This past weekend we had our own American thanksgiving celebration. Fred headed to Suji on Friday after work to join in our dinner and got here around 10:30pm!! After work, we (9 of the 11 teachers) headed to Alan's house for our dinner. Everyone brought a dish to share along with wine. We could not get turkeys here so we all pitched in and got a few roasted chickens. We hung out at Alan's for a while, talking, playing Wii and enjoying our feast. After dinner we went to a Noreabong. This is Korean karaoke. We sang and danced the night away.
On Saturday, Fred and I headed into Seoul. We went into the Insa-dong area which is known as the art district. We had lunch before walking around hunting for our Christmas presents. We snacked on a traditional Korea street food. It is basically a pancake filled with hot, sweet nut and cinnamon paste. We had this treat in Sokcho and were very excited to find it again on Saturday. On Sunday, we just walked around Suji. I ended up getting a new pair of glasses. Frames and lens for about $42.00!! Crazy! We then had a late lunch in a city called Jeong-ja, 3 subway stops from Suji. We then headed to the bus station so that Fred could get back to Pohang. As always, we had a great weekend together but it is always hard to say goodbye.
Tomorrow is December, which means we are almost at our 5 month mark! In about 4 weeks we will be off to Thailand!!
Christine, Shauna and I
Street performers in Insa-dong
Making art on the street