HELLO EVERYBODY AND A VERY HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL THE MOMMY'S OUT THERE!!!!!!!!
So I really wanted to get this post out last week, obviously that did not happen. However, now I am back in my zone! My mothers day gift, for those who haven't seen, was patio furniture. No I don't have a patio but I have a closed in balcony and I love coming out here to do my work or just to relax. There is nothing like the window open on a spring/fall early morning or night and hearing the city traffic and the city life either wake up or slow down. I love it and though I miss the simpleness of living in a town where I can drive anywhere and everywhere I am totally going to miss this when I leave. I love it and it makes me calm myself on bad days and makes me a happy person! Plus now when I get back to the states I have a patio furniture that seats 2!
So last Friday we had our Culture night dinner! It was free and fun! It started out that they had my husband down as PFC Shorey (he is not a Private First Class) and they did not have me on the list. So that was a little annoying but they got us seated and we ended up sitting with some young enlisted members and so Collin was in his element. He felt like he was able to mentor a little bit with every question they asked him. There wasn't all the toasts associated with the military balls so that was nice! The entertainment was pretty good too. We had a performance by a University and they did some traditional Korean routines to traditional Korean music. During dinner they also had a couple Oprah like singers which were pretty amazing a man and a woman and they traded off every other song. The food was fantastic, and again free and really who doesn't like free! It was so good that I ate shrimp! I don't eat shrimp, anyone who knows me knows I don't eat anything that used to live in the water. I thought it was orange glaze chicken but it wasn't... I won't be eating shrimp anytime soon but truth be told it wasn't half bad. They had amazing prizes as well that consisted of, bikes, i pads, and CARS! Yes they even gave away 2 cars, and no we didn't win. All in all it was a fantastic night and did I mention it was free! Korea's know how to do it right! They are fantastic hosts!
Another thing that Koreans do well is celebrating holidays! When I came here September of 2013 they were celebrating Chusok, basically Thanksgiving. Well they got 3 full days off of work. I am talking restaurants shut down, stores closed down, heck I couldn't even activate my cell phone until Monday! We got here on a Tuesday night and I got my phone on Wednesday! Well this past week was Children's Day, Buddha's Birthday, and Parents day and so when most people went home last Friday from work they didn't return until Wednesday or Thursday. A friend wanted to take me and another friend to a Korean restaurant on Monday, Children's day but they were all shut down! We ended up with pizza. CHILDREN'S DAY! THEY GET THE DAY OFF FOR CHILDREN'S DAY!
However in light of Buddha's birthday we did go to the Lateran festival! As always it was absolutely amazing and I always find it interesting when I get a peak at another religion or get to learn a bit about it. I got to get a good peak inside the Buddhist temple and found it fascinating. So many questions pop in my head, I even saw many participants of the Buddhist faith bring a monk many gifts. To see these followers bow and become so humble standing in front of this man and give him bags of treasures made me wonder, what could possibly be in those bags?! I mean really what gift could you possible wrap up to give to someone so mighty that you must bow to him?
Well I appreciate you stopping by today! I must get my butt to bed now as I have church in the morning. For any of you who are my wonderful Scentsy customers I am sorry for not getting this months items out. I usually have it out already but this month has been busy!
I hope everyone has a great weekend and a very HAPPY MOTHERS DAY if you are indeed a mom!