Victory day celebration@Yeoju

We were headed to Yeoju for Victory Day celebration. All the church members gathered at PKJI church to tak the bus. We left at 7 am – weather was extremely cold and dark. Brrrrr!

Great thing about leaving early. We arrived earlier than usual! The ride only took about 1.5 hours. We got to Shalom by 9am, chilling out with a cuppa hot coffee. Felt so blessed to be back here!

As Yeoju was located away from the city (less buildings, people, vehicles), the temperature was a few notches lower than the city! Crazy brrrrrrr! The heat pack we got from Daiso were deemed useless to keep us warm.

Thank goodness the PKJI Women’s Ministry gave us some refreshments in the bus, and ear muffs and heatpacks too!

When you see an army animation as the packaging cover, you know this heat pack was the real deal. It was super powerful. The warmth lasted for 12 hours – and not just mild warmth, but like really hot kinda warmth.


This was a blessed day indeed! The launch of the 10th book of the History of Redemption Series! Can’t wait for the English translations!

The view from up here was amazing. Seeing the huge crowd walking up the slope always reminded me of Senior Pastor Abraham Park’s vision of nations come running, jumping with joy towards the Word of God.


It was so crazy cold that my feet literally froze. Wrong shoes, wrong pants would kill one at a below zero degree winter. I need to really beef up my winter clothing the next time I come. Brrrrrr!

Once the services were over, we headed to Shalom again for lunch. And boy oh boy….this Sollongtang, was my best meal throughout the entire trip.

Cooked with love and care. Every sip gave me the comfort and warmth I needed. And I finished up the rice. Showed how delicious it was, since I rarely eat rice.

I guess the snow came down yesterday as they were still very flaky! Kids were playing and making snow balls. I couldn’t help but join in as well even though my shoes were totally not fit for snow!


Amen. Praise God for Book 10.

Love the Word of Redemptive History.

BBQ binge on a snow flurries night!@City Hall, Seoul

Our initial intention was to have the first BBQ dinner at the mini mall right behind New Kukje Hotel, recommended by our hotel concierge but the restaurant was so full that they would not even consider any walk-ins!

Cravings being cravings: that night was meant for BBQ and nothing else could satiate our tummy notions.

We randomly walked in between the shops through those tiny lanes behind Cafe Mamas. An early night (only 8 pm) and people were starting to get drunk outside. Cray!

We walked in the next available BBQ shop. Packed place, mostly locals. Worth a try.

First up – Somaek! I absolutely LOVE drinking this at winter. Particularly soju alone. It was mysteriously sweeter than usual times, and flowed smoothly down the throat. Likely psychology, ’cause of the warmth it gave to the body during winter? I haven’t quite gotten it figured out.

But the feeling of drinking soju and somaek at winter – AMAZING.

The beef slices were not bad honestly, flavourful and chewy but a little lacking on the smokeyness from the grilled charchoal. The best I have had was still Maple Tree branch at MyeongDong, the charcoal was already white but still burning hot. Unfortunately this restaurant had closed down! Bummer! How to replace the best BBQ beef place?

The search…MUST…GO…ON.

It was a super psyched night for me. After a couple of soju and somaek shots – happy happy! And I managed to catch several minutes of light snow flurries while walking nearby the beautifully decorated river canals at City Hall. It was my FIRST experience of seeing snow coming down from the sky! Very pwetty indeed!

Too bad it only lasted for several minutes. But enough to be beaming smiles to face. Praying for heavier snow in the next few days!