Hi! I am Misty....I have been living in South Korea for the past three years. I am a little slow in geting into the blog business....but I hope to share some of my stories as I live and travel in Asia.

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Location: Suwon, South Korea

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

New pictures of Lady Freckle after she was groomed. Isn't she beautiful???

New pictures of Lady. She is nice and groomed. Don't you think? She looks younger.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Life in Texas....with new friends

So, I have been back in Texas for one month. Life has been rather busy and eventful. I moved into an apartment. Ok, i am living with my mom, but it has been cool. I finally started working. I have worked for the past week. I am the "permanent substitute" at a local high school. Basically, I fill in wherever they couldn't get a substitute. I have been doing odd jobs, from attendance to secretary to English to Math to computer to study hall. I personally enjoyed study hall. I had that today.

Well, one of the things I really wanted when I came back to america was a dog. I got one yesterday. Her story is rather sad. She was a stray, found by a friend at his mechanic shop. (She was just hanging out b/t the fence and the railroad.) So, he took her home last Tuesday. I found out about her on Wednesday. On Thursday, we took her to the feed store to get her shots and run some tests. The vet looked at her and guessed that she was about 5 years old. Later, she looked at her some more and said that she was probably a breeder b/c she is a good cocker spaniel. The vet guessed that "Lady Freckle" was at a puppy mill and when she couldn't have puppies anymore, she was let go. Obviously, she has had a hard life. SHe really wants attention, and is jealous when someone else gets my attention. She is really scared, but I think she is getting more comfortable. We are learning to communicate with each other. Last night, she insisted on sleeping right in front of my bed, so I put an old pillow down for her to sleep on. I will take her to get groomed on Sunday. Her fur is really matted. It is depressing to see a cocker spaniel look like she does. i think when she is cleaned up, she will be really beautiful. Here are some pictures of her....:D

Friday, January 12, 2007

Is this really me???

Your Type is
Strength of the preferences %

ISFP type description by D.Keirsey
ISFP type description by J. Butt

Qualitative analysis of your type formula

You are:
  • slightly expressed introvert
  • moderately expressed sensing personality
  • moderately expressed feeling personality
  • moderately expressed perceiving personality

Friday, October 06, 2006

A moment of peace and quiet....and a cup of coffee

Well, today is Chusuk. Lots of families are gone from my apartment building, so at least it is a little quiet here. The only thing missing today was a cup of coffee, and Starbucks is open today!!! So, I decided to venture out into the real world. (Of course Heather came over first....but she was only around for a short bit......but a nice time.....) Well, I got to Starbucks this holiday evening, and it was crowded. I thought to myself, shouldn't these people be with their families? Well, I got my coffee to go, and came home.....back to the real peace and quiet. I guess some days you just need to be a homebody. I am a homebody and proud of it.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Life after surgery in Korea

Well, after five years of living in Korea, it is hard to find new things to do, but I did. I have now stayed over night in a Korean hospital. This past week, I had surgery. Shocking, I know. After tons of money and many doctor visits, I finally found out what was wrong with me...causing me severe stomach aches and stuff. I had gallstones. Well, apparently they were getting worse, so my dr. recommended that I see a specialist at the local hospital. They recommended surgery. So, last Wednesday, I had surgery. I stayed in the hospital from Tuesday night to Thursday afternoon. For the past 2 days, I have stayed home and rested. Today, I feel so much better. I don't have to work this week, so I think that I will be nice and strong when I return to work a week later. Well...that is all for my update......til next time!!!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

short hair

here is me with short hair.....

Saturday, September 09, 2006


It is hard to believe that it is already September. Wow...has the year flown by. I have made lots of changes this year....some for the better I think. I have less than four months remaining in Korea. I really do not know what the future holds, but I am ready for a change. It will be sort of challenging returning to the States, but I am looking forward to being back in the familiarity of life. I am hoping that moving to the States will help me become healthier. I don't know if it is Korea or if it is just getting older, but I have faced more health related issues recently. I am just thankful that the Drs. finally discovered what is wrong with me. is 2 in the afternoon, so I think it is nap time now.