Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Rabbits Live on the Moon


Bed-time Story:

This story is all about the moon. I am sure that different cultures believe different things about the moon, Americans think the moon is made out of cheese (don't forget this is a story!).. you may ask, WHY would Americans think the moon is made out of cheese?! Because we're primarily fat and LOVE to eat.. cheese being our favorite snack!

Well.. I find out today (and I was honestly beyond surprised, and dumbfounded that Koreans don't have the same beliefs about the moon as I do... CHEESE HATERS) that Koreans like to think that there are two rabbits that live on the moon. They spend their time up there making and mashing the Rice Cakes(gag) (which I suppose makes the craters). But two rabbits?! Where does that come from??
For further info:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moon_rabbit

The End
Sleepy time for me!! But I'm really hungry and want to take a bite out of the moon right now ..... zzZZzzZZzzZz

Dirty Times with the Jin-Jews

Holy cow Batman!! It's Mudfest! One of the best times of my Korean life was this past weekend. It is hard to describe in words, so I will let you take a look at the video of about 40 foreigners from my city, Jinju,who took a bus 4 1/2 hours away to Dacheon Beach where the Boryeong Mudfestival was held.

The bus was a norae-bus, which I had no clue even REALLY existed.. totally the bus of my dreams. It is basically like a Greyhound with flashing lights on the ceiling and under the seats, a big screen TV, and karaoke... YES while the bus is moving!!

video



This YouTube video will help you grasp the down right dirtyness of our weekend!





So after the 4 1/2 hour bus ride, we hung out in the pension (we had a floor of rooms to ourselves, like a mini house) a bit and got settled in, then jumped in the ocean / got carried into the ocean!! The next day we headed to the mudfest, and got covered in.. well.. MUD! There was runny mud, slightly watered down mud, mud slides, mud pits, mud wrestling, mud prisons, mud pools, mud paint, and mud FIGHTS! The mud fight I would have to say was the funnest and the most painful, definitely the highlight of my day. It was SUPER thick mud, and stung like a paintball gun when someone gotcha!



After we got a bit clean, the group kind of split up and got dinner and roamed around the city. THAT is when we made our way to the concert.. we had gotten there right at the end of a Korean group performing, when an announcer wanted some girls to jump on stage. So Christina and I looked at each other and ran up the stairs! It was THE coolest moment of my life, we had NO clue what we were going to have to do. But once the music came on, we KNEW. We just got to dance and have fun... oh yeah, dance in front of HUNDREDS of people!! And there were only about 10 of us on this ginormo stage with an awesome DJ. Faaabulous!

The next day we spent at the beach and riding back home. It was a wicked awesome trip thanks to all of the wicked awesome people that attended! We had an amazing group and it was a b-l-a-s-t!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Camping During Korea's Monsoon Season 101

1.Don’t camp during monsoon season.


2.If everyone knows it is supposed to rain, don’t go.

3.You can’t pitch a tent on a hill.


~~Bulge of water that wouldn't go away!~~

4.If a Korean comes and tells you your tent isn’t waterproof… believe him.

5.If the top of the tent ends up an inch away from your face when you wake up at 1AM.. don’t assume it’s the ceiling.. your tent may have slid 6 feet down the incline and ended up on its side with you and 4 other people sardined in it.

~~Before the Roll/Slide~~


~~After the Roll/Slide~~

6.Bring ponchos, an umbrella, something to keep you from getting and staying soaking wet all night and morning until you get home. The ponchos will also be needed inside the non-waterproof tent.

7.When Rob says two bottles of soju each, and insists you buy 14 bottles… don’t believe him. You may have to carry half those bottles up the rocky hill, over the concrete wall and through torrential rain the next morning.

8.Always take extra WATERPROOF padding in case you have to move your tent up-hill through a rocky path, over a concrete wall and onto a concrete road and the floor turns into a giant puddle.



9.When a van drives by definitely wave him down at 7AM and pay him in soju to take you and all of your crap to a bus terminal!

10.Why are you still reading?!?! Just don’t flipping go camping during Korea’s Monsoon Season!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010