Thanksgiving was last week, and this year we wanted to make it more special than last year’s (held in a bar, food straight out of a box, the only good part was that it was with friends!) When had heard about the American military base preparing a proper 10-12 person Thanksgiving meal for 100,000 won (about $100), we thought it was a great deal. (We were hoping for huge portions!) And they did not disappoint; there were about 20 people at this meal, some friends and others friends of friends. We ordered 2 meals and had more than enough food. It was a fantastic time; before eating, we went around the table and said what we are thankful for – about halfway through, we laughed at how we forgot to introduce ourselves and state our names. Ate three different kinds of pie, and truly enjoyed the magic of the day.
And now it’s the Christmas season! I went to Daiso, the dollar store in Korea, and bought fun decorations to get into the holiday spirit. Last year, I blinked and Christmas passed. This year, I want to enjoy the season as much as possible. And of course, make it fun for my students. 🙂