A Week in Photos #2

The week started off with a beautiful powerful storm Monday morning, and it wasn’t so bad because it was like a summer storm. It was awesome seeing the dark clouds move over the mountains and bring the sun. 
It’s been a noisy busy week this week as supporters have been filling the streets pushing for voters to vote for their favorite candidate on Election Day, April 11th. There are 7 candidates running for Congress / Parliament. It wasn’t fully explained to me, and the people I talk to don’t really seem interested in politics enough to explain it. 
My friends have complained how the volunteers for each candidate have been driving around in these small trucks, dancing and chanting. These #6 Candidate supporters are wearing the candidate’s face. Memorable. 

Found the biggest book bag EVER! I want to crawl inside and have someone carry me haha

Snorted and choked on my breakfast when I realized what the name was. What a funky name .. heehee. Does it exist in America?

Massively stalkerish of me, but I love seeing Koreans wearing Brooklyn shirts. Plus see all the old people exercising at like 7 in the morning. They rock! … I wish we were more like that at home. 

They finally arrived!! (^_^) I love the cherry blossoms!
This place really hit the spot. It’s so popular, you often wait in a long line just to get in. Paper thin dumplings, a Daegu specialty, with a Busan-style gochujang, a hot paste made from chilli peppers, along with fish cakes and rice cakes (Ddeokbokki – 떡볶이). Sooo so good! 

My cast mates and I went for a night out, and I got to try out a new Western restaurant downtown. The theme that night was Hawaiian but clearly we lacked in that department. Needless to say, it was good bonding with them. 
My home for the past week and this coming week until our show on the 14th. Ouch how my body aches (ㅠ_ㅠ) but gotta make this show awesome! (^_^)

A Week in Photos #1

The week started off still recovering from a brutal cold from last week. A teacher was kind enough to make me Chicken Noodle Ginseng Soup. There have been many foreign teachers here who have experienced the hospitality of Korean teachers at their school when it comes to being cared for while sick. They take it to heart that you live alone and have no family to care for you. 

After being so sick for a week, it was refreshing to start a Monday morning with a beautiful sunrise. I couldn’t help but think of Norah Jone’s song. 

I was surprised to find that the footpath that usually helped me cross the river by my house was being rebuilt into a bridge. I’ll miss those steps! 

Spring finally arrived this week. I was walking around and couldn’t help but have a smile on my face. The good weather just brought smiles to everyone, it was contagious! So when I spotted the sun slowly melting into the horizon in this little beautiful alley, I just had to snap a pic. 

In that perfect night, when the breeze was just right and spring was just so present, we found this claw crane with the most random prizes. Take note of the Shrek key chain, the coffee Chiclets, hair clip and baseball themed lighter. In that mood I was in, it just made me smile and love Korea a little more. 

This car has been pimped out! This series is usually targeted for women, but these people went the extra step and added eyelashes to the car’s head lights. Great way to end the night’s stroll. I personally like the pink version of the Chevrolet Spark. 

A sign of spring!
It was Matt’s birthday week! So we celebrated at our favorite bar with our favorite bartenders ^_^

I had to say goodbye to Roman this week, who is heading back to Latvia (ㅠ ㅠ). One day I’ll visit you Roman! This is just a long “see you later”

We made homemade stovetop pizza! And by we I mean Dave…. the rest of us were awesome topping sprinklers ^_^
A friend played an awesome gig downtown. PMP Machine at Horus Garage – Great band, great songs. The vocals were just awesome! 

POTD #5: Patient on the Loose

A hospital patient with a back brace takes a break to do some shopping. Patients chillin’ outside of hospitals in their hospital gowns are a common occurrence here. Why can’t we be more chill like ’em?