Thursday, October 15, 2009


Mo-ung-yo-ilr.  If my reading/ use of the pronunciation guide is at all correct, that's how you say Thursday in Korean (that's the Hangeul in the subject).

Ian and I didn't go running today.  Ian's sickly and we needed to go to the post office anyway.  We've received notice that they are trying to deliver a package or letter from Erin.  But, they always try to deliver it when we aren't here.  So, we thought we'd try and pick it up.  It wasn't at the post office, though, since they were trying to deliver it again.  So, we told them we'd be in on Tuesday to pick it up.  I'm excited.  I have no idea what it is.

We grabbed a cab in order to get to the post office and, like last time, showed him the notice, so that he would know where to go.  There are multiple post offices in Jecheon.  We go to the one that handles international mail (I'm guessing).  "Our" post office is near the Ha So neighborhood.  Instead of taking the road that goes directly from our neighborhood to the post office, the cab driver took us in more of an "A" shape to get there, causing our ride to be more expensive.  Unfortunately, our Korean isn't good enough to argue or correct anyone.  I think that's what he was counting on.

Ian had a laid back day of classes, which is good since he isn't feeling well.  My day was uneventful, but it did go well.  My last class, Fluent ,1 had only three kids in it today.  The book wanted us to talk about character traits, so...

So, naturally, we talked about Spiderman.  And, look, I spelled diligent wrong!  I find it tough to catch my own spelling mistakes on the board sometimes.  Oh, well.  I think my students will live.

I wanted to meet Ian at the bus stop with a goodie, since I know he feels crummy.  I stopped by the cart and got some fishy bread.

It was nice of them to let me take a picture.

I also got him a little vitamin drink.  They're kind of strange, but they make you feel better.

So, I waited at the bus stop.  The bus came and I got up and expected to greet Ian with his treats.  No Ian.  So, I decided to wander around a bit and see if there was anything to take a picture of.

I thought I'd relay that delivery scooters are everywhere.  And the have no mercy for pedestrians and vehicle traffic alike.  All restaurants have them, no matter how small or what they make.

I didn't find anything else to take a picture of, so I went back to the bus stop. The next 406 bus came, but no Ian.  I had forgotten my cell phone, so I thought I'd better go back to the apartment in case kidnapped Ian had tried to call.  Well, he went shopping for toilet paper (our thievery has stopped working out so well), so he didn't get home until almost 9:30.  It's the thought that counts, right?

I've been keeping my eyes out for a "sticky" yoga mat, since my makeshift blanket is pretty dangerous.  The other day we were in the market and I saw one hanging by itself on a wall.  It looked like it had been there awhile.  I couldn't quite see the price on it, but guessed it would be around W30,000 (~$25) since it's imported.  I had Ian take a look since I couldn't reach it.  It was W130,000.  That's about $110 US!  I couldn't believe it.  I have no idea why it's so expensive.

Thank you all so much for reading and commenting.  We really appreciate it.  It's nice to have other people to "talk" to.  Have an awesome day!


  1. Wow, that yoga mat is very expensive. I will ship yours to you if you would like. Tell me where I can find it in your room.

    Also the fishy bread looks like it is loaded with soft goodness! I love street vendors

  2. Yes, they're very nice. The fishy breads have either a creme filling or paht (red bean) in them. They're pretty good.

    We're going to look and see if we can find a yoga amt in Seoul. :) We're also going to do some Christmas shopping while we're there.