Sunday, November 27, 2011

Shopping, Itaewon... and Football? Oct 15-16 & 22-23

The weather was slowly starting to get colder so we decided to set this weekend for shopping.  We left all our winter clothes (jackets, boots, gloves) in Canada figuring we would have a lot of time to buy some once we got here.  Plus, we would also like to hike before winter, so we needed to gear up!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Halloween Korean Style!

Expats in Korea know all too well how difficult it can be to find a decent, affordable Halloween costume in this country. Even in the so called 'Western' district of Seoul (Itaewon), they are pretty hard to come by. This is consistent with the fact that Koreans don't celebrate Halloween. The students do know a little bit about it, mostly thanks to their native English teachers who talk about it every year. Still, 'trick-or-treating' is unknown to most of them, save for a few who spent some time living in a Western country.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Global Gathering - Oct 8

During the week after our Everland excursion, Jen came across an Ad for Global Gathering which was taking place on the weekend.  I had actually come across the same Ad a while back but had figured that Jen wouldn't be interested since it was just a bunch of DJs (including Yolanda be Cool and Groove Armada).  I was wrong!  She was totally up for it.  So on a whim, we decided to go!

Friday, November 4, 2011

The Haircut...

Ok, picture this:  As I am writing this, I am on my third Heineken tall can... I have my headphones on, listening to some 2NE1 while Jen is taking her usual "after school nap".  I am rocking out in silence and feeling absolutely wonderful!!!  It's Friday night... tomorrow we are heading to Seoraksan to hike a mountain (we'll blog about it eventually)... but tonight I am enjoying life!  I am loving this Korean experience and I highly recommend it to anyone with the slightest inclination for adventure.

Expat Festival & Korvia party

The weekend after our short teaching week (2 days) was dedicated to relaxing and recharging the battery so we didn't do much.  We explored our area, visited the Lotte Mart, did some prep and watched some movies.  Since that's pretty much all we did, I will skip a more detailed account of it.  Instead, I will jump to the next weekend, when we went back to Seoul for round 2!