Saturday we walked around downtown and found the tailor who will hem my pants for super cheap (like $2-3, not quite as cheap as Rosemary but it will have to do). On the way home we decided to stop at E-Mart where we discovered that they have Brie and Camembert! (definitely not the best but good enough in times of little to no cheese). We also decided to try some more of the cheap wine. We hung out over at our friend Alexis's house on her very nice patio, a gorgeous night for sitting outside. While we were there her roommate's girlfriend was talking to us and telling us about how she has two bikes one is old and one is newer and she is going to get rid of the old one. So, of course I said, well I'll take the old one if you are getting rid of it. She explained to us all about the bike, how it really is nothing grand but will get you around and she wishes she could keep it but it just doesn't make sense, etc, etc. In the end it turns out we can buy the bike off of her for 100,000 Won (~$100)! There is something wrong with it that she is going to get fixed for us before we go and pick it up. So, probably next weekend or the one after we will have our very first motorcycle and in Korea no less! (Don't worry we will be wearing helmets whenever we ride it and it doesn't go very fast :-) )
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Just Hangin Around
This weekend was pretty low key. We didn't go and see any crazy sites or any crazy concerts. Friday night we went to a bar called Soundgarden where they were having an amateur comedy night to benefit the Jinju Orphanage. Two guys from New Zealand did the songs from the show Flight of the Concord, they obviously had the best accent for that and it was pretty funny. They also had a special on sangria which, I was a bit wary of at first but it actually was very good. We were able to meet even more foreigners. It is really interesting to get all these different opinions about the city and Korea and living abroad. I was talking to a woman from Canada who has been here for 2 years and she told me that if I want to learn the language I really have to seek it out. When you find a Korean friend who speaks any English they only want to practice their English on you and not speak Korean. Basically, it just means more hard work for us. We also were talking a guy who was trying to convince us that we should buy a motorcycle which, brings us to Saturday night.
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