September 1, 2007

The Good, The Bad, and The Downright Disgusting

Let's start with the good news. We are back in Korea for yet another year of adventures, learning and embarrassing cultural blunders. This coming year we will both be working for the Seoul Metropolitan Board of Education. We are excited about this change as its perks include holidays together, close interaction with Korean teachers, and life in a neighborhood which is close to our church.

Now for the not-so-attractive side of our new lives...

For our first week back in Korea we were stationed at a retreat center, south of Seoul, in a city named Yongin (close to Suwon). While the scenery was beautiful and the air was clean, the food left something to be desired... well a lot to be desired. Above is a picture of breakfast one morning. Now Koreans are not famous for their breakfasts but this is something else altogether. What you see above is a combination of all of the dinners that we had failed to finish the nights previous. If you look closely you can probably pick out that the chunks are large pieces of fish (skin, eyes, bones and all). And I am sure if you inspect just a little more carefully you will find that there are remnants of kimchi, old vegetables, pork, a few chunks of chicken and if you are lucky you may find a hot dog somewhere in the mess. Yum, Yum!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Delightful, what an excellent weight loss program. Dad says a week of that would put Jenny Craig to shame. D&M