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.

Monday, July 5, 2010

I am an amazing blogger

I am so good at this blog thing! I haven't posted since February, which I guess is ok since I only have one follower (I love you Ruth!)

I wish I had blogged more, or at least kept a journal, because I really enjoyed reading my last post. Too bad there aren't more.

Life in Korea is still going strong. Last weekend our 1 year Mexico wedding anniversary... I made a delicious chocolate cake that my co-worker made for my birthday, Ayax has been askign for it ever since (http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Dark-Chocolate-Cake-I/Detail.aspx). I added nuts and chocolate chips to the recipe. I made two small cakes, then cut them in half to make 4 layers. I filled them with whipped cream (stabilized with corn starch since I have yet to find gelatin here) and made a fudge frosting (http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/quick-fudge-icing/Detail.aspx). I made up a little butter cream icing and decorated the cake with hearts and "Amy and Ayax- 1 year." Super corny, not all that beautiful, but the cake was delicious, weighs a TON... there are probably 1,000 calories per square inch!

Ayax loved, and reciprocated by not doing ANYTHING, today, finally, I got the flowers I've been bugging him about for a month. Its a beautiful gardenia, lets hope I don't kill it!

My parents will come to visit soon, so we have been thinking about all the foods we want to make sure they try. Here is the list we have so far. We will have to eat A LOT because they are only here 10 days!

Here is our list, in no particular order:
Korean Toast, Jajameyon, Shabu Shabu, Korean Shabu Shabu, Galbi (both pork and duck), Chicken Galbi, Pajeon (Korean pizza/pancake), Oyster Soup from Noodle Tree, Kimbab World/Palace (the orange place), Soondoboo, cutlet, bibimpap, Nemyeon, Poridge, Army Soup, Korean Traditional with milions of side dishes, Potato Pizza?, and maybe live octopus, or at least the ones that wiggle around on your plate if they want it. We'd also do dog if my parents are interested. Then there is all the street food- rice cakes in spicy sauce, sweet pancakes filled with sugary goo, little dough balls with bean paste and nuts, songpyeon (rice cakes), silk worms, pork on a stick, the amazing hot dogs at gangbyeon, the strechy-honey-candies... OH, the list goes on. You can forget all the free samples at Lotte Mart...

Luckily, there will be 4 or 5 of us so we can try lots of bites of different foods! Its good that when my family travels, the goal is just to fill the time between meals, so eating is the main form of tourism their interested it!

Ok, that's all for now. My goal is to finish our wedding album by our U.S. one year anniversary, so I only have till August to finish it up. I've got about 20 more pages to do, so it's possible...

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