Saturday, November 7, 2009

Asian Apartment!

I apologize for the lack of posts since I started this blog. I'm a little intimidated by the fact that so many people will potentially be reading what I write. Will I be witty enough? Interesting enough? Cool enough? I kind of feel like I'm back in Junior High - blogging style. This has also been a bit of a whirlwind week because I've been teaching on my own since Monday. It's been great but definitely exhausting. I have a huge new appreciation for what my Mom has been doing for over 20 years. Go Mom! It makes me really proud and feels awesome that I'm living out her legacy, over 5,000 miles away. I will be posting pictures of my school and some of my students after this one.

Ok, on to the apartment! It's much bigger than I expected and I'm lucky enough to have a separate kitchen/laundry area. Most places for teachers here in Korea have a very studio-ish setup, so I feel like I hit the jackpot!

Here is the view when you walk in the front door .... the kitchen area is through the sliding doors

The view from my kitchen, and the kitchen itself ... the washing machine is below the stove - crazy! There is a rack above the window for drying my clothes. There is a pulley system so you can raise and lower it for easy access. So efficient!

Here is my bed (the pillowcases I brought even match the comforter that Brittany left me!) and the view from my bed. I have lots of storage space which is great. The TV still doesn't work (no cable) but hopefully it will be fixed by Monday.

The view of my apartment from the kitchen. Milo is on my bed, doing what he does 99.99% of the time - sleeping! The front door/foyer is on the left ...

My bathroom with the funny shower head above the sink. I actually prefer this over a separate shower now - really! It's so easy to keep the bathroom clean and you have tons of room and don't feel "boxed in." I'm a convert ...

Here's another one of Milo. He has no idea that we're in Korea - for all he knows we moved to Beaverton - ha!

That's it! There's also a little foyer-type area when you walk into the door, but it's not very exciting. I put my shoes on the floor (it's Asia, you take off your shoes when you enter someone's house) and there is more storage space.
I'm hoping to get a few more things on the wall in the next few weeks. It's very cheery though, with lots of light. I'm very happy in my new home!!


  1. I don't get your shower situation... So you don't have a shower or tub? You sit in the sink and hose off with shower head? haha! Please explain... I'm so confused!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. HAAA! I know, it seems totally bizarre at first but I love it now. You just stand in front of the sink (the picture doesn't really show it, but there's plenty of room) and you turn a knob on the faucet so the water comes out of the shower head. You can leave it hooked up to the top like a regular shower head or detach it to hose off the floor or your legs or whatever. The only downside is that you can see yourself in the mirror while you shower. Thank goodness for steam, so it doesn't last too long ;)

  3. It looks so cozy and nice. I love the pictures of Milo too because it is so freaking awesome that you took him. He is such a great man!

  4. I love it! What a cute place. Milo is so fat! P.S. This is a fake blog I made, which is why my screen name is PDXGOP. Long story. This is Marla.