Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Les Baux again. :)

On Friday Danielle and I had lunch at Les Baux again. I love that place! She had her spicy Arrabiata pasta that she had the previous time. I decided to try another dish. I had the Pomodoro Mozzarella pasta. Soooooo delicious!! The pickles.We both decided to try the rouge lemonade (red wine lemon ade).
I love the ades there as they are always freshly made.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


I got a couple of gifts this week, both from the same student!Yesterday I got a nice gift for the Lunar New Year or 설날 (it is Romanized as Seollal, but the Korean is actually written as Seolnal), one of the most important holidays in Korea.The paper Hanbok (Korean dress) is a card from Kerry. A letter from the mom is in the envelope. The purple ribbon gift contained a business card holder. The red bag wrap had a fancy cloth bag and a note book. I guess Kerry picked out a book for me that had a butterfly because she likes butterflies.Then today, it was Kerry's birthday party at school (and her sisters, but I don't teach her) and the gifts she brought for her classmates and teachers (goodie bag type gifts) was fancy soap. The students all got one bar. The main teachers each got two. They smell so nice!!!
One thing I find interesting in Korea is how everything is always wrapped. Even simple things are often wrapped very extravagantly.

Friday, February 12, 2010


The weather here is nuts. Yesterday it was pouring rain. Then I woke up today to snow which turned to sleet which turned back into snow. Sometimes today there were huge snowflakes. Other times it stopped. I'd prefer if it just all went away and let the sun do its job. ^.~The lovely view (would be better without all of the cables and wires) of Namsan Tower as I walked up Haebangchon on my way home.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010


So, apparently there was an earthquake in Seoul here this evening. Why didn't I notice??? It happened around 6, so maybe I was in the taxi or in an elevator at the time. I've read it measured 3.3 and was centered just southwest of Seoul in Siheung, Gyeonggi province. I onlyr recently read in this not so old article that Seoul is SO not prepared for any major earthquakes. Luckily this one wasn't major.

Monday, February 01, 2010

Les Baux for lunch

My friend Danielle and I went for lunch at one of my favorite Apgujeong restaurants, Les Baux.
(Lemonade and orangeade)Always good food.(My chicken and mushroom pasta with an olive oil sauce)