Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I'm a little nervous because I called the hotel to confirm our reservations, and it took somewhere between 20 and 30 minutes. The problem was that I had to give the man my name, so I obviously had to spell it out. I would say "A-M." He would say "A-N".... no "A-M like man!" Finally, when we got past the M, the B sounded like a D, as did the E. UGGHH...Chris just sat there and laughed at me. I'm sure this took longer than it actually took me to learn to spell my name as a child. We may be in for a very confusing vacation. Chris has left all of the planning up to me, saying, "I don't care what we do. We can do whatever you want!" Yeah, more like he knew it was gonna be difficult, and he didn't want to deal with it! Anyway, here's a little preview of the subway system that we are going to be trying to navigate. This is the very simplified version because I couldn't get the detailed one to upload correctly. If you ask me it looks like one big maze. If I can get us around Tokyo, then maybe it's time for me to start thinking about The Amazing Race!
Monday, April 20, 2009
I dont care how bad of a basketball season we've had ...they're still my CATS!!!
Saturday, April 18, 2009
On another note I got my haircut this morning. It was supposed to be just a trim, but in true Korean fashion, the woman proceeded to take oooo probably 4 inches off of my hair. I dont really care because I still have quite a bit of length, but I showed her with my hair and fingers that I wanted only the ends barley snipped. What if I did care? I guess it wouldn't have made a difference because that same 4 inches of hair would be laying on the floor in her shop. So, I guess it's good that it really didn't make a bit of difference to me :)
Lastly, I was tagged by Jacki at http://countingmyabundantblessings.blogspot.com/. I'm suppose to list a few details about myself for all my readers. Here goes:
**8 Things I'm Looking Forward To**
1. being reunited with family and friends in August (that alone is way more than 8)
2. summer days at the beach
3. taking the longest bubble bath in my life once I'm home
4. driving my car down the boulevard (let's hope I still remember how to drive)
5. Tokyo trip
6. sleeping in my nice and comfy bed
7. going back to school (MBA program at Murray State upon returning home...more details later)
8. good ole American food
**8 Things I Did Yesterday**
1. took jeans to a seamstress
2. secretly drank coffee and pretended it was tea (Chris gets mad if I drink coffee while I'm sick!)
3. called a friend but didn't get an answer (Brooke Riley....answer your phone!)
4. mad one of my students cry
5. ate cabbage like Mamaw makes it
6. listened to the same song on my ipod like 12 times
7. talked to Mama on skype
8. blew my nose so many times that I still look like Rudolph today
**8 Things I Wish I Could Do**
1. have a positive attitude all the time
2. speak Korean
3. go get Toll House chocolate chip cookie dough out of my fridge
4. spend as much time with Cullen as I do with the kids at school
5. have a conversation with Jesus in flesh and blood
6. teleport home for a day or so
7. always say "at least I tried"
8. grow about 3 inches taller :)
I thought that this was fun, and something that you all might find entertaining! I was suppose to do 8 TV shows I watch, but I don't watch 8 different shows!
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Hope everyone has a great rest of the week...it's hump day!!!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
"Does he still feel the nails
Every time I fail
Can he hear the crowd cry "Crucify" again
Am I causing Him pain
Then I know I've got to change
I just can't bear the thought of hurting Him"
Chris stayed up all night long, and he managed to capture the Easter Sunday sunrise over Ulsan. I thought it was so beautiful. Hope you all have a great Easter weekend!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
The highlight of Chris's weekend was not the cherry blossoms, but a new sushi bar discovery we made on Saturday night. I'm not gonna lie, I was pretty excited too! This sushi bar had such a relaxing and chilled atmosphere, and the taste of the sushi was similar to what we have back home. I'm so curious what the sushi will be like in Japan. When we were planning to come to Korea, we thought that the sushi would be amazing. However, after arriving and trying out a few sushi restaurants, we decided that the sushi in the states was what we preferred. I guess Japan will be the true and ultimate test of sushi. I'm really hoping that the "real deal" is more like the stuff from back home, but I'm guessing Korea has taken some tips from it's neighbor. Don't worry, I'll be sure to give you all the down low on what we think of true Japanese sushi....I'm sure it will be wonderful!!!
The only other news I have is something that the world probably has absolutely no interest in hearing, but sometimes I have to include memories of Korea that I want to preserve for myself. As we were out and about this weekend we saw a girl who is a new employee at our school. OK...we saw her, but she didn't see us :) I'm not gonna mention her name. However, she seems nice, but I don't really talk to her much. The funny thing is she always seems to be clinging and flirting with whatever guy is around or giving them some kind of really uncomfortable seductive eye...YES, at work!!! I guess I shouldn't be surprised that when we saw her she was again hanging on to the arm of some guy, and not any of the guys from our school! I say all of this not to point fingers at one particular person, but to leave myself with a reminder of how Korea and it's culture (eight months in) is still a mystery to me. Korea claims to be a reserved culture, but females wear little to no clothes, there's one park in particular dedicated to the anatomy of the male body (if ya know what I mean), and couples are extremely affectionate in public and I'm talking young couples. Maybe my perspective is off, but I just don't sense that the culture is anymore reserved than back home.