Saturday, May 26, 2007

Sweet Hog

Stupid Tourist Saturday!

After lounging around most of the morning, we all met to go to Ilsan for a mid-afternoon snack. Two of our students mom just opened up a new restaurant there and invited us to come check it our. Ilsan is a booming newly developed part of Seoul that is ripe for investors and business owners. Many of the buildings we walked by were still under construction but you could easily see that the whole area will big money in the next month or two.
The restaurant is called CanMore (somehow a derivation of 'You Can Do It', the Konglish was hard to figure out). They serve sandwiches, coffee, fruit smoothies and a variety of other snack type items. Alvin is in the kindergarten program and Betty is in our middle school program. It is their mom who runs the restaurant. After gorging ourselves we take out our wallets only to be told it was all on the house. We took Alvin and Betty to the park and found some battery powered miniature Harley Davidsons and other motorcycles to ride. It was only 5,000W for 30 minutes so we had to try it. We kept getting whistled at by the park traffic coordinators because we weren't driving in the right area but it was fun.After we saw the kids back to the restaurant, their dad gave us a ride back to Gimpo.
Later in the evening, we went to Itaewon for CW's birthday dinner at a Bulgarian restaurant and I and a melt-in-your-mouth pork dish. We ended the night meeting friends and dancing in Gangnam.

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