But alas, as with seasons and time, things in this world are yet again changing. A dear friend of mine from Daejeon has returned to work in Seoul and ironically got a job at my other friends' school. This has been a great peace of mind knowing there is someone for me to truly trust and rely upon. I have been reconnecting with some fun ladies that I met a few months back. No shortage of laughter with them, so I greatly look forward to improving our friendships. I will be in the notorious Gangnam this weekend to celebrate one of their birthdays. I have also been repairing some friendship that have been damaged by the earlier mentioned person that has left Korea. It is difficult at times, but they seem genuinely happy to see me again and I have chosen a path of forward momentum and forgiving the past. In addition to these people, there is a new batch of workers that have come in that the same time as Matt (my friend from Daejeon). They seem like some fun guys and I think they will be a nice addition to everything. It will be interesting to see how all the group dynamics evolve.
Like I said, spring. My favorite time of year. Time to come out of our winter dens and reconnect with out surroundings. And I must say, Seoul has some amazing and interesting surrounding. I look forward to the exploration of the many areas and structures. Recently, we have invoked our dak galbi Wednesdays. This helps us to break up the work week with a bit of socialization. Yet you may ask, what in the world is dak galbi?! It is a family style meal consisting of chicken, rice noodles and various spices and veggies mixed into a big mixing pot in the middle of the table. Each place is a bit different, so this is a general description.
Top picture: Kate, myself and Seth. Bottom picture: Kristen and Justin
Also recently, I met up my friend Robyn and we spent the day exploring Coex, which is a giant mall, and by explore I mean got lost, as well as went to the Bongeunsa Temple. This place is a little smaller than some, but it is free and in one of the main parts of Seoul.
This is about the extent of my adventures thus far. I am hopeful that the rest of this year will be filled with as many wonderful adventures in and out of Seoul and I will do my best to continue the updates! Hope all is well! Miss and love you all!