Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Our Weekend, in Brief

It's astounding how quickly time is passing since we returned to Seoul. It's almost been 3 month!! That's a quarter of our contract finished! Wow! It's no surprise that our weekends pass by at lightning speed. Last weekend we did norae bang a couple times (once alone at our favorite, swanky norae bang and the other time with Dana and Curtis) and hung out with some new book club friends.

Saturday was the day I got my fab haircut (although now I am having styling issues... Hopefully I will catch on soon.) and then Matt and I had a late lunch at this amazing Japanese place that's really close to our house. I think that we're the only foreigners that ever eat their and this time the lady gave us seconds on our gimchi, miso soup and pearl onions. Nice! Unfortunately, Matt got gimchi all over his shirt so we split up. He ran to change and I carried on to COEX where we planned to meet Aaron and Charlotte from the bookclub.

I realized on my way to COEX that the reason why I don't get approached often by people is because I am usually with Matt. In the 25 minutes or so that we were separated I was approached three times. The first time two middle aged Korean men gave me a little red bean bite sized bread thing and one asked for my cell number. Hahah. The second time was by an American girl who's in town as a musician so I gave her my business card and maybe I'll hear from her. The third and most entertaining time was with a group of four Korean university students.

The students accosted me and asked me if I would have an interview with them because it was their homework assignment for English class. It was all pretty standard stuff, what's your name, where are you from, how long have you been in Korea, why are you here... Blah, blah. Then they said they had learned in class that there are some questions you shouldn't ask people when you're meeting them for the first time. For example, "How old are you?" and "How much do you weigh?". So I told them it's not a great idea to ask "What religion are you?" They seemed satisfied with this answer. Then they asked me one last question, "If you had all the money in the world and all the time in the world, would you get plastic surgery?". Bwhahah! They seemed shocked when I said I wouldn't and so I asked the girl who had been asking all the questions if she would. Her reply? Of course! Silly me! I posed for a picture and we parted ways.

By that time Matt and everyone had shown up. We watched these wacky people for awhile (they were all over the mall, obviously promoting some type of game or something) and for once we weren't the most stared at people around. Hehe. We checked the movie selection at COEX and then decided to go to nearby Techno Mart instead. We watched Interview which really felt more like a play to me. Even though I really like Steve Buscemi I have to say that I didn't care for this movie. I didn't connect with the characters at all and didn't think they were very believable. I wouldn't recommend it, although Matt thought it was okay.
After the movie we stopped at Kraze Burger for a late dinner. Yum! Here you can see that Kraze Burgers actually do make people crazy.

To top off our Saturday we were treated to some Spring Konglish. In case you can't read it this says, "Twinkle Twinkle Sunshine & Fuming Flowers! Enjoy happy spring." Don't mind if I do!

Sunday was spent reading (I finished Kafka on the Shore and started reading The Known World) and then hanging out at Dana and Curtis' place in Bundang. Good times!


Anonymous said...

I still think I could win in the crazy face contest!!

Anonymous said...

I just finished Kafka on the Shore too. You'll have to let me know what you thought!


ambearo said...

Not sure about that Steph... I was just warming up!

Simone! I really liked Kafka, we will have to talk! <3 I'd like to read more by Murakami.