picnic with my parents class
A yes, no espresso in me tonight so we'll see how this one goes...Friday after school, I kicked things off with a little pick-up basketball game with some if the kids followed by a little teacher v. students in a one-sided soccer game. Who knew, I wasn't half bad in my skills, but some of those guys...man, they were damn good. I took one shot to the gut, which wasn't much compared to our allstar's shot he took smack dab in the middle of his grill...I was surprised he didn't lose a tooth or at least have some blood...huh, and to think that just before the game one of the students was telling me they don't play American football because it is too dangerous...after the game was over we walked up to the buffet the ladies had set out for us and the principal was there to greet me with a cold beer.
..nope not water or gatorade but he had some beer for me :) Love the guy!! So after post game dinner and drinks, I headed up to Seoul
to meet with the GEPIK teachers I met the previous week. Mya and I struggled for a bit to find the crew, but after much confusion, distractions and near frustration and a 24 second cab ride we found them at the bar with the appropriate commodities.
Saturday was a fairly lethargic day, we strolled into a quaint little coffee shop and sat and sipped for a couple of hours till we worked up an appetite and then proceeded to the nearest quicky mart for some drinks and found a outdoor hamburger shop where we killed the bulk of the afternoon...wondered over to the Hongik University campus and found some benches.
a few of the lively ladies
..parted ways and I went to meet up with ole Jakey poo :)) the Canadian Grizzy!! haha we walked up this little hill right by the Seoul tower to watch the sunset then headed towards the dreaded Itaewon so I could meet up with Shin at the reggae bar where she lent me some of her climbing gear...I totally forgot Jake and I were supposed to go climbing on Sunday!! So we woke up in the Youth hostel the next day and was on our way around 8am...met up with the climbing guide who was a friend of Jake's and trekked up to Mount Bukansan.
After the hike and drinks (camera was dead by then :( but there were good pics to take, especially of the teacher's 10 year old boy participating in the drinking games (just the game part) and of the happy faces after a great day) I went back to the hostel to grab Jake's bike which he is lending me during the summer while he is back in Canada working at a camp. I love Korea!