Our "angel" in Itaewon...
First came the weekend of parades for Rob. The Eighth Army Band performed at two parades in one day - the first was at the Itaewon Global Village Festival, just off post a bit. Here's a short clip, thanks to my friend, Jackie:
Afterwards, the band stopped for dinner and Rob bravely tried octopus - complete with live, squirming creatures being cooked on their table top. You might be able to catch a glimpse here:
Peek-a-boo...going to eat you...
Michael says he wants to eat an octopus now...
this from the kid who can't eat a piece of bread without gagging!
The Eighth Army Band then performed a combined concert with the Republic of Korea (ROK) Capital Defense Command (CDC) Band on October 15th at Gwacheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
Called "Love of Country," the concert was a U.S.-ROK Joint Military Concert performed to commemorate 61 years of alliance between the two countries. There is a pretty nice write-up about it on the army page HERE (the link sometimes does not work for me, but you can try). Rob conducted a few tunes and it was a well-received event:
Michael continues to "play soccer" each Saturday morning in the 3-5 year old bracket. They have a fun time running after the ball, or simply chasing each other, and they've even learned a few things along the way...okay, maybe not, but they are still having fun! Occasionally the ball stays within bounds, isn't picked up by a kid, and is kicked near a goal. Rob says it's like herding cats...I tend to agree.
And finally, while Rob was off traversing mud pits like an ancient warrior, Michael and I took a leisurely ride on the subway to Sindorim for a little play time at Pororo's Park.
Look - Halloween in Korea!
We then enjoyed some beautiful Irish music at The Ceilidh: a Celtic music and dance festival being held nearby. Yep, Irish music in Korea - 'cause, why not? Enjoy!
Our next post? A day's hike around Suwon's Hwaseong Fortress!