Sunday, April 29, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
The Climbing Festival finally came and it was a great time! It was a bit of a drizzly and cool day but it never rained too hard and the routes stayed dry. It was a whole day affair and the first time in many many months that I was awake before 8:00. There were competitions in speed and difficulty. I ended up tied for 5th/6th place in difficulty out of 20. Needless to say I was quite happy!
The Jeju Sportclimbing Center Club (pic from http://cafe.daum.net/sansoo1214)
Me on the Qualifier Route (pic from http://cafe.daum.net/sansoo1214)
Darren Meditating in the Isolation Room
Women's Qualifier Route
Me on the Final Route
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
This weekend we went to Christine's wedding. She was the one who subbed for me when I went to Thailand and also has been doing a little more part time work at our academy. She already had a wedding ceremony in America over Christmas, but she had to have another ceremony here in Korea. It was a little different than any wedding I've been to. First of all, it was in a hotel, not a church. Then after the wedding, Christine had some traditional bowing to do that we couldn't be a part of. The reception also wasn't until 5 or 6 hours after the ceremony. The reception was at a slightly seedy little karaoke place so it proved to be a fun time! I forgot my camera, so here's some pictures courtesy of Ryan's camera.
Christine and Joe's Family
Friends of the Bride
Ryan and I singing Neil Diamond at the Reception
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
The Jeju Island climbing competition is coming up in less than two weeks. I'm not really into climbing competitions....or any competitions for that matter, but for some reason I'm getting pretty excited. I've been trying to use it as an excuse to get to the gym more. However, I haven't been to the gym as much since climbing has taken a bit of a passenger seat to the guitar and baduk during my weekdays. Its starting to get a little boring to go by myself. Either way, it hasn't taken that much of a side seat and I can't wait!
Monday, April 09, 2007
It was Mang-Ho's farewell dinner this weekend. He's the best climber at the gym and all-around great guy. Due to popular demand, I'll put up a couple of photos.
The Mighty Mang
The turnout to the drinks after the dinner
We finished off the evening with a trip to the Noraebang (private singing room)
Thursday, April 05, 2007
I went to the Dentist to get my cavity filled. It was a much better experience than my last dental visit.....well, as much better as getting a cavity filled can be. Ryan and I are convinced that they don't put gold in cavities anymore, but the dentist insisted that it's the best thing to do, so I went for the gold. She drilled yesterday and I will have to return to get the gold on Friday. I have to say that it is quite scary to have someone drilling in your mouth that can't really speak English though! Overall it went very smoothly though.
Monday, April 02, 2007
Sunday, April 01, 2007
One of the popular spots on the island for the foreigners to hang out is an Indian Restaurant called the Baghdad Cafe. Last night, a few guys put together a band and played a show. It was a good time. There's not much of anything for nightlife on the island, and I'm not one to spend much time on the town anyway, so this was really a rare treat.
Jin and Mina
Cameron and Alexis were in my Korean Class
Amberley was in the class too
Mina brought her dog!
John and Josh, a little blurry....
Afterwards, John helped this lady out by buying some hogwart (????)
A night out is never complete without a trip to the Egg Sandwich Lady!