Due to the time difference, the Superbowl was actually playing on Monday morning in Korea. Mark and I decided to trek over to the more Americanized area of Korea (Itaewon) in hopes of catching the game on the big screen.
We found a bar online that opened early for the game called 3 Alley Pub. It seemed to be owned by an American who married a Korean lady.
It was kind of weird walking into the bar because it was filled with Americans. I haven't seem this many people Caucasian people gathered in one place since we left DC's airport!
I just snapped a couple pictures of the bar to give you an idea of what it was like. Pretty much set up exactly like a hoosier American bar (complete with the hoosiers).
Sadly, though most people in the Bar seemed to be rooting for Arizona, Kurt Warner and the Cardinals did not win. At least it was a close and exciting game.
I was a little disappointed that the station seemed to be a military station and we didn't see any of the much discussed Superbowl commercials. Instead I saw a lot of PSA's about volunteering while in the military and Obama speeches thanking everyone for their hard work and dedication. I guess I will have to catch the commercials online. Any particularly good ones I should make sure to find?
Oh, one last story that must be told after all of Mark's crazy cultural stories. After the game, Mark and I kind of had a funny (albeit slightly pathetic) experience. An older man sitting at the bar seemed to have had 5 or 6 beers too many. Well, as we were walking out, he asked Mark, "Is she your girlfriend.... or wife?" I spoke up (in what I think is pretty darn good English) and said, "I'm his wife." He then pointed to me and said extremely slowly and loudly "IS THIS A NEW EXPERIENCE FOR YOU?" We replied that we're from St. Louis and are Kurt Warner fans.... Blank stare in return.... At that point we tried to explain that I'm adopted and actually FROM America, but to no avail. We then decided to just give up and walked out.