"Words have no wings, but they can travel a thousand miles" (Korean Proverb)

Welcome to Flying Words, Jon and Aileen's blog of our adventures in South Korea! We will be in South Korea for a year, starting in mid-July, teaching English in a private school. We just graduated from college this past May, and are looking forward to having some adventures before continuing our education. 
We started this blog to keep all our family and friends updated and to share our photos and stories. We hope this is entertaining for you! We will miss you all, and are very thankful to have the internet to keep us in touch. 


Friday, November 28, 2008

Free Ice Cream in the Albert Einstein Room

            This past Wednesday was one of our Korean co-teachers' last day. She's going to live with her father for a while, in Daejeon, but is going back to university in the States in the fall (she went to James Madison U for a year- last year). Laura is one of our best friends here, and we go out a lot. She's also been a great help with navigating Korea and everything we need to do. 

So, Wednesday night we went out to celebrate her last night...Jon, Cathy, Dana (two of our Korean teachers) and Miss Jeong (our receptionist) and I. We went to the University area, and started at a chicken place. We ate, drank some soju, and talked for a while. Miss Jeong, who acts like she doesn't speak English, actually could understand us when we were talking, but was still too shy to speak much English. But she's a lot of fun. 

After eating, we went to the noraebang (karaoke room). It was a luxury noraebang, set up like a nice hotel, everything clean and white and shiny. The best part was, in the lobby, there was a huge cooler of free tubs of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream. Yum. 

We took our ice cream upstairs, down a tiled hall, past doors to rooms labeled "Alfred Nobel," "Napoleon Bonaparte," "George Washington," until we reached "Albert Einstein. That was our room. This noraebang was definitely my favorite. There were great songs to choose from, including a few 2pac and Wyclef Jean songs that I definitely rocked... : ) ... 

3 comments:

Anna said...

cool! icecream! did u take a bunch of tubs back to your house? that sounds like something you would do...

Jon and Aileen said...

haha no. i would have. but they were the giant tubs that you scoop ice cream from into a smaller cup

Lyn said...

Mmmm... Ice cream and Karaoke. Sounds fun!