Last night was my first experience with Korean baseball! The Sunshine committee (what a name, eh?) organized a trip for the staff to support the Doosan Bears team (apparently our headmaster is a part owner or something...some sort of tie-in with the team) as they took on the Unicorns (which is a WAY cooler mascot!). I only stayed for about 6 innings, but it was a lot of fun! It was interesting to see the Korean come straight from work, still in their suits and ties, and burn off some steam by drinking a lot of beer (of course, some of the SIS staff was giving them a run for their money in that department!). I actually can't tell you if the Bears won or not, but they were losing to the Unicorns when I left. It was a fun way to wind down after a full week at work, and I was still back in time to watch The Office on BBC...now that's a good Friday night! The pictures I've included are, from top to bottom, the beer guy who wears a backpack-cooler of beer; myself, Aaron, and Coleen enjoying the game; and the Korean crowd of Bears supporters.
One of the funniest parts of the game were the cheerleaders...a little different from the cheerleaders at home, especially the male cheerleader! It's a little hard to describe, but go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0j4hQMBAfxk to see video shot by one of the SIS teachers. There are a couple of others he's posted of the cheerleaders (male and female as well) on there too. It's pretty hilarious!