Chris took Maya to the apartment this morning to let the delivery guys in from Hi-Mart. They delievered the appliances between 10am and 11am. After that, Chris and Maya went to the offices. GoPets is about a 5 minute walk from the new place. Chris then left Maya at the office while she colored and played with some of the women at the office while he went to the bank to pay the balances for the appliances and the furniture. They don't do checks or credit cards here. It is all bank transfers. So the stores give you their bank info and you wire the money to them to pay for big ticket items. So Chris got that taken care of and he said that Maya was great about staying at the office while he did that. I think she is getting used to being a "star" here!
While they were off doing that, I got Nadia down for her nap and packed up all the suitcases and things around the hotel room. I liked being here at the hotel. It was nice not having to think about what to get for breakfast each morning (continental breakfast was included each morning for all of us). And having fresh towels each day. Yes, it was small, with only one bedroom, but it was nice. A good way to transition to living here.
After they got back and Nadia woke up from her nap, we decided to go out. We got on the subway and went to Coex, a large mall. We walked around exploring all the stores. We saw a Hello Kitty store, Maya and I explored that. She wanted some pjs, but I couldn't figure out the sizing here!
We had to figure out what to eat for dinner. We finally decided to go to Jackie's Kitchen, a chain started by Jackie Chan. We had to wait outside for about 20 minutes. Outside the restaurant, there was a display for some new cars. They had people talking on microphones about it, doing dance skits and giving away prizes. One of the guys came over and asked if he could take a picture of the girls in front of the car! He was especially asking about Nadia, but wanted Maya to get in there too. She at first didn't want to, but when she saw Nadia standing up on the stage getting attention, she got up there with her too! The guy took two pictures of them, gave one to us and kept the other. Not sure why, but I said to Chris that we should really get Nadia in some modeling or commercials here! She'd make a killing!
We got into Jackie's Kitchen and sat down for dinner. It is so hard here because no one has high chairs for the little ones. Nadia is so much of a hand full at this time (she's only 17 months old) and sitting on a chair is hard for her and for me. I get so excited when we try to get out of the house, but halfway through our outing, I'm tired and upset. I just want to eat in peace, but Nadia is just trying to get off the chair or sit on the edge, or get the cup of water and hold it on her own, or wanting to eat everything in sight, or, or, or! By the time the food actually gets to the table, I'm ready to just burst into tears or yell at someone (usually Chris for moving us out here). But then I have to relax and remember - I've only been in Seoul fora week and a half. Of course it isn't going to be easy. Of course blaming Chris would be the easy thing to do, but it isn't fair to him. And yes, I'm putting a positive spin on things right now, mainly for the journal, but also trying to convince myself that it won't be so bad forever. The power of positive thinking and all that crap.