July 8, 2008
Before we climbed up Palbong Mountain on Saturday we had to get there. And so we took a fancy pants bus. What impressed us most about the bus wasn’t the big LCD television at the front of it, or the really comfy chairs, or the speaker system wired throughout the bus. No, ladies and gentlemen. What impressed us most about the bus was the alcohol consumption. Everybody was drinking. Everybody was sharing drinks. In Korea they drink on buses; in Canada we would get arrested for doing so. Itâ€™s a shame that we were the only Canadians on the bus, because we had the overwhelming urge to sing 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall. As well, this bus was hooked up with a karaoke system, which – unfortunately – wasn’t put to use. What would be better than singing R Kelley’s “I Believe I Can Fly” while doing 120 on the highway and drinking beer?