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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

First Day in Korea



Ice flakes dessert. Bowing ceremony. Incheon Airport. Jewelry Shop. Korea's Brad Pitt. Kimchi. Paris.

What an incredible place Seoul, Korea is! I have had such a wonderful time taking buses, using won (took a picture of my Korean money), eating Korean food, and walking the streets. Today we meet up with one of my sister's friends and she told us all about what the wedding ceremony would be like on Saturday. It sounds like it will have some really interesting things that are a little different from American ceremonies. I'm really excited about all of the possibilities!

I've loved experiencing the Korean culture and seeing all of the people here. My favorite people so far are probably the vendors on the street. The food they make is so beautiful and their little street side cart is so colorful. I think my favorite lady of the day though is the lady at selling her vegetables and reading her newspaper. The vendors with the carts are the new way of selling food and the lady with the newspaper is sticking with tradition.

I think I laughed the most today when I went into a little jewelry shop. If I were a person who wore jewelry I think I would have spent a fortune in there. Every piece is a handmade original. Some pieces were very ornate with intricate detail, some were simple, with beautiful lines, others were very feminine and detailed. The jewelry wasn't what was so fun, though. The little shop keeper was a young girl who was very fun to talk to. She wanted to know if I knew Brad Pitt and I had to regretfully tell her that I didn't. The question launched us into talking about who, in Korea, was the equivalent of Brad Pitt. She held up a magazine and giggled and them was so embarrassed by how hot she thinks the Korean Brad Pitt is that she put the magazine in front of her face!

Everywhere you look every sign is in Korean but Korean people are so friendly and love to talk to you in English...for which I'm very grateful!

Oh! and I love the shower at the place that I'm staying...it has these jets that spray out water all over you. How cool is that? Someone in my little family would be in seventh heaven if we had this shower at out house. Any guesses who that would be?

And then there are things that I just liked around the city...like all of those bikes! Holy cow that many are on about every corner!









































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9 Comments:

At Wednesday, 07 February, 2007, Blogger 6 of Four Creations said...

I love the phone booth shot! Those are my initials..."KT" and it says my first name...Katie....I want a pic of me there! :D

 
At Wednesday, 07 February, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is the person who would be in
7th heaven about that shower your son, Emmett?

From,

Guess Who?
P.S. It is from Sweaty Karate Boy.

Love you Mom!

 
At Wednesday, 07 February, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Mom,

I love you and really miss you. I hope you can come back. I did really good at tumbling today and Dad kept falling asleep [while watching the girls tumble] and I had fun at school today. And I got a really fun new book and um, I love you, bye Mom.

Emma

 
At Wednesday, 07 February, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mom,

I love you. Guess who said that...it's me. Some hints: I start with an "M", it's one of your kids. Dad: "Anything else?" No, oh, I have curly hair, I have one brother and I have a twin sister.
That's all.

Love, Me

 
At Wednesday, 07 February, 2007, Blogger Davina said...

Emmett, ding ding ding. You win the prize! Love you!

Emma, I love you and miss you. What new book did you get? I'm sure you did a great job at tumbling. What favorite trick did you do tonight? I love you!

Katie! That's so funny! You will definitely have to come here and get that picture taken! lol.

 
At Wednesday, 07 February, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't want to write anything to Mama.

Grace

P.S. In Dad's opinion, I am too distracted by the cool lady here at Ogden Blue that is letting us kids play with this foam modeling stuff and we are having a blast, so it is nothing personal.

 
At Wednesday, 07 February, 2007, Blogger Michael J. Fear said...

Hello my love,

It looks like it was a great first day. Life is good here, but not near as wonderful as it is when you are here with us. Don't know what we would ever do without you. You are my everything...

Mike

 
At Wednesday, 07 February, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mom,

I got DOT. It is about a cat, a person, and a dog.
I liked the crab walk the best in tumbling. And we got these new little toys that we can make stuff with at your studio. They were downstairs and a lady found them downstairs and they found these new toys. And I am having fun Mommy, goodbye.

Emma

 
At Wednesday, 07 February, 2007, Blogger Davina said...

Ummmm....I'm thinking Miriam. Am I right? :) I love you Miriam!

Gracie, you busy little missy! I can just see you running laps around the studio way too involved in living to stop and write a note. I love you Gracie-girl!

Mike, you are amazing! Thank you for being there with the kids. I know it's a huge job! Love you!

 

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