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Jimjilbangs, Dog and Cat Cafes, Cute Things in Korea


My homie Laura moved to South Korea over ten years ago to teach English, and once every few years, when I was depressed about whatever I was doing and where I was working, I would send her a Facebook message... Continue Reading →

700 days in HK


totally mesmerized by this sunrise as we landed in SFO To celebrate my 700th day of living in Hong Kong, I left! I hadn't been home to California since last summer and I felt it in my bones. The last... Continue Reading →

South Korea: the DMZ, BBQs, and Karaoke


Amie looking to North Korea Different from my normal backpacking adventures, there are elements of a trip to South Korea that you have to plan in advance for. For example, walking routes and other directions aren’t available on Google Maps,... Continue Reading →

#birthdayed


Thirty5 Came! And went! And I didn’t even cry once, which was amazing. Part of that is that I have been so so busy lately there hasn’t been enough time to get sad even if I wanted to try. And... Continue Reading →

thirty5


For the last few years, I have written birthday blog posts filling out the same set of questions each time, so I can look back each year and feel what it was to be me in that moment. A time... Continue Reading →

first grade and happy endings


My 30 day blog challenge ended a while ago. I’m glad I’ve completed it, but part of me is missing the daily outpouring of allthethings like it mattered. It’s nice that the writing bug has bit again, but it’s also... Continue Reading →

Time Marches On, Ocean Park, Expat Bonding, Gym Update days 19.20.21.22


dreary March days making me nostalgic for sweet puppy faces. It's March? Really?! Already? What gave you the right, 2019. I’m not ready for this. I’m not ready for this weird, filler kind of month, with one measly holiday and... Continue Reading →

kids say things, things fall apart, do things matter? things in HK. days 15.16.17.18


I became a teacher for a number of reasons. 1. I needed a job. 2. I got hired at a school. warm teaching fuzzies I graduated college and need to start a career right as the US economy was taking... Continue Reading →

birthdays, how to friend, first dates, ritz crackers. days 11.12.13.14


Feb 21 - Day Eleven - Happy birthday, Jenna! "isn't she perdy" - said in grandma great voice It’s my sister’s birthday today! She’s celebrating in Seattle with our aunts and cousins. Family birthdays are something I always miss about... Continue Reading →

putting the fun in dysfunctional – day 4, 5, 6


Day Four The site of my hot date for V-day It’s Valentine’s Day Eve, and I am single, and 34, and nary a glass of wine in sight, just a wee bag of M&Ms. Didn't even go out - just... Continue Reading →

r2hk: clockenflap, turkey, water buffaloes


I also thought I was standing next to a celebrity, and then after a few minutes realized it was just someone I follow on instagram. But by far, the strangest part of the weekend involved feces.

(insert clever Seoul-pun here)


One of the best parts of being a teacher is the vacation time. Which we need, because the job is crazy. And one of the best parts about being an international teacher is that I am constantly meeting cool people... Continue Reading →

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