Thursday, March 6, 2008

Dang! I Didn't Know Australian Cream Cheese Was So Expensive!

I paid 7900 ($7.90 US) won for this cream cheese. The size is about 4" round and 3/4" thick. It's brand new in the cheese section at my Home Plus and I just couldn't resist. I also bought some bagels to go along with it. I have found very little cheese in South Korea unless it's pizza cheese (shredded mozzarella). I've been craving a flavored cream cheese and lo and behold, it was there. Now, if we could just get a "Chipotles" here I would be in food heaven.
My trip to the Traditional Folk Village was cancelled because of the snow on Tuesday. The village would have been very muddy yesterday. We are going to try to go tomorrow.
Yoga class was brutal today. It seemed a lot of the exercises were focused on the knees. My knees were like jelly by the end of class. My buddy left early (I told you it was brutal) so when it came to the twice a week "beat on your partner's back", I was paired with another older Korean man. My buddy takes it easy on me because he knows that I struggle with the pain as hard as they hit. You bend over and your partner hits you on your back with his cupped hands. It lasts about 2 minutes although it seems like hours. Then you do the same to your partner. I cannot hit anyone that hard, it's just against my nature. The instructor always comes over and helps me out. Today she said in English, "He wants this, it is good." I shook my head and said, "I can't do it." I've decided in the future to gracefully bow out of this part of the class. We will see how that goes. I don't want to dread going to class and because of this exercise I have been feeling that way.
I also had to stay after class for 10 minutes of knee exercises. I had to sit on the floor with my legs straight out in front of me, ankles together and slap my feet together, of course, HARD. She left me in a room by myself and I did it as long as I could. I finally crawled to a standing position and limped to the door. She was surprised to see me and I said that I was done. I got dressed and left. My legs were so rubbery that I'm sure I was a sight walking the half mile to home. My legs hurt, my back hurts but amazing I feel really invigorated.

1 comment:

CreekHiker said...

What a treat!

I think I would duck out of those slapping exercises too!

I'm so glad you are trying so many new things!

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