The Chicken Massacre of 2004

Johnny told us the story yesterday, while we were looking at the chickens in the domestic foul exhibit at the zoo, about the chicken massacre of 2004. Apparently at the time he worked for a chicken farm outside of Seoul, he had been doing a good job so his boss gave him the new duty of keeping on top of the air circulation which had to be checked every two hours. One day Johnny and friends decided to slack off and watch a movie in the office. A few hours later they went to check on the chickens and found that all 40,000 of them were dead. Amazingly he wasn’t fired, just put back in his old position. Maybe you had to e there to hear Johnny’s delivery of the story, or to see how he looked at the live chickens in front of us, but it was hysterical! I’ve been giggling about it all day.

The zoo was cool even though there were mobs of people there. We spent left at 1 and didn’t get bck to our apartments until 8:30, I was exhausted! The zoo is a huge park and people spend the whole day there hanging out and picnicing. It was nice and good mountain views on all sides. Today I’m just doing school stuff, preparing ahead of time for once instead of the day of. Maybe we’ll go to the sauna during the week when it won’t be crowded.

Our manager, Kathryn just announced she’s leaving at the end of the week after six years. This makes me nervous. Kathryn’s the one who hired me and has been the one guiding me through everything. I hope the new person is nice and knows what he or she is doing.

If you are thinking of visiting and have been looking for flights check out Japan Airways as they sometimes have good sales as well as good multicity flight passes. Gotoday.com is good too for packages that include hotel. When searching for flights on expedia or the like, check on multi-city fares too. For one thing, if this is going to be your one big trip to Asia you might as well see a few cities; Beijing and Tokyo are the best add-ons to Seoul although any of the big Asian cities are easy to add on. For instance, A ticket that goes from Raleigh, to Tokyo, to Seoul, to Beijing, and then to Raleigh (4 nights in each place) is actually cheaper than a roundtrip ticket to Seoul alone. Weird but true. Plus some airlines like Cathay Pacific, Japan Airways and others sell flight passes. Cathay’s AllAsiaPass is a pretty amazing deal, search around on the internet and you can find similar ones. K, catch you guys later!

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