Tuesday, November 28, 2006


Monday, November 27, 2006


So despite my efforts of attending the gym routinely I still have not seen results. Why is this? Well, I have been snapping photos of the food that I have been eating as of late and when I compiled it all together in this post, I soon discovered why things are not looking so well. Judge for yourself............

Chicken Caesar wrap with bacon and extra sauce
Pepperoni, green pepper and mushroom pizza
Crunchy Chicken cheese wrap with potatoe fries
Chicken fingers with fries and dipping sauce
beef and rice from Edo Japan
THE GREAT CANADIAN BURGER!!!!!! (side of rice)
Greek salad (the best in the city)
home cooked roast beef, mashed potatoes, green beans, and brown bread (and gravy) .................okay I did alright on this one but only one out of these seven meals is healthy....................ANSWER TO MY WEIGHT LOSS DIFFICULTIES SOLVED ;(



Well it's official, today we got our first dump of snow -- I am sure there is more to come so STAY TUNED.

Sunday, November 26, 2006


Now this was cool. All you Koreans would really enjoy this because it is something that is so far from your reality and what you experience daily. I live in Canada in a province known as Saskatchewan. Our province is very very flat and open, and it is famous for farming. I am a city girl and have not really taken part in farm stuff, so I decided that I should go to the annual rodeo held in my city. This was my first time at such an even, so I was snapping picture and taking videos like crazy. Take a look at some of the things I got to see.

Check out this dangerous bull riding. The object is to hold on for 8 seconds while kicking your sharp boots into the bull to make it jump all over.

Here there are 2 cowboys riding horses and one of them jumps of his horse to wrestle with the steer

This is called team roping. One cowboy ropes around the cows neck and the other around the two back feet

Saturday, November 25, 2006


So after dinner with my mom, I headed over to a cool pub in my neighbourhood. I was with my dear friend Kenda, whom I've know for my entire life, and some of her close friends. It was nice to just sit back to have a drink.

My friend Corrie from highschool just found out today that she was accepted into the Regina Police Service, after a long exhastive elimination process. She was super excited that all her waiting was over and still found it unreal that she would be starting her career (clearly something that I am not even thinking about now). So because of the good news she had some friends over for some beers to celebrate.

The two Jen's

Corrie on the left, Jennifer on the right

Corrie and me in her apartment

Congrats Corrie, you will make an excellent police officer!!!!!!

Friday, November 24, 2006

Pasta Perfect!!!

My mom and I needed a little taste of Italy so we headed to our all-time-favourite pasta place in the city, "East Side Marios". -- lo and behold it's in the East end.

Unlimited salad (or soup) plus fresh garlic loaf ................ that's a recipe for DANGER!!!!!

Here is my mom's linguine chicken amatriciana (with rose sauce).

And I gobbled **burp** my linguine chicken tettrazzini (with alfredo sauce).

Since I haven't used chopsticks in almost a month I decided to bring them out tonight and slurp up my meal like a typical Korean (although I don't know how much my mom liked my rude table manners, sorry mom :( My hand was sore when I finished my pasta and it brought back memories of my first time attempts at using 2 sticks to eat. There were time that I fumbled around with them and even dropped them on the floor. Korean ladies would bring me a fork as they cringed at my attempts to use them. But it wasn't too long before I caught on and could do anything with them -- from picking up a single grain of rice to holding on to chicken (bone included). I have mastered the art, if you wish, of using these tools, but I am amazed at how easy such skills are lost. I guess that means I will be eating more meals with chopsticks!!!!

More to come on food.............stay tuned for some pictures of what we 'Westerners' eat (this is for all my Korean friends out there -- all 3 of you..........haha).

Saturday, November 18, 2006



Time for an update

The Saskatchewan Roughriders lost their semi-final game and unfortunately did not make it into the GREY CUP. But, that certainly didn't stop us from cheering our hearts while we watched on the big screen.

My mom and I went to a local performance featuring some of the best singers Regina has to offer. We couldn't get any pictures inside, but my mom snapped a few while we were waiting to get in. I guess she shouldn't go into photography because she had to take about 5 pictures until she got a good one and then it turns out that my eyes were closed.

Here are the funky ladies in RED HATS -- I presume they belong to the Red Hat Society

So it wasn't too long since I have returned from Korea that I headed straight back to work. It's not all that bad, because I get to hang with some cool people, who are all interested in my experience abroad. The NAVY has been good to me. I learned the valuable skill of cooking. This past weekend I had to prepare for a cocktail party and I was in my element. My favourite thing to do is finger-foods. Take a look at the spread we put on...................looks tasty doesn't it???

Here is my creative meat, cheese and pickle tray -- presentation is key!!!

Everyone hard at work

The least favorite part of my job -- the dishes!!!!

Saturday, November 11, 2006


November 11th is a day to remember. Remember those who fought and lost their lives in WWI, WWII, Korean war and other wars so that we as Canadians can enjoy the freedom we have today.

It wasn't until I returned from Korea that I realized that we as Canadians, and me in particular, take the concept of freedom for granted. Having lived in South Korea for 14 months I witnessed first hand the tensions of living in a hostile situation. South Koreans live in a constant state of threat from their communist neighbours to the north. Every South Korean male is required to do at least 2 years of mandatory military service. The Korean war which ended in 1953, has still not officially ended -- technically they are still at war.

Canadians wear poppy's as an act of remembrance. The poppy's significance to Remembrance Day is a result of Canadian military physician John McCrae's poem In Flanders Fields. The poppy emblem was chosen because of the poppies that bloomed across some of the worst battlefields of Flanders in World War I, their red colour an appropriate symbol for the bloodshed of trench warfare.

This is carved into a large stone in down-town Regina. Notice the KOREAN WAR is also mentioned
I was resposible for handing out wreaths to the different local organizations just before they placed them on the statue. It was here that I met the director of The Regina Korean Cultural Association. I spoke to him in Korean and he was quite impressed so we exchanged numbers. His wife is an english teacher in Seoul only 20 minutes away from where I used to work.

Where's Jen??
-- Salute --

KFC with Grandpa

Time for some finger lickin' deep fried chicken. My grandpa was dreaming about chicken so as a family we decided to head over to his place for dinner -- along with us came the chicken!!!!! We enjoyed eating our greasy chicken and cheering for the local football team.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Sunday, November 05, 2006


In my last week of teaching in Korea I got a pleasant surprise in my email saying I was invited to a PARTY, in celebration of my return back to Canada. Also my friend Kim is leaving in about a week to London, England so we all got together to say good-bye to her before she left.

It was a spectacular event and was really special to me because I got to see my great friends. I shared some of my Korean adventures and gave away some traditional Korean goodies. I hope Kim will come back with stories to tell and a different culture to share with us.

The night was a blast -- as you can tell from the pictures!!!!

Here is Kim with her journal that I gave her so that she can write about her trip

The infamous Korean squat -- Good job Kim, you are a natural!!! Maybe you should be visiting Korea not England....hehe

Tanya and her boyfriend -- how cute!!!

Tracy with her goodie pack

Crystal -- the hostess of the party!!!!!

Nicole and ME :)