As of yesterday, I’ve been living in Korea for 11 months. It’s crazy to think that a year has come and gone in the blink of an eye. I’ve met so many people over here. Some amazing homies I will for sure remain friends with forever, some a little too ‘off’ for my liking and who I will be glad to see bounce. Real talk, yo!
So, the past 2 weekends have consisted of a couple so-long-farewell-i-bid-to-say-adieus. No tears have been shed yet, but I’ve definitely told a select few to lock up their excitement when they talk about leaving Korea and all the things they will do when they’re back stateside for good.
2 weekends ago was the over-the-top black-tie-mandatory EPIK Farewell Party (or as I like to call it, Prom 10 years later) at the swanky Banyan Tree Resort. Despite the annoying hype, it ended up being a fun night and twas lovely to see people all gussied up. Here’s a few of my fave shots from Prom.
US President Hord & his First lady on the right, Korean President Kwon Jee Won and her bodyguard/man toy on the left. Nations uniting.
Standard shot of me & a slew of sexy AZNs.
Game face time with Mr. Monette.
Making flirty eyes with my Benji Boo Boo Bear.
Dancing with my favorite Jordanian prince. Once again, uniting nations.
And what would a black tie event (or any event) be without me & boo sexing up the camera?
And last, just because Tony is making the most horrendous face in the universe.
THEN, this past weekend we dressed down for the most amazing weekend I’ve had in the past 11 months! Around 15 of us hopped on a bus and took it 2.5 hours out of Seoul to the Boryeong Mud Festival. It was like going back to college for a weekend, and it was nothing short of awesome. Twas such a great way to begin wrapping up the best year of my life so far with some wonderful people. I don’t really think there’s a significance of the festival, but it lasts for 10 days, and it’s mostly foreigners with a smattering of Koreans who think it’s appropriate to bring their sheltered children to a festival of naked, drunk waygooks.
When we were clean and excited to go get dirrrrrrrrrrty.
Last minute temple sculpting.
Dawning my (and Polio’s) best ajumma wear: leopard ajumma jellies and his pink visor.
Polio threw us all in the pit. Then got the pit closed down with his actions. Oops.
Superman that hoe.
Later that night outside our pension. “Is that 4names?” Nope…some random.
Fireworks to begin the festival!
Nothin like some good clean (and dirrrrty) fun to wind down a bombass year living on this tiny peninsula in the far far East.