At Least Korea has Pizza Hut

I miss a lot of things back in the states: my family, my friends, my puppies, Starbucks drinks made correctly, Chic-fil-a fries and nuggets, Target and Kohls, I could go on and on, but the one thing I don’t have to miss is Pizza Hut. One of the many unhealthy habits Jim and I have is splitting an entire Pizza Hut pizza together. His go to choice is the pan pizza with pepperoni and my choice is stuffed crust, with just cheese.

Here in Korea, we tried a new pizza at Pizza Hut in downtown Pyeongtaek, Bulgolgi Pizza.

This is a medium pizza, according to Pizza Hut Korea standards, and feeds 2-3 people. I’m not sure if you can tell by the picture, but this pizza was small! Jim and I could have devoured one each, easily. Thank goodness there wasn’t a third person because they would have only been able to eat the little bit of fondue cheese left at the bottom of the cup, which is featured on the right side of this photo.

On the pizza there was: cheese, mushrooms (just on Jim’s half,) peppers (I picked most off except the yellow,) onions, and tomato sauce. The crust was made up of cheese dippers, which consisted of cheese and sweet potatoes (YUM!) The fondue, which came with the pizza, was a very sweet tasting cheese. Overall, it was a great pizza but way too small, we both left feeling hungry. The pizza cost about 25,000 won (roughly $23.00,) and for that price, we should have left over satisfied.

Will we get it every day? No…but it was different and certainly a pizza we will only find in a Pizza Hut in Korea.

Lazy Tuesday crafts

While I was waiting for the electrician to come and fix my water filter (We don’t drink the tap water here) and my dishwasher (it literally worked for 20 minutes, which wasn’t even enough to do one load of dishes) I decided to try some simple (very simple) Pinterest crafts.

This is really as creative as I get. I used clothes pins that weren’t being used on our line, markers, and magnet tape. Just an easy way to make decorative magnet clips for your fridge.

I wish I could say I made this sign, but I received it as a gift from my aunt and cousin at my bridal shower. I did, however, make the picture line, below it, with Command hooks, can be found at most general stores; part of a leftover cord we had from out clothes line; and more clothes pins.

The pictures hanging on the picture line are from three of the large bodies of water Jim and I have stuck our toes in. I labeled each clothes pin accordingly. From left to right: Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and the Gulf Coast. This DIY picture line was cheaper than buying a three photo frame, and we can swap out pictures if we ever feel like doing so!

Spring has sprung in Korea!

After almost a whole month of frigid, leftover winter weather, Spring has arrived in Korea. It’s hard to believe the transformation from when I first got here on March 18, and now, April 19. Every day, I see more and more cherry blossoms blooming and trees coming to life once again. Korea is not that pretty in the winter, but so far, in the spring, it’s beautiful.

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Gettin’ crafty in Korea

Since I’m unemployed, again, and there is only so much house I can clean, and so much exercise I can force myself to do, I am going to try to be crafty and make some stuff we could actually use around the house, and in life.

Yesterday, I made two reusable tote bags out of old t-shirts. The best part was, all I needed was a t-shirt, scissors, and a bobby pin. The directions say to use a safety-pin, but I didn’t have any and I wasn’t about to go out to just get one.

Dollar Store Crafts is a great source for making cheap and easy crafts. I am not the craftiest of all people, not even close, but I managed to make these two bags in less than 20 minutes. Now I just have to wait for the rest of my clothes to be delivered by the Army so that I can make more. Hopefully, I don’t go too crazy and end up having to buy new clothes, to you know, actually wear.

In other news, check out Army Wife 101 for an exciting announcement about an Army Wife reality show.

Of course I’m going to watch it, but I just hope it gives an honest description of what being an Army Wife is really about. As much as I LOVE Army Wives on Lifetime, it’s not real, some of it could be real, but it’s not. Let’s hope this show isn’t as bad as real housewives of ‘whatever county they feel like filming in.’ That show is just trashy. I know where to draw the line on reality TV, and that’s where I draw it.

So much struggle for meaning, for purpose. And in the end, we find it only in each other. Our shared experience of the fantastic. And the mundane. The simple human need to find a kindred, to connect. And to know in our hearts… that we are not alone -Heroes

Another day, another great meal

I love food. Sometimes you would think I weighed 2390174908 pounds by the way I talk about food, luckily I don’t weigh that much. I am also pretty lucky that the Army offers FREEĀ  exercise classes on post that I have been trying to attend, such as zumba and aqua fit. They also have yoga (I almost fell lasleep/got way too bored in this class,) Spin (scared to try, but will try soon,) and other various classes that sound cool and I will eventually check out.

The other day, Jim and I went to AK Plaza again and ate on the 7th floor. There are 8 floors on AK plaza, the top being a huge movie theater.

Omuto Tomato is a Japanese restaurant, we googled it while waiting for our food. We chose this place because the plastic food models in the window (which are very popular in Korea) looked good and also because the menu had words we understood on it, i.e. English.

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