Monday, 21 October 2013

Our Weekend: Roller Derby and Kimchi Competitions


I spent over 8 hours on a train on Saturday headed up to Pyeongtek to the American Military Base there. The ROKD roller derby team had a mixed scrimmage with the OH! derby team so it was all very exciting. It's my first time to play in Korea with a full size team, it felt so good to be back on skates and playing competitively, and what was even better was that my team won! Not that it was any surprise as half of my team were Ninja Turtles. Hurray...not that I'm competitive or anything! It was really nice to see all the girls as I think that will be my last time to skate with them before I go home, only 5 weekends left! Eeeek!

I didn't get back to Busan Train Station until 2:30 in the morning so had a lie in on Sunday until it was time to go the kimchi making competition at Hongbeopsa temple. This temple has the biggest gold buddha I have ever seen in my life. Sadly, I didn't realise it was a competition, and I put it down to this obliviouness which meant that Sunday was not filled with the smell of victory too. Just the smell of pickled cabbage. Alex obviously impressed the judges though and won the prestigious prize of a big box of ramyeon, which he had to wrestle with all the way home. I have promised myself that I will try and do something with the huge pot of kimchi I now have stuffed in my fridge!

We're almost completely booked up now for the weekends until we leave, it's scary how quickly time is flying by! I have 24 days left at school, and only 5 weekends. Next weekend we're going to try and climb Jirisan mountain, hopefully there won't be tears this time!

ROKD and OH! Roller derby Mash Up

ROKD and OH! Roller derby Mash Up

ROKD and OH! Roller derby Mash Up

ROKD and OH! Roller derby Mash Up

Big Gold Buddha at Hongbeopsa Temple

Kimchi Making Competition at Hongbeopsa Temple

Bridgeget Jones

Kimchi Making Competition at Hongbeopsa Temple

Kimchi Making Competition at Hongbeopsa Temple

Kimchi Making Competition at Hongbeopsa Temple

Kimchi Making Competition at Hongbeopsa Temple

Kimchi Making Competition at Hongbeopsa Temple

Kimchi

Kimchi Prize Winner

My finished Kimchi

Lovely shrubbery

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