Riding an Elevator in Korea
Elevators in Korea are torture chambers. They are slow, they don't stop at the floor you want, the doors don't open or close on their own, and most importantly there is some unsaid hierarchy to riding them and operating them that we will never understand. If you know and recognize the evil schemes of Tyrone Rugen, Prince Humperdink's count from...
What to expect living at the Incheon Global Campus in South Korea
We did absolutely zero research before coming to live at the Incheon Global Campus, which really isn’t much different than everything we do. We used our wits and prior experience to help us plan for what we expected to happen and decided to wing the rest. This is what we wish we'd known before coming. What to Expect Living at...
Mormon in Korea, LDS Church in Korea, Songdo Branch, English Speaking Church in Korea, Religion in Korea, Churches in South Korea
Everything you need to know about attending the Songdo Branch as a Mormon in Korea. Learn where the church is located, how to get there, what to expect from Sunday services, and how you can take free Korean language classes from the missionaries.
Spasis: A Korean Jjimjilbang with Kids
Koreans love indoor public bath houses. Totally nude public bath houses. I walked into the women’s dressing room with my three little daughters and wanted to walk immediately out. This is what to expect inside a Korean Jjimjilbang with kids! Spasis: Korean Jjimjilbang Bathhouse I felt completely out of place, uncomfortable, and culture shock pressing down on my typically outgoing and willing...
Sinpo International Market
Traditions at Sinpo International Market date all the way back to 1885! As a result of political division, wars and unrest immigrants from Japan, China, Russia and even America settled in Korea. Locals took advantage of the growing population, and began selling vegetables in an open market. Over the next 100 years, this small and simple market grew to become...
Central Park Songdo with Kids in Incheon, Korea
During our adventure to Costco in South Korea on Day 2 we exited the subway station at Central Park Songdo and immediately our eyes were fixed on a massive art sculpture set inside a shallow man-made water basin. You can’t miss it. It’s comprised of three appendages sitting in the middle of the water and resembling something of three...
Mommy and Me Baby Jjimjilbang
After today, my mouth hurts from smiling too much. I’ve been grinning ear to ear ever since Molasses and I spent our Mommy and Me activity for the afternoon at the Baby Jjimjilbang. Between finding Bingsu, Korean Shaved Ice, yesterday, and the Baby Jjimjilbang today, I could live here quite happily for some time. The only thing missing in...
Twins Baptism Day
Today was a perfect day. Today the twins chose to be baptized in South Korea as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and receive the blessing of the Holy Ghost. As a family we participated in this sacred ordinance and witnessed the transformation of their spiritual rebirth. It was both less emotional than I...
Shopping at Bupyeong Underground Market with Kids in South Korea
The twins baptism is fast approaching, and since they are getting baptized in Korea we thought it would be special to incorporate as much of the Korean culture as possible. We’d been browsing the stores as we went about our adventures, but we needed to dedicate some time to really finding some dress clothes for both kids. The plan...
Eating Bugs in South Korea
Gabriel has been promising to eat the Korean delicacy silk pupae snack, also known as beondegi, since we first arrived in South Korea. Today, was that day! In fact, not only did Gabriel eat bugs in South Korea, but each one of our kids were up for the challenge as well. We are going to share with you why you would...