Monday, April 30, 2012

Times Square: Korea

My friends Christine, Trenton and I all enjoy the Korean TV variety show "Running Man." The premise of the show is that several comedians/actors/musicians are locked into a famous landmark over night and have to complete missions.  The losing team/people are punished afterwards. The great thing about Running Man is that you get to see all of Korea through this show.  So, we decided to make a Korean Bucket List in which we go to as many places in Korea as possible, most of them inspired by this show.

Our first stop was Times Square. Its a large under and above ground shopping center full of restaurants, book stores and it hosts many events.  We started our day with church then arrived here and had mexican food for lunch. We were shocked, it tasted like real mexican! (As in american mexican..) Usually foreign foods tend to have a korean feel to them, much like how chinese food in america is americanized.

Trenton, Christine and Me.

There was a foundtain outside, and we dared Christine to run through it!

On her way back though, she kicked her foot in the air and her wet shoe hit me in the face.

We had Baskin Robbin's for dessert. They had a chocolate fondue thing that was pretty good.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Traditional Hanbok

My final culture class was learning about traditional Korean clothing, such as the hanbok.  We were able to put on the clothes that the old kings and queens wore.

My friend Christine~

Christine and her certificate for completing the class. I was the only one there who didn't get one! They said that they gave them to everyone who missed one class or less. I missed two classes because my friends were in town :(

Saturday, April 21, 2012

The stream

There's a stream running near my apartment. I have no idea what it's called, but its really pretty and it has a running path as well as a biking path and some exercise equiptment.  Also they put artwork replicas on the columns that hold up the road above.

My Cactus

The apartment is a bit lonely, so I got a cactus! Anabel and I saw them when we were walking home from school. (She is the other foreign teacher at my school, but she's korean american so she can speak korean) So we got matching ones! Friendship cacti!


 We had a five day weekend from school, so me and my friend Anabel went to Busan.  Busan is the tip of southern Korea, it takes 5 hours by bus, so we took a bullet train which was only 2 hours.  We stayed one night~

Anabel and me


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