Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Lunar New Year

Feburary 3, 2011 is an important day residents of Korea and in much of Asia. Known as the Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year or Seollal (in Korean), this day is a much appreciated break from the daily grind particularly for the expats living in the land of Kimchi.

For the Harrington's the day has been entirely uneventful.

The couple slept in, Melissa until 10 am and Mike until 11:30. Melissa took the lovely Lady Annyeong for a walk before spending too much time on the computer reading blogs, facebook stalking and the like. After showering and such the couple went separate ways, Mike headed out for a long walk and a chance to see a man about a guitar while Melissa held down the fort and caused smells of banana bread and peanut butter blondies to fill their tiny apartment.

The afternoon continued on in slow-relaxed fashion until the couple made their way to a friends house to enjoy treats, games and  good company. The Harrington's and Teacher friends enjoyed an array of desserts including an apple crisp, pineapple rum cake and peanut butter blondies before a rousing game of Phase 10 in which Melissa reigned victorious!

The solar new year's started off well and now the Harrington's can anticipate the lunar year, the year of the rabbit as well.

To learn more about traditional Lunar New Year celebrations in Korea check this out!


Sandra said...

Peanut butter blondies and banana bread? That sounds delicious! Sounds like a good day to me! :)

And thanks for your comments on my blog, Melissa! I'm happy that we can follow each other and share life with each other a world apart. It's quite amazing, actually!

Happy Chinese New Year! :)

Anonymous said...

"See a man about a guitar..."

Sounds somewhat ominious...

I'm incredibly jealous of all your game playing! I need new friends to play games with as frequently as you guys do!


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