My Skin!

I have to say I’m super frustrated with the US of A. Why? Well because there is something wrong with it. How do I know? Well in South Korea my face was clear and wonderful and I seemed to have a lovely glow. Did I use their face care products? Well OF COURSE I DID! They are said to be the best so why not!? 

SO before I left Korea I was not having any facial issues. I had little to no acne (I don’t have too much of a problem with it anyway) and my skin looked great. I noticed after maybe 3 days of being back in the states my skin started breaking out. I mean, come on! You have to be kidding me. I thought that maybe it was just from the stress on my body from traveling. I did have some greasy food as soon as I returned because that’s what my dad treated me to, but I couldn’t even eat most of that. Weeks later I started getting these strange under skin bumps and they just looked awful so I went out and bought some “Clearasil- Rapid Action Daily Gel Wash.” Now mind you I have not had to use face care products for acne in maybe 10 years, but I remembered that Clearasil was a brand that had worked. Yup, sure enough, after two days of using it the bumps had diminished in size and my face looked a little more normalized. I have continued to use this face wash, but maybe three weeks after that I got those under skin bumps again. This time I got four on my right cheek and three on my left. Well like a silly person, I decided I didn’t want them and started picking at them. 

Long story short I now have acne scars! Two on my left cheek and three on my right. I have actually had this happen before, but they have not looked this badly. I am so frustrated with myself. My makeup does not do a good job of covering them and I am very self cautious. My teeth and my face are two things I really care about. The rest can be easily covered so it’s not that much of a concern. This week I have purchased “Garnier-Skin Renew Dark Spot Treatment Mask.” I’m supposed to use these masks 3 x’s a week and I should see results in two weeks. I am on my second time of the first week and my face look dewy. My face also feels softer. Now my face cleanser dries out my skin so normally I will just use my Lancome face cream afterwards, but at night when I do these masks I just cleanse and put this on. The spots don’t look lighter, but my face looks a little brighter to me. I’m really hoping that this works and that they go away. I’m mean I am so frustrated by it that I started looking up acne scarring surgeries! I just want to go back to Korea and get some more of their face care stuff because it is much better. 

I’m also about to try some “Palmer’s Coca Formula” to help with the stretch marks and other scarring I have. I heard from several people that it does wonders and you can see results in as little as two weeks!! So I will try that and put it all over to see if it helps with anything. 

Other than that I am trying to stop biting my nails, stop touching my face so much throughout the day, and to drink lots of water. 

I think I am becoming a health nut, and I’m quite happy about it. lol


Finally Ren sings a full Korean song without music

So yeah…this is my other video for that I’m Korea’s biggest fan contest….

I’m singing a wonderful Korean song so you should definitely listen.

What an Honor!

I was asked to serve on the scholarship committee for this and next semester. Even though I won’t be there next semester they are going to allow me to participate and do a lot of it online. I am quite excited about being able to help in the process of choosing the best people for Study Abroad. This is something I plan on doing in the future for my non-profit org I want to start or maybe I will just gift it to people who write an essay on why they want to go to another country. I don’t know, but I’m quite excited to be doing this.

I still have to print my pictures from Korea for my Gilman scholarship follow-up project, but the high school I’m supposed to go to….well that lady has not responded to my emails. I will be calling or going up there soon, but I want to make sure I at least have to pictures ready before I do that. I only have about 2 months to get that done because they go on break a bit after I graduate. I want to make sure that I speak to the Seniors before the holiday break so that they can speak with their parents then. 

Only 2 months until I graduate! I am trying my best to get back to Korea. Just waiting to hear about having an interview for the teaching job. Even if I don’t get back in Seoul I will be happy to be in S. Korea. I miss everything about that place and I miss the friends I made the most. 


Q & A: What are you doing now? & Tell us more about Korea

If you want to teach English through the Korean Government:
If you want to take a teaching certification do this now!
– my buddy Charlycheer on youtube posted a video about a groupon! $70 for a 160 hour online course. They are accreditated by IATEFL!! Just go and search ‘TESOL’ on They even offer demo videos you can watch to decide if you like it before starting the course!

I still feel badly about it….

Seoul log: Hongdae 

It was one of my first nights out in Seoul and I decided to go to a meetup groups event. It was I think 10,000 won which included some food items and free entrance into a club. Upon arriving I was really frustrated. I was in heels and could not find the place for two hours! TWO HOURS! Luckily I had left an hour early to find the place because I thought I would have difficulties on the subway. I grab my favorite easy drink, a Smirnoff, and some guy came to say hi to me. I was a little taken back because his face looked familiar, but I could not place him (If I think people look familiar it will drive me crazy if I don’t place them or remember there name). Then his friend comes up to me and asks me if I wanted to sit with them because they had space. I was really awkward, but I wanted to know how I knew this guy. They asked me a bunch of questions and then the first guys says…well you know that I know you right? I was really confused. I said, yes you look familiar, but I’m not sure how I know you. He then proceeds to take out his phone and scrolls through Kakao Talk. I am really getting uneasy at this time because if I recognize your face, but can’t place you…it probably means that I blocked or hid you from my list. 

Just like I thought. He pulls me up and says “is this you?” I was super shocked at that moment because he definitely had my kakao. He then asked if we could take some pictures together and I said sure I guess. We took three together and then one with his friend too. He said that they had to leave because they were meeting up with other people, but he said that he would send the pictures to me right now. I watched as he sent them and I did not get any of them. He waited a bit and was like….you really didn’t get them? I said no, I’m sorry, but I must have hid you or delete you because you didn’t talk to me anymore. He was just like oh well that’s okay. Maybe I will see you again here next time because I have to go. 

I felt like one of the worst people in the WORLD! I could not believe that I had blocked that guy! I even went through the process of UNBLOCKING EVERYONE! Seriously! I unblocked, un-hid, and went through my list to see if he popped up…he did not. I never saw that guy again and I went back to the same place three more times. I really hope that he doesn’t think I am a rude person. I really am not sure why I would have deleted him, but he seemed like a great guy in person. Plus I would have loved to have those pictures for the photo album I’m creating. 

So now I don’t delete people. I only hide them and even that freaks me out sometimes. I recently deleted everyone off my chat list and am only talking to people who message me. I have maybe 7 people out of the over 100 I had on my chat list. I started two weeks ago with 5….My friends are obviously not very communicative.  >_<