Sunday, February 26, 2006

Korean kids are cute when they want to be..

Last friday I took several of my classes to the park because it was the last day of our term. Sone of these kids I have really grown to love and realizing that I won't be their teacher next term is a little sad...especially because they're so cute.

This is Dan. he loves his baseball. He used to have straight hair, then he got a perm. i think he's a really cute kid. Really distracted, but cute.

Here's John and Dan, typical daily pose (Dan hiding and John smiling).

Here's Sean with his favorite toy, his cell phone.

Here's my boys making a "kim chi dinner" out of rocks and garbage at the playground.

Namsan Tower

Last weekend, Andrea, Rob, Matt, Jamie and I decided to do Namsan Tower. It was A and R's last free weekend and we wanted to make the most of it. First we started off with Western Brunch at our favorite Canadian Bar, Rocky Mountain Tavern.

Rob and Jamie took pictures of us below while they were at the top of the tower. can you see my cigar and some other "kind" gestures?

Here's a picture of the 4 of us jamming to the beat of korean techno music (which Andrea and Matt bought in Itaewan).

Can you believe this? Even the toilet has a view of the city.

Then we went to Krispy Kreme Donoghts in Myeung-dong (no photo, sorry). it was fun and a very busy to hang out.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

A birthday to remember

This February 12th, thanks to my wife's phenomenal planning and thoughtfulness, I enjoyed the best planned and attended birthday in years.

Bowling alleys are rare in this city, and Jennica did a fantastic job of calling random phone numbers until she got a lead on this one, only a few subway stops away from our home. However, there was, as usual, much confusion involved in trying to work out a normally simple task.

Me: We want three lanes.
Korean woman behind counter: blah blah blah Ginger blah blah blah blah blah pabo blah blah blah...
Me: Three (pointing at lanes with one hand and holding up three fingers on the other) LANES please
Korean woman: BLAH blah blah PABO PABO PABO...

Don't worry, it worked out. And since we had 18 people spread over three lanes, we just had a good time throwing balls and not worrying about the score. Note the innovative techniques employed by my expert bowling friends.

Our good friends Hilary and Adrian who are the newbies here in Seoul.

Such close friends we have....

Nice strike birthday boy!

On the way to the restaurant we created a stir by filling a subway car with loud English talking.

Then we moved on to eating. The restaurant is called Sweet Tree. Can you see all 21 of us? In a nice restaurant like this the average entree is about $10-$12, a bit cheaper than back home.

Sunny's daughtor Youkno, isn't she the cutest?

For the after party we had Baskin Robbins ice cream cake. We also cracked open some of the beer Rob brought, but only got through 2 of the 6 liters.

The crew here is so fantastic, it's always a good time just being with them, shooting the breeze and watching funny internet videos.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Blog tag

4 jobs I have held (in no particulary order)

1. ESL teacher in Seoul (really I get payed to make Korean kids chuckle)
2. Petro Canada gas jockey
3. Second Cup Barista girl
4. Special needs leader

4 movies I can watch over and over
1. Love Actually
2. Best in Show
3. Legally Blonde
4. Memoires of a geisha

4 places I have lived
1. Thetis island
2. Saskachewan
3. Victoria
4. Sanggye-dong, Seoul

4 tv shows I love to watch
1. Prison Break
2. House
3. Desperate Housewives
4. Gilmore Girls

4 places I've been on vacation
1. Lake Wenachee
2. Oceanside, Oregon
3. Koh Chang island, Thailand
4. Victoria

4 favorite dishes
1. ribs
2. mexican lasaungna
3. bulgolgi-top-bop
4. don-ka-sa kimbop

4 websites I visit daily
1. google
2. blogspot
3. xanga
4. gmail

4 places I would rather be right now
1. Sitting at my parents old place in Oliver (by the fireplace)
2. Thailand
3. Kyoto, Japan with all the geishas
4.Vancouver--Kits Beach

4 people I'm tagging
1. Andrea
2. Ashley
3. My dog
4. you

A picture is worth a thousand words

We went to Costco on Sunday and came home with a new keyboard for Jamie!

Ice cream on a cold day in Seoul

A human chess game

Seoul Forest

We were really lost at this point....but we found our way eventually.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Nathan Skulstads Colon

EXCLUSIVE! Below is actual footage obtained from secretly sending a remote control camera (designed by me, James) into Nathan's Colon (which in layman's terms is known as the lower intestine). Nathan had been suffering from indegestion earlier, so I resolved to root out the problem and bring healing to his already sickness ravaged body.

Unfortunately, the footage below is all I got. Shortly after I spotted the problem, this little guy ate the camera. It's no big deal, I'll get it back in a day or so. Enjoy!

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