Thursday, February 16, 2012

Dream Dragon

Ever had a drink in a cave? a REAL cave?.....I have!

Last weekend since we were bored, Ana, Jared, Matt, and I decided to go to Busan. We've all been there before, so we knew we were pretty much going to walk around and just get away from Pohang.

We started the day by having lunch at Fuzzy Navel Tacos (or FN tacos lol). I had another plate of chimichangas and a yummy margarita! The chimichangas were not as great at the ones from Daegu, but they did the job.

We then walked along Haeundae Beach up to the APEC building where I saw Chente Fox's picture. V...I had no idea Mexico was part of that meeting.

We decided to end the night with something new. We had heard of this bar that's in a cave and heard it was pretty cool...well, it wasn't just cool, it was amazing!

 The bar is called Dream Dragon, and their theme is of course dragons. I wasn't expecting a real cave to be honest because it's in the middle of the city. But wow, that cave was real! Water dripping ceilings and everything!

It is in the shape on an "L" so it seems like you walk and walk and will never reach the end. The tables and stools were made or rock. And it was really humid inside.

I was also expecting a western style bar with cocktails and lots of foreigners, but it was a Korean style bar. And though I was disappointed that I couldn't order a cocktail, I was not disappointed with the makgeolli they had. I was actually glad there were no annoying drunk foreigners, it was pretty quiet and zen ^^

Ana's hair, me, Matt, and Jared (they are my neighbors by the way)

The only thing that sucked was the bus ride back home. There were not enough seats, so the whole ride back we had to be standing....we invented a game to keep ourselves entertained lol.


Wednesday, February 15, 2012

V day in Korea and 38.

This article pretty much sums it up. And since the article brings it up and I was going to talk about it soon, here is number 38 on The List:

Matching items.
Can you imagine you and your loved one buying matching sweaters? or matching shoes? And not just buying them to be stored in the back of your closet. But actually wearing them out in public!

I honestly think it's cute. Call me cursi (cheesy), I don't care. It's so darn cute to see couple wear the same shoes. And if I had a significant other here in Korea, I'd be all over matching stuff. It's like wearing the same bracelet or ring like we do in the States, only it's more overt (I've also seen matching backpacks).

Oh and back to the article, they don't mention one more date, April 14th, the day the single people celebrate by eating some weird Chinese black sauce noodles. I was told that on this day, single people go out and have the noodles. They do this so that other single people will spot them having the noodles, and if that other person in interested, well then I guess they eat together?

So what did I do on Valentine's? I had a nice romantic dinner with Ana and Joyan that consisted of microwave brownies and chocolate milk...YUM!

Happy Valentine's!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Just cuz...

We are "back" to school...for two weeks, hence the quotation marks. So back in December, we had two staff dinners, a closing ceremony, and announcements of who was transferring to other schools, BUT we still have to be back for the next to weeks to pretty much do nothing? Mmmm I still don't get you Korea. I do have to say though that the Korean teachers also have no freaking clue of why we have to be here for the next two weeks. They say that the students' mentality at the moment is "we are still on vacation" and they only want to watch movies. Oh well, we'll stick it out til February 20th when our Spring vacation starts.

Anyways, it's still winter and my gas bill has gone off the roof because I use my boiler (heated floor) everyday. I love it though, it's the best, and maybe only good thing, about winter here.

Dear Korea #048

Thursday, February 2, 2012

37. cont...

Speaking of awesome ajumas, this is a shot out to the wonderful and hard working cleaning ladies from my school. They are dedicated, on task every minute, and super nice!...They never fail so say "Hi" and smile.

So I've been desk warming pretty much this whole time, and the school is almost empty. The only people here are the administration and a couple teachers, yet these ladies clean as if everybody were here.

Anyways, I know the website is in Korean, but it pretty much says what I just said =P