tooth paste was about the strangest I would see but no, no! Look at this yummy treat I think JJ's should look into these for their next new pie. I think it would go over well with the stoners who actually by those little gems at Nice 'N Easy.
Yeah! Poop cake.

Nom, Nom, Nom

Look at this wrapper closely
the upper right under the black label in particular

At the wedding Liz's old boss Cindy asked us to go to the movies with her and of course we said yes to a free movie. After the movie we joined Cindy and her husband Big Tiger (yes, his actual name) for korean pancakes and Soju. We then went to the hof in Wolgok where we met up with some Korean construction workers who were very impressed by our game of crazy 8's and kept the beer flowing for us all night.
Crazy 8's with Liz and Sam
It's not the beer we're really that happy

The crew minus Barbara who was the photographer
Overall the days surrounding Christmas were very relaxing and wonderful.