Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Bottle of Wine and Yeah, I'm From America

This past Sunday I was invited to a baby's first birthday. It was my friends nephew's birthday party. It was nicely laid out with steak and my favorite, salmon. I was nursing a slight hangover from the night previous. It all began along the river walk.

There's a nice river walk called Cheong-gye-chon. In the past it was a road or something but during a previous presidents reign it was changed into what it today.

On Saturday the buddies and I met out that way before the big game. What big game you might be asking. The soccer match between South Korea vs. Australia.

Although we were all in the Cheong-gye-chun area we all ate in different locations due to different proximity to the river walk. We all agreed to meet at the World Cup Stadium.

Korea won 3 to 1. Yeah and yay!

Following the game a few of us headed out to Itaewon the central place for foreigners and expats to hang out. It's where the expats congregate and live.

In Itaewon we first stopped by a bar that was having a wet t-shirt contest. The first I've seen in Korea. The place was mostly filled with U.S. military personnel. Not that it was good or bad just stating the facts. The birthday girl won the contest.

We then floated over to a club called the Hive. It was fun. Needless to say, Saturday was long and filled with much to do in Seoul.

This all proceeded the birthday party.

The best thing about the birthday party was that I won a bottle of wine. They began playing games and trivia to keep the attendee's entertained. The one question that gave me the winning bottle was about the distance of the attendee's who came to the birthday party. Nobody came from as far as I did. Happy Birthday September  babies.

Yeah, I'm from America!

2 comments:

HOPELESSBELIEVER said...

Hey Luis,
Cool !! Sounds like you had great fun !! I hope the bottle of wine was a good one :)
Take care my friend,
Julian

The Sanity Inspector said...

I took photos of a 1st birthday party when I used to attend a Korean church here in Atlanta. Festive occasion, lots of fun.