I finally learned how to say where in Korean which has brought limitless entertainment. Now when random Korean people look at me and say “waygook-in” (meaning foreigner), I turn my head with confusion and respond “Aw dee!? Aw dee!?” Nobody ever sees that coming.
Last night, we went over to the Gwangju World Cup stadium to watch Korea vs Uruguay on the big screen. The place was packed with screaming fans, face paint, and fried chicken. It was as close to a real World Cup soccer game that I’ll probably ever get, and it Continue Reading
It’s been one of those months you just want to end, which is too bad because of all the wonderful sunshine. We’ve been preparing since the end of May for two days of Kindergarten open days which are happening right now. This is a time for the parents to see Continue Reading
In celebration of making my 18th million, we went back to Busan this past weekend for some major shopping. To my surprise, the Gukje Market in Busan’s Nampo-dong had almost as many bootlegs as we saw at the “well known place for slaughter of foreigner dollars,” better known as the Continue Reading
As the time steadily rises down on my stay here in Korea, I find less and less worth writing about here on the blog. Strange, because there has been a lot going on lately. I’ve been interested in North Korea given the recent headlines, and I watched a bizarre 60 minute movie yesterday called Welcome to North Korea. Peter Tetteroo and Raymond Feddema document their Orwellian like journey through the D.P.R.K. during the mid 2000’s. One particularly striking scene is a long shot of a North Korean official busily directly traffic in Pyongyang. The camera zooms out, and we see that there is no traffic in need of being directed. For anyone at all interested in the current situation with North Korea, the American Media is doing a brilliant job of fanning the flames. Things are fine. No worries. I am worried about things back home though. How much more will the Earth bleed before the ocean dies?