“u 26 now. u aint gettin that ass back” – Ma


it’s been 2 weeks 2 long, but it feels good to be back.
I needed to disconnect and have a little time for myself after coming back to Korea. I’ve spent this past week with my dogs yes, but also much needed solitude.
I thought I’d switch it up a little for this post and share what it was like to be back home in Seattle last week (so sorry no korean translation this time).

I’m not really sure what it was exactly – maybe a combination of the changes I went through this past year, or shitttt maybe I’m just gettin a lil older now . Regardless of what it was, Seattle was very different for me this time around. I almost felt like I was experiencing it as a tourist. I think the first thing most people do when they get off the plane is inhale that crisp fresh ass air. There’s nothing like Seattle air. But this time it wasn’t just the air, but the trees, the skies, the clouds, the grassssss, the people. How is Seattle so beautiful?!!?!?!?!?!

I don’t think I’ve ever felt this much love being home before… I also just didn’t realize how overwhelming these feelings could be. As the end of my trip neared, I felt myself getting scared to leave and it reoccured to me again that if I knew 3 years ago, I’d be saying “Bye”, I probably never would have been able to do it. How do you knowingly leave all this behind??   ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ But at the same time, this distance has only made my relationships stronger and I know there’s a reason for me to stay in Korea.

This sounds cheesy to say but maybe because I’m at a different place with myself , I just felt more present in the moment and I was able to connect with not just my loved ones but also nature on a more … real level. I think my parents were even shocked and thought something was wrong with me because of how unusually tame I was .. ha…

Anyway, one of my fav parts of this trip was taking photos and I’m so glad I brought a camera with me. I’m still a n00b, but I loved that I was more observant to everything and everyone around me. I found myself being very patient and working on how I can frame a photo to make this person, or make this whatever look the best I can. Here are some of my fav shots.

Edmonds Beach
Kerry Park
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forever lovers
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nobody does spicy chicken better than my mama… 22822 Bothell Everett Highway yuss
beautiful pitbull baby girl , Blu
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i love this pic of u Sars<3
fam at el garaje on a thurs night
breakfast from Daddy nearly every morning ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
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I totally did not focus this pic but i was prob too busy crying. Congrats on ur wedding u guys. Andrew thank u always for all you’ve done for me. stay happy forever. happy wife happy life ❤
my last meal at home. $400 worth of steak and skrrrrrimmmpp

Now of course this blog wouldn’t be complete without VVeWalk talk.
Though most of you may know, my dog at home is the love of my life Cory – an almost 4 year old Maltese-Yorkie mix. I bought Cory without even telling my parents after a breakup. My dad always told us if we were to get a dog, he will eat him while we’re out so we never had a family dog…….  Anyway, I found him online and brought him home that day and tossed him onto my parents bed and he’s forever changed our lives.  Cory not only healed me, but I do believe he brought love into our family.

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my baby and my mama’s flowers
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😛 fall leaves in summer?
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morning walks with papa bear

This about wraps up my trip.

My dad’s parting words to me were “Bibi, whether it’s business, or love, NEVER be a coward. Be confident and proud and never let anyone make you feel less. Mom and dad are always rooting for you, stay strong and don’t smoke. You are too skinny so learn from Nicole (baby sister) how to do squats)”

My mom’s : “You 26 now. your ass ain’t comin back. Take it easy, be strong, and be happy”.

I don’t think I’ve really heard words like this from my parents before. I hope they know how much it means to me. I’m touched but also slightly butthurt bout these ass remarks…

Thank you for reading. ❤
Will update one again soon with Korea life and new puppies!. xx


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  1. love the shots! keep up the good work~

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  2. awhhh, love it viv!!! hahah you realize how beautiful seattle is AFTER we leave. isn’t that weird?
    harsh reality, but we really don’t know what we have until we lose it. I mean, not that we’ve lost Seattle as our home… but you know what i mean.

    and that FRESH AIR. OH MY GOSH. nothing like it. Also to add, nothing like seattle drinking water! I miss it so much. I’m going back in September, and can’t wait to inhale the air!! and drink tons of water haha.

    and oh, you ain’t old. so don’t even. ::PALM IN YOUR FACE:: lol

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  3. Seattle looks kinda coooooooler now i guess #SacTownAllDayDoe #916 #Yadada

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