On Thursday he got off of work early because no kids are there. Well really he just got to leave work to run errands and have lunch. So he picked me up around 12:30 and we walked to a juk (rice porridge) restaurant. We've ordered from there before (pumpkin) and it was good, but I wanted to try a different one, so we had vegetable cheese. I liked it a lot, but I think I'll try a different one next time because it wasn't super flavorful. When we were finished eating, they brought us glasses of plum tea which supposedly aids in digestion. Every food in Korea is either good for digestion or virility.
|Juk on top. Underneath is kimchi, salted beef and spicy sauce|
On Friday, Dallas stopped by my apartment on his way to work and woke me up to drop off an envelope for me. Even though I knew he was coming, it still scared the crap out of me. After that I went to the post office to mail a letter that needed to be post marked. While I was there, I made the rookie mistake of handing them the sticker that was posted on my door the night before instead of just giving it to my boss. The two post office workers looked concerned, called headquarters or somewhere and got the cell phone number of the van driver with my package and called him. Then they tried to have a rapid fire Korean conversation with me, I stared at them blankly and then the manager looks at me and goes "5 minutes, go home" and points towards my house (which is basically across the street from the post office). So I walked home and as I was getting to my building, the mail carrier pulls up. When he got out of the van and saw me, he went "ah ha...wait" then got my package and handed it to me. It was a very Korean exchange.
My aunt and cousins sent me a birthday/Valentines/just because care package. And while I won't exactly say they are now my favorites, it can be implied (along with all the other family members who have sent me cards etc.) The box had all kinds of goodies including Girl Scout cookies, Reese's and toothpaste. I also got a seperate card from my sister that made me cry in a good way.
|Care package with cards, crosswords, treats and cereal!|