Wednesday, October 28, 2009

We Go Dancing At The Legion Every Friday Night

Ladies and Gents may I proudly present men with purses!

Seriously I could have posted a million pics of the men with purses they're all over, but instead here's one of the public toilets with no doors I wonder where they keep the soap?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

100 Cars On Pullin Out Slow

As mentioned before, I see signs around Korea where the English is just terrible
This one is at an English School, Would you send your kid here?

Cases and cases of ramien or "Mr Noodles" at the airshow!! Wow, they love the stuff

One of the sights that made me happy at the market on the way to the airshow! That's alot of freakin peppers!
Alot of things around the city have been cancelled due to swine flu, I guess with the colder weather its spreading like wildfire and there shutting things down all over :(
Don't cough on the subway you get lots of weird looks !

Monday, October 26, 2009

Bigger Boats Done By Less Water

Attended an airshow this weekend, pretty cool I must say
was an all day event with two shows that had pilots from the US
and Pilots from Korea's acrobatic air team also many exhibits including this one
showing off all the bombs that can be attaches to various fighter jets
the crowd was overwhelming at times good thing I'm tall......
Despite the crowd I would go to another airshow in a heartbeat !!

I'm not sure if you remember but in a previous fish market post I told you Koreans eat anything, well I found out now they also eat it anywhere.

The USA's Thunderbirds

My Friend Jenny and a massive plane

Stealth planes were there too

The noise from these jets is crazy!
Sonic boom and a half!
If you were not expecting a jet to come from a different direction than the one you were lookin It scares the shit out of you!

I been having a little dilemma the airshow was great but to get to it from the subway you have to walk through the Moran Market, sounds harmless right well that's the market where they sell everything including livestock and dogs to eat. I took some pictures in between gaging from the smell of the dog market. I got yelled at from a vendor for taking the pictures of his shitty business operation, he kept yelling, I kept taking pictures. I mean seriously what do you expect your running a dog market and expect no one to care....The Koreans say they only eat one breed of dog and they are bred for eating kinda like cows or pigs. I saw several different breeds in the cages so I call bullshit to that! I also call bullshit to the way their treated and "processed" It's pretty inhumane and all around disgusting! I can't do much about it as this is not my country except tell people about this inconvenient truth and raise some awareness?? Korea is not the only Asian country that has these markets......So the dilemma is to post or not to post the pictures I a comment and lemme know what ya think!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It's Five O'Clock Somewhere

So this is how far I am from Toronto I'm not sure if I add or subtract 16 hrs to get home! LOL

Yet another backwards Korean trend

Random van... actually I'm not sure what this picture is but I'm gonna go with random van.

I walked by and wondered what the staff was like......

A busy street in Gangam pronounced "Kongnam" a ritzy subway stop, a busy place and home of good taco's!
Today, I was out for a walk and saw a guy dressed in a Superman costume riding a scooter cape and all! His helmet had big horns sticking out of it like he was a cross between Superman and a viking....I wish I had my camera, it would have made a great picture as he was riding on the sidewalk! Turns out it's a new delivery service here in Bundang called Superman Delivery!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Runnin Red Lights In Our HumVees

Went to Daegu, Korea's 3rd largest city and home of many temples and Buddhas.
I got myself a case of pharyngitis, or extreme soar throat, so we only got to see one area and I(we) had to go. There is a few more way up the mountain, which were way cooler but I had no energy to do that hike :(

Monks had air conditioning
who knew?


people praying to the BIG Buddha

rock miniature

Lion 1 of 4

Inside a temple

The BIG Buddha

Some cool looking dudes inside one of the buildings.

Snakes on the stairs

All the Buddha/temple stuff is really amazing to see, and very interesting to learn about. Lots of attention to details and very Asian, but
truth be told this is more my style!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Birds Eye View Of A Birds Eye View

Took an ear popping elevator ride up 88 floors of the Jin Mao tower and this is what we saw!

Inside the tower looking down 88 floors to the lobby of the Grand Hyatt hotel Shanghai witch occupies floors 53-87 of the tower

The building in front here is where we were
Jin Mao tower

A look at an even taller building

Red roofs and smog

A look from the ground

Oriental Pearl tower, the line up to go up there was longer than you can imagine so we skipped it.

River out to the ocean....cant remember the name but it starts with an "H"

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

All Eyes On The Outside

Some random pictures in no particular order.....
Despite being a very smoggy city Shanghai was awesome and I would go back in a heartbeat. The people were nice, but it was hard to communicate as very little English is spoken there. I think we met three people that spoke a little English, but no big deal we did just fine....
Food was greasy but very tasty and the beer was not too bad!
Tsingtao is the china brew.

Saw the military parade on the tv live on Sunday morning...let me tell you the Chinese take their communist party seriously, in fact China had the week off to celebrate the 60yr anniversary of the party.
Regardless the place is amazing and I recommend a trip there anytime!

Ps Shopping is Cheap Cheap Cheap
and fun cause you can haggle! More on China later :)