Sorry for the delay, it's been a busy week. And now to pick up where I left off...
I slept in for the first time since getting here on Sunday, went grocery shopping, put on new Jams, and did some studying. Nothing too crazy. But I was pleasantly surprised to find that my breakfasts and lunches for an entire week cost me less than $30, including my coffee and things like jam and butter that will last me longer than a week!
Then on Monday, I went to class (boo) and visited the Bukchon Hanok Village afterwards. It was absolutely beautiful seeing the many traditional houses mixed in with modern houses. And the handmade goods shops held many beautiful things, that I mostly couldn't afford.
Since I didn't buy much on Saturday I headed back to Insadong to do some shopping and ended up buying myself a new dress!! (Exciting because I'm in Korea and I found something cheap that fits me).
I still made it back in time for dinner and thank goodness because we ventured out for sweet potato pizza this time! Definitely the most delicious pizza I have ever eaten. On top of the pizza is the typical mozzarella and tomato sauce, but also mushrooms and onions, bacon, and potato WEDGES. Then it was drizzled with sour cream. And the best part? The crust. Do you remember when cheese stuffed crust was all the craze in America? Well the Koreans had a better idea. Let's out some cheddar on the outside of the crust and sweet potato mousse on the inside. As my friend Janelle described it: magic donut. (No-one take her business idea, it's intellectual property now).
On Tuesday we covered Maslow's hierarchy of needs in two of my three classes, I studied with a new friend in my classes, I had octopus for dinner (don't worry em, it wasn't alive... Yet), and studied hard for my tests.
Which leads me to today, when I took my first test since the beginning of last December... It wasn't as bad as I expected, but I probably could have done better on it. We will have to see the scores in the next few days.
Tonight I met the other UC student studying here and his Korean friend (who studies in South Carolina) for dinner. Janelle and Kiara went with us and I had Korean barbeque for the first time. Yummmmmm.
After dinner, Janelle's friend came to Anam and one of his coworkers came out as well and the 5 of us went out for food and drinks. I had soju straight for the first time and .... it doesn't taste very good. It's very interesting comparing drinking games between America and Korea. We were made fun of, being told that our drinking games had too much to do and not enough drinking. Interesting culture here.