Letter from Korea, November 2013


Suwon, South Korea
November 2013

Dear Ireland

Today as I was walking home during my lunch break, I received a...

Today as I was walking home during my lunch break, I received a call from my DRUNK mom. She yelled at me to get in a taxi to the next dong over (Mangmi) to a “good beef restaurant” she found. She knew it was “good” because the only English on the outside of the restaurant said “good restaurant.”

I felt like I was back home all over again. My mom does not understand when I was trying to explain that no, I could not just go get wasted, and not come back to work after lunch. I know I have had this conversation more than once with her.

After work we had a good time. Shopping for hideous adjumma clothes (yes, my mom wants hot pink capris!), eating Chinese food, buying a bunch of grapes for 1,000₩ on the street and norebang (Elvis and ABBA for the win).

Carol's Cooking

Not sure what I ever did to deserve someone that can cook up a storm like Carol.  Not only is her cooking incredible but its the heart that goes along with her cooking.  For example, if she finds out it's your birthday, she'll cake you.  Carrot cake, pineapple upside down cake, dump cake, angel food cake, etc.  Her recent trend is to brownie people.  See previous post.

Anyway, for my birthday she tiramisu'd me.  I know.  I'm butchering this whole grammar thing with my noun-verb usage.

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