Mardi Gras in Korea

I got to Korea on February 16, 2011. I went through a 9 day orientation and started my contract on February 26. Next weekend marks the end of my first year and the beginning of year two. I am really excited to see what this next year brings.

Right now I’m on vacation… again! Each teacher that renews their contract is given an extra 2 weeks of vacation time so I finally have some time to kick back and relax. I am currently at my boyfriend’s apartment in Ulsan, Korea. This weekend he and some of his co-workers threw a Mardi Gras party. Some of my friends came up from Busan. It was a lot of fun! There was lots of delicious food, including gumbo, jambalaya and king cake!

The apartment is a bit of a wreck, especially the kitchen! BUT one of the many great things about Dave’s apartment is that he has a dishwasher. Last night we went to the local E-Mart to buy some groceries and to pick up dishwasher detergent (because he never uses it). We had a difficult time trying to decide which one was the right kind for the dishwasher, but we finally selected one. While Dave was at work I decided to try to do some cleaning up and it kind of turned into a disaster. I have a feeling what we bought isn’t right because there was a puddle of suds and water gathering on the floor in front of the dishwasher. I had to take the dishes out and wash them by hand and then clean the suds out of the dishwasher and run it a few more times to clean it out. I think it’s okay now… I’m just glad I didn’t flood the apartment! That would have been embarrassing.

There’s a lot more cleaning to do so I’m going to wrap it up here, but I have something to share with all of you. I haven’t been videoing as much as I used to, but I still managed to put together a video for months 6-9. I am happy with how it turned out. I hope you enjoy it!

Months 6-9

Months 3-6

Months 1-3

3 thoughts on “Mardi Gras in Korea

  1. Meagan, even though I don’t comment much, I still love reading about all of your adventures in Korea! It’s so thrilling you signed on for another year. I wish you all the best!

  2. Mardi Gras in Korea?? Glad to see our southern traditions making an impression :). Thanks for sharing Meagan, hope that you are having a great adventure wherever you are.

    From Louisiana

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