Last Weekend Home

I can’t believe my 18 day spring break is already over!!!!! (insert wailing emoji face here)

When I came down home on March 2nd, I was so happy, excited for all the fun and lazy things I would be doing over the 18-day break. The first few days are always spent wasteful, while the last few days are crammed and jammed with lots of events and friends. This weekend was exactly that: my last weekend home was probably the most jam-packed weekend I’ve ever had.

In imitation of one of my FAVE bloggers and girlfriends I’ve been blessed to find through blogging, Mackenzie, I decided to do a little weekend recap. While it’s not as interesting and fun as her weekend recaps, hopefully I can show you how much I crammed it during these last few days.

Throughout the whole weekend, I managed to “finish” one KDrama series. Now don’t think I watched all 16 episodes in a span of two/three days. Nah. I decided on Friday night that I wanted to watch this drama called “Weightlifting Fairy Nam Bok Joo.”I watched in total 4 episodes in total and most of the other episodes I watched clips on YouTube or inferred (it was quite a mental game to guess what happened in prior episodes I didn’t watch haha).

Here’s the direct link to watch it in Viki. Beware! Warning!

I was intrigued at the plot synopsis as many people praised how it spread such a positive message of just being yourself and never be ashamed of who you are and to love yourself and those around you. As the title shows, the female lead was a collegiate weightlifter training to be an Olympic weightlifter. Due to her athletic commitments, she has a heavier build, has callouses on her hands, does not have a lot of time to spare, and eats a lot – things that make it hard for her to date guys unlike the stick-skinny gymnasts across her dormitory. But her best guy-friend (later turned boyfriend) emphasizes how important the INSIDE is rather than the outside.

This drama was really such a perfect drama for me since I’ve been struggling and dealing with that EXACT topic this week (as you could obviously tell from the ‘deeper’ blog posts I’ve been posting). So all in all, it was a light and airy drama which had characters that were very real and problems that were very real and understandable. If you are a KDrama fan, I highly recommend! (If you’re a newbie to KDrama I recommend “My Love from Another Star”).

Besides walking around the house holding my iPad watching KDrama (I don’t watch TV sitting down, I try to fit in some walking while I watch TV – efficiency my friends!), I did play some golf. I spent the entire Saturday morning from 8am to noon golfing with my dad. Although I’m not the most skilled player, it was a great time to catch up with my dad and have so fun. Oh and the weather was perfect this weekend.


After our golf round, my dad and I went to my favorite Japanese restaurant. I ordered my favorite meal “chirashi.” It’s a combination of rice and sashimi.


After our hearty lunch, my dad and I went back home and we relaxed a bit (aka he and my mom took a nap while I did some blog work) and then in the evening we went out to a Thai restaurant with our family friends.

It was great to meet up with one of my first friends I made in the States. While we weren’t exactly close when we were young, I think as time goes by, that one common thread of that we knew each other and went to the same school when we were young, allow us to be much closer now and have such a fun time laughing and talking. We caught up on a lot of things and we promised we would catch up again once I came back home.

Sunday morning was another golf round. It was much quicker because I had church. Church is such a huge and integral part of my life. I was born and raised in a church, yes, but I dedicate all the successful and good things that happened in my life to God and His glory. My church friends are literally friends that I’ve known since 1st grade and while we’ve grown up and changed, it was so great to hang out with them again. We are quite diverse group – but somehow, our personalities match.


After church, my two of my best friends and I headed to the mall to watch Beauty and the Beast. Oh my goodness. My two friends and I had such a hard time reserving movie tickets last night. The entire back section was taken and there was only the front section open. We were debating whether or not if we would not break our neck sitting in the last row in the front section. During that time, the entire last row in the front section got taken! So we acted fast and sat in the second to last row.

I’m always grateful to these two. These two always had my back when I had a hard time adjusting to boarding school, and these two know my health journey very well (they’ve seen my physical body and my mental state fluctuate back and forth). And of course, they respect my eating habits so much, they always offer to eat at my favorite salad place when we go to the mall. Aren’t they the best?

Our salads from sweetgreen. Let me tell you, it’s one thing to sneak in food into the movies. It’s another to try to eat it in the dark. 

We even snuck our salads into the theater because we were crammed for time. I love these guys so so much.

After the movie, we hung around in the mall shopping and then we parted ways. It was so sad having to say bye.

Kimchi + tofu? Always makes for a great dinner 😉

After I got home, I had my last home-cooked dinner, and currently I am writing this blog post. After this blog post, I’ll take my last shower at home and soon after that, my last night at home.

It’s going to be so long until I eat this salad at work. 😦

A lot of “last” today, but I’m trying not to be too sad because I know spring term will whiz by me and I’ll be on summer break hopefully soon.

How was your weekend?



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  1. This was a fabulous roundup! Mack’s are awesome. You both make me tired reading it and wondering if I’m doing enough 🙂 I’m glad you had a wonderful weekend and break. Sorry, school’s back but I guess it had to come at some point. It was my grandmother’s birthday so it was filled with a lot of family time, food and not enough sleep :). I love that you did a weekend roundup! Have a great first day back to school Steph!

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    1. Thanks Samantha! Haha don’t worry, when I’m back at school my weekends are super boring spent at the library studying. Yeah, going back to school has to come at some point, just never ready for it haha. Hope you had a fun time celebrating your grandmas bday! Wow – I really hope that my grandma will be alive and healthy by the time I’m your age! I’m so jealous! Have a great weekday, Samantha!


  2. HEY GIRL! I am in classroom mode today so I am hoping to catch up on your blog posts I’ve missed. I have no idea how I missed this one?!? I am so honored that you did one inspired by my recaps, and I had SO MUCH fun reading this! That Weightlifting Fairy drama looks super good, and like it has a great story line. YAY For spreading good body positivity!!

    Awww daddy daughter time is so precious ❤

    Ahhh all your Japanese meals look SO good.

    Aren’t church friends the BEST?! They are truly some of my closest too. I just got to see a couple I haven’t seen in years a couple weekends ago for a wedding. So needed! Those salads look so yum too! I can’t wait to catch up on more posts! WOOHOO!

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    1. Hey Mack! I’m so glad you came over to the blog! I’ve been especially missing your presence lately! Haha, I’m glad you enjoyed the post, but your weekend posts are the bomb, they don’t beat anyone else’s (yet ;)) Yes, I’ve been missing spending time with my parents while away for school, so it’s great to just be next to them. And OMG, yes church friends are the best. There’s something about believing in Christ that allows each and every one of us to be vulnerable and comfortable around each other. I especially love it when during retreats after a breakthrough sermon, we’re able to let down our facades and walls and open up and ask for help. Hope you enjoy the rest of the blog! xoxo, Steph

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      1. I have SO missed being able to keep up here in blog world, keeping up with your posts, and our conversations!!!! ❤ ❤ I have been such a slacker friend lately, but you are so sweet to be so kind to me anyways ❤ AND GIRL! I beg to differ- your update posts are the bombbb.

        Church friends truly are. I don't know what I'd do without our Church community! 100% what you said too about letting down our facades, it's so rare to find people that you can feel that safe with, and when you do it's amazing. Sending you such big hugss! I saw a comment from you and I'm so excited to read it. XOXO

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      2. Awww yes, I love always catching up with you! It seems so weird think that blogging can connect people from all over the country and all over the world together. Both of us are so busy, but hopefully our passion and love for blogging but most importantly to health and nutrition will make us blogging buddies forever! xoxo Steph

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