Tonight we were invited out to dinner with Sara Jayne, Haley, and several other native English teachers they know. We went to dinner at a "Western" restaurant. Ian and I had vegetable topped tortillas. This was after sending the ham covered ones back, of course. We did find out that there is a good vegetarian restaurant in Jecheon (in Sinback, no less) and that there is another vegetarian teacher here; we didn't meet her, though.
Then the group decided that we sould go for drinks afterward. So, it was a pretty standard Western evening. Their were Britons, Americans, Australians, and Canadians. All in all, it was a good time. It's 4:00am here and we just got back. Ian is trashed (and asleep next to me). He has a hard time saying no. :)
We didn't take a ton of pictures, but here are the few good ones. Going out is very cheap. It was only about $9 per person at each place, and we had PLENTY of food and drink.
My first shot of soju. The Korean girl next to me (Ereen, or something similar) shoved a pork rind-ish chip in to my mouth directly after. GROSS.
Ian after a few shots of soju.
Haley, Sara Jayne and Kate.
Ian and Ian, obviously. :)
Jeff, Adam. Matt, and Albert.
Tonia joined us later.
The mildly racist statue at the "Soul Mate" bar.
The group at Metro (Adam took the picture).
As I said, it was a pretty stereotypical night of drinking and talking loudly. But, it was wonderful to have the person you are talking to relate to and understand your humor. We'll probably be seeing these people pretty often. It will be nice to bring in some balance to our lives.