Today Muffy had to report back to school - but was hoping to get some time off during my time here...and she did! They sent her home early and told her she didn't have to be back until the 17th which is the day I leave. So operation sister time is full steam ahead.
When she got home we had lunch and talked (and talked). Then we decided to go to E-Mart which is a mega store with three stories that has everything from clothes, to electronics, to groceries. One of my favorite things to do when visiting another country is to go the grocery store - so this was very exciting for me.
To get from one floor to the next they had escalator-like conveyor belts for your shopping cart. Neat. We picked up some groceries for the week and wandered around.
After grocery shopping we headed downtown. It was a nice walk and we browsed some stores and talked about the places we'd like to hit during my trip. The weather has been really nice during the day - crisp but sunny - which is perfect for walking.
By the time we arrived back home N8 was back from school so we headed out for dinner. We ate dwedgie kalbi which are pork ribs. I was a little intimidated when they first brought out the heaping bowl of raw meat - but it smelled so good as they cooked it (right on our table). They cut the meat into little pieces (with scissors) and then we take a piece of lettuce, add sauce and garnishes and place a piece of the meat into the center of the lettuce leaf and roll it into a little ball and eat it in one bite. It is ma shee sim nee da (delicious). It's great because for every little bite of meat you eat you are also eating a whole leaf of lettuce and vegetable garnish. It was also served with this amazing egg soufle - yum. The woman who owns the restaurant knows Muffy and N8 and kept bringing us more food and doted on us the whole time we were there.
I've been doing surprisingly well with the jet lag. In fact, it's been really nice to feel exhausted at the end of the day and be an early riser for once in my life. Right now it's nearing on 11 pm and I'm fighting to stay awake. I'm off to bed.