we have had a *good* night :D got off work at 9:15 and went to the grocery store.. got some milk (all milk here is whole - yummy!), yogurt, and some juice, then came home and changed for our juggling date at the park. last night, tim and i met some lovely people at the park and started teaching them how to juggle. we decided to meet again tonight and the couples would bring their children so they could learn how to juggle as well.

we juggled at the park with our buddies for almost two hours tonight. well, not all juggling.. a lot of it was playing silly catch games with the smaller children. by smaller i mean i think they were about 5? mostly it was the parents learning how to juggle, and one slightly older boy. i think he's 11. in all i think there were 5 adults and 6 or 7 kids, plus tim and i. we pretty much took over the small park. we decided that we are going to meet there at 10 pm every Monday night. looks like we've created our own little juggling/playing club! yay!

one of the women brought us a bag with about a pound and a half of kimchi, and a small container of pickled eggs and mushrooms. SO GOOD! the kimchi is better than what we've gotten at most restaurants. it's not as spicy, so you can actually taste the other things. like ginger. yum. anyhow. here are some pictures of us with random food things we have gotten the last couple of days:

tim with yummy food. clockwise from tim's head we have donuts (that were cheap and tim was excited :P ), bag o' kimchi, pickled eggs and mushrooms, mini oranges that you don't peel, cherry tomatoes we got at the wedding, and haitai yoghurt (a drinkable yogurt that we first experienced mixed with what is basically korean vodka, only tastes better than vodka and is a handy little snack)

and me loving some kimchi. mmmmm.... note the juggling clubs in the background. yeah. good night :)


we went to a korean wedding yesterday.. super cool. our coworker sean was the one getting married. he was all concerned that we shouldnt go because it was 'so far away!' .. but tim and i absolutely could not think of anything better to do on a sunday afternoon than go to a wedding, so we hitched a ride with two of our coworkers and went up there. the first half of the wedding was western style and the second half was traditional korean. here are my pictures:

this is the happy groom, our coworker sean:

and the beautiful bride:

i have more pictures, but blogger is being a pain right now with the uploading.. i'll try to post a picture of them in their traditional korean wedding clothes and one of tim and i at the wedding too.. but not now. my battery is almost dead, and it's just about bedtime.

oh! and also, today was 'teachers' day' here.. so the kids had off of normal school. some of them brought gifts for us. i got a rose (only the second time i've received flowers from a boy that wasn't for prom, etc. exciting and he was SO nervous about it!), a cute handkerchief, a cell phone charm and a bar of lavender soap. the kids were so cute... 'teacher! teacher! it is teacher's day!' and then they'd hand the person a gift and scamper off. one of the teachers didnt even get a chance to say thank you b/c the student was so shy about it. pretty soon i will figure out a non-awkward reason/way to bring my camera in to my classes so i can post pictures of my students. really, you'll melt. the cuteness is astounding. sometimes i walk into the room for my younger classes and just want to take them all home. then i think about how insane that would be and rethink it, and just enjoy my time in the class.

here is so good for my soul (seoul? *groan*). i really suggest that anyone who can take the opportunity to do something like this. it's just.. wow.