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My new time-waster

Soooo I started playing a new game! It's not actually new, it's just new to me. It's..... Marvel Heroes 2015 ^^

It's an MMO similar to Torchlight or Diablo, if you're familiar with those, except with Marvel characters (and not just ones from the movies). It's available on both Mac and PC, and the system requirements are pretty low. Most importantly, it's FREE! If you do end up installing it, let me know and we can play together ;D It's pretty fun so far!

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I'm Not In Thailand

...but I wish I were.

Jonathan bought his friend Nicole a ticket to Korea and she got here last week! And since she was coming to Asia anyways, she bought tickets for them both to go to Thailand in the middle of the trip. Which is right now :( So today, while Korea had shit grey drizzly weather, Jonathan was sipping beer at a perfect-looking beach and getting a massage. What an asshole.

He happened to be there for the last day of some water festival, which is apparently a day when everyone throws buckets of water at people's faces. They didn't know at first, so they had their passports on them! Luckily all the important things were okay in the end.

I want to do a holiday with Jona soon, but SLP has set holidays so mine doesn't come until July or August, I forget. Boo. 

Cheap & Lazy Lasagne

Cooking food from home can be really annoying in Korea, partly because imported ingredients can be rare or pricey, partly because chances are your apartment doesn't come with an oven. Jonathan and I made lazy lasagne the other week. It was super good for being so simple, and for being microwaved rather than baked! It's still not quite Korea-friendly, since it uses KD which we only have because Jona's mom shipped some over. Thankfully it skips the ricotta, which you can find in Korea but it's double the price.

Ingredients:
-1 box Kraft Dinner
-1 cup tomato pasta sauce
- small thing of ground beef/pork, or some lasagne veggies instead
- diced onion (I think we did a whole one?)
- 1 cup shredded cheese (we used mozza, with a bit of parmesan on top)

Directions:
-Make KD by normal instructions and set aside.
-Fry up all your filling (meat/veggies, onion, etc) and mix with pasta sauce.
-Layer KD, filling, cheese, KD, filling, cheese, with a bit of parmesan on top, in a microwave safe dish.
-Microwave for 10 minutes or until heated.

KRAFT DINNER Easy Lasagne

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Spoiled

I mentioned that it would be nice to go out on a dress-up (not cosplay!) date sometime, so Jonathan took me out to a jazz bar called "Once in a Blue Moon" on Saturday. We got seats on the second floor near the indoor balcony overlooking the band. Very romance!

Also, last week he got a Costco card so he could buy pumpkin pie, but he surprised me with a slow cooker (!) and a couple jars of non-sweet pickles. (Korea's all about sweet pickles. Bleh.)

So basically what this adds up to is MORE pressure to find awesome Christmas gifts for him T_T

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Sep. 25th, 2014

Technology is really keeping us apart... keeping MY FIST apart from YOUR FACE.

Backtracking: I decided to walk music-less to school for a change. Instead of having productive or reflective* thoughts, I ended up thinking about everything and everyone** that has pissed me off in the last few years. (Don't worry, none of you were involved :P)

Guess what, children? We have a special visitor today. She's my evil twin. Don't piss her off.

*Though I guess anger counts as reflection.
**Well, not allllll of it. That would have required a much longer walk.

TV Post Strikes Back

2014~2015 TV Schedule, for personal reference.

Sunday: Once Upon a Time s4
Monday: TBBT s8,
Would I Lie To You s8
Tuesday: Agents of SHIELD s2, Supernatural s10, Castle s7, Community s6
Wednesday:
Thursday: Elementary s3,
Friday:
Saturday:

TV Pool: Doctor Who, Miranda, Buzzcocks, Mock the Week, WILTY, OUaT, Agents of SHIELD, Hannibal, Supernatural, Castle, Continuum (March 16), Game of Thrones, Elementary, TBBT, Community, 8/10 cats, Mock the Week, Teen Wolf, Agent Carter, Sherlock, Galavant,

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Beef Woes

Meatloaf to a typical North American = Lazy meat dish that most people don't look forward to.

Meatloaf to Jonathan = So fucking good! Why do white people complain about getting meatloaf?

Meatloaf to a foreigner in Korea = Wait, ground beef is how much?

Jonathan's birthday is this Wednesday and I'm making him birthday dinner: pepper jack mac & cheese, bacon broccoli salad, meatloaf, and a strawberry banana trifle. All pretty simple, standard fare for North America, right? I went to grab ingredients and supplies at the supermarket today, and the total was over $80. $20 of that was for 300 grams of ground beef. ONLY 300 GRAMS. And that's after I halved the recipe.

