Tuesday, April 19, 2011
A protector of the gates.
I love it when one object is represented repetitively like these red lanterns.
Here we are posing in front of the gold dragons. I think it was the nicest day yet of 2011.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Jeongbalsan location (line 3) after going to the Seoul Motor Show. On the first floor there's an interactive exhibit as well as a gift store, that didn't happen to be open on Sunday. The picture above is of Kwang posing with the cast of Infinity Challenge (무한도전). It's one of the most popular variety shows featuring comedians doing ridiculous tasks.
I find this hilarious because we've encountered this same scene while walking around Seoul before. Dramas are filmed just about everywhere.
This was a fake motorcycle you could get on and see what it was like filming an action scene. Pretty awesome!
This part was really cool. Who hasn't wanted to experience what it's like to be the weatherman. Kwang took a natural liking to this job.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
There was so much to see at the Seoul Motor Show last weekend. These are just some of the highlights that I found intriguing.
Kwang I think you shrunk!
Kia had a gigantic model on hand just for pictures like this one.
Camper cars are incredibly expensive in Korea. Most people rent them if they want the benefits of one. People could not get enough of this model. I love that everything is really hands on. With most cars you were free to get in them, fidget with the controls, get in the back seat and even open the truck.
These kids even got some driving time in.
Alright, what's strange about this car?
How the hell do you get in it?
There are no handles.
Some mock off roading...I like it!
I thought this car was pretty cool. The inside is like the set of the Jetsons. Plus look how the door opens up. Is this is the wave of the future? We saw so many cars that had this feature at the show.
Everyone wanted a piece of the rampant poising action, including this little girl. I was a little skeptical at whether people were taking pictures of the cars or show girls...or maybe that was just Kwang.
This was the first time I had seen male models at an expo.
It was totally refreshing.
Car parts were also on display.
This station showed the latest in windshield wiper technology.
Hey! What's a bike doing at a Motor Show? Oh wait it's a motorized bicycle. This model would be perfect for the radiation rain we've been getting here in Seoul lately.
This bus was huge! We got a tour though....
The bus was the perfect place to take a nap...except for the disco lights over head, making this picture look only a little creepy.
Look at the width of this seating.
I'll be taking this bus on my next 5 hour trip to Jinhae.
Don't worry, they didn't leave out the city bus either. Here's my stop!
Finally, you can't have a Motor Show with a bride.
Now that I think about it there wasn't a groom, strange.
And no, this is not the dress I will be wearing next year.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
The bookstore is also an amazing resource for English teachers in Seoul. I never knew small stores specific to children's English books even existed in Seoul before working here. They have English games, books, coordinating workbooks, puzzles, and English cartoons. I've used some of the storybook/workbook combos for private lessons which has been way great way to supplement my lessons.
On the right there is an entry way to the elevators. The bookstore is on the 5th floor.