Sunday, October 5, 2008

Working in South Korea



Last Saturday we went to Curt's (hubby's) work to pick up some packages and mail that had come from the U.S. He works south of Suwon near a city called Hwaseong. I had never been to his work before and it was interesting to see where he spends his days. This is his desk. I was really surprised at how uncluttered it was. He usually would have piles of papers all over the place but then he has only been here a little over a year. It has been many years since I had visited him at work. I used to bring the kids down once in a while when they were little and we would go out to lunch.

I was also surprised to see how short the partitions were. You can see anyone sitting at their desk so there is no privacy there. I was also surprised to see that all the desks faced the plant manager's office. It reminded me of a school room where all the desks face the front.



I had to get a picture of all the toothbrushes in the women's bathroom. They are diligent about brushing their teeth. I have seen Koreans brushing their teeth in public restrooms too. I have never seen this back in the States.



This is a picture of one of the trees that Curt could have possibly hurt. Many months ago, he decided to back into a parking spot and was informed later that morning by the guard that he had to move his car. It seems that if you back into a spot, it will pollute the trees.



This is one of the roads Curt takes home. It is extremely narrow with no shoulders.



The problem arises when have the unfortunate luck of meeting another car. The solution is that one of you has to back up. Curt runs into this problem a few times a week.



This part of the road is a little more treacherous. This is a drop off on both sides of the road because the road cuts right through a rice field.

It was a beautiful drive and I'm glad I got to go.

3 comments:

Helena said...

I like the little framed prints.

Cool road!

I have brushed my teeth in public on rare occasions.

CreekHiker said...

I would be so creeped out by my toothbrush being in such close proximity to a co-worker's toothbrush... ICK!!!!

Becky said...

Helena: I had never seen those before, I think he got them in China.

Holly: Remember that we are living in the land of double dipping!

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