For the past while I have had a real hankering for pizza and so for the past week I have been making trips to the local grocery store to pick up ingredients as I remember them. First was flour, and ingredients for the dough, then was ingredients for the sauce and lastly I remembered that I wanted something on top of the pizza besides sauce. Thankfully it is close, I don't want to get too much exercise after all.
This Friday I decided it was time to finally make the pizza. Armed with a recipe for dough from my mother and a recipe for sauce that found online but modified to suit my ingredients, I started mixing. It took a bit of time and a bit of ingenuity as I don't have an oven to bake the pizza. I made the dough just large enough to fit my frying pan, fried the one side and when I flipped it over I threw on the meat(processed meat discs), then the cheese and the hot and fresh sauce on top to melt the cheese. This is what it looked like.
It was fantastic, the best meal I have made myself in Korea by far.
Saturday I was looking to clean up around the house and recharge, due to an alarm error I woke up earlier than planned which meant that I had more time to get my list done. So by 9:00 I had finished doing my laundry, cleaning my house and making crepes, my second best meal.
After breakfast I did the dishes and decided that it would be a good idea to climb the mountain today. I wanted to climb the mountain for two reasons, first was exercise and the second was that I was hoping climbing the mountain would have is that I wouldn't have to buy water.
Let me explain: the water in Korea is iffy, depending on who you ask the tap water is bad for you so most people buy water. While this if quite affordable I am always looking for a way to save money so when I climbed the mountain the other day with Mr. Ock and we stopped at a spring, I thought to myself, 'I could climb up here and get free water for the whole year.' So with that in mind I put all of my empty water bottles(3 2L bottles is all I have drank so far) in my backpack and headed out.
Climbing today was much busier than it had been the last climb, we had only met one other man at the spring, this time when I got to the spring there were about 50 people there resting. After seeing this I decided that buying water is an expense that I will gladly pay for assuming that they filter the water before putting it in the bottle.
On a completely unrelated topic, Koreans love to spit. (maybe not completely unrelated)
Moving right along... I climbed to the top and sought out a quite area to hang out. As they say, "The harder it is to get to, the quieter it will be." I found a nice out cropping and this was my view:
I had brought along a little snack that I called lunch as well as my Bible and had quite a refreshing time. My trip down was much quicker than the way up, it took almost a quarter of the time.
A snippet from my reading:
"I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you.
I said, 'You are my servant; I have chosen you and have not rejected you.
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you' I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."