korea – day6 – Church, Fried Chicken, and COEX

April 12, 2008 – 4:19 pm

i’m even farther behind since the last day and half or so we’ve been on a plane. we’re back in nyc now, so i’ll be finishing up the blogging from here.

since sat nite, triplet #1 and #2 spent the nite at my aunts, we went to church with my cousin and his wife so we could hang out with them some and also get to meet #3.

i made some french toast for everyone for breakfast

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besides being “heavy drinkers” these kids also know how to play cards, go-stop. more signs they are definitely family. luckily, they haven’t learned to gamble at 6 years old, that won’t come till they’re about 8:

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then finally we got ready to leave. i got ready too

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the church service we went to had translations in english, but the translations were a little light so, no comment on the sermon.

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then off to lunch. joseph had three things on his agenda basically; 1. dmz, 2. hanging out with family, 3. eating korean fried chicken. so we went to an area near church called “gangnam” and looked for fried chicken similar to bonchon chicken. and instead of bonchon, we hit kyochon chicken (which also has LA, and NY Queens locations). kyochon was once a trendy place to eat and a huge hit, but more recently a different chain called two-two chicken is the current fad but more on that in a future post

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joseph loved kyochon. for the rest of the trip, whenever we had the chance to pick something to eat, fried chicken was his first choice. we never got back to kyochon, but we did eat chicken at least twice more on the trip.

after lunch we went to this cafe that had like this weird chinese theme.

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i also love street food. i didn’t get to eat much of it because it always seemed like we were always full, but i did get some corn. the rest of the pictures are of other vendors that were around

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finally we met #3. #1 and #2 definitely look alike and people would easily say they are twins, but #3 looks different and not everyone would think she completes the triplets.

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at the COEX mall, the three girls were hanging all over joseph. they LOVED him. they fought over who got to hold his two hands the entire time. eventually one would give up and hold their dad’s or mom’s hand instead.

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they loved him so much they would hit his face =P

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the day was finally over, but we invited the girls and their mom to come to lotte world with us on monday. which also meant they got to get out of school. hehe… i think in my family, joseph and i will be known as the couple who likes to take cousins out of school.

joseph’s first experience in the korean subway included the notice of some emergency supplies. but notice the number of emergency masks compared to how many there would likely be in the station during rush hours >_<

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one of the things i knew about before we went to korea, but wasn’t able to experience 8 years ago, was the free wifi and tv access in all the subway stations and cars.

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i read on some blog, that korean subway cars were eeriely quiet. likely because nearly everyone was either watching tv, on their laptops, or listening to their mp3/mp4 players.

we ended the nite with some beef galbi. my younger cousin bought dinner, since we likely wouldn’t be able to spend too much time with him. he’s been busy running my uncle’s furniture company, so he would leave fairly early and come home sort of late as well. as americans, we eat ALOT of meat, particularly beef. in korea beef is a complete luxury and can be very expensive. so this was a treat

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