Acid rain!

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I forget what these are called but they put them outside of villages to ward off evil spirits and protect the village
Eunjin met us at our hotel this morning at 10:30am and it was off to our graduate professor’s mom’s house outside of Seoul. A metro ride, bus ride and 2 hours later we arrived to a house filled with his family and other Korean students from our university, past and present. His mother prepared a feast! Kimchi (of course), noodles, chicken, two different lasagnas, Korean pancakes, fried vegetables of some sort, other random pickled vegetables, fresh watermelon and blueberries and cheesecake.

We spoke to our grad professor about the issues with the internship and he is going to see about some changes. He would like us to work in operations for 4 hours a day and do something else such as research or proofing their English hotel literature for the other 4 hours.
Eric grinding up grain
I hope they agree to the changes. He said they were “using me as a Barbie doll” because all they let me do is say “hello/An nyoung ha seh yo.”

After lunch we went to the Korean Folk Village. It was kinda cool but seemed more like a “folk amusement park.” Basket weavers, folk dancers and tightrope walkers were performing for the public. We didn’t go through the whole thing but if we had paid for it we would have seen more rather than hitting just the highlights.

After our ride back home, Kelly and I took a 3-hour nap despite the screaming little kids down the hallway. Then it was off to the Family Mart to pick up something for dinner. We ended up with Tropicana smoothie drinks and string cheese. It defiantly was not cheese, gross.

Then we grabbed the boys and went to a bar in the university area, Blue Zone, to watch the World Cup Soccer game (South Korea v. Uruguay). The rain let up after a little while so we reverted back to the original plan and hopped into a cab to Seoul Square where hundreds of fans were gathered to watch the game on the big screens and cheer for the team.

We also found out why they are so concerned about the rain. Every time it is going to rain, everyone makes a big fuss about it but all we’ve ever seen is what we consider a drizzle so Kelly and I have not bought umbrellas yet. Then we were told it was acid rain! The rain actually smells funny! I’m buying an umbrella next time we see them.
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I forget what these are called but…
I forget what these are called bu…
Eric grinding up grain
Eric grinding up grain
A lady pulling silk threads from t…
A lady pulling silk threads from …
Jason and Kelly jumping rope
Jason and Kelly jumping rope
Farmers traditional music and dance
Farmers traditional music and dance
Kathy and Kelly... ah, acid rain!
Kathy and Kelly... ah, acid rain!
Seoul Square for the South Korea W…
Seoul Square for the South Korea …
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