Monday, August 15, 2011

Happy Anniversary!

I have to admit, one of the things that I was most worried about in moving across the world from our support systems was losing all of the people that were so willing to watch our kids so that we could go out. As it turns out, I didn’t have anything to worry about! We moved into a neighborhood where there are several teenage staff kids willing to watch our kids as often as we’re willing to pay them! They’re all great and the kids love them already!
So, tonight we took advantage of that and went out for anniversary. We went to a new part of town which we’d been hearing about. We didn’t know anything about it except that there would be a lot of people and street vendors. We heard that we could get in a taxi and tell them Myeondong, so we thought we’d try it tonight without kids. They were right…there were a lot of people and a lot of street vendors! It was a large shopping district with malls, shops, and even an underground shopping area…overwhelming! A little bit of everything! I went into the Forever 21 to find a couple of shirts and it was the craziest thing I’ve ever seen! If you’ve ever been in a Forever 21, you know that they are always packed with people and clothes and nothing seems to have any order. This store was 4 stories of the same. Crazy! I did manage to get a couple of shirts in the largest size they had available and without any shape around the bust...everything is so much smaller here! 
We went to dinner at a place called School Food where we had mari and topokki. Topokki is basically rolled rice flour in a dough form (kind of like perogghi). However, this particular topokki we ordered (because we couldn’t read the menu) was the spiciest food I have ever eaten! I had about 2 bites of it, and I think it was the first time Eric has ever left food on his plate in a restaurant! Thankfully, I had ordered garlic and bacon mari (basically sushi). It was an interesting combination, but it was good and we were glad we’d ordered something that wasn’t spicy! After all that, we even managed to get back in a reasonable amount of time…success!

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