Saturday, September 25, 2010

Beachin', etc.

So Chuseok is over. Wah-wah. No more breaks for me until FEBRUARY. Ahhhh I don't want to think about it yet. Twas good while it lasted, that's for sure. Tuesday we went to Beomesa temple (see post #2 if you want), Wednesday was an attempted trip to Seomyeon. This was pretty much a bust as most businesses were closed for the holiday and it was raining like a mug outside. Just ask this guy.

But THURSDAY, this post is sponsored by the loveliness of Thursday. Visit to Gwangalli Beach. !!! !!!

Gwangalli is one of several (I think 9) beaches in Pusan. As soon as we turned the corner from the subway stop, I started skipping. I loves zee beach. It is so choice. (Sorry, I just watched Ferris Bueller the other night). But seriously, there is just something magical about water and sand and sun and access to all three simultaneously. This was evidenced in the overall feel of everyone hanging out there. So many lil kids, so many parents, everyone smiling, laughing, playing. It brings out the child in all of us, I suppose. The water was so beautiful and still a great temperature. Michael went in for a full dip but I wussed out and just ran around getting in to my knees. Shut it, it was still awesome.

What's interesting is that directly behind us is a looooong strip of coffee shop, bar, coffee shop, restaurant, coffee shop, lobster cage, coffee shop. You would never know it facing the water but as soon as you turn around, BAM.
I'm not sure but it seems deep. 

As it should be. No third wheels allowed. 

Michael loves this place. 


You are seeing double. I don't get it either. 

But actually do. You're supposed to. 

After noting via picture the spectacles of the street behind the beach, we continued our peaceful walk on the sand and encountered some interesting beach art. 

Michael pretending he likes books. 

Architecture forehead!

After I had sufficiently whined about being cold for long enough, Michael acquiesced and we headed to the local foreigner bar, HQ, ate a bad burrito (shame on us for attempting), and dominated Round 1 at trivia night. Unfortunately, our vehicle knowledge is limited so we ended up tied for 4th place by the end. Who the hell puts so many dang car questions in a trivia set?! Giant yawn. My useless knowledge of B-list celebrities would have owned! If only....

Today, we found a bookstore in Seomyeon with a pretty awesome foreign book selection a.k.a. English books! I picked up the third book in the Stieg Larsson series, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest, for around 8 bucks! I. am. so. friggin. excited. And excited in general that I don't have to kick my terrible reading habit. Bought a watch and a cutesy sweater for less than ten dollars. Awesome. I'm also going to be experiencing a legitimate fall for the first time in over 4 years since I moved to Austin. It's exciting and nostalgic at the same time. Jacket weather and me go hand in hand. 

Things are good. 


"Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around every once in awhile, you could miss it." Ferris Bueller 


  1. Megan! I really like these pictures and the wonderful mysterious English on the cafe sign. Sometimes I think I understand that English better than the standard stuff--at least, it's more open to interpretation.

    Also, please let's go to the "lamer club" if I ever come visit you guys out there.

    Looks like you're having a great time!

  2. Heyyyy there, sorry but who are you, bloginstereo??? Graham? Anne? It doesn't show me a thing!