He better fucking enjoy it. 

DW World Tour: Seoul

Sooooo did I mention that the Doctor Who World Tour is coming to Korea? Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman are going to 7 cities around the world to promote DW season 8. There will be a screening of episode 1 too! Tickets go on sale this Friday, but there's just over a thousand available - not enough imo, especially since they're so cheap ($10~15). There are also 2 ways to win tickets:


  • Starting Tuesday 22 July, the TARDIS will be popping up in prominent locations in Seoul. Fans who spot it can take a creative picture of themselves with the TARDIS, and tweet us in the picture showing us how much they love Doctor Who. Fans should post to their photo to Twitter with the hashtag #tardisinseoul and the most creative pictures stand to win tickets to the fan event. The TARDIS locations will be announced on our Twitter account @doctorwho_kor with the first location posted on Monday 21 July at 9pm Korea time. The full competition terms and conditions will be posted on www.doctorwho.tv/worldtour. Fans can start tweeting their entries from 12 noon on Tuesday 22 July until 11.59pm Sunday 27 July when the competition closes (all times KST).


  • Fans who aren't able to spot the TARDIS in Seoul can still win tickets to the event. A template for a mini cut-out TARDIS will be shared on Twitter at doctorwho_kor. Fans will be able to download this to use in their photos. Similar to the first competition, the most creative pictures, hashtagged #tardisinseoul stand to win tickets. The exact start date and time of this competition will be announced on Twitter."


I'm trying to think of some good ideas, and I told Jonathan to start brainstorming too. Still, we could use your ideas if have any!!

Canada Trip 2: Not a Holiday

I'm on my 3rd day back in Canada! No time to relax though. This is my week basically:

Tuesday: Couldn't sleep at all on overnight flight. Arrived in Vancouver airport at 2pm, back home at 4pm, left with Kim to go buy bridesmaid shoes at 4:15, then dinner, then bridal shower planning (Vegas theme! (their honeymoon destination)), then bridal shower shopping. All of this jetlagged with a headache. Home just before midnight.

Wednesday: Wake up, start collecting graphics etc for bridal shower printouts, hair cut with Kim at 11, go home and make all the printouts while the rest of the bridesmaids shop for shower supplies, drive to shower location to decorate and prep all food, guests come at 6:30, leave at 8:30, clean up, go to someone's house for more wedding planning/prep, head back home with Kim to get work done on NES cake, in bed before 1am.

Thursday (today): Wake up at 4:30 am because sleeping schedule is fucked, complete final draft and print of MoH speech, get nails done at 10, head to Charissa's nana's house to help set up for wedding, dinner, go home and get as much done on cake as possible.

Friday: Finish cake, help with whatever Charissa needs, rehearsal dinner in the evening, practice speech, try to get to bed early HAHA probably not happening.

Saturday: Get hair curled at Chatters, get dressed and do makeup with the bridal party with pre-drinks probably haha, head to nana's for wedding, walk down aisle without tripping, photos, dinner, try not to fuck up speech, dancing, then go home to grab all my stuff because I leave for the airport at midnight.

So yeah this is why I can't hang out with anyone this trip >< I really wish i could though! I'll post wedding photos on LJ when I have some.

p.s. Side story: So in Korea the night before my flight, I was packing all my shit up. My house was far more messy than usual, I was naked, and I had a sock on my head to try the sock bun curling technique. The doorbell rings. Fuck fuck fuck. Maintenance guy? Mailman? Door-to-door Christians? Fuck it, I'll pretend I'm not here. I hear the numbers being pressed into the keypad. (Most doors in Korea have pincodes to open them, not keys.) Fuckfuckfuck. I yank a t-shirt from the closet, hold it up in front of my chest because I don't have time to put it on, race to the door, and--- it's Jonathan. ^-^ I wasn't able to see him the weekend before my flight because I was at Soundholic Music Festival, so he came to surprise me :) I might have done a bit of a happy cry. He stayed over, and the next morning he handed me a letter to open if (when) I miss him at the wedding. I haven't read it yet, but so far the jokes are that it's either (a) a letter confessing he's joined the travelling circus, or (b) a sketch of his dick. 

Doctor Who: World Tour

Guess what? It's coming to....

Cardiff, London, Sydney, New York, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, and.... SEOUL!!

Who'd have thought the odds of catching an official Doctor Who event would be better in Korea than Canada?

p.s. thanks to Jonathan for the tip. It's good to date a nerd.