Thursday, April 26, 2012

Spring in Korea!


Flowers started blooming everywhere and tiny green leaves started growing on trees. Magnolias, Cherry Blossoms, ohhhh.... all so, so, so, so, so incredibly beautiful. 

Coffee shops, boutiques, flower shops, gift shops all started putting pots of plants and flowers outside their door steps. 

As much as I love Winter, I must admit it is really nice walking around without a coat. I wanted to take advantage of the nice weather and started going out as much as I could. 

We headed out to the Cherry Blossom Festival at Yeouido. I came out a bit disappointed as there where soooo many people, you couldn't really take any good pictures.

There where a lot of street vendors, selling I guess local "snacks". Dried fish, squid, octopus, and what I just learned is Caterpillar cocoons... I wonder... How do you even come up with the idea of eating one of these, of turning it into a snack???... I know for people that grow up eating these, they must be delicious. I will not try it if I'm not forced to. To me, sorry to say, it smells and not like something yummy. : (

A picture is as close as I'll get to these! Not in a house, not with a mouse... I could not, would not try it anywhere!

I told you I'm no Andrew Zimmern... : )

As soon as I realized there was gonna be no good pictures I turned my focus onto people. It became a people watching day. I have NEVER, ever in my life seen so many people posing for pictures or taking pictures of themselves. Seriously, I took the funniest pictures of people doing the most hilarious poses. It would have been the funniest post so far. But... : ( the camera fell and I lost ALL of them. I guess it wasn't meant to be.... : ( 

To my surprise as I was walking to the supermarket the next day, (a new one I just found closer to my house) I accidentally walked into the most beautiful Cherry Blossom lined road! I was sooo happy. I felt so lucky, as if I got a second chance to take pictures! I didn't have the camera with me or Sean to help out, but I took some pretty ones with my phone! 

Ohhhhh... the Azaleas.... so pretty....

I just found out trough my Instagram, there is a mountain filled with Azaleas. I saw this picture and I had to ask where was this place. Unfortunately is in Daegumsan Mountain and it is in Geoje. This place is actually an Island that's all the way on the South part of Korea, by Busan. It would be a 2 hour Plane or 4 hour train ride. Yeahhhh.... Since they would only be as pretty for a just a couple of weeks, I don't believe we will make it there, at least this year. I hope she doesn't mind, but I want to share her Instagram picture with you  HERE! I have serious picture envy! : )

So basically I assume this is it for my dear Spring. Last weekend it was raining non stop. Then Monday felt like a Summer day, super hot. Today is raining again. In no time yellow dust arrives and we will not be able to walk outside for a while again... : ( NOT looking forward to this...

WTYS... : )

Friday, April 20, 2012

It's been a Year!

I can't believe it's been a year since we moved to Korea. WOW...a lot has happened...

So many new experiences, so much learned, so much growing up & so much giving up.  I don't know if it's the fact that I have been super busy with the kids or the fact that as you get older you realize how fast time really goes by, but I really don't feel like it's been a year, maybe because I've really enjoyed it.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Robot Birthday!

So last week was Marky's Birthday.... we love birthdays!!!
Markus turned 3 and it was his first one to be celebrated in Seoul. 

I baked the cake and decorated the night before.
 I wish I could upload here the video of his reaction when he woke up... (I put up a small part on my FB page). For some reason I can't upload videos here, I could, but once is up, you can't play them. hummm...  Have to figure this one out. : (

Since it was just us, I decided to make a special guest for him. Some cardboard boxes, paint, glue and parts of broken toys & Voila....

I introduce,

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Today is your Birthday!

To Markus;

Happy Birthday my sweet boy, today you turn 3!

Not one day goes by, that I don't thank God and life, for blessing me with such a healthy, happy, beautiful, SUPER funny & incredibly sweet boy. You make days brighter with your smile, sweeter with your love, funnier with you craziness...

Friday, April 6, 2012

Dari was here!

The title of this post reminds me of when I was in school and we used to write our name (if you did) on the restroom door, a bench or at the school desk... Tania was here!.... Sorry, just having a lame flashback moment...

Let's just say, somewhere in Seoul it says;
Dari was here... 4 / 1 / 12 
: )

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Vacation... Puerto Rico!

First, let me start by telling you something...
I came back from this vacation with 12 extra pounds!!!!
I mean, could you blame me?!?! 
I needed to eat as many tostones as I could, before heading back to Kimchi land. 
Back in Korea, they don't even know what Plantains are. Back when I was living in Puerto Rico, I didn't have them too often, (as they are fried) but when you can't get it, that's when you want it.