Indian Boy

•August 17, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Here is one of the new hit songs.  This video would give the Native Americans a field day in the States or in Canada.

 

 

– Kimchi King

The Army Base

•August 10, 2009 • Leave a Comment

We had a chance to visit the army base that is smack dab in the middle of Seoul.  As you may or may not know the Koreans have a love hate with the US Army.  They love that we are here to hedge against the North, but they hate the fact that we have a huge base in the middle of the city and bus loads of wasted 18 year-olds terrorizing their favorite nightspots.  A few of the highlights of the visit to the base were eating taco bell, seeing a drive thru for the first time in 5 months, buying bbq sunflower seeds, seeing baseball diamonds instead of soccer fields litter the landscape, and buying boxed wine (makes me miss football Saturdays).  We also played an epic game of mini-golf that was featured on a course that may or may not have been a malaria breeding ground.

-kimchi king

Mudfest and Monsoon Season

•August 8, 2009 • Leave a Comment

I think I heard about Mudfest within 24 hours of living in Korea.  It was a mythical event.  Thousands and thousands of foreigners and Koreans mixing in the wonderful mud of Korea.  Unfortunately for us, our mudfest weekend included horizontal rain and a lot of wind.  We took a packed train out to the city the festival takes place and quickly found our hotel.  We spent the day playing in the mud, but by late afternoon we were too cold to handle any more of the rain.  That night we had a traditional Korean bbq with an appetiser of “man’s meat (also known as samgapsal)” which only the guys eat before I cooked up some steak for the rest of the crew.  It was an awesome cap to a mediocre day.

On our way home that day we got a taste of what Korean Monsoon season had in store for us.  The Han River rose 8 or 9 feet in a day and was spilling over its banks and washing out a lot of the city beautification projects that were under construction along it’s banks.

-kimchi king

America and Canada Day

•August 6, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Working with a lot of Canadians you pick up things like saying eh? at the end of your sentences as well as learning how to ride a moose.  For Canada day I tried my best accent (it almost worked with a married Canadian woman) and wore a red maple leaf tank top.  A few days later we celebrated America day with some bbq, some jimi hendrix, a little jack daniels,  a ford explorer, and a hamburger and fries.  The 4th was one of the few days when I wish I was home to watch fireworks, bbq, and chill at the beach or on the river.  I was a little nostalgic because it was my third 4th of July in the last 4 years I have been out of the country.  Enjoy the pics.

-kimchi king

SLP Paintball

•August 6, 2009 • Leave a Comment

So a few weeks ago our school had a great idea.  Lets let everyone go paint balling on the owners dime.  While it was a little chaotic at first, I couldn’t help but smile when I had the chance to kill my boss at close range.  4 paint balls is enough right?

Dr. Fish

•June 25, 2009 • 1 Comment

All over the city there are these places called Dr. Fish, which are like cafe’s where you can go and drink coffee or wine or whatever and while you drink you put your feet in a pool of water and little fish nibble on/eat the dead skin on your feet.  Sounds weird but its really relaxing if you can get over the tickling feeling of fish eating your feet. You can also choose from two different sizes of fish, Turkish fish which are the smaller ones, and Chinese fish, which are bigger.

 

little fishies Anna getting tickled  

Anna getting tickled

Grayce

Grayce

Hungry fish on Grayce's feet

Hungry fish on Grayce's feet

Hungry fish eating Emerson's feet

Hungry fish eating Emerson's feet

Vino

Vino

Chinese fish

Chinese fish

little fishies

Buddha’s Birthday

•June 21, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Buddha’s Birthday was at the end of May.  I already shared some pictures of the parade leading up to the big guy’s birthday (see lantern festival) but we came across the temple where they hang up the lanterns and it was spectacular.  The temple is hidden between the famous palace Gyeongbokgung and the art/tea district of the city called Insadong.  

Here is Jogyesa Temple in all it’s glory.

 

-kimchiking