The air is still pretty bad, but we just had to get out. The kids were going crazy and I was about to lose it too. So I asked my mother in law if she would come with us on an outing near Kaden’s work. I said, lets just go for a stroll, then have lunch somewhere nice and come straight home.
It started out pretty nice. The warm weather was nice. The SUN was nice. The kids were happy to be out too.
It’s been a while since we’ve been to the park. The air in Seoul has been really bad lately and so we haven’t been out. I’ve been told to stay home and not move a lot from the clinic so the whole family has been just indoors lately. But Josh wanted to go out and so did Andrea. So it was a Sunday outing for the family.
I sat on the bench with my camera and the stroller with a latte from EDIYA COFFEE.
Josh and Kaden threw a boomerang.
Andrea just ran around.
She really wanted to play too but didn’t quite know how.
There has been lots of hugs and kisses around this house lately.
It’s been 4 days since this little one started pre-school. She’s doing so well it’s hard to believe. During the first week, she was able to only go for 3days. She was sick so she missed a few days. Then she had an ear infection. It was a rough week for all of us. Then this week came along and when my mother in law went to drop her off, it was like she had been attending pre-school for a while. She went into her classroom and just jumped right in.
Kaden and I went to Busan for a short 3 days. We were originally going to go to Japan but decided on a train ride to Busan cause of.. well… the size of my belly. I’ve been getting Braxton Hicks contractions often lately and Kaden was worried about getting on a plane so we changed plans and headed to Busan.
We had to stop at Ji Jae station for Kaden’s friends wedding so we headed to Wang Shim Ni station and made our way there.
Ji Jae station is like number 1 and the SRT train leaves from this station to Busan.
The station itself doesn’t have much. A 7-eleven and some storage lockers is all it has.
When the time came we headed to the boarding area. The announcement for boarding starts 15 minutes before the train time and it must be met because the train departing time is the actual time that the train starts to leave. So it’s better to be there at the boarding dock 20 minutes before the actual time.
흔하디 흔한 우리의 아침. 정말 아침에 시어머니가 매일 같이 청소기를 돌리시고 청소를 하시면 우리는 방에서 다들 주전부리와 보고싶은 영상으로 30분을 보낸다. Every single day. Same routine. In the same order. All the time. The kids have now adjusted to this routine and are now so used to it. More than I am.
Kaden and I don’t really do anything special on Valentine’s day.
Oh BTW, did you know that in Korea, WOMEN are supposed to give chocolates to men on Valentine’s day!?!?!!
YEAP! So on Feb 14th, Valentine’s Day, women are to give men chocolates and on March 14th, White Day, men are to give women chocolates and candy.
Korean companies…!!!! Coming up with different ways to sell more candy and sweets!!! AH!!! So Brilliant!!!
Anyways, we usually don’t do anything but today, the kids and I made a card to give to Kaden. Since Kaden is also on a diet (he wants to loose like 5 kgs) I sent him a Starbucks e-card instead of chocolates.
So in Korea, there are probably thousands of Korean BBQ places. Out of all of the places that exist, I like to go to places that are well known to the locals and not the big, huge franchised locations.
The one we went to the other day was near our in-law’s place. Family run and decently priced, MA PO SOOT BUL GAL BI is a place well known to the locals in Keum Ho Dong.
서울특별시 성동구 무수막길 89
서울특별시 성동구 금호동2가 464
Priced at 13,000 won per serving it’s not the typical super sweet gal bi. It’s marinated with natural ingredients and is served to have that balance of flavors.
We ordered 4 servings then added 2 more servings later on.
Some gal bi places marinate their meat with lots of sweetness. This makes the “eaters” get really tired of the flavor of the meat. Therefore, you can’t eat a whole lot of meat. It makes you drink more water or alcohol than eating the actual meal. You get sick of the gal bi pretty fast. However, here, at Ma Po Gal Bi, everything is nicely balanced and is just enough for even the kids to enjoy.
Each table has its own charcoal burner.
There are about 16 tables for seating and the seating is the kind where you sit on the floor.
Today I had BRUNCH with my mom at Passion 5’s L’atelier.
Passion 5 is located at Han Kang Jin Station (line #6 right before Itaewon Station) exit #2.
A bit on the pricey side for their menus but made with fresh ingredients and great tasting flavors, you can’t NOT want to eat here.