Monday, January 30, 2012

Someone's happy!

6 months living with Korean mother-in-law
1.5 years living with mom and dad in Canada

2 years later......we are home (condo) owners!

And now we finally get to carve out our lives as a married couple in our own place. HOW SCARY AND THRILLING ALL AT ONCE!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The verdict on the couch!

First off, thanks for all your votes. Sofa A was Sung Hyun's choice and he won with a total of 11 votes. My choice was B and most of you agreed that it would be more difficult to clean (I had 9 votes total).

So with the votes in mind, last weekend I headed back to the store (without my husband) with my mom and friend in tote.

And here's what they thought:

Sofa A is a better size. You can comfortably stretch out on it. Correction: you can stretch out on it. THIS SOFA IS NOT COMFORTABLE!!! AT ALL. Sung Hyun decided that comfort didn't matter and that I'd "get used to it". So with my mom and friend took the comfort test. And their verdict supported mine!!!!! Yah, I win......

........well not quite!

Sofa B was my favourite but my friend said that since the back pillows didn't attach to the back of the sofa so I'd be always reshaping them after every use. Plus this sofa, although it was way more comfortable than the other one, was not long enough.


So then after about 4 furniture stores later a lovely lady showed me this couch:

I wasn't sold on it. First off, it was about $1000 more than the previous two couches. Feeling defeated, we sat down and decided our next plan of action. Since my husband wasn't with me I couldn't really make a decision anyways.

Note the not impressed face above!

But then I realized that this couch was waaaaaay more comfortable than the other two. And I figured Sung Hyun would like it because it was more like his original choice.

Then the lady said I could customize the colour to make it more modern so she pulled out this swatch which was more like the sofa colour I liked.

My mom and friend thought it was too blue and they agreed that they liked the lighter colour. You can see the lighter colour behind the white flowered cushion (the darker swatch is on the right). It's more of a grey colour.

So the plan of action was to return the next day, husband in tote, and have him test out the couch and choose the colour. But he was sick and since the sale on the couch was finished on Monday I had to decide for myself.

So I returned to the store the next day and bought it! My husband said that since I bought the couch he gets to choose the bed set. I anticipate some bed set wars......stay tuned!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

NEW condo OLD sickness

I stayed home from work on Thursday and Friday. It's Saturday and I'm still really sick. Our plan was to move into our new condo this weekend. I tried moving a few boxes from the basement to the main floor and I was getting chills and started coughing. So it looks like it will be next weekend that I get in there and take some pics of our new place. This week I'm just going to focus on getting better......this BLOWS!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Just wanted to tell you that I haven't forgotten about you.....I'm just SICK! Really SICK! I'm staying home from work tomorrow and I plan to sleep and read for my grad class. Thanks for the votes on the couch. We haven't moved yet but that will happen Friday of this week. I suspect that since I'm so sick it will have to wait till next week. Back in a few days ;)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sofa wars

I love how many people have voted on the sofa wars. Sung Hyun is ecstatic! Anyways here are some more details:

Sofa A and B are the same price. We have an open concept living room and kitchen so the sofa will be close to the kitchen table. Our kitchen table can be found by clicking THIS LINK!

Sofa B is smaller and lighter in colour; it does not have any buttons on it. We most likely will not be getting any pets in the future. That's it for now!

The sofa war continues..........

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Which one do you like better?

On a whim, just like when we put an offer on the condo, I purchased a kitchen table online. I bought it 3.5 seconds ago with as estimated delivery date of January 25, 2049! 2049? WTF!

Before we buy a couch we need your advice. Please vote A for the first picture and B for the second picture. On of these is my pick and one is Sung Hyun's.



Friday, January 13, 2012

Totally in love with this sofa!

If it's comfortable I'm gonna buy it!


Thursday, January 12, 2012

If all goes smoothly.....

We will be moving into this place in 15 days:


Monday, January 09, 2012

Less is MORE

Ever get those days when you want to walk away from your life and go on permanent vacation? For me, that day was yesterday.

Yesterday we bought a condo. We accepted the counter offer and signed on the dotted line. Easiest job in the world for our real estate agent since I went to the open house for the condo myself and got him to take me to the place again with Sung Hyun later that night and put in an offer at 11:30 pm. If being an agent is that easy then I want that job (although I suspect in most cases it doesn't work like this).

Today I started a new job. I have the flu. I didn't get enough sleep last night.

Tonight I have my first grad class. I have a headache and just want to go to bed.

I've considered dropping this grad class because I'm already putting a lot of pressure on myself to do well. I got a 90% in my first class and I want that damn scholarship. So moving into a new place, teaching privates 10+ hours a week, working full-time, then balancing a new full-time job is really too much.

I've also considered dropping all my extra teaching that I've worked hard to build up over the past 1.5 years. Good-bye business.

I've also considered quitting everything and running away 'cuz that's my all or nothing attitude. I seriously want to be a stay-at-home house wife and not cook or clean. Kind of half-truth.

I think when I go so hard there comes a point when I get so exhausted and overwhelmed that the things I was working so hard for no longer matter to me. I've hit a wall. A really big wall and I'd like to just walk away and go on a vacation for an indefinite period of time.

Oh yah, I've got my period and I'm just coming off vacation. There is no such thing as less in my vocabulary. Maybe I need to work on lesser. Or hire my friend Krista to be my life coach/organizer/counsellor. Krista?!

Sunday, January 08, 2012

On a WHIM...

We put an offer on a condo that we toured for 20 minutes this afternoon. There is NOTHING on the market that meets our needs. The place today was the only one and already has two offers on it. We bid on it with no conditions (i.e. no home inspection) and an immediate move in date to hopefully aid in our favour. We'll find out Monday morning if our offer is accepted or if they come back with a counter.

I'm totally not excited as I thought I would be since I know that now I'll have to (a) cook my own food (b) become a responsible adult.

I don't want to grow up yet!

Friday, January 06, 2012

7 Days in Vancouver

I just spent the last 7 days in Vancouver. A rough flight out. Turbulence like I've never experienced. The time went by so quickly yet so slowly. I had an awesome time. Took at day trip to the states and visited my first Trader Joe's. Spent most of my time relaxing and watching movies. Did nothing really exciting during the day because it rained the whole 7 days. Ate delicious food and gained some weight. Had a fabulous new years party with all my friends that I used to meet up with regularly in Korea (somehow all of them but Sung Hyun and myself live in Vancouver). Back home. Happy to see my husband and family. Having difficulty adjusting to the hard bed and snoring man beside me. Not ready to start a new class and new job on the same day. Missing Annie already.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Resolutions for 2012

Let's take a look at those resolutions from last year shall we? Well, after going through the list I would say that I accomplished about 50% of them. I was really successful with the resolutions involving work and school but didn't do so well in the healthy/relationship resolutions.

This year will be different. First, Sung Hyun and I have decided to write our resolutions together. Second, I don't plan on setting such hefty goals that I will not be able to accomplish. The long extensive list from last year might have looked good on paper but it was too hard to put into practice because I wasn't SMART about it. So this year will be different!

Still chillin' in Vancouver and have plans to sit down with Sung Hyun to write our list together.

Happy New Year's everyone!