He’s so happy!!!
A lot of people have been asking how I curl my hair so I made this video to share!!!
The first day of our December started with a lunch date with my parents. My mom’s birthday is in December and my dad’s in February so we met together on a day Kaden didn’t go to work and had lunch together.
We went to Gourmet Tree in Keum Ho Dong. It’s a nice little Western restaurant that serves salad, soups, sandwiches, pastas, and steaks.
Ever since Tyler turned 6 months old, all three kids have been sick. Tyler got it the worst.
Tyler had bronchitis and when that got better, he got the cold that Andrea had, and then Josh got it.
Andrea is getting better now but Tyler is still sick. It seems like he’s been sick for almost a month now.
Josh has it too but it’s just a light cold for Josh. But for Tyler, it’s like a stuffy nose, runny nose, cough and fever at night.
I hate it when they get a fever at night and can’t sleep. Yesterday, I ergo-ed him and I slept sitting on the sofa.
I hope this all goes away soon.
Lord be with us!
So…. I really needed a change. Not just mentally but literally, physically I needed a change. I wanted to get my hair done. I’ve been wanting to get it done for a while but things came up. I had stuff to take care of, we had a funeral to attend, etc etc family matters were our first priority so “getting the hair done” was the last thing to do on my list.
I wanted to get a bright blonde #balayage done but I knew that would have to take a couple of sessions, so I went for a bright ash tone.
I got my hair done at Studio Monique (designer MJ) in Hong Dae. MJ is literally the balayage and ombre expert in Korea. She worked in LA for about 4 years and came to Korea with her specialized skills.
Foil work in the process.
MJ was really precise and careful with her work.
Although she’s only been at Studio Monique for just about a year, it seems like she has a pretty solid list of clients who support and love her work.
Not just growing pain, but PAINS with an S, because I have three.
This was last Saturday. Andrea’s daycare was participating in an event with the SUNG DONG GU’s private daycare association and so they were doing a little performance at 서울숲 (Seoul Forest?? I don’t know the English name for that place). Anyways, Andrea started getting car-sick on the ride there and when we got there, we didn’t have enough time to settle in, she had to go right on stage. So she started crying….
Cried through the whole song.
For those of you who already know, I recently got the Sigma 18-35mm Fstop 1.8 Art lens A.K.A. Art lens A.K.A. UFO lens.
Yes, it’s great. Yes, it’s lovely. Yes, it takes great pictures. However, I came across a couple of discussion sites and groups that stated the Sigma 18-35mm lens to have a focus problem. This was AFTER Kaden had bought it for me (it was my Thanksgiving present from him although I was not sure why I was getting a Thanksgiving gift when it was only Thanksgiving, I found out later that Kaden had bought himself something and to get the guilt off his chest he bought me this. He did say that he’d been wanting to get another lens for me so that we can take better pictures when we go to Japan this winter, but I doubt that’s the real reason why..!!). Anyways, long story short, I saw that people were having focus issues with this lens and that some people had bought the USB dock for Sigma lens’ and fixing the issue themselves. I was not going to go through that long and “patience” requiring process so I decided to contact the nearest Sigma service center and just get mine fixed through them.
The hassle with that though is that I have to take my camera body in with the lens. Meaning: I don’t have a camera until Thursday or Friday at the latest. Meaning: I can’t take any pictures for a full 4 to 5 days.
After going out once with the lens though I love how it has an inner zoom (which means that the lens doesn’t extend out when I zoom) and also the colors and brightness of a Sigma lens is just so beautiful. It makes anything and everything look nice.
I had a hard time getting my pin (focus) bang on and later found out that it wasn’t me but the lens (I found out when I took a picture of my calendar, I focused on the number 7 but the actual picture came out with the focus on the number 6). But I think once it’s been fixed, I’ll be able to take this camera and take some pretty cool images. I kind of want to go out and explore and see what interesting things I can grab with this lens but I’ll have to wait.
So far, other than the focus issue, I’m loving this new baby and miss it already!!!
On Sunday, we took the time to go somewhere with the in-laws. It was the first time since Tyler was born, for all of us to go somewhere together. Fitting everyone in the car was the first obstacle for us but it all worked out (we forgot that we could unfold the back seats. hahaha how stupid am I).
We went to 물의정원 in 남양주.