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We are Marlow & Antonette Gum. We live in Daejeon, South Korea with our Italian Greyhound, Rocky. We are middle and high school English teachers. We love exploring and eating. This is what we've found. visit us @ gumbalaya.net

Dog Strollers

Admittedly, Rocky has no social skills when it comes to other dogs. Like, zero. He will bark at other dogs he spots, up to a block away. He will also bark at things that look similar to dogs, like small children, low-hanging shopping bags, plastic bags in the wind, and once, hideously furry Chewbacca-boots in Japan.
It’s not uncommon to find Japanese and Koreans “walking” their dogs in strollers. Yes, like baby strollers. Down the street. With a straight face. But, as long as the other dog is quiet, crazy, barky, high-strung Rocky doesn’t notice them. At all. This does not compute in his head. Makes me wonder what must be going through the stroller’s dog’s mind…

Wedding-o-rama

Wedding-o-rama

Vending machine outside of the women’s restroom in Daejeon station: tissues, pads & chocolate. Better safe than sorry.

Vending machine outside of the women’s restroom in Daejeon station: tissues, pads & chocolate. Better safe than sorry.

Udon with tofu, fish cake, green onion and a Korean vegetable I have yet to figure out (but it’s delicious).

Udon with tofu, fish cake, green onion and a Korean vegetable I have yet to figure out (but it’s delicious).

Tug-of-war: 7th grade girls face-off

Tug-of-war: 7th grade girls face-off

Tug-o-rama

Tug-o-rama