This week is a slow week. I have only just come home from vacation so it’s a weird mix of tiredness and being completely warn out after a first working week back at school. I’m trying to stop myself from spending too much money too as the debts back home are looming. So overall it sounds very boring but lots of restful nights in a some games nights with friends has been fantastic. I can’t tell you how grateful I am to be resting.
I have recently finished the new Lauren Weisberg book which is the sequel to ‘the devil wears prada’. I was really loving the girlie indulgence up until the final chapter where it all went a bit pear shaped. Other than that I have a copy of ‘The Great Gatsby’ to start. It is shameful to say I have never read the book all the way through. I know what happens but I love the decadence of it all. The characters are all so egotistical and flambouent. I can’t stop reading. I am missing books so much. I hate not being able to just pick up one from the charity shop where I buy boxes of them for less than a pound.
I’m trying to eat nothing. I have gained so much weight from the Korean Rice and beer that I’m starting to become a blimp so I’m on a stricked regime of limited food and as many gym visits as humanly possible. The gym here is awful in some ways but brilliant in others. I can still taste the Thai food from holiday which is definitely up there with my favourites. I do have a care package coming (at some point) so I’m hoping with it will come stupid amounts of British loveliness , including CRUMPETS!!!!! Epppp
Drinking has slowed with the effort to save money and lose weight but I did have a sneaky dirty martini this weekend. I wish I liked them but I just don’t. They are too straight for me. They just taste of gin. Even though I asked the barman to make them filthy it still just tasted of hard liquor. It makes me a child but I like my cocktails sweet.
I did try some red wine the other day even though I’ve never been a fan but I loved it. I am now an adult. I always thought that red wine, plain nuts and fish were the items I needed to like to make me an adult. So I’m just a few plain nuts away from being a grown up.
I’m not listening to too much. In the gym I am mainly listening to cheesy K-pop to keep me running but I have found a soft spot for Mumford and Sons. I just love them. I imagine meeting friends at the airport, dancing in friends weddings and laughing with friends when ever I hear them and I love them.
I have been watching too much. Breaking Bad is back so of course I am counting down the days till the next episode. I also need to kill a friend of mine who has got me addicted to the worst television show ever created. Gossip Girl. I’m even embarrassed to write that but it’s the perfect buffer to desk warming and a great accompaniment to lonely afternoons in the English room.
I haven’t been to the cinema in far too long. We saw Snow Piercer (a Korean/English mix) which was quite good. I enjoyed it but it had an awful ending.
So what is coming up? Lots! I am heading to Japan in September which I am ‘cheek hurtingly’ excited for. I also have my best friend coming to visit me in October. I feel bad that she is traveling half way across the world for me but I can’t wait! I am stopping myself from planning every second as its too far away to be counting the days. Apart from that I am not looking forward to Monday as a close friend of mine is leaving our Korean shores and we will be sad to see him leave. He is going to Venice for a few months so we can’t feel TOO bad but Korea won’t be the same without him.
So overall it’s a quiet month but I’m still enjoying every second.
I am having big boughs’ of home sickness daily and wishing I was animating as well as craving a more vintage lifestyle but here is still good.