Life in the ROK
West goes East: The lives and adventures of a Californian couple living in Seoul
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
All dressed up with the 18th MEDCOM ball to attend, which we crashed due to the tickets were sold out. The lesson might be that procrastination DOES have its rewards as we ended enjoying a $100 dinner gratis. 700 guests were all dressed up in black tie at the Lotte Hotel in downtown Seoul and everyone looked quite nice. There was some pomp and ceremony of course and now some of it has more meaning after going to war for a year. It's nice to enjoy the holidays with Colleen again.
Friday, December 08, 2006
"Snow on Kimchee pots" Yesterday I visited an area south of Seoul called Icheon, which is pretty much the same name as the area we live in just spelled a little differently. Yes, the Korean language is a bit confusing. Icheon is known for its ceramics and there are many different pottery shops and studios in this area. I enjoyed seeing so many beautiful pieces in one place and hopefully just about finished off my Christmas shopping. Well, except for Jay's stocking......
Monday, December 04, 2006
Saturday, December 02, 2006
K, Ritsuko, and Yoko enjoy cookies and Jay's homemade eggnog at our cookie exchange party. The eggnog was a big hit!!!
Not the best party shot, luckily the party went over better than my picture taking. From left to right in this photo, a Japanese friend of ours, and we do not know who the second person is.... not sure if that is good or bad that we had a possible party crasher....next an orthopod who works at the 121, the husband of a pediatrician at the 121, my friend Manisha from India, an OB from the 121 and a Swedish officer we met while visiting the DMZ.
This was our first experience with Korean Pizza and it won't be our last. We ordered a pizza called "Shrimp Nude." Contrary to the name this pizza was not nude at all, there were shrimp, peppers, corn, olives, kimchee, mushrooms, mayo and a strange sort of sweet cheese around the edge. We enjoyed it but will probably try a different one next time, maybe the bacon and potato.
Jay at the Korea National Museum on Thanksgiving Day. This Museum is just across the main road from our house. Surrounding the museum is a beautiful park that we explored on Thanksgiving after seeing a traveling exhibition of Landscapes from the Louvre. The weather on Thanksgiving although cold was beautiful.