To celebrate the day off, Leigh and I got together with Leigh's childhood friend from Canada, Mark, and his girlfriend Unju. We went for a small hike at a park in Pohang, Yeonil. It's off the beaten path, and down a very long, unmaintained dirt road, but we had a great time and the park was beautiful.
|Unju, Mark, Me, Leigh|
We took the short way up, made it to the overlook of Pohang, and found a spot to cook and enjoy a Samgyeopsal lunch! Leigh and I love love love Samgyeopsal, you can cook pork like this, we've had duck this way, and our favorite is Sogogi (beef!) What's Samgyeopsal?
So we enjoyed our lunch atop the mountain! :) Then we took the scenic route down, about a 4km walk around the valley. We might not still be Children, but I'm a big fan of this Holiday! America, take notes!
The holiday fell on a Thursday, so on Friday at school we had a special Market Day for the students. Every day the students are rewarded for good behavior and having their homework with stickers on their sign cards. Twice a year, the students are able to spend their stickers on Korean snack foods, and prizes - candy, pencil cases, notebooks, paint sets, etc! :) My role that day was a clerk in the Market room, where the students got to practice their English and buy all kinds of goodies! ;) It was really cute!
The next holiday was Tuesday the 10th, it was Buddha's Birthday. For weeks leading up to Buddha's Day I've seen festive Lotus lanterns lining the streets in Pohang and Busan.
|The lotus lanters have wishes written on them|
Much Love, Hope you had a Happy Children's Day and Happy Buddha's Birthday, or May 5th and May 10th respectively :)
Loving experiencing the things I am! :) Always, Em