Drea & the Marilyns♥

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San Diego to South Korea & back.
Musician and Teacher
I'm just your run-of-the-mill 20 something year old.

This is what I want my back piece to look like. I love everything about this. 

This is what I want my back piece to look like. I love everything about this. 

(Source: taehehe)

— 2 months ago with 14 notes
En Route, by Drea & the Marilyns →

It’s been a while since I’ve actually posted music on here.

6 new songs I recorded with my band in South Korea. We Recorded this with Steven Felix at Macho Studio, Itaewon, Seoul, South Korea.  check it out.

— 3 months ago
#folk music  #folk rock  #folk yeah  #bossa nova  #indie  #livingabroad  #teaching abroad  #abroad in korea  #Daejeon 

My time in Korea summarized in 10 photos.

  • Always on some form of efficient and inexpensive form of public transportation and wishing that America got on that train, pun intended.
  • Stunning people who I’ve met & became friends with from all walks of the world.
  • Gorgeous modern architecture with traditional influences.
  • Indulging childhood obsessions without feeling any guilt of how immature one may feel.
  • Enjoying night walks without having to worry about being mugged or kidnapped.
  • Cultural experiences where you have to leave your inhibitions behind.
  • Actually feeling zen and at ease for once in my life despite being in the most stressful atmosphere I have ever been put in.
  • Experiencing the cheesy and campy but also charming trends and enjoying it with a loved one.
  • Being in a culture where education is of utmost importance, teachers are treated with as much respect as lawyers and doctors, and where students put in more work than any of us could fathom. Also, learning to be compassionate, when others won’t be and fighting for it despite the norm.
  • Doing what I love doing the most with wonderful musicians from all the corners of the world in addition to being a part of a fantastic music scene that is humble and welcoming.

when people ask me what it’s like to be home, I usually give a quick quip of an answer such as “It’s strange, I can read everything”. I could honestly ramble for days on how it has made an impact on my life, but I would hate to come across as pompous or pseudo-worldly. I’ll give my honest answer here on tumblr.

Although it was tough being away from home especially with other factors that made Korea very suffocating and tense at the work place, and I have most certainly royally messed up one of the best friendships I’ve ever had, I’ve learned a lot about myself, my country, how others see America than I could have ever believe to imagine. I have met some of the worst people imaginable, and I have experienced the kindness of random strangers and I have made friends despite the language barrier. I longed for San Diego, but a part of me will always love Daejeon, South Korea. If I had learned anything from living abroad for a year and a half, it’s that: I hardly know anything.

— 4 months ago with 2 notes
#livingabroad  #southkorea  #abroadabroad  #expatlife  #expat  #onceanexpatalwaysanexpat  #expatriate  #daejeon  #seoul  #itaewon  #timeworld  #dreaandthemarilyns  #chungdahmlearning 

A Memo.

— 1 year ago

mypieceofmindd:

LOL!

BEST THING EVER

(Source: daeneryus, via mypieceofmindd-deactivated20130)

— 1 year ago with 20617 notes

자꾸만 네가 떠올라, Sinking of you, Daehyun Kim, 2010
The Korean title translates into “i keep thinking of you,” but it literally means “you keep floating up”
and then the English title is “Sinking of you”
so when you think of another person, that mentally woven image will float up to the surface beyond your reach
while you are weighted down by your own obsession

자꾸만 네가 떠올라, Sinking of you, Daehyun Kim, 2010

The Korean title translates into “i keep thinking of you,” but it literally means “you keep floating up”

and then the English title is “Sinking of you”

so when you think of another person, that mentally woven image will float up to the surface beyond your reach

while you are weighted down by your own obsession

(Source: undare, via lovemeagoodmicrocosm)

— 1 year ago with 211769 notes
New CD

real production
real recordings
real mixing

April 2014.

That’s what I’ll be doing with my vacation time

— 1 year ago with 4 notes
brianmlopez:

s-ucculents:

reppin

:)
Nothing but good memories with this view.

<3 i’m quite proud to be a Highlander

brianmlopez:

s-ucculents:

reppin

:)

Nothing but good memories with this view.

<3 i’m quite proud to be a Highlander

— 1 year ago with 190 notes

copycats:

“Wicked Game” by S H A A N Z

Originally by Chris Isaak

A year and a half or so back, I highlighted a young artist by the name of Shanz covering “Kids” by MGMT, and now we’ve got something more official from the talented world traveler - as well as a name change (S H A A N Z). Here we’ve got “Wicked Game”, a sci-fi-folk twist on the Chris Isaak classic which is just one of the six gorgeous covers on her new Bandcamp EP, “Brotha Covah” (also available is her new full length of originals - on the same page).

(Source: perfectmidnightworld / &lt;)

— 1 year ago with 128 notes