Windy with patchy snowfall.
There’s only so much being lazy I can be.. So now I’m back and I’d like to thank all of my guest bloggers past, present, and future for their contributions! Well yesterday (as you all should know) was Australia Day! It just so happened to be the Lunar New Year too.. oh and India’s Republic Day! Lunar New Year means that Koreans make Mandu (dumplings) here and celebrate with a lot of drinking and partying. I was told by Linda that the Japanese took over Korea for about forty years and so they decided to keep the two New Year celebrations.
We woke in the morning feeling quiet happy about it being Australia Day, well I did.. I even went as far as doing an Aussie Day clean while the sisters were still asleep. See what I do for Australia! If you think that’s a lot.. wait there’s more! The girls woke at around 12 or 1pm and we decided that everything we did had to be Australian! So off we went doing our Aussie things. First we ate Vegemite on toast, and had some baked beans too. Then it was decided that we should build a snow kangaroo since it had been snowing over the last couple of days.
Now you have to understand, building a snow anything isn’t a simple task here. It’s cold. Very, very, cold! So we decided that if we were going to be out there in that weather for a long period of time that we’d need refreshments. I had just the thing..
They say an Eski cooled beer is the best, and after having tried most known methods I still hold to that..
Our plan of making a snowkanga sort of fizzled out once we started to think about it a little more. The effort involved, having it stand up, and looking like a Kanga was more than any of us were prepared to do. Sit us on a nice warm beach for 4hours though and we’d make one out of sand! So the next best thing was the Aussie Emblem! After about an hour of getting down and dirty, with a cold wind at our backs (and also getting some strange looks from the locals) we had completed our goal.
I present to you.. The Aussie Emblem!
We sang while we laboured too, we sang every Aussie song we knew! We toasted to Australia and then rushed back into the warmth of the apartment! Here we warmed up with some vegemite and polished off the beer..
The rest of the night was dedicated to watching “Aussie” movies (Two Hands), playing purely Australian songs and eating the closest thing we had to Australian food: Fried Chips!
..and so ended our Australia Day 2009.
Oh here are some pictures from the day before (25th Jan) when we decided to go to Taebaek City..
For the record.. No I wasn't posing.. I was watching Russel Peters!