monday, july 4.

so my 4th of july this year was a yawn compared to last year's celebrations ...

[4th of july, 2010.]

4th of july, 2010.
4th of july, 2010.
4th of july, 2010.
4th of july, 2010.
4th of july, 2010.

[i did, however, wear like that exact outfit this year ... haha]

4th of july, 2010.
4th of july, 2010.
4th of july, 2010.
4th of july, 2010.
4th of july, 2010.

... but, i mean, what did i expect? i a) am not in america, b) am without my homies and c) worked all day

despite these depressing statistics, i managed to have a decent day today, in honor of america's 235th birthday.

it was a beautiful day in my neighborhood.

i tried taking a photo that captured the buildings/mountains contrast, but i think they're a little out of focus. nevertheless, i wanted to show you guys that seoul is not just a big, polluted, stinky city. rather, we sleep among a mountainous backdrop. it's really beautiful on days you can actually see the "mountains" (often referred to as "the hills").

july 2011.
july 2011.
july 2011.

i rode my bike through olympic park tonight to the basketball courts.

july 2011.

this gate that leads to the park might be my favorite entrance. this area of the park is so open and welcoming.

july 2011.

i shot some hoops in my smelly, paint-covered sneaks.

july 2011.
july 2011.

i actually got to play with the big boys tonight! haha it was hilarious slash an awesome workout. i guess i celebrated america's birthday by bringing my girly, patriotic fat ass to the courts and showing some korean folk that in america, in fact, it's okay for girls to play with the boys. [girls don't really play sports here ... like at all.] hahaha oh my god, sporty spice alert - GAH-ROSS, who am i.