Candy + Bagel

Responsibly Handmade Fashion by Jean Chung


November already?

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i took a trip in October and it's already November! On the last day of my stay in Seoul, I came down with a cold and was sick for almost a week while battling jetlag and time difference.

As many of you know through twitter, facebook, and instagram, I brought Candy with me on this trip. Candy has been my family dog, and we had her since 2007.. She's a cute chihuahua and very playful. Kinda spoiled but not uncontrollable. The first week, Candy and Bagel bonded well and they even played together around the apartment last Wednesday.

Then that night, when Husband came home and I was cooking in the kitchen, Bagel suddenly attacked and bit Candy in the face. Candy got two puncture wounds in the head, and scraped nose and lips.

I got so scared and was totally not myself until the vet assured me that the wounds were not serious. But the vet also warned me that this could happen again, so I asked her for trainer referrals. She told me about this woman that she hired for her two dogs, a 80-pound lab and a 10-pound pitbull mix.. Bagel is 40-pound Basenji mix and Candy is 8 pounds, so I could relate to her..

The trainer is visiting today to see how Candy and Bagel interact with each other so that she has more concrete idea about how to work with us. The Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan always says that training is for the humans and dogs just get rehabilitated. I totally agree with it. Since the incident, I have been stricter with Bagel, just so that he understands that this home is mine, not his territory.

Bagel has always been very obedient and very very easy to train so he's already showing improvement. Candy got a bit spoiled during the last few days while she was healing... but the bigger problem is that she's afraid of Bagel now. Before, his size didn't really matter to her, and she was playful around him. They napped together and ate together (Bagel never showed interest in her food). So hopefully, the trainer can help us help Candy to feel safer around Bagel. Because I really wanna see them play together again!

Moving on with life..

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Just finished watching the latest episode on Project Runway ("PR") ----- spoiler alert!  


Seriously, I was pretty upset that Gunnar was sent home. Gunnar, Chris, and Sonjia are now my favorite designers on Season 10 and I seriously watch just to see their work. Yes, Gunnar has been on the bottom for the last few challenges but he's so fun to watch! He talks, he engages, he gets frustrated over stuff but is never ruthlessly mean or hostile (ahem,, like Elena or Ven...)

Anyhow, I look forward to seeing his work in the future. I like seeing and supporting PR designers like Carol Hannah, and Althea.

Moving on...

My life is moving quite fast these days. A week ago, Marty and I signed the purchase agreement for our first home! Because this is a new home, actually hasn't even been built yet, and sold directly by the Irvine Compay (the company that owns the majority of the city of Irvine), there were no offers, no praying that our offer will go through, etc. But because it's a new community, the competition was a bit tough and we had to move very fast.


Hopefully, if everything goes well, we'll be moving in April next year.

And I'm taking another trip in less than 3 weeks! Hello, Maui! then KOREA again!

Marty and I have a friend who is having a destination wedding in Maui. Neither of us has ever been to Hawaii so we are really excited.

What am I doing to prep for the trip?

Sewing and knitting like crazy! I figured that I wanted to pack as many handmade items as possible on this trip. I'm planning a lot of dresses, pants, and basic pieces. It's interesting because while Hawaii will be still pretty warm and humid, Korea will be pretty chilly. I have to pack both bikinis and thick fall jacket.