01 January 2008

The Subway Nightmare Before Christmas

I refuse to spend New Year's Eve in Seoul. I spent Christmas in Seoul, and it was way too crowded. Check out the video at the end of the post to see what I mean. Also, I'm tired. I spent most of my day (and evening) teaching. I know, poor me.

I can't believe it's already the new year. I didn't even get a chance to tell you about our Christmas festivities!

Since Tim and Daniel Henney were busy, Cyndi and I spent Christmas day with the lovely Ms. Bo. We buffeted it up Itaewon at a place called Toque Diner. Toque featured a nice Christmas "brunch," which included mashed potatoes and turkey. It wasn't as awesome as deep fried turkey, but the spread satisfied my turkey craving.

I'm starting to feel like all holidays in Korea are whittled down to be some variation of Valentine's Day. Back home, Christmas was about spending the holidays with all your loved ones. From what I've observed, Christmas in Seoul is not so much about family, as it is about romancing your significant other.

Thanks a lot, Motherland, for making single twenty-somethings feel like losers on Christmas Day :)

After our filling turkey brunch, we headed over to City Hall, which is apparently the place to be on Christmas. Unfortunately, thousands upon thousands of folks had the same idea.

I'm not claustrophobic, but I was a bit frightened when we started to make our way through the subway station. You'll just have to watch the following video to witness the chaos for yourself. As a born-and-raised American, the word "lawsuit" kept running through my head as I tried to prevent myself from being trampled by old ladies and giddy sixteen-year-olds.


someone said...

Happy New Year!!! Well not here yet, but over there.

헤니 엄마 said...

^Happy New Year!! R.H. oppa? u didn't think we'd figure it out? hehe

여러분, 새해복 많이 받으시고 건강하세요~


someone said...

여러분, 새해복 많이 받으시고 건강하세요
-little santa claus
ho ho ho !!! :)

Marie said...

Happy New Year Anna! Your blog is fun and you girls are zany...like Lucy and Ethyl.

Kato said...

I was going to say Laverne and Shirley...

Love the blog! Found it while I was browsing Korea blogs. Greetings and Happy New Year from Germany!

anna said...

Sclemeel, schlemazel...Thanks for stopping by. Gutes Neues Jahr!