Thursday, June 26, 2008

By Demand

People have been asking for an update. The thing is, what we've been up to is so ordinary that blogging about it feels a bit silly. Last weekend was spent relaxing and having fun with good friends. On Saturday I managed to finish all my marking and discovered a new Korean band that I really like (later in the day I bought one of their CDs). They're called "My Aunt Mary" and even though their songs are in Korean (so I don't understand the lyrics) I really like them and enjoy their sound. How did I discover them? We went to the coffee shop right beside our house and they were playing it in the coffee shop. I asked the worker who it was (in terrible broken Korean and gestures) and she showed me the CD.

Later we met up with Dana and Curtis and wandered around CO-EX. We had dinner, spent a long time in the CD store and then watched Get Smart at the theatre. I loved this movie. I don't have any other way to put it. I love Steve Carell in pretty much everything (including his recent interview on the Daily Show where Jon revealed that Steve got where he is today because of his willingness to f*ck anything). I have extremely fond memories of watching Get Smart on TV when I was young. It used to come on after school and I loved Max and Agent 99. The whole movie was fun and nostalgic but updated well. I smell a sequel.

Sunday I spent most of the day reading The Kite Runner. Our book club read this before we joined and Mitzi was going to sell her copy but then graciously gave it to us (keep in mind, this was the first time she even met us!). I had a goal to do more reading this year and I have been really successful with that and I have read a lot of interesting and excellent books in 2008. I have to say this one is by far the best I've read this year. It jumped into my top 5 favorite books of all time effortlessly. If you haven't read this book I recommend it strongly. It took me 3 days to read this book and on one of the days I only read a couple chapters so really I read it in about 2 days. I couldn't put it down. How good is this book? Well, my best friend Cindy has finished approximately 4 books in her lifetime (the last being another favorite of mine that I recommended to her: She's Come Undone) and I am confident she could read this in under 2 weeks.
After finishing The Kite Runner I cleaned myself up and we went to Gangnam to meet Eddie and Gisela and have dinner. Gisela found a cute restaurant where we ate outside. The fish and chips were decent but probably the most interesting meal was Matt's salad.
The ingredients included salmon, roe, mandarin oranges, capers , some kind of creamy dressing and a cherry on
top! He said it was pretty good.

After dinner we wandered around looking for a bar/pub that was playing the World Cup qualifying game that was happening that night. I don't usually follow soccer but I thought watching North Korea and South Korea battle it out could be interesting. It was fun watching the game even though it ended up being scoreless. We parted ways with Eddie and Gisela and then went back to our place to watch So You Think You Can Dance which we downloaded. Yeah, I don't watch much TV but I like that show. So there you have it... pretty boring, eh?


Kirsty Bryce said...

The Kite Runner is so beautiful, but also so sad...

Also, won't Matt eat anything?

Simone said...

I loved the Kite Runner too. I think it should be one of those books that everyone has to read like "to kill a mockingbird".
I just bought the movie which I haven't watched yet. I heard it doesn't really do the book justice.