Monday, September 27, 2010

Foursome Fun

For the past week, Bry Guy and I have had the pleasure of entertaining some pretty fantastic people. Lo, a best from Canada, and her quality boyfriend Kev (or if I dare... Kevy Kev) made a visit up to Seoul for Chuseok. Every day was superbe, but there's of course high points, which I'll summarize for your maximum reading pleasure.

Highlights include: shisha bar, Seoul wining and dining, games night, and Everland, Korea's biggest amusement park. We also (pardon my French) devirginized them to several life necessities: Kevy Kev had never been on a roller coaster (gasp!) and they have been living in Korea for 3 months, and had never been to a noraebong (bigger gasp!). We also got to talk and bond over life and working in Korea, and overall got to hang out with some pretty rad folks.

Then, just because we're ever so spontaneous, the following day we followed them back to their Korean homeland, Busan (coastal city on the Southeast). So the fun continued, doing it up in the surf town, where Bry's stoke was oozing from every pore. We partay-ed on the beach, surfed it up, and continued the good times. I'm sure LoLo and Kevy Kev will make their way back into our blog in the future, as we have tentative plans of Beijing 2011. May the international double dating continue one green tea latte at a time.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Days of Birth

Within this past Virgo range, both parts of this couple celebrated birthdays. Bry, being the extraordinary man that he is, outdid all previous birthdays by a somewhat large stretch. Meaningful plans were made, outrageous surprises were given, and minds were certainly blown (specifically, my own). Topping off the extremes to which he did not need to venture, Mr. Wonderful even arranged for me to fulfill a bucket list goal:

I'm not sure what else a girl can ask for. Perhaps the ability and skills to one day repay the good deeds. I will try my darndest, but in the meantime, I'll send a huge cyber shout-out to Bry Guy for being the best boyfriend this side of China. Happy as a 대합.

Till next time.

Saturday, September 4, 2010


Picture this: You and 20 of your friends decide to trek up into the wilderness for some whitewater rafting. Except instead of one big raft, everyone has their own personal sized one. And instead of paddles, everyone has oversized webbed gloves for steering. Oh, and the instructor doesn't speak a word of English. The name of the game is riverbugging and it is high of my list of recommendations.

It was really cool to venture up into the Korean mountains. Fresh air and river water was a nice change from thick humidity and park fountains. Our friend Brook organized the whole thing, and kudos to her. It was a rockin' trip with everyone in the back of a 20 seater hagwon van. Our instructor took us through the beginner course, but then with some sneaky persuasion, we got him to take everybody down the expert course directly after (God bless Koreans and their full on lack of any actual rule systems). After 4.5 hours on the water, we all piled into a samgypsal restaurant and nearly ate them dry. Then, on our 3 hour journey home, in our van that just happened to have a pimped out karaoke machine, we belted it like it was 1999. Outdoor adventure bringing people together one rapid at a time.

Moral of the story: Riverbugging. Do it!