Monday, December 31, 2012

Hello world!!!

Ahhhhhhhhhhh my VPN is finally working all the time! yay!! woo woo! 

Ok enough of that! I didn't get to share my Christmas photos with you all because I just couldn't get it to work and then the days just turned into one long one! Now its going to be NYE and 2013! I can't believe it! This January marks the start of my 3rd year blogging and I am planning some fun new things for this place next year. 

So with this being the last day of the year I want to catch you up and share some things: 

Since I left home and moved to Thailand then China I have had moments where I stop and look around and have a minor freak out. HOLY SHIT I am in China! yes! I get homesick, I fuss about the weird cultural differences, and hate using a squat toliet with all my life but I am so amazed and grateful for this opportunity and the fact that after years and years of saying I am going to do something crazy like move abroad to teach I actually worked up the courage and did it. 

I couldn't have made it through the past 6 months without the amazing support of my family and friends. Even with G telling me I should just come home because his life is a mess and missing all the fun new things going on in Snifferelllas life, even with missing my nephew getting bigger every day. Thank goodness for Skype and google voice texting and Facebook for letting me all the pictures! 

2012 was a rough year for me and The Boy and I have no clue what 2013 has in store in that department but we are still friends and he has been pretty understanding about this adventure into figuring out my life that I am on. 

K and I are officially all booked for our 3 1/2 week adventure around Asia! We start in Thailand, head to Cambodia, then Vietnam, Hong Kong and then end our trip in Beijing! Its going to be a whirlwind of crazy busy and I can't wait! It will be so great to have one of my closest friends here with me and get to experience new places with her. 

I get to spend NYE on a boat cruise around Hong Kong and then bum around for a few days before I go back to work for 8 days! Crazy right? Well in China when you get a couple days off they hit you with a work on the weekend! Sneaky ones I tell  you! I have a cute(but warm) dress to wear and I  may actually comb my hair and put some make up on! 

Last year I posted pictures from every month but lets be serious I have taken well over 5,000 pictures in the last 6 months alone and I don't even know how many the first 6 months of the year. So for now you get my Christmas pictures! 

My kiddies about to perform Jingle Bells 

Feeling Festive! 

Making Christmas Crackers for our kids 

all the gifts my family and co-teachers sent/gave me!

after our performance on Open day! 

Skyping with the family while they open gifts Xmas Eve 

Oh you didn't know Santa is Chinese? 

My fellow North American :) 

hard work getting the houses to stay up 

see the concentration! 

I'm off as I only work a half day today! 
I hope you all have a wonderful NYE and start your year off happy and hopefully with a slight buzz!!! 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Sunday Social

Ooh gosh its been forever since I linked up for this one!! 

Sunday Social

Favorite New Years eve you've had before: 
hmmm that is a hard one! I have had some good ones! I would say bringing in 2011 was a great one! 
There was no drama, we drank, we looked great, we danced, we danced in a bank atm area while trying to find a cab! haha it was just a good one! 

Are you doing anything for NYE this year and if so what? 
Going to Hong Kong with 3 other foreign teachers to party it up on a boat cruise around the HK harbor!! 
Soo  excited for that!!! 

Name a book we should all read come January: 
Hmmm well this one is actually kind of a sad but very interesting read. It was the one book this year that took me a long time to read because I found myself in tears more often than I realized. 

What are your New Years Resolutions?
Oooh resolutions!! Haha they really are a joke but this year I have two that I have no worries that I will accomplish: 

1. Make the most of the year, the minutes, the seconds all of it! Just enjoy it! 
2.  Make sure my family and friends know that I  love them as much as possible 

Seems easy enough right? Haha you would be amazed how much time I have spent making resolutions to do so many things and I forget to be happy with what I have and make the most of all the moments and amazing people in my life! 

Head over and link up!! see you next week :) 

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!!

Just want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas! Whoever you are sharing it with or not sharing it with enjoy yourself :) 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Whats on my mind....

So this song came on while I was showering last night and I remembered how much I love it.....

I've had a lot on my mind the last couple weeks. Especially things with me and The Boy. How they ended, why they ended, if it was the right decision. Being so far away and not being able to just sit down with him face to face is really hard....on top of that there is the fact that I have no clue how I would feel about things if I were at home and not on the other side of the world. A huge part of me wants to text/call him and say lets just pretend I never said any of those things and make it all better..but how unfair of me is it to ask that when I have no clue where things will be in the next 7 months? I don't know how I will feel when I get home and I can't be that cruel to him having asked him to wait some 13 months for me to get home and then drop a bomb like that. Its not right. So I don't do it. I don't run to recant everything I said. I just kind of sit and hope that he doesn't find anyone else before I get home(not so kind of me either) so that we can talk about it then and see where it leads us. Maybe in the next 7 months I will figured out my shit and i'll be able to give him the commitment he has been more than happy to give me? 

