I have other good news, but I won't share it with you all yet. I'm a tease. You'll know soon enough, lovely blog people. I suspect sometime in July.
Two weeks ago, Min Gi and I went to the Sand Art Festival in Busan at Haeundae beach. I went last year, too, but I think the art this year was more interesting and politically-themed. Last year it was mostly about how much they hate American beef. This year featured a tribute to former president and recently deceased Roh Moo-hyun, an anti-nuclear war protest, and this interesting anti-whaling design:
Since it was still May two weeks ago, technically it was not "beach season" in Korea, and so even with the festival and perfect beach weather, Haeundae was not nearly as crowded as it is in July or August. We set up the green tent, purchased from Sarah before she went down under, and I hogged the corner of shade it cast so my pasty white skin wouldn't end up bright red. I was, unfortunately, feeling sicky, so I didn't go in the water...
The day was lovely. We took the slow train directly from Haeundae home. It takes a lot longer than the KTX, but the seats are comfortable and the views are beautiful--all along the south and east coast then through the gorgeous Gyeongsang Province country scenery. If you have a little extra time in your trip between Daegu and Busan, I highly recommend taking the longer train!
In the meantime, check out the album:
|Busan Sand Art Festival|
Work has been really stressful and busy lately. From the gifted classes, to being so ill a week ago I had to take two days off, to organizing two major projects/presentations with my 360 students, it's been a lot. I will post about the drama festival William and I have been working on soon, as it's been really interesting and challenging to organize.
However, Friday afternoon we had a little break from the usual routine for a special visit from the Lao Ambassador to Korea for a Global Meeting. In the hot auditorium, it went on for about 30 minutes too long (the whole thing was 2 hours), but it was a great opportunity to learn a little more about the only landlocked Southeast Asian country.