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Once Schneeball pastries came upon my radar, I started seeing...





Once Schneeball pastries came upon my radar, I started seeing them everywhere. Street food carts, department stores, subway stores, my students’ grubby hands, etc. Everywhere.

It’s a German dessert made by taking rolled out shortcrust dough and cutting out strips. The strips are arranged over a stick into the shape of a ball, deep fried and then commonly dusted with confectioner’s sugar. One breaks the pastries into little bits with a wooden hammer or mallet.

I have no idea what the original tastes like, but I especially enjoy the Korean version. I like all the fancy flavors, such as cinnamon, white chocolate, or green tea. They’re sweet and crunchy, and make for a very fantastic drinking snack.


We went on a field trip to Oeam Folk Village in Asan (아산 외암마을)....


















My dad sent me an excellent care package from home. It’s not...









My dad sent me an excellent care package from home. It’s not anything I ever expected, but I am so grateful for my amazing dad. Sure, he sent me dried seaweed, but that’s just his funny sense of humor. I miss and love him every day.

With this, here are some ideas I have for an awesome care package for an American female teacher working in South Korea. In no particular order…


My second trip to the Mud Festival in Boryeong, South Korea....













My second trip to the Mud Festival in Boryeong, South Korea. Can’t believe that my first trip was three years ago. This trip was significantly different.


My students don’t believe I live in Korea. They think I...



My students don’t believe I live in Korea. They think I fly to the US every night to sleep.


Hands down, this is the best ride at Lotte World (롯데월드). It’s...


















Korea has four distinct seasons. In summer, it is hot and humid....



Korea has four distinct seasons. In summer, it is hot and humid. It is a Korean custom to choose the three hottest days of the summer and to eat especially healthy food on those days.

Boknal (복날) is known as the Three Dog Days of Summer. The first day is known as Chobok (초복), the second day is Jungbok (중복), and the third day is known as Malbok (말복). These days are predetermined by the lunar calendar. This year, the first day was on July 13, 2013.


Hands down, this is the best ride at Lotte World (롯데월드)....



Hands down, this is the best ride at Lotte World (롯데월드). It’s called Atlantis. Into a cave and around the water, with speeds up to 72 kilometers an hour. Also, we all look good.


One of my favorite places to go in Seoul on a nice day is Sky...













One of my favorite places to go in Seoul on a nice day is Sky Rose Garden (하늘 로즈 가든). Admittedly, it’s unbearable on a very hot, very cold, or rainy day. Yet, if the weather cooperates, this roof top rose garden is magical.


I don’t know if this is more funny to me if I imagine (1)...



I don’t know if this is more funny to me if I imagine (1) an energy factory fueling the world with donuts or (2) vegetation that produces edible donuts. English is a hilarious language sometimes, isn’t it?


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