Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Korean Folk Village

Sunday we spent the day with some friends of ours from Alaska at the Korean Folk Village. We really enjoyed hanging with them and their sweet little girls.
This is where they filmed the movie "The King and I"

This is a walkway that crosses the creek....notice there are no side rails or any means of protecting you from falling off the side.

This amazed me.....this bridge is a main throughway to cross the creek in the Korean Folk Village....I wouldn't recommend taking a stroller across it.....

They definitely don't have the safety standards that we have in the US. Notice the tight rope is held up by 2 poles only....and of course their is no net underneath.

This is an implement used on Korea prisoners. I can't imagine having this block of wood on my neck for weeks at a time.

Jeff & Grace
This is a Korean basket weaver at work

Grace & Liz ready for tea

Ed carrying the Korean urine pots. They used these pots to collect human urine, then transport it to the fields for fertilizer

I love the Korean way of dance. I was impressed with the moves of these guys!

The Korean Folk Village is home to numerous collections of Korean cultural artifacts, providing an opportunity to experience and learn the culture of the Korean ancestors firsthand. The site provides a venue to promote traditional Korean culture to both domestic and international visitors, and provides an open-air learning place for succeeding generations. The village has been developed to convey the wisdom and the spirits of our ancestors to both domestic and international tourists.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Crazy signs!

In keeping with the funny things I've seen...I'm starting a pic collection of funny signs....

Notice the 2nd to last line..."For safety some facilities shall not be applicable for the pregnant, drunken, or under minimum height"

"Please don't forget to take your shoes yourself"

Love this one....it was going into a short door....

Head carefulness

We think this was supposed to say "massage tree on the back"...not sure...it was on a tree in the middle of a sidewalk...we guessed that it was a scratching post.

Take care the drop and watch out your step, please!

How weird is this....how would you like to be on the first night of your honeymoon and know that all your neighbors were peeping toms and watching you!!!

Crazy t-shirts!

I have enjoyed reading their t-shirts so much that I am going to start a picture collection of the fun shirts. This is my favorite so far, and also my first t-shirt pic. Stay tuned for more to be added daily...ha ha!
"Wear Cute Underwear"

A night out on the ville in Anjung-ri

Jeff and I getting ready to head out for a night on the ville!

Steve was one of Jeff's students in Alabama, and now works with him here in Korea. He is a great guy!

Another one of Jeff's co-workers.....being cheezy

A little Karoke...inside a korean apartment!

Saturday night we went out the the ville for a little bit of fun. It was an interesting experience to say the least. Makes me glad I don't live here and have to deal with this all the time. It's definitely not for me...but we did have fun. I am a people watcher...so of course I enjoyed that aspect. I had my first taste of soju and it really was good....surprisingly! Getting back to the apartment was another story. Makes me appreciate our American ways!!!


Just wanted to update everyone and let ya'll know that I arrived in Korea on June 11th. That was a LONG flight.....OMG...I don't want to do that again going home!!!! Korea is a very interesting place...the people are very friendly....the food is ok (for the most part)....definitely not a place I would want to live for very long. I have had many laughs at the crazy signs around here and have started a picture collection of them for you all to enjoy. Also, they love their t-shirts with English writing...even though most times they make no sense. They have no clue what they say anyways...ha ha. We saw one shirt that said "I will follow you to come to my house". I saw a little girl about 4 years old wearing a shirt with some cute little kids on it and it said "Candid Lovers". My favorite so far, which I did get a picture of, was a lady wearing a shirt that said "wear cute underwear".

Just a snapshot inside Jeff's apartment....we were getting ready to hit the gym.

I love their little carts they use for hauling their goods....especially cardboard. Cardboard is like gold to these people.

A Korean McDonalds....notice an ice cream is 400W (which is less than 40 cents US)

This is the Korean version of a Super Walmart. They have everything here, and have the sample people like a Sam's Club would. A great place to sample some real Korean food. They guy tried to get me to sample a live baby Octupus...but I just couldn't do it.

Shopping in the ville at Songtan. I got a laugh out of their "JcPenney"...notice the "Playboy Shop" down the street. They just pick whatever name they want and use that for their store.

Thursday, June 05, 2008


Heading out to Bama Jam for the weekend w/ my friend Nikki! This is a HUGE event here.

This is the first time they have had an event like this...but they are planning on making it an annual event. There are some huge artist playing....Hank Williams, Jr., Lynrd Skynrd, ZZ Top, Trace Adkins, Little Big Town, Rio Grand, Pure & Simple, just to name a few! Their have been people lined up since Monday waiting for this event to begin. They have sold over 30,000 tickets and given away over 12,000.....this doesn't include the tickets that will be sold at the gate. They are expecting over 50,000 people. It should be fun!!!! I'll post pics after the event!

Check it out at http://www.bamajammusicfestival.com/index.html

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Memorial Day at the Beach

For Memorial Day, my friend Nikki and I grabbed the kids and took off Florida to hang on the beach. We had so much fun, just hanging out!!! I LOVE hanging out at the beach and just people watching.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Birthday Bikini

May 30th was the last day of work for me.....even though the kids got out of school at 11 am on the 29th. The last day of work also happened to be our principal's birthday. My friend and co-worker, Delaine, made a cake for our principal to celebrate his birthday. Everyone got a big kick out of it and it was just too pretty to eat. I love the belly button.....I think we did a good job!

Bathroom Graffiti

Just couldn't resist snapping this picture. This is the second time this school year that Dylan has made the girl's bathroom wall at school. Riley said "that's not fair...my name has never been on the girl's bathroom wall". Ha Ha....I guess it is considered an accomplishment to find your name upon the bathroom wall.

Dylan finishes the 4th grade

Summer....my favorite time of year! End of the Year Awards Ceremony means that are days at school are dwindling fast. We will miss our school friends throughout the summer months....but are looking forward to a much needed break. Dylan was awarded for A/B honor roll all year, Outstanding Conduct all year, and Wildlife Stamp participation award. He is eager to start the 5th grade!