Monday, October 7, 2013

I found Pearls in the Shells

We visited my hubby's aunt and luckily there was a festival in her town and aunt ran a pojangmacha (a covered cart bar or a movable bar on a covered cart in which liquor and some simple side dishes are served).

Aunt served us some beef barbecue and shells. It was so yummy but that's not what I like the most about our visit to pojangmacha.

The shells are so big that there were pearls inside them.

Look what we've got in the shells. Wow! It's so amazing! It's my first time to see pearls in the shell. I feel like a mermaid on the ground while holding the pearls. They are small but I was so happy to have them. I kept looking at them while eating.

Unluckily, the one fell down and I couldn't find it anymore. That's really bad!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Live Well

It really feels great when you know where your hardwork are spent for. In my case, when I get my salary I always make sure that the hardwork that I've done for a month will go to useful things. So I always do things that can relieve me by doing or fixing something at home. It's so relieving that I got an idea in this concrete patio repair cracks so that I can know what to do next time. It is the answer just in case that I want to find the latest trends, renovation, repair or any problem that I have at home.

I'm also happy to see this concrete stamped overlay on youtube. Wow! It's so fulfiling to see the beautiful designs of Sundek, no wonder why lots of customers trust them. Americans are so lucky to have a respectable company like Sundek.

I can't wait to recommend this resurfacing concrete patio to my friend in Washington. She has mentioned that she wants her house to get remodel and she might be interested with it. There's a saying that there's no place like home so make them relaxing and comfortable. It's also wonderful if we can make them beautiful.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The National Foundation of Korea

It's another holiday today. Every October 3rd day of the year, Koreans celebrate the National Foundation Day or called "Gaecheonjol" in Korean language. It celebrates the creation of the Gojoseon (ancient Korea) which is founded by Dangun Wanggeom in the year 2333 BC. Gaecheon (or "Opening of Heaven") refers to 3 October B.C. 2457, the date when Hwanung (환웅) descended from heaven to live with mankind.

It is really surprising to have a day like this. Yesterday, when I told my students that we'll meet on Friday because today is a holiday, they were very happy. So, I asked them what day it is and why is it a holiday. Everyone was staring to each other because they know it's a holiday but they can't explain what kind of day it is. Then one of them answered, he said it's the foundation of Korea. Some students were shaking their heads. They seemed confused and couldn't believe him. Then I told them that he was right. I said it's the National Foundation of Korea.

Now I realized that it's true that children now will soon forget about their history. What I know is, Koreans value their history. Old generations like my father in law knows a lot about their past. So when I meet him, he always tells me about the people long time ago and he sometimes feels annoyed when he asked about my country's history and can't answer him. Who cares about the people and life long time ago? Well, I don't! I wasn't even interested in those famous history dramas like Daejanggeum, Jumong, etc. When I see someone wearing hanbok or warrior's clothes on TV, I change the channel immediately. They don't interest me. I think it's normal in my country to have people like me who are not interested in our past. But here in Korea, I guess oldies are worried about it that's why it became a topic on the TV program before.

Well, what is important now is, it's a holiday so it's time to take a rest again. How I love holidays. If you go outside, korean flags are hanging on every trees. I think it's just a normal holiday and no special celebration held.

Happy National Foundation of Korea!