Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

I REALLY missed my mom's home cooking this Thanksgiving!  We went all the way to Seoul to CostCo for some pumpkin pie one night last week...when we couldn't find them, we were heart broken when the lady said, OPSEYO..meaning ALL GONE!  Really, Emily and I should have taken this picture looking disappointed, but I guess the cheese we bought made up for it...momentarily.

On Thanksgiving, Emily and I went to Outback...the best American food in Suwon.  It was delicious!
 The lighting in the restaurant wasn't ideal for photos...but you can see--this looks and tastes just like home!  Salad with RANCH dressing, bread with chocolate sauce and butter, wine, steak, onion rings, baked potatoes with cheese and bacon...I absolutely love Outback in Korea!
On Friday, I went with a friend Tara with a meetup group called Seoulites.  WARNING:  If you are a teacher in Korea, do NOT go with this meetup group...this is why!

Meetup is a website where several people start groups that wanna simply, meet up.  There are book clubs, travel clubs, hiking clubs, etc.  This meetup group advertised a Thanksgiving Feast with all the traditional foods including turkey, potato salad, and pumpkin pie.  The food was horrible.  They collected the 25,000 won (about $22.50) from us at the door.  Everything was cold, disgusting Korean food except for French fries and pumpkin pie at the end...no turkey!  The pumpkin pies they bought were probably from CostCo that cost 6,000 won for a huge one!  So naturally, I went on the website later and made a negative but not nasty complaint.  So what do they do, REMOVED me from the group!  Then, I look and saw some other negative comments.  A few hours I look back, and they are removed to.  I think there is someone in this group that is trying to make some money off of us.  Two friends had negative experiences at meetups with this group before!  I'm now determined to tell everyone I know.  Frustrating!  Anyways...here are some pics of our "Thanksgiving Feast."

Bulgogi, hotdog things, and some other stuff I don't know what it is...all COLD! 
 hmmm...does this look like Thanksgiving food to you?  This is totally Korean food I eat at school lunch everyday.
 More Korean side dishes...
 Correct me if I'm wrong...but is this pig's feet?
 Korean soup....cold!
 At least I had good company!!  Except for the guy at my table who didn't think Mexicans lived in Minnesota and we don't eat Mexican food, and I bitched him out for that...trying not to use the word ignorant...HAPPY THANKSGIVING:)
 We filled up on french fries and beer...had to get our money's worth!!
 At least there was a happy ending!

Sorry if you didn't want to hear my complaining...my poor facebook friends got to hear it to.  The fact that they deleted any negative comments makes me realize--some dirty people are behind that meetup group that are just trying to make money off of people who just want to meet new people in a new city.

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