Or, "why I can't go clubbing".
In the time that has passed since my last update, things have been pretty wonderful. I went to a great parkour/ break dance/ hip hop dance/ comedy show called "Fireman" with my host family. The show was amazing, anyone who has talked to me recently has had to suffer through me raving about it. (I apologize if this is you, BUT IT WAS SOOO COOL). That same day, my host family also took me to the wax museum. The verdict on this event is that while cool, wax museums are incredibly creepy and I do not need to go though that again. Then, we had really wonderful sweet waffles.
I spent the Korean Thanksgiving holiday hanging out with my volunteer friends. On Sunday, we went back to the same palace that we had already been to because there was free admission as well as the opportunity to put on hanbok and take a picture for free. This entire day's experience was wonderful because we got to see some traditional dancing, but took a turn for the odd when some random Korean man wanted to take a picture with us (a group of foreign girls) for no apparent reason. Then, on Monday we went out to go experience the Korean nightlife. Even though I am most certainly not a night owl, I had a lot of fun. All of the other volunteers except for one enjoy partaking in alcoholic beverages, so I got to taste a Long Island Iced Tea that tasted like cleaning solution. We made a valiant attempt to get into a club because I wanted to dance and some of the other volunteers were willing to dance after drinking bit, but we did not make it inside because you must be 19 in Korea to do so. (By valiant attempt I mean that we got into an argument about whether or not we should try, saw the police asking a bouncer about ID- ing people, and turned around to walk a different direction.
I am incredibly thankful that I was able to Skype with one of my best friends and get a tour of her dorm room this morning, which also meant that I got to see some of my other friends from high school as well as catch up on the gossip. Then, I also got to Skype with my dad! Needless to say, even though we got back from clubbing at 1:00 am this morning and I was up at 6:00 am for the first Skype call, things are shaping up to be a pretty great day.
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