Today, all the employees of our school were required to go on a hiking trip. When we first heard this news we were slightly perturbed that this trip was mandatory for school, but we weren’t being paid for our time. We didn’t like the idea of giving up one of our precious mornings where we get to be productive in order to go romp around with other people who probably didn’t want to be there either.
When I woke up this morning I had a strange excitement about the trip. Even though we had to go to a work related activity I thought it might be fun to see what some of our coworkers are like outside of the classroom. It turns out that the place we went to, called Geon Chan San Park, is reeeeaaallly beautiful in autumn. It reminds me a lot of Kentucky autumns and that filled my heart with joy. It was so wonderful to see such beautiful colors occurring in nature. We had a great time hanging out with other expat couples, too. I’m really glad our boss made us go.
Now, I have a confession. Jason and I have been living in Korea for over 1 year and today was the first time we went to a traditional Korean restaurant. We have been to galbi, Korean barbeque, restaurants and everyday at school last year I ate a Korean cafeteria lunch, but we don’t really eat out much, so when we do we always choose something we’re comfortable with.
The restaurant experience was not one that I will ever forget. I probably won’t go to another traditional restaurant because I don’t think my taste buds are wired to enjoy Korean food. I tried my darndest, but it just wasn’t happening. I was actually a little embarrassed because I’m not usually a picky eater.
In other news, we were asked to be on another radio show, but this time it’s an hour-long segment of us talking about music we like. That should be pretty interesting. I hope we don’t freeze up and say something like “Oh, yeah…that song was good” and end it at that. We’ll let you know where and when you can listen to it if you’re interested!
I hope everything is great on the home front. Let us know what's new in your life :)
P.S. my friend Amber took all of the pictures for this post...she's awesome.