Thursday December 20th

20121221-071117.jpgI left on Wednesday the 19th and arrived Thursday December 20th.  It was 2 hours to Detroit with a 4 hour layover and a 13.5 hour flight to Seoul.  The plane landed at 4:30pm, took the rail to the baggage claim, went through customs, and walked out to the main area where my Omma, Aunt, and her husband were waiting for me right when I walked out.

My Aunt had this lovely bouquet of flowers for me and I got big hugs 🙂

We had lunch at one of the airport restaurants, I had Dwenjang Jiggae (a type of soybean based soup).  It was different than the one I have at the Seoul Garden near us, but it was still good.

I thought I was a fairly fast eater, but they finished way before me -haha, but to be fair they did just feed us a small meal towards the end of the flight and the soup was hot.

It was a 3 hour drive to the house and I think I fell asleep some of the way.  The other times I was eating yummy mini-oranges and drinking coffee in the car.

We went to the shop where my mom also sews, and had some persimmon or maybe it was date tea.  Sweet and yummy.

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Then we went to the house which was maybe 5-10 min away and I unpacked (and wrapped some of the gifts) while Omma and my Aunt made delicious dinner.  The Kimchee they make is so amazing and so much yummier than the Kimchee where I live!

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Omma was worried about me being cold, but so far I am doing ok (haven’t been outside much), mostly going from car, to shop, to house.

The house has heated floors and I am pretty warm so far.  It is 0 Celsius/32 Fahrenheit outside.  At 6am here inside where I am sleeping it is 65 Fahrenheit, so comfortable, but I also brought my fuzzy pajama pants.

My sister arrived home around 10:30pm and ran in and gave me a huge hug/squeeze and said I was pretty (haha, so sweet).  I gave out the gifts I had to everyone, and MinJee LOVED everything, especially the makeup case with makeup and the photo keychain with the sparkly M and a photo I printed of her and Omma.

We watched TV and I started falling asleep so Omma said I could go to bed.  I showered and am pretty sure I fell asleep soon after.

I woke up around 6am here and can’t fall asleep so I figured I would blog, and we are waking up at 8am anyway for breakfast (which is good because I think I am on home food time and hungry) and then shopping around noon.  Not sure where yet!

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