Wednesday, January 5, 2011

zoom zoom...

I had to go to my other school today.  Sad time city.  I miss my Yangji cuties!  Not that the kids at the other school weren't sweet, but, you know... they're not MINE.

Okay, so, I taught the art unit today, which, is actually a big success, thank goodness!  One of the projects we were doing was a pop up flower garden card.  So, I showed them how to make it, and then I called them all up to grab the pieces of paper that they wanted.  As they were walking up, they started shouting out what colours they wanted; they were all yelling out "blue!" "green!" "purple!" "red!" etc... except for one kid, who was yelling out "zoom zoom!"

Yeah... I don't think he really caught on to what everyone else was doing.  Poor thing, haha.  He's really quite smart, I don't know why he thought people were just yelling out sounds.

So, here's a funny little story from my shopping trip, yesterday!

Being pale is a huge deal in Korea.  Women often using whitening emulsions to make their skin more white, it basically bleaches them... I don't really understand.  Either way, I am INCREDIBLY pale, so, I often get Korean women commenting on it.  They come up to me in the street to tell me, they tell me on the bus, they tell me at school, they tell me at the grocery store, they tell me at the hair salon, they tell me at the nail shop... basically anywhere where someone can see my skin and they get close to me, I often get comments on how pale I am.

Yes, I really am THAT pale.

Anyway, yesterday, I went to buy some new foundation, which, is actually kind of hard in Korea... most foundation is A LOT darker than me.  the only place I've found anything that even closely resembles my skin tone is at this place called Skin Food.  Luckily, it's not so pricey.  So, I went in to find my foundation yesterday, and I couldn't, for the life of me, remember what the hell it was called, and everything seemed so dark again.  Eventually, a lady came over to help, and she showed me this one that matched me PERFECTLY.  I couldn't believe it!  Then, I looked at it.  It was friggin' whitening foundation!  As in, it's made a billion shades lighter than Koreans to make them look paler, and then it supposedly lightens their skin.  I got Alex to ask the lady, and it apparently doesn't really do anything.  Here's hoping, because it REALLY matches!

Also, I cut my own bangs last night, and my co-teacher told me today that it makes my face look even smaller.  Koreans' greatest compliment:  You have such a small face!

I am currently compiling a list of foods that I want to eat upon returning to Canada... mmmmmm...

Toodles! <3


  1. small face. haha well, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, right?

  2. cutting your own bangs is so brave of you! if i did that they would be the wonkiest mess you've ever seen. if i can't cut wrapping paper in a straight line, can you imagine what my bangs would look like?! :P
    also, zoom zoom? adorable.

  3. Small face is a strange compliment! :)


  4. Small face totally is a weird compliment, but it's because Koreans think they have HUGE faces. I don't see it, but I guess they do.

    Oddly enough, they have bagels in Korea!

    Haha, cutting my own bangs is pretty much the only thing I can do with my hair, that, put it in pigtails, and dye it myself. Other than that, I'm clueless. I can't even get my hair into a ponytail by myself when it's long enough.


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