Tuesday, August 23, 2011
|The Big Fish|
Saturday, July 9, 2011
South Korean troops mistakenly shoot at passenger jet
South Korean troops have fired at a passenger jet after mistaking it for a North Korean aircraft.
Soldiers on Gyodong island, off South Korea's west coast, fired 99 rifle rounds at the Asiana flight, which was out of range and landed undamaged.
The incident took place early on Friday close to the tense border between the Koreas.
The airliner, which had 119 people on board, was descending at the time to Seoul's Incheon International Airport.
The plane had flown from the south-western Chinese city of Chengdu, an aviation controller told AFP news agency.
Two marine guards fired their K-2 rifles at the civilian flight, according to South Korea's Yonhap news agency.
South Korea’s Pyeongchang has been chosen to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, beating out Germany’s Munich and France’s Annecy.
Pyeongchang gained the majority of votes in the first round of voting at the International Olympic Committee's 123rd session in Durban, South Africa. Pyeongchang received 63 of the 95 votes cast. Munich won 25 votes while the French city garnered only seven.
- 2018 Winter Olympics Awarded to Pyeongchang (VIDEO)
- Kim's contribution crucial to Pyeongchang's victory
Friday, May 6, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
LCI Kids Club
Heather and Zachary Mosby
4F, Jookjeon Nurie-ddle
Kyonggi-Do, South Korea
Well Here's an Update from Chara:
An yang ah seh yo. That's hello, where I'm from. My name is Chara! I am now 3 months old! Like any golden retriever puppy, I am full of energy!
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
The owner James is from Vancouver and is an experienced chef and business owner. He is really reaching out to the foreign community in his restaurant, as well.
The service is just as amazing as the delicious chips, salsa and sour cream.
We would definitely recommend the fajitas, our personal favorite. They are served on a sizzling skillet, with lots of delicious steak, chicken and vegetables. The fajitas come with guacamole, cheddar cheese, flour tortillas, sour cream, salsa, spicy ranch, refried beans and spanish rice. I highly recommend a trip to Jukjeon just for a taste. It is conveniently located on the popular restaurant row.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Bullet Train to Put Anywhere in Korea in 90 Minutes' Reach
The Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs on Sunday said the rail network expansion plan is aimed at drastically boosting efficiency and connectivity by 2020.
According to the plan, the high-speed sections where the KTX can run at a speed of more than 230 km/h will be expanded about 6.4-fold from the current 368.5 km between Seoul and Busan to 2,362.4 km crisscrossing the country by 2020.
Monday, April 4, 2011
South Korea inflation soars to a 29-month high in March
Rising food costs are threatening growth in many of Asia's biggest economies
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South Korea's inflation rate hit a 29-month high in March as higher fuel and food costs continued to push consumer prices upwards.
The Consumer Price Index rose by 4.7% in March from a year ago, according to the statistical office.
This is the second consecutive month that inflation has been above the central bank's maximum target of 4%.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
For those vegans out there in South Korea...there is a Loving Hut in Jukejeon.
Loving Hut is a completely vegan restaurant, 100%. We had a great 5 course meal for two, for just 30,000 won. (which is equivalent to around $28.00.) Here is some pics for you to savor....
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Well, we got a new puppy. Her name is Chara. Her name in Greek means joy and happiness.
"These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full."
Our prayer is that our family would have our joy in Christ.
And that Chara would continually remind us to have that JOY!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
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Sunday, February 27, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
The tour also comes with a guided tour and information through a headset in about 5 different languages: English, French, Japanese, Chinese or Korean. The bus stops at major sites in the city every 30 to 60 minuets.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
|Heather is the Year of the Rabbit!!! This year is her year...wooo!!|
If you are a teacher in Korea you will most likely get a 5 day weekend because around 80 % of the population will travel to the home to their parents. This holiday not only celebrates the beginning of a new Lunar Calendar, but also to honor and pray to their ancestors. They will often dress in Korean traditional clothing called "hanbok." It is customary to also eat special rice cakes and soup for good luck for the next year.
Friday, February 4, 2011
When my wife and I first saw this interesting character it puzzled us. It was just sitting on a BROKEN bench all by itself. And we thought: "What is this thing?? Really a yellow vampire gargoyle cartoon like character sitting on a broken bench..." I have been interested in finding out what this is. Well I have found the answer..
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Heather and I hear a sermon by Pastor Daniel Lee called "Living Abundantly..Not Redundantly". The message was refreshing for us to hear. So, I thought I would post the main ideas of the word. He based the scripture off of Mark 1: 16-18. The sermon was focused on the idea that We Must Let Go of our nets as James and John did as Jesus called them. The nets stood as an analogy for the idols we have that keep us tied to the world not allowing us to be free to follow Christ. He also pointed out that we sometimes compromise ourselves in areas we should not..
1. Don't compromise God talk
2. Redirect conversations to a kingdom focus
3. Be creative and look out for people to reach out to
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
and whoever would be first among you must be your slave,even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."
This verse spoke to me...may it be an encouragement to you...Be blessed.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
So we finally made it down to Busan, South Korea. We had our interest peaked towards Busan ever since Heather came to South Korea because of the CCC (Campus Crusade for Christ) conference in 2007.
We made our sleeping arrangements at the Elise Motel, which is located near the Busan Tower.
We arrived from Jukjeon by the KTX. The KTX is one of Koreas' rail systems. It cost around 100,000 won for both our tickets. BUT, they were first class tickets and well worth the extra 30,000 won (normal tickets are around 40,000 a person one way). We traveled to the bottom of Korea in a matter of 3 hours.Nice! Our experience on the train was great. The trains top speed was around 190 MPH. Also there was amazing leg room, not to mention free earphones, water, and mints....It was nice especially on the way home when I was sick.....
So we got to Busan and checked into our hotel room...Pretty cool!! The first thing I have to say is Jacuzzi TUB!!!! We have no bath tub in our apartment. SO a bath, much less a jacuzzi bath, was amazing...It also came with a steam shower! The room came with some awesome lights and a huge TV, dvd player, and free instant watch movies. If you stay at the Elise motel be sure to get the Suite. It's worth the money! For two nights we paid around $100.
Busan City Tour Bus
Well, we decided that the best way to see everything important was to take the Busan City Tour Bus...which was an excellent idea. The tour bus was a huge double-decker with an amazing route to give you a good picture of the entire city. For 10,000 won a person, we could travel the whole city and go to any major scenic or urban venue. It was great.
Near Square 75, We found a great place on some boulders along the ocean to really sit and enjoy the glory of God and His creation. The ocean was absolutely beautiful.
We also visited the famous Haeundae Beach, as well as, a few other beaches.
Jagalchi Fish Market
|Flat Fish and a some kind of blue fis|
We visited the famous Jagalchi Fish Market. It was an experience! We walked through the rows and rows of fish vendors, all with various types of fish and sea creatures. After a little persuasion, we bought some fish and had them cooked for us. We went up to the second floor and waited while our fresh fish was prepared. It was really cool! The market overlooks the bay.
I am not a big fan of sashimi, which is a very fresh (not cooked at all!) Japanese delicacy. Pretty much they cut the blue fish and brought it to us on a plate. It was a little to fresh for me :) Very chewy. We did really enjoy the baked Flat Fish. He's smiling for the camera on the right. :) Also, we both had our first experience with raw oysters. Overall a great taste..but very salty. And slimy!
In the middle of our trip I came down with a pretty bad cold and could not stop shivering. But we still managed to get about the second day . We did end up leaving a few hours early, though. Overall it was a good, chill trip!