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November, 2012

  1. I learned how to make 김치! (kimchi)

    November 26, 2012 by Sister Roueche

    This week I did nothing Thanksgiving related, except teach about it in English class on Wednesday. But, I still had a fantastic Thanksgiving! Thursday was Zone Conference, so we spent a big chunk of the day with our mission president and his wife and all the other missionaries in an hour radius learning how to be better people and teachers. We had pizza…not terribly Thanksgiving of us, but I did prepare a special music number with some other elders of “For the Beauty of the Earth.” (more…)

  2. Off On My Own

    November 19, 2012 by Sister Roueche

    Yesterday I experienced another first in Korea! I went on my first “Member Splits.” That means that I went with one member and my companion went with another member for a few hours. We did this so that a sister missionary would be in each of the wards where we serve, instead of both being at one building and no one at the other for church. I went to church where we thought there would be no investigators, that way nothing would get lost in translation. Of course, there were 3(!), two people that just decided to randomly come to our church and one more. Of course, no investigators showed up at the other church building where my companion was. It was smooth sailing! It was one of those days when I decided that maybe I know some Korean…but just some. (more…)

  3. “Hey, Westerner! Wha​t’s up?”​

    November 12, 2012 by Sister Roueche

    My companion had been craving McDonald’s (or MacDonards if you speak with a Korean accent), so we stopped in on Saturday night before going to a church activity.  “Hey, Westerner! What’s up?” are literally the words that a man brazenly spoke to me on my way out of the building.  The term “Frat Star” came to mind when I saw him.  It was a bizarre “Out of Korea” experience. (more…)

  4. Every Night is Date Night in Korea

    November 5, 2012 by Sister Roueche

    The town where I am serving has 2 major universities and a few smaller ones as well, so I see young people all the time gallivanting around and being cute. Couples in Korea usually have “couple items” which means matching clothes, jewelry, bags, or whatever else.  Because there are so many college students, a ton of the advertising in town is geared toward them.  In Korea, the most popular way to attract people into a place of business is to be playing music louder than the store next door.  And what is the most popular song to play?  That’s right: Gangnam Style.  (more…)