Along with spring has come Easter. And, though it had the potential of going by without very much recognition on my part, it turned out to be a memorable one, thanks to some good friends and my new toaster oven. A couple of weeks ago Teagan decided to buy a toaster oven off of G-market, the popular online store in Korea. He said I could also get one for only fifty bucks, so I thought, why not? But that was around the time that Alisa had just arrived and was living in my apartment, so it sat in it's box for a good week and a half, until this last weekend.
Jane is a very cool person from Sydney, Australia, and when she found out I had an oven, she was quite a bit more excited than I was. She loves to cook, so it didn't take long until she found the chance to show me the capabilities of my new appliance - an Easter dinner in my apartment. So, Saturday afternoon, Jane shows up with Sara, Gayle, a salad, a mac-and-cheese casserole, wine, and 2 small chickens. An hour later, along with Alisa of course, we were eating the best home cooked meal I've had in months - on my small, uncomfortable, apartment floor of all places. To top it off, after dinner we played card games, which I think is the perfect thing to do after an Easter dinner. It was surely the best time I've had in my apartment yet.
|(Notice the wonderful curtains that mom made for me)|
Then, in the afternoon, I joined my soccer team on a bus to Busan for our game. We had been told that the team we were playing had had trouble finding a field to play on, and the one that they'd booked was up in the hills a little bit, which turned out to be exactly right.
Korea is hilly - rugged, it's been called - and something I've been amazed about in Busan is that the city just continues right up the slopes like waves hitting the rocks; reminiscent of cities in Central America I find.
|Somewhat like this.|
Outside of my good weekend, I've become very busy. I should admit that my obligations are all commitments that I've chosen to take on, but I'm finding that I have very little free time just to relax.
But enough about me. I promise that next week, I'll bring back another instalment of "Crazy Korean Culture with Mike".
Thanks for reading,
Bonus: extra pictures from a field trip that our school took a couple of weeks ago to a nice place in Pohang: