Sunday, February 25, 2018

Good~bye Winter Olympics...sob

...and just like that, it is over...see you in four years in Bejing...

Toilets... I see toilets in my sleep.

I know this might not mean anything to most people but I really appreciate having access to clean public bathrooms everywhere.

In this regard Korea does not disappoint.

The new public bathrooms that are being built alongside the river here are beautiful! Colorful. Clean. It even has classical music to welcome you as you enter. Come on now! How many places play music just for you? This may not be true in the larger cities but, remember, I live in the small town/countryside area.

So, come home to Jamaica~uh~ Korea!

Come for the kimchi...and stay for the toilets.

Another not~so~subtle love motel sign

There are so many love motels here. Because there is so much competition the motels use trucks to advertise how comfortable and sexy their rooms are. 
Take a look at this one.
Fruit, anyone?

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Kimch fridge, anyone?

Yes, there is a different fridge JUST for kimchi! 
More than $2000 USD.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Winter Olympics 2018 - Black Athletes woooohooooo!!

There are many melanin people representing a variety of countries.
It is so refreshing to see them doing their best in the winter games.
Below is an article written by Patrice Peck that provides a comprehensive list.
Yup, I am rooting for everybody BLACK!!

Here Are All The Black Athletes Competing In This Year's Winter Olympics

Like Issa said, we're rooting for everybody black.
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Of the 2,952 athletes competing at this year's Winter Olympics, only 43 (1.45-percent) of those athletes are black. Some have already made history, while all are challenging perceptions of what a winter athlete looks like. Here are the remarkable individuals:

1. Eighteen-year-old Maame Afua Biney is the first African-American woman to qualify for a US Olympic speed skating team.
Hometown: Reston, Virgina
Age: 18

2. Jordan Greenway will be the first African-American to play hockey for Team USA at the Winter Games.

Instagram: @jgreenway12
Hometown: Canton, New York
Age: 20

3. European Bronze Medalist Vanessa James and her partner Morgan Cipres will be figure skating for France. James made history back in 2010 when she and Yannick Bonheur became the first black pair to ever compete at the Olympics.
Hometown: Manassas, Virginia
Age: 30

4. Ngozi Onwumere and her teammates Akuoma and Seun are the first ever athletes to represent Nigeria at the Winter Olympics. They're also the first African representatives to qualify for and compete in the bobsled competition.
Hometown: Mesquite, Texas
Age: 26

5. Three-time national track and field champion Akuoma Omeoga will be bobsledding for Nigeria after having represented the West African country in the 2012 Summer Olympics. / Via @akuomaomeoga
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Age: 25

6. Nigerian bobsledder Suen Adigun also competed for Nigeria in the 2012 Summer Olympics as a hurdler. / Via @seun_msamazing
Hometown: Evanston, Illinois
Age: 31

7. Four-time medalist Shani Davis will be speedskating for Team USA. In 2006, he became the first black athlete to win a gold medal in an individual sport — the 1000 meter event — at the Winter Games and, in 2010, the first man to successfully defend the 1000 meter gold medal.

Instagram: @isuspeedskating
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Age: 35

8. Alpine skier Shannon-Obgnai Abeda will be the first person to compete for Eritrea in the Winter Olympics.

Hometown: Alberta, CanadaAge: 21 / Via @erialpine96 / @courtneyhoffos_
Hometown: Alberta, Canada
Age: 21

9. Mica Moore will be bobsledding for Great Britain, thanks to their GoFundMe supporters. She and her teammate crowdfunded more than £40,000 to cover their expenses after the country's Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association stopped funding the women's bobsled team — but not the men's — last fall.
Hometown: Newport, Wales
Age: 25

10. Team USA athlete Erin Jackson will be the first African-American woman to compete in Olympic long-track skating. She qualified for this year's Winter Games with only four months of experience speedskating on ice. / Via @rebelgirlsbook
Hometown: Ocala, Florida
Age: 25

11. Akwasi Frimpong will be the first Ghanaian athlete to compete in skeleton and the second Winter Olympian to ever represent Ghana.
Hometown: Ghana
Age: 31

12. Audra Segree, and her teammates Jazmine and Carrie, are making history as the first Jamaican women's team to compete at the Winter Olympics.

Hometown: JamaicaAge: 28
Instagram: @mzunique__charm / Via @mzunique__charm
Hometown: Jamaica
Age: 28

13. Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian competed on the US Olympic Bobsled team in the 2014 Winter Olympics, but will be bobsledding for Team Jamaica this year.

Instagram: @jazminefenlator
Hometown: Wayne, New Jersey
Age: 32

14. Rounding out Team Jamaica is Carrie Russell, who previously won a gold medal in the 4x100 meters relay event at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics.

Hometown: St. Thomas, JamaicaAge: 27 / Via @_carrie_russell
Hometown: St. Thomas, Jamaica
Age: 27

15. Alpine Skier Sabrina Wanjiku Simader will be the first woman and second person ever to represent Kenya in the Winter Olympics.

Instagram: @sabrinasimader98
Hometown: Austria
Age: 19

16. Former track and field champ and bobsledder Anthony Watson will be the first Jamaican to ever compete in the skeleton event at the Winter Olympics. / Via Twitter
Hometown: Vineland, New Jersey
Age: 28

17. Team USA bobsledder Hakeem Abdul-Saboor was personally recruited after an Olympic stretch coach saw a video of Hakeem jumping and touching his head to a 10-foot ceiling.

Hometown: Powhatan, Virginia.Age: 30 / Via @has_fitness
Hometown: Powhatan, Virginia.
Age: 30

18. Christopher Kinney will also be competing with the US men's bobsled team.
Hometown: Stockbridge, Georgia
Age: 29

19. Aja Evans will be returning to bobsled for Team USA after having won an Olympic bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Games. / Via @ajalevans
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Age: 29

20. Fellow bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor is coming back to the Winter Games with two Olympic medals, both for Team USA.

Instagram: @elanameyerstaylor
Hometown: Douglasville, Georgia.
Fun Fact: Elana is a two-time Olympic Medalist, having won the silver medal in 2014 and a bronze medal in 2010, both for Team USA.

21. Also competing for Team USA is Lauren Gibbs who left her corporate job in 2013 to successfully try out for the U.S. bobsled team. She later won a bronze medal at the 2016 bobsled world championship. / Via @lagibbs84
Hometown: Denver, Colorado
Age: 33

22. Mathilde Petitjean will be cross-country skiing for Togo. She also represented the West African country during its Winter Olympics debut in 2014.

Instagram: @mathilde
Age: 23
Hometown: Haute-Savoie, France

23. Ekemini Bassey will be bobsledding for Austria. The decorated sprinter took up the winter sport in 2016.

Instagram: @e
Hometown: Vienna, Austria
Age: 30

24. Four-time NCAA All American athlete Simidele Adeagbo retired from track and field in 2008. But in 2017, she successfully tried out for the Nigerian Skeleton Federation after hearing about the country's history-making bobsledders. She'll be the first black woman and African-representative to compete in the event.

Instagram: @simisleighs
Hometown: Born in Canada, raised in Nigeria, Tennessee, and Kentucky
Age: 36

25. Phylicia George is a two-time Summer Olympian making her debut at the Winter Games on Canada's bobsled team.
Hometown: Markham, Ontario
Age: 30

26. Two-time Olympic medalist Lascelles Brown will be bobsledding for Canada.

Instagram: @kingjaphy6
Hometown: Calgary, Alberta
Age: 43

27. Bobsledder Neville Wright will be competing in his third Winter Olympics for Canada.

Instagram: @nwright021
Hometown: Alberta, Canada
Age: 37

28. Bryan Barnett will also be bobsledding for Canada.
Hometown: Edmonton, Alberta
Age: 31

29. Six years after competing with the Canadian relay team at the summer Olympics, Oluseyi Smith will represent his home country once again in the bobsled event.
Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario
Age: 30

30. Alpine Skier Mialitiana Clerc will be the first woman to compete for Madagascar at the Winter Olympics.

Hometown: FranceAge: 16
Millo Moravski / Getty Images
Hometown: France
Age: 16

31. Mariama Jamankam, a former discus and hammer thrower, will be bobsledding for Team Germany.
Hometown: Berlin
Age: 27

32. Joshua Bluhm will be representing Germany in the bobsledding event at this year's games. A former bobsledder encouraged him to take up the sport in 2012, claiming he had the perfect build for it.
Hometown: Germany
Age: 23

33. Sarah Nurse will be competing in hockey for Team Canada. She comes from a family of accomplished athletes, including her uncle former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb and University of Connecticut basketball point guard Kia Nurse.

Hometown: Ontario, CanadaAge: 23 / Via Instagram
Hometown: Ontario, Canada
Age: 23

34. Team Great Britain bobsledder Toby Olubi left his teaching job to focus on making the 2018 Winter Games. To help fund his journey to Pyeongchang, Toby competed in game shows like Deal or No Deal and was even shot out of a cannon.
Hometown: London, Great Britain
Age: 30

35. Before Lamin Deen took up bobsledding, the Grenadier Guardsman represented the British Army in athletics, boxing, and basketball. He'll be bobsledding for Team Great Britain this year at his second Winter Olympics.
Hometown: Manchester, Great Britain
Age: 36

36. Andrew Matthews will also be returning to his second Winter Olympics to bobsled for Great Britain.
Hometown: Slough, Great Britain
Age: 33

37. Joel Fearon has already made history as Britain's third fastest sprinter of all time. He hopes to make the same impact bobsledding for his country in Pyeongchang.
Age: 29

38. Four-time French national champion Maé Méité Maéwill also be figure skating for France at her second Winter Olympics.
Hometown: Paris, France
Age: 23

39. Having competed in his first Winter Olympics last year, Vincent Castell will be bobsledding again for France.
Hometown: La Plagne, France
Age: 26

40. Dorian Hauterville will also be back to bobsled for France.
Hometown: La Plagne, France
Age: 27

41. Team France's bobsled coach Yannis Pujar recently announced he'll be competing in Pyeongchang this year as a replacement.

Instagram: @sinnay94
Hometown: La Plagne, France
Age: 25

42. Edson Ricardo Martins will be bobsledding for Brazil.
Hometown: São Paulo, Brazil
Age: 28

43. And Rafael Souza Da Silva will also be bobsledding for Brazil.

Facebook: Rafaoffline
Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Age: 21

Good luck out there in Pyeongchang. We're rooting for y'all!!!