Now that I’ve caught up with all my New Years travels, I want to backtrack a little to Christmas. Christmas was a series of holiday parties, one after another=a super awesome Christmas. The Thursday before Christmas, the Kims, a family friend, invited us over for one of my favorite foods, Korean BBQ, called “Samgyupsal” (잠겹살).  Jonghoon, the father, is a native of South Korea, and Susan, his wife, met him while she was teaching English there.  They are now married and have two adorable, talented, and super smart daughters, Gina and Suna.  They have all lived in Korea for several years, so eating with them was like being in Korea again!  We had a lot of fun chatting over delicious food and being entertained by Gina and Suna who played all of their many musical instruments in the background.

I also got a real kick out of their adorable dog, Daisy.  She gives you these looks like she’s really a human deep down inside, and she even flinched when the flash went off on my camera!  I thought it was the funniest thing, although I feel bad for bothering her with the flash.

When the girls finished showing off their musical talent, I taught them how to knit, and they worked on knitting ipod cases for their mom.  I was impressed at their ability!

Stay tuned for more of the Kim family, as they came over for hot pot (shabu shabu, 샤브샤브) on Christmas day!


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