Julianne and I headed out to dinner . . . and to 'get my birthday present' as Julianne put it. I had no idea what she was planning.
To mark the occasion I brought along my camera . . .
Julianne and I ordered steak dinners. You also get access to the salad buffet . . .
I was trying to order in Korean and our waiter, a guy in his early 20s, told me he could speak English. Okay . . . thing is, if you don't know what a "potato" is when I'm telling you my side dish selections you might not want to say that . . . lol.
Just for fun I put my camera on the table with the timer on and took some random shots . . .
Apparently Julianne likes to put a lot of cherries on her ice cream . . . lol. I went for chocolate syrup.
After VIPS Julianne got us into a taxi and took me to find my present . . . a love motel? Interesting . . . hehe.
Julianne is such a romantic--I had no idea! She put rose petals all over the bed, and had a dozen roses for me too. Wow . . .
I really liked the backless couch in front of the bed. I considered posing "George-style" (think Seignfeld) but forgot to do it later.
Most love motels that charge more than 50 or 60 for a night have a big screen TV . . .
and other amenities like a heated toilet seat and bidet rig . . .
Pretty much every foreign teacher that comes to Korea finds themselves without a bathtub in their apartment. It's something that, if you like to take baths, really sucks. I like baths. After being on my feet all day teaching, or walking a lot, it's nice to have a good hot soak.
There are only two places a teacher can generally find a bath in Korea: a love motel, or a public bath house.
Let's just say it was a little surreal to find myself able to take a long hot soak on my birthday--Julianne's surprise was awesome.
In the corner next to the tub was also a shower.
Back in the bedroom I noticed the funky psychedelic multi-color glowing light in the ceiling above the bed . . . lol.
Let's just say that Julianne's plan for my birthday really surprised me--and I'm NOT easy to surprise.
I'll finish this post with a pic that I really like because of the shadows and lighting . . .