Sunday, December 13, 2009

"Excuse me, which way to the VIP Lounge?"

This weekend started off as, what I had anticipated to be, a laid back celebration of mine and Bryan's one year anniversary (yes, I know, but please hold the applause until the end). Mr. Parnell, however, had other plans in mind. Impressively, my incredible boyfriend had secretly planned a weekend fit for cash money millionaires. He whisked me off to the Seoul Renaissance Hotel, where our VIP member status proved to be deliciously indulgent. VIP lounges, saunas, spas, pools, free booze, snacks, dinner, and countless extra luxuries is exactly the way an anniversary should be spent. I left the hotel with mini shampoos in my purse, but one large appreciation for this boyfriend I managed to snag.

The next morning we headed to Gwanghwamun Square, where Seoul was hosting the FIS Snowboard World Cup Big Air Competition. The once in a lifetime opportunity combined with a gorgeous December day was a perfect way for 2 snowboard enthusiasts to book in the anniversary. Bry will post the deets on the event, I just thought it fitting to send a shout-out to the man with all the tricks up his sleeve. The first year proved to be nothing less than eventful, let's see where this second year takes us.

Stay tuned, folks.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Turkey Bowl

Selina's Turn - Let's hear it for Turkey Day!

To celebrate Thanksgiving, our school went on a field trip to an Education Playground - and icy wonderland of styrofoam igloos, tie-die t-shirts and a snow room. The 'snow', however, was a room full of flour for the kids to play in. Genius. With no type of heads-up to this detail, we were left teaching our afternoon kids covered head to toe in flour - also genius. However, the young ones had a ball, and it's great to see children running around at their happiest. Everyday I love my kids more and more, and find myself demanding hugs and squishes more and more often. I've learned that nothing beats an 'I love you, Selina Teacher' first thing on a Monday morning.

Our Thanksgiving continued with a dinner at school - turkey, spaghetti, and chicken balls - all of my traditional favourites. Thanksgiving ended with a deep appreciation for all that I'm thankful for: A glass shower, my family, the opportunity to explore the world, and you.