Sorry for such a deep post today but I really needed to get that all off my chest. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting!

For some strange but great reason I have been able to access Pinterest without my VPN the last couple weeks. I shouldn't even type that because it might change now but its been great! 

I need to fuss about The Voice's season finale but I think I might save that for Friday! is what I have been pinning :) 

I saw this and for some reason immediately thought of Snifferella, its such a positive message it reminds me of her! 
Source: via Monica on Pinterest

Source: via Liz on Pinterest

Hopefully in July! 

this is serious....
Source: via Monica on Pinterest

and of course...a pretty face! 
say it a million times she is my major girl crush :) 

What are you pinning?? 

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Day of Silence

So much to say and yet nothing really makes it any better. My heart is with those families and the victims. 

Monday, December 17, 2012

Monday Monday

Hey there you sexy thing! 

Haha no really I didn't do anything worthy of a great post this weekend. I worked my part-time went to the bar and had a few drinks with the other foreigners and then proceeded to lay around my apartment like a lazy bum. It was quite fantastic if you ask me...except the part where I had to leave to get food because I couldn't be bothered to cook for myself. Ooh and the squats...oh the squats! 

Somehow in my random moments of genius I decided to do the December squat challenge. What in the good name of all that is sweet was I thinking?? My thighs haven't hurt this bad in...ummm well lets just say its been a long time. Were on the 17th now and today I have to do 95. 90 effing 5 squats. You know what tomorrow brings??? 100. Kill me now please and thank you! 

Actually I am just being a whiny baby, its not that bad. Not so bad in fact that I have been doing push-ups as well. I am finally able to do 2 real push-ups at a time! Yes dolls you read that right!! 2 real mother-effing push-ups at a time! Woooooooooooo! I started the 1st of the month doing 15 and just added 5 everyday and of those I try to do as many real ones as I can. Thanks to Snifferellas advice I am now past doing none. Woo woo! 

Next month I am doing an abs challenge...lets see how that goes. 

So there you have it. My oh so exciting update! 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Oh, How Pinteresting!

Its that time again!!! 

Think this is just so cute! 

I need some of this!! 

Love this! 

Source: via Amanda on Pinterest

and if you would be so kind as to ask Santa to send me one of these I would greatly appreciate it! 

please and thank you!! 

Monday, December 10, 2012

Oye the weekend is over

Thats a wrap folks....egh I am so unhappy that the weekend is over but I am glad that we finally got this Snow White thing done with. I was not a fan of working last Sunday and this past Saturday.  Since I picked up the part-time teaching job as well to get some extra cash I have learned to appreciate my lazy couch time. I have class Friday evening and then Saturday evening. Its only 2 hours each but still imagine spending all day Saturday knowing you have to work for 2 hours at night. haha ruins the mood I tell you! 

So yes we finally had the school's 10 year anniversary celebration and I definitely learned the Chinese way of getting things done is not at all efficient in any way AT ALL. No seriously, at one point we(the foreign teachers) decided that it might be possible that because Chinese people are so smart bookwise they used up all the brain space and therefore can not use any common sense. Seems harsh but I promise if you witnessed some of the ridiculous you would understand. I might need to do a post on just that sometime very soon. 

I have some pictures, and you should love me for this because I had to email said photos to myself so from my laptop so that I could save them on my ipad to be able to upload them to blogger. Damn VPN is still not working on my laptop. They are killing me...seriously killing me! 

So ya go! 

The dwarves waiting around 
Unfortunately they like to put makeup on the boys here...

all done up...I had so much damn makeup on!
The hunter...were not sure why they made him look like Fred Flinstone either
One of those amazing moments you catch on camera and die when you see it :) 
The girls!! 
Evil Queen...who is actually a man 
Our crew 
One of my fave parts of the whole show...these girls were so cute and just great! 
Check it out! 7 year olds! 
And these little ones were just seriously so cute! 
-turns out our South African & one of the English boys have never played beer pong before so we decided to celebrate the end of the show that way :)

I lost each game...badly. It was quite sad to be honest. I need practice! 
First timers 
Showing us how much he appreciates his tub 
a little bit drunk...just a little  lot 

How was your weekend??? 

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