Monthly Archives: December 2007

A New Year Ahead…

Boy, 2007 was a great year, but not for some (Spears gets into rehab, Seattle native Sanjaya gets voted off Idol, innocent, young victims are shot down by teenage gunmen). I have been fortunate enough to meet great people and have the best of times. Of course, there have been some lows, but at this point, I can’t ask for anything more. It’s like all my wishes came true right before 2008 has arrived.

So to everyone I wish you a happy new year 🙂 Hakuna Matata!

If they can do it, so can you!

I watched the Biggest Loser finale today and it amazes me every time how someone can change into a completely different person. It just made me think that if I was to work a little harder, maybe get back into my diet and steady exercise, I can get back my “invisible abs”. Now that my mom will return to Korea soon for the holidays, I might avoid being lazy and get to work out more. We shall see!

Biggest Loser Before & After Pics

Biggest Loser Before & After Pics 2

On a side note, I do have some movies I am looking forward to. Hopefully Father Christmas will treat me to all these movies!

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Little Things That Make Me Happy

So my college colleague HY, starts talking to me on MSN. HY is all the way over in Korea and it has been a while since we last talked, so imagine my pleasant surprise when HY called me.

After catching up about life and in general, we wished each other luck and parted. HY promised to call every week or so and I feel as though I will look forward to it, as if I can connect with my “hometown” that way.

I must say that a wave of nostalgia swept over me during the call. While talking to HY it made me think back to my college life in Ohio, when I learned my most important life lessons there. If only I could go back…

Regardless, it was great to talk to an old friend. Someone you thought didn’t care much about you, who goes through harder times than me but doesn’t show it, called and made me feel better. Of course, I would also like to think that I helped HY in some way too.

Useless(?) Facts Learned From Korean TV Shows

  1. If people stand as flat as they could on the sides of an elevator, it is possible to fit more people (and weight) than the suggested passenger (weight) capacity allowed in the elevator. The reasoning behind this, for those of you intrigued, is because the actual scale that measures the total weight is located at the center of the elevator itself. Source from a discontinued TV show called “Sponge“. (I know, it’s such a cool name!)

    louvre elevator

  2.  A really easy, fast and clean way to remove the shell of a hard-boiled egg is to use a spoon. Strike the side of the egg lightly to create a few cracks on the surface. Then force the edge of the spoon under and around the contour of the egg. You should then be able to easily discard the bigger shell parts. Get rid of the little pieces with water. Doing all of this under cold water would be most effective.

shell a hard-boiled egg

I’m sure there were more interesting facts I learned from Korean TV shows that I wanted to share, but I thought this was enough fun to share for now. 

If you’re a Korean TV show junkie like I am, you must read this! 50 Things You Learn From Korean Dramas