Monday, September 29, 2014

안녕?

Knock knock

Is there anyone there?, wow, how long have I been gone from the bloggosphere?

It might be time for another "Daily Posts Month"!, I don't have a crazy fun and exciting life, but hey, sometimes random things might happen and what's better than to put that into writing to keep it forever...

We are back (actually, we came back a week ago) from our Vacation in Kuala Lumpur, I still can't believe how blessed we are for being able to experience all of this. m

Some will say our situation isn't that good but we've learned to appreciate the little things and those surrounding us. We have a nice bunch of friends to Party, cry, have fun and just chill around us and I have the most important person I can ask for.... my Sister whom I'll always be thankful for allowing me to live my dream and take it as her own.

And since I don't want to cry and get all sentimental; this should be it for today.

Don't forget we are now Vlogging over at Youtube as: Double Trouble en Corea

-Gisela V

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

R16 Final Championship in Seoul


All my Bboys and Bgirls lalaalalalalaaa

Wow, I can barely believe it's been almost 2 months since I said goodbye, to be quite honest; I've been blogging in my head for over 2 weeks, seems like every time I try to take a break from blogging, my brain explodes with Posts ideas lol.


I'm coming back because I finally did something more interesting than going out with friends (although a Bday celebration post will be coming soon!).

I was invited to the R16 Final Championship in Seoul, R16 Stands for Respect for the 16 countries that participate in it and is an annual international b-boy tournament and urban arts cultural festival sponsored mainly by the KTO and the South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The Festival was first held in 2007 in Seoul. The 2008 event took place in Suwon, 2009 was in Incheon. In 2010 it was brought back to Seoul.

Korean-American b-boy, singer, rapper, Jay Park has been the Official Ambassador since 2011.

Jay Park after a B-boy demonstration

The event was held this weekend (July 5-6th), the 1st day was Solo competitions for Bboys, Popping and Locking while the 2nd day was the BBoys crew battle.

To be honest, I don't like Popping nor Locking very much, ergo, it was a bit tedious after 4 hours of non-stop competitions.

The 1st day was open with an AMAZING act of Beat box that pumped the audience and kept us going. My favorite competition was Locking because the 2 finals were a Husband and Wife from Japan, and I'm sorry dude, but your wife KILLED IT!, she was awesome and show him who's the boss (hehe).

DAY 1 Champions!
B-Boy Champion: Issei - Japan
Locking Champion: Cio 
Popping Champion: Kid Boogie


The 2nd day was Bboys Crews Showcase and Battle with a Performance by Jay Park, Loco and Gray (AOMG) that was then followed by an After party at one of the most exclusive clubs in Korea (Octagon in Gangnam).
Gamblerz Crew

[R16 KOREA 2014 WORLD FINAL Day-2 Winners]
Bboy Crew Performance Winner - Predatorz (RUS)
Bboy Crew Battle Winner - Gamblerz Crew (KOR)


Being a Jay Park fan, I was very excited about it, and since I've written about bboys before, well, the battles got me all excited (lol).

The showcase was Amazing, Russia, Taiwan, Korea and Japan (They used Jazz music...it was AWESOME!) were my favorites, but the Battle, Wow, they did a really great job.

The final battle was Korea vs Russia, while Russia had my heart most of the time, I have to agree with the judges because Korea really stood up and got the 1st place. At the end, one of the members of Gamblerz Crew (Korea) gave a speech about how excited they were; they 1st won the R16 3 years ago but after, they had a bad time, no money or studio to practice and they had to endure a lot of things, this just makes you respect them even more, doesn't it?

Gamblerz Crew #1
At 10 pm (show started at 6) the winners had been announced and it was time for AOMG's showcase, it was a short but good show, I enjoyed it and even though I feel extremely tired this monday (hehe), I can't say I didn't enjoy it, and I'm glad I had the opportunity to go.

I would like to Thank the KTO and the K-Supporters for the tickets, hopefully this won't be the last time!
 
10 Year old Japanese kids battling outside the Olympic Hall
 


The "Double Trouble en Corea" vlog will take some more time as there's much editing to do hehe.

-Gisela V.



Thursday, May 15, 2014

Goodbye

For a while now...

I"ve taken blogging breaks before mostly because of a lack of inspiration but this time I'm just tired and I don't think updating random posts is good enough.

I started this blog back in.2009, it's been a while isn't it?, it went from a cooking blog to a Korean promotion blog to a Everything Korea and lastly to a My experiences in Korea kind of blog; but I'm not sure this is being enjoyed.

I know for sure some people is not happy because I stopped "promoting" Korea; at least the way they wanted me to, but living in Korea is a whole new experience than just coming for a Vacation, you get to experience the Bad and Ugly of the city and its habitants, I'm not saying I dislike Korea, somehow I ended up loving it more and therefore I started writing about my day to day.

These days things are... weird?, hectic?, complicated?, yup, Complicated is the word... we (my sis and I) started Vlogging over 2 months ago, we mostly post random videos about our life in Korea and this has taken more time than what I thought it would take but we are enjoying it VERY very much, last weekend we had our 1st Google Hangout with our viewers and it was really fun, we talked to them for close to 2 hours and answered some random questions like: Our favorite color and number but still we had a great time sharing a bit more about Korea and our lives here.

I still have lots to blog about but I'm just not inspired or in the mood to do it these days... Hopefully i'll be back sooner than I expect it but you just never know.

