Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Is is just what you've been waiting for, an imaginary horse and a workout!

IT IS HERE!  The exercise machine we've all been waiting for.  For all those times you've tried to practice horse riding, sans horse.  Stop falling on the floor people!  Go out and get this and you, like those in the video, can practice horse riding, while simultaneously looking oddly sexual.

Wait a minute... isn't this coming from the people who are able to use a squat toilet without falling over?  I call B.S. on falling while practicing horse riding in your living room.

I mean, I might need help while imaginary horse riding.  I mean you should see my whole squat toilet routine.  Actually, no you shouldn't see that.  Still, my point is that Koreans probably don't even need this.

C'mon baby, and ride it!

You can also click here to watch the video on YouTube.

OH my gawd, the slow motion shots are priceless.  Thrust and thrust and thruuuuuuuuuust and thruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuust.

Also, why does everyone have their arms crossed?  (Ok, so not EVERYONE, but there are a high number of them.)  That's not how I ride a horse.

Still it is just what I've always wanted, but never knew I actually needed. Ace Power!

Man, I really need to start watching Korean T.V.

Hugs & Kisses & imaginary horseys,

Monday, July 23, 2012

And I quote...

“Everything you can imagine is real.”
― Pablo Picasso

And I quote...

Saturday, July 21, 2012

I'm going to Thailand...

As I mentioned back in January, one of the many perks of working for public schools is the nice amount of vacation you get.  During the winter, after I taught 2 weeks of camp, I was able to go on an awesome trip to India.  This summer, once school is out, and I get a couple of weeks of camp in, I will be heading to Thailand.  Also, one of my very closest friends from the states will be joining me there.  There is so much to look forward to.

I will be leaving from Busan, South Korea and will land in Bangkok.  Lara will meet me the following day, and from there our trip will go as follows:

Chaing Mai
Khao Lak
Koh Phi Phi
And back to Bangkok, where I will have to leave the evening before Lara’s flight.  

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The green dots show the areas that we will visit in Thailand.

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A more detailed map showing the location of Koh Phi Phi 
in relationship to Phuket and Krabi, we will stay on the larger 
(Koh Phi Phi Don) island.

I’m amazed at how perfectly Lara and I were able to plan and book this trip (esp. being 14 hours off while trying to coordinate everything.)  We were even able to score some awesome packages at deep discounts.  

Stay tuned for trip updates and photos.

As always, hugs & kisses,

Friday, July 13, 2012

Sh*t my students say

Today I helped some students throw a party for their homeroom teacher. I helped tie balloons mostly, and helped blow a couple up, also helped with some other decorations, and write notes to their teacher. As they were leaving they shout down the hall, "Thanks teacher! You blow good!"

Sh*t my students say

Monday, July 9, 2012

And I quote...

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” 
- Maya Angelou

And I quote...

Friday, July 6, 2012


Today, I attended an open class.  They had name tags for everyone, unfortunately, this was mine...

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I guess I should be used to it by now, and I suppose there could be a lot worse misspellings than "Riz."  Enjoy!

Hugs & Kisses,
Liz (a.k.a. Riz)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The True Origins of Pizza

Remember the post where I talk about how Koreans love everything Korean, and related to Korea, and that everything was invented and/or discovered by them.... and yep, I've met quite a few Koreans who have this attitude.  And, I'd say at least 99 percent of Koreans have given me at least one HORRIBLE example of how awesome Korea is.

me: This watermelon tastes the exact same as in the U.S.
Korean:  But it is better because Korean watermelon tastes the best from anywhere.
me:  Ummm, it pretty much tastes the same.
Korean:  Yes, but better.
me:  Sure, whatever...

Well, Mr. Pizza (a national chain in Korea) has taken that attitude, and just poked fun at it.  In. a.  commercial.  Which, I feel like should be almost unheard of in Korea.

Regardless, the commercial is awesome, and makes me want to go buy Mr. Pizza.

The True Origins of Pizza
clearly this is true... 

You can also click here to watch the video on YouTube.

Well done Mr. Pizza, well done!

Hugs & Kisses,