Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Did you miss me?

Well it has been a couple of weeks but I blame a beyond busy life and also the plain fact that I am a lazy person and when I get home at night all I want to do is watch movies or play games.

On that note, I have only one month left and it is incredibly full of adventures and also I have a huge Japan trip coming up. 

So I will try to add in my posts things I love or hate about Korea that I have not already added or left out from before.
This is my street going towards Dekori, an area full of restaurants and shops mainly geared toward the young college students who live in this area because of the close proximity of the college Kyungnam.

In this area you will find a small dingy shop hidden behind plastic drapes that has every art supply that you would ever need. It is super claustrophobic but it is one of my favorites. 

Story time:
Normally when I go to the grocery store, I am forced to buy things according to what picture they have on the cover. Normally this method is fairly successful and I naturally get what I bought. On the rare occasion they have a little English to go along with the pictures. I also try my hardest to only buy things that are on sale. Well lucky me one day I found some laundry detergent, detergent is special because they don't have that many pictures on them so you never know what you're going to get. So when I found this package I got excited because detergent is expensive, I read the detergent part of the package only, which was my downfall.  After using this stuff for about a month I finally looked at the packaging and saw the rest of the english on it. Dishwashing.... great. I was wondering why my cloths were coming out stiffer than normal.
Okay, so this last weekends adventure was that I went on a date with a guy I randomly met in the subway at Daegue. We went to a budhist temple called Haeins, this temple is known for its complete collection of the buddhist script carved in around 80,000 woodblocks. They weren't letting us take pictures of it, but I have a blackbelt and therefore a ninja, so like a ninja I took a couple of secret pictures. One of them is shown below. >:)
 It was a cool temple but the only interesting thing was the woodblocks. About the picture thing, they had large pictures that you can take a picture of which I thought a little ridiculous but I took a pic next to it so oh well.

 After we explored the temple grounds and got chased by the temple gaurds a little we went to a museum that showed the process of the wood block carving. Again, picture taking was prohibited, but I'm a ninja.... so here are a couple of pics >;)

It really was a cool process. And it was awesome to see all the cool ancient stuff.
 Well, I can just hear Melinda voice asking me to get to the details of the date and everything. So here you go. I guess I should start at the beginning, I met the guy with my friends in Daegu... we were asking for directions and we thought he lived there. Well somehow he got my number, I think it was to make sure we got to our destination and I was the only one with a phone out. Well, a couple days later he texts me telling me that we should hang out. I ignored it, plainly because umm..... creepy or something. Well I was telling my friend Jackie about the whole thing and she said that I will never get married if I kept reacting like that, so I texted him back and we set up the date.

So the date comes and I meet him and we go to the buddhist temple and the end......

Okay, if you want more you have to skype me :)
Say hello to the underground mall :)

Well on the way back something strange happened. On a normal day I would take the elevator and because my elevator is probably the slowest elevator in the world, mind turns off and I ride in a general stupor. Well getting on the elevator today I was met by dinner.

Still steaming hot and everything. It was strange and hilarious at the same time. I really wanted to help myself to everything but I didn't. The elevator wasn't called for even after I left it and yeah the poor dinner sat there lost and forgotten.

Okay this week, we are having the kids present something they prepared. This time around I was able to share in deciding what the kids were going to prepare. So for the youngest students I taught them the Popcorn popping song. YEAH, check it out, they're amazing :)

1 comment:

  1. HAHAHA!!!!! It has been too long since I have been able to read your blog! But STRANGER DANGER!!! I can't believe you went on a date with a guy you met in the subway. I'm glad you're alive. And thanks for adding the details. Before I got to that part, I kept thinking, "I need to skype Cynner now and get details". Plus, that video is awesome!