Wednesday, April 29, 2015

sleepless in Busan

Oh yeah, I have this blog... Time goes so fast! Also there has been few things that have prevented me from posting again. We had this really big issue with our neighbor and now I'm finally in a state to write about it 'cause hopefully the problem is now solved.

It started about a month ago, when this young guy moved next door. My boyfriend saw him in the hallway with his mom, so we assumed he is just a young student who came to study here and is now living alone because his parents live somewhere else. In Korea people might live with their parents until they get married if they don't move to a different city because of school or work..

Well, we soon realized that the guy didn't go to school or work.. At least if he did, that mean he never sleeps, so I guess that's not possible. He started to have parties in his apartment first about 3 times a week, but it got worse all the time. Finally there was a situation where I had not slept properly in 4 nights in a row, 'cause the noise usually started around 1 or 2am and lasted until 6-8am.

We tried complaining to the management and they called the guys mom (who probably pays his rent...) but nothing changed. We asked help from the security guy every time he was there during the night. We even called the police twice, but the guy and his friends didn't care. My boyfriend went to their door and shouted at them - that was the only thing that made them be quiet for a while, but it's always a risk to confront some drunken people like that. Sometimes we were knocking the wall to make them lower their voices, but they were just cursing loudly and talking shit about foreigners.

On this Monday we were really on the edge after those 4 sleepless nights in a row. My boyfriend was about to travel to Japan that day and he was wishing he could go back to Finland 'cause we couldn't do anything else anymore... Then he left and I was feeling really sick and tired and just tried to sleep during the day. Suddenly I got a message from our Korean friend who told me to go to the office downstairs - the guy, his parents and his noisy friends will be there. I looked like shit and my head was hurting and my hands were shaking but I managed to go to he first floor. None of them spoke English, the guys just understood what I said.. It was really long half an hour before the boyfriend of our Korean friend came to rescue me.

The guys tried to lie about Antti starting to make the noise, but I guess they realised that we would not do that because we were the ones who complained about not being able to sleep. Anyway, we signed this agreement which said that both apartments have to be quiet after midnight. I consider this as winning the war, 'cause I have no intention of making any noise after midnight - I go to sleep around 11pm so why would I make any noise to disturb them......

After two silent nights I finally feel like I'm gaining my energy back. I has been hell, I can tell you. In Korea, if you rent an apartment, it's usually for 2 years or something and you have to pay 1000-10 000€ deposit, so that's why they can't really kick out the tenants even though they are disturbing others. Last night I heard the guys come back home around 5.30am and making noise in the hallway, but I was more than happy to realise they were quiet inside the apartment. I guess we won.

So basically I didn't have any energy left for this blog, but as you see, today I ended up writing so much that I guess nobody will read it, haha. Still have to figure out some things about paying bills, because I can tell you, there is so many things not working well in Korea. It doesn't help at all that people don't speak English and I don't understand Korean. I'm more than grateful for my Korean friends who have helped us so much during these past couple of months.

After all this whining, I'm gonna focus on the positive things and share some new photos that remind me of something that makes me smile:

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Monday, April 13, 2015

some strangers are meant to be

np. Say Lou Lou - Angels (Above Me) 

I really have problems deciding what stuff to put here, what to put on videos and what to put on instagram >____<' I don't what to stop posting here either, but I haven't had much inspiration lately. There is a lot of photos, but everything seems so random that I can't figure our how to make consistent post out of them.

The weather has also been so bad that maybe that's also why I lack inspiration. It's so cold (also inside the apartment) and rainy that I just want to stay at home and watch Pretty Little Liars.....

On top of everything, my foot has been hurting for a week, so that + bad weather = I just wanna wear comfortable clothes -> no cool outfits -___-' Okay, we managed to shoot one decent outfit few days ago, so that's what I've got to show you now.

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So the shoes and the cardigan are new! The cardigan was already on my last post, but 'cause it's so comfy, I end up wearing it almost every day. The brand is T/gray - the shop is full of only grey, black and white clothes, so I think the style fits me perfectly 'cause I rarely want to wear any colors. Lipstick is a different story though - I really want to buy new bright colors!

I really love my new Vans shoes. I was thinking about buying cheap platform sneakers, but ended up buying these expensive ones instead 'cause I really fell in love with the grey washed up color. I think these can be worn with everything.

Also the ring on my little finger is new - nothing special, but I really want to buy more simple REAL silver rings, 'cause I'm fed up with cheap fake ones that make your fingers green after wearing them just once. Necklace is cheap H&M quality though, 'cause I really wanted to buy something from their Coachella-line, so I bought a pack of 6 cool necklaces. I bought one other item as well, but I would have liked to buy much more items but it's so expensive here! H&M clothes can be even 10€ more expensive here than in Finland... I'm waiting for sales..........

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

blossoms in Korea

Cherry (and other) blossoms, one outfit and a new video, yay!

I'm actually really active now on instagram, because editing photos with my ipad is so easy. I really hate editing photos with this laptop that I have here, because the screen is so poor. The colors are so wrong and everything looks like shit........ But I have posted too many cherry blossom photos on instagram already, so I think I should spam the rest here, haha. I just hope you like flowers!

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Here is one outfit from last week! The cardigan and the dress are bought from here, so they are both new. I'd like to post more looks on lookbook and here, but lately the weather hasn't been that good for taking photos.

And FINALLY here is our first _decent vlog from South Korea. It's in Finnish but there will be English subtitles coming up later if you are interested!

So if you have any suggestion about video topics, please leave a comment! :3