Anyway, I'm still around on Twitter (@Gisela_Verdin) and over at "Double Trouble en Corea" on youtube.

See you soob Blog!~~

I'll try to come back preetily LOL

-Gisela V.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Long weekend and Youtube!

Hello everyone!

We are halfway of our long weekend... oh, I still remember last year in Chuseok when I said "Man!, next time we have a long holiday it.will be until May..." gosh, where is my time going?

Yesterday was chores day and today since it was cloudy and rainy; it's been bed day, I've been sleeping and every time I napped, I dreamed about my mom ♡... actually after the 2nd time I forced myself to sleep again because I just miss her soo much.

Anyway, I wanted to show you guys our latest video over at "Double Trouble en Corea", this time is about our visits to Japan^^

Viajando por Japón: Fukushima, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiro…: http://youtu.be/TQYeYBIO_lU

-Gisela V.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Days off!

Yesterday May 1st was Labor Day over here and even thou I didn't have the day off, I ended up having a great time^^

Kiki and Julian are always fun to be around and after my time with them, it was time to meet my sis and our Baby Bro to do some bowling.

Baby bro invited a friend, we have met him twice before and it was always VERY awkward, I thibk his time at the Army affected him a little bit too much, but he keeps on wanting to meet us and he claimed he missed us lol.

We met just in time for dinner, the good old BBQ always does the trick and then we were supposed to go bowling; turns out none of us (Baby bro's friend included) is actually good at it so, we decided to go to a 노래방 (Noraebang/Karaoke)... I was reluctant to go because well... we can get a lil crazy while singing and I didn't want to scare Baby Bro.and company but we did it when they said they liked to Dance while singing and even thou I can't dance; I love seeing people dance (lol).

The 1st in taking over the Mic was Baby bro (BB) and he apparebtly rocked Pokemon's song or some kind of Kids song, it was AWESOME, he danced, jumped, screamed and did everything I was afraid to do lol...

Their song choices were... ODD to say the LEAST, they went from Kids songs to sorrow to Englishman, Singing in the Rain and some Really old songs (English and Korean). My sister and I opted for the fun songs, Ashlee Simspon, M2M, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, 2NE1, etc... we seemed to be less mature than them haha.

BB was surprised wheb we sang in Korean and got very excited and the guys from the place asked him to keep it low LMAO!, after our 1st 2NE1 song, They requested "I am the Best" and of course we had to sing it.

It was SOOO much fun, they really go crazy, they sang, danced and  cheered, it wasn't even awkward with BB's friend (I can't remember his name... sorry dude!), at some point BB hugged my shoulder and kept swinging and WOW... real Human contact! Lol... I was shocked because lately he has been very polite and just shake hands when greeting us.

We sang for close to 2 hours and then called it a night, they walked us to our station and then said goodbye... although it seemed like none of us wanted to part ways because we kept walking sloooowly and 2 hours later BB messaged me that he was drinking nearby (We kind of knew since we walked by the place and saw then but ran away LOL) and wanted us to join him but well.. it was only thursday and some of us had things to do on friday.

We already agreed to meet soon for some Fried chicken and some hard drinking!

I seriously love Baby bro, he is super sweet, cute and caring~~

His girlfriend is a lucky dudette^^

-Gisela V

Monday, April 28, 2014

Can't say this enough

Being sick again SUCKS big time and the rainy/gloomy days are not helping...

Yesterday I was chatting with my Boss/Friend and told her I wasn't feeling well, she said she would get me medicine today.

Today I showed up for work but I was useless as my illness took the best of me; my boss gave me medicine and even prepared a light snack to eat before the pills, she showed ne how much she cares about me. I was told to take tomorrow off and get better because she said she was feeling bad cuz I went to work today while being sick....

Back in november when I was working at *****, I asked my Boss to help me get medicine for my cold (we were friends, that's why I asked him), he basically ignored me, made me work for up to 15 straight hours and a week later asked me if I was sick....

Everyday I feel blessed for the new family I've found away from Home and I'm sure my mom's working something up there for us to be having such an amazing time/life now...

I can't thank my boss enough for being so cool and for loving me so much^^

Tomorrow I'll rest and hopefully my sore throat will get better!

I know I haven't been blogging much, but our Vlog is consuming more time these days and I want to focus on that now that is growing, it's been so much fun to make videos and to reply to the comments on Youtube/Facebook...

But do stick around as I'll try to update more often!, even if it's a random post about.my boring day lol.

Or, you can check our youtube channel (Double trouble en Corea) but that's in Spanish hehe.

Time for me to sleep and I'll see you guys soon^^

-Gisela V.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

....

Hi everyone!

It's been a week since my last post and over this week everything has been pretty boring... like seriously... nothing out of the ordinary, on the weekend we filmed 2 videos for our Youtube channel and sunday we finally relaxed; we had a BBQ on our rooftop and finished with some wine and strawberries.

Things over here have been kind of depressing, the whole country feels sad and is VERY attent to the news of the Sewol Ferry disaster.

Me and the people around me, feel very sad about this and would like to help but now is not the right time, perhaps in a couple of weeks we'll be able to do some volunteer work over in Jindo, meanwhile, we keep praying....hope is the last thing we loose, isn't it?

I hope you understand why I've been so "quiet" on my blogging and I'll come back soon with better contents (here's hoping!)

-Gisela V.