So hey, have I mentioned yet? I made it home to Seattle.
My flight actually wasn't very bad - the first was a two hours flight to Korea, which went super fast. I had a four hour layover in Seoul, which was not the most fun I've ever had, but I had an epiphany about my Japanese skills that was pretty cool. When the Korean airlines would make announcements, they would have them in Korean, then Japanese, then English. Strangely enough, I understood more of the Japanese than I did the English. It's also funny that I've started to be able to recognize when Japanese is accented: a vowel here, an intonation there. I feel sometimes like my English skills have deteriorated - I find myself struggling for words or almost saying something in Japanese. At the same time, it feels like a novelty to be in a place where I can speak my native language, almost like it's cheating to be able to understand every word in a sentence.
The 10-hour flight was similarly not too bad. I slept for about five hours of it, and watched some really bad movies for the other five hours. Since then, it's been a whirlwind of yarn stores, hanging with old friends, and lots of last-minute Christmas shopping.
My favorite present this year was one that I already knew about: my mom bought me a pair of Fluevogs! They are the most comfortable heel I've ever worn, and I'm a sucker for the bright yellow. They've got some great touches - there's white floral embroidery on the toe, and a cute little button that connects the strap to the body of the foot. The design sort of reminds me of vintage dishware. I have a feeling that they're going to get a ton of wear, and I may be converted to a full-blown Fluevog addict if I'm not careful.
Also, remember this belt?
My mom is super stealthy and got one for me, shipped all the way from the UK! I love it, and would definitely buy from the seller again! Please note the super hippie hair. I do my college proud, man.
Tonight it's off to see Tron with some friends and prance around in my new shoes. So far this Christmas has been a good one, and I hope it's a good one for you too! For those who don't celebrate Christmas, hope that you're having a lovely Saturday!