Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Korean War Museum

Here are some pictures of the war museum. It was a great chance to learn about korean history. You should definitely check it out if your in Seoul. 

Seoul Tower And Traditional Bibimbop

One of the biggest attractions in Seoul and we almost missed it, Namsang Tower or Seoul Tower . I am glad we got to go with some great friends too. Enjoy the pictures. 

Dr. Fish

The Big Fish
Well, we found one. After a year of looking we found a Dr. Fish. It was located in Gangnam, Seoul a few buildings before Dos Tacos on the fourth floor. Fish eating all the dead skin on my feet..it was quite tickiling. Heather and I went with a group of our friends just before we left Korea. It was alot of fun. You can enjoy a cup of coffee and get your feet exfoliated at the same time. 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

South Korean troops mistakenly shoot at passenger jet

South Korean troops mistakenly shoot at passenger jet

Map showing location of Gyodong

    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 to Host 2018 Winter Olympics


    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.



    Thursday, May 5, 2011

    In Case you Wanted to Send us Something...

    Here is our address:

    LCI Kids Club
    Heather and Zachary Mosby

    4F, Jookjeon Nurie-ddle
    1808 Bojeong-Dong
    Kiheung-KU, Yongin-Si
    Kyonggi-Do, South Korea

    Boxes of Baking mixes

    Chara's Getting Bigger

    Chara, is getting bigger, and continually reminding us, how impatient we are, I mean....how awesome she is. :)

    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!

    Cherry Blossoms

    Come Spring, Cherry Blossoms line the streets of Korea, but their beautiful flowers only last a few weeks.

    Luckily, we were able to enjoy their beauty, before all their petals fell, littering the sidewalk like snow.

    Saturday, April 30, 2011

    Spring in Korea

    We have throughly enjoyed the beauty of Spring in Korea so far.
    Flowers are in bloom in every green space you can find, beautifully painting the streets and parks of Korea. 

    Sinsi-do Island

    Recently, we had the opportunity to go on a church picnic, to Sinsi-do Island.

    We had a great time with friends and seeing a new place in Korea.

    We realized/learned many things we arrived at Sinsi-do. 

    Saturday, April 16, 2011

    A Dinner in Korea? Butterfinger Pancakes

    Butterfinger Pancakes

    The first word that comes to my mind is delicious. Truly any American should give this place a try if your missing IHOP, Denny's or even your mommas' homecookin'. It will be a close contest to who's the best. Located in Jeongja-dong, Butterfinger pancakes has an extensive menu of, not just pancakes and breakfast, but also amazing salads and desserts. Don't miss out!

    Mexican Food in South Korea: Las Margaritas

     We have found the closest thing to Mexican food in our little home Jukjeon, South Korea. And being from Texas, We have some true authority on this topic. :) It is REALLY good.
    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

    Dak Galbi...Yummy

    Dak Galbi is an amazing experience for any forigner living or traveling through South Korea. Dak Galbi is an amazing mixture of vegetables, chicken and spicy red bean paste. It is a combination not to be missed.

    Here are some pics for you to savor....

    Two stories I find interesting....

    I just thought about posting some local Korean news to the blog....This is a post comparing two stories. Enjoy

    Bullet Train to Put Anywhere in Korea in 90 Minutes' Reach

    Expansion of the KTX bullet train network will make it possible to reach any major city of the country within an hour and a half by 2020, in theory permitting workers to commute from any part of the country. 

    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

    The Tress Have IV'S!!!

    When we first saw this, we were very confused.....It turns out that it is just sugar water...but still, its strange.

    Current Inflation in South Korea

    South Korea inflation soars to a 29-month high in March

    Rising food costs are threatening growth in many of Asia's biggest economies
    Continue reading the main story
    Global Economy

    Spanish jobless level rises again
    US jobless rate hits two-year low
    Eurozone unemployment rate falls
    Irish banks need extra 24bn euros
    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

    The Loving Hut

    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....

    Angel in Us Coffee

    Heather and I have really enjoyed this coffee shop with its comfortable chairs and great service..but most of all its club sandwich set.

    Sunday, March 27, 2011

    Movie Review: The Kings Speech


    Chara: Our New Golden Retriever

    Chara: The Puppy of Joy

    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."
    -John 15:11

    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

    Scripture Of The Week

    Lamantations 3:22-24

    The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. "The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him."

    Saturday, March 12, 2011

    Sunday, February 27, 2011

    The Demilitarized Zone "DMZ"

    The Demilitarized Zone is on the 38th parallel stretching 160 miles long across the Korean peninsula. This DMZ is a result of the Armistice Agreement of July 27, 1953. The Armistice Agreement was the agreement that the north and south would pull their troops back 2000 meters to create a buffer which is called the Military Demarcation Line. So, we went with the Osan Air force base tour bus, which if you ever come to Korea, this is the tour to get on. It is one of the few tours that you get to go into the actual DMZ. I believe that most of the tours are only able to around the outside. So this is where we stopped....

    Sunday, February 20, 2011

    The Quest For The Lost Wallet

    Well, I did it. I lost my wallet. So Heather and I went to Seoul with some friends to celebrate a friends birthday. Around 11: 45pm, we got back to Jukjeon in a taxi. As I got out of the taxi, I realized that I left my gloves. So I set my wallet on top of the taxi to reach for my gloves. We got back to the apartment to unpack from the day and I realized that it was gone.

    Friday, February 18, 2011

    City Bus Tours

    In our time in Korea, we have found that the city bus tour is a great resource to take advantage of.  For around 10,000 won which is around $9 you can travel the major cities in style and comfort. The usual mode of transportation is a single or double-decker bus.

    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

    Korean New Year(Seollal): Lunar New Year

    Heather is the Year of the Rabbit!!! This year is her year...wooo!!
    During Lunar New Year there are some things you must know and do....

    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

    Haechi-The New Symbol Of Seoul

     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

    Living Abundantly...Not Redundantly

    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

    John 10:10
    I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. 

    Thursday, January 20, 2011

    Tron 4D: What A RIde

    So, we saw Tron 4D at a local movie theater. Heather and I had an amazing time. It was like a roller coaster for whole two hours. So we walk in to the theater as we hurriedly bought our tickets and found our seats.

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011

    Matthew 20:26-28

    It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant,
    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

    Weekly Memory Verse

    John 6:35. "I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never hunger. Whoever belives in me will never thirst."

    Busan, South Korera

    The Plan

    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.....

    Elise Motel

    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!

    The Bummer...
    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!

    PS....Mexican Food!!!

    Oh Man...I almost forgot a HUGE find in Busan. We had real Mexican food! A Mexican cantina (well atleast decorated like one) near the beach.... It was awesome....It was cheap and good. If you ever go to Busan, you have to make a stop! (Off of Heaunde Beach, across from the Novatel, in the same building as the Sea Cloud Hotel, underneath VIPS!)

    Korean Fact #11: Old ladies in Korea, are called, "ajumas," and usually have feisty personalities.