|Thanksgiving Dinner on Yongsan's US Army Base|
The dinner was held on the Yongsan Army Base, in a dinner hall. It was advertised by a couple of ladies as a genuine authentic Thanksgiving dinner. They were at least American, so I was expecting good food to be cooked in a way familiar to me! The best detail of all was the price: It was only 20,000 won. I just had to wire money into the organizer's account.
This was the first time they had the event, so there were some hiccups with the organization. We had to sign up and give up some personal information. However, when we got there, they just let us all in, probably because there were so many of us. Also, there was supposed to be a shuttle bus, but we ended up being forced to walk to the hall where the event was taking place. After arriving, we had to wait quite awhile for the food to be ready, so people got a little bit antsy.
In the end, we finally got our food, and it was great! All of the typical fixtures were there, like turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes, macaroni & cheese as well as other options. It was buffet-style, and I was stuffed in no time. That certainly made it all worth it!
|The December snow falling in Korea|
I say this because when it snows, it eventually gets stepped on and turns into slush. None of my shoes are truly waterproof! Then, at night, that liquidy slush freezes over. At that point I'm dealing with a ton of ice. They do pour salt on some of the roads, but it's much more sparingly placed on sidewalks and walkways. A couple of days I've had to basically ice-skate to work because none of my path was clear of ice. That's the main reason why I dread the snow.
On Christmas, I had the day off, but I don't have any extravagant plans. There was a Christmas party I was invited to, but unfortunately that didn't work out because I couldn't find the venue! The hosts got back to me too late, after I had already returned home.
|Celebrating Christmas at work!|
|Some of the Christmas light displays in Korea|
Anyway, that's all. I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!