Friday, August 3, 2012

ODDS and ends

These items haven't really fit in a specific post recently, so I wanted to be sure to blog about them separately.  I think it's so interesting to see the differences in the way we're used to living and the way people live on the other side of the world.  :)

We have 4 emergency escape masks in our condo in case of fire or another emergency where we wouldn't want to breathe in air.  They have these in glass cases in the subway too.  I pray we'll never need to use them.

Thank goodness for pictures!


Here's a picture of the masks underground in the subway area.
I love that the Pepsi cans are so skinny.  They're just the right size.
The Korean font is even slanted like the English!
Now that's a lot of garlic!
They sell so much out of the beds of trucks here.  Watermelons aren't such a far stretch from home, but the fact that nobody was tending to this truck full of watermelons for sale was interesting.
"Buy the Way" - What a catchy name for a convenience store!

Because we don't have an outdoor balcony, we have two choices if we want to grill something.  We (and by "we" I mean Talton :)  ) can either hike it up on the elevator to the roof to grill on a portable charcoal grill OR we can use this grill.  This is the perfect alternative to grilling outside and is so much more convenient and clean.  Plus, Talton won't have to be out in the cold grilling when winter rolls around.
Have you ever seen bananas this small?  This was a novelty for us, for sure.  They did taste the same as a regular size banana, in case you were wondering.

There are payphones scattered here and there throughout the city.
This really doesn't have anything to do with culture here in Korea, but I wanted to share my cute new PINK Otterbox cover for my iPad.  I love it because it's one of the few girly things in this house of boys I live in.  :)

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