Living in Wonju South Korea, These Many Long Years

Living in Wonju South Korea, These Many Long Years: Version 2.0!

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Halloween was a blast!

Even more so for the 20 or so rugrats.

Ghouls! Witches! Enough sugar to induce insulin shock in a herd of bull elephants!

We've already started making plans for next year.  The kids need to get what halloween is all about.

Its not about getting a year's supply of candy, or toilet papering an entire block, or fooling around with a feel box or bobbing for apples.

No no no.

It's about endurance!

I remember walking for miles and miles, extra large pillow case slung over my back.  That was a workout!  You'd push yourself until exhaustion, just so you could get a few more houses.  You knew that every step away was one more you'd have to walk back, but still on you went.  As one of my waeg buddies said last night, you had to hold out until people ran outta candy: then they'd start handing out change.  That way you could get a pile of candy and enough money to buy something really fun!

So we're working on getting more houses set up for trick or treaters.  Times like this living in a waeg ghetto would be an advantage.  But there's no way I'm taking the kids anywhere near haebangchon.

The girls are sorting out all their candy.  They've got it divvied by flavor, organized by color.  They pooled all of it, which is nice.  I used to do that too, but then we got more selfish seeing as I'd invariably end up with all the best stuff.  Go figure.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Its always about the candy

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