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Saturday, June 13, 2009

Our Saturday with Stella and Mr. Gong!

Yesterday (Saturday), Kev and I spent the day with Stella and her fiance, who I call "Mr. Gong."  We started the day off with lunch at Outback Steakhouse.  It was the 1st time we had gone to a Western style restaurant since arriving in Korea, so it was a nice treat!  What was even nicer was when Stella and Mr. Gong offered to pay for it!  They said it was their birthday gift to us and a "thanks" for letting them hang out at our apartment while we were in Japan!  

After lunch, we drove to a beautiful park and took a walk along the coast, down this tree lined path!

Stella said we looked like we were in a magazine and snapped our picture. :)

I had a feeling Stella and her fiance did not have many pictures together, so I snapped a bunch of them throughout the day to develop and give to her as a gift for taking us all around the city.

During the walk, we stumbled across the APEC building, where many of the world leaders met for a summit meeting in 2005.  It was a fascinating experience.  Just outside the APEC building, I spotted this budding photographer... What a cutie huh?!

We continued on our walk along the coast, past this lighthouse... 

We stopped for a little hip exercise!

...enjoyed the view...

... said "hello" to the mermaid...

... and ended our walk at the west end of Haeundae Beach.  We jumped back in the car and headed for our next adventure.  We stopped here, in a quaint little beach town with this beautiful pagoda.   This was where Stella and Mr. Gong had their 1st date.

We spotted this sign and are praying for great weather this Tsunami season!

We were all having so much fun together, so once again, we jumped in the car and headed east.

They ended up taking us to Yongsung Temple, which is perched on the rocks around the Sea!   This is one of 12 statues that commemorates people's birthdays.  Since we were born in 1981, we are turkeys!  gobble, gobble!

The entrance...

The lanterns...

There was tons of mist in the air, which was really cool... You could actually see it rolling through the temple grounds.  

We ended the night with a tour of their future apartment, and a really great dinner.  Yesterday was one of those days where I am so thankful that we chose Korea and that I was placed with Stella - my Korean sister.  :)


  1. Sounds amazing! I'm so happy for you guys.

  2. Sounds amazing! I'm so happy that things are going well for you guys!

  3. Love reading all your stories Jillers I love that God has put all the right people in your lief while in Korea. Love you.

    Your sis