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  • Stephanie 8:10 pm on February 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Adventure #1 

    I’ve been a bit delinquent posting my adventures.  Let’s go back in time, shall we?.  It was the first week of January and I decided I needed to get myself back to the gym after all of my slacking around the holiday season.  Why not start off my year of adventures with a new class?

    I was originally going for Spin class, but apparently there is a sign-up process that I wasn’t aware of, so I wasn’t able to get into the class.  Who knew there was so much bureaucracy at the gym?!

    Luckily for me there was another class going on at the same time – Group Kick.  I thought it was fate, and figured I would give it a shot.  It was an hour of high energy cardio kicking, punching, jumping, and yelling (yup – yelling!).  It was the best way to let out all of my post-holiday frustrations (A POST-IT?!  I’ll give YOU a Post-It!).

    By the way, in case you’re wondering that girl in the picture isn’t me; it’s Buffy the Gym Girl (seriously!).  She’s my inspiration!

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  • Kimberly Hula 1:58 pm on February 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    I hear J. Alfred had a zest for life 

    “Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

    -T.S. Eliot

     
    • cupcakeemergency 11:38 am on February 24, 2010 Permalink

      Do I dare eat eat peach?

  • AG 6:20 am on February 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Adventure #5: Deoksu Palace and 8 Course Japanese Dinner 

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    I planned to go to the Seoul Museum of Art on Sunday to scope out the Andy Warhol exhibit with a friend. However, by the time we got there, the museum was closed. Luckily, we were near a palace and with the entrance fee being only 1,000 won (less than 1 USD), we decided to check it out. The palace is called Deoksu, and it was built in the mid fifteenth century. Out of the all the palaces in Seoul, it is the smallest. This was perfect, since it was close to getting dark out. So we were able to walk around the grounds before it was dark. If I could figure out how to post pictures on here, I would do so. But I’m technologically challenged…You can read more about this palace here http://www.lifeinkorea.com/Travel2/65.

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    After the palace we stumbled a upon a pricey Japanese restaurant, but since we were in the mood for fish we decided to treat ourselves. The dining area was fun in and of itself. It was a private room with a sliding door and chairs on the floor allowing for your feet to stretch down about 2 feet below the tabletop. The meal started with tea and soup. Following came about 7 courses of fish. The first 2 were raw. I have taken a liking to raw fish more than ever since residing in Korea. I honestly don’t know what kind of fish it was, but I tried all of it. This was an adventure on its own. It was all very tasty and fresh. Again, if I knew how to post photos, I would, but…The bill came to 50,000 won each, which is probably the most I’ve spent on a meal since I’ve been here. Wait, it’s probably the most I’ve ever spent on dinner for myself!

     
    • yearof52adventures 8:01 am on February 8, 2010 Permalink

      sounds delightful. If you want to email me your photos I can upload them to your post and/or send you instructions in how to do so. I need to see this palace. and this meal! (Kimberlyhula@gmail.com)

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