Baseball, bicyclettes, Presidential haircut, Traffic Jam from hell, Vietnam and sleeping under a rose bush. My spring update
20.05.2013 22 °C
Heloooooooooooo people of the world.
Mee So-Yum is really sorry she has not written a blog entry for over a month but she was busy doing ladies things like riding bicyclettes (see below), going to the ballet and eating canapes. She was also busy hiding under her desk thinking that large guy on the other side of the border was about to proceed with his pretend thermo nuclear war. Mee So-Yum has also today just fell out of the hair salon sporting a new Park Geun-hye inspired hairstyle so stay tuned for photos of this and in the meantime google Park Geu-hye.
Its well past the halfway point here in Seoul and i cant believe how quickly the seasons have changed from completely freezing ,to cherry blossom season (1 week long) to an almost summer where every day gets hotter and hotter. Most days now i am walking around campus in the Australian national uniform , thongs and a t shirt and loving the shock horror looks on people's faces as remember koreans are well dressed and people from sydney are absolutely NOT.
With so much to tell you about the last month of my life and no space to tell it unless you want an essay of biblical proportions here are some of the highlights of what I have been doing on top of my copious amounts of school work of course cough cough.
Given that I had no exams during the mid semester break last month and all my class mates were busy spending 25 hours a day studying (the korean school day has 26 hours to counter for all the study they do), I shocked everyone by casually slipping down to south east Asia to my third home away from home ,Ho Chi Minh City for a four day R & R.
I just love Ho Chi Minh it really is like ummm ....Bangkok on valium? The food is amazing, bars and places to hang out cheap and rocking full of people from all over the world. I spent most of the time doing exactly what the above photo depicts, chilling out and watching the world go by with not too much to worry about except the fear of having to eat Korean food upon my return to Seoul. Here is the x rated version of the above photo (look away if you are under 18)
I attended my first ever baseball match last month, a big boozy afternoon in central Seoul with about 19,999 Koreans and just two foreigners. It was really interesting seeing the way the crowd cheered on their teams by singing songs about each player in perfect tune along with music. I have to say that our side of the stadium (the Twins supporters) were less musically capable than the other side of the stadium (the lg somebody somebodies) who sounded more like a semi-professional high school choir. I also realized just how big my head was as i enjoyed trying to warp various team memorabilia around my head. Here is a collage of the day oh and making collages is my new favorite thing to do:
I hope you all had fun celebrating Buddha's birthday this weekend just gone as much as I did. On Friday I spent 7.5 hours in a traffic jam on my way to Pohang in the Country's south and then 4.5 hours driving up a mountain on Saturday only to find there were no car parks and a two hour wait to get into the temple at the top. GRRRRRRRRR this really was a test of my patience but thankfully there were no tae kwon do kicks or kimchi rockets fired and my good buddies and hosts were able to source a smaller temple at the base of the mountain which features on Korea's 10 cent coin.
As another blog entry comes to a close, i still cant believe that I am well past my halfway point in Korea and still not able to count to five or to tell you what my favorite korean food is apart from Mr pizza and Paris baguette. What I can confirm is that Koreans love eating eggs in just about everything. As for now, I hope you are enjoy yourselves wherever you are in the world. I need to go now as i have some pressing issues to attend to such as a 40 minute slow-walk at the fitness center and a mammoth drinking session with my class mates on campus, its student festival week hooray. Lets hope i dont spend tonight under a rose bush.
Over and out