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A blog about living & working in South Korea, our precious Canadian/Korean fusion son, our.. marriage, and our lives in general.

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  • Yongin Agricultural Theme Park 용인농촌테마파크
    on Jun 8, 2012 in picnic Yongin park
    June 6th is Memorial Day here in Korea and Clark and I both had the day off, so we decided to spend it at Yongin Agricultural Theme Park. The park has a little bit of everything: wild flower garden (my favourite), small (very small) petting zoo, inse...
  • Birthday Weekend
    on Jun 3, 2012 in Seoul zoo birthday
    It took 20 years, but I finally felt bad the other day about teasing my mother on her 40th birthday when I was a teen. I don't remember exactly, but I seem to recall threatening to buy her a black rose and a dead rat that year and taunting her, along...
  • Taco Rico
    on May 28, 2012 in Mexican taco food
    Long time no blog >.< I've been very busy keeping up with work, studying, and parenting, but the semester is winding to a close and I'm uber excited for summer vacation ~ on a plane in 31 days!Yesterday, Clark and I were alerted to the existenc...
  • Mr. Clean
    on Feb 16, 2012 in Logan
    As a parent, when your child exhibits certain behaviour you start to wonder if maybe your *mild* case of OCD and anal retentive personality are a bit more pronounced than you ever led yourself to believe . At just 17mths old, Logan regularl...
  • Ya! Pororo da!
    on Feb 8, 2012 in Logan
    Today we met up with some fellow expats for a play date at Pororo Park, an indoor children's theme park. In case you're wondering, Pororo is a little blue penguin and star of a Korean animated tv series. It's a really huge franchise (tv series, books...
  • Enter the Dragon
    on Dec 26, 2011 in New Year's
    2012 is the Year of the Dragon and it’s about to rear its head! I, myself, am a dragon baby, so I have high hopes for the year ahead. 2011 wasn’t the worst of times (unless you ask Clark), but I can’t really say I’m sorry to see it go. L...
  • Christmas 2011
    on Dec 25, 2011 in Christmas
    Wow. It's been quite some time since I last updated on the goings-on of the Harrison/Lee family, so here's a  run down of this year's Christmas...BakingThis year I decided to bake Christmas cookies for the first time ever. My mother and grandmot...
  • Korean cooking
    on Nov 23, 2011 in Korean cooking recipes
    If anyone is interested in learning how to cook Korean food, I have just the thing for you: Aeri's Kitchen. It's a great Korean cooking blog written by a Korean woman living in the USA.I've recently been following a lot of her recipe ideas and h...
  • COEX Mall
    on Oct 15, 2011 in Seoul shopping COEX
    First stop on a rainy Saturday morning: COEX Aquarium. I love the place and have visited several times in the past, but Logan was less than impressed; mostly crying and moaning his way through. Anyways, here are a few pictures for...
  • Paul Potts, Metapolis mall, &amp; the Suwon Cultural Festival
    on Oct 10, 2011 in festival shopping Suwon
    'Twas a busy week indeed. On Monday evening we saw Paul Potts in concert. It was a free outdoor event held at the Suwon Outdoor Concert Hall. We met up with our friends Casey and Young Ha and their little girl, Ivy, for dinne...
  • Paldal Market (팔달시장)
    on Sep 4, 2011 in Korea shopping Suwon food
    It was recently reported in the news that Korean consumer prices rose 5.3% this month to the highest level in 3 years. There are a lot of inexpensive products and services in Korea; unfortunately the staples (food and housing) are not among...
  • Bubby's 1st Birthday
    on Aug 27, 2011 in Korea birthday Logan
    The morning began with me (and half the kitchen) covered in vomit courtesy of the birthday boy. He had a mild fever and was most definitely feeling under the weather, a real shame considering that just last week he was on antibiotics for bronchi...
  • Bubby Goes to the Beach
    on Jul 23, 2011 in Canada travel Logan
    Yesterday, Grandma and Grandpa took Bubby and I to Grand Bend. Bubby had lots of fun playing on the sand and in the water (didn't even cry when I dunked him for the first time). We're going to go again next week when Auntie Kristen is here.
  • Air Canada
    on Jul 7, 2011 in Canada travel
    I chose Air Canada because it's the cheapest way to get from Seoul to Toronto. In the future, I may just have to suck it up and splurge on a non-stop flight with another airline because I'm not sure I can tolerate another trip like thi...
  • Waygookin Wonderland
    on Jul 2, 2011 in Korea Songtan shopping food
    This week, my friend Jill and I found the happiest place on earth in Gyeonggi province ~ Songtan (송탄). I've heard about it quite a few times before and knew it was nearby (only a 35-40minute drive from our home in Suwon), but for w...
  • Congdu 콩두
    on Jun 8, 2011 in Seoul birthday food
    My 35th birthday came and went like a silent fart in the night. It felt rather dramatic to realize I'm halfway to halfway to 70 (ugggghhh), but the day itself passed without much brouhaha. Of course I received some lovely comment posts from...
  • Apocalypse NowIn case you didn't know, Saturday was predicted to be the end of the world. So we decided to spend our last moments on earth hanging out with other expat parents at the Garden of Morning Calm in Gapyeong. Fittingly, the weather was pretty m...
  • A Birthday Party
    on May 15, 2011 in Homeplus birthday expat
    An interesting day today. We were all buckled up in the car ready to go, when I turned the ignition only to find it was already engaged and the battery long dead. It seems that in his haste yesterday afternoon, Clark had somehow (I'm really not...
  • Logan's New Daycare
    on May 3, 2011 in nanny Logan
    It's a sad day folks. I now have to wash my own dishes, clean my own floors, and do my own laundry. Man, do I miss having a nanny! Sadly, we said goodbye to Josie on Friday. It was a wonderful luxury having her with us to take care of Logan and do th...
  • Free Weekend
    on Apr 24, 2011 in AFEK Suwon spring
    This weekend, we seized the rare opportunity to relax. It's midterms week, so I've had less pressure at work and will have the next two weeks off entirely (allowing me more time to study), so I decided there was no better way to spend my ne...