Thursday, February 3, 2011

Lunar New Year Break Massive Update Part #2

There was so much picspam in the last post that I felt the need to break this up into smaller posts, lest I overload your poor computers with AWESOME. ;)

On Monday after the semester ended, we came into work, did a bit of lesson planning, some teachers swapped rooms, and so on. Then, after lunch, we piled onto one of our shuttle buses and headed up to Paju where Woongjin headquarters are located.

We got a tour of the building, met a bunch of people WAY higher on the pay scale, and basically got to... not work all afternoon.

We got to see the roof of the building, too!

After the tour, we got to check out a secondhand book store, and the company let us pick a complimentary book, CD, or DVD. I wound up picking up a box set of Hana Yori Dango on DVD for less than $6. Nice! The bookstore itself was fun to explore. It was small, but labyrinthine.

After the book store, we went to dinner at a really nice place in town. Mmmm, galbi! I love Korean BBQ! The restaurant had really quaint decor.

That guy I'm sitting next to was really nice. The way he explained it, I think he was on the same level as Steven in terms of the company hierarchy. We were also joined by Steven's boss, so that was pretty cool.

After Tuesday, vacation officially began. I haven't really done much since it started, to be honest. I haven't really gone out to take pictures much or anything. Well, here's some of me in a subway station with a cool bench sculpture:

I'm so classy.

Otherwise, I've been just keeping up with household chores, buying groceries, bonding with Gus, watching movies, drawing, reading, sleeping a LOT, and... being lazy in general. I did go visit a friend in Incheon a few days ago, and we're going to get together in Itaewon tomorrow for some shopping and whatnot. Mostly, though, I've been at home.

In other news!

I've lost 3 kilos (about 6.6 pounds) since I started my new diet. That puts me at 70 kilos or about 154 pounds. I haven't weighed in that low for a few years now, so that feels pretty darn good! I look better, too! Check me out! I'm barely even sucking it in. ;)

So, yeah, I guess this low-carb thing works. I'm going to do it a few weeks more, but I'm going to start introducing more fruit and whole grains pretty soon. I miss bread and fruit. TT_TT

Still looking for a good taekwondo/hapkido place in Anyang. Itaewon is really too much of a commute (and an expense) to bother with. On my budget, anyway. It's too bad, as I liked the place in Itaewon, but only being able to go once a week really didn't appeal.

News about Gus! So, apparently the poor guy hadn't had his cage cleaned in ages when I'd first gotten him, so he had a crusty nose, watery eyes, and a respiratory infection. I don't know HOW I missed this when I picked him up, but I only got a peek at him under a towel in a dim subway station, so I suppose I can be excused for my lack of observational skills. After thoroughly cleaning his cage, giving him a better diet with fresh veggies as well as pellets and hay, and spending some heartbreaking days trying to clean the crust off his nose with a warm wet rag, he started to recover.
This is how he looked before:

Getting better:

And how he looks now:

I know that it's hard to see the improvement in that last pic, but he doesn't pose well for close-ups. Trust me, it's MUCH better. His eyes are no longer watery, and his nose looks healthy and pink! Also, he seems to enjoy hanging out in the bathroom.

Apparently, he's forgiven me for the washcloth treatment, because he likes to run circles around my legs and do this little shimmy-jump called a "binky. These are expressions of pure bunny joy, as you can see in the below videos.

Failed attempt to capture the happy:

Binky (with bonus Chris on iChat!)

Happy dance!

Well, it is now officially Lunar New Year, also known as Seollal in Korean. Year of the Metal Rabbit, 2011. Let's hope it's a good one!

Here, have an adorable non-Gus bunny pic:

Sorry for being so lazy on updates. I'll do my best to post more often. <3



  1. I've ALWAYS wanted a rabbit but the ones you see in stores are always so afraid! T_T Gus looks so happy!

  2. Congrats on your weight loss, that's awesome! Whole grains and fruits are a good thing, hopefully you'll still continue to experience success when adding them in. I think you probably will!

    Gus' binkying is so adorable! He looks so happy and it's nice how much freedom you give him.

    Happy year of the metal rabbit!

  3. <3 you're such a good bunny-mommy! and congrats on weight loss! I needs to get on that meself. also, on the roof of the place, those colorful statues are so neat!