hello journal...been a long while since i've written on you.
|US Bank Tower with Christmas colored lights and fog passing by (rained the whole week of xmas).|
|dentist appointment (check up and cleaning friday before finals week)|
the week after...i had finals AND work...so i had a lot of cramming to do. i didn't really expect much gifts from my students either because i don't know hahah i feel like i'm too hard on my kids so they don't appreciate me because i'm not "fun". these are the only gifts i really received for christmas...and they're all from my lovely students and their parents.
|my poorly decorated classroom|
i do love the city though. it's 20 times larger than the island of manhattan...it can be the next great american city...but probably after my lifetime...after all the crazy conservative rich white people pass and some legislation is changed.
it's funny...i always say i have no friends, i even tell my own mom i have no friends, but if i had a choice to go back and somehow make lasting friends or stay the way i am now, i'd rather have it the way it is now. i use the term "friends" really loosely. i meant REAL friends (there are a select few) but anyway, life goes on. the next day i went to get my haircut by myself but it didn't start off very bright. my mom comes knocking into my room and asks if i have any plans (when i told her within 12 hours ago that i would be going to get my haircut in koreatown) and i said YES I DO. she says how the car's tire is deflated again and hinted that something needed to be done. i dressed up quickly, put on a beanie and my rainboots, and was like "now what?" "if you want to get the car checked out, please drop me off at the rail station so i can get to the hair salon without being late" but my dad just told me to take the car and inflate the tire and wait until the next day (probably because he didn't want to do it himself). i was glad my dad was home that day too because my douchebag brother took the other car and if my dad had gone, then i don't know how the hell i would've gone home. i drove to chevron to inflate the flat'ish tire and drove to the metro station, parked my car, quickly got a ticket, and waited for the next train because the train had already closed it's doors. the operator noticed after awhile, opened the doors again, and "announced the last boarding before departure" so i quickly hopped in and headed to union station.
|you can see the cut on the top left.|
|a bit more detail...from yesterday.|
i would definitely try etude lounge again...maybe with a younger hipper stylist though.
after i paid 40$ for my haircut, i went down to the zion market to buy more kimbap from yesterday and the ajumma there was like all sweet and speaking korean to me and i just smiled with one eyebrow up because i had no idea what she was saying. and right when i was about to say,
어...저는 중국인 이에요... (uh...i'm chinese)
한국어 조금 알겠어요... ([i] only know a little korean)
but she started speaking some engrish and i was like "oh thank god" in my mind. after buying some dinner for myself, i headed home. walked back to the rail stations and drove home...yayaya.
i've kind of run out of things to recap on so here's a bunch of random pictures.
and some of my what i wore pictures