Yesterday, we spent the entire day doing absolutely nothing. We talked to lots more family back home on their Christmas Day and Eric went screen golfing in the evening with a friend from school. But, I hadn't left the house for 3 days in a row, so today we had to get out!
There are so many things to do here that sometimes it's overwhelming. What is a priority? What is something we can only do this time of year? What can we do that is warm?
So today we headed to Coex Mall. I didn't know much about it except that it is big, it has a theater, it has an aquarium, and it has some American restaurants. It turned out to have some pretty, sparkly decorations outside so we got a few good pictures.
We headed out about lunch time with empty stomachs which means that after a bus ride and a long subway ride, we were starving and we literally walked into the first restaurant we saw, Bennigans. Regardless of the type of food being served, every restaurant has Korean staff. And one of the aspects of Korean culture that I cannot get over is the fact that when you go out to eat, they bring out one dish at a time. Whichever dish gets finished first is brought to the table. Yours comes out when it's ready. Even if that is 10 minutes after the first dish. Even if that means you and your husband have finished their meals before the kids' food even comes to the table. Can you tell it bugs me?!
Eric ordered a club sandwich that I had to take a picture of. Can you tell what kind of meat that is? Neither can I, but it's closest relative is somewhere between bologna and Spam. And the cheese? Yup, good 'ol "American" cheese. Processed. Right out of the plastic wrapper. So glad I went with the salad!
We had originally planned to check out the aquarium, but we decided that for as late as it was by the time we got to it, it wasn't worth $60 for an hour of entertainment. The kids loved looking at the fish they could see at the entrance, though!
By the time we were ready to leave, everyone was exhausted. I found a bus route that would take us as close to our door as we can get without any changes or subway, so we hopped on, and all 3 of my "kids" fell asleep!
We had such a late lunch, that we decided to have the persimmon salsa for dinner, so here are the promised pictures.
Just like any other salsa (I think it's more of a guacamole because I didn't have any tomatoes): onion, garlic, cilantro, black beans, avocado, green chili, lemon juice and salt. I just added persimmons! Very tasty!