Korean Mask Making

Korean Mask Making
The mask I made while at the GEPIK teachers training. I left it on the bus though, never to be seen again.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My Birthday!

So I am sitting here at work, tipsy from the giant, amazing, all-you-can-drink-and-eat-lunch we just had, and am looking for ways to pass the time that don't actually involve me working.

Today is my birthday, but it is also the last day of school in Korea, on March 1st the kids will come back and start a new year (change grade levels). It is a bit strange for us westerners, because the kids have a LOOONG break from Dec-February, then they come back for just 1 week, exactly 5 days, and then it is vacation time again. I guess its just a way for them to tie up loose ends or something.

There was a big graduation ceremony this morning, where the parents all sat in the kids classrooms and watched the ceremony on TV, that is when the TV's were working. After that we had our big lunch, and now everyone is just sleepily sitting in front of their computers waiting for 4:40 to arrive.

I am feeling particularity fat since Ayax made me an amazing birthday-breakfast (after blasting "los mananitas" at 7AM to wake me up :). He made a traditional Mexican breakfast- ham & eggs, refried beans, bread, and oatmeal with fruit. Yum! He also gave me really cute matching t-shirts, Koreans couple like to wear matching clothes. I bet you can't wait for pictures!

Lunch was this giant bowl of community soup that is cooked right there on your table (Plus unlimited beer & soju!). The Japanese version is called Shabu Shabu, but apparently this is "Chon Gul." Lots of mushrooms, and you pick the meat out and make like lettuce tacos. I also ate raw crab soaked in a chili sauce; weird, but not terrible. As a result of this meal, I learned how to say "Pebulo Chuketa" which means, basically, I am so full I am dying.

I think Ayax has some sort of surprise in store for me, so we shall see. Tomorrow is the 6th Annual Bikini Martini Parti; I am excited!

1 comment:

  1. I want to see the matching t-shirts!!! :)