It's currently 9:45 pm in South Korea and it's good to be "home." I was definitely born and raised on the East Coast, but there is something about being here, surrounded by...fellow Koreans that's just so home-y. My dad living here probably has a lot to do with it, too. ;)
Anyway, I didn't have a great start on my trip because my mom and I argued right before we left for the airport. Thus, I wasn't in a keen state of mind and I left my retainer at home. -_- I got my braces off about half a year ago, but I still have another half to go to keep my teeth slick and straight! :D
I feel so icky and guilty for forgetting my retainer. I already had a mishap with my first braces so I had to do another 2 years of braces - totalling to 4 years. I don't want to have to go through it again, although I do like showing my Christmas spirit with the colored bands - all my brace-kids holla! So... hopefully, it'll be all right. xD
This plane was so pretty:
On the 10 hour plane ride, I entertained myself not with my Atonement and SAT Spanish Subject Test books I brought with me, but with the neat-o computer screen on the seats. I saw Nanny McPhee, 1981 (interesting French(?) story of a guy's childhood in 1981), Toy Story 2, flipped through Teen Vogue, and listened to the best of European Pop!
But the whole plane ride sensation really struck me! When I got off, I thought to myself, 10 hours ago I entered Sea Tac airport breathing the pristine, clean air and then, I - slightly dazed and ditzy because I only got 1 hour of sleep - set foot on soil of a whole new world. You'd think that the air would be similar since we're all on the same planet - well at least I did, but no. Already from baggage claim, I could feel the denser, humid, icky air filling up my lungs.
The Coca Cola mini truck was super cute too. :D
I'm still getting used to sleeping at 7AM Washington time and eating dinner in the middle of the Washington morning. So once I overcome jet lag, there'll be more travel pics galore! :D
And although it's only been a day and a half, I've already done a little shopping! xD I bought some stickers, cards, and even socks for friends. :]
& on a final savory note:
song of the moment -
Ebony and Ivory - Paul McCartney ft. Stevie Wonder (I was singing that all day as I got home from the plane)