Buddha’s Birthday Weekend

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Three day weekends, you have to love them! It just makes life so much better. Why can’t we all just change the standard in society to a 4-day work week. It would be great!


Three day weekends, you have to love them! It just makes life so much better. Why can’t we all just change the standard in society to a 4-day work week. It would be great!

This year for Buddha’s Birthday, Hyesung, Chad and I decided we wanted to go and do something. First the idea of Shanghai, then Geoje-do, then Gyeongju, and briefly Ulsan, we finally ended up on going to Geoje-do for the day on Friday. It was a wonderfully relaxing time. We spent the whole day lazing around on Guroja Beach. We wanted to make our way to Oido Island but unfortunately the tickets were all sold out. We got back to Busan around 7:30 and had dinner in Nampodong. I miss Nampodong, such a great place. I should visit more often. The whole weekend was basically spent in and around Chad’s apartment. The three of us had a great sleep over weekend.



Saturday and Sunday the heavens opened up and cancelled any plans people might have had for doing things outside. We tried to do the aquarium with Jason and his Belgian friend Christine , but no luck (huge lines) so we went and ‘rode’ a 3D movie (like something from Universal Studios). We then proceeded to Noraebang to kill a few hours which was lots of fun. We went back to Chad’s where he prepared for us a wonderful spaghetti dinner. Mmmm, yummy! After dinner we started playing a lot of Korean games, which well..were amazing but it turns out it was not my night. I did terribly about them.

Sunday was a bit hard on me, but I had a great sleep in, and in the afternoon we went down to Busan Aquarium to see all the wonderful sea creatures which was really really fun. It’s really relaxing just watching fish and sea creatures swimming by. They look so peaceful. I really loved watching the jelly fish, and turtles. Maybe I’ll move on from having fish back home and upgrade to turtles? They seem a bit more fun, I think my dad had turtles when he was a kid so I’m sure he could take care of them ;-).

It’s hard to believe that a year ago (in the lunar calendar) I spent this weekend with my parents doing a Temple Stay at Beomosa temple. Whew, time flies!


Nampodong at Night






Hyesung trapped in a bubble


Chad wishing he could be in their with them



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