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It’s Halloween!!! First grade is the best grade to teach on these days. There are some very cute costumes – power rangers, pirates, wizards, fairies. But don’t worry, our team joined in the fun dressed as the SIS Tigers!


Hopefully I’ll have some more halloween photos for you shortly. Our staff, adults only party is on Saturday. We’re a creative bunch so it should be fun!


Add comment October 31, 2007

Fall climbing

This weekend was absolutely gorgeous! Temperature in the mid 60’s and not a cloud in the sky. We headed up to Namhansanseong mountain nearby to go climbing and admire the fall colors. The leaves are at that stage where most are yellow and orange and then suddenly you’ll see a bright red tree almost glowing among them. The climbing was beautiful and I was really chuffed at how I did. With Marshall and Denise gone, I have become the person who has to lead the climbs and it’s forcing me to become a much stronger climber. So, here are a few photos to show off!


We then found this road that has statues along it. It’s a very weird and wonderful road. The statues are of all sorts of things, as you will see but with all the colors around it was a very enjoyable walk.

climbing-047.jpgclimbing-050.jpgclimbing-051.jpg These would be a little scary if you came across them on a moonlit night!

These next two really made me laugh. Hey, think I could find some like it to put in mum and dad’s garden?


 Now these next few gave us a bit of a shock. Everything seems so peaceful and cute and then……… (beware, adults only!!!)

climbing-055.jpgLook closely here. Each child has a boob. One in front and the other slung over the shoulder!

These stones look innocent…..climbing-056.jpg until you take a closer look…

climbing-059.jpg..each one is a different kama sutra position!

And finally this one, that probably gave us the most unexpected laughs. climbing-064.jpg

But I don’t want you to think it’s all like this. We aren’t in Penis Park after all (true place in Korea). So, I’ll leave you with some beautiful images from the day.


Add comment October 31, 2007

Jamji Juseyo!

I can’t believe it has taken me till this weekend to discover this little jewel of a restaurant in my own neighbourhood! We have an all you can eat sashimi restaurant here. It’s all tuna – different parts, different types. They just keep adding more and more slices to your plate. Plus they serve congee, dolsot bibimbap (rice dish with fish eggs), tuna fillet in a honey glaze, bbq’d tuna slices, sweet potato tempura, miso soup. All of this just comes as part of the $17 dinner. I was so full I could barely move. And I was so happy.

Add comment October 28, 2007

The Sound of Music

I know I’ve done a lot of writing about Hong Kong recently (can you tell I’m excited to live there next year?) but I’m making sure that I still enjoy Korea. On Friday night I had an experience that is uniquely Korean and was something that I had not done before. I ventured out to a Noraebong. Literally it means music room and that pretty much describes exactly what it is. It is like a private karaoke room. There are noraebongs all over the place and many of my friends have been before but they always seem to go after parties when I’m ready to crash. Finally though I had enough energy and decided to try it. You go in (there were 8 of us) and rent a room. It is like a small living room. There are couches, a table, big flat screen TV….and a jukebox. You choose the songs you want to sing, plug them into the jukebox and it comes up on the screen. There are two microphones to pass around and plenty of room for dancing. The nice part is that it is only your friends in the room so it’s not nearly as daunting as singing in front of a bar full of strangers. It was a lot of fun and we ended up paying for more hours, eventually getting home at 3am. The next day we were tired and hoarse but certainly had a blast. My song? The one that I finally did alone was Carly Simon’s You’re so Vain.

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