Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

So apparently they had the Olympics in Korea at one point. I kept seeing signs for this Olympic Park when I hopped on the bus. So on Saturday, I decided to go exploring.

I took the bus to the mall and walked about a mile down the road. There was a giant park in the middle of Seoul. I can't say I remember much from when I was 8....but I'm fairly certain I don't remember watching the Olympics. (ok for the record I don't remember much of anything...ever...)

So I walked around the park for a few can see from the sky that it was a beautifully, smoggy day. After enjoying the weather, I stopped by the bookstore in the mall, picked up a few books and headed home. This was most of what I had planned for the weekend.

And then I got a phone call.

My British friend (that teaches in central South Korea) was visiting Seoul (which is in northern South Korea) and want to know if I wanted to hang I didn't have any back on the bus I go...down into the depths of the emerge at Seoul City Hall. cell phones make meeting friends just a wee bit easier...especially in a city of 10 million people. So my friend is meeting her Amercian friend from Australia in Seoul ( that...2 British English American working in Australia)

They are going to a musical (called "Miso")...well sure...why I grab a ticket and we catch dinner.

Now, I'm not a big fan of musicals to begin sitting thru something that in a different language is not on top of my list. I ended up watching the band play more that anything else. I was almost thru the entire thing...when 2 of the drummers got up and started walking in the audience.

So one of the drummers picked a random Korean girl and brought her up on stage. How do I know she was random...and not some plant that just pretended to be surprised? ...Because they picked me too!!!! For the record I did not volunteer and I am definitely not a plant!!!

They drag me on stage and have me take part in a twirling plate-thingies on a stick thing they were doing. It looked a lot harder when they were doing it. After that part of the show, they finally let me back to my seat....but not before giving me a bamboo pipe.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool, my friend. It sounds like you're having a good time over there.