Baby D turns 1!

Happy Birthday Baby D!!  

Today is my nephew, Derek's,  first birthday and I am feeling bittersweet.  On the one hand I'm SO proud of the parents my brother and Jessica have become. They have become responsible and attentive and parental beyond my wildest dreams. They made a REALLY good egg.  

However, I am sad.  Derek was born 3 weeks before I left the States, so I haven't had the chance to really get to know him.  Our interactions consist of me cooing and laughing and playing peekaboo to the webcam on Sunday nights.  I can only imagine what he thinks of Aunt Mindy...

Isn't he cute?


Bull Fighting OR BullS Fighting?

This weekend I went to a bullfight. Or rather, I went to see some bulls fight. As in no matador, no cape, and very little blood and gore. In Korea, the bulls are trained to fight each other -- a kinder, gentler bullfight, if you will. Fine by me. Animal blood and gore (not to mention human blood and gore) seriously gross me out, so watching two bulls battle, literally, head to head was gross-out free, if a little anti-climactic.

And I got to ride the train. Hooray for bar cars.

These two ladies took pictures of themselves for a good 20 minutes on the ride home. Damn Korean vanity.

Bulls fighting, Cheongdo.

Intense, right?!

Bulls fighting.

Ellen and I were like the bull paparazzi.

Amy, Ellen, me, Erica and Jeff at Haeundae Beach.

Amy, Ellen and me rockin' the Kanyes.

Party at U2.

Norae Bang in the bar car!!

The were less than thrilled to have their picture taken.  Now they know how we feel...