Wednesday, December 27, 2006

TIME TO PLAY IN THE SNOW......

Last year was the first time that I learned how to snowboard and I had a blast learning. So naturally, when my friends called me to go, I was excited to try it again, only this time in Canada. It was as fun as I remember and I even did some 'carving', so I have seen some improvement. I already have a snowboarding date set up for when I return to Korea -- which by the way is in only one week.............ahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!

CHRISTMAS DAY!!!!!!!!!!!

BEFORE
AFTER

-- enough said !!!! --

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Korean Christmas

In other words, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!

Monday, December 25, 2006

'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS.....


......WHEN ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE

NOT A CREATURE WAS STIRRING, NOT EVEN A MOUSE;


THE STOCKINGS WERE HUNG BY THE CHIMNEY WITH CARE

IN HOPES THAT ST.NICHOLAS SOON WOULD BE THERE;
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Tonight for dinner we had ham, cabbage rolls, sausage and perogies.................it was delicious!!!

I ate too much so I had to rest

We went to church at 7:00 -- it was very pleasant!!!!

Then we changed into on pajama's, watched The Christmas Story on T.V. and opened ONE present from under the tree.



ONE CRAZY NIGHT!!!!!

I thought I would post these dog pictures because the whole time I was in Korea I didn't see any big dogs. These dogs are part of a special family -- since my aunt and uncle don't have any kids, these dogs have become their babies.









After dinner I went over to my professors house for a drink -- she is so neat and I love talking with her. It is so funny how we get along so well. She is a great lady and I aspire to be like her one day. In Korea it is very rare that two people of different age groups associate with each other (especially different social positions -- afterall I was her student). The more that I think about it, I feel sad that the Korean culture restricts who you can associate with simply on the basis of age. This is an intricate part of their society and there are many rules to follow when dealing with age differences. Anyways, I am thankful that I am able to have a special relationship with Lori.



So here we are. Yes, it is a horrible picture of both of us, but she is still the best prof in the world.


.......And where did we go??? We headed to the local gay and lesbian bar in our city where I got to see a drag show. For those of you Koreans who don't know what this is, it is when women dress up as men and men dress up as women (makeup and all).



WOW, I was impressed with this one. This is actually Lori's female friend dressed as a man. She did a good job, don't you think?


Today I got a sneak peak into a different world. I like to keep an open mind and try to experience new things; tonight was no exception!!!!!!!

PARTY AT THE PARENTS.....2 DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS!!!!

Oh what a day.......
....... I decided to surprise my mom while she was at work so I prepared, plated and cooked all the food that we had planned for our annual Christmas house party. It took me all day, but I certainly had a blast.

Presentation is my favorite part.

Hint: Never put the same coloured vegetables beside each other


Then my friend Kristin came over and we exchanged Christmas gifts. It was hard for her to shop for me because it had to be small enough to pack with me to Korea. She got me some LaSenza panties and little food mix packages that I could take to Korea, when I had a craving for Western food.

And then at 7:30 the guests started to arrive. Every year the Wards come over after they do a sparkle tour of the city. Basically they drive around too see all the pretty Christmas lights. Then they come to our house for some drinks and munchies. This year I even planned some games for us to play.




The three kids pretending to get along. Wow, pictures are deceptive


This is only his first drink and he already has spilt it all down the front of his shirt. That's it, you're cut off!!!

That's my brother on the left. He sure does clean up pretty nice -- what a cutie (hehe). The lady on the right is my moms best friend.



My mom and dad lurking in the distance.



TIME TO EAT!!!!








This is what happens when you eat too much ;)

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Time to decorate....

Okay so this post is a little old, since we decorated the house about 3 weeks ago. But at least I have gotten the pictures up before Christmas.


Here I am decorating the fake Christmas tree (or pretending to decorate)



Actually my mom did most of the work, but let me take all the credit


See what a wonderful job I did!!!!


Every year my mom sets up her mini village. She has been collecting more and more pieces every year to add to it.

Her are the ice skaters

The women and two children watching the train de-rail


The children play in the park at school


The rich doctor and his wife singing Chrismas carols outside their house


Main Street


Can you find the boy burried in a snow pile?


The tiny village at night

Be careful where you are going train

TA - DA!!!!



Sunday, December 17, 2006

FOOD FOOD AND MORE FOOD!!!!

Well it's that time of year to stuff your face full of Christmas goodies before making those weight-loss new years resolutions. And if there is one thing I am good at it's eating, so I have been doing just that. Here are a few pics of my lastest Christmas bash -- thanks to Sara who was a wonderful host.



A very, very fun drinking game



ohhhhh, what's inside????



.........the anticipation builds..............



The ulitimate Canadian workout -- Carmen Electra's STRIPTEASE aerobics. Wait till I blow all those Korean's away with this one. This could be interesting.......



Some highschool friends



We must really like getting our picture taken. Look at how photogenic us gals are


Sara (the host) posing with her fiance


ummmm food..............stuffing myself silly


......ummmm drinks...........

..........ummmm more drinks

awwwwww.......

Three beautiful glowing girls

Hey SUNG HYUN, there's one thing I forgot to tell you.............I have a baby....haha, let's hope this doesn't happen for awhile.