School Lunch

First thing I found interesting about eating here in the cafeteria in my school? Teachers eat the same school lunch as the students. When I asked how that was possible? My teacher said parent’s complained and asked why was teacher food better than the student’s food. Very valid point.

Second thing? It is a very communal environment. Teachers come in and file into the next available seat. If there is no more room for the students, they come sit with us.

Thirdly, we will always eat rice and a soup for lunch along with the added extras.

Fourthly, they do not drink with their meal. After you are done you file out and get a drink of water from the machine. Very interesting difference. I’ve gotten use to it.

And lastly, the soup HAS to go on the right and the rice on the left. Seriously. We don’t deviate from this, and the one day I did I felt rather deviant lol.

Typical lunch here minus the yogurt drink

My teachers were very surprised that I could use chopsticks. I grew up around a Chinese community and enjoy Japanese food. Funny enough, my Coteacher found it weird I eat my rice with chopsticks and not with the spoon. “It’s so much harder!” she told me, and I laughed because she is right and Korea is sensible about eating rice with a spoon and not with chopsticks like the other cultures I learned from.


Love at First Sight

His name is Chumpito, or Chumpi for short. It is not a real Spanish word, my sister just made it up kind of. There will be more videos up, since he is so adorable and also growing exponentially! He’s becoming a lil butterball, which apparently obesity is what they are prone to. I got him September 12th and he was about 3 weeks old at the time, with no teeth and could barely eat. Risky for the mere fact that the place I got him from did not really know what to do with them.

Chumpi and his mad face

Chica Vs. Food: Songpyeon Victory!

To be fair considering I’ve heard this dessert is a special treat in Korea, I will remember that again I found these at a subway station. Thus I conclude:

Subway Songpyeon: