So I apologize for not blogging as much lately. When you have lived in a foreign country for 9 months, things don’t strike you as new and exciting as much anymore. I teach basically the same thing at school (ABC’s, phonics) and sing the same songs every day (Old McDonald, BINGO, ABC’s, Let It Go, Head Shoulders Knees and Toes, etc). My friends and I get together and hang out often, and it’s comfortable but not “new” per say. So I guess that’s a good thing.
I feel really at home here. I love living here.
I’m not phased by being the only non-Korean on a subway train.
I’m not phased at seeing body parts floating in my soup at school (although I still don’t like it).
I’m not phased with using chopsticks to eat spaghetti.
I enjoy walking places.
I really enjoy the subway (I totally plan on riding the train more at home when I come home).
I feel like I have made some good friends here. I will really miss them.
Although I will be perfectly OK with not singing any of those above songs for a long time. Like really OK. Like please don’t make me sing them.
So moving on to our “regularly scheduled post”….
A couple of Saturdays ago, Saree, Caroline, and I went to the flea market in downtown Daejeon.
I got a pair of really cute royal blue high heels.
It was a really pretty little park.
Check out the adorable remote control car! Yep. The dad, in the navy striped shirt, has the remote control while the little boy just rides around in his car.
Here is the booth for the orphanage. Of course I had to buy some sweet treats!
They even had a children’s area.
And an international food market
Whoa. Check out THIS dress!
Caroline saw this booth where you could dress up in the traditional Korean hanbok. I was totally down with that! So here we are in our hanboks…
They are beautiful, yes, but they do NOT do anything for the figure!
After shopping, we found a spot and relaxed in the park area. In the shade of course. It was getting hot.
A lot of other people had the same idea. They were smart and brought mats or blankets.
Afterwards, we went to a coffee shop and got smoothies and sat out on the patio. It was absolutely wonderful. It’s days like this that make me KNOW that I’m really going to miss living in Daejeon.