Monday, December 29, 2008

A Canadian Christmas!!!

We rushed up the stairs to check out our stockings and open our goodies that Santa left behind

Sung Hyun got a pack of beef jerky and left some dried octopus and fish in my parents stockings. He said it must have been the Korean Santa that left those behind ;)

Santa left us a pair of Christmas socks that we had to wear all day

My brother opened his envelope and I'm sure it was money, hence the big kiss

Sung Hyun loves his new Roots Canada sweater -- and so do I!!!
Hat and gloves and mittens, we all needed this

WHOOAAAA

Money.......yah!!!

Corner Gas poster signed by all the cast members

Treats for Maddy, my brothers cat

The fam

Our goodies this year

Then after after presents we had some french toast and bacon for breaky

I snapped this picture when Sung Hyun was having a nap. Looks like he's praying to get out of the cold

Every year it's tradition for my best friend Kenda to come over for Christmas dinner. I'm so happy to see her at this time every year

The table setting
The butchered turkey. I missed the opportunity to take a nice picture once it first came out of the oven

My uncle and auntie pulling the cracker

My dad sporting his pink hat and pink lego shirt Sung Hyun bought him for Christmas. My dad said something like this when he was unwrapped the present "ohhhh it's pink" to which Sung Hyun replied "what's the problem Tim"

Eating with our hats on

Yummy dinner

and dessert

The gang

Awwww must be love!!!

Christmas rocked!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Eve

Well things seemed to work themselves out and although a lot of domestic flights were cancelled mine was a go. I arrived home at 5:30 pm (only 2 hours past my eta) on Christmas Eve!!!! I was greeted by my family and a few friends. It's always nice to see familiar faces at the airport.

It was minus 22, but I didn't care because I made it home for Christmas Eve.

It's always nice to walk into my home and feel a sense of comfort, of belonging!!!!

Tonight was no exception.

Christmas tree and village are put up every year The glowing town
Sparkling tree with gifts a plentyThe warm inviting family room Sung Hyun unpacks. We realize that the missing bag had most of the presents in them Christmas eve supper -- perogies, ham, salad, potatoes, cabbage rolls..........yum!!!And a few to many sweets
Off to church
Then back home again to open up one present Sung Hyun got a Football hoodie
And me a cute jacket!!!

HOME SWEET HOME

Canada's cold

Sung Hyun thinks so!!!!!!!!!!!

Japan rocks

On the way back to Canada Sung Hyun and I had a 5 hour layover in Tokyo Japan. Many Westerners tend to think that Asian culture is homogenous, however after living in Korea for the past 3 years I can say that my mini trip to Japan (as I only saw the inside of the airport) was an eye opener for the both of us.

Japan seems like a really neat culture. One that I would like to explore in the future. One thing I do know about my mini-venture to Japan is that it's damn expensive!!!!!

This display is made of paper origami

And of course a little trip to McDonalds. No Big Mac though, so we had to settle for a quaterpounder meal for $10 US EACH

See, expensive!!!!

Sung Hyun was hungry. The beef on this burger tasted so different than Korean and Canadian McDonalds.


Now off to HOME!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Flight delay

My flight is delayed in Tokyo which might mean I miss my connecting flight is Vancouver. Then I'll have to figure a new way to get home (maybe via Calgary).

Stupid delay.....................

Hope I make it for Christmas eve!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Ready to go!!!!!

Regina arrival time 15:40 December 24th AIR CANADA JAZZ 8572

Monday, December 22, 2008

Why the hell not........

........have an eye exam, pick out a new set of frames and upgrade the lenses all within less than 24 hours and for only 55 bucks!!!! I loves loves loves KOREA!!!!!!!!