Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Year’s Resolution

I’m not a believer in New Year’s.  I don’t even think it’s a real holiday and everyone knows that resolutions are made only to be broken. However, I looked forward to the end of 2010, and more importantly, the beginning to 2011 with more enthusiasm and heart than I have ever wanted anything in my life.  It’s the start of a new year- 2011, the year I turn 30, the year that I spend in South Korea rewriting my life story.  Maybe this is just the year to make a resolution and make sure that I do everything in my power to never break it.  I have no idea what the next 10 months will hold for me, but I was inspired by the restaurant where Marisol and I had lunch today.  

항상 행복

It was all over the menu and the walls, I had to take it as a sign. And I think it makes a good resolution.

Snapshot 1 (1-2-2011 2-13 AM)

I still love sparklers as much as I did when I was ten years old.  Happy New Year!

Here are a few other pictures from the night…IMG_0686IMG_0690IMG_0695IMG_0697IMG_0701IMG_0708

(photo credits go to Marisol…I didn’t take any of these pictures. You should thank her. :)

Oh and Ps, I rock at foosball.  Unless you consider “spinning” illegal.  Which I don’t.


  1. Yay, fun.

    You should take your own pictures more. We like to see pictures, and once you're back stateside, you'll want to look at them, too.

    question: I notice the cigarettes on the bar - is smoking more or less common there than in the US?

  2. Smoking is pretty common here but from what I understand the Korean ladies aren't allowed to smoke. It's strictly a male thing. (except for the foreigners.) They also don't have "no smoking in public places" laws so people smoke everywhere.

  3.!!!!! Thanks for taking great pictures Marisol and for letting Amy steal them! We love pictures!!!! It looks like you had a great New Years! Also, where did you guys go for lunch???

  4. we went to a little mandu and bibimbap restaurant called Sinpo Woori Mandoo. Why? Do you want to go when you come visit? :)

  5. You wrote.."I have no idea what the next 10 months will hold for me, but I was inspired by the restaurant where Marisol and I had lunch today." So I was curious where you ate.

  6. Allison, I love you. Google Translate :)

  7. Great blog! I think you should turn it into a book at some point. Let that simmer in your head for a while. :)

    P.S. That mandu place was awesome! I'm definitely up for going there again when we're in your